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Perfect Getaway with Cabin and Camp

· Smartsville, Nevada, California
135 acres hosted by Joe C.
1 lodging site
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100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Escape to Confluence Ranch, where you'll discover a state park-like atmosphere nestled in the foothills of the majestic Sierra Mountains. Imagine waking up each morning to the soothing sound of a creek and being able to explore a 135 acre property. This is the ultimate retreat that combines history, natural beauty, and endless adventure. Confluence Ranch is also a hub for nearby attractions, with Englebright Lake just 5 minutes away. Boating and fishing enthusiasts will love this beautiful lake, which offers a wealth of recreational activities. South Yuba River State Park is another gem located just 15 minutes away, where you can marvel at one of the oldest covered bridges in the West. The crystal-clear waters of Yuba River are perfect for swimming, hiking, and soaking up the sun on the warm beaches. Hiking trails are also available for those looking to explore the area. Black Swan Trail is the closest hiking trail to the property. For those seeking a lively scene, the hip and trendy towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley are only 20 minutes away. Seasonal events and music can be found in these vibrant communities. If you need to stock up on supplies, a grocery store is conveniently located just 10 minutes away. Come experience the beauty and adventure of Confluence Ranch - the perfect destination for a memorable getaway.Experience the serenity of nature at Confluence Ranch. Nestled in the Sierra foothills, the property sits at the intersection of 2 creeks, offering stunning views and an abundance of plant and animal life. The tiny home provides all the essentials for cooking, sleeping, heating, cooling, and cleaning. It's like staying in a state park, but with easy access to nearby activities and amenities. Don't miss the chance to make unforgettable memories at Confluence Ranch.
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18 ratings · 17 reviews
Misty B.recommends
July 11, 2024
Perfect Getaway with Private Creek
Amazing secluded vacation
Love this gem! My son and I had a great time. If it weren't for the AC I'm not sure we would have lasted the entire time during the heat spike the week we camped. So that was a great added addition in which we appreciated. The creek was great to have. That's what kept us cool. I would suggest the second pathway to creek as the best. Swimming hole was much too slippery to swim in and covered in moss and yuckies and you know little kids...lol. So we just put our 2 chairs right in middle of creek and sat there most the days lol. Second pathway had deepest area to do that and enjoy. No ticks on our trip, and my dog was safe. My son and I both felt safe. The compost toilet was nice to have, but I would recommend using outhouse for a #2 to decrease the smell within the tiny home while sleeping at night. I didn't need to pack as nearly as much as I did as Joe kindly provided most of it for coming and so forth. I left extra my paper towels and toilet paper I had brought as a thank you 😊. We were definitely secluded and private and it was so great! I didn't have to worry about my dog being free (who doesn't get along with other dogs nor most men). My son loved the outdoor shower. This land is a blessing and I feel grateful it is being shared. I can see the potential in which I know Joe is probably working towards. Good luck Joe and thank you!
Leah K.recommends
June 30, 2024
Perfect Getaway with Private Creek
Ode to Confluence Ranch
We had the most glorious stay at Confluence Ranch! The tiny house was perfectly suited to our needs, with plenty of thoughtful additions to make the stay even better. The AC was heaven-sent for afternoon naps in the intense heat this time of year. The hammock was perfect for napping. The outdoor bath gazing at the stars at night was otherworldly. Make sure to explore all the different creek paths AND take the longer walk to the swimming hole! Bring some shade if you have it and a chair as it’s hot and sunny and the “beach” is rocky. But it’s absolutely worth the gorgeous setting and magical waters. The small waterfall was an amazing shoulder massage. We didn’t run into ticks, but plenty of mosquitoes around sunset. So bring protection. And the composting toilets were easy to use. We will definitely be back and look forward to seeing how the property evolves!
Carla M.recommends
June 6, 2024
Perfect Getaway with Private Creek
Really beautiful property with lots of little stream spots and natural beauty near camp. Unfortunately for us it was the wrong time of year for a visit with our dogs. Way too hot, tons of foxtails and tons of ticks. We had two dogs and my niece pulled more than 10 Ticks off of her pup. The first day before we even went exploring beyond camp she had several ticks so they clearly are everywhere. And the foxtails were everywhere as well. We would come back again but at a different time of year. Host was super responsive and the little hut is functional and cute.
Mike W.recommends
June 1, 2024
Perfect Getaway with Private Creek
We loved camping on Joe’s land! The seclusion, trails to the creek, and amenities were incredible. The mini disc golf course was a nice surprise as were a few other great features on the land. 10/10 would recommend and we will be back soon!
J. M.recommends
May 12, 2024
Perfect Getaway with Private Creek
Another wonderful visit!
Another wonderful stay at this Hipcamp! After visiting in March, I had to book again because it is such a lovely property. Joe is a great host and the property is beautiful, especially down by the creek. We had a great time playing on the rocks by one of the ‘swimming holes’. It’s so peaceful falling asleep listening to the sounds of the water. I highly recommend a stay here if you’re looking for seclusion and nature.
Sheila K.recommends
April 15, 2024
Perfect Getaway with Private Creek
Quiet & Peaceful
We loved our weekend. Stay at this amazing location! Easy walks to multiple locations along the rivers edge. Amazing little swimming holes and peaceful areas. A great set up for a weekend to really enjoy the beauty all around. Host was amazing and responsive would definitely stay here again!
Smartsville, Nevada, California, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla and Nisenan First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Joe C.

Joined in September 2022
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