2016 Hours

Closed for the 2016 Season

Season's Greetings

We appreciate & value our customers & want to ensure that we have an adequate supply of Quality trees for the future.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Welcome to Crest Ranch

Established in 1948, Crest Ranch Christmas Tree Farm is the oldest choose and cut Christmas tree farm in the Western United States. Located above Santa Cruz at the top of 2,600-foot Ben Lomond mountain overlooking the village of Boulder Creek, we have over 50 acres of Christmas trees with over 20 tree varieties.

But it's not just the quality and selection of Christmas trees that brings people to Crest Ranch. It's also the setting. Hundred-year-old oaks and madrones tower above rustic farm buildings. From "The Viewpoint" you can see seven counties. For a break after Christmas tree shopping, a pleasant picnic area is available. Bring your picnic lunch or snacks to enjoy the crisp clean winter air and fresh forest fragrance. On weekends hot dogs, snacks and drinks are available at the snack bar.

Year after year people from all around Santa Cruz County, and from all over the San Francisco Bay Area make Crest Ranch the place they buy their Christmas tree.

Family Tradition

The Larson family has been coming to Crest Ranch for their Christmas tree since 1957!

Family Stories

The Larson family has been coming to Crest Ranch since 1957.

After moving from Chicago in 1956, getting their Christmas tree at Crest Ranch became a treasured tradition for the whole family.

Sign our guestbook and include your own
family story, and we’ll post it here!

Click to View The Crest Ranch Guestbook

"A visit to Crest Ranch is a wonderful family outing"
Fred Jensen

  • Plenty of free parking
  • Snack Bar
  • Picnic Area
  • Beautiful Views
  • Over 20 Varieties of Christmas Trees
  • Free net wrapping and twine
  • Carts are available
  • Saws are provided
  • Dogs are welcomed

Crest Ranch Dogs

Crest Ranch Choose and Cut Christmas Tree Farm is located in Santa Cruz County near Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, Felton, Mt. Hermon, Scotts Valley and Bonny Doon in the San Francisco Bay Area.