Hipcamp host Michel O.
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Historic Brice Station 100 acres hosts Master artist, Michel Olson's Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden. Born in Berlin, Germany, he has spent his life time travelling and becoming an accomplished artist in wood, stone and iron. Two of his gypsy rigs and several large art installations, Geometree, Chain Henge, are in the meadow next to the forested 4 site campground. Site 1 is

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Historic Brice Station 100 acres hosts Master artist, Michel Olson's Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden. Born in Berlin, Germany, he has spent his life time travelling and becoming an accomplished artist in wood, stone and iron. Two of his gypsy rigs and several large art installations, Geometree, Chain Henge, are in the meadow next to the forested 4 site campground. Site 1 is spacious with multiple tent sites, art TeePee, and nice shade oak .Site 2 is largest with multiple levels/tent sites and best sunset views. Site 3 is woodsy and cozy. Site 4 has iron TeePee with chandelier and several shaded tent sites. All sites have parking, tables, benches, and trees for shade, hammocks or slack lines.  Great sunrise/sunsets with dark skies for night time star gazing. Brice Station is also home to Brice Station Winery and Quyle Kilns ceramic art studio and classes.  Back woods nature trail and overlook, sculpture art grounds, vineyard, 7 acre woods nature art walk, Shakespeare Stage, Concert stage and lawn, Blacksmith school and Clay manufacturing area. Simply put, nature/art camping at its best. Cov19 Sites are extra large with natural space in between. We give 10 feet or better  space for check in etc.  Several wash and sanitizer station.  Please be healthy and safe. Children are full price and must be attended to. Please leash dogs. No trailers over 14 ft. No campsite open fires June thru Sept. Communal campfire/BBQ in kitchen/crafts area available, free wood included. Counter top stoves allowed. Please no loud music or voices

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
4 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No showers
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 25ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Michel a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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The vibe at Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden

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Hipcamper Esther

Unique artsy campsite & lovely host

Esther W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 23rd, 2019

We booked this campsite with hesitation, mainly because we saw that we were one of the first few guests visiting the site. We soon realized we'd stumbled upon a hidden gem of a place.

Michel was the most charming host, and was the perfect balance of being an accommodating and helpful host, while also giving us time and privacy to settle in and explore the campgrounds ourselves. The campsite borders both a ceramics studio and a winery, but there were also acres of forest, vineyards, and just open land that we were able to explore while winding down at the campsite (some of which Michel has started building trails through). There was also a nice grill & picnic table area where we were able to prepare dinner (we bought ingredients at a store on the drive up).

When we first arrived at the campsite, we did a free tasting at the wine, and then bought a $20 bottle to enjoy out on the lawn in the sunshine. In the late afternoon, there was someone who came around and ushered paying guests to a local production of Macbeth, taking place on an outdoor stage in a far corner of the lawn.

The next morning, we woke up to do the walking tour with Michel, where he took us on trails in the acres around the campsite and vineyard. He has made this area really special - it's equal parts art sculpture garden, campsite, and forested trails.

Afterwards, we drove 20-30 min into the forest towards Big Trees and did a beautiful hike there around the redwoods.

All in all, a really special place. We are already planning our next trip back, before this hidden gem gets too busy!

Hipcamper Jojo
Jojo W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
August 26th, 2019

love the place. It is nice and clean! The space it’s huge that the children and the dog can run around! They also have a big clean flush toilet down the hill which only takes 5 mins walk to get there:) will definitely visit again. Btw the art pieces are amazing! Great for photo shooting!

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Hipcamper Cera

Fun, warm, unique

Cera M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 9th, 2019

This place was beautiful!! The location was amazing, and the property was stunning! As we drove onto the property, we were instantly impressed by the installation at the front. Michel is an extremely talented artist, and clearly a hard-working man! Everyone we interacted with was so kind, friendly, and helpful. We slept under the stars both nights and the temperature was perfect. What a wonderful weekend getaway. Thank you Michel and everyone else who made our stay warm. :-)

Hipcamper Amy

A phenomenal stay.

