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Deep in the Santa Cruz Mountains

 mapsmallWe are located at the end of a five-mile dirt road high up in the redwood forests of the Santa Cruz Mountains near the border of Castle Rock State Park. While quite secluded, we are relatively close to the San Jose and San Francisco airports.

  • Mailing address: P.O. Box 2130 Boulder Creek, CA 95006

  • Physical address (no mail service):19950 Kings Creek Rd. Boulder Creek, CA 95006 - DO NOT USE MAP SERVICES (GOOGLE MAPS OR MAPQUEST) See directions below. 

Directions

 

Since GPS based map services do not generally give accurate directions, we recommend following the PDF directions below. 

 

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Public Transportation Options

There are a number of ways to get to us using public transportation.


IMPORTANT: Note, however, that no public service is offered on the last five miles of dirt road to get to us. You will need to pre-arrange a car or taxi, or be prepared to walk the final length of the journey. See either of the options below for taxi information. 

 

Taxi Services

The following Taxi Services offer transportation options from both San Jose and San Francisco.

 Dave’s Cab: 1-831-818-4099 –Price quoted $90 in Dec 07
 Airport Passenger Express: 1-831-475-5439 – Price quoted $95 in Dec 07
 SLV Taxis: 1-831 335 1700 - Price quoted $75 in Dec 07

Dave’s Cab: 1-831-818-4099

Ruben's Airport Shuttle: 1-831-325-5836

Donna at SLV Taxis:1-831-419-8636

Public Transportation From San Francisco

Option #1 (For Tighter Budgets)

1) From the airport take the Sam Trans #292 and get off at the Hillsdale Shopping Center. The Caltrain Station is across the street from the Shopping Center. http://www.samtrans.com/schedules.html

2) Take the Southbound San Jose/Gilroy train from Hillsdale to San Jose Caltrain (also known as the 'Diridon' station). http://www.caltrain.com/timetable.html

3) Take the Highway 17 Express bus (from 'Diridon' station) to the Scotts Valley (Caravello) Transit Center. http://www.scmtd.com/routes/rt17.html 831 425-8600 (TTY 800-894-9908)

4) Take the local bus (#35A) to Boulder Creek. Ask the driver if it goes to the Mountain Store (ideal). If not, ask if the driver can drop you off at Johnnie's Super Market in Boulder Creek. http://www.scmtd.com/routes/rt35.html

5) No public service is offered on the last five miles of dirt road to get to us. You will need to pre-arrange a car or taxi, or be prepared to walk the final length of the journey.

You may use a local taxi company such as Donna at SLV Taxis:1-831-419-8636

 

Option #2

1) From the San Francisco airport, take the Monterey Air Bus to the San Jose Airport, Terminal C. It leaves every 90 minutes between 6:45am to 10pm, 7 days a week. It takes 45 minutes and costs $20. You must reserve a seat in advance. http://www.montereyairbus.com. Phone: (831) 373-7777

2) From the airport, take the Santa Cruz Airporter. Request the driver to drop you at the Scotts Valley Transit Center. The airporter leaves every 90 minutes between 9am and 9pm, 7 days a week. You must reserve your seat in advance. Cost to/from San Jose Airport is around $40. Phone: (800) 497-4997 or (831) 475 0234.

3) Take the local bus (#35A) to Boulder Creek. Ask the driver if it goes to the Mountain Store (ideal). If not, ask if the driver can drop you off at Johnnie's Super Market in Boulder Creek. http://www.scmtd.com/routes/rt35.html

4) No public service is offered on the last five miles of dirt road to get to us. You will need to pre-arrange a car or taxi, or be prepared to walk the final length of the journey.

You may use a local taxi company such as Donna at SLV Taxis:1-831-419-8636.

Public Transportation From San Jose

 

Option #1

1) From the airport catch #10 VTA bus to Santa Clara Train Station. http://www.vta.org/

2) Take the Southbound San Jose/Gilroy train just 1 or 2 stops to San Jose Caltrain Station (also known as the ‘Diridon’ station.) http://www.caltrain.com/timetable.html

3) Take the Highway 17 Express bus (from 'Diridon' station) to the Scotts Valley (Caravello) Transit Center. http://www.scmtd.com/routes/rt17.html. Phone: 831 425-8600 (TTY 800-894-9908)

4) Take the local bus (#35A) to Boulder Creek. Ask the driver if it goes to the Mountain Store (ideal). If not, ask if the driver can drop you off at Johnnie's Super Market in Boulder Creek. http://www.scmtd.com/routes/rt35.html

5) No public service is offered on the last five miles of dirt road to get to us. You will need to pre-arrange a car or taxi, or be prepared to walk the final length of the journey.

You may use a local taxi company such as Donna at SLV Taxis:1-831-419-8636

 

Option #2

1) From the airport, take the Santa Cruz Airporter. Request the driver to drop you at the Scotts Valley Transit Center. The airporter leaves every 90 minutes between 9am and 9pm, 7 days a week. You must reserve your seat in advance. Cost to/from San Jose Airport is around $40. (800) 497-4997 or (831) 475-0234.

2) Take the local bus (#35A) to Boulder Creek. Ask the driver if it goes to the Mountain Store (ideal). If not, ask if the driver can drop you off at Johnnie's Super Market in Boulder Creek. http://www.scmtd.com/routes/rt35.html

3) No public service is offered on the last five miles of dirt road to get to us. You will need to pre-arrange a car or taxi, or be prepared to walk the final length of the journey.

You may use a local taxi company such as Donna at SLV Taxis: 1-831-419-8636

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Temperate Rain Forest

Vajrapani experiences the Mediterranean type climate typical of most of California, with the majority of our annual precipitation falling between November and April. The redwoods thrive in the constant mild humidity which can make the high temperatures seem higher, and the low temperatures seem lower.

The temperature varies between seasons too, in average summers getting into the high 90’s and in winters getting into the low 40’s and 50’s.

Spring and Summer: expect comfortably cool nights, warm to hot sunny days and cool breezes.

Fall and Winter: expect cold nights, cool rainy days or overcast skies.


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