Hipcamp host Shanna L.
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Shanna has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

---- COVID-19 update ------ We will only allow for one camping group at a time in each area and are limiting groups to 10 people. Be aware, we have worked hard to open slightly to allow for 2 tent groups, one RV and up to 2 people in our trailer. We have at least a 1/4 acre for each “site”, this allows for more than enough privacy and social distancing. We ask for parents to

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---- COVID-19 update ------ We will only allow for one camping group at a time in each area and are limiting groups to 10 people. Be aware, we have worked hard to open slightly to allow for 2 tent groups, one RV and up to 2 people in our trailer. We have at least a 1/4 acre for each “site”, this allows for more than enough privacy and social distancing. We ask for parents to remind their children to give adequate space or wear masks. Please be prepared to take additional precautions for keeping our common areas sanitized.  Thank you!

---- We are a working farm - PLEASE READ -----

There are donkeys, roosters, dogs and peacocks that make noise, sometimes at night and always early in the morning.  Please be aware that you may hear the donkeys bray (usually lasts about 30 seconds) and roosters crow. It is startling and will wake you up. We do our best to keep the dogs hushed but we cannot stop the donkeys, roosters and peacocks from doing their thing.  If you are a light sleeper, please select another wonderful Hipcamp in our area, thank you! 

In addition to the interesting sounds you will hear, you will encounter dirt, poop and spiders. Since we are a working farm, things get dirty.  We spray all high tough surfaces twice a day but things get dirty and when it rains it is muddy.  Please plan accordingly. 

We have opened our orchard and a lower pasture for you to pitch your tent, enjoy the sunset, watch the animals on the sanctuary or use it a home base to explore the Sierra Foothills. We are centrally located between Grass Valley and Auburn, giving you access to endless recreational activities, wineries, breweries and restaurants.

We have 50 or so rescued farm animals, you can interact with our pig Hank, Mojo the goat or Teddy the alpaca.

NOTE: Starting Memorial Day, we have replaced all of our wood fire pits with gas fire pits.  We have increased our prices to help cover the costs of propane.  Thank you for choosing us!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Have a question? Send Shanna a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp at our farm sanctuary! in California.

Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Camp at our farm sanctuary!

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Hipcamper Katie
Katie C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 17th, 2018

The directions got me here easily and I was greeted by Shanna upon arrival. She is so fun and showed me around the farm and introduced me to all the cute animals -including their cutie piggies, llamas, and alpacas.

I set up camp and started cooking dinner in the little cooking area they have set up in the backyard - a gas grill and tables for you to use & there's lighting in the area in case it's dark out while you're cooking!

At sunset, Shanna feeds all the animals and I got to tag along and that was super fun. The animals roam around the farm in your midst, which is super duper cool. In the area where you pitch your tent, there are currently two alpacas and a fig tree, so I ended up picking a lot of figs to feed them (and snack on!) and that was so much fun!!

Shanna has a mudroom that has a nice bathroom and shower available for campers. The camp area has a covered fire pit and table sitting area, where you can sit to watch the sunset and all the animals walking around on the farm. It was such a wonderful and fun experience, I can't wait to come back!

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Hipcamper Kat
Kat D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 23rd, 2018

I had the pleasure of staying at Shanna and Garth's farm, it was an AWESOME experience. They were wonderful hosts and made me feel incredibly welcomed. The farm is beautiful and full of animals, I highly recommend staying here if you are an animal lover. Shanna gave me a tour and told me about all the animals and their backstories.
I stayed the night in the trailer, just outside Shanna and Garth had set up a BBQ and fire pit, the trailer had a stove, fridge, freezer and bed. The restroom and shower was located a few yards away in the main house's mudroom (separate entrance). It was such a delight to receive a warm welcome and have a nice place to stay after a 13 hour drive.
In the morning I was greeted by alpacas and a donkey, as the sun rose I could hear the rooster crowing and the animals start their routine.
Staying on Shanna and Garth's farm sanctuary was so lovely, I actually regret that I was only there 1 night. The farm is definitely off the beaten path, but I looked at the directions ahead of time so I was able to find it (t-mobile cell service was spotty). I definitely plan on staying here again the next time I am in the area.

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Hipcamper Julia
Julia R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 15th, 2018

I loved this spot! Trailer provided all the necessary amenities, and fun to camp with lots of friendly animals. Very quiet spot. Hosts were extremely warm and welcoming. I will be back!

Site 1 is right next to the house though, so if you're looking for a private getaway, maybe go with site 2 :)

Hipcamper Jemma
Jemma L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 16th, 2018

I loved my stay at the animal farm! The alpacas and pig and goats and donkey are so damn cute, Shanna and Garth were incredibly welcoming and hospitable, and it's just a beautiful piece of property. I camped one night but ended up in the camper the second night and I would definitely return. They have a separate shower and bathroom for campers and it was really comfortable to be able to shower after our river days. I love this place!

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Hipcamper Hallie
Hallie K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 8th, 2018

Had a really lovely time at Shanna and Garth’s animal sanctuary. It was a very lovely relaxing time. Would definitely recommend it.

Hipcamper Janie
Janie F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 17th, 2018

This place is absolutely amazing!
This beautiful farm is a sanctuary for the rescued animals --and humans needing an uplift in a tranquil setting with beautiful sunsets. It was so inspiring to see the rescued animals so lovingly cared for. Each one had a personality and a story. There were the 22 alpacas, a very large pig who trots up to greet you, 2 billy goats and a steer who comes to the fence when called and is best friends with the billy goat. Roosters crow, chickens cackle, dogs play tag.
It is a great place for kids-- where respect for animals is taught through experience.
Our campsite was in the orchard, you reach out and pick fresh figs. The night skies are black, showing the Milky Way. The hosts were so warm and welcoming, sharing the story of their farm and great advice for hidden lakes and swimming holes in the region.
I whole heartedly recommend the Love Creek Sanctuary, and can't wait to return!!

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Hipcamper  Nicole
Nicole D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 17th, 2018

What a warm and welcoming farm, not to mention fun. Shanna and Garth are amazing hosts and make you feel like part of their family along with the all the animals. Be sure to give Hank the pig a belly rub and Mojo the goat scratches on the head.

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Hipcamper Jordan
Jordan J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 23rd, 2018

We had a great time here. It was awesome to wake up to all of the roaming animals.

Hipcamper Jade
Jade B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 30th, 2018

We had a lovely time at the farm. Shanna and Garth were wonderful hosts, and we enjoyed sharing our site with their cute alpacas. We wish we had had more time to meet all of their animals!

Awards

Best of 2018 California
9th place
Property
Love Creek Sanctuary!
State
California
Country
United States
$50/night
2 Sites

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