Hipcamp host Susan G.,
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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.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Toilet available
Fire ban in effect
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Have a question? Send Susan a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 1 month out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Dozen eggs

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Foraging & Culinary Tours!

Garden & Land Foraging Tour: (2-ish hours. All inclusive) * Pick Medicinal &...Read more

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Healthy Farm-fresh Brunch

(Prepared for 2) Our Famous Family-style brunch served anytime after 10am on ...Read more

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Mead Tasting & Tapas

(Prepared for 2 Guests) Personal Chef will create a menu based on farm-fr...Read more

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Picnic Lunch To-Go for 2 Guests

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Special Celebration Package

Do you have a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, etc to celebrate? *Simple Se...Read more

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Tipi Romantic Lunch/ Dinner Picnic

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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


30 minutes


Yuba River, Scott's Flat Lake


20-60minutes away: Yuba River, Rucker Lake, Scott's Flat Lake, Rollins Lake & more!

Horseback riding

Based on availability. To reserve, call Miriam at 916-804-4437


Scott's Flat Lake. SUP available seasonally.

Snow sports

Soda Springs, Boreal, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows: 45min to 1.5 hours from site.

Wildlife watching

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

Swimming hole

Yuba River, 25 minute drive from site


Small waterfalls appear near the campsite during the winter. We can take you on a private tour!


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Hipcamper Jonathan
Jonathan G.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2016

This was a perfect quiet getaway for me and my girlfriend.

The property is beautiful - chickens, hills, a view of the sierras, and a family of deer drinking from the stream in front of our tent. Also, the campsite is only a short walk from the car and full bathroom (but still very, very private).

Susan was also a great host - she was very communicative, invited us to dinner, and even gave us some fresh appetizers from the farm when we arrived.

It's the foothills so bring some bug spray, but also be sure to turn of all your camp lights at some point during the night - the stars here are incredible.

Hipcamper Jay
Jay K.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2016

Not only is Susan a great host, she is a great chef! I arrived later than expected and was greeted with a homemade blueberry tart and organic tea. Their site is a nice getaway from the busyness of the city and nicely tucked away in sight of the Sierras. Their meadow campsite is small and personal but not too far from everything else. When I left, she even packed me a delicious salad and hummus. Truly a great host and beautiful property to camp. Highly recommended.

Welcome to Garden Goddess Farm.Buddha head watches over the garden. And gives peace!Chicken tend watch over the garden.Garden ornament.
Hipcamper Gregory
Gregory R.
recommends this listing.
May 7th, 2017

We stayed at the camping spot for two nights and it was great - a 30 meter walk in to a secluded tent site with a bubbling brook, a meadow and woods. We poked our heads into the cabin and that looked great too. Susan is very nice and we would recommend this place to our friends (which we will!).

Hipcamper Tearsa
Tearsa H.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2017

Susan was a kind, patient, and compassionate host. I would highly recommend this camp to any camper looking to experience a truly amazing back-to-nature and the roots of simple organic living. Both the cabin and land are gorgeous and peaceful.

4 wheel drive a must or bust! Hop and a skip to shower and toilet.
Hipcamper Michael
Michael G.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2016

Everything that could go wrong did, and we still had a great time. Susan cooked us a delicious dinner and showed my kids around her chicken coop. It's a beautiful setting and a peaceful night under the stars. A few suggestions:
* The main tent site will only take a 4-person tent max, and it's a fairly tight fit to get the tent stakes driven on the pad. I would probably expand that to accommodate a 6-man tent if possible. I would also add a bear box down there to make it easier to dine on site.
* I would flatten the flat zone at the bottom of the dirt driveway to make it easier for cars to turn around.

Otherwise a very nice spot - good for people looking for a rustic getaway combined with good food.

Hipcamper Christine
Christine B.
recommends this listing.
September 28th, 2017

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!

Hipcamper Sean
Sean K.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2018

Excellent stay, great host!!!

Hipcamper Matthew

Relaxing farm life

Matthew B.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2020

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!

Hipcamper Charline
Charline D.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2020

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!

Garden Goddess Farm
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