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10 Top Rated Vacation Rentals & Hotels In Felton, California

Felton is a lovely, little town nestled amongst majestic redwoods on the Central Coast in California. Felton offers visitors access to incredible outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, trail running and so much more!

Within the city limits, you can hop on an exciting train ride through an Old-Growth redwood forest, walk across a wooden covered bridge, browse through eclectic shops, and grab a craft beer at the Humble Sea Tavern.

This city may be small but it’s bursting with so many fun adventures, sights, and attractions! And these 10 best vacation rentals and hotels in Felton will ensure you’ll have a fantastic trip.

1. Fern River Resort

Beautiful cabin at the Fern River Resort

This cabin resort is centrally located in Felton making it a great home base for visiting Santa Cruz and the nearby Redwood State Parks. This is one of our favorite places to stay in the area and for a great reason!

The Fern River Resort is nestled in a wooded property off Highway 9 ensuring easy access to the nearby Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, local restaurants, and shops. The cabins at Fern River Resort come equipped with all the comforts of home and are filled with thoughtful touches such as tea and coffee-making supplies.

All around the property, you can enjoy stunning views of grand redwood trees, manicured gardens and have easy access to the adjacent San Lorenzo River. Other property amenities include a fantastic outdoor area equipped with a community BBQ, a badminton court, and a ping pong table.

2. Charming and Colorful Cabin

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This cozy little cabin for four is nestled in Mt Hermon near downtown Felton and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. From this one-bedroom rental, you can easily reach Felton Covered Bridge County Park and excellent hiking trails that lead to ancient redwoods.

Inside, the cabin features a fully stocked kitchen with vintage appliances and unique decorations. Previous guests especially love the sunroom where you can sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee in the mornings.

Inside the Charming Cabin

This upper-level cabin offers a slice of serenity amongst the impressive redwoods in Felton. The spacious outdoor deck features plenty of space for morning yoga or dining al fresco. For those traveling with their four-legged friends, pets are allowed for a small fee.

3. Hilton Santa Cruz Scotts Valley

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Hilton Santa Cruz Scotts Valley is a great hotel choice for those who are looking to visit both the Santa Cruz redwoods and the beach. Located in Scott’s Valley, this hotel is a short drive from the Santa Cruz coast, The Mystery Spot, and Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park.

Hilton Santa Cruz Scotts Valley has amazing amenities including a tree-lined outdoor pool and a fitness center. The property is surrounded by lush forests and the nearby Santa Cruz Mountains.

Beautiful hotel room at the Hilton Santa Cruz Scotts Valley.

Each of the spacious rooms comes equipped with a microwave, a fridge, and a coffee maker. For convenience, there is an onsite café serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And this hotel is even pet-friendly!

Read More: 12 Top Places To Stay In Santa Cruz For a Getaway To The Central Coast

4. Beautiful Redwoods Retreat

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This secluded creekside cabin is an excellent option for those who wish to enjoy a bit of peace and solitude on a romantic getaway. The Beautiful Redwoods Retreat is located in the historic Ben Lomond logging town on a private 10-acre property.

This sprawling home is surrounded by towering redwood trees and has been updated with modern amenities. Spend your time relaxing outdoors by the fire pit where you can often spot roaming wildlife such as deer and wild turkeys.

Stunning decor at the Redwoods Retreat.

Inside the home is decorated with elegant furniture pieces in a modern farmhouse style. The cabin comes with a fully stocked kitchen and stainless-steel appliances. Hosts provide thoughtful touches such as complimentary coffee, tea, and wine.

Aside from the nearby Redwood State Parks, guests can also enjoy local hiking and biking trails. Overall, this is truly an outstanding 5-star vacation rental near Felton!

5. Four Points by Sheraton Santa Cruz Scotts Valley

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Four Points by Sheraton is a comfortable hotel in Scotts Valley, just 10 minutes East of Felton. This hotel features upgraded, spacious rooms with luxurious furniture that will wow you!

Be sure to take advantage of the on-site convenience store that sells snacks to go before heading out to explore Felton for the day.

Outdoor area at the Four Points by Sheraton

After a full day of outdoor adventures at the nearby Redwood State Parks, unwind at the restaurant or the outdoor terrace that has fire pits, lounge chairs, and views of the surrounding nature. Other hotel amenities include a fitness center, free parking, and complimentary WiFi.

