Hipcamp host Alicia F.
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Located on a 1400-acre habitat preserve; adjacent to 650 acres of state park land along the beloved Yuba River

Two round cabins, the ‘moon’ cabin and the ‘sun’ cabin as seen in a design within the rock walls, hand constructed of stone gathered from the land, each with a queen bed, desk, chairs, and mini-kitchen with stove, sink, refrigerator and an outdoor bbq. The shared bath

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Located on a 1400-acre habitat preserve; adjacent to 650 acres of state park land along the beloved Yuba River

Two round cabins, the ‘moon’ cabin and the ‘sun’ cabin as seen in a design within the rock walls, hand constructed of stone gathered from the land, each with a queen bed, desk, chairs, and mini-kitchen with stove, sink, refrigerator and an outdoor bbq. The shared bath house has an indoor hot shower, sink, and compost toilet, along with an outdoor shower with views of the river. Our electricity comes from solar-power and we feature organic bedding and towels. Each cabin sleeps 2 people max.

Includes Yuba River beach access with picnic area, hammock, chairs and optional river campsite. The private spot, with swimming holes and sun-warmed rocks is a 10-12 minute hike from the stone cabins. Access to the 650-acre South Yuba State Park with hiking & biking trails and additional river spots is a 5-minute drive by car.

Interested in dates that are already booked? Send me a message to ask for details on our up-and-coming wildflower village - cabins made of all native materials from the land.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, hose, pump or well
No fires
Bring your own camping stove, access to a propa...
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
Showers available
Hot water
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send alicia a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Mountain biking available - advanced trails near purdon crossing - intermediate/advanced private trail access with prior reserv...Read more

Boating

White water rafting & motorboats & kayaking tributary whitewater tours (american river is the closest for beginners-intermediat...Read more

Fishing

20-25 minutes: scotts flat recreation area boating, fishing, hiking, camping, relaxing. catchable brown trout planted yearly, r...Read more

Hiking

Out the cabin door to the river and mountain loop trail. more hiking from purdon's crossing, 5-minute drive.

Horseback riding

With prior reservation - excursions to see nature and native plants. contact alicia@livingwild.org for prices.

Paddling

Tributary whitewater tours (american river is the closest for beginners-intermediate rafters of all ages, 4 and up: approx. 45 ...Read more

Climbing

Enjoy rock scrambling along the river canyon

Snow sports

Snow tubing: the best snow tubing is donner ski ranch; family-friendly with skiing too; www.donnerskiranch.com/ snowball thro...Read more

Swimming

Enjoy the pools at the private river spot

Whitewater paddling

Tributary whitewater tours (american river is the closest for beginners-intermediate rafters of all ages, 4 and up: approx. 45 ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Binoculars provided - wake up to the birds and if you are quiet and lucky - see river otters.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Yuba River Cabins in California.

Beach

Enjoy a sandy beach across the river.

Forest

All around -

River, stream or creek

The most wonderful place to be on a hot summer day

Swimming hole

Incredible spot to cool off

Places to see near Yuba River Retreat

Tahoe National Forest
Tahoe National Forest
24 miles way Explore
Plumas National Forest
Plumas National Forest
33 miles way Explore
Plumas Eureka State Park
Plumas Eureka State Park
36 miles way Explore
Donner Memorial State Park
Donner Memorial State Park
42 miles way Explore
Sugar Pine Point State Park
Sugar Pine Point State Park
52 miles way Explore
Emerald Bay State Park
Emerald Bay State Park
55 miles way Explore
D.L. Bliss State Park
D.L. Bliss State Park
55 miles way Explore
Eldorado National Forest
Eldorado National Forest
55 miles way Explore
Washoe Lake State Park
Washoe Lake State Park
68 miles way Explore
Grover Hot Springs State Park
Grover Hot Springs State Park
77 miles way Explore
Dayton State Park
Dayton State Park
77 miles way Explore
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
82 miles way Explore
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Lassen Volcanic National Park
84 miles way Explore
Stanislaus National Forest
Stanislaus National Forest
90 miles way Explore
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
Fort Churchill State Historic Park
94 miles way Explore
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park
96 miles way Explore
Clear Lake State Park
Clear Lake State Park
97 miles way Explore
Mendocino National Forest
Mendocino National Forest
97 miles way Explore
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
98 miles way Explore
Lassen National Forest
Lassen National Forest
98 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Kelly
June 23rd, 2016

We would HIGHLY recommend. It's an easy drive from SF and minutes away from Nevada City. There is no cell or wifi, which makes it a wonderful weekend escape from reality. There are wild flowers everywhere, and a very well maintained paved drive to the cabins. This property is just gorgeous! The cabins overlook a canyon where the Yuba River flows. They are both stocked with mini-fridge, plates, utensils and everything else you will need during your stay! No detail was left unfinished - the furniture, counter, bowl sinks etc were all beautifully crafted from reclaimed wood adding to the rustic, but luxurious feel. There is a bathhouse just behind the cabins with shower and composting toilet, and even an outdoor shower overlooking the canyon

Sunset across the canyonRiver view with the river campsite to the left. Large flat area, perfect for friend overflow! What a stunning location! The craftsmanship in these cabins was just jaw dropping! Milky way rising overhead - the stars were stunning!
Hipcamper Kelly
June 23rd, 2016

Behind the cabins, a trail leads you on a quick 10 minute hike to the river. The hiking trails throughout the property are perfect - just like you are in a national park, but private land! It's simply amazing. The river area has a hammock, chairs and picnic table. There are huge granite slabs, rocks and swimming pools for you to enjoy. We visited early June and the water was crystal clear and refreshing, but warm enough to swim in, especially on hot days. There is a ton of land to explore and rocks to scramble.

