Hipcamp host Tom & Jan B.,
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Relax in our small yurt instead of pitching a tent on our peaceful Sis-Q Ranch Tent Camping site! The small 14' yurt was custom designed for the ranch and holds from 1 - 4 campers on a futon or provided cots (bedding not provided) We assume you have sleeping bags. We do provide a table, chairs, and an area for your cook stove. Our tiled bathrooms and hot sho

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Relax in our small yurt instead of pitching a tent on our peaceful Sis-Q Ranch Tent Camping site! The small 14' yurt was custom designed for the ranch and holds from 1 - 4 campers on a futon or provided cots (bedding not provided) We assume you have sleeping bags. We do provide a table, chairs, and an area for your cook stove. Our tiled bathrooms and hot showers have been a big hit with our campers! It also has large tubs for doing your dishes! There are also great restaurants in the Valley that serve delicious meals!

Sis-Q Ranch is a small working ranch that is 9 miles from the nearest town of Fort Jones (Population 660). The yurt and 3 tent sites are shaded most of the day.  It is filled with wild birds and other wildlife surrounded by hundreds of agricultural acres. Cougar, bear, coyote, bobcat, raccoon, skunk, etc are our local neighbors. We are quiet, secluded, and off the beaten path. We are family & pet friendly. Our night sky has been rated as the darkest possible providing an absolutely exhilarating view of our universe!

Sis-Q Ranch is located in the mythical State of Jefferson. If you love the outdoors, you can hike the beautiful Marble Mountain Wilderness, explore forest trails on your mountain bike, or drive/cycle the historic roads and byways of Scott Valley. Fresh water swimming is accessible on our Scott River or nearby creeks.  If you love history, Scott Valley has opportunities to learn more about our two local native American tribes: the Shasta and Karuk. Scott Valley was formerly known as Beaver Valley by the Hudson Bay Trading Company.  In the early 1800's, a military outpost, named Fort Jones, was established and the entire area became active during the Gold Rush with farming and logging as mainstays. Many historic sites are found in and around the local communities of Fort Jones, Greenview, Mugginsville, Etna, and Callahan. The Fort Jones and Etna Museums hold a lot of interesting information.  They also are famous for their fabulous collection of rocks and minerals. You could give the camp cook a break by dining at one of our several excellent local dining establishments.

Lodging provided
Yurt
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Tom & Jan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Access to the roadways of the Siskiyou Century Ride and our own Scott Valley plus other areas are available for cycling. We do ...Read more

Fishing

Our Scott River is closed to fishing near us but there are many other creeks and lakes for you to lure or fly fish!

Hiking

We have many trails and by-ways around the Marble Mt. Wilderness and others. We are one hour from Mt. Shasta experiences!

Horseback riding

We do have a corral for 1 or 2 horses if you want to do some trail riding near us! It would be an extra charge of $25 each a ni...Read more

Swimming

We have river and creek swimming offsite about 10 minutes. See the pictures of our camp.

Whitewater paddling

This is seasonal and downriver about 15 minutes.

Wildlife watching

The Ranch provides great bird watching on which includes our 2 acre wildlife refuge pond. Bring binoculars! We also have many l...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Yurt Camping under Sis-Q Stars in California.

Forest

We are situated in a forest like environment. We are near the Marble Mt. Wilderness, Salmon Mts., Russian Wilderness, and the T...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Our Scott River is seasonal but always a fun walk from the ranch!

Swimming hole

These are available offsite about 10 minutes drive!

Waterfall

Refreshing Shackleford Falls is just 10 minutes from the Ranch and has a natural slide during low water! Ask us for directions!

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Hipcamper JAMES
James L.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2022

Tom and Jan were so friendly and welcoming. We had a great stay in the yurt, really enjoyed the landscape (especially nearby river swimming holes), the brief flurry of bats at twilight, and an immense night sky.

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Hipcamper sabrina

Sis-q ranch yurt

Sabrina C.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2022

I loved visiting Tom and Jan's farm! The Klamath National Forest is such a hidden gem. The mountains surrounding the property are beautiful and so peaceful.

The property itself has everything you need, Just a short walk away from the yurt and campsites, there is a full bathroom, showers, and large tub sinks.

The yurt is a great DIY project thanks to their son - it's unique style definitely isn't store bought and more comfortable than other yurts I've been in. It rained the night I visited and the yurt stayed dry and warm throughout the night. There is also a screen so you can leave the thicker wall layer open on a warmer night. You get a comfy bed and clean sheets, but take extra blankets and pillows.

There is also a bench and extra chairs for seating. Cook on the stone table rather than the plastic table to help everything last longer. On a clear night, definitely plan for a campfire.

The real beauty of the farm is the family history. You can feel how much love has been poured into the property over the years. From the various farm animals (rescued horses, farm pups, a roaming cat, chickens), to the garden, lake, and abandoned bus. Ask Jan for some stories - she has plenty! Jan and Tom were so welcoming, sharing their stories and showing me around the farm.

To-Do
- Get burgers at Five Marys in downtown Fort Jones
- go Hiking! Ask Tom & Jan, or stop at the ranger's station nearby.
- Stargazing! It's pitch black at night

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Hipcamper Peter

Camping a beautiful valley

Peter H.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2022

Super relaxing atmosphere. Lots of wildlife around the property. We loved the yurt. The weather was perfect while we were there. Tom and Jan were great to talk to.

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Hipcamper Jeronimo
Jeronimo D.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2022

Beautiful experience, beautiful place, beautiful people. A human warmth that is not found everywhere. We had an excellent time. Thank you sincerely.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael B.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2022

Tom and Jan are beautiful people; extremely gracious and friendly. Their dogs and cats are just as friendly and amazing. There is very little light pollution there thanks in part to Jan's advocacy. Got to see the space station and a sky packed full of stars. I loved walking their property to the river and duck pond. So many hummingbirds, grouse (I think), woodpeckers, blackbirds, ducks, goldfinch, doves, and owls. I'll be back!

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Hipcamper Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn W.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021

What a cool spot! Tom and Jan were awesome - they showed us a cool swimming hole, took us canoeing, and brought us over to watch the bats fly out at night. Would def stay again :)

Hipcamper Michael

Peaceful and lovely

Michael R.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2021

Such a wonderful experience to stay at Sis-Q-Ranch. Hosts Tom and Jan are wonderfully welcoming and helpful, and the yurt was clean and comfy. The wi-fi was good. Great bathroom facilities.

Hipcamper Sarah

Hidden gem

Sarah L.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2021

Jan and Tom are the best hosts. We spent a night in the yurt on our trip home from Oregon and could not have picked a better place. About 35 mins off I-5, past Fort Jones. They sent us to the best swimming spots and made us feel at home on their property. Our kids fed the horses and fell in love with the dogs. This area is beautiful and on the edge of Klamath National Forest. Food in nearby Ft. Jones was great and convenient. Clean bathrooms, showers, and sinks. The highlight was Tom and Jan, though. They are wonderful people, they know the area very well, and want to share their love of nature with their guests.

Hipcamper Amy
Amy R.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2021

Jan & Tom are kind & friendly hosts. They loaned us a camp stove & bug spray & invited us out to watch the bats leave the barn at dusk. Highly recommend.

Property
Sis Q Ranch
State
California
Country
United States
$100/night
1 Site