Garden Goddess Farm is located in the Sierra Foothills on 7 acres of manzanita, pines & oaks. The gardens and land help to support guests to unplug from business, bond with nature & learn how to grow their own food! Lots of wild medicinal & culinary herbs to discover. Individuals, Couples & Families love the farm because of the quiet surroundings, great food and opportuni
Garden Goddess Farm is located in the Sierra Foothills on 7 acres of manzanita, pines & oaks. The gardens and land help to support guests to unplug from business, bond with nature & learn how to grow their own food! Lots of wild medicinal & culinary herbs to discover. Individuals, Couples & Families love the farm because of the quiet surroundings, great food and opportunity to learn about sustainable living. Farm is conveniently located 20 minutes from Auburn, Nevada City & Grass Valley. 60-90 Minutes from Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, Truckee & ski resorts. We have an on-site Personal Chef that is available to create Farm-Fresh Gourmet Meals, Culinary & Homesteading Classes, Private Garden & Foraging Tours. Celebrate a Special Occasion & try one of our Make & Take Classes, Mead Tasting or Romance Packages! Most guests opt in for farm-fresh meal packages, but feel free to bring your own camp stove & food to cook in the bbq area.
Privacy & what to expect: Property is usually very quite & overlooks hundreds of acres of forest looking toward the Snow-capped Sierras in the Winter and Spring. We are located in a neighborhood (Alta Sierra- in between Auburn & Grass Valley) We ask that everyone uses soft voices since we are in a canyon and sound travels to a few houses that are our neighbors. There are 3 Hipcamp sites on property, so we could have up to 6 guests in a weekend. The main farmhouse is 4500 square feet and hosts 2-4 Culinary Students or Professionals that may be on site. There is a Culinary Classroom, Upper and Lower Deck & Gardens to enjoy. If you have teenagers, they love it here! 1/2 Basketball court, cooking & foraging classes.
This Cozy Love Shack sleeps 2-4 adults/kids. (190 square feet) 1 King Bed with Floor Futon & single bed. It's about 200 feet from main farm house. The unit has basic electricity, a solar light & mini frig. Sun warmed (luke-Warm) camping shower available. Approx 190 square feet. Toilet is a composting bucket with wood chips.
The main farmhouse (owner's residence) has a beautiful 75 x 15 foot redwood deck with views of the Sierras & Foothills. Enjoy a Happy Hour, Gourmet Farm-fresh meal, picnic or play a game in the shaded couch area. There are 2 large tables for dining & couches for relaxing.
We have organic demonstration gardens & orchard that you can stroll or you can book an educational tour & tasting for a more in depth understanding of the culinary & medicinal plants. Fresh chicken & duck eggs are usually available. Great place for kids & adults to learn about organic gardening & sustainable living.
Nearby Attractions to research: Historic Grass Valley, Nevada City and Auburn (Lots of Wine-tasting & Local Wineries). The Beautiful South Yuba River or Bear River is a must-experience (25 min drive), Scott's Flat Lake & Lakes off of Hwy 20 (30-60 minutes), Trails for Mountain Biking & Hiking, Lake Tahoe, Truckee and Donner Lake (1 hour 15 min drive). Empire Mine.
- If you'd like to bring along your pet, we are happy to accommodate. Please add on the "pets" extra when you are completing your booking. This covers our pet cleaning fee. This is a must in order to bring your pet.
- Please keep your pet(s) on a leash at all times - we have ducks and chickens and don't want them harmed or bothered.
- Please bring your own bedding if you will be bringing pets.
Let us know if you have any questions and we look forward to your stay!
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 30% off
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Lots of biking trails: Research Scott's Flat Lake, Yuba River, Empire Mine
Yuba River, Scott's Flat Lake
20-60minutes away: Yuba River, Rucker Lake, Scott's Flat Lake, Rollins Lake & more!
