Hipcamp host Amy C.,
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A converted garden shed-turned guest space in our backyard. This 99sf cabin sits above a beautiful garden on Deer Creek, minutes' walking distance from downtown. Between the creek and the surrounding trees, it's easy to forget that you're in town- if you're lucky, you'll see a blue heron cruise through the creek canyon. We've also seen black bears and mountain lions come thr


A converted garden shed-turned guest space in our backyard. This 99sf cabin sits above a beautiful garden on Deer Creek, minutes' walking distance from downtown. Between the creek and the surrounding trees, it's easy to forget that you're in town- if you're lucky, you'll see a blue heron cruise through the creek canyon. We've also seen black bears and mountain lions come through on occasion. If you have a fly fishing rod, you're welcome to fish on the creek. 

From the cabin, you can hang out in or on the creek, go for a walk or run on trails just outside your door ranging from 1-7 miles round trip, or take your mountain bike up the hill to established bike and horse trails. More broadly, this can work as a comfortable base for anyone looking to do day trips in the area. The Sierra Buttes, Downieville, PCT, Truckee, and Lake Tahoe are all within a 1.5 hour drive. 

The path to the cabin is a combination of steep concrete stairs, and decomposed granite on a slope into the yard. If you have trouble walking or balancing, we do not recommend this space! THIS ALSO APPLIES TO SMALL CHILDREN. This is not a good space to bring small children, as there are a lot of falling hazards.

The cabin has a pull-out sleeper sofa that accommodates two people, and a simple table with a foot pump sink, electric water kettle for making coffee or tea, air purifier, mini-fridge, and beautiful outdoor shower. We're still working on increased privacy for the shower, so bring a bathing suit just in case! We are happy to provide some towels and linens on request.

We have a very friendly dog, an elderly, diabetic cat, and a garden we cherish; your fur friends are also welcome, if they are well-behaved, under control, friendly, and you clean up after them.

Parking may be variable, depending on space in front of the house, so there is a *chance* that you will have to park in a lot just uphill from the house overnight. For loading and unloading, you are guaranteed space in front of the house. 

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Showers available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Amy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 92%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Cabin On The Creek in California.

River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper G
G B.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2021

Terrific cozy cabin complete with numerous thoughtful details and river sounds to fall asleep to. Bonus patio, perfect to enjoy a coffee. Location was hard to beat and Amy was very nice to talk to and helpful with recommendations.

Hipcamper Gloria
Gloria H.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2021

convenient and cozy -- we had a great stay here!

Hipcamper Tamarah
Tamarah Z.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

This was a super fun and unique stay! We brought our pet rabbit and Amy was more than welcoming :)

Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa S.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

Very quaint, small cabin near the river and the adorable town of Nevada City.

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Hipcamper YG
Yg G.
doesn't recommend this listing.
September 11th, 2021

The outdoor environment is what you’re really paying for, the garden is nice and staying by the creek is cool. I would say that is the awesome factor. The cabin still needs a lot of work, the pump sink did t have any water, the compost restroom needed a bit more clear instructions, we were not sure if it was already set up. I would agree it is more as base camp and served our purposes as a quick over night stay anything more than 2 days I wouldn’t recommend.

Hipcamper Amy
Response from Amy, the Host, on September 17th, 2021

Hi, Yg- I'm so sorry you had problems with the sink. I always make sure to leave the water tank full before guests arrive. I have had to adjust the tube that runs into the water tank on occasion, to get it to flow; I wonder if that was the problem. Regarding the toilet, I also always leave instructions on the table in the form of a manual, along with a quick-sheet of general instructions for the cabin. I'll reconsider how I place it for guests when I'm not around. I'm sorry I wasn't at home that weekend to help you work these issues out. Thanks again, for staying!

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Hipcamper barclay
Barclay K.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2021

This cabin is so special! Perfect spot to rest in Nevada City. The creek flowing outside was so nice to sleep with and space is cozy and comfortable. I would absolutely stay here again.

Hipcamper Seema
Seema K.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

Rustic cabin, compostable toilet but if you get beyond this, it’s a magical place. Nothing like soaking your feet in the cool waters of the stream or sitting in the small patio under the beer hops and taking in the scenery and listening to the rush of the stream nearby. Amy is very hospitable and gives you great suggestions. She also lend me her iPhone charger which I had forgotten to bring. Loved staying here.

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Hipcamper Jacob

Charming and rustic!

Jacob P.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021

This is a charming and rustic cabin that has a few key amenities like a small fridge and outlets for electricity. The sitting + sleeping area is well designed as there's a foldout couch and is well decorated. One highlight is the lush garden and sitting area near the creek and sounds of rushing water, and another is the glorious outdoor shower! You can walk into town from the front door in 5 min or less and are about 20 minutes or so from amazing swim spots along the Yuba river.

Hipcamper Emma

Creekside paradise

Emma W.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2021

We had THE best time at this cabin. I feel lucky to have stayed when it’s fairly new because I think it’s gonna be incredibly popular. The cabin is immaculately clean, and we even slept with the windows wide open and had zero bug issues. The bed is comfy and great for two, and waking up to the sound of the river was incredible. We played in the creek, spent lots of time in the garden, and enjoyed the outdoor shower. The location is unreal, literally minutes to downtown Nevada City but feels secluded. It’s also walking distance to really cool trails and super close to the yuba river. I would 100% stay here again and I hope we can come back! Check out more pics on my IG @sexyairbnbz ;)

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