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Love Creek Sanctuary!

99%
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285 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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Hosted by Shanna L.Joined in June 2018
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388 ratings · 285 reviews
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Renee T.recommends
November 12, 2022
Site 1 - Camp at our farm sanctuary!
Easy to access and car camp in "the orchard" near alpaca and under the stars.
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Nathalie P.recommends
October 31, 2022
Stay in our trailer
I had an amazing stay at the farm with my two dogs. The dogs loved exploring the grounds and meeting all the farm animals. We stayed in the trailer for one night and it was so cozy. The trailer had everything we needed. We’ll definitely come back again to visit.
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Logan J.recommends
October 30, 2022
Stay in our trailer
Amazing animals and trailer camping
I’ve been recommending this to all my friends as a great place for families and couples! The animals on this farm are so sweet and the hosts are so considerate in how they treat them. While our group was sitting around the campfire we were going around sharing our lists of top animals on the farm that we loved the most. We could remember all their names and we each had built relationships with different animal. Trailer is a great set up, we could stay warm with the propane fires. Much appreciated. Bring lots of carrots.
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Matt G.recommends
October 24, 2022
Site 2 - Camp at our farm sanctuary!
Shanna's place was welcoming and comfortable. She went above and beyond to bake sure our stay was comfortable and we had everything we needed. A beautiful experience overall!
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Santosh B.recommends
October 24, 2022
Park your RV
One of my favorite places
Always a pleasure to visit this farm
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Santosh B.recommends
October 24, 2022
Stay in our trailer
Highly recommend it
We are repeat visitors and love this place more every time we go.
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Elysia B.recommends
October 2, 2022
Bring a group to the sanctuary!
The area to set up tents was nice with alot of space. Shanna made sure we had enough tables and shade. It was great to have a bbq to help with cooking. The kids loved getting to feed the animals and the movie with popcorn made for a great ending to our day. A fun different camping experience.
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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.
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Satya B.recommends
September 13, 2022
Bring a group to the sanctuary!
Great camping site!
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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.
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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! ♥️🦙♥️
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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.
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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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Taylor B.recommends
July 21, 2022
Stay in our trailer
We had an amazing time at the trailer. It was over 100 degrees the weekend my family stayed there but thankfully the AC in the trailer worked super good. Our 18 month old daughter loved running around and looking at all the animals. Looking forward to going back when it’s not so hot out.
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Julia P.recommends
July 4, 2022
Site 1 - Camp at our farm sanctuary!
My five-year-old daughter, husband and I loved tent camping at Love Creek Sanctuary. We were enamored to get up close and personal with chickens, peacocks, Guinea hens, goats, sheep, pigs, cows, and last bit not least, alpacas! My daughter loved feeding them. We found an inviting table, comfy seating, a sun umbrella, and a propane bbq that we used for cooking our own meals. It was also convenient to have access to a shower stall in the farm mudroom. The hosts were very gracious and welcoming. Loved watching the sunsets in the west from this peaceful place - would highly recommend! Don't miss a dip in the river on your way in or out. Thank you so much Shanna and family!
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Paul T.recommends
June 27, 2022
Stay in our trailer
We had such a wonderful relaxing time. The hosts were polite and very kind. They made us feel like family. Our kids loved the animals and got a chance to feed them. We can't wait to get more time off to visit again.
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Brooke S.recommends
June 27, 2022
Park your RV
Shanna’s place is a treasure! Beautiful scenery, lots of wonderful animals and warm, friendly hosts. We highly recommend!
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Lisa J.recommends
June 27, 2022
Site 1 - Camp at our farm sanctuary!
The hosts are incredibly kind and welcoming. The animals are also very sweet and fun to be around. The camp site had all that we needed and more, and the location is fantastic. Close to lots of desirable spots.
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Dzmitry S.recommends
June 12, 2022
Site 1 - Camp at our farm sanctuary!
Lamas are so adorable
Nice and quit place with many animals.
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Elena K.recommends
May 30, 2022
Site 2 - Camp at our farm sanctuary!
We loved camping here! Beautiful views, awesome host, kids loved all the animals. Would recommend!
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Neela C.recommends
May 29, 2022
Site 1 - Camp at our farm sanctuary!
Had a great time - very fun for kids and adults to learn about animals on the farm and to relax.
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Kim M.recommends
May 25, 2022
Bring a group to the sanctuary!
Our girl scout troop thoroughly enjoyed our camping trip here. There was lots of room to set up our tents. The port a potties were super clean. A great area was already set up with tables and chairs near a fire pit and barbecue for meals and general hanging out. The part the girls loved the best was being able to interact with the animals. Shanna was oh so patient answering questions and letting them join in feeding and caring for the animals. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
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Nat V.recommends
May 9, 2022
Site 1 - Camp at our farm sanctuary!
Shanna is amazing and SO patient with kids. They flock to her every time she’s in the yard. Love coming here year after year. This time we fed the goats, the pigs, and the llamas and played with baby chickens. And they just got a couple of horses, looking forward to interacting with them next time we come.
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Mark A.recommends
April 12, 2022
Park your RV
Amazing venue and host. We had a wonderful time camping amongst the animals.
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Armaiz A.recommends
March 13, 2022
Bring a group to the sanctuary!
Camp with some Alpacas!
You’re surrounded with so many amazing animals. We were provided tables, chairs, a grill, and a firepit. There was a bathroom available and trash cans. Shanna was super friendly and introduced us to her land and animals. There is plenty of space to setup your tents. It can get a little loud at night with animals but we all slept through it. There are also a lot of things to explore nearby so be sure to check out the area and local food!
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David L.recommends
February 6, 2022
Park your RV
just out roaming the barnyard
Such a wonderful time there with the farm yard and the roaming animals and the sounds of some donkey dispute and the darting frenzied Guinea fowl simply running out of each others way! We had a lovely fun lively time and will ask the hosts if we can move in and watch the sun go down night after night. (bonus! our car needed a jump and there they were with the cables all set to go)
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William B.recommends
October 31, 2021
Stay in our trailer
Beautiful farm! the camper is really nice and roomy. hosts are great!
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Jennifer L.recommends
October 17, 2021
Stay in our trailer
This wasn’t our first visit and it won’t be our last! We love everything about Love Creek Sanctuary, from the kind host to the friendly animals and great location. They’ve updated their trailer since our last visit - it’s so spacious and there’s even a shower inside! Staying here, you get a taste of being off the grid while also being conveniently located to good food, shopping, and great coffee. Can’t say enough good things about our stay - we look forward to visiting again soon.
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Erin S.recommends
October 17, 2021
Park your RV
Great experience!!
Love Creek Sanctuary is so cool; a wonderful experience for our first hipcamp trip. Shanna and Garth were amazing hosts. Excited to come back.
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Morgan M.recommends
September 29, 2021
Stay in our trailer
Delightful
Amazing! We had a great time. The kids had so much fun feeding the animals!
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