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Come over and learn the life we experience transitioning from busy Silicon Valley life where we moved from 4 years ago to the life homesteading and teaching our children how to work their land.  I have been a back to the basic gal since i was a small child making homemade whip cream and butter with a jar and marbles, always baking from scratch loving the life of hard work an

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Come over and learn the life we experience transitioning from busy Silicon Valley life where we moved from 4 years ago to the life homesteading and teaching our children how to work their land.  I have been a back to the basic gal since i was a small child making homemade whip cream and butter with a jar and marbles, always baking from scratch loving the life of hard work and making use of what we have.  We are a homestead in process and can't wait to share with you all how if we can do this so can you.  Even if you have a small area of land to large amount of grazing acreage life can be brought back to the days of 49ers learning to look for your gold wherever you land.  

Experience gold country by pitching a tent on our homestead. We are conveniently located off Hwy 49 in the middle of Gold Country with its rich history. We are just a hop, skip and jump from Empire State Mines where you can experience and learn about the Gold Rush - even take a mine cart ride down into the mine shaft, We are close to Yuba River, voted one of America's top 10 most beautiful rivers. There are many riverside swimming areas and gold panning locations. Visit a local u-pick berry farm. End your day of exploring by heading to the old historical towns of Grass Valley, Nevada City or Auburn. Don't forget to stop at Lazy Dog Chocolateria. Come for the Fall and go to Apple Hill for all the 7 farms of activities for harvest time or come to Bishops Pumpkin Farm corn maze and pumpkin patch with homemade apple slushies, come during Xmas season for the Nevada County Victorian Xmas festival or Grass Valley Cornish Xmas. 

***Here is a great sight to check out prior to you coming for hiking and places to go  outsideinn.com/things-to-do/  copy and paste**** 

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Camp among the natural oaks, awaken to the sound of chickens and our friendly goats. Each campsite includes: picnic table, lantern hook, area to set up tents, garbage can, jug of fresh drinking water. Enjoy a hot shower before bed under the starts.  When you arrive there will be a welcome basket at your site with an information booklet and local recommendations.

Amenities: wonderful hot outdoor shower under the sky with view of the fruit trees and add on claw foot porcelain hot bath heated by coals under the grape vines and stars! 

Complimentary coffee/tea every morning with all the fixings and mint or cucumber infused water available all day with our welcome board.  Don't forget to write in our adventure book all your experiences!

Add-ons during your stay, please inquire at the time of booking such as Farm to Fork Homemade scones, fruit, and farm-fresh hard boiled eggs, oats with fixings, 49er style breakfast cast iron biscuits with gravy or local honey and farm fresh jams made by little ole me!  For exercise add on a canoe ride in the local private lake community with a local restaurant and bar you can canoe to and we will provide the fishing poles for ya, or take a hike with our goat Sadie Pepper she will take you site seeing!  Another great add on is the wood fire heated porcelain tub bath under the wine grapes! ask at time of booking 

Campers are welcome to participate in our daily farm chores, which consist of: feeding and caring for our chickens, pigs (seasonally, and goats . Help in the garden or take the goats for a walk, garden harvesting, berry picking and anything else we have going on.

So to the care and time we may put aside for each campsite and safety due to wildfire there is a limit per campsite max one family per site and children are free! Canning, tie dye your shirts, soap making, cheese making, fresh herb drying from the garden, fruit tree picking, learn how to make my A + scones, medicinal herb foraging, fermenting veggies, ice-cream making, private dinner on your deck as an add on  workshops available throughout the year. Ask at the time of booking need firm 72 hour notice prices vary for workshops .

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 80%

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Natural features you'll find at 49er Homestead in Yuba Gold County in California.

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Hipcamper lael
Lael G.
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June 16th, 2019

We had a fantastic stay at Melodee and Daniel’s. Outdoor shower and double sink station made everything very convenient.

