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


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
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
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


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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 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!

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 Denise

Will definitely be back!!

Denise W.
recommends this listing.
September 1st, 2020

This place was actually more beautiful, welcoming, and well-set up than the description. We almost hate to let people know. We stayed in the small yurt and made the short drive to the waterfalls and pools in nearby Shackleford Creek. The hosts invited us to join them to watch the sunset from the front porch of their nearby house. The hosts were both very engaging and wonderful to talk to and provide just the right mix of hospitality and respect for privacy. Great for individuals, couples, and families. Wish we had more time to stay longer.

View from the yurtTent site # 1Our yurt.  We had room to spare with two adults and two large dogs.  Very clean and well kept.East view from the yurt in the morning
Hipcamper Danielle

Surrounded by beauty & hospitality

Danielle N.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2020

What a great long weekend we had staying on Sis Q Ranch. Tom and Jan are kind, welcoming people and their property is gorgeous. If you're looking for a comfortable place to stay while exploring the endless beauty all around, then this is the place for you.

There's an option to camp or "glamp" here. We stayed in the yurt they have on site which was a great find on this busy weekend. The mattress was memory foam (and very comfy imo) and all we needed to bring was our own sheets and comforter. The property is also a farm and designated wildlife area. They have chickens on site and fresh eggs for sale (the one regret I have is not buying any!). On the second day we were there, Jan came around an offered veggies from her garden. I grilled up some of the zucchini and it was delicious. They also gave us some great recommendations for local hiking and waterfalls in the area.

About the property itself: when you drive up the private road to their property, there's a big open grassy field with trees on the perimeter. There's one yurt and about 3 other campsites on the perimeter, all within relatively good distance between one another. It's not really secluded but our neighbors were also chill, this is more an early to bed early to rise and no rowdy partying kind of campsite. There are bathrooms, which were very clean and the showers were also great.

We did some local hikes in the area and really just relaxed most of the weekend. Unfortunately, the smoke from the wildfires occupied most of Saturday and Sunday but it did start to clear up on Monday. I absolutely want to go back when the smoke clears because I bet the sunsets are incredible there. Even with the smoke, the nature and beauty are breathtaking. Would highly recommend, thank you for having us Tom and Jan. Hope to see you soon!

Sis Q Ranch
United States
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