Stone Circles Garden is 23 beautiful acres, dedicated to art and nature, with stunning views overlooking the central valley. Camp sites range from separated and secluded, to neighborly, to group sites, with art installations everywhere. Some art you can even camp inside off. Owner,Creator, Michel, born in Berlin, Germany, came to the gold country foothills to be a river guide/ ski instructor. I fell in love with incredible outdoors available in this area between Tahoe and Yosemite. Famous for being owner/creator of Florence the freight-liner, a motorized castle that toured the western U.S. for 12 years, called the Gypsy Time Travelers.The yard represents a life time of travel inspired building. Large blacksmith/fabricating shop on site. 3 handmade gypsy rigs, and an art garden with Chain Henge, Spiral Solarium and 2 Iron Teepees. Ridge top view for great sunsets, with dark skies for night stars. Only 4.2 miles off of hwy 4 and yet a getaway of peace, quiet, and solace. One mile plus art walk showcases property and Michels unique creations,Including Double spiral, 60 foot standing stone circle, custom art climbing wall, rock stage and sky view eatery to name just a few things. Michel continues to build so each visit has new surprises. Michel enjoys travelers and hearing their tales and looks forward to sitting around the fire ring or watching a sunset from the sky view eatery with you soon. Dinner/breakfast burritos and drinks/coffee available for donations. Safe travels.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Stone Circles Garden An art ranch
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This is coolest most amazing place ever!! I'm literally packing to go back in a few days. Michel is such a wonderful person; so generous, interesting, and just delightful. Burritos are great, outhouses are the cleanest and coolest (never thought I'd say that), people on the property were fun and friendly, the place is the the most unique spirited awesome atmosphere. THANK YOU!!!!
Words cannot fully describe how awesome our experience was here. Michel was an excellent host. He was available and willing to give advice on nearby attractions and he clearly had plenty of historical and experiential knowledge of the area. We stayed for 2 nights and what I most enjoyed about the site was the various projects and sculptures Michel had built or collected throughout the years. He also has a 1.5 mile art hike that he's working on that adds a meditative and spiritual component that my wife and I are always looking for in an art-inspired campground. He gave us a little tour of the place and spoke of his intentions for his land. We will definitely be back (probably in the next few months) and look forward to the new art pieces he will be adding to the experience. Thank you Michel! This served as a much needed retreat for us.
Super welcoming environment, beautiful sights, and lots of unique art around! Perfect place to get inspired and take a break, lots of active/outdoorsy things to do nearby as well! Definitely coming back here :)
This camp site is surreal ! The atmosphere, the arts, the vibe all created by the owner Michael and the team is astonishing. It really felt like a day dream, being there, and then coming back to our normal life in the city. The stories told by the owner were super interesting, and the burritos were bomb :) I can’t wait to come back to this place again.
Gem of a campground. We were promptly greeted upon arrival, shown around then settled in for a night looking up at the stars. Michel is a great human & camp host! The property is well maintained and was good parking for our motorcycles.
Such a magical place! It's definitely not for everyone. Not a place for high-maintenance folks but if you have an inkling you might like it, then you should go. Michel and Kristin and Bryce were so kind and attentive and helpful.
If you arrive exhausted, you will leave refreshed.
If you arrive depleted, you will leave inspired.
Had a great weekend at stone circle. It had a scenic view of the valley and a beautiful starry night sky. Michel was a great host always willing to help or point you in the direction of a great adventure or field trip. His vast collection of artwork has endless stories. Can't wait to go again to see what else is in store