Hipcamp host Karen C.,
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Level small working horse ranch, pool, near all recreation in northern California. Rural setting big lawns, garden, barn, horses and lots of activity. Feeding animals, clients coming and going etc. Walking distance to restaurants, park, shops e.t.c but rural. Site is near house secluded.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 25ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Karen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Nightmusic camp in California.


The vibe at Nightmusic camp

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Hipcamper Allison

Animal lovers will love this spot

Allison C.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2020

As soon as I drove onto the property the family dogs were there to greet me. One was just a pup and was super excited to see a visitor. Karen was out tending to the horses when I arrived but came to greet me and showed me the property. I also met the resident barn cats Butter and Popcorn.

Karen showed me the camping spot. Approximately 15 foot x 20 foot grassy area that is surrounded on 3 sides with bushes and other brush to provide privacy. The other side backs up to a fence where the horses and barn are located. This is facing West, so great for watching the sunset. There is also a hose in the camping area to provide acess to the clean well water and a motion sensor light in case you need to get up in the middle of the night.

Karen also offered the use of the bathroom located through the back door of the house off of the laundry room. It was very clean.

The property was a bit busy the day I visited. Karen explained that her adult chidren where living on the property due to changes in circumstances related to the corona virus. But everyone was respecful and quiet.

The property is relatively small for all that is going on. The camping area is spacious and pretty private. However, be aware that this is a working ranch and therefore people will be out in the barn area in the early evening and again in the mid-morning.

Great spot to pitch a tent and relax after a day at the river. Much quieter than a busy campground. Great for animal lovers!

The South Yuba River area is truely amazing. I visited the Hoyts Crossing area. Usually 90 degrees in the summer it was actually a pretty cool day. Be prepared to hike a bit. Steep trails down to the river and scrambling required on boulders along the river make this spot not ideal for very young children. The river was very strong as well so be careful.

I would also recommend the downtown area of Nevada City with the variety of local shops and restaurants. I'm sure Karen would be happy to make recommendations.

All in all this location suited my needs. I would say its best for novice campers who want to be in nature but still close to ammenities with someone onsite just in case.

Hipcamper Bex

Great stay!

Bex M.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2020

We had such a great time at this site! Karen was a wonderful host who was so accommodating. We can’t wait to come back and stay again!

Hipcamper Talena
Talena S.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2020

Comfortable and super convenient to South Yuba River State Park. Nice to have access to the bathroom and even a little fridge out by the pool. Campsite is partly enclosed by bushes and feels pretty private. Hosts were warm and welcoming and I had an easygoing stay. If I’m around here again I’d stay here again - it’s a good find.

Hipcamper Laura

Lovely, lovely prius

Laura C.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2020

Horses! Doggos! Kitties! Fresh air and bright stars! Karen and her family are generous, great hosts and they're property is gorgeous! 😍 We really enjoyed sitting in our little campsite during sunset watching the many birds fly around while the beautiful horses grazed just beyond the white fence. When night fell, the stars popped! Very private camp space with the option to enjoy the family's historic and lovely pool. I can't recommend this place more highly of you want to spend some good time on the river with an oasis to call home about 10 minutes away from the state park.

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Hipcamper Arlo
Arlo M.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2020

Karen has a gorgeous farm full of beautiful horses and working dogs :) She was extremely accommodating and helped us feel right at home. Great location- Yuba River is just 15 minutes away. Highly recommended for all animal lovers and river enthusiasts.

Hipcamper Edwina
Edwina M.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2020

I highly recommend staying at Karen C’s Haven. It has a great location in Penn Valley, surrounded by animals and trees, and the amazing South Yuba River is only 15 minutes away! This place is wonderful, I had a great time this past weekend. From the beginning, I felt welcome by the host and her family, who were very nice to me and my crazy puppy. Karen is an amazing host. Thank you for your hospitality! :)

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Hipcamper Michaela

Peaceful farm stay

Michaela J.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2020

This was a great cozy space. I loved being next to the horse fields, watching them was a delight. The camping area feels very private and is a good size space. I had a great night sleep and would definitely return! Thanks Karen!

Sunrise on the farm.The most beautiful cat.
Hipcamper Kurt

Great little escape - ery welcoming

Kurt R.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2020

The campsite was quiet & a perfect size. Very private. We arrived late to the property but Karen was there to greet us and show us around. The site had some light and a log burner with wood to use.
We had some dinner in the local town.
Plenty of farm animals to hangout with.

Hipcamper Paula

Perfect weekend getaway

Paula M.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2020

Lovely secluded single camping spot close enough to the home for easy access to the bathroom, and still far enough away for privacy. The morning experience is wonderful - with views of the horses and with the use of the table and kettle next to the swimming pool area for our morning coffee. The spot worked great for our small camper van which just fit under the overhanging branches at the entrance - wouldn't work for one any larger, but for tent camping, just perfect. Thank you, Karen!

The spot fits a small camper van perfectlyThe morning view from our site
Karen C’s Haven
United States
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