Hipcamp host Ruthanne J.
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This is a site on a working farm in the foothills east of Sacramento, at approximately 1500 ft. We are producing organic flowers, fruits, herbs & vegetables. With some notice we will be happy to provide a retreat spot with cleansing juices, wheat grass juice, salads and other fresh picked produce. Otherwise you can see the activities of the farm as they happen in a quiet

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This is a site on a working farm in the foothills east of Sacramento, at approximately 1500 ft. We are producing organic flowers, fruits, herbs & vegetables. With some notice we will be happy to provide a retreat spot with cleansing juices, wheat grass juice, salads and other fresh picked produce. Otherwise you can see the activities of the farm as they happen in a quiet little valley with beautiful sky views and songbirds night and day. There are many assorted activities close by and with easy access. We are 5 mi. from town, yet very quiet and peaceful. We are .5 mi from Hidden Falls Regional Park, where there are water falls year round, and easy & moderate trails.

Auburn area was a supply juncture in the gold rush days. The railroad was beginning west/ east from the Sacramento River into the High Sierras. The gold was being rushed from Nevada City & Coloma, north / south. Auburn was at the crossroads for all of that activity. There are rolling hills, Pines & Oaks, good soil, and great Nature in this area.

The sites here are quiet, rugged but comfortable, open most of the year, Welcoming. You can be alone in a private area tucked into a crescent at the side of the orchard with a little hill at your back, or you can be at our hilltop site with a 4 person canvas tent provided. ( slightly more cost for this site). We have dogs, cats and chickens at the farthest end of the farm about 10 acres away. Parking is approximately 300-500 feet from the site. You will find a bowl of our in season, organic fruit or produce at your site when you arrive.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot
Fires allowed
Fire ring w/ grill
Toilet available
No pets
Showers available
Cold water only
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Ruthanne a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 4 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

We have lots of Birds, Coyote, Lynx

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Orchard Nest in California.

River, stream or creek

American River is 20 min away. Hidden Falls Regional Park is 5 min away.

Swimming hole

Close by (5 min) by car or 1/2 mi away is a Regional Park with falls, stream, swimming holes. American River is 20 minutes.

Lake
Waterfall

Places to see near Shared Abundance Organic Farm

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The vibe at Orchard Nest

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Hipcamper Steven
Steven C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 17th, 2017

This orchard has so many different fruits and vegetables growing. It was so fun to explore - who knew kiwis grew on trees?! It was nice to get away from the city and hear nothing but birds and insects. There's no cell service around the area but Google Maps will take you almost there. Go past where it tells you to turn in and about 200 feet you'll see a road that takes you up and to the right. It's marked by a Lyon sign. Just follow that until you see the gate with the address.

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Hipcamper Harriet
Harriet A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 8th, 2017

The farm was a little tricky to find (although probably mostly because we arrived after dark). The spot was great with the compostable toilet right by it and the little gravity powered shower too. Not to mention the fact that it's in a kiwi orchard which was snug feeling, beautiful and smelt great. There's a firepit and seating area on the site too and Ruthanne had kindly provided us with a bowl of the most delicious cherries. Ruthanne and everyone on the farm were really friendly (including the dogs) and we had a great stay.

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Hipcamper Ben
Ben P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 28th, 2018

Great place to camp with many different places to set up the tent under the trees. The host met us upon our arrival and was very friendly

Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 5th, 2018

Had an amazing time. The orchard setting was beautiful and it was warm enough we didn’t even have to put the cover on our tent so we could go to sleep looking up at the stars. The location was great - the directions were clear and everything went without a hitch. We went to the hidden falls one day, it was a nice light hike and a lovely little swimming hole and then went to the lake the next day, which was more crowded but the water felt great!

Hipcamper Victoria
Victoria C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 1st, 2018

Not sure if I'll ever be able to say I slept in a kiwi orchard! It was a dream I never knew I had. Though I wish the kiwis were closer to being in season! Though the directions were a little unclear, my group was able to navigate to the Shared Abundance Organic Farm with only slight delay. I recommend arriving before dark to avoid getting lost and to obviously enjoy the sunset over the farm.

There were some nice touches to the site that made it comfortable: table, benches, a fire pit, a mostly-private compost toilet, and a well-water spigot. It's not the most secluded area as you can see some homes and other residences around, but it was still very picturesque and we had a beautiful night sky and a great view of the moon. We didn't see another person the entire time.

Ruthanne was very responsive the entire time and my friends and I had a great time!

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Hipcamper Tim
Tim T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 23rd, 2018

We stayed here only one night. Overall the experience was quite positive! The orchard is a beautiful place to stay and explore. There are so many different fruits, vegetables, and herbs growing at every turn. Sleeping under the kiwi trees is really unique and special. My one complaint would be that, after greeting us briefly, the host disappeared. Since we didn't have any cell service, we had no way of contacting her to ask a few questions (like where the shower was). Since we were only there one night, it wasn't a big deal. It might have been, though, if we had stayed longer.

Hipcamper Emily
Emily G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 23rd, 2018

I would definitely recommend camping at this beautiful spot! You'll be camping in a kiwi orchard!!! The farm itself is beautiful and worth walking around, and Auburn is close to wineries, hiking, swimming holes, and more. Composting toilet, fire ring, and water access were as described. Ruthanne was there to greet us and was very communicative and helpful during our stay. I would say the campsite was somewhat less private than expected (there were other campers on the property not far away during our second night there), but all in all I highly recommend this spot and would definitely go back.

Hipcamper Dani D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 4th, 2018
Hipcamper Daniel B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 16th, 2018
Property
Shared Abundance Organic Farm
State
California
$60/night
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