As you drive northward from the sand, the surf, and the seemingly endless summer in Santa Cruz, it's only a matter of miles before you reach the dense redwood forests of Ben Lomond. This small community of a few thousand residents sits on the edge of the San Lorenzo River, where our Ben Lomond vacation rentals await travelers in search of towering trees, quiet trails, and the wild beauty of the Central California Coast.
Named for the "beacon peak" on the ridge that runs northwest of town, Ben Lomond sits roughly in the center of inland Santa Cruz County. The town's lush redwood forests are just 10 miles north of the beach boardwalk in Santa Cruz and 34 miles southwest of bustling downtown San Jose.
Whether you're seeking a quiet escape from San Francisco or a break from the sunny beaches farther south, you'll find a wealth of natural beauty at our Ben Lomond vacation homes.
There's no better place to begin your visit than Big Basin Redwoods State Park in neighboring Boulder Creek, the oldest state park in all of California. You can explore cascading waterfalls, more than 80 miles of hiking trails, and enormous, ancient trees up to 2,500 years old.
You could also head south for the day to wander the majestic, old-growth groves in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, or spend a sun-baked afternoon boating, fishing, and hiking in Loch Lomond Recreation Area on Newell Creek.
Enjoy a glimpse of the California coast as you've never seen it before - book your stay at one of our Ben Lomond vacation rentals today!