Our solar-powered farmhouse overlooks the mountains and an organic orchard and garden, with two queen bedrooms lined with hand-milled sugar pine from the land, strong wifi/tv, waterfalls, and private fifteen-mile network of trails to hike or bike. Walk to refreshing creek swimming hole or private Yuba river swimming access available at certain times. Included in your
Our solar-powered farmhouse overlooks the mountains and an organic orchard and garden, with two queen bedrooms lined with hand-milled sugar pine from the land, strong wifi/tv, waterfalls, and private fifteen-mile network of trails to hike or bike. Walk to refreshing creek swimming hole or private Yuba river swimming access available at certain times. Included in your stay is seasonal organic produce and hammocks to relax in under the fruit treas and at the creek.
The two bedrooms downstairs have queen beds handcrafted of sugar pine milled from downed trees from the land and are fitted with organic sheets. Downstairs has a bathroom with tub and shower, living room with mid-century furniture, views of the orchard and a tv for cozy movie nights. Upstairs is a fully-stocked kitchen with gas stove, oven, and all chef's amenities, foldout queen sleeper, bathroom with shower and outdoor table for a sunset dinner. Cool mountain air refreshes your nights or feel the luxury of air conditioning on a hot summer afternoon. After a relaxing day in the mountains, perhaps star gaze from the patio or orchard.
To get to the sandy beach and creek spot, called Barkhouse Beach, take an easy stroll through the forest. The nearby Barkhouse, close to the creek, is a reconstruction of a typical Maidu Indian dwelling. Walk inside to experience the traditional history of this land.
Or cool off in the Yuba River at the South Yuba River State Park, just a 5-minute drive from the farmhouse. Ask about accommodating additional guests.
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Mountain biking available on-site on our private network of -intermediate/advanced trails. Access and trail map provided upon r...Read more
WHITE WATER RAFTING & MOTORBOATS & KAYAKING Tributary Whitewater Tours (American River is the closest for beginners-intermediat...Read more
20-25 minutes: SCOTTS FLAT RECREATION AREA Boating, fishing, hiking, camping, relaxing. Catchable Brown Trout planted yearly, r...Read more
Out the farmhouse door on miles of private, serene trails with a series of waterfalls and wildflowers in spring.
With prior reservation - excursions to see nature and native plants. Contact [email protected] for prices.
Kayak Rentals for use at local lakes, or on-site at Scott’s Flat lake: single, tandem, paddleboards, lifejackets: http://www.mt...Read more
Enjoy rock scrambling on-site as you head up the creek, in or out of the water, gathering wild blackberries in late summer.
Snow Tubing: The best snow tubing is donner ski ranch; family-friendly with skiing too; www.donnerskiranch.com/ Snowball thro...Read more
Enjoy cooling off in the creek swimming hole - deep enough to stand and dunk under. For river swimming, head to the state park,...Read more
Tributary Whitewater Tours (American River is the closest for beginners-intermediate rafters of all ages, 4 and up: approx. 45 ...Read more
Binoculars provided - wake up to the birds.
Natural features you'll find at Organic Farmhouse in California.
Enjoy a sandy beach at bark house beach.
All around -
River, stream, or creek
The most wonderful place to be on a hot summer day
Dunk under (shallow cooling off spot near waterfalls) and then relax in the hammock or sun-warmed rocks.
Family orchard and garden with seasonal produce to share with guests
Places to see near Yuba River Retreat
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
An amazing opportunity to have a private oasis next to Rock Creek. We spent a lovely day there and then enjoyed the fruits and vegetables from the organic farm for meals. We drove to Bark House Beach because had a 4 month old. The drive is not easy coming back with a front wheel drive car. But we made it!
This property is really a treasure! It’s rare you find something so beautiful and remote yet close to civilization. The trails are meticulous and well marked. The river is gorgeous and has everything you need to relax. Picnic tables, chairs, river floats, etc…
Picking veggies from the garden is a nice touch along with a super comfortable house. Would definitely come again and plan to rent the larger house on property one day also!
