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.
- 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%
The vibe at Orchard Nest
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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.
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.
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!
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!