They were super friendly and helpful with great ideas for things to do. Loved the platform for the tent and the hammock. Fresh herbs from garden, morning coffee and GREAT for kids.

Thank you Melodee and Daniel!!!

Hipcamper Melodee and Daniel
Response from Melodee and Daniel, the Host, on July 7th, 2019

Thank you for your stay! Looking forward to your visit next week. Would love to see pictures of your stay and what your favorite part of the homestead is in your next tree. And areas we can fix improve to help the stay be the best it can be😁

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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica E.
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September 3rd, 2018

This camp was amazing! From the moment we arrived, we felt like we were welcomed by some long time friends. Melodee showed us around the property and we were able to assist with feeding the animals and introducing ourselves to everyone. The whole trip was an interactive experience, but when we needed time alone, it was private. The deck was a wonderful space to set up the camp and all of the accessories were charming. How can you complain about homemade goat milk soap? Melodee had great recommendations for areas to visit and things to do. We ended up driving out to Nevada City and the Yuba River and it was only about a half hour drive. There were plenty of activities to do on the homestead if you prefer to stay local. We decided to indulge in the breakfast Saturday morning and it was wonderful. You can really tell that Melodee loves cooking for people and she puts a lot of love in her food. Everything was made from scratch or local. All of her dishes are from yard sales around the area, so they have this wonderful charm to them. We also had s'mores with the family in the afternoon and ended up staying up late chatting. They were great company, from the four year old ambassador/chicken-wrangler to friendly dogs that could never get enough pets. I am so incredibly glad that we decided to try out this Hipcamp and I hope we can come back sometime soon!

The Hen PenOatmeal and melon from the gardenCoffee/tea spread in the morningOur basket of treats: towels, goat soap, citronella and insect wipes
Hipcamper Melodee and Daniel
Response from Melodee and Daniel, the Host, on September 6th, 2018

Thank you for coming!!!

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Hipcamper lauren

49er homestead is a true delight!

Lauren G.
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July 8th, 2019

We had three kids with us, all under age ten. They had a blast! Melodee and Dan are fantastic hosts, providing extra cozy comforts to the stay.
Melodee communicated thoroughly and promptly ahead of our trip to let us know how best to prepare, for their location and for the weather. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a sweet welcome basket, handwritten instructions and directions about where to find everything. All made our arrival smooth and simple.

They have provided a wonderful experience, from the outdoor shower to the hammock to the homemade baked goods and fresh goat milk! Wow! We felt so well cared for and in the presence of highly competent homesteaders.
They have so much to offer the kids: trampoline, goats and birds of many varieties, fruit trees, beanbags/cornhole, and a zip line! So much fun!!! Also, hammock and cups, pic box table and chairs were much appreciated by us all.
The only minor downside is a little poison oak and mosquitoes. Melodee has homemade natural bug repellent! P.O. Is easily avoidable. No big deal for such a great time. Highly recommend this hipcamp!

SWINGS!!!Camping platform with generous supply of cold, refreshing waterView uphill, zip line overhead.
Hipcamper Melodee and Daniel
Response from Melodee and Daniel, the Host, on July 11th, 2019

Thank you for coming your family was absolutely adorable. And I will get my goats on the poison oak !!! This week I am going to make some anti-itching selves!

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Hipcamper Tina

Great place to stay with kids!

Tina S.
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July 21st, 2019

Great place to visit with kids! Our hosts were extremely friendly and welcoming and our kids loved the goats, chickens and dogs not to mention the zip line, trampoline and swing set!! The extra touches like iced water, homemade soap and an edible flower arrangement were all really lovely and made it a very special weekend. There is lots to do in the area and the 49er Homestead was a wonderful base for exploring.

Hipcamper lael
Lael G.
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July 24th, 2019

We recently returned from our second stay at Melodee and Daniel's. We had such a good time the first time, we decided to come back and glad we did.

