Hipcamp host Susan G.
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This cozy & delightful "Love Shack " treehouse is only 4 steps above ground but has a tree growing through it. Beautiful views of the Sierra Foothills & Garden Goddess Farm. Private deck overlooks organic gardens, duck & chicken coops. Traditional bathroom & shower  are 150 feet to main house (in common shared area) or be natural and use the composting toilet next to treehou

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This cozy & delightful "Love Shack " treehouse is only 4 steps above ground but has a tree growing through it. Beautiful views of the Sierra Foothills & Garden Goddess Farm. Private deck overlooks organic gardens, duck & chicken coops. Traditional bathroom & shower  are 150 feet to main house (in common shared area) or be natural and use the composting toilet next to treehouse. 

 The Demonstration Farm is used to support guests to unplug from business,  bond with nature & learn how to grow their own food! Lots of wild medicinal & culinary herbs to discover.  Individuals, Couples & Families love the farm because of the quiet surroundings, great food and opportunity to learn about sustainable living. Farm is  conveniently located 20 minutes from Auburn, Nevada City & Grass Valley.   On-site Personal Chef  is available for Farm-Fresh Gourmet Meals,  Culinary & Homesteading Classes, Private Garden & Foraging Tours. Arts n' Crafts Area to nourish your creativity! (See List of Activities)

The  main farmhouse (owner's residence) has  a beautiful 75 x 15 foot redwood deck with views of the Sierras & Foothills. Enjoy a Happy Hour, Gourmet Farm-fresh meal, picnic or play a game in the shaded couch area. There are 2 large tables  for dining & couches for relaxing. 

We have organic demonstration gardens & orchard that you can stroll or you can book an educational tour & tasting for a more in depth understanding of the culinary & medicinal plants. Fresh chicken & duck eggs are usually available. Great place for kids & adults to learn about organic gardening & sustainable living. 

Nearby Attractions to research: Historic Grass Valley & Nevada City (Lots of Wine-tasting & Local Wineries), The Beautiful South Yuba River is a must-experience (25 min drive), Scott's Flat Lake & Lakes off of Hwy 20 (30-60 minutes),  Trails for Mountain Biking & Hiking,  Truckee & Donner Lake (1 hour 15 min drive)

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
Have a question? Send Susan a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Lots of biking trails: Research Scott's Flat Lake, Yuba River, Empire Mine

Boating

30 minutes

Fishing

Yuba River, Scott's Flat Lake. Check regulations before fishing. Seasons and catch and release rules apply.

Hiking

20-60minutes away: Yuba River, Rucker Lake, Scott's Flat Lake, Rollins Lake & more!

Paddling

Scott's Flat Lake. SUP available seasonally.

Snow sports

Soda Springs, Boreal, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows: 45min to 1.5 hours from site.

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Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Love Shack Treehouse in California.

Swimming hole

Yuba River, 25 minute drive from site

Waterfall

Small waterfalls appear near the campsite during the winter. We can take you on a private tour!

Forest

The vibe at The Love Shack Treehouse

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Hipcamper Celine
Celine S.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2019

Susan is a wonderful host and her farm is a gem. We had a minor booking hiccup before the trip as the treehouse was double-booked, but Susan was extremely accommodating and gave us various alternatives. On arrival, we got a little tour of the property, an excellent home-cooked meal accented by her produce picked then and there, and though we had the choice of a cabin, we opted to sleep on the outdoor bed on her deck - we absolutely loved it and it was just what we needed. We're already talking about going back. Thank you!

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on November 2nd, 2020

Thank you Celine! So appreciate your taking the time to review and looking forward to your return. You all were excellent guests!

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Hipcamper Daniel

Perfect romantic getaway

Daniel B.
recommends this listing.
August 26th, 2019

The love shack Treehouse lives up to its name. Secluded, comfortable, and intimate.

Susan was a wonderful host, attentive, easy to communicate with, and even gave us a little tour of her amazing farm. Highlights include getting to pick and cook fresh eggs from the chicken and duck coop.

If you get a chance to come check this place out, its a great romantic getaway, highly recommend :)

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on November 2nd, 2020

Hey Daniel- Thanks for taking the time to review! I learned so much from you 2 and hope that you return to visit! Grateful for your good energy that you brought to the farm. Susan

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Hipcamper Kevin

Wonderful stay and delicious food

Kevin D.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2019

Everything was amazing!! Susan was a fantastic host; she communicated with us very promptly and frequently, and was incredibly nice and accommodating when we arrived.
My partner and I stayed at the Love Shack Treehouse, which was a great intimate space surrounded by nature. We also went on the Farm to Kitchen your, which was simply amazing. We learned so much about the different kinds of plants and fruits you can eat and cook, we picked manzanita berries and wild grapes, and then had a blast making pizza, cider, and grape butter in the kitchen.
We had such a wonderful time, and would def come back again~

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on November 2nd, 2020

Hey Kevin! What a great weekend and thank you for taking the time to review!. Thank you so much for supporting what we do here. Hope to host you and your friends soon! Susan

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Hipcamper Shaun

Romantic homesteading getaway

Shaun P.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2020

As my final exams finished, my gfs work schedule was changing and we only had one available weekend for a getaway. After spending over an hour trying to find campsites open with available space, I found myself scrolling through nearby (within a couple hours in any direction), I found The Love Shack Treehouse.

