Hipcamp host Woolman A.,
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Our simple, wood-heated a-frame cabins are on the edge of central campus, footsteps away from trails that snake through our 236 acres of woods and meadows. Similar to cabins you might find in Yosemite or California State Parks, our cabins are rustic and cozy. 

Each A-frame can accommodate two people in twin beds on either side of the central wood stove (we provide wood

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Our simple, wood-heated a-frame cabins are on the edge of central campus, footsteps away from trails that snake through our 236 acres of woods and meadows. Similar to cabins you might find in Yosemite or California State Parks, our cabins are rustic and cozy. 

Each A-frame can accommodate two people in twin beds on either side of the central wood stove (we provide wood, kindling, and newspaper to start your fire). Each A-frame has two small desks with chairs and shelves built into the slanted walls. There is electricity in each cabin (limited wifi access on campus). Also, there is a shared bath house with toilets and showers. 

We have a SELF CHECK-IN table set up just inside the Office when you arrive on campus. Please review and read your welcome packet when you arrive. It has all the information you will need during your stay. 

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN BEDDING - BLANKETS/ SLEEPING BAGS, PILLOWS, AS WELL AS TOWELS during your stay. ALSO, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN COOKING STOVE, UTENSILS, FOOD and COOLERS/ICE, everything you need for your stay.

NO OUTDOOR FIRES ARE ALLOWED.

***At this time, the community kitchen is unavailable to guests, unless explicitly rented out. Please plan your stay accordingly.

Additionally, nearly 2/3 of this land was damaged due to the Jones Fire. Currently there are accessible trails (with some limitations) and no swimming holes available on site.

PLEASE NOTE - WE WILL NOT OFFER REFUNDS BASED ON HOT WEATHER OR SMOKY SKIES. It is your responsibility to factor in these possibilities when booking. Thank you. 

About Woolman at Sierra Friends Center:

We operate a variety of educational programs here at Woolman as well as hosting retreats, groups, families, and solo sojourners. We are located on 236 acres of beautiful wooded trails, meadows, pastures, gardens, ponds and streams. We have a large field with playground equipment, a rope swing, volleyball net, and soccer field. We are a 15 minute drive in either direction from the historically preserved and culturally rich towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City. We are located an hour from Sacramento and an hour and a half from Tahoe. Our site is within 15 minutes driving distance to the South Yuba River.

Woolman is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to steward diverse learning communities and educational programs that weave together spirituality, peace, sustainability and social action.  

Find out more on our website - woolman.org

Lodging provided
12 sites
Up to 2 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 Woolman a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at 2-person A-Frames in California.

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Hipcamper Frankie
Frankie T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
January 10th, 2022

I absolutely loved my stay at Woolman. The property is immensely beautiful and the A-frame cabin was peaceful, cozy, and the exact atmosphere I was looking for. It was much larger than I was expecting and I felt completely safe and at ease (the cabin did have a lock on the door). I was able to spend plenty of time cozied up with my dog next to the fire with equal amounts of time out enjoying the trails and the property. Thank you to everyone at Woolman! You all were very welcoming, everyone I passed by smiled and waived a hello. I will definitely be back :)

Hipcamper Woolman
Response from Woolman, the Host, on January 13th, 2022

Hi Frankie, thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the cozy accommodations, and look forward to hosting you again soon!

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Hipcamper Arianna

Great to getaway and yet stay close

Arianna C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
January 7th, 2022

Beautiful location -- very peaceful. Fun to see the snow and enjoyed how warm the facilities are kept. Warm shower and then to bed in a warm cabin -- last time we couldn't use the wood stove and so this time it was great to get and stay warm and watch the wildlife in the trees outside. So impressed with how much restoration has happened -- easy to tell that a lot of hard work went into it. Thank you for taking such good care of this wonderful getaway camp.

Hipcamper Woolman
Response from Woolman, the Host, on January 13th, 2022

Hi Arianna, thanks so much for your review! We're glad you noticed all of the restoration around campus - next time you visit, there will be even more improvements made. We look forward to hosting you again!

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Hipcamper Nancy

Peaceful setting in the woods

Nancy G.
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(Site 10)
December 6th, 2021

The rustic private room was nestled near woods and a creek. I enjoyed seeing the Milky Way and constellations in the dark night sky. The parking, wood shed, and rest rooms were a short walk away. I was grateful there was an efficient portable heater in addition to the option to use the wood stove for heat. Next time I will have to bring a pillow (the twin bunks have a mattress). It's a good idea to have a headlamp or flashlight for moonless nights, but there were a few solar-powered landscape lights at intervals to mark the edge of the passageway. The staff were pleasant and check-in packet easy to find, near the entrance, and informative.

