Hipcamp host Russ J.,
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R3 is a rustic studio/cabin located in a private corner of our half acre property, walking distance to historical Nevada City, CA. From its humble beginnings as a simple camping platform, R3 is now fully enclosed with a stunning glass front wall which preserves the great view from the site and provides 4 season protection from the elements. A small kitchen area and bathroom

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R3 is a rustic studio/cabin located in a private corner of our half acre property, walking distance to historical Nevada City, CA. From its humble beginnings as a simple camping platform, R3 is now fully enclosed with a stunning glass front wall which preserves the great view from the site and provides 4 season protection from the elements. A small kitchen area and bathroom with flush toilet and solar shower complete a private and cozy space. All you need to bring is your bedding, food and cooking gear. 

There is much local history and many cultural activities to enjoy in Nevada County. Outdoor pursuits include hiking, road and mountain biking, river and lake access, skiing, and many more, all nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. Nevada City,  and it's sister town, Grass Valley, are  Gold Rush Victorian gems, boasting a variety of shopping venues, many fine eateries, and eclectic "watering holes" featuring craft brews, local wines and tasty cocktails.  Live music in many locations adds an upbeat and lively ambiance.  Unwind with a day at the river or lake, take a road or mountain bike ride, or a hike on one of the many local trails.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Russ a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

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Biking

Nevada City is a biking town with many road and MB opportunities.

Hiking

There are many trails to explore.

Climbing

We're an hour from Donner Summit and world class climbing routes.

Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3) in California.

Lake

Scotts Flat Lake is nearby for swimming, kayaking, and boating.

River, stream, or creek

Great swimming in the Yuba River

Forest
Mountainous

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Hipcamper Alexander

Great getaway in nevada city

Alexander T.
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June 28th, 2022

Russ’s site/enclosure was wonderful. My girlfriend and I were very comfortable and would happily return. Russ and his wife were exceptional hosts as well!

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on July 1st, 2022

Glad you guys had a good visit, Alexander. Tell your friends and do come again! Best, Russ and Kim

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Hipcamper Kristina

Enchanted stay

Kristina O.
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June 15th, 2022

What a fantastic host Russ is! His darling little house he made out of pallets is solid and wonderful and magical! I was expecting to set up my tent it I didn’t need to. I could roll out my sleeping mattress and sleeping bag on the floor and was bug free and cozy! The attention to detail was incredible! Cut flowers on the table, flush toilet, solar shower, kettle for hot water and picnic table and hammock outside. And right in darling Nevada city!

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on July 3rd, 2022

Great meeting you, Kristina. Come again! Russ

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Hipcamper Vanessa
Vanessa W.
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June 7th, 2022

I love the way Russ greets us when we visit. A genuine welcome both times we’ve stayed. When we were packing up he asked how it was and wished us safe travels. The glass addition makes for an even more comfortable stay without mosquitos. His garden is bright with sweet peas and snapdragons. There was a sweet list inside for us on the table. Nice touch.💐

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on July 3rd, 2022

Looking forward to visit number 3 Vanessa! Thanks for the review. Russ

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Hipcamper Jonny
Jonny T.
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June 7th, 2022

Excellent central location . I've built several shelter/shed/cabins and currently own a small place we built . Cool place and a great host . Definitely a do over .

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on June 12th, 2022

Hey Jonny, Thanks for the review and good luck with your project at Lake Almanor. All the best, Rus

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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica M.
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June 5th, 2022

A perfect little getaway spot! Russ is kind and helpful and Ellie (the cat) is the star of the show. Had everything we needed to enjoy and relax. The cute enclosure, heater, and new glass windows kept us cozy and comfortable as heck. LOVED IT ❤️

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on June 8th, 2022

So happy you and your sis had a good stay Jessica. I look forward to your next visit. All the best, Russ

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Hipcamper Kayla

Great nevada city gem!!

Kayla R.
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May 30th, 2022

We had a really wonderful time staying at R3! The glass front really makes it the perfect glamping experience, no rent required. Russ is a fabulous and friendly host, kind and welcoming to humans and pups alike. And the location can’t be beat for adventures in Nevada City and the Yuba River!

Hipcamper Marissa

Peaceful spot

Marissa M.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2022

Such a nice escape with glamping amenities. An easy drive from Sacramento, Russ greeted us as we pulled in and was easy to find. His glamping structure was a nice feature that had a great spot to roll out sleeping bags, be away from the mosquitos, have running water and a flushing toilet. We wished we stayed longer to enjoy the nice spot and solitude. We will be back.

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on May 31st, 2022

Glad you guys enjoyed your visit, Marissa. I'll look forward to your next visit. Russ

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Hipcamper zach

Great place to spend time in nc!!

Zach C.
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May 16th, 2022

The place was amazing. Great location for biking in Nevada City. Russ greeted us and showed us around. The webber BBQ was a nice touch. We just brought an air mattress and sleeping bags, super easy. Will stay there again for sure!

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Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on May 18th, 2022

Thanks, Zach. Nice meeting you guys. The trails will be waiting for you on your next visit! Bike on! Russ

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Hipcamper Jim
Jim M.
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May 16th, 2022

RE was really perfect for me. Quiet, comfortable,dark, beautiful, and located right in town. Russ was a great host and provided everything I needed.

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Response from Russ, the Host, on May 18th, 2022

Hey Jim, thanks for the review. Glad you had a good stay. Best, Russ

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Property
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
State
California
Country
United States
$65/night
1 Site

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