Now, I've never done any sort of bnb before, so im approaching this from complete ignorance and building grom scratch.

After reading around and comparing some details, the Treehouse far surpassed the levels of privacy i was able to find. The room is at the end of its oen path, at least 30 or so feet away from the nearest other dwelling (theres a wwoofer shed up the hill a little ways, facing your front door but not any windows or the balcony -- they wont see you while youre in the room or on your back deck), and the deck overlooks the Goddess Garden where Susan has promoted native plant growth interspersed with fruit trees and more common veggies, and further beyond this garden the mountains roll off into the distance. This garden does have wwoofers working it theoughout the day, and they can see you on the deck (but NOT in the room, and honestly i never even saw them glance up. Youre a good 10-15 foot above their head, and theyre more than respectful), so maybe pass on the nude sunbathing but we loved the nice table and chairs set up on the deck where we ate our roomservice breakfast watching the sun slowly rise in the sky. It was beautiful.

Directions take you exactly to the driveway, and parking is simple and convenient (I drive a kia rio, no 4wd required, just make sure you know how to back out of a longish driveway..super easy). Once we arrived Susan met us at my car door and quickly had us set up with potable water, a basic tour of whatever we might need for the night, and told us dinner would be served soon.

We basically had enough time to use the bathroom and settle in and Susan knocked on the door with her crew, all carrying a different dish! Meals are served on a surprisingly large wooden tray with several different complimentary dishes youve probably never heard but will definitely love. She told me a dozen times and i still dont know what i ate, but my mouth is in love with Susan and her cooking crew (shoutout to the pita bread and the mint simple syrup demo!) and everything they do.

The tour as well, it was great! She took us on a walk around her property for somewhere sround two hours, pointing out medicinal plants and telling us about them, letting us taste edible herbs that grow wild in california and even encouraging us to take cuttings home with us. I cant genuinely find a single thing to complain about.

As with any trip, there will probably be a small hicup or two but susan was never more than a qyick text awylay and she was always willing to help us with anything we need or wanted, including setting up group meals (we could choose room service or eating on the top deck with an even BETTER view of her property) where we met some cool people and had a chance to unwind a little.

Im glad i found this, and plan to tell at least a few couples i know about it

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on November 2nd, 2020

Hey Shaun! Such a delight having you all here. Wow, feeling grateful for your lovely review! So fun geek-ing out on plants with you all :) Hope to see you again soon. Susan

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Hipcamper Dianne

Susan is an amazing chef and host!

Dianne N.
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July 28th, 2020

The pictures do not do this place justice. I stayed in the Loveshack with my boyfriend, and it was clean, peaceful, and relaxing. I would recommend purchasing some of Susan‘s food offerings, as she is an incredible chef with a lean towards healthy and tasty! We went on a hike called Stevens Trail which is a hike to the north fork American river, about 35 minutes away, and we enjoyed her salmon nori wraps so much! It was great to have a balcony overlooking the garden and the trees to ourselves. We saw bats flying around at night, just as the sunset came along.

Our killer brunch on the private balconyThe Love Shack TreehouseThe Love Shack TreehouseWe recommend buying Susan lunch options. She is an incredible chef
Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on July 30th, 2020

Thank you, Diane! Great to have you on the farm and thanks for the hiking trail tip and other suggestions. So glad you enjoyed the food! Hope to see you again. Susan & Team at Garde Goddess Farm

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Hipcamper Steve
Steve C.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2020

Great host, cozy little shack with a priceless deck view. Be sure and order something to eat, food is local and very good!

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on November 2nd, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Steve! So grateful that you blessed us with your great guest energy! You are welcome back anytime. Susan

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Hipcamper ROBIN
Robin G.
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August 8th, 2020

Garden Goddess Farm was a private sanctuary tucked away in a private neighborhood. Accommodations were comfortable and Susan is warm and personable and the brunch is a must. Artistically Delicious and much of the ingredients are from the farm.

Banana blueberry pancakes YumTortilla espanola with sweet potatoes and new potatoes Vegetable FrittataThe Love Shack
Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on November 2nd, 2020

Hello Robin! Thank you for the lovely review. So appreciate your cookbook that you gifted me!! OMG. So great to meet you and your daughter, Lets keep in touch! Hugs, Susan

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Hipcamper Kim
Kim M.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2020

I've had the privilege of staying in a handful of Hipcamp spots across the country and this was easily one of the best! Susan was a wonderful host, just the right mix of available and friendly without being overbearing or intrusive. The WWOFer (Anna I believe) was also very helpful and kind. The property was gorgeous. The proximity to Yuba River was perfect. The compost toliet (or poo with a view as I like to call it) was very nice. My room, The Love Shack, far exceeded my expectaions. I would highly recommend a stay here. I'm looking forward to planning another myself 💜

Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie F.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2020

This is such a beautiful magical spot! Susan was a warm and gracious host, and made me feel very welcome and taken care of. I added the brunch option for one of my mornings, which was delicious and so much food, would highly recommend! The gardens and property were super peaceful and beautiful, and the treehouse was lovely, sparkling clean, and well stocked. It's clear a lot of intention and care goes into making this a comfortable and nourishing spot for guests, and I'm quite grateful to have gotten to spend a couple of nights there.

I loved using the composting toilet! The Love Shack TreehouseThe Love Shack Treehouse
Property
Garden Goddess Farm
State
California
Country
United States
$95/night
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