Hipcamp host Russ J.,
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R3 is a rustic studio/cabin located in a private corner of our half acre property, walking distance to historical Nevada City, CA. From its humble beginnings as a simple camping platform, R3 is now fully enclosed with a stunning glass front wall which preserves the great view from the site and provides 4 season protection from the elements. A small kitchen area and bathroom

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R3 is a rustic studio/cabin located in a private corner of our half acre property, walking distance to historical Nevada City, CA. From its humble beginnings as a simple camping platform, R3 is now fully enclosed with a stunning glass front wall which preserves the great view from the site and provides 4 season protection from the elements. A small kitchen area and bathroom with flush toilet and solar shower complete a private and cozy space. A queen size bedframe/platform is now a permanent fixture in the cabin.  You can bring your own sleeping pad and bedding or, for an additional $10, I will set up a mattress and bedding for you. (see Extras)  There is still room to set up other sleeping arrangements if you choose. With all of these amenities you may only need to bring your food and cooking gear. 

There is much local history and many cultural activities to enjoy in Nevada County. 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.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
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  • 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 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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An electric heater is available for $5 per day.

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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 an 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 Cami
Cami S.
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November 25th, 2022

Russ has done a fabulous job making a sweet, cozy space for his guests! He was very kind and clearly cared about our stay. Walking to downtown and trails was perfect!

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica V.
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November 6th, 2022

Russ’s place is so lovely. Quiet, private, and cozy. Perfect location, easy walk into town. Russ is a great guy, very nice to chat with. Had a great stay and would definitely stay again.

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on November 8th, 2022

Glad you were cozy despite the rainy weather. Pleasure having you here. Russ

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Lazaro C.
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October 23rd, 2022

Russ is such a great host. Very attentive and kind. Also very accommodating to reasonable changes. High recommend this spot.

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Response from Russ, the Host, on November 8th, 2022

Great having you here Lazaro. Hope you can visit again sometime. Russ

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Perfect getaway

C A.
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October 9th, 2022

Perfect getaway! Russ’ cabin has everything for a fun glamping. It has a flush toilet and a shower, kitchen area complete with pots, a pan, plastic plates, bowls, basic utensils, chopping board and percolator. I love that he has a compost bin! We didnt have to bring camping chairs because his place covers all that! The hammock added to a laidback vibe. All we needed to bring was food, drinks and portable stove! Russ welcomed us when we arrived which we appreciate but gave us privacy all throughout our stay. We felt safe and fully relaxed!

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Response from Russ, the Host, on October 12th, 2022

Christa, It was a pleasure hosting you and Phillip and thanks so much for the great review. I’ll be looking forward to your next stay! All the best, Russ

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Hipcamper Katy
Katy G.
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September 26th, 2022

The glass house is a little slice of paradise and Russ is just as lovely. Would love to stay again.

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on October 12th, 2022

You’re welcome back anytime, Katy. Thanks for the review. Russ

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Kimo M.
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September 6th, 2022

To be frank, Russ's rustic cabin is more comfy and cozy than most hotel rooms! We were pleasantly surprised to find this gem. The cabin is stylish and good vibes seem to be built right in. The bed is super comfy, the running water/sink along with the flush toilet and solar shower is a great plus. The deck and outside lounge area though... just something amazing and peaceful about it. Almost wanted to sleep outside! Nice big table, a hammock, a space to meditate, and a great little spot set up with some crafts made by the hosts. We ended up purchasing a very cool necklace.

The hosts are absolutely wonderful and willing to connect and chat when available but were also very mindful of privacy. We would have loved to spend more time getting to know them. That said, we were only disappointed to get there and have to leave the next day!

Can't recommend this stay enough. I have a feeling it may end up getting booked out quite often in the near future so definitely don't pass this one up if it is available. We feel a trip to Nevada City is worth it just to stay at Russ's cabin!

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on October 12th, 2022

So glad you had a nice visit and thanks for taking the time to write such a glowing review. Hope to see you here again sometime. Russ

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Hipcamper J Brinton
J Brinton P.
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August 29th, 2022

R3 was great! We highly recommend a stay at Russ's Rustic Retreat. It is close to the great town of Nevada City yet set in a quiet setting among the pines and cedars of the foothills. We swam in many deep swimming holes in the beautiful Yuba River and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon floating on Scott's Flat Lake. Russ is an excellent host and has created a very relaxing and peaceful space to enjoy the mountain air.

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Response from Russ, the Host, on October 12th, 2022

Thanks for the great review. Hope you can visit again sometime. Russ

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Hipcamper Natalia
Natalia M.
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August 15th, 2022

Russ was an amazing host, super attentive an kind and the place is beautiful. Such a gem to find, and will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on October 12th, 2022

Happy to have you visit. Come again! Russ

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Autumn S.
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August 8th, 2022

I loved, loved this darling handcrafted pallet cabin. It was just perfect for me and my dog. Close to Nevada City. Private space/yard and very safe, being a solo woman traveler. I will This is my new go to stay when visiting the area. You must stay here!

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Response from Russ, the Host, on August 8th, 2022

Autumn, Thanks for the great review. You and Darby are welcome back anytime! All the best, Russ

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Property
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
State
California
Country
United States
$65/night
1 Site

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