R3 is a camping platform located in a private corner of our half acre property, walking distance to historical Nevada City, CA. There is much local history and many cultural activities to enjoy. Outdoor pursuits include hiking, road and mountain biking, river and lake access, skiing, and many more, all nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. Nevada City, and it's
R3 is a camping platform located in a private corner of our half acre property, walking distance to historical Nevada City, CA. There is much local history and many cultural activities to enjoy. Outdoor pursuits include hiking, road and mountain biking, river and lake access, skiing, and many more, all nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. Nevada City, and it's sister town, Grass Valley, are Gold Rush Victorian gems, boasting a variety of shopping venues, many fine eateries, and eclectic "watering holes" featuring craft brews, local wines and tasty cocktails. Live music in many locations adds an upbeat and lively ambiance. Unwind with a day at the river or lake, take a road or mountain bike ride, or a hike on one of the many local trails.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Nevada City is a biking town with many road and MB opportunities.
There are many trails to explore.
We're and hour from Donner Summit and world class climbing routes.
Natural features you'll find at Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3) in California.
Scotts Flat Lake is nearby for swimming, kayaking, and boating.
River, stream, or creek
Great swimming in the Yuba River
Places to see near Russ J.’s Land
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
R3 is the best little space! (It’s actually quite spacious). Arriving the other night was such a delight, fairy lights lead you up to the warmly lit camping platform. And the morning sunshine in the yard, mmmm! Such a treat to be in nature with the added touches of a bathroom and kitchen and a very appreciated space heater. It’s the perfect base camp for exploring Nevada City/ gold country. Russ is so accommodating and kind, and gives great tips for the surrounding area! So excited to return. Thank you again, Russ!!!
A great place to stay!
Russ’s retreat was perfect! Such an adorable little platform with everything you need! We enjoyed 2 nights and just had a wonderful time. I could not recommend it enough 10/10! Russ is kind, welcoming and helpful!
Exactly as described w/ great host!
Russ was a kind and attentive host, we could not have asked for a better experience. He helped us with walking directions into town as well as river directions. The first day we walked into town had dinner and drinks. On the second day, we woke up early, spent the day at Hoyt's crossing, and had dinner at the Willo. The kitchenette was cute and clean, he provided an electric kettle, two bowls, two cups, two mugs, two plates, and silverware. There were pots, pans, and silverware for cooking as well as salt, pepper, and a couple of other spices. **Bring your own gas stove**
Twinkle string lights for the evening when we played board games and the solar shower was perfect for when we got back from the river.
Cannot recommend more, we will definitely be coming back :) Thanks again, Russ!!
Sweet and cozy camping lean-to
This is the perfect getaway option for anyone who wants to sleep amongst the trees but could benefit from amenities that make it easier than your typical car camping trip. You have an easy place to put up a tent (that’s what we did) but with a flushing toilet, little sink, place for a camp stove and a solar afternoon shower. It’s a great location just outside of town (Nevada City), so super accessible. Russ recommended a Yuba river swim that was only 15 minutes away and we loved it! One cute detail is there are around a dozen hooks situated in and outside the lean-to, perfect for hanging wet towels and suits. There was an emerging wildfire situation during our stay that Russ kept us informed about, and we appreciated his texts. We would definitely go back!