My kids love their animals, have become great friends with their dogs, and their kids. The hosts are so friendly and thoughtful. One of my daughters got stung by a bee and Melodee brought out things to help with the sting.

They also provide coffee and tea in the mornings, which is a treat, in addition to a water cooler with ice water. This is not roughing it camping, which works so well for our family.

We can't wait to return!

Hipcamper Melissa

Kind and generous hosts!

Melissa C.
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August 18th, 2019

Super nice folks. Felt like visiting family. Perfect for us novice campers who had never set up a tent or used a camp stove before! And even though I like my bathroom at home, I miss the outdoor shower!

Hipcamper Benjamin
Benjamin V.
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May 24th, 2020

We had such an amazing time. Melodee and Daniel did everything to make us feel at home. The location is awesome, super convenient (especially if you want to visit the Yuba river and Nevada City). The site is in the middle of the nature. We had a very nice platform to put our tent, and a great table to have our lunches & dinners. We just loved it!
And Daniel also prepared everything for us to have an outdoor cinema experience during one of the nights! We watched a movie... under the trees & stars. What else?
No doubt, we will be back!! My wife and I and our 2 daughters are big fans!

Hipcamper Melodee and Daniel
Response from Melodee and Daniel, the Host, on May 30th, 2020

It was a pleasure and quite memorable to have your family as our first campers after such a memorable year with the corona virus. Thank you for being so understanding to our land improvements and suggestions. Looking forward to a revisit anytime

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Eve E.
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June 18th, 2020

Our stay at Melody and Dan’s 49er Homestead far exceeded my expectations, and my expectations were high! The location is great, easy to get to some stunning places, central enough to get what you need and on a land teeming with wildlife, making us feel like we were definitely away from home: Little frogs hopping about in the grass, goats that we had the chance to milk, pigs, chickens and an incredible garden. But the real magic was their hospitality: Every morning Melody and Dan made us the most delicious breakfast, much of it made from their own garden and land, there were teas and coffee available all day, lanterns, a fire pit, even s’mores! They seemed to pull out all the stops and made themselves available for any and all of our needs. Our daughter even brought back some frogs home and we have a tiny bit of the homestead here with us. We would go back in a heartbeat and feel so thankful for all the kindness and generosity they showed.

Hipcamper Melodee and Daniel
Response from Melodee and Daniel, the Host, on June 18th, 2020

Okay okay th for the heartfelt tear jerker ❤️ How touching. I’m so happy We made your stay what it was. I hope for many more adventures for you adventuring with Hipcamp and we would love to have you all back anytime. Everyone that comes we have a special place in our heart for. It’s your little homestead now too 🌱. Amazing campers, happy easy going appreciative and respectful to our little communal homestead in the foothills. Many adventures and memories Mel and Dan

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Hipcamper Ariel

49er homestead is a gold mine!

Ariel B.
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June 21st, 2020

Melodee and Daniel were incredible hosts and made us feel welcome right away. They were so thoughtful about the little things, like fresh picked flowers on the picnic table, clean towels, and a water cooler with mint from their garden! There were lots of mosquitoes and Melodee shared her homemade bug repellent spray, salve for our baby, and itch relief cream. They went above and beyond! Huge bonuses were a gas fire pit, a sink for dishes, and a heated outdoor shower.

Definitely ask Melodee to make breakfast. Don't think twice! It's so nice to sleep in a tent and wake up to hot coffee and scrambled eggs that you didn't make! And she's an amazing cook with lots of knowledge about ayurvedic plants and teas which she is happy to share. Cute kids and pets on the property too. Overall, we had an amazing time and we would definitely go back for a chill camping weekend.

(PS If you're covid careful like us, definitely recommend bringing some wipes to clean surfaces. Also they have the sweetest pups and orange tabby you're going to be so sad not to pet).

Five million stars!

Property
49er Homestead
State
California
Country
United States
$90/night
1 Site
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