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Ancient Native American Forest

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· Placerville, El Dorado, California
80 acres hosted by Isabel R.
2 lodging sites · 2 RV sites · 2 tent sites
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Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Welcome! When visiting El Dorado's Wine and Gold Country, we invite you to stay at our small chicken-and-hog ranch that sits on land that was once settled by the Miwok People of the Sierras. Here you will find ancient grinding stones and a rock-lined trail along abandoned summertime swimming holes. At the base of this rustic escape, you will find a cascading waterfall that was surely admired then as it is now. Invite your friends and family to explore these ancient living grounds that boast towering oak, pine and cedar trees with all the wildlife native to the Sierra Foothills. There is also a mile-long seasonal stream that meanders down the property along carved granite rock formations. Miles of hiking trails give access to opportunities for recreational activities like mountain biking, mushroom foraging, birdwatching, ancient native-village-site exploration, and nature-gathering. If you are a forager, keep an eye out for Lion's Mane mushrooms which we often find on fallen or decaying oak trees. Beginning in July, be prepared to pick wild raspberries that grow and ripen along the drying creek. Our small ranch is a natural habitat to a diverse wildlife population that includes quail, turkey, deer, and bear. Our herds of sheep, goat, hogs and chicken vary with the season but they are usually "just hanging around" the farm eating the spoils of a forest rich in life and forage. When guests are around, they are usually kept in their pens where they get to relax with their dine-in buffet of grains, grass and forage. There is tent and RV space access for overnight and multiple-day recreational trips however there is no gray or black water dumping on the property. This is an ideal spot for a private group/family getaway so come enjoy a rustic retreat that you, your friends and family can build strong memories around. Contact us for multiple site rentals and coordination prior to your booking to ensure an exceptional stay for you and your guests. Somerset, CA is located in wine country and is within minutes of award-winning wineries and farm-to-fork eateries so you and your guests can enjoy the best of both worlds on and off-site. There are popular local swimming holes along the Middlefork of the Cosumnes River a short 5-minute drive and a scenic pond for kayaking, canoeing and fishing within 10 minutes of the ranch. We are less than an hour away from Sacramento and about an hour away from Tahoe just below the snowline.
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Michael H.recommends
May 28, 2024
Trailer Site Near Waterfall in EDC
Magical Landscape, Amazing Hosts
I just have to say these hosts were far and above the most responsive, attentive, and kind I’ve ever encountered. Generous enough to loan us pillows (we forgot!) and even offered to grab supplies when going into town. This was just one of the many layers that made my birthday trip so memorable. I’ll definitely be back to explore all the Miwok sites we didn’t have time to find. Thanks so much again for having us at your truly special property. Pro tip: Ask about the beef jerky omg and definitely try their fresh eggs if you get a chance.
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Miguel R.recommends
March 17, 2024
Bell Tent Near Waterfall in EDC
The scenic walks were incredible!!
Thank you for the wonderful experience. It was great to relax and take in all that nature in. We enjoyed the scenic walks. We especially enjoyed walking along the big boulders and imagining what the natives’ day to day life was like. We saw deer and wild turkey during our morning walk. Thank you so much for the delicious organic eggs. We were so excited to cook them in the morning alongside our coffee. We plan to come back to visit again and spend time with family among the natural space your ranch offers. It was great that you guys provide additional services and supplies and that made it easier. We loved it and can’t wait to frame more great memories at Somerset Rancheria.
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Placerville, El Dorado, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Nisenan First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Isabel R.Joined in March 2024
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