Hipcamp host Susan T.
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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


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
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
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: 35% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Special Celebration Package

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Kids' Culinary Classes

Meet in the Culinary Classroom with Chefs & make 3 main dish meals to freeze...Read more

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Lunch To-go

Need a fresh & delicious lunch for the river, hike or picnic? Lunch is packe...Read more

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Dozen eggs

Farm-fresh eggs, when available

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Mead Tasting & Dinner

Chef, Susan Gouveia, will design a daily menu based on seasonal farm-fresh in...Read more

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Healthy Farm-fresh Brunch

Family-style brunch served anytime after 930am on our breathtaking balcony wi...Read more

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Foraging & Culinary Tours!

Garden & Land Foraging Tour: (2-ish hours. All inclusive) * Pick Medicinal &...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


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


30 minutes


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


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


Scott's Flat Lake. SUP available seasonally.

Snow sports

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

Wildlife watching

Wildlife seen on the farm: Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, foxes, coyotes. raccoons, bobcats, cougars, bears, deer, owls, h...Read more



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

Swimming hole

Yuba River, 25 minute drive from site


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


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 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 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 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 Kirby

Loved the love shack

Kirby S.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2020

Susan was an incredible host! She has a true passion for her garden and even offers delicious meals with farm fresh ingredients. She's very kind and welcoming. The treehouse is also really great with beautiful views from the back deck! I definitely recommend staying here :)

Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on June 10th, 2020

Thank you for visiting and for supporting what we are up to on the farm! What a pleasure to host you both!

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Hipcamper Slavica
Slavica G.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2020

This was a fun little weekend getaway. We stayed here with our kids.
Treehouse did not disappoint and Susan was a great host. She served us mead vine and appetizers on Sat evening free of charge. Her place is a nice little oasis in this crazy world.

Hipcamper Matthew

Farm life is where it's at

Matthew K.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2020

Susan and her little farm are just the best! The treehouse is very cute and comfortable with a lovely view. I had a great time staying here. Susan was an attentive, kind and generous host, taking special care for my somewhat unusual needs and respecting my space/privacy. The outdoor shower, kitchen and composting toilet were super (there's an indoor bathroom for guest use as well). Thank you, Susan!!!

Hipcamper Hailey

Charming property & experience!

Hailey L.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

Such an amazing weekend getaway at the most charming property! Susan was an incredible host and chef who invited us to attend a beer making class that was a highlight of our vacation. The Loveshack was so cozy and unique. We hope to be back one day.

Hipcamper Dianne

Susan is an amazing chef and host!

Dianne N.
recommends this listing.
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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