Hipcamp host Matia D.
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Stay in the most precious mini cabin on a pond. It has a wood~burning stove, that heats the place like a sauna should. It is used as both a sauna and sweet bunkhouse-summer cabin.  Bring your own bedding but you have access to a thin, comfy, dbl mattress that can be up in the little loft or on the benches down low. There is no power, so bring your headlamps and battery opera

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Stay in the most precious mini cabin on a pond. It has a wood~burning stove, that heats the place like a sauna should. It is used as both a sauna and sweet bunkhouse-summer cabin.  Bring your own bedding but you have access to a thin, comfy, dbl mattress that can be up in the little loft or on the benches down low. There is no power, so bring your headlamps and battery operated candles for the best glamping experience. 

If you bring more than 2 people, they will need tents and bedding and can find a place outside of the cabin to set up. You could fit someone in loft and below, but I think it would be more comfortable with a tent.

Expect to hear frogs, birdsong and animals. Depending on when you visit there may be blackberries, apples, cherry plums or pears to fill your belly with. You can also swim, lounge or fish on the pond and maybe catch dinner.  As of Aug. '19 the ramp to get you out onto the floating dock & boat is currently broken on one side and a bit treacherous. If you are fearless, agile and willing to take the risk for the adventure, it is possible. (Use at your own risk) 

 There are many colors of dragonflies dancing all over the water, hummingbirds flitting about and cattails growing abundantly around the edge. 

The cabin has a little deck for relaxing, reading and unwinding from the spin of the world. There is a constant sound of falling water as it tumbles into the pond nearby.

You may hear the neighbors who have their house across the pond thru the trees but you wont likely see them. They also have farm animals and dogs, so please have your dog on a leash or voice commanded. If your dog likes to attack things, this isn't the place for you. Overall this Frolic land is nourishing, and peaceful.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
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  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

BYOB... there's lots of gravel roads and NID ditches to ride.

Boating

I have a lil kayak, a paddle boat, a free~ floating dock. chose your adventure.

Fishing

If you have the gear, I have a pond and a boat.

Horseback riding

The neighbors have beautiful horses... there is the slight chance i could arrange something for you if you are experienced.

Swimming

In the lovely large pond.

Wildlife watching

There are sooo many birds and creatures that call Frolic their home. There is even a bear that visits the orchard in the fall t...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at CedarSong Sanctuary Cabin on a pond in California.

Forest

A lovely combination of Oaks, Pines and Manzanita, Along with a wild, overgrown apple/pear orchard near the pond.

Lake

4 acre pond/ lake-- same thing right?? it's lovely for paddling a boat around, fishing or swimming~ if you don't mind a lil lak...Read more

Mountainous

THere's a level area at the top of the property and it slopes down to a beautiful 4 acre pond with a sauna on it.

Prairie, meadow, or plain

It's not called frolic meadows for nothing. There is a lovely grassy meadow with overgrown orchard, blackberries and wildflowers.

River, stream or creek

There is a creek that runs down the property line and feeds the lovely pond.

Swimming hole

The pond is the best swimming hole. The others on the creek are fairly overgrown with blackberries.

Waterfall

There's a couple lil ones along the creek. They ad a lovely falling water sound but aren't really for swimming in.

Wetlands

There is a lovely swampy area that is an old pond.... It generously hosts wildlife and stores water. I wish beavers would move ...Read more

Farm

It's more of a huge food garden with a greenhouse and orchards.

Driveway

The driveway is gravel, with some bumpy & steep patches. If you are a cautious driver or have a super low clearance car this ma...Read more

The vibe at CedarSong Sanctuary Cabin on a pond

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Hipcamper Robert

Great host, great little cabin!

Robert C.
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January 21st, 2019

We'll be back!

The cabin is small and can be cramped, but that's what you'd expect since it doubles as a sauna. It was big enough for my partner and I to play board games after it got dark, so we didn't mind.

If you want to drive all the way down to the cabin you'll want a four wheel drive vehicle, especially during the wet months. Otherwise, you can just park about 50 meters away up a small hill. The area is rural and very quiet; there were no noises other than the stream. There are neighbors nearby, so don't plan on having a loud party, but they're far enough off that we felt private and secluded.

The cabin seems fairly new, and the host is still making improvements. The wood stove inside gets it very warm; we opened windows even though it was below freezing and snowing. I recommend opening the attic window and keeping the fire low. We did find a couple spiders, but if that's a problem maybe AirBnB is a better choice for you.

The host is incredibly friendly and gracious. She left us plenty of firewood and a hatchet as well as water.

Thanks for a wonderful trip!

Hipcamper matia
Response from matia, the Host, on August 5th, 2019

It was great to meet you Robert and I'm so glad you had a great stay.

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Hipcamper Meli
Meli P.
doesn't recommend this listing.
May 31st, 2019

The host is awesome. The site is beautiful but a few hours in and we realized that there were these large ants, weird bugs with a red head, and spiders inside the cabin. They were able to get through crevices. By the time we woke up, we were covered in bug bites.
We let the host know and she did say that she would spend a night there to determine if what we were saying is true.

Hipcamper matia
Response from matia, the Host, on August 5th, 2019

Yes, I appreciate your communication around all this and letting me know how it was for you. I've since done another round of bug proofing the entry points and cleaning. It's a wild lil area on Frolic, that is true, but scary bugs are never fun. I really enjoyed meeting you both and I'm grateful for your feedback. I'm always trying to improve this lil slice of paradise.

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Hipcamper Matt

Wondrous pondside getaway

Matt R.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2019

We spent 3 nights at this beautiful location. It all comes down to what you’re looking for. We wanted submersion & privacy. The little cabin is perfect for two people & would be too small for three. The deck overlooks the pond. On a nice day you can spend hours reclining with a book or the like & let the energy of the place fill you with peace. The cabin itself is a clever structure with comfort & some convenience but the area surrounding is rustic & overgrown.

We brought a Single propane burner which we used right on the deck to cook our meals. Everything was perfect for us.

The surrounding area has lots to offer with nearby Seven Trails hike, Rollins lake beach, Nevada City, Colfax.

We were lucky to stumble across CedarSong. Each day there was serene & happy.

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Hipcamper matia
Response from matia, the Host, on August 5th, 2019

Thank you for sharing! I'm so glad you had a beautiful stay.

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Hipcamper Chuck

Amazing hidden getaway!

Chuck P.
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August 14th, 2019

CedarSong Cabin is great, overlooking the lake with a little waterfall next to it, so serene. The cabin is small but very comfortable, lots of places to store items. The host was fantastic and really good directions. We will definitely come back.

Property
Frolic Gatherin'Ground
State
California
$63/night
1 Site
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