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. 

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.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
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 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

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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 zach

Great place to spend time in nc!!

Zach C.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2022

The place was amazing. Great location for biking in Nevada City. Russ greeted us and showed us around. The webber BBQ was a nice touch. We just brought an air mattress and sleeping bags, super easy. Will stay there again for sure!

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Response from Russ, the Host, on May 18th, 2022

Thanks, Zach. Nice meeting you guys. The trails will be waiting for you on your next visit! Bike on! Russ

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Hipcamper Jim
Jim M.
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May 16th, 2022

RE was really perfect for me. Quiet, comfortable,dark, beautiful, and located right in town. Russ was a great host and provided everything I needed.

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Response from Russ, the Host, on May 18th, 2022

Hey Jim, thanks for the review. Glad you had a good stay. Best, Russ

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Hipcamper Tiffany
Tiffany C.
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May 8th, 2022

A wonderful experience! Thanks Russ!!

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Response from Russ, the Host, on May 18th, 2022

My pleasure, Tiffany. All the best, Russ

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Hipcamper Kolby

10 stars

Kolby G.
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May 3rd, 2022

We loved our stay on Russ’s land. It had everything we needed for a wonderful and comfortable time. The area was super clean and well taken care of. Russ was also so nice and helpful and offered us perfect recommendations for what to do in the area (we followed all of them and they did not disappoint). We could not be happier with our overall experience and can’t wait to come back.

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on May 18th, 2022

Thanks Kolby. Come again! Russ

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Hipcamper Andrea

Such attention to detail !

Andrea H.
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May 1st, 2022

Attention to every detail was what made this place so special. We felt so welcomed and at home during our weekend stay. And the solar shower was great!!! It was the best weekend away with our dog.

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Response from Russ, the Host, on May 5th, 2022

It was a pleasure meeting you, Andrea and Mark. Glad you had a good visit and thanks for the review! See you when you visit again! Russ

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Hipcamper Jee

Camping with a big senior dog :)

Jee S.
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April 28th, 2022

I returned home and still kept thinking about the Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3). I love everything about it. The location is convenient, to historic downtown, to Railroad museum, and stores. The place is electrify and we had wifi. I love the feeling staying in remote, among redwood trees and convenient.

I appreciate Russ for thinking through about everything. I love there is a private flush clean toilet bathroom inside. We can take a hot shower (from solar) .. so convenient especially in the middle of the night . I love that there is a little mini kitchen with a sink and a pot to make a quick hot water. Russ even provided the BBQ stove, chais, plates, cups, utensils. We overpacked. And no bugs.

We went in Spring, in the middle of April. We were afraid we would be freezing cold. But actually it was comfortable. We brought plenty of blanket and did not put the tent up. There was a tarp that you can close it and keep the room warm. We rented the heater and that helped. Our dog sleep so well. He snored the whole time.

The 2nd night it was raining. I love the sound of the rain. It felt safe and comfy. Although Russ lived in the same proximity, we received privacy. It was not too close. If we need anything we can text Russ. He came to say hi at the beginning and left us alone. He texted to warn us about the weather (raining at night), and he came to say goodbye at the end.

My husband and I including our big labrador would definitely come back again. We love this place.

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Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on April 28th, 2022

Jee, I'm so glad you and Somchai had a good visit. Thanks for the great review! It was a pleasure meeting you and I do hope you are able to visit again soon. All the best, Russ

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Hipcamper Sam
Sam B.
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April 23rd, 2022

Russ had a great spot. I need a place close to town that has cell reception so I booked with him. It’s obvious that a lot of care and effort was put into the site. The use of space and clever design was awesome. It was also great chatting with him. Definitely recommend.

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on April 27th, 2022

Thanks, Sam. I look forward to visiting your site in Marin. All the best, Russ

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Hipcamper Rebecca

A perfect getaway

Rebecca D.
recommends this listing.
April 11th, 2022

Russ has a lovely site on his property. It has privacy while simultaneously having a convenient, close-to-town location. The site itself is really remarkable as the photos show. We brought our tent, sleeping gear, and a Coleman stove and were all set for a lovely weekend of mountain biking and enjoying the quaint town of Nevada City. I highly recommend this place!

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on April 14th, 2022

Thanks for your review, Rebecca. It was a pleasure hosting you and I hope you will consider coming again. Best, Russ

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Hipcamper Hannah

Easy and comfortable

Hannah M.
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April 10th, 2022

Russ responded quickly to a last minute booking and was very helpful and kind without being intrusive. His property is beautiful and the camping space is very comfortable.

Hipcamper Russ
Response from Russ, the Host, on April 10th, 2022

Thanks Hannah. Come again! Russ

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