Hipcamp host Russ J.,
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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

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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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Russ a message!
  • 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%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Nevada City is a biking town with many road and MB opportunities.

Hiking

There are many trails to explore.

Climbing

We're and hour from Donner Summit and world class climbing routes.

Boating
Fishing
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Off-roading (OHV)
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3) in California.

Lake

Scotts Flat Lake is nearby for swimming, kayaking, and boating.

River, stream, or creek

Great swimming in the Yuba River

Forest
Mountainous

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Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron B.
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November 22nd, 2021

Very accurate to the description even has updated window panels! I loved my stay there!

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on November 25th, 2021

Hey Aaron, Glad you had a good stay. Thanks for the review and do come again! Russ

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Hipcamper Emma

Much gratitude!

Emma G.
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November 19th, 2021

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!!!

Hipcamper Josh
Josh M.
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November 16th, 2021

Russ was very friendly and has a great little setup. Would definitely recommend and will be back for sure!

Hipcamper Chloe

A great place to stay!

Chloe M.
recommends this listing.
October 20th, 2021

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!

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Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on October 23rd, 2021

Thanks, Chloe. I'm so glad you and your friends had a good visit and I hope the road trip goes well. All the best, Russ

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Hipcamper Katie
Katie S.
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October 18th, 2021

We loved our stay at R3 with beautiful fall colors all around. Russ’ glamping site is cute, cozy, and practical. It’s a perfect escape from the city.

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on October 21st, 2021

Thanks Katie. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. All the best, Russ

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Hipcamper Roberto
Roberto X.
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October 5th, 2021

We loved staying at R3, and look forward to come back with our bikes! The host, Russ, was easy to communicate and friendly. Location was easy to find using Waze. 10/10

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on October 10th, 2021

Thanks for the review Roberto. I look forward to hosting you guys again and definitely bring your bikes next time. Best, Russ

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Hipcamper Mara
Mara B.
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October 4th, 2021

This is a sweet little spot with all you need for a comfortable stay. Super close to town, the nicest host, and so great to have a real toilet while camping!

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on October 10th, 2021

Thanks for the review, Mara. Glad you had a nice stay and do come again. Russ

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Hipcamper Kerbi

Exactly as described w/ great host!

Kerbi U.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2021

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!!

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on September 16th, 2021

Kerbi, Thanks for the great review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to having you visit again. Russ

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Hipcamper Bridget

Sweet and cozy camping lean-to

Bridget B.
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August 6th, 2021

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!

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on August 9th, 2021

Great to have you all and I'm so happy you missed the heavy smoke that followed your visit. Thanks for referring your friends and I look forward to having you back. Russ

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Property
Russ J.’s Land
State
California
Country
United States
$50/night
1 Site

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