Based on availability. To reserve, call Miriam at 916-804-4437
Scott's Flat Lake. SUP available seasonally.
Soda Springs, Boreal, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows: 45min to 1.5 hours from site.
Wildlife seen on the farm: Hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, foxes, coyotes. raccoons, bobcats, cougars, bears, deer, owls, h...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Enchanted Meadow Love Shack in California.
River, stream, or creek
South Yuba River is a 25 minute drive on Hwy 49
Yuba River, 25 minute drive from site
Small waterfalls appear near the campsite during the winter. We can take you on a private tour!
Places to see near Garden Goddess Farm
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Lovely property and a wonderful host ! We enjoyed our 2 day stay. The farm is close to many beautiful hikes (we loved exploring the Independence trail and Deer Creek trail) and 40 min away from the Oregon Creek. The shack has all the basic necessities like mini fridge, bedding sans toilet ( there is a biotoilet in the tent outside, which is clearly disclosed in the listing ). We opted to include brunch during our stay and It was delicious ! Definitely recommend staying at Susan’s place :)
I had a wonderful experience staying here. Susan is so kind, accommodating and generous. Meals were amazing. I was able to be on a true retreat while even working from her space. So very peaceful. Hope to even plan a formal retreat with others soon!
We had a wonderful time, Susan, the host was very sweet and she has a beautiful piece of earth with hints of artistic talent throughout. I will definitely be back! Oh ya I almost forgot the best part, Susan is an extremely good cook and I recommend trying one of her delicious homemade meals.
Great weekend getaway
Susan’s place was amazing and the perfect Weekend getaway for my husband and I. We spent it in the enchanted meadows love shack. Which is just far enough away from the main residence to give a sense of privacy. Susan greeted us upon arrival to show us around. We had a fresh bottle of infused water waiting for us. The walkway from the loveshack to where you park, is a little bit of a hike but we found it quite nice and as our form of exercise. We also got the mead tasting with dinner cooked by Susan and just wow!! That was absolutely incredible! Susan’s cooking is just to die for and she seriously spoiled us! I would highly recommend trying one of her many different options as far as tastings and food goes. This place was cool and relaxing and we would definitely come back : )
Anniversary trip during covid
We had such a great time! It was like a bed and breakfast glamping style. We added on a mead tasting dinner, 2 days of brunch, a lunch, and added an anniversary cake. Everything was so DELICIOUS! We enjoyed the privacy of the cabin and were very happy there was an outlet to charge our phones with. We ended up staying on a weekend with a high heat advisory and brought a fan to use also. We were very comfortable. The bed was really nice. Additionally, we appreciated the French press for our morning coffee. The restrooms were a cassette toilet and comporting bucket. There was a privacy tent to use also. It was perfect. Susan was super easy to communicate with and responded promptly to any questions we had via text. We can’t wait to go back and plan to bring friends to stay in one of her other accommodations on the property. The view from the top balcony was breathtaking! Definitely stay here is you want to camp and be spoiled at the same time!
Amazing weekend spent at Susan's farm (the first one in a while).
Everything was so much better than expected! Susan gave us many options because of the rain (our friends slept one night in the RV and one night in the tipi).
Amazing views from the upper deck and the enchanted meadow.
We were welcomed on Saturday night by appetizers and drinks (everything made by Susan). It was delicious!
Many places to explore around (the Yuba river, Nevada city and Grass Valley, lakes and forests.
Thanks again Susan!
Relaxing farm life
Susan was a great host, and the farm is very charming and relaxing. We ate on the deck overlooking the Sierra foothills and high snow capped peaks at sunset, and Susan prepared a delicious meal for us. Thanks again for hosting, and we'll be back again next time with the rest of the family!
Staying here was an absolute dream! The property is gorgeous, the peace and quite are a perfect escape for anyone needing a break from city life. Susan was so kind and accommodating and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was magical. We can't wait to stay here again and would definitely recommend to anybody. Thank you again Susan!