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Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden

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396 reviews
· Murphys, California
100 acres
6 units
6 Motorhome/tent
Historic Brice Station 100 acres hosts Master artist, Michel Olson's Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden. Born in Berlin, Germany, he has spent his life time travelling and becoming an accomplished artist in wood, stone and iron. Two of his gypsy rigs and several large art installations, are in the meadow next to the forested 6 site campground. Newest installation, 100ft sacred circle, yin/yang, sun dial and calendar. 3 miles of hiking trails, with art, continue to be expanded. Site 1 is spacious with multiple tent sites, art TeePee, and nice shade oak.Site 2 is largest with multiple levels/tent sites and best sunset views. Site 3 is woodsy and cozy. Site 4 has iron TeePee with chandelier and several shaded tent sites. Site 5 has small grass meadow and wheel sculpture. Site 6 has burningman bicycle fence and 2 person swing. All sites have parking, tables, benches, and trees for shade, hammocks or slack lines. On site activities: 3 walking trail loops, each about 1 mile long Sun. morning YOGA 10am. Brice Station Winery, tasting room. Open Fri. - Sun. 12 to 6pm .Quyle Kilns ceramic art studio and classes,Open Wed.- Sun. 10am to 6 pm. Paul Quyle Blacksmith school. First and third Sat 9am. Seasonal concerts and Shakespeare. Equinox and Solstice celebrations. Simply put, nature/art camping at its best. Children are full price and must be attended to. No trailers over 14 ft. No campsite open fires June thru Oct. Communal kitchen/crafts area with large tables, BBQ and cook top available. Kitchen fire ring for summer fires. Counter top stoves allowed in campsite. Leashed dogs welcome, please pick up after. Please no extra loud music or voices.
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Murphys, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Michel O.Joined in June 2019
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Matt A.recommends
November 30, 2022
Site 2 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Losing Count Of Our Visits
Saying that we love Sierra Circles would be an understatement being that this was our 5th or 6th time visiting this unique property. It’s only a 2.5 hour drive from the South Bay which makes it so easy to get to. Not sure how many campsites have a winery rating room within a five walk. This was our first time bringing our 11 month old puppy Birdie which made it even more fun at campsite #2, our favorite. Every time we come back, we enjoy seeing the new artwork and projects that Michel has going on. We also make it a point to have at least one happy hour at the lookout and enjoy a beautiful sunset. We will definitely be back to visit one of our favorite campsites!
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Jessica W.recommends
November 27, 2022
Site 5 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Great location! Lovely grounds with spacious sites, lots of art pieces and nice amenities.
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Alayna K.recommends
November 26, 2022
Site 3 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
5th time and we’ll keep coming!
Spent a lovely thanksgiving in site 3 with our pop up trailer. We’ve been to Sierra circles multiple times and we’ll keep coming back. The sites are well spaced and beautiful. The property has so much to offer between walks, art and wine tasting. We love it!
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Tara K.recommends
November 16, 2022
Site 4 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
An amazing space to stay - can't wait to return. Michel was a lovely and friendly host.
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Sierra L.recommends
November 14, 2022
Site 1 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
The land was beautiful and peaceful. It was well kept and the host was more than accommodating. He started a fire for us right away and even brought us more wood on the second day at no cost to us. He gave us a lovely tour of the land and told us the different stories about how the sculpture garden came to be. The winery on the property was nice and the people were so friendly and generous. Will definitely be booking another trip soon.
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Jasmine I.recommends
November 7, 2022
Site 1 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Sierra Circles is my favorite campground. Spend a weekend doing pottery at Quyle Kilns, and enjoying wine at Bryce Vineyards, both a short walk from your campsite. I guarantee you won't be disappointed.
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Gabriel M.recommends
November 7, 2022
Site 4 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Peaceful magic of Sierra Circles
We enjoyed a quiet weekend at Sierra Circles with our dog. The weather was a little cool but there was a bespoke burn barrel with plenty of firewood to keep us warm. We stayed in site #4 with one of the tipis, large enough to pitch a 6 or 8 person tent under. Our site was nestled under some pines providing a slice of sky for sun and star views. Host Michel was very accommodating (extra firewood) and checked up on all of the sites to see if we needed anything. The sites are close to the eclectic art installations made of repurposed items, cool metal sculptures, and woven manzanita branches, all very 'gram worthy and quite the experience during sunrise and sunset. Our final night had some rain but even the damp and fog the next morning made for a beautiful setting. We enjoyed that the camp was close to the pottery shop and winery. There are pottery and blacksmithing classes onsite (with registration) that can make for an enjoyable and artistic stay. We'll be back to experience more of the magic that Sierra Circles has to offer.
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Denise W.recommends
November 7, 2022
Site 3 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
We Should Have Stayed Longer
What a magical spot in the forest above Murphys. We had such a great time, and our only regret was that we did not stay another night. We stayed in site 3 which was perfect for our camper van. It was secluded but still walking distance to all the sparkly beautiful art on the property. Fire pits were stocked with wood, and the picnic table was a great addition so we could eat outside by the fire. We did not get a chance to wine taste - next time! The pottery shop is amazing so be sure to stop by.
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Lizzie M.recommends
October 30, 2022
Site 3 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
This site is awesome. So much wonderful art. Gorgeous star gazing. The little wine tasting took down the hill is such a gem. Had an awesome time.
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Matt H.recommends
October 23, 2022
Site 3 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Great place with lots to do. Will definitely be back.
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Matt H.recommends
October 23, 2022
Site 4 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Great site and awesome location. The site hosts are great. I would highly recommend.