Amy K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 10th, 2019

The moment I arrived on the hip camp property I was blown away. On the property, there was a winery, a tasting room, a pottery shop and a place where they made pottery and offered classes on designated days. The shop is called Quyle Kilns and the Wine is Brice station. Quyle Kilns is run by a woman named Pamela and she was genuinely kind and totally helpful. I made sure that before I left for home, I purchased a beautiful coffee cup with a butterfly on it. There was a theatre called Shakespeare On The Vine doing Macbeth and a music venue...not to mention there was art everywhere.. The camp was surrounded by sculptures and two elaborate circus wagons...I can’t really explain what they looked like so you will have to see the pictures that I can hopefully attach. The gentlemen responsible for all of it was the artist and host of Sierra Sculptures Garden Michel Olson. He looked like he stepped out of another time...he had the kindest eyes, a mustache that curled up at the ends and he was very accommodating. I was only there for one night, but I’m taking friends back in a couple of weeks. I’m not sure I want to camp anywhere else unless it’s like this place. I got spoiled for sure. Be sure to go to Brice Station tasting room and Quyle Kilns!
P.s it’s just up the road from Calaveras Big Trees!

The elaborate wagon that Michel built and traveled with,..I believe he named her Florence. Sierra Circles Sculpture GardenQuyle Kilns!My site post set up.
Hipcamper Jason

Elevated camping

Jason F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
May 31st, 2020

Our family had a wonderful stay here. As experienced campers we can say most car camping sites don’t have ‘thoughtful touches’ this place does. Michel & his friends art is featured and sprinkled throughout. It’s a nice place for adult friends or small families. The sites are huge. No showers but super clean (and entertaining) composting toilets. The views and surrounding landscape are really perfect. Above all you feel safe. You’re not allowed to nor should you stay here if you are an ass. Only kind people need apply.

Hipcamper Evangelina

Clean, beautiful, large site

Evangelina M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 17th, 2019

Really clean, nestled in the trees with large meadow & sculptures, art circles and a large site. Quiet & pristine
will stay here again, in a heartbeat.

Hipcamper Chris

Joyful campsite and wonderful hosts

Chris B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 12th, 2019

Michel and Pam have an incredible campsite site and are wonderful hosts!! We appreciated our stay so much. We've stayed at MANY campsites in California and this is one of our favorites, we will absolutely be back. Michel and Pam even went out of their way to help us recover a lost cell phone. Truly awesome people!

Hipcamper Rachel

Gypsy vibes & grape vines

Rachel H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 22nd, 2019

Sierra Circles was a unique and charming camp with rich history and beautiful surrounds. I took my four year old daughter and she stayed busy exploring the property from arrival in the early afternoon until the stars came out to play.

Michel, the host, was very helpful, courteous and easy to speak to.

The property itself is very intriguing and the communal kitchen is honestly perfection. There is potable water & and fish rack for easy clean up and plenty of seating all around the camp to enjoy the views.

We stayed in site 2 which had a beautiful view of the mountains and pines and two different tables on our private site.

This place would be great for larger parties as well. We visited white pine lake for some kayaking and Mercer cavern for some underground exploration the following day, both of which are close to the property.

It was a lovely trip from the East Bay away from all the chaos of people. I highly recommend checking this site out if you’re a lover of the arts and country.

The cell service is great & the photo ops are endless. The sunsets are refreshing and the night sky is breath taking. It’s worth a visit!

Hipcamper Jeff

A don’t miss hipcamp

Jeff P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 19th, 2020

What find! We took our Class B here followed by our kids in a separate vehicle and stayed at Site #2. Spacious, well kept and all the sites feel private when compared to state parks. But, it’s the grounds, vineyard and ceramic operations that make this so fun. It’s a just downright charming with the Michel’s sculptures on the grounds when mixed with the fun and creative lifestyle that these organizers have created. I hesitate to say this because I don’t want the site to get to popular but if you are headed up HWY4 don’t miss this site. It’s very special.

“Ansel” hunkering down for the evening at Sierra Circles.
Property
Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
State
California
Country
United States
$49/night
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