Looking toward the A-framesView from the window in the morning
Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
November 2nd, 2021

I Loved my stay in my cozy A Frame Cabin in the Woods! !!! The space was perfect, every morning I took a hike on the expansive property, and I felt very safe in this sanctuary not far from San Francisco. The bathroom was clean & warm, access to wood & water was EZ. Small towns nearby to visit when you’re tired of Mother Nature. I wish I was there for at least a week!!

Hipcamper Caitlin

Adorable and serene cabins!

Caitlin C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
August 15th, 2021

This place was adorable and very comfortable! The cabins are beautifully constructed and you're surrounded by a serene landscape. I would 100% recommend a stay here - I only stayed one night but I could definitely spend many nights here!

Hipcamper Woolman
Response from Woolman, the Host, on November 2nd, 2021

Thanks, Caitlin! So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay :)

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Hipcamper Pauline
Pauline W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
August 10th, 2021

Everything you could want for a peaceful, quiet stay on beautiful land. The bathrooms were very clean and the a-frame was exactly what we needed.

Hipcamper Woolman
Response from Woolman, the Host, on August 11th, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your stay, Pauline! Hope to see you again :)

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Hipcamper Ashail

Worth it.

Ashail R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
June 3rd, 2021

It was amazing staying here. Not only did this area have the most wildlife I've seen camping [foxes, possums, deer, rabbits, and even some owls and eagles] It came with an operational shower and clean bathrooms. The A frames look great in the background giving this area a different kind of vibe when compared to other places. The check in was easy, because of Covid it was not in person but that by no means was an issue. This area is fun for nature and only 15 minutes away from Nevada city or grass valley. Everyone was so kind when we interacted with them, giving recommendations for food in the area and shopping. This felt like a glamp trip. My sister and I had so much fun, this is definitely elevated camping and we would love to come back.

Hipcamper Woolman
Response from Woolman, the Host, on June 8th, 2021

So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay, Ashail! Hope to see you again!

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Hipcamper Christine

Not clean or safe for a solo trip

Christine L.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 1)
June 2nd, 2021

More cons than pros so get ready:

Pro: location is easy to find in Google Maps. Hot shower.

Cons: Is this place even COVID-compliant when obvious cobwebs, spiders and dust were not even cleaned inside the cabin? What happened to simple cleaning techniques? I did complain via text on 3 of their staff (no one was in the premises) and one actually came to talk to me, while the other with more authority couldn't even be reached via phone (she called but didn't understand a thing I said because of the weak signal). Since I booked this place for 2 nights for a long holiday weekend, I could not even get in another place/hotel of decent price.

This place is not safe for a female solo traveler. No key was provided even though the cabin has a doorknob. The first shared, gender neutral bathroom's toilets didn't even have any locks, while the second one did but the flimsy lock eventually fell out.

If you're looking for a CLEAN place to stay (you do afterall pay for a cleaning fee) or if you are a solo traveler, don't stay in this place.

Hipcamper Woolman
Response from Woolman, the Host, on June 8th, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We are committed to making sure our guests are satisfied with their visit and their expectations are exceeded. Clearly yours were not. Woolman is a unique experience for someone who desires simple accommodations, close to nature. It is listed as a rustic camp stay where you can hike, see wildlife and enjoy the quiet. Yet as a "base camp" to explore the area, we are only 15 minutes away from the historic towns of Nevada city or Grass Valley and a short drive to the Tahoe National Forest. We have professional housekeeping staff that is trained to implement Covid sanitation measures. We take this very seriously and your cabin was inspected the evening before your arrival. We have an on-call staff who could have rehoused you in a more suitable A-Frame, however the Hipcamp info does say you must bring your own bedding. We have many solo, female guests who have loved their stay here, but the rustic nature of our accommodations is not for everyone who would prefer more of a motel-like setting. We will refund your money minus the processing fees. In the future, if you were to consider Woolman, we have deluxe accommodations available that would be more suitable to you.

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Hipcamper Ricco

Relaxing and rejuvenating camping!

Ricco S.
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(Site 10)
June 1st, 2021

The A-Frames at Woolman Camp were a welcome respite from the city. We had to modify our reservation by one day and the staff was very accommodating. Our Memorial Day camping weekend was an amazing break, and our little pup loved his time at the camp. We will be back!

Hipcamper Woolman
Response from Woolman, the Host, on June 8th, 2021

Thank you, Ricco! So happy to hear your stay was enjoyable. We look forward to hosting you again.

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Property
Woolman
State
California
Country
United States
$60/night
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