Hipcamp host Oak Ring R.,
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Hand-built one of a kind cabin on 20 private acres of land, all to yourself. Explore thousands of additional acres of Klamath National Forest, including canyons, creeks, rocky plains, meadows, and deep woods, from your front door!  Wild horses, wild birds, wildlife, and wild flowers surround you in this secluded off grid experience.

The cabin has solar power, bluetooth

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Hand-built one of a kind cabin on 20 private acres of land, all to yourself. Explore thousands of additional acres of Klamath National Forest, including canyons, creeks, rocky plains, meadows, and deep woods, from your front door!  Wild horses, wild birds, wildlife, and wild flowers surround you in this secluded off grid experience.

The cabin has solar power, bluetooth stereo, gas stove top, running water, mini fridge, sleeping loft with "full" size mattress (bring your own linens/bedding), and a hot water outdoor shower and composting toilet (similar to the "loveable loo:" look it up if you're not familiar).

Parts of the cabin were built using salvaged dead cedar and pine we milled right on the land here.  We originally designed and built this getaway from city life for our own enjoyment, and now we are sharing it with you! You probably won't see or hear us much during your stay, but we live on a neighboring property and are available if you have any questions during your stay. 

Great for a single person, couple, or small family looking for a secluded, quiet retreat, or for a small group gathering.

Up to four people can stay in the cabin, but it will be a tight squeeze. Kids under 8 are free and don't need to be added to your total. If you would like to have additional people beyond the four the cabin can accommodate (up to ten total), they will need to camp in one of several possible camp sites (two with a place to pull a camper/van in) and/or stay in the "wooden tent."  We don't rent the campsites or mini cabin separately, so you do not need to worry about other people being present at those sites when you stay.

Near Juanita Lake and Shovel Creek. Enjoy day trips to Lava Beds National Park, Medicine Lake, Crater Lake, Klamath RIver, and Mount Shasta. Great stopping point along the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway (hwy 97), and halfway between San Francisco and Portland. 

A note on smoke and fires in our region:

Summer is fire season for most of the Western US. We will alert hipcampers to known hazardous conditions (fire or smoke danger) in our immediate area and will grant cancellations beyond the cancellation window in the event of directly hazardous conditions.

We use "airnow" air quality index ratings to judge air quality in our location. Hazardous conditions are defined as sustained ratings of "unhealthy" or worse at our location.

Fire hazards are defined as fires with direct impact on our location, such as evacuation warnings and orders, fires blocking immediate access routes (roads), or fires with reasonable potential create such impacts in the near term. Fires causing general travel detours to the region do not fall under this category.

We will not grant cancellations beyond the cancellation window for general smoke/haze in the air or wildfires not directly threatening us. It is guests' responsibility to monitor air quality conditions and wildfire events in advance and determine feasibility of travel for themselves.

Some additional notes about staying here:

- This is a hand-built, quirky little cabin. We will greet you and show you around when you arrive, but you will not see us after that unless you need something. An instruction sheet is provided in the cabin covering main points as well.

- Please bring your linens or sleeping bags, as the cabin does not come with them. The bed in the loft is a full size.

- There is a walkie-talkie provided in the cabin, should you need to communicate with the owners who live nearby. 

- Watch your head if you are tall!

- Phone service is spotty to non-existent here.

- The solar power system is adequate to run the mini fridge and provide basic power for phones, computers, and other electronics. Do not expect to use high wattage appliances such as heaters or hair dryers, or anything else with a heating element. 

- Water for the sink and shower is from one 40 gallon tank filled with fresh mountain well water prior to your visit, and refilled once every two days of rental. In our experience 40 gallons lasts two people about 3 days of ordinary use (showers, dishes, drinking, etc).  If you need more than that, tank refills can be purchased from the "extras," with a limit of one refill per day. Refilling requires that we drive a truck near the cabin, so parked cars will need to be moved. 7 gallon standalone water totes are also available in the "extras."

- Fires: we allow fires in the woodstove and outside in the fire pit when it is legal in the county. In the summer time, fires are often banned in the county. Fires are never to be left unattended, always completely extinguished at night/when unattended, and no large bonfires. When fires are permitted, a bucket of water will also be provided. Wood bundles are available for purchase as an extra at checkout.  

- The toilet is a simple composting toilet. Wood mulch (provided) is added in on top of your business and it produces no smell when used correctly. Instructions are provided. We will swap out the bin as necessary. 

- A trash can is included in the cabin.

We hope you enjoy your stay and love this location as much as we do!

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Oak Ring a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 22% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Many dirt and gravel Forest Service Roads to explore.

Boating

Juanita Lake, Klamath River, Tule Lake, Medicine Lake, Orr Lake.

