Hipcamp host Anna Thea F.,
Hosted by
Anna-Thea has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE $110 - Regularly $130

This is a great place for groups!

Come and enjoy nature in my yurt. You'll have plenty of space and privacy. If life seems overwhelming let nature and the great outdoors heal you.

You'll enjoy the serenity of nature and the forest in a secluded tucked-away Yurt up in the mountains of Grass Valley. You'll have lot


SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE $110 - Regularly $130

This is a great place for groups!

Come and enjoy nature in my yurt. You'll have plenty of space and privacy. If life seems overwhelming let nature and the great outdoors heal you.

You'll enjoy the serenity of nature and the forest in a secluded tucked-away Yurt up in the mountains of Grass Valley. You'll have lots of privacy and space. The main house is completely separate... 150 feet away.

Propane fire pit to create a fire-safe and memorial stay.

Super easy to find. Located off of Hwy 174, only 20 minutes from downtown Grass Valley/Nevada City.

It's located so that you have easy access to both the Yuba river and the American river.

For larger groups we have plenty of room for a drive-through RV parking, Tents and room for multiple cars for parking. 

So this is a super great getaway for groups. Singles and couples as well! A special weekend retreat, group event or family trip is easily accommodated. Plenty of parking right outside the yurt. Sleep inside the Yurt or also pitch tents right outside the Yurt in flat open meadow space if you're a bigger group.  

The yurt comes with a super cozy king-size bed and a futon to accommodate larger groups. Both designed to sleep on top of with blankets or your sleeping bags. 

Big picnic table located right outside the yurt and another big table for food prep.

There's a camp kitchen with an outdoor stainless steel sink and stainless steel table with plenty of space for food prep. Running water is right there at the well house. Cookware, pots and pans, utensils and an electric burner stove to cook with are provided.

Bask under the breathtaking stars at night and feel the healing effect of nature all around you during your stay. Hike, bike, swim, site-see and don’t forget to visit the Yuba River! So many things are available to you. Historical downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley. Both have cute downtown areas. Visit the historical Empire Mine, The National Hotel or the Nevada Theater (the first Theater in California).

Or just chill up here. It's nice and quiet!

Enjoy the simplicity. An outdoor shower, bath and compost toilet are available. If you need to use the facilities in the house that can be arranged.

As an additional service, schedule an Astrology reading to make your stay here an extra ordinary and transforming experience. Please text me ahead of time to schedule your appointment. 

The reading gives you great insights into your life, what your soul's intentions are and current astrological influences to help you make better decisions. Included you'll receive a yearly report and composite relationship report after the reading via email.

I'm also available to facilitate a customized private women's retreat. You can visit my site at annathea.org to find out more.

For these reasons a stay here at my Earth Castle Retreat would be an amazing experience.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 24 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Anna-Thea a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Secluded Yurt for Groups & Couples


Personal Astrology Reading

Make your stay at Earth Castle a really unique experience by having an astrol...Read more

Add to trip

Couple's Astrology Reading

Make your stay at Earth Castle a really unique experience by having a couple'...Read more

Add to trip

Group Mini Destiny Card Reading

Have some fun by learning more about your Destiny card. Anna-thea will come a...Read more

Add to trip


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Secluded Yurt for Groups & Couples in California.

Swimming hole

104 Reviews

This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Jay
Jay K.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2016

I had an awesome stay at ECR! The host, Anna Thea, was incredibly kind and welcoming. I had a great time chatting with her during my stay. She had a lot of great insight on topics I was interested in. The yurt is an amazing structure in the foot of the meadow in the back end of the property. It is far enough away from the main house to be private and has all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. There are meditation pillows, yoga mats, a bed, kitchen supplies, drinking water and accessible running electricity. It's a very tranquil and peaceful environment to escape to on a weekend. It's not to far from town to grab supplies and is located in a very beautiful and serene community. There is lots to do if you're looking for short day trips like the hiking trails in Auburn or the numerous wineries and lakes in the nearby area. ECR has a great host, a great story and will be a great stay. I highly recommend giving ECR a shot! Thanks, Anna Thea!

