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Glamping in Soquel

Updated: Oct 27, 2022

We have always loved camping, but over the years its become more and more tedious to load up the car with all our supplies, drive a few hours away, and set up our campsite only to take it down 24-48 hours later. So when we saw an Airbnb "unique stay" of glamping in the Soquel mountains, we had to try it out.


Sundance Meadows is a family-owned and operated glamping experience in the Santa Cruz mountains, just a 10 minute drive from downtown Soquel. You can book a night's stay on Airbnb; they have 3 different tent options. Two of the tents have a queen bed inside and one of the tents has a queen bed + a twin bed. Since they only have 3 tents, they sell out pretty fast so make sure to book your night well in advance.

 

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Since there were 3 of us, we decided to reserve the largest tent. The inside of the tent was quite spacious and both beds were very comfortable to sleep on. The tent was well insulated and they provided multiple blankets and pillows.


Outside of the tent, there was a deck with a picnic table, bbq grill, and a gas fire pit with a couple of lovely Adirondack chairs. We used the grill to make pizza one night and to toast our bagels in the morning.

The hammock and the rustic wooden swing invited us to be lazy and just relax during our stay.

There was a flushing camp toilet inside a small shed, and there was a sink outside with running water, but no shower. There was also a generator that supplied enough energy for us to charge our devices, but the hosts had strict hours on when we could run the generator. There was limited cell phone service at the campsite, so we could only contact the hosts when we ventured into town. Being disconnected from the digital world enhanced the charm of this place.

At night, the string lights gave a magical touch to this glamping experience in the woods.


We went to sleep listening to crickets chirping and woke up to the song of the birds. In mid July, the temperature was just perfect, and didnt get cold or chilly in the tent.

Being close to Santa Cruz, there were many activities close by. We tried our hand at Hydrobiking in the Elk Horn Slough in Moss Beach, watched the surfers at Pleasure Point, caught the sunset at Santa Cruz Lighthouse, browsed the boutiques in Capitola downtown, and enjoyed amusement park food at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.


Sunset at Santa Cruz Lighthouse

Overall, we loved our experience here! The location made it easy to explore the beaches and towns of Santa Cruz and Capitola during the day and provided the peace and quiet of the mountains at night. Definitely a unique experience for a weekend getaway.

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