Fishing

Juanita Lake, Klamath River and its tributaries.

Hiking

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Swimming

Juanita Lake is a short drive away. Shovel Creek within hiking distance and is refreshing for a cool splash!

Whitewater paddling

The Klamath River is a day trip from here and is very popular for whitewater rafting.

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Natural features you'll find at Snug Shack A-Frame Cabin in California.

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Hipcamper Dominick

Second trip to the snug shack!

Dominick I.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2022

This was my second trip to the Snug Shack and it was better than the first. Everything was fantastic and we got to hike/explore more of the property. Such a beautiful property that is surrounded by amazing National Forest and BLM land. The hosts are awesome and kind, as well as make themselves available if needed. On this trip, we had a wild horse run right through the Snug Shack area (about 20 feet from the shack) around 8am and it was super cool. The wild horese are so beautiful and majestic. We also saw a scorpion while chopping wood, which was also super cool. I look forward to coming back next summer and exploring more of the land.

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Hipcamper Diane
Diane K.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2022

Great location to explore. I was lucky enough to see the wild horses which really made my stay!

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Hipcamper Andrew

Seclusion in the trees

Andrew T.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2022

Love the remote location in the trees! Totally private, peaceful, and quiet. Although we drove a minivan here, it's still best that you come in a higher clearance vehicle due to about a mile of gravel and dirt road. The water piping and solar electrical are really well done, and the cabin, although simple in design, insulates fairly well and has loving design touches. Note that the loft bed is quite impressed/worn in the center, but we ended up sleeping with our camping gear on the floor with our baby. Outdoor shower was wonderful! Would come back again if we came through! Thank you.

Hipcamper Oak Ring
Response from Oak Ring, the Host, on August 15th, 2022

Hey Andrew, glad your family could stay and thanks for your comments. Yes, the last bit of road before you get to the cabin is gravel and a little bit of dirt, but we regularly have guests in small sedans, Priuses, and even one Tesla so far! We haven't had anyone damage a vehicle or get stuck, so that is why we haven't felt we needed to suggest high clearance or 4WD for the spring through fall rental season. Winter up here is a different story however!

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Hipcamper JESSA
Jessa S.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2022

Amazing A frame! Fantastic hosts and beautiful land. Thanks so much!

Hipcamper LAUREL

Don’t miss out!

Laurel S.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2022

This was probably the cutest place I’ve ever stayed! I love how serene the area was and how safe you felt! There is a locked date leading to your driveway so you don’t question strangers driving past. The outdoor toilet and shower were so cute and perfect for sky gazing!

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Hipcamper Miles

Future revisit!

Miles P.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

This was such a charming lil destination for my family and I. It accommodated all of our needs while still remaining minimal to give that off the grid wilderness experience. We did encounter some issues with the solar power but the Host was very attentive and came out to fix the issue as soon as we notified them. We would definitely stay here again. There is plenty of open space to explore and the nearby lake was very quaint and relaxing to cool off from the hot days we had while there. Sarah and Andy were very kind and willing to answer any questions we had, they even let us borrow their Dutch oven because we forgot to pack ours.

Hipcamper nikki

A-plus, a-frame

Nikki L.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2022

This well crafted and gorgeous A-frame was a perfect stop on the way down south. Andy was a great host and made sure we had everything we needed. And, awesome outdoor shower in a beautiful setting!

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Hipcamper Katrina

Perfect petite a-frame

Katrina A.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2022

This is such a sweet and perfect little cabin, a jewel in the forest. We loved everything about this beautifully crafted A-Frame. The hosts were very patient with us even when we got a wee lost. The outdoor bathroom and shower is probably the best Hipcamp outdoor bathroom we have ever used! Nice hot water flow. Clean, green, and beautifully made. A peaceful and magical place. We loved sleeping up in the cozy loft, but we are older fit people. The loft is not for the less agile among us hip campers and the loft is your sleeping area in this perfectly petite cabin.

Hipcamper Christine

Shooting stars await

Christine L.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2022

On my road trip from Portland to Tahoe, this was the perfect place for a layover. The Snug Shack worked great for my needs. The outdoor bath and the entire was super clean. Sleeping in the loft with a view of the stars was magical and I saw a shooting star while sitting outdoors.

I found the place easily by setting my Google Maps nav to the compass points given in the Hipcamp listing… and the easiest way to approach it from Portland is to use Highway 97. Be sure to set nav before you lose cell connection, like in Klamath Falls or Dorris. Did not see rattlesnakes or bear, but did hear an owl who seems to be watching over this charming peaceful place.

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Property
Oak Ring Ridge
State
California
Country
United States
$111/night
1 Site

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