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Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)

· Nevada City, Nevada, California
1 acre hosted by Russ J.
1 lodging site
All to yourself
97% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
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Learn more about this land: R3 is a rustic studio/cabin located in a private corner of our half acre property, walking distance to historic Nevada City, CA. From its humble beginnings as a simple camping platform, R3 is now fully enclosed with a stunning glass front wall which preserves the great view from the site. A small kitchen area and bathroom with flush toilet and shower complete a private and cozy space. There is much local history and many cultural activities to enjoy in Nevada County. Outdoor pursuits include hiking, road and mountain biking, river and lake access, skiing, and many more, all nestled in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills. Nevada City, and it's sister town, Grass Valley, are Gold Rush Victorian gems, boasting a variety of shopping venues, many fine eateries, and eclectic "watering holes" featuring craft brews, local wines and tasty cocktails. Live music in many locations adds an upbeat and lively ambiance. Unwind with a day at the river or lake, take a road or mountain bike ride, or a hike on one of the many local trails.In addition to the 12x16 cabin there is a small porch, picnic table, and hammock for guests to use. A charcoal BBQ is available when there is no fire ban in effect. Parking is available for no more than 2 cars.
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Nevada City, 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 Russ J.Joined in June 2020
144 ratings · 132 reviews
Emily M.recommends
February 25, 2024
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
The Cutest and Coziest Cabin 🏕️✨
Wow. I cannot recommend staying at Russ's Roadside Retreat enough. 🌞First of all, Russ exudes sunshine and was a wonderful host-- greeted us on site and provided recommendations for our stay. The cabin is beyond dreamy. We encountered quite a bit of rain during our stay but the insulated walls and space heater kept us cozy the entire time. Nothing beats watching the rain and twinkling outdoor lights through the glass windows at night. As other hipcampers have noted, the shower was perfect and heated up super fast. We enjoyed making breakfast in our kitchen nook and fresh flowers on the windowsill when we arrived was the cutest touch. The location is perfect! A short 20-minute walk to the most charming town with trails nearby. I had the perfect birthday weekend and can't wait to come back again soon. I felt myself tear up as we packed up our belongings on our last day... that's how special this little cabin is. And for all my swifties... it's literally the Folklore cabin. ✨ Thank you, Russ, for carving this piece of heaven for us to enjoy!
Erin T.recommends
January 25, 2024
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Amazing spot. You wint be disappointed. Look at all the reviews. This place is. 12/10!!
Erin T.recommends
January 25, 2024
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Second stay
Russ is the epitome of what a hipcamp Host is. He loves his land and his cabin and he shares is so openly and with such loving and zen like touches. I stayed an extra night just so I could come up after work and have peace. It rained again like crazy, but the vibe was so so good. Absolutely will keep coming back here
Camille F.recommends
January 12, 2024
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Cozy Weekend Getaway
We absolutely loved our stay at the Rustic Retreat! The cabin was surprisingly equipped with everything we needed and more for a cozy weekend stay. It actually ended up snowing during our stay but Russ provided 2 heaters that kept the space toasty for us. It was also plenty spacious for me, my husband, and our dog and thoughtfully decorated. The bathroom and sink are fully functioning and hot water came almost instantly. He had a stove holed up to propane and we bought mostly canned foods so it was easy to whip up a meal. In addition to being easy to find, the cabin was located just a 5 min drive to downtown Nevada City which was filled with tons of cute shops and cafes to check out. Russ and Kim were super sweet and made us feel welcomed the moment we arrived. I’d absolutely come back to stay as there were so many trails we still have to explore out there! The cabin does a great job of giving an off the grid vibe while still being super close to any amenity you would need. Book it and you won’t regret it!
Erin T.recommends
November 21, 2023
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Amazing stay
I’ve stayed in a lot of cabins in the 4.5 years I’ve been hipcamping. This spot was truly one of the best. So much love put into the cabin and the entire property. It’s truly so cute and cozy. Has all you need, minus bringing what is not included to cool and keep food cold. Russ is so kind and such a testament to what hipcamp is all about. Getting people outside! I loved the rain on the cabin. It created such a vibe and mood. I definitely will return next year
Camille L.recommends
November 15, 2023
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
The hosts were super sweet and helpful. The location was great and easy to get to downtown Nevada City for the event I came for. The space was really cute with a nice area to hang out outside of the cabin.
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