The property owner, Alicia, is just great. She is incredibly down to earth and sweet. The property is entirely off the grid running of of solar and an impeller. The four of us had one of the best weekends ever - no exaggerations!

Sunset across the canyonRiver view with the river campsite to the left. Large flat area, perfect for friend overflow! What a stunning location! The craftsmanship in these cabins was just jaw dropping! Milky way rising overhead - the stars were stunning!
Hipcamper Zoe
Zoe N.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2016

TL;DR: Incredible!

I am still in awe of how wonderful everything was. The trip started off with some terrible traffic leaving San Francisco, but once we arrived, were very pleasantly surprised with the hospitality offered by Alicia and her husband, Michael. They had all the amenities you'd need (lotion, bug spray, silverware, etc.), we even got to kayak! The river entry is absolutely gorgeous. Very tranquil, with clear water. The rocks were fun to jump around on. The cabins/cobblestone huts were spacious with comfortable beds.

Couple of cautions: make sure to clean the dishes very well prior to leaving to cabin because in the heat some (harmless) ants like to venture in. Also, maybe wear shoes at the river bank... I accidentally stepped on a bee and was stung (still was too excited about kayaks to care).

Hipcamper Geraldine
Geraldine R.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2016

Pristine and completely secluded, it was such a privilege to stay in Alicia's amazing cabins and explore and relax at this magical stretch of the Yuba river. Her love and care for the land is so apparent. We wanted to be offline without the phone for a while. Instead you have a pure green forest vista all around, great night time stars, the fabulously reassuring sound of the river over the immense polished, sculpted granite boulders. Superb swimming or soaking in natural jacuzzis and delightful lux camping accommodation. The only hardship was leaving. Can't wait to go back and share again with friends. Take footwear that ties on your feet as the path to the river is steepish at times and the DG gravel can slide so flip flops are not so good.
"There is nothing wrong with stopping from time to time to look into the stains in the walls, or into the ashes of the fire, or the clouds, or the mud, or other similar places, which, if you consider them well, you will find therein very wondrous inventions, and these will awaken the painter's brilliance to new inventions. . . I have seen shapes in clouds and on patchy walls that have roused me to beautiful inventions of various things, and even though such shapes totally lack finish in any single part, they were not yet devoid of perfection in their gestures or other movements."
Leonardo da Vinci

Hipcamper Christine
Christine G.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2016

We recently stayed here and I have to say this was one of the most beautiful places in CA I've ever been to. Alicia couldn't have been more welcoming and kind. She really went out of her way to make sure we had a good trip.

The cabins are far enough away from everything that we truly felt like we were the only people for miles. The cabins are beautiful and well stocked/equipped. The outdoor shower was wonderful, and even runs hot water! The property is exceptionally beautiful as is the river. The hike to the river was wonderful (about 15 minutes) and there is just a ton of exploring to do. Nevada City is only a short drive away and has everything you might need.

10/10 would stay again and have recommended these cabins to friends.

Hipcamper Alexis
Alexis J.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2016

It's just heaven here. Serene and beautiful and on the most lovely part of the river I've ever been to. Alicia was sweet and helpful and I can't wait to visit again!!!!!

Hipcamper Kimberley
Kimberley K.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2016

This place is a wonderful gift, since most of us won't have the opportunity to own such beautiful, private, riverfront property, so tastefully designed for relaxation. The two cabins suited our kids (5, 8) and us very well. Bedding and furnishings were natural and gorgeous, beds were wonderful, the outdoor shower was such a treat, and the walk to the river pools was manageable by our kids without much complaint. I feel so fortunately that our hosts see fit to share their good fortune with others.

Hipcamper Jin
Jin N.
recommends this listing.
October 31st, 2016

The cabin was fantastic. It's nice and cozy, and includes everything that you need if you want to have a cookout (outdoor grill, stovetop, pots/pans, etc.). The fireplace is a nice touch to keep you warm through the night, and everything was provided for to create the fire (logs, starter wood, lighter, etc.). The cabin looks out across the river and is located far enough away from civilization that you can actually see the stars! Alicia was a very accommodating host who answered all my questions. I recommend this place to everyone, and I might look to come back another time!

Hipcamper Rosalind
Rosalind H.
recommends this listing.
May 20th, 2018

Outstanding dark nights with the Milky Way, early morning chorus with dozens of songbirds, and a constant roar of the Yuba river makes for a wonderful, private stay. The two yurts were very comfy and cozy. Bring nice food and wine and enjoy your stay off the grid with solar electricity and running hot water.

Property
Yuba River Retreat
State
California
$275/night
1 Site