Garden Goddess Farm is located in the Sierra Foothills on 7 acres of manzanita, pines and oaks. The Homesteading Education Farm is used to support guests to unplug from business, bond with nature and Learn How to Grow Your Own Food! Gardens and land are abundant with wild medicinal and culinary herbs, edible plants and a 60+ fruit tree orchard. There are chickens, ducks and
Garden Goddess Farm is located in the Sierra Foothills on 7 acres of manzanita, pines and oaks. The Homesteading Education Farm is used to support guests to unplug from business, bond with nature and Learn How to Grow Your Own Food! Gardens and land are abundant with wild medicinal and culinary herbs, edible plants and a 60+ fruit tree orchard. There are chickens, ducks and lots of wildlife and birds.
Individuals, Couples and Families love the farm because of the quiet surroundings, great food and opportunity to learn about sustainable living and Homesteading! (Check out and signup for the Classes offered! ) No need to lug a tent and camping gear if you are not up for it. We make it turn-key glamping for you! Thank you for supporting our Youth and Teen Homesteading Skills Project! 100% of the proceeds, from your accommodations, are donated to the Honey Bee Foundation who funds these projects.
Garden Goddess Farm is conveniently located 20-30 minutes from Auburn, Nevada City, Grass Valley and the South Yuba River. 60 minutes to Sugar Bowl Ski Resort and Hiking. 70-90 Minutes from Sierraville Hot Springs, Donner Lake and Lake Tahoe. Lots of hiking trails off of hwy 20 and 49.
With notice, On-site Private Chef and Staff are available for Farm-Fresh Gourmet Meals, Culinary and Homesteading Classes, Private Garden and Foraging Tours.
This Cozy Enchanted Meadow Love Shack sleeps 2-4 adults/kids. (190 square feet) 1 King Bed with Floor Futon and single bed. It's about 200 feet from main farm house. The unit has a solar light and solar battery to plug cell phones and computers into. There is a frig in main house or a cooler to use if you bring ice. Access to a shower and toilet in main farmhouse. Additional composting toilet bucket with wood chips is located next to cabin. Due to water rationing please keep showers to 3 min or less. Thank you!
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. There is enough room for 2-3 groups of people. Small weddings or groups are easily accommodated!
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 and adults to learn about organic gardening an sustainable living.
Nearby Attractions to research: Historic Grass Valley & Nevada City ( Local Wineries and Wine-tasting), The beautiful South Yuba or Bear River is a must-experience (25 min drive), Scott's Flat Lake, Bullard's Bar and more lakes off of Hwy 20 (30-60 minutes), Trails for Mountain Biking & Hiking. Lake Tahoe, Truckee & Donner Lake (1 hour 15 min drive). Sierra Hot Springs in Sierra Ville. Reno Airport 2 hours, Sacramento 75 min.
- 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!
What to bring:
+Towels. We supply all the bedding unless you request to bring your own.
+hiking shoes for property
+camp stove & cooking pots, utensils if you don't want to order meals on-site.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
You know what would make this trip even better?
Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Enchanted Meadow Love Shack
Private Workshop: Make Mead!
Mead, (honey wine), is an ancient, fermented adult beverage. It's flavor is ...Read more
Half dozen eggs
6 colorful chicken eggs
Culinary Class: Incredible Cactus
Learn about the Nopales Cactus! Tour the Nopales Gardens and learn about this...Read more
If you'd like to bring your pet with you, we are happy to accommodate! This e...Read more
Farm-fresh eggs! These birds are spoiled. Beautiful yellow- orange yokes. No ...Read more
Garden Forage Tour & Culinary Class
$190 per couple /2 people. Garden Foraging Tour + Culinary Class with Susan. ...Read more
Healthy Farm-fresh Brunch
(Prepared for 2) Our Famous Family-style brunch served anytime after 10am on ...Read more
Mead Tasting & Tapas
(Prepared for 2 Guests) Private Chef, from the HoneyBee Foundation, will c...Read more
Tipi Picnic for 2
Reserve the Private Meditation Tipi in the Enchanted Meadow & surprise your p...Read more
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, Donner Ski Ranch and Homewood Ski Resorts : 45min to 1.5 hours from site.
Lots of Rivers and Lakes off of Hwy 20 and Hwy 49. Scott's Flat Lake, Blue Lake, Lake Tahoe, Truckee River and more.
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.
Scott's Flat Lake, Blue Lake, Spalding
River, stream, or creek
South Yuba River is a 25 minute drive on Hwy 49
South Yuba River, 25 minute drive from site
Small waterfalls appear near the campsite during the winter. We can take you on a private tour!
Homesteading, Culinary and Gardening Classes available. See Hipcamp "Extras"
Places to see near Garden Goddess Farm
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Susan was an excellent host, who went above and beyond. We had a great time in the little cabin by the meadow (the enchanted love shack), and also opted in for the brunch and foraging tour/cooking class. The farm feels far away from the city, but still has wifi and service, so I was able to work a little bit while there. It is also close to downtown Grass Valley, and to Lucchesi vineyards & winery, where we went wine tasting. Highly recommend Susan as a host and Garden Goddess Farm as a location!
We adored the love shack !
Susan was such an incredible host! We stayed in the cutest tree house overlooking her garden. The bed in the love shack was soo comfy, we had the best sleep and the views out the window were incredible. We were about 15-20 minutes away from Auburn and Grass Valley so this was the perfect location! Susan was in constant communication with us and made sure we had everything we needed. She even made us the most delicious breakfast our last morning. She makes homemade sriracha and uses organic ingredients from her garden (amazing). Lastly, we had a pup with us and Susan was super accommodating. We’ll definitely be back!
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!