Hipcamp host Vanessa K.,
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PLEASE NOTE: for weekend bookings, we have a 2 night minimum. Please do not instant book for only one weekend night. (If there happens to be only one weekend night available- feel free to book! )Thanks so much!

exciting update: We now offer a brand new propane fire table for your use durng fire ban season!! We hope this will be a well-loved addition to our amenities.


PLEASE NOTE: for weekend bookings, we have a 2 night minimum. Please do not instant book for only one weekend night. (If there happens to be only one weekend night available- feel free to book! )Thanks so much!

exciting update: We now offer a brand new propane fire table for your use durng fire ban season!! We hope this will be a well-loved addition to our amenities. We ask for a cash donation towards the propane use.** Stay in our cozy off grid rustic cabin in the forest, on 12 acres, listening to the creek below. Very short hike to sit by the rushing creek and enjoy or splash around. Inside the studio cabin (all beds in one room), you will find two ottoman twin pull out beds, queen air mattress and leather couch for your resting/ sleeping needs (sleeps 5). There is open space inside cabin for yoga, meditation, or kids to play. (Kiddo toys and books, too). Perfect space for couples or friends or girls/guys getaway or retreat. Great for families. 

Cozy up by the stone wood burning fireplace (seasonal use/not during fire ban season).. Full camp kitchen on the wooden deck covered porch to cook up yummy meals includes everything you need, just bring food and ice! Propane grill and burner, charcoal grill, sink with running water, dish washing supplies, pots/pans, olive oil, salt & pepper, utensils, plates, silverware, heavy duty cooler, pour over coffee maker, tea kettle. Local delicious small batch roasted coffee provided as well as a tea selection. 

Clean outhouse, and super cool outdoor enclosed shower room with on demand hot water a short walk away. No electricty in cabin. But there are lights both inside/outside cabin that operate on a wall switch-yay! (hard wired to battery system) Come enjoy forest serenity- to restore and renew your soul. Outdoor firepit to gather around and connect, reflect. (fire pit is seasonal due to forest fire danger- propane fire pit available during fire ban). Stay and enjoy your time in the woods . Or only a 20 minute drive to all downtown Nevada City has to offer- restaurants, brewery, winery, shops, art galleries, yoga studios, natural healers, ayuvedic spa, workshops, nature hikes in a picturesque Victorian setting with a cool hip modern vibe. A short 30 min drive to the breathtaking Yuba River. Only 1.5 hours to Lake Tahoe & 1 hour to Truckee.

Most guests offer the same repose- "it is a very special space, they do not want to leave and will be back as soon as they can!" : -) Please read Hipcamp Scout Kendall's review after her stay here to get an inside look as to what it feels like to stay here. Hope to see you soon!

**please no partiers, respect for quiet hours between 10 pm and 7 am, no cigarette smoking, 420 friendly**

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Vanessa a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


No actual swimming, but there is a flowing creek to cool off in...nice cold snow melt water from the high mountains. A very sho...Read more

Wildlife watching

Birds! and you may get lucky and see the lovely foxes and deer.



Natural features you'll find at Forest Serenity Creekside Cabin in California.


12 acres of forest on a dirt road.

Swimming hole

You can dip in the pools of the creek onsite.


Small waterfalls along the creek.

River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Josefine
Josefine O.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2019

My boyfriend and I had a great stay at Forest Serenity Retreat! The place is beautiful, the cabin has everything you need and Vanessa is a super helpful and lovely host! She helped us out with great recommendations for things do to and restaurants/bars, highly appreciated!

Hipcamper Stefanie
Stefanie P.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2019

Great location. Close to Yuba River and Scott’s flat. Private location with all the amenities you might need (cookware, blankets, pillows, etc.) and plenty of space for our family of four!

Historical Nevada City has great restaurants, just a few minutes away from the cabin.YubaScott’s FlatYuba
Hipcamper Taylor
Taylor S.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2019

Incredible place! The mosquitoes aren't as bad as other reviewers made them out to be. You can tell Vanessa and her family love the cabin and that makes it feel really comfortable. The creek is a little tricky to get into, but it's really nice having a little pool to cool off in.

Hipcamper Frederick

Woodland retreat

Frederick S.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2019

Hipcamp is fun. The Cabin reflects the owners desire to provide what you need to have a fun experience. We met Vanessa and her two boys and they couldn't have been friendlier.
It's a quiet location so a little noise , if your so inclined, won't bother the neighbors.
Just arriving at the camp is an adventure in itself., don't forget the Red Fence.

Hipcamper Kelli

Awesome, private and beautiful❤️

Kelli V.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2019

Vanessa was a wonderful host my family and I had a wonderful time. Yuba River is near by and it is absolutely beautiful. I would definitely recommend😀

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Hipcamper Adrienne
Adrienne L.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 6th, 2019

The mosquitos were terrible. We booked 3 nights but only stayed one because we got eaten alive. Even just opening door to go in and out of cabin to get our dinner they would get in. There was no escaping. I had hopes in morning that I could enjoy being outside but it didn’t get any better even in the morning. We couldn’t have a fire which I knew was seasonal but that is one camping thing we look forward to. The cabin itself looks nicer in pics posted than it actually is. It’s very small and we squeezed in 4. I would even try 5. . The cabin actually looks glued together in places. The kitchen set is great, Outhouse clean, and shower is on their property up hill. The dirt road is a little rough if you have a low clearance vehicle. However, Vanessa reassured me that a lot of low clearance cars have made it. She is a nice host that communicates well it just didn’t work for us! Maybe it would fit others with lots of mosquito repellent and a nice campfire.

Hipcamper aya
Aya O.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 5th, 2019

We had a wonderful time staying here, very private, quiet, and well equipped. The host was very communicative and always available to answer questions, so that made us feel welcomed. Just be prepared for MOSQUITOES and BLACK BEARS and OUTDOOR #1'S (only #2 allowed in the outhouse) and check with the host about campfire before your trip. Make sure to read the additional instructions the host will send you on the day of the stay, even if it might make you carsick. (My only wish was to actually have received this info before the trip, as it's not found in the information from Hipcamp, and really long!)

Hipcamper Shinichi

Think before choosing and prepare!

Shinichi E.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 2nd, 2019

Despite the fact that there was a fire ring and pit, NO camp fire was allowed. We found this out after asking the host if they have firewood to purchase. if the campfire was NOT allowed and advertised that way on the site, we were ok... but we chose this place since campfire was allowed. We were looking for a site that allows campfire, so that was a let down. NO #1 pee allowed at their toilet pit. Only # allowed. It is suggested to use anyplace for #1 under the tree in the middle of the night. Outdoor toilet has a glass see-through door so that was really weird. You will definitely need 4WD vehicle to access to the cabin even after a small rain. No trails to go the the stream, could not even find a animal path to go down to the creek. Need to bring all mosquito repellants, The site has no breeze and very muggy area. Cabin is overlooking a creek which was covered with wild life that you will not see where the creek is. Only a small trickling sound suggests there's are water running a bit further down.

Hipcamper Marty

Great spot. kind hosts.

Marty L.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2019

Beautiful location. Camping feel but with some amenities. Hosts are good peeps. Close to an awesome town and countless natural excursions.


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