About Earth Castle Retreat
SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE $75 - Regularly $95
Enjoy the serenity of nature and the forest in a tucked away yurt up in the mountains of Grass Valley. Located off of Hwy 174, only 20 minutes from downtown Grass Valley/Nevada City.
This is a great getaway for a couple, women's weekend retreat or family trip. Sleep inside the Yurt or also pitch tents right outside the Yurt in flat open space if you are a bigger group.
Bask under the breath taking stars at night and feel the healing effect of nature all around you during your stay. Hike, bike, swim, site-see and don’t forget to visit the Yuba River! So many things are available to you. Visit the historical Empire Mine, The National Hotel or the Nevada Theater (the first Theater in California).
The yurt comes with a cozy king size bed designed to sleep on top of with blankets or your sleeping bag. There is a camp kitchen just outside the yurt with running water available at the well house a few feet away. Fresh bottled water, cook ware, utensils and a single burner stove to cook with are provided.
Enjoy the simplicity. An outdoor shower, bath and compost toilet are available. If you need to use the facilities in the house that can be arranged.
In addition to enjoying the peace and quiet that this surrounding has to offer, as a supplementary option, I offer astrology/inner beloved and destiny card readings to make your stay here an extra ordinary and transforming experience. Please txt me ahead of time to schedule your appointment. From this reading you will gain great insights into your life and have a better understanding of your closest relationship/s. You will also receive a yearly report and composite relationship report after the reading via email.
I am also available to facilitate a customized private women's retreat with teachings about Communicating to Create Connection, Mastering Your Emotions and other women's empowerment subjects.
For these reasons a stay here at Earth Castle Retreat would be an amazing experience especially as a couples getaway, a women's gathering, or a "girls weekend."
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessibility: Park at listing
- Accommodation provided: Yurt
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out
- Weeknight discount: 25% off
The vibe at Earth Castle Retreat
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I had an awesome stay at ECR! The host, Anna Thea, was incredibly kind and welcoming. I had a great time chatting with her during my stay. She had a lot of great insight on topics I was interested in. The yurt is an amazing structure in the foot of the meadow in the back end of the property. It is far enough away from the main house to be private and has all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. There are meditation pillows, yoga mats, a bed, kitchen supplies, drinking water and accessible running electricity. It's a very tranquil and peaceful environment to escape to on a weekend. It's not to far from town to grab supplies and is located in a very beautiful and serene community. There is lots to do if you're looking for short day trips like the hiking trails in Auburn or the numerous wineries and lakes in the nearby area. ECR has a great host, a great story and will be a great stay. I highly recommend giving ECR a shot! Thanks, Anna Thea!
Wow earth castle retreat was even better than the pictures ! My sister and I headed out on a little hike as soon as we got there. We ended up passing by some really friendly neighbors that showed us around some cool parts of the area. We watched the sunset on a ridge close by and came back to swing in the hammock till dark. In the morning we went over and said hello to Anna our lovely host. She gave us a quick astrological reading that was very informative. We really enjoyed our coffee and conversationwith Anna. She was so easy to connect with once we booked the place and she made sure that we had everything we needed. We really couldn't of asked for more and will definitely recommend it to all of our friends! If you're in the area don't pass up earth castle retreat you won't regret it! #magical #hideaway #youbet
My family of 5(a mom a dad a big boy a little girl & a crazy dog) all headed up to earth castle for thanksgiving. Anna-Thea met us up at the yurt a few weeks before our vacation date so we could familiarize before go time. Everything upon our arrival thanksgiving afternoon, was perfect. The yurt was calming and beautiful and the area surrounding the yurt was very well kept. The sun was starting to set as we arrived, so we only had a few moments to take it all in and to hang our food (because bears..). The night went well, we brought a little space heater (there were plenty of outlet plugs to charge phones & plug heaters into) so the kiddos and crazy dog wouldn't freeze. We may have had a bear visit fairly close to camp that first night. It was all very exciting. Anna-Thea provides a hot plate for cooking and a nice cook space and table. Theres a hot shower and tub outdoors. The is light hiking around the perimeter of the property, perfect for little ones, more hiking not far along the river or up towards rollins lake. We drove into old grass valley on one of the days we spent there. Oh and the compost toilet was pretty amazing.. My kids love "interactive" expiriences. My review is all over the place, sorry. Really we just had a fantastic time and can't wait to go back!
My partner and I were driving into Grass Valley late at night without any idea as to where we'd be stay. We got connected with Anne-Thea, and she was totally welcoming, and super easy to get in touch with. We had never heard of HipCamp before, but decided to try it, because she was super sweet on the phone.
When we arrived late at night, she met us at the driveway and walked down to the yurt with us. She showed us where everything was, and let us know everything we needed to know about the property! We had a great conversation about her work, and both me and my partner's work.
The yurt itself is absolutely beautiful, and a great place to meditate, do yoga, and really just ground yourself. I did a morning meditation on the meditation pillow, and the sun shines right in the window, and it was just beautiful :)
We are looking forward to one day staying at the beautiful Earth Castle again! <3
William & Tyler
Anna-Thea is an amazing host, the yurt is a cozy home, and the surrounding forest is beautiful. Great spot to feel very much at peace in the woods, and also a fun basecamp from which to explore the nearby towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City. HIGHLY recommend Pine Street Burgers in Grass Valley for amazing homemade veggie patties, Bison burgers, and vegan coconut milkshakes!!!
It is an amazing retreat to the woods. The place has 1 camping site which gives you all the space you could imagine. The interiors of the tent are artistically done. It can easily accommodate 6-8 people. If you enjoy swimming in the river then there is South yuba river, a 45 min drive which has some scenic swimming holes.
The yurt was so lovely, and Anna Thea was so accommodating! Leading up to the booking, as well as at the site, she was so kind and helpful, since I was worried about the cold and potential snow. The yurt itself is lovely, with a huge king bed (fairly new to the yurt). We stayed over Christmas, which was a chilly 26 degrees at night, which actually turned out okay since we brought sleeping bags and used them inside the covers on the bed. We stayed pretty toasty warm that way!
This was a wonderful little vacation! Super easy to get to from SF, we actually went when it was freezing outside and raining and we were super warm. Fell asleep to the rain, and slept for 12 hours. The yoga mats and props inside were perfect for meditating, practicing, and gathering.
Will for sure come again!!!