Hipcamp host Tom & Jan B.
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Relax in our small yurt instead of pitching a tent on our peaceful Sis-Q Ranch Tent Camping site! The small 14' yurt was custom designed for the ranch and holds from 1 - 4 campers on a futon or provided cots (bedding not provided). We provide a table, chairs, and an area for your cook stove. Our tiled bathrooms and hot showers have been a big hit with our campers! It also ha

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Relax in our small yurt instead of pitching a tent on our peaceful Sis-Q Ranch Tent Camping site! The small 14' yurt was custom designed for the ranch and holds from 1 - 4 campers on a futon or provided cots (bedding not provided). We provide a table, chairs, and an area for your cook stove. Our tiled bathrooms and hot showers have been a big hit with our campers! It also has large tubs for doing your dishes! There are also great restaurants in the Valley that serve delicious meals!

Sis-Q Ranch is a small working ranch that is 9 miles from the nearest town of Fort Jones (Population 660). The yurt and 3 tent sites are shaded most of the day.  It is filled with wild birds and other wildlife surrounded by hundreds of agricultural acres. Cougar, bear, coyote, bobcat, raccoon, skunk, etc are our local neighbors. We are quiet, secluded, and off the beaten path. We are family & pet friendly. Our night sky has been rated as the darkest possible providing an absolutely exhilarating view of our universe!

Sis-Q Ranch is located in the mythical State of Jefferson. If you love the outdoors, you can hike the beautiful Marble Mountain Wilderness, explore forest trails on your mountain bike, or drive/cycle the historic roads and byways of Scott Valley. Fresh water swimming is accessible on our Scott River or nearby creeks.  If you love history, Scott Valley has opportunities to learn more about our two local native American tribes: the Shasta and Karuk. Scott Valley was formerly known as Beaver Valley by the Hudson Bay Trading Company.  In the early 1800's, a military outpost, named Fort Jones, was established and the entire area became active during the Gold Rush with farming and logging as mainstays. Many historic sites are found in and around the local communities of Fort Jones, Greenview, Mugginsville, Etna, and Callahan. The Fort Jones and Etna Museums hold a lot of interesting information.  They also are famous for their fabulous collection of rocks and minerals. You could give the camp cook a break by dining at one of our several excellent local dining establishments.

Lodging provided
Yurt
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Tom & Jan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 2 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Access to the roadways of the Siskiyou Century Ride and our own Scott Valley plus other areas are available for cycling. We do ...Read more

Fishing

Our Scott River is closed to fishing near us but there are many other creeks and lakes for you to lure or fly fish!

Hiking

We have many trails and by-ways around the Marble Mt. Wilderness and others. We are one hour from Mt. Shasta experiences!

Horseback riding

We do have a corral for 1 or 2 horses if you want to do some trail riding near us! It would be an extra charge of $25 each a ni...Read more

Swimming

We have river and creek swimming offsite about 10 minutes. See the pictures of our camp.

Whitewater paddling

This is seasonal and downriver about 15 minutes.

Wildlife watching

The Ranch provides great bird watching on which includes our 2 acre wildlife refuge pond. Bring binoculars! We also have many l...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Yurt Camping under Sis-Q Stars in California.

Forest

We are situated in a forest like environment. We are near the Marble Mt. Wilderness, Salmon Mts., Russian Wilderness, and the T...Read more

River, stream or creek

Our Scott River is seasonal but always a fun walk from the ranch!

Swimming hole

These are available offsite about 10 minutes drive!

Waterfall

Refreshing Shackleford Falls is just 10 minutes from the Ranch and has a natural slide during low water! Ask us for directions!

The vibe at Yurt Camping under Sis-Q Stars

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Hipcamper Megan
Megan L.
recommends this listing.
October 17th, 2018

Tom was a great guy and gave us some awesome tips on what to see around the area. the yurt was very clean and well suited to our needs.

Hipcamper Joyce
Joyce L.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2019

We had an amazing stay with Tom and Jan - they are the loveliest hosts and the site was beautiful. Our kids loved playing with the chickens, skipping stones at the river just a short walk from the property, petting the horses, hunting for baby toads, and playing frisbee on the open lawn. The deep sink basins in the bathroom were great for washing dishes and clothes and we appreciated the small, thoughtful touches like a cabinet for your toiletries, fresh flowers for our picnic table, and firewood for the charming outdoor fire pit. We are on a long road trip so the private, hot shower before we took off was a gift!

Property
Sis Q Ranch
State
California
$100/night
1 Site
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