Hipcamp host Lis W.
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Come visit our beautiful 20 acre property in quiet, scenic Bangor. We are Christians (Catholic and Mennonite) and invite you to stay in our little cabin for a prayerful time during Lent or any other time of the year. 

Read, walk, write, stargaze, sleep, meditate/pray, swim, and chat with friendly people; come feel closer to Jesus. We ask visitors to please dress modest


Come visit our beautiful 20 acre property in quiet, scenic Bangor. We are Christians (Catholic and Mennonite) and invite you to stay in our little cabin for a prayerful time during Lent or any other time of the year. 

Read, walk, write, stargaze, sleep, meditate/pray, swim, and chat with friendly people; come feel closer to Jesus. We ask visitors to please dress modestly - both while swimming and throughout the property. Modesty is beautiful! We are trying to return a little morality to our often "experimental" culture here in California and hope that appeals to you too :)

The cabin is a single room with: a deck, electricity but no internet as it is far from the landowners' main house, a double-sized bed with clean cozy bedding, heater,  and rugs. 

You will experience the absolute quiet and sounds of nature (water and song birds, frogs, deer, fox, rabbits, and the running stream) from your cabin with a small deck. There is another cabin a few feet away that can also be booked together. 

To get to the cabin from the parking area, you will need to walk down a dirt path and takes about 5 minutes. 

A compost toilet outhouse is between the two cabins. Back up near the parking and the main house where the land owners live, you will find an out-dwelling with a small but well equipped guest kitchen and a full bathroom with hot shower. 

The kitchen is just for preparing meals as it has no seating but you are welcome to sit at any of the outdoor tables or bring your meal back to the cabin. It is equipped with pots, pans, dishes, coffee grinder and drip filter, toaster, blender, Butte County olive oil, salt, pepper, fridge, and propane 2 burner stove. (no microwave).

A fire-pit is available for use in this area as well (depending on season) but please speak with one of us before using.

We are surrounded by hundreds of acres of protected land, so this is truly a retreat space. Oaks, gentle trails, open starry sky, and the sweet waters of our year-round creek with its 100 feet long 12 feet deep swimming hole. In the winter, the rocky boulders by the creek provide calm meditation spots, and there is much walking and resting to be had. 

Be sure to bring your swimsuit in the summer and spend the day at the beach swimming hole. Modest clothing is encouraged.

We do have poison oak in the area but if you stay on the mowed paths you'll be fine.

We are about 2.5 - 3 hrs from San Francisco (during non-rush hour times) and about 1 hr. 15 mins from Sacramento.

You can attend Mass in either Oroville or Challenge - both about 25 minutes away.

To find wonderful places to explore for food and wine nearby visit the Bangor Bake Shoppe, sierraoro-dot-org,  and Cafe Collage in Oregon House - to name just a few.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Lis a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


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Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Cabin 1 at Oaks & Stream in California.


Our road is well named as "Rolling Oaks Lane" since that's what you'll be in while here: rolling hills of wild oats and loads o...Read more

Swimming hole

We are so fortunate to have two deep swimming holes that are refreshing all year long.

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The vibe at Cabin 1 at Oaks & Stream

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Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole S.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2018

The swimming hole is a quick and easy 2 minute walk from the cabin, and when we were there was a perfect compliment to the hot weather. The cabins are well-kept, beds are comfortable, and windows allowed great airflow. They're especially great for two couples-- the two cabins are close enough that you will interact with the other guests. The cabins are far enough from the main houses that they do feel private from that main area. The kitchen and outdoor picnic tables are right in the midst of the main area with the owners home and another rental home-- perfect if you're looking forward to getting to know the owner a bit while you cook your meals. There is a cute and large Great Pyrenees pup that belongs to the longterm tenants-- he hung out with us and our pups we brought with us at the swimming hole. Overall we had a lovely long weekend!

Hipcamper Lis
Response from Lis, the Host, on June 3rd, 2018

Thank you so much Cole! We loved having you all. Lis

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Hipcamper Erin
Erin P.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2018

I actually did not spend the night here as intended due to some car trouble that required I drive to Sacramento. But, I did stop and spend a couple hours here, before I realized I would not be staying.

The location is peaceful. It is on a secluded piece of property. There are 2 cabins near each other, no one was at the other when I was there, but if you want total privacy, be aware there may be another camper nearby.

I jumped in the water and swam, it was really refreshing on the hot day I was there. Don't forget to bring a towel! The kitchen and shower/ toilet are a couple minute walk from the cabin and appeared to be basic but functional. There is a hill between the cabins and kitchen/ bathroom/ parking and it is covered in dry leaves that are slippery. I only had flip flops with no tread on them, so walking down to the cabin was a little tricky. Bring some shoes with traction.

I was here in the summer, so there were mosquitoes as the sun began to set. Bring repellent if you are bothered by them. I did not note any in the cabin, only when I was outside.

I had no cell service, which I knew ahead of time, and only became problematic as I was trying to make arrangements for my car repairs. And, there is wifi near the kitchen, but does reach the cabins.

I was sorry I was unable to stay the night, the cabin seemed like it would have been a nice, quiet place to overnight.

Hipcamper Shannon

Great hosts & dogs, and other items

Shannon H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
January 1st, 2019

Lis was really welcoming and helpful with accommodations. She was out of town when my friend and I stayed in the cabin, but her property was housesat by the wonderful Wallis family.

I really recommend arriving before dark; getting to the location can be a little tricky at nighttime, and the cabin is also hard to find in the dark. My friend and I were driving from Portland in horrible weather, so it pitch black by the time we arrived. However, I was in touch with Mrs. Wallis throughout the day, who reassured me, and Mr. Wallis, three of their adorable kids and their two fluffy dogs (the best and sweetest doggos in the world!!!) came out to welcome us. They were really sweet, showed us to the cabin and reiterated that we were welcome to knock on their front door if we needed anything. Mrs. Wallis had set up an electric kettle with tea and cups, and the cabin was cozy until the power went out (it was raining heavily that night) - with the power out, the portable heater shut off as well and it was pretty chilly. The cabin was tucked away and some ways from the main house, and would have been so cute to see in the daytime. It would definitely have been hard to find on our own.

Some things to keep in mind: (1) there aren't any curtains on the windows, and so my friend and I didn't feel as though we had much privacy. (2) There are mountain lions and bears in the area, so the dogs make rounds and will sometimes bark in the night. They're just being the sweet brave doggos that they are. (3) That being said, if you have severe allergies to dogs, be aware. I didn't think my allergies or asthma would kick in so severely, and didn't have my medication or inhaler with me. Thus my friend and I decided to leave early.

On the path back to the main house and my car, my friend and I had heard a snarl but the dogs came bounding and barking and scared off whatever it was. The dogs then proceeded to walk us to our car like the wonderful dogs they are!

Overall, Lis and the Wallis family are wonderful hosts, the dogs are the best in the world, and I wish we didn't have to cut our stay short. But would definitely recommend (and again highly recommend arriving during the day!)

Hipcamper Lis
Response from Lis, the Host, on January 20th, 2019

Thank you so much Shannon for your glowing and helpful review. For some reason I haven't been getting notice when guests write reviews so I apologize for the late response. I'm so sorry about the power outage! I will contact you about a refund. We'll also put up curtains since you suggested it. We hope the rest of your trip south went smoothly. God bless!

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Hipcamper Cairo M.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2018
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