Really great find, hosts were awesome.
This could be paradise!
The Organic Farmhouse far exceeded our expectations! We had seen the photos and read the reviews but neither quite capture how special this place really is. The hosts are friendly helpful and incredibly responsive! Many thanks to them for opening their home up to us for this experience!
The farmhouse is large and well equipped. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room with a TV (which we did not use during our stay), a collection of board games, fully equipped kitchen, a wonderful Webber grill which we used frequently and of course the organic farm!
The house is really well furnished with high quality furniture, appliances and amenities (like Turkish beach towels, Staub cast iron pots, crate and barrel dinnerware, excellent AC, to name a few) with a particular focus on sustainability!
The farm! What a dream! We arrived during a particularly productive period allowing us to make dinners, almost solely from the vegetables we picked on the farm. A few highlights included assortment of tomatoes, lettuces, kale, chard, eggplants, peppers, onions, squashes, basil (OH THE BASIL, it was divine!!!), blackberries (ripened to perfection by the sun), and so much more.
This is all to say, we LOVED our stay here and cannot wait to return. Thank you Alicia, Michael and Scott for your hospitality and for opening your beautiful home to us!
Outstanding host & property
The property is fantastic and well maintained Both Alicia and Michael were very accommodating, easy to communicate, and very knowledgeable. The gardener and the garden were an added bonus which really pleased my group.
Absolutely loved our weekend here getting to hang out with my family next to the lovely garden. We really enjoyed making some top notch meals with the freshly harvested produce and hanging out by the creek. The farmhouse is quite spacious with comfy beds, couches, and a really well equipped kitchen. The trails on the property are SO impressive - I hear they are building more every year. I'm an intermediate mountain biker and had a blast on them. The nutmeg trail is not to be missed! Can't wait to return :)
The property was incredible. The overlooks, trails, river, waterfalls - everything - stunning! The owner was helpful, welcoming and thorough. The organic farm felt like home. We enjoyed every part of our trip and will be back in May for a full week. Cannot recommend enough.
We had a perfect time at the Organic Farmhouse! The property is beautiful! Well maintained hiking/biking trails, river access and an organic garden- what else could you need! The weather was fantastic during our stay and the hosts were great. We would definitely stay again.
Sublimely beautiful. We hiked the trails two days in a row and could not stop marveling at all the shades of green. The moss and lichen down by the creek are simply stunning, and I have never seen so many madrones and manzanitas, with their beautifully colored bark, in one place. Don't miss the gorgeous mossy rocks all along the Nutmeg Trail to the waterfall: easy flat trail that my 7 and 11 year olds navigated with ease. We didn't spend as much time at the Barkhouse Beach but could see this being divine in the summer time when it's warm enough to jump in the water.
Our kids spent a lot of time lounging in the garden, playing with the two cats, and munching on the cherry tomatoes and raspberries in the garden. As a gardener myself, I loved seeing the diversity of foods grown and the amazing number of pollinators buzzing around. Even in late November, there was a huge amount of variety to harvest.
It was an easy 15 minute drive to downtown Nevada City for lunch and dinner, but next time we would bring more provisions to cook and grill on site. The interior of the farmhouse was cozy at night. We had a relaxing movie night under the warm blankets provided.
We can't wait to come back to see the manzanitas in bloom! Huge gratitude to Alicia and Mike for sharing this piece of paradise with others.
A delightful forest retreat
The Organic Farmhouse was a truly enjoyable place to visit! My family and I loved exploring the beautiful and well maintained hiking trails, and snacking from the garden on our return. The creek pools are relaxing and lovely places to sketch or get lost in a book. Surrounded by the sounds of water and birds and the wind through the forest, it could sometimes feel as though we were miles from anywhere, but we were a convenient driving distance to town, and a top-notch grocery store. Highly recommend unwinding here!