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Cosumnes River Somerset Camp

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· California
23 acres
5 sites
2 Lodging
2 RV/Tent
1 Tent
This land was home to the Miwok, then European and Chinese miners, then a cattle rancher. It was also home to a former nun who quit the dominican order to purchase this land for inner city kids to have a chance to ride, swim, hike and fish. There is NOTHING like being in the wilderness of this area for a good re-centering of the soul! We feel certain you will not be disappointed with this beautiful river canyon. We back up to several hundred acres of public land along the middle fork. We have one sleeping cabin and two tent site developed at this time (can be rented separately). The cabin offers a rustic/minimalist type vibe - bring your own bedding/pillows to sleep on the comfy futon. A table is provided outside and most people bring their camping chairs. The swimming is awesome and tons of hiking. Many family owned wineries in the area, most of them offering free tasting. Short drive to Tahoe and the Marshall gold discovery site as well as the historic hangtown Placerville. The recent Caldor Fire was VERY close to our property and a back burn was initiated nearby the cabin. It is still as beautiful as ever but please know there are lots of slash piles, ash and soot nearby. Falling trees and burning stump holes are also a risk and it is presumed campers will be cautious when in the forrest. We offer 2 cabins, and have 5 camp sites at this time.
Activities
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Climbing
Natural features
Forest
River, stream, or creek
Swimming hole
Canyon
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California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Noleen G.Joined in August 2020
94%
32 ratings · 28 reviews
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Tracy T.recommends
January 29, 2023
Cabin Site 1
Beautiful location!
This was a great spot! Beautiful and so close to the river. We loved it!
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Steven T.recommends
December 30, 2022
Cabin Site 1
Tiny cabin wonderland
If you like the simple things in life this is your spot. Absolute mountain gold is how I would Describe the water for your enjoyment. Drink it up. Public land outside your door step and the water in the river is rushing. The story of Jobe and his neighbor friend saving the property from the incoming fire is nothing short of amazing. This was our second stay here and we love it. Thanks Noleen and Jobe. 🤠✌🏽
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Kathy S.recommends
December 11, 2022
Cabin Site 1
A little piece of paradise!
I absolutely loved staying in the little cabin! It was perfect for me. I went on hikes and the river was beautiful! And I had the entire place all to myself! I definitely will come back with a friend! Thank you so much! Kathy
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Gabriella L.recommends
October 21, 2022
Cabin Site 1
Gorgeous primitive off grid camp spot with upgrades coming soon! Hosts are gracious. Their experiences fighting the Caldor fire in 2021 are epic and inspiring. We were traveling to study the effects of wildfire, and this property and our hosts were the keystone of protecting the neighborhood. It's a beautiful place to learn, and every year will bring changes, as the land recovers. Walk down to the river, or uphill to the fire scar
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Sylvette P.recommends
October 15, 2022
Cabin Site 1
Cool spot! We are 4 in the family and we fit on the beds inside this small rustic cabin. We were watching the stars at night on our bed, thanks to that glass wide window. No electricity, low bars for signal so we were telling stories before we sleep and that closed tight family feeling feels so good. Early in the morning we went by the river and waited for the sunrise. Put up a small tent and had our breakfast in the middle of the pristine waters and beautiful trees. We spent a short time but kids and us parents had our zen. Thank you owners for sharing your piece of heaven!
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Yee V.recommends
October 10, 2022
Tent Site 2
Nice little river hang out
My wife and I brought out 2 little dogs and camped for 2 nights. The site itself is not too leveled but I’m always prepared and used my leveling blocks. The site was in the Sun but the host said we are more than welcome to find shaded spots to hang out. I liked that there was water available up by the flush toilets. The river was a bit cold but we enjoyed it. The swimming hole does have some huge hidden boulders I slammed my knee into so make sure you map out the river before dark. My wife enjoyed floating on her tube while I enjoyed fishing. I caught a small bass on my 5th cast. There is a lot of river to explore. We saw a lot of huge butterflies Sun bathing in the rocks. It was a great experience having them fly around us. I would definitely come back here just to enjoy the river and private property. Although no one else was camping when we were there, I would suggest having some sort way to make the sites more private as they are really close to each other with no greenery to separate each site.
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Jeff S.
October 6, 2022
Cabin site 2
Stargazing, swimming and peace.
We enjoyed staying here! It's far enough off the beaten path that we felt out in the woods--no sounds of cars, construction, planes. Wide open skies at night, great for star gazing. The river/swimming hole was perfect. The pictures don't show how close the cabins are to the owner's home, which was a bit disappointing. Piles of wood, rusted out cars, ramshackle buildings throughout. We were there by ourselves most of the weekend, but if there had been other campers, it would have felt too close for comfort. Also, even the flat areas (table specifically) were slightly slanted, so we had to be careful else our food would roll off our plates. Be aware there's some poison oak around the area. And fire ants! And Gnats! None of that is the owner's fault---just something to keep an eye out for when you're hiking around. Hosts were super responsive, and even though we didn't see them in person much, we felt very well cared for on our trip.
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Ed A.
September 24, 2022
Cabin site 2
Didn't realize the site was newer when we booked but it explains a bit! The place itself is great, some of the riverbank is steep and slippery but overall the swimming hole is fun and cool on a hot day. The water is slower than I would've liked, obviously that's outside of their control, but this meant bugs. We came back home with our legs covered in bites, so be prepared for bug repelling. The site itself was good overall, altho it was very dusty and the wayfinding could be improved. There's no cell/wifi service so try to have the directions downloaded before you get there (good habit for hipcamp in general). The cabins were great! Minimal, no kitchen or hookups, which was totally fine (and as described). Kids had fun, so I'd call that a success
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Cynthia B.recommends
September 13, 2022
Tent site 3
Fun river trip
The river was a great way to spend the hot days! The flush toilets were not advertised, so they were a pleasure to find upon check in. Site 3 could have had a flatter area to camp but we were able to put up our 9x11 tent. All in all, a fun camping trip!!