6. Santa Cruz Mountain Cabin

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This wooded family-style cabin was built in 1906 and is nestled amongst tall trees that offer privacy and seclusion in nature. The Santa Cruz Mountain Cabin is located next to Zayante Creek providing easy access to the stream and nearby hiking trails just steps away from the rental.

The cabin itself is rustic but comes with modern upgrades including a small kitchen with a stove, fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. This charming cabin also boasts two outdoor decks and a wood-burning fireplace. Cut-up firewood is provided to guests.

Beautiful outdoor deck at the Santa Cruz Cabin

The top patio has excellent forest views and comes furnished with lounge chairs, a picnic table, and a grill. All in all, this is a great rental option for families with kids!

7. The Historic Brookdale Lodge

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The Historic Brookdale Lodge is a wonderful hotel located in Brookdale, just a 10-minute drive north of Felton. It is conveniently situated right off Highway 9 making it a great place to stay for exploring the beauty of the coast and the surrounding Redwood State Parks.

The origins of this hotel date back to 1861 at the beginning of the logging days in California. Since then, the hotel has seen many changes and has been recently renovated.

Spacious room at the Historic Brookdale Lodge

Each of the air-conditioned rooms comes with free WiFi, a private bathroom, a fridge, and coffee-making supplies for convenience. The rooms also have a desk space if you need to get some work done while traveling.

During your visit be sure to check out the Brookdale Lodge event calendar which often includes live music, shows, and comedy nights. As a bonus, the hotel is also pet-friendly!

8. Quiet Retreat In The Redwoods

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Located just slightly north of Felton, this small studio is a cozy getaway for couples and parties of two. ‘Quiet Retreat In The Redwoods’ is especially ideal for those who want to try out the tiny house living in the woods.

This newly renovated cabin is located up a steep driveaway far away from neighbors and other people. It’s a great place to unplug away from the city noise, internet, and other worries that take up our daily lives.  

The Quiet Retreat is very modern and upgraded!

In the front, there is a small porch seating with a grill. If you’d rather dine out, several local restaurants and eateries can be found in the nearby Ben Lomond town.

9. Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort

Entrance for the Santa Cruz Redwood RV Resort in Felton.

The Santa Cruz Redwoods RV Resort is the perfect place to stay when we feel like camping in Felton. Here guests have the opportunity to unwind and relax in spacious campsites surrounded by majestic redwood trees while also enjoying comfortable amenities such as restrooms, hot showers, a Clubhouse, and private access to the San Lorenzo River.

This RV park’s accommodation choices include RV sites, tent pavilions, and dry tent campsites. The RV sites come with full hookups including electric, water, sewer, and cable TV.

Outdoor community deck at the RV resort.
River tent pavilion at the Santa Cruz RV Resort.

Tent camping at this resort is a budget-friendly option that only costs $60/day. The dry tent campsites have a common fire pit area and private restrooms & showers.

If you don’t have an RV or camping gear, you can book a tent pavilion that comes with electricity, a grill, and a picnic table. These glamping tents are great for those who want a step up from dry tent camping or want to try out camping without buying all of the necessary gear.

10. Oma’s House

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This quaint three-bedroom cabin for six boasts a rustic and quiet stay in Felton. Oma’s House is a fantastic rental home with a red color theme that matches the aesthetics of the surrounding redwoods.

The cabin charm continues inside, where wooden surfaces, tall vaulted ceilings, and a stone fireplace welcome you. Spend your downtime on the plush couches and chairs reading a book or snuggling with hot cocoa in hand. Views of the surrounding redwoods can be enjoyed from the large windows in the living room.

Oma’s House is a cozy cabin in the redwoods.

Other amenities include an outdoor deck furnished with tables, a grill, and a heater for staying cozy. This cabin comes with laundry and drying machines that are great for traveling families or longer stays.

Felton offers no shortage of stunning hiking trails and unique, natural attractions. We hope this guide has helped you prepare for a wonderful visit to Felton and the surrounding Santa Cruz redwoods!

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This post is written by Laura. Hi, I’m a California local and the founder of the California Wanderland travel blog. I currently live in Ventura County and help 30,000 readers a month discover things to do in Central California! Read more about me here.

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