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Brian M.recommends
October 23, 2022
Site 6 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
A unique camping experience
The hosts were so nice and friendly. We loved the Sculpture Garden and enjoyed meandering around. It is a very quiet and peaceful place. We are definitely coming back!
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Brandon B.recommends
October 9, 2022
Site 5 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Great stay
Had a great stay here. Our group enjoyed the art on the grounds and then the gallery followed by the winery.
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Lauren E.recommends
October 9, 2022
Site 1 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
What a wonderful unique stay! Wine tasting, pottery, music and an incredible sculpture garden. We had a lovely trip and would definitely come back!
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Jane B.recommends
October 9, 2022
Site 6 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
An amazing place to camp! Loved the sculptures, really cool energy to this place. Definitely a highlight of our trip.
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Susan R.recommends
October 3, 2022
Site 3 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Peaceful camping
Large, level campsite great for our VW Westy van. Peaceful location & amazing star gazing. Michal is welcoming and helpful. The pottery studio & winery a bonus.
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Stormie B.recommends
October 2, 2022
Site 4 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Michel was super friendly & interesting to talk to, we really enjoyed & appreciated his sculptures throughout the property & his hospitality! If you stay be sure to pay for the tour-it was great! The camp spot was huge & really nice, we couldn't ask for more. Being so close to Murphy's adorable downtown was a bonus, and across the street is a golf course that looks really nice. We will absolutely be back & highly recommend this 5 star camping experience! Thanks Michel for making the trip extra fun-see you again soon! Stormie & Jon
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Mike V.recommends
September 26, 2022
Site 3 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Helpful hosts, lovable location, cozy campsites, satisfying stars!
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Camila M.recommends
September 26, 2022
Site 3 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Lovely place, space, and people!
What a magical and inspired spot! We had a great time. Perfect location, lots of nearby activities campsites are clean and well taken care of. Hosts are warm & welcoming. Special place. 💜
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Thea N.recommends
September 18, 2022
Site 6 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Extremely cool place. Great location close to Murphy’s. Pottery studio with great wares and winery with excellent wine on site. Very friendly staff. The art installations that are integrated into the campsites are really fun to wander in. Nice hiking trail. Clean bathroom and porta potties. We had site 1 and the teepee was perfect to sit in as some weather blew in. Will definitely return and stay two nights next time.
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Deb H.recommends
September 16, 2022
Site 1 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Camping in a sculpture park
This is such a special place. Beautifully maintained campsites, tucked in between amazing sculptures right at the heart of the low Sierras. We feel so lucky to have found this amazing place to camp.
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Victoria M.recommends
September 13, 2022
Site 3 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Quiet camping near lakes
We had never been to Murphy's before, the campsite was in a nice location with at least two lakes/beaches reasonably nearby, and also close to supplies (ie. grocery). The owner Michel was very friendly, he came by each to day to check on us and offered many suggestions. It was great to walk through his artwork on site in the evening. Since there are only a few campsites it was never loud during our stay. The sites themselves are quite large, with plenty of room, which was great since we were three families with children. The only thing to note is the amenities are not unexpectedly small, you do need to walk 5+ minutes to the potable water, and the bathroom was non-flush. We would recommend this campsite.
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Karina R.recommends
September 12, 2022
Site 4 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Always such a wonderful experience camping at Sierra Circles! We love driving down for quick weekend trips and the hospitality is consistently great!
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Debra S.recommends
September 12, 2022
Site 3 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Very nice campground and super host
I'm so glad that we choose this campground. Wonderful host who gave us tips on where to go in the area for eating and exploring. Super nice people. Had a wine tasting on our first day and enjoyed everyone's company. I'm sad we had to leave and looking forward to our return possibly next month. Thanks again! Scott & Deb
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Sunni R.recommends
September 10, 2022
Site 4 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Discarded Sculpture with homage to
Well kept with beautiful and interesting sculptures throughout. Awesome natural setting with plenty of walking paths, sittin' places, a story unique unto itself.
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Rachel B.recommends
September 7, 2022
Site 2 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Great spot with fun art
Michel was such a great host with great recommendations of what to do in the area plus what a treat to have so much fun art to explore.
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Carole D.recommends
September 4, 2022
Site 1 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Lovely place to camp
We had a lovely time at Michael's campground. He showed us the place during check in and gave us advice on where to place our car (we were sleeping in it). We were in site 1 and it was well equipped with seats and table. It also had a huge metal tipi that brings shade and privacy. Portable restrooms were nearby. A deer came to visit us during the night. Also there's great wine at the tasting room at walking distance. There was a concert also nearby, with food truck and drinks, so we enjoyed the whole site.
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Shanna C.recommends
September 4, 2022
Site 6 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
So many fun things to do right there! Don’t miss the wine tasting!
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Nistara R.recommends
August 29, 2022
Site 5 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
A place to recharge your soul!
We had a lovely time at Michel's campsite. The Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden's design is both creative and thoughtful...and so peaceful! There was lovely music at the vineyard that night, some nice walking paths on the property, and a pottery to explore too. Michel is a gracious and welcoming host who shared some great tips for our first visit to that area. Thanks to him, we kept an eye out for the resident owl and got to spot it twice; in addition to bats, quails, and hummingbirds/butterflies by the vineyard's garden. The sky was gorgeous as well!
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Haley B.recommends
August 29, 2022
Site 1 - Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden
Amazing as always
Our 2nd year coming here and we will be back next year! Michel is very friendly and helpful and the sites/ bathrooms/ common areas are clean & have everything you could ever need! Love this place so much!
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