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Osiel S.recommends
September 4, 2022
Cosumnes River Somerset Tent Site 1
Lovely Camping with child and dog
We loved getting to camp at Noleen's Hipcamp, with the gorgeous mountain views and pristine private river access, trails to explore and spaced out camp spots, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Hosts were very friendly and hospitable, professional and available if need be. We loved the charming creative custom fire pit, lovely garden and play are for young kids, and special flairs like the rocking bench, cleanly kept outhouse, and most of all much more space per family than any other campground we have visited. We are grateful and hope to visit again soon! 🥳
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Seton T.recommends
August 29, 2022
Cabin site 2
Great spot along the river!
Lovely spot tucked into the mountains with a beautiful river to cool off in! Directions were helpful and accurate. Description was accurate.
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Kristin U.recommends
August 21, 2022
Tent site 3
Fun in the River!
My son and I stayed in tent site 3 towards the end of August. Our favorite part about camping here would be the river! Bring water shoes. We walked down, through the water and explored a good ways. I recently started fly fishing. This spot was perfect. I was able to stand in the water and practice casting. Not many trees above and not too much to get snagged on below. Thank you for sharing your property we would love to come back!
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Nelly G.recommends
August 21, 2022
Cabin Site 1
Cabin by the River
Very close to the river with hiking all around. We stayed in cabin #1 with 2 adults and a dog for one night and it was perfect for a quick getaway. Everything was exactly how described in the listen. We loved it!
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Ludmila K.doesn't recommend
August 20, 2022
Tent Site 2
We saw pictures of green grass and instead we see the dry fox-tail grace which is harmful to our dog, and we didn't know that there was a bear, and the river is very shallow. I'm sorry but we didn't expect this view.
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Helene M.recommends
August 14, 2022
Cosumnes River Somerset Tent Site 1
This is a very pleasant campsite on a beautiful property along the river. The site has shade, water, a good amount of flat space for tents, lots of chairs, a picnic table, and a cute little outhouse with flush toilets. It is very private from other campers, but close to the hosts' home so there is some noise and light from the family's activities. Noleen greeted us on the way in and was super nice. The swimming hole on the property was pretty and very refreshing on the hot day we were there. Over all a great experience and I hope to return!
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Chloe S.recommends
August 9, 2022
Tent site 3
Brought my dog
It was amazing my dog loved being able to swim in the river and you were able to swim around the corner and they had set up chairs and inner tubes and had lifejackets available! I met one of the hosts and he was really nice and asked if we needed anything. Definitely trying to come again next weekend :)
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Kari M.recommends
August 8, 2022
Cabin Site 1
Birthday time in the river
Nice little cabin. The outhouse I find to be adorable. I loved the crystals within the cabin and the huge window near the bed is simply lovely. The water was clear and the beach near by and is magical. Wonderful spot.
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Kiki A.recommends
July 31, 2022
Tent Site 2
Noleen's a great host, communicative and welcoming!
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Kimberly B.recommends
July 26, 2022
Cabin site 2
It was a beautiful spot to swim by the river and the cabins were nice! Noleen was a very responsive and friendly host!
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Morg B.recommends
July 24, 2022
Tent site 3
The hosts were super helpful! We were in our van and they helped us find a level spot to park it. Easy river access, lots of deer.
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Katy E.recommends
July 18, 2022
Cabin Site 1
Cabin was cozy and river was absolutely wonderful! Lookin forward to visiting again!
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Casey G.recommends
July 17, 2022
Tent site 3
Fun river camping
Nice campsite with access to stream. It was really hot (98 degrees) and I was happy we did tent camping instead of the cabins. I think cabins would be great during slightly cooler weather. Swimming in the creek and nearby air conditioned wine tastings helped us beat the heat. All in all a fun trip!
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Lindsey A.recommends
July 14, 2022
Tent Site 2
Noleen’s property is a wonderful space! She was super accommodating for us—we like to sleep in our SUV and she said she is currently making improvements for that to be possible. She generously offered us the meadow area which was nestled near some gorgeous trees and gave us a view of their super cute backyard garden. We’re hoping to be able to visit again before the season is over.
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Ville P.recommends
July 9, 2022
Tent site 3
Swimming in the river
Great place to stay!
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Victoria C.recommends
June 27, 2022
Cabin Site 1
Beautiful views, wonderful river. Very nice place
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Maivy N.recommends
June 19, 2022
Tent site 3
The river was so lovely and I highly recommend using the trail to walk a little up river for some flat surfaces to lay and lounge. The instructions from Noleen were great and made the place much easier to find. Thank you for the beautiful stay!
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Haley G.recommends
June 11, 2022
Cabin site 2
Review for cabin 2
Cute little cabins in a nice area - super close to the river. Minimal amenities, which is totally fine with me, but talking with the host and they mentioned they will be adding some features to make it a little more private, adding some camping spots and more. I only stayed one night because it was a halfway point to where I was traveling from the Bay Area, but I’d be interested to stay longer next time I’m in the area.
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Patricia C.recommends
June 5, 2022
Cabin Site 1
I loved this spot with direct access to the sweet Consumnes River. My dog and I had so much fun swimming and exploring. The cabin is comfy and all of the instructions were super clear. I would love to go back.
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