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Love Creek Sanctuary!
278 reviews
· Grass Valley, California
12 acres
5 sites
1 Lodging
1 RV
3 Tent
Love creek sanctuary was founded in 2016. It all started with Stu the steer and his best friend Petey the goat, from there we have rescued over 90 animals, 45 make their home here at the sanctuary. Our camping areas are fenced from the animals but you are free to explore our 12 acres and interact with the animals during your stay here. We ask that children under 10 stay outside the animal areas and children over 10 are accompanied by a grownup. We have plenty of art and child friendly activities, just ask and we can set you up. We have a no dog policy because the chickens and birds are free ranging, unfortunately we have had several bad experiences with dogs attacking the birds and other animals. If you have a dog that has been around farm animals and is well behaved, let's talk about it. We have 5 dogs so the birds have NO FEAR of them. ---- We are a working farm - PLEASE READ----- There are donkeys, roosters, dogs and peacocks that make noise, sometimes at night and always early in the morning. Please be aware that you may hear the donkeys bray (usually lasts about 30 seconds), roosters crow, guinea fowl chirp. It is startling and will wake you up. We do our best to keep the dogs hushed but we cannot stop the donkeys, roosters and peacocks from doing their thing. If you are a light sleeper, please bring earplugs or select another wonderful Hipcamp in our area, thank you! In addition to the interesting sounds you will hear, you will encounter dirt, poop and spiders. Since we are a working farm, things get dirty. We spray all high traffic surfaces twice a day but things get dirty and when it rains it is muddy. Please plan accordingly. We are centrally located between Grass Valley and Auburn, giving you access to endless recreational activities, wineries, breweries and restaurants. We have 50 or so rescued farm animals, you can interact with our pig Hank, Mojo the goat or Teddy the alpaca. NOTE: Starting Memorial Day each year, we have replaced all of our wood fire pits with gas fire pits. We have increased our prices to help cover the costs of propane. Thank you for choosing us!
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Grass Valley, California, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Shanna L.Joined in June 2018
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
380 ratings · 278 reviews
Priscilla A.recommends
September 13, 2022
Site 1 - Camp at our farm sanctuary!
Kids Loved the animals
We loved camping on the farm. Our city kids loved the Alpacas, goats and pigs. They even got to hold and pet a very friendly chicken! Shopping and food was close by and we also visited a beautiful lake. Great easy weekend getaway from San Francisco.
Satya B.recommends
September 13, 2022
Bring a group to the sanctuary!
Great camping site!
Anne B.recommends
September 10, 2022
Stay in our trailer
We highly recommend. The trailer is nice and well furnished, the views are beautiful, the area is really great, and our kids loved feeding the farm animals. Shanna is welcoming and communication is easy.
Lara S.recommends
September 5, 2022
Park your RV
Hidden Gem!
OMG! Love Creek Sanctuary is a hidden gem! Shanna and Garth are gracious hosts and just down right good people! The kind of people you want to have a mojito with and hear all their animal stories! Their farm was equipped with water and electric hookups. The animals are soooo cute! Kiddos got to feed the alpacas, goats, peacocks, chickens and pet KeeKee the cat! Looking forward to staying here again and bring our friends to join in on the fun! ♥️🦙♥️
Becca M.recommends
July 25, 2022
Stay in our trailer
A great stay experiencing nature!
We are so grateful to Shanna and her family for such a wonderful stay! We were there for sadly just one night on a trip to visit South Yuba river and the surrounding area, and we were so pleasantly surprised by the property, the accommodation, and all the details that made it so great. We booked last minute, but Shanna made it really easy through the whole stay. We usually opt for camping but given the one night stay, we wanted something that we could still enjoy the outdoors without the hassle of setting up a full campsite given our limited stay. The fire pit and BBQ outside were such a nice touch, and we LOVED to spend time with all the animals Shanna takes care of (the feeding with alpacas, goats, sheets, donkeys, and pigs was really fun, and it was so fun to see the chickens, cats, dogs, and peacocks roaming around!). The RV had every detail, including a lantern and headlights which were so useful as we ended up BBQing dinner a bit after sunset. Also, having never stayed in an RV, we didn’t know if we would feel cramped - but it was SO spacious and the space was really well utilized to accommodate every possible need. Thank you Shanna, we will be keeping this space in mind for our future visits to the area! We really appreciate your hospitality and attention to detail during our stay.
Stephanie O.recommends
July 21, 2022
Site 2 - Camp at our farm sanctuary!
What lovely hosts. Shanna was a very friendly host who showed us around the property, introduced us to the animals and even let us feed then. I recommend this darling farm for a real piece of country camping.
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