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Blue Tent Grove

· Nevada City, California
5 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
We are excited to share our beautiful retreat with you! We set up this glamping experience to share the beauty and tranquility of our property. Your stay here will be the perfect escape to Nevada City and the magic of the Yuba River. The property is located in the Blue Tent region of Nevada City. The region is a historic 19th century gold mining community that lies on a gold-bearing channel of an ancient river bed. Blue Tent was established in 1850 and named after its first dwelling, a tent made of blue denim. The community thrived, becoming a center for hydraulic mining. Before long, it had its own store, dance hall, blacksmith shop, boarding house and other buildings. Like the other communities in the region that depended on hydraulic mining, Blue Tent began to decline following the 1884 Sawyer decision. A farmer near Sacramento had sued the major mining company in state court to stop it from discharging mining debris into the Yuba River. This debris was destroying farmland downstream. By the early 1890s, the Blue Tent mine was closed Learn more about this land: Inspired by our own experiences traveling and staying in large comfortable bell tents we set out to create a setting we would want to stay in ourselves and share with you. THE PROPERTY The property is a largely flat and walkable 5 acres to camp and explore. We are 15 mins from downtown Nevada City and 7 minutes to Edwards Crossing on the Yuba River which is a great swimming spot. There are also many other great river and hike locations nearby. The location is close enough to be convenient but feels entirely secluded once you arrive. Our house and shop are on the property so we are typically around. THE TENT The tent itself is a large canvas bell tent. It is 16 feet in diameter and has a high ceiling so you can stand up and have plenty of space inside. We have a pillow top queen size bed in the tent with sheets, pillows and a down comforter. There are a few pieces of furniture including a vintage dresser, a chair and a bedside table. We also have included some battery powered candles to create a relaxed low light environment if needed. THE CAMPSITE The campsite consists of the tent itself, a fire pit, some camping chairs and a picnic table. BATHROOM Full bathroom in the house which is a short walk from the tent. (see photos) The house is up a small hill and far enough away that you are completely private. Access to the bathroom is through the front door of the house and the bathroom is on the main floor near the entrance. The bathroom has a shower/bath, toilet and sink with shampoo and soap, towels, etc.  INCLUDED CAMPING AMENITIES We provide most everything you need to enjoy your trip. Just bring ice for the cooler and any food you wish! The list of included items is: -Two camping chairs with side table -Medium Size Igloo cooler -Flashlights/lantern -Wine Opener -Metal Camping Cups -Basic kitchenware including a pan, small pot, cooking utensils -S'mores supplies (marshmallow, graham crackers and Hershey's) -Marshmallow roasting sticks -Grate for cooking over the fire (conditions permitting) -Blankets for around the fire (conditions permitting) -Water dispenser with filtered water from our well -Firewood (available for sale conditions permitting) FIRES We allow campfires at certain times of the year when it is safe to do so. We strictly adhere to local recommendations and Red Flag Warnings in the area. During the red flag, there is no use of outdoor fire pits, indoor wood-burning stoves, any type of open flame, fireworks, or smoking of any kind allowed on the property. We reserve the right to ban fires at any time as conditions change. PARKING Up to two vehicles may be parked at the campsite. OTHER DETAILS Our location does not have infrastructure for wifi at this time - use this getaway to reconnect with yourself, each other, and the natural world! Cell service is limited on the property; most people have no service at the campsite. We do have good service at the house which will allow for calls and texts as well as data. The water comes from our personal well and is potable. The well is tested annually.
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Nevada City, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Justin M.Joined in May 2021
10 ratings · 6 reviews
Carlos P.recommends
October 11, 2022
Serene Glamping Getaway for Two
Did like camping! But I love it now
Wonderful experience, Justin is such a kind person, his hospitality and his lovely village make feel super comfortable. Highly recommended
Sarah V.recommends
September 19, 2022
Serene Glamping Getaway for Two
Glamping Oasis
Such a beautiful property! The host was so kind and welcoming. He supplied us with everything we could possibly need. A fantastic glamping experience that I highly recommend.
Francisco M.recommends
August 16, 2022
Serene Glamping Getaway for Two
Very lovely place! Secluded but not isolated!
Marina M.recommends
November 9, 2021
Serene Glamping Getaway for Two
Beautiful and private land! The hosts put so much effort into making your stay enjoyable and it really shows! A perfect area for hanging out by the fire, pretty outdoor lights, cute picnic table. Most everything is provided which is also a great bonus. This is glamping at its finest! I would love to come back in the summer. Thanks to Justin and his wife for a memorable trip!
Callie S.recommends
October 31, 2021
Serene Glamping Getaway for Two
10 out of 10 experience. Beautiful set up with beautiful nature. The fire being lit when we got there at night was very thoughtful! Thanks so much Justin and fam.
Vanessa L.recommends
September 21, 2021
Serene Glamping Getaway for Two
The ideal glamping experience
Really enjoyed staying here, with the ideal mix of being outdoors surrounded by pine trees and with the comfort of a nice cozy bed to sleep on at night. Filled with thoughtful amenities and close to great swimming spots along the Yuba and just a short drive into down town really makes this an ideal location.
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