Murphys historic, 5 generation,Brice Station hosts Master artist, Michel Olson. Born in Berlin, Germany, he has spent his life time as a travelling entertainer and adventure guide, while becoming an accomplished artist in wood, stone and iron. Michel has given up living on the road to put his talents and skills into Brice Stations 97 acres, creating Sierra Circles Sculpture
Murphys historic, 5 generation,Brice Station hosts Master artist, Michel Olson. Born in Berlin, Germany, he has spent his life time as a travelling entertainer and adventure guide, while becoming an accomplished artist in wood, stone and iron. Michel has given up living on the road to put his talents and skills into Brice Stations 97 acres, creating Sierra Circles Sculpture garden and campsite/picnic area. He has cleared and dug three, walking loops thru the forested parts of the property and out to an overlook, with picnic table. Two of his gypsy rigs and several large art installations, are in the meadow next to the forested 5 site campground. Installations include, 100ft sacred circle, yin/yang, sun dial and calendar. Large, S shaped, double spiral, Glass circle, Chain circle, Avenue of art and arch way and more. Michel, as an artist, is in a constant state of becoming, continues to add art installations, trails and campsites.. Site 1 and site 2 are double sized and have a 5 PERSON MINIMUM and parking for 3 plus vehicles. Sites 3,4, and 5, are extra large by normal standards and have parking for 2 vehicles. There is overflow parking nearby. All sites have burn barrel, picnic table, unique art, level tent sites, and trees for shade, hammocks or slack lines. On site activities: 3 walking trail loops,Pine Tree, North Ditch, and 7 acre woods, each about 1 mile long. Sun. morning YOGA 10$. 10am. at stone stage, in Sierra Circles. Brice Station Winery, tasting room. Open Fri. - Sun. 12 to 6pm .Quyle Kilns ceramic art studio and classes,Open Wed.- Sun. 10am to 6 pm. Paul Quyle Blacksmith school. First and third Sat 9am. 10 Saturday summer season concerts. 4 weekends of Shakespeare, Mid summer Nights Dream. Please check Brice Station Vineyard Events for details. Equinox and Solstice celebrations on nearest Sunday at sunset. Walking tour available, 10$, to get full picture. Simply put, nature/art/history camping at its best. Children are full price and must be attended to. No trailers over 14 ft. No campsite open fires June thru Oct. Communal kitchen/crafts and dining area with large prep/food table, 6 picnic tables, gas BBQ and cook top. Counter top stoves allowed in campsite. Leashed dogs welcome, please pick up after. Please no extra loud music or voices.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Biking is allowed on loop trail and North ditch trailer, here at Brice Station. Arnold rim trail is nearby.
Rafting, kayaking, SUP, and sailing are nearby with the many river and lakes. Host, Michel is a current river guide with Sierra...Read more
Lots. Best info at The Trout Spot or Ebbetts Pass sporting goods, both in Arnold.
We have 3 hiking loops and a scenic overlook, here, at Brice Station. The Pine wood loop, the North Ditch loop, and the 7 Acre ...Read more
White pines, Uttica, Union, Alpine lakes and New Melonies reservoir are great for paddling and SUP boards.
Many day climbing areas nearby. Best to check with S.N.A.C. a local company for info and gear
Bear Valley Ski resort is up Hwy 4. S.N.A.C. in Arnold rents Skiis, snowshoes and is a great stop for gear and outdoor info.
Many river swimming holes and Lakes within 30 min drive plus a cave you can swim thru.
Class 4/5 run thru Calaveras Big Trees. Several choices on the Stanislaus, Mokelumne, and Tuolumne rivers near by.
With 3 miles of trails and extensive winery gardens, makes this a fun bird watching destination.
Natural features you'll find at Sierra Circles Sculpture Garden in California.
Camp 9, White Pines lake, Lake Alpine have nice beaches. About 20 min. away
Natural bridges, Moaning caves, Mercer caves, California Caverns, Black Chasm caves, are all within an hr. drive. Natural bridg...Read more
Calaveras Big Trees State Park, is just up Hwy 4. Strolling thru some of the biggest trees on earth is worth the visit. Great d...Read more
Alpine, Uttica, Union, and White Pines lakes are near and allow non motorized recreation.
Hwy 4 is the greatest, paved mountain pass road in California. It is extra steep and winding, has a double summit, and is only ...Read more
A sunset stroll thru Sierra Circles Sculpture garden, on the upper meadow, is highly recommended.
River, stream, or creek
Yes,many. Several great swimming holes and picnic spots. Great spot inside Calaveras Big trees park on North Stanislaus river.
White pines lake and New Melonies have the warmest water, for swimming. Natural Bridges Cave is the most interesting and cold w...Read more
Arnold rim trail is great day use for hikers and bicyclers with water fall overlook. Driving up hwy 4 when open has many
White Pines lake has reeds, home to many dragon flies in the summer.
Brice station is part farm with 7 acres of grapes and several food and flower gardens.
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Peaceful art sanctuary
I had a wonderful stay at Sierra Circles — it was my third time here. The peaceful setting, interactive art, large unique campsites, and thoughtful amenities make this one of my favorite places to camp, especially on Highway 4. It was the perfect basecamp to fish the North Fork Stanislaus at Calaveras Big Trees and Sourgrass.
I am so appreciative of Michel’s hospitality and enthusiasm. He tells the very best stories and his exuberance for life is inspiring.
Can’t wait to come back!
Sierra Circles is a treasure of a find. Michel is so welcoming and a fabulous host. The campsites are wonderful. What is really sweet about this place is the community. Beyond they art sculptures on the property there is a ceramics kiln and studio open Th-Sun, a vineyard with wine tasting, and trails labeled around the property. Definitely will stay here again. This place is also surrounded with great hiking trails so you can leave for a day hike elsewhere.
Fabulous stay. 💜
This spot had everything, great camping area, small hikes through the woods, art, wild flowers and wine! Very fun atmosphere and a lot going on throughout the property. We are excited to come back and see a live show or maybe even a Shakespeare performance. Special thanks to Michael the host for ensuring that we had everything we needed and making the experience magical!
We loved staying at Sierra Circles Sculpture garden! Michael was ready for us when we arrived and was more than accommodating. Enjoyed a sweet sunset picnic in the middle of the sculptures, views abound. The metal art piece at our site kept us warm through the night. Sunrise upon the forest was magical. We wished our plans worked out to stay longer. We will be back!
Beautiful, pet friendly.
Beautiful location; each campsite offering something unique. The art work is amazing and I enjoyed walking some of the trails. Great for dogs. Clean porta potties and helped having money portable water for dishes. Fire pit was great and appreciated the wood being supplied. Loved walking down to the Brice Vineyard tasting room. Everyone was friends and Michel is a great host.
Amazing property worth
We love Sierra circles! We are returning guests and had such a lovely time! The sites are spacious and the campground in general is well adorned with tables, water and amazing art! We’ll be back
Michel was so welcoming and the camping area is beautiful. Lots of privacy between each site. Michel’s sculpture garden is so unique and interesting to stroll through. I loved that I could walk my dog right from my campsite on the trails that weave through some of the 90+ acres of land. I would highly recommend this property!
Tent camping with two pups
Loved our stay at Sierra Circles! The tent site had a tee-pee structure for some additional privacy and the land is beautiful, with lots of interesting art pieces and a fun walking trail. Lots of room for our dogs to run around, and great hiking trails in the forest nearby