Hipcamp host Russ J.
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R3 is a camping/glamping platform located in a private corner of our half acre property, walking distance to historical Nevada City, CA. There is much local history and many cultural activities to enjoy. Outdoor pursuits include hiking, road and mountain biking, river and lake access, skiing, and many more, all nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. Nevada City,

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R3 is a camping/glamping platform located in a private corner of our half acre property, walking distance to historical Nevada City, CA. There is much local history and many cultural activities to enjoy. Outdoor pursuits include hiking, road and mountain biking, river and lake access, skiing, and many more, all nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. Nevada City, and it's sister town, Grass Valley, are Gold Rush Victorian gems, boasting a variety of shopping venues, many fine eateries, and eclectic "watering holes" featuring craft brews, local wines and tasty cocktails. Live music in many locations adds an upbeat and lively ambiance. Unwind with a day at the river or lake, take a road or mountain bike ride, or a hike on one of the many local trails.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Russ a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Nevada City is a biking town with many road and MB opportunities.

Hiking

There are many trails to explore.

Climbing

We're and hour from Donner Summit and world class climbing routes.

Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3) in California.

Lake

Scotts Flat Lake is nearby for swimming, kayaking, and boating.

River, stream, or creek

Great swimming in the Yuba River

Forest
Mountainous

The vibe at Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)

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Hipcamper Lucia
Lucia Y.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

We loved our stay with Russ! The campsite was very sweet - equipped with a spacious platform for sleeping, stretching, meditating, etc, an awesome little kitchen set up, and lovely little touches to make you feel at home. Russ is very kind and welcoming and we would definitely stay here again!

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on July 30th, 2020

Lucia, My first campers! Your review validates all my work getting the site up and running. Glad you had a good time. All the best, Russ

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Hipcamper Christina
Christina R.
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July 21st, 2020

I loved staying here. It was beautiful and private and clean and as a woman traveling alone, I felt very safe and cared for. I look forward to staying again.

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on July 30th, 2020

Thanks, Christina. I look forward to your next visit. Russ

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Hipcamper liv

Glamping oasis in nevada city

Liv L.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2020

Russ greeted us warmly when we arrived and showed us the ropes while maintaining safe social distancing and mask use - but otherwise was completely hands off and left us to our privacy except to answer any questions via text. The place was a lovely to have as a home base to enjoy all that the area has to offer, although it was certainly tempting to just hang out there all day and read in the hammock. We were able to cook several lovely meals on the charcoal grill, and they even provided a few simple cookware items and dishes/utensils as well as a jetboil stove and electric kettle. Russ had just put in a sink when we arrived which was great for doing our dishes. We enjoyed our coffee and breakfast in the mornings near the veggie patch before heading out for the day to get in some water. Great stargazing (at least for us city folk) in the company of Ellie the cat. Highly recommend for a lovely glamping experience, would definitely love to stay here again.

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on July 30th, 2020

Liv, So happy you had a good visit. Thanks for the detailed and enthusiastic review. I'll look forward to hosting you again. Russ

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Hipcamper Paul

Private, thoughtful, beautiful!

Paul F.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2020

I cannot say enough good things about Russ's incredible space and hospitality. We are already planning another future stay! The tent platform includes a solar shower, flushing toilet, electricity and a practical kitchen space with running water and all the necessary kitchenware. For cooking, a Weber BBQ and small propane cooking stove. An adorable and private dining area had been set up with a table cloth and flowers from the garden for our arrival. The site is shaded and made private by surrounding trees. There are many thoughtful details that make this space so comfortable and fun - and did I mention it is spotlessly clean?! It's a short walk from historic Nevada City (thanks for the recommendation, Russ!). The location cannot be beat - such a quiet, gorgeous and lush neighborhood! Down the road is an archery range if that's something you're into. It's also a short drive away from Scotts Flat (pretty Lake for water recreation). Excellent site!

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on July 30th, 2020

Paul, Thanks for the great review. So happy you enjoyed yourselves. Come again! Russ

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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth R.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2020

Heaven on Earth - what more do you need?

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Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on August 11th, 2020

You're too kind, Elizabeth. Come again! Russ

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Hipcamper Helena

Cozy camping retreat

Helena G.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2020

Russ is a fantastic host! He designed and built the tiny home structure from repurposed wood, it was cozy, comfortable and clever. It really has everything you need for an easy camping trip, there’s a grill, bathroom with a shower, a sink with running water and electric with lights and a small fan. The setting is beautiful and relaxed and the location is super convenient to downtown Nevada City, Grass Valley, and dozens of outdoor activities and nature spots. Russ was available if we needed anything at all or suggestions on places to go.
We will definitely be back again!

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on August 11th, 2020

Thanks, Helena. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. Russ

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Hipcamper Ha

Fantastic site with a great host!

Ha T.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2020

The site: Great glamping site with small and thoughtful touches. It was spacious, private, and clean. The kitchen is well-equipped and we had fun grilling and cooking our food. The bathroom is fancy for a camping experience (Russ also just installed a shower!). We love it so much that we decided to stay in most of the time and was sad to leave.
The host: Russ was very responsive and friendly. He greeted us upon our arrival to show us the site, with standard covid precautions (wearing masks, social distancing). After that, he gave us all the privacy we wanted but was quick to respond to questions via text. He was so nice and brought Ellie the cat over so we could meet her : )
We had a great time and would love to come back! Thank you, Russ!

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on August 6th, 2020

Thanks, Ha. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. Come again! Russ

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Hipcamper Emilio
Emilio S.
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August 8th, 2020

Russ takes great pride in what he’s built here. After a week of camping, it was the perfect transition to civilization. And it was close to town! I’d definitely stay there again.

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on August 11th, 2020

Thanks, Emilio. I'll look forward to your next visit. Russ

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Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen Z.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2020

Had a great time at the Roadside retreat! Having your own private shower and restroom is so much nicer than any campground, and the sink has been upgraded from what's shown in the photos as well. There's a nice, level parking spot for your car (which I missed when I pulled in the dark, it's on the right). And the deck is lovely to hang out in twilight with all the string lights on. Russ was super helpful and available when I had any questions (twist the nozzle on the shower to get it started). Thanks again!

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on August 12th, 2020

So glad you had a good visit, Stephen. Come again! Russ

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Property
Russ J.’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$50/night
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