The yurt lit up at dusk! Awesome hammock to relax on next to the yurt! Auburn-Foresthill Bridge. The reputed tallest bridge in California is located in Auburn and is only 45 minutes away if you're looking for a short day trip. Ta da - you've reached it!
Hipcamper Jenn
Jenn T.
recommends this listing.
October 28th, 2016

Wow earth castle retreat was even better than the pictures ! My sister and I headed out on a little hike as soon as we got there. We ended up passing by some really friendly neighbors that showed us around some cool parts of the area. We watched the sunset on a ridge close by and came back to swing in the hammock till dark. In the morning we went over and said hello to Anna our lovely host. She gave us a quick astrological reading that was very informative. We really enjoyed our coffee and conversationwith Anna. She was so easy to connect with once we booked the place and she made sure that we had everything we needed. We really couldn't of asked for more and will definitely recommend it to all of our friends! If you're in the area don't pass up earth castle retreat you won't regret it! #magical #hideaway #youbet

Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa R.
recommends this listing.
January 27th, 2017

Anna-Thea is an amazing host, the yurt is a cozy home, and the surrounding forest is beautiful. Great spot to feel very much at peace in the woods, and also a fun basecamp from which to explore the nearby towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City. HIGHLY recommend Pine Street Burgers in Grass Valley for amazing homemade veggie patties, Bison burgers, and vegan coconut milkshakes!!!

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle N.
recommends this listing.
November 27th, 2016

My family of 5(a mom a dad a big boy a little girl & a crazy dog) all headed up to earth castle for thanksgiving. Anna-Thea met us up at the yurt a few weeks before our vacation date so we could familiarize before go time. Everything upon our arrival thanksgiving afternoon, was perfect. The yurt was calming and beautiful and the area surrounding the yurt was very well kept. The sun was starting to set as we arrived, so we only had a few moments to take it all in and to hang our food (because bears..). The night went well, we brought a little space heater (there were plenty of outlet plugs to charge phones & plug heaters into) so the kiddos and crazy dog wouldn't freeze. We may have had a bear visit fairly close to camp that first night. It was all very exciting. Anna-Thea provides a hot plate for cooking and a nice cook space and table. Theres a hot shower and tub outdoors. The is light hiking around the perimeter of the property, perfect for little ones, more hiking not far along the river or up towards rollins lake. We drove into old grass valley on one of the days we spent there. Oh and the compost toilet was pretty amazing.. My kids love "interactive" expiriences. My review is all over the place, sorry. Really we just had a fantastic time and can't wait to go back!

Hipcamper Zoë
Zoë E.
recommends this listing.
April 7th, 2017

This place was incredible! Walking around the neighborhood was seriously beautiful. The host was fabulous and inviting, and the yurt was warm and comfortable. We also loved exploring navada city. It's a very sweet little town. We highly recommend!

Hipcamper Hillary
Hillary J.
recommends this listing.
April 24th, 2017

The Earth Castle Retreat is beautiful, clean, and well-maintained. It's a perfect gathering place for a small group of ladies. We really loved it! Anna-Thea is so warm and welcoming. The yurt is easy to find based on her instructions. The large round table outside served us well for both eating meals and spreading out supplies for making flower crowns. The comfortable hammock is great for afternoon naps. The area has some nice hiking and deer spotting opportunities. I highly recommend this beautiful retreat to anyone looking for a relaxing time away!

Hipcamper William
William D.
recommends this listing.
September 14th, 2016

My partner and I were driving into Grass Valley late at night without any idea as to where we'd be stay. We got connected with Anne-Thea, and she was totally welcoming, and super easy to get in touch with. We had never heard of HipCamp before, but decided to try it, because she was super sweet on the phone.
When we arrived late at night, she met us at the driveway and walked down to the yurt with us. She showed us where everything was, and let us know everything we needed to know about the property! We had a great conversation about her work, and both me and my partner's work.
The yurt itself is absolutely beautiful, and a great place to meditate, do yoga, and really just ground yourself. I did a morning meditation on the meditation pillow, and the sun shines right in the window, and it was just beautiful :)

We are looking forward to one day staying at the beautiful Earth Castle again! <3

Many Blessings,
William & Tyler

Hipcamper Nidhi
Nidhi T.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2016

It is an amazing retreat to the woods. The place has 1 camping site which gives you all the space you could imagine. The interiors of the tent are artistically done. It can easily accommodate 6-8 people. If you enjoy swimming in the river then there is South yuba river, a 45 min drive which has some scenic swimming holes.

Hipcamper concetta
Concetta B.
recommends this listing.
January 23rd, 2017

This was a wonderful little vacation! Super easy to get to from SF, we actually went when it was freezing outside and raining and we were super warm. Fell asleep to the rain, and slept for 12 hours. The yoga mats and props inside were perfect for meditating, practicing, and gathering.

Will for sure come again!!!

Earth Castle Empower Retreat
United States
1 Site

Lists including Secluded Yurt for Groups & Couples

4 camps including Teepee on family farm and Secluded Yurt for Groups & Couples
93 camps including Marble Mountain Yurt and Yurt Glamping in Private Park
46 camps including Guest Cabin and The Lookout