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Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)

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· Nevada City, California
1 acre
1 site
1 Lodging
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. Guests need to provide their own food storage and preparation materials. 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.
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Nevada City, 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 Russ J.Joined in June 2020
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119 ratings · 109 reviews
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Cami S.recommends
November 25, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Russ has done a fabulous job making a sweet, cozy space for his guests! He was very kind and clearly cared about our stay. Walking to downtown and trails was perfect!
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Jessica V.recommends
November 6, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Russ’s place is so lovely. Quiet, private, and cozy. Perfect location, easy walk into town. Russ is a great guy, very nice to chat with. Had a great stay and would definitely stay again.
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Lazaro C.recommends
October 23, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Russ is such a great host. Very attentive and kind. Also very accommodating to reasonable changes. High recommend this spot.
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C A.recommends
October 9, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Perfect getaway
Perfect getaway! Russ’ cabin has everything for a fun glamping. It has a flush toilet and a shower, kitchen area complete with pots, a pan, plastic plates, bowls, basic utensils, chopping board and percolator. I love that he has a compost bin! We didnt have to bring camping chairs because his place covers all that! The hammock added to a laidback vibe. All we needed to bring was food, drinks and portable stove! Russ welcomed us when we arrived which we appreciate but gave us privacy all throughout our stay. We felt safe and fully relaxed!
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Katy G.recommends
September 26, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
The glass house is a little slice of paradise and Russ is just as lovely. Would love to stay again.
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Kimo M.recommends
September 6, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
To be frank, Russ's rustic cabin is more comfy and cozy than most hotel rooms! We were pleasantly surprised to find this gem. The cabin is stylish and good vibes seem to be built right in. The bed is super comfy, the running water/sink along with the flush toilet and solar shower is a great plus. The deck and outside lounge area though... just something amazing and peaceful about it. Almost wanted to sleep outside! Nice big table, a hammock, a space to meditate, and a great little spot set up with some crafts made by the hosts. We ended up purchasing a very cool necklace. The hosts are absolutely wonderful and willing to connect and chat when available but were also very mindful of privacy. We would have loved to spend more time getting to know them. That said, we were only disappointed to get there and have to leave the next day! Can't recommend this stay enough. I have a feeling it may end up getting booked out quite often in the near future so definitely don't pass this one up if it is available. We feel a trip to Nevada City is worth it just to stay at Russ's cabin!
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J Brinton P.recommends
August 29, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
R3 was great! We highly recommend a stay at Russ's Rustic Retreat. It is close to the great town of Nevada City yet set in a quiet setting among the pines and cedars of the foothills. We swam in many deep swimming holes in the beautiful Yuba River and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon floating on Scott's Flat Lake. Russ is an excellent host and has created a very relaxing and peaceful space to enjoy the mountain air.
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Natalia M.recommends
August 15, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Russ was an amazing host, super attentive an kind and the place is beautiful. Such a gem to find, and will definitely be back!
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Autumn S.recommends
August 8, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
I loved, loved this darling handcrafted pallet cabin. It was just perfect for me and my dog. Close to Nevada City. Private space/yard and very safe, being a solo woman traveler. I will This is my new go to stay when visiting the area. You must stay here!
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Natasha C.recommends
August 8, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Loved the peaceful cozy space and Russ was a lovely host. Everything in the rustic cabin makes staying so easy and enjoyable from the fan to the solar shower everything is well done.
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Chris G.recommends
July 31, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
We had such a great time at Russ’ spot. Perfectly assembled tiny house with solar shower and sink made this a decadent camping stay.
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Nikki L.recommends
July 27, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
TeRRRific RRRetreat!
Russ was an amazing host! His place was cozy and had everything we needed. We ended up sleeping in our little trailer but used the space for showers and to relax. We brought our habachi stove out and had a picnic on the outdoor table. It was a perfect place to chill before making our way down south. Russ is not only an upbeat and friendly guy, he’s also got a sweet little shop of some crafts he’s been making in his spare time. Thanks for taking care of us Russ!
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Michael F.recommends
July 17, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Central & lovely Nevada City abode
Russ was very friendly, helpful, and welcoming. He gave us great suggestions of local swimming spots and Nevada City. Made my friend, pups, and I feel very comfortable and relaxed. Enjoyed the hammock and also the ambiance with a vase of flowers at the table. Such a cute spot that Russ made himself with his bare hands!
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Melissa E.recommends
July 16, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Nice private and comfortable stay
This was a great private spot. It’s in a neighborhood and just off the road so you do hear a bit of surrounding noise during the day but it’s quiet at night (save for the occasional rustling of a woodland creature). The place was clean and Russ and Kim were kind. I definitely recommend it!
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Karen S.recommends
July 12, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Tiny house.
Really sweet space. I did not want to leave.
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Arianna R.recommends
July 10, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Love this place !!!
Love this spot! Russ’ cabin is awesome, I’ve stayed here twice now and would keep coming back!! The cabin was built very thoughtfully and has everything you need. Would highly recommend for a couple or 2-3 friends !!
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Dina D.recommends
July 5, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Solo Camping
Lovely location! Had everything I needed and was looking for. Slept so well and the place is so adorable. The hosts were amazing. Thanks so much!
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Alexander T.recommends
June 28, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Great getaway in Nevada City
Russ’s site/enclosure was wonderful. My girlfriend and I were very comfortable and would happily return. Russ and his wife were exceptional hosts as well!
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Kristina O.recommends
June 15, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Enchanted stay
What a fantastic host Russ is! His darling little house he made out of pallets is solid and wonderful and magical! I was expecting to set up my tent it I didn’t need to. I could roll out my sleeping mattress and sleeping bag on the floor and was bug free and cozy! The attention to detail was incredible! Cut flowers on the table, flush toilet, solar shower, kettle for hot water and picnic table and hammock outside. And right in darling Nevada city!
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Vanessa W.recommends
June 7, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
I love the way Russ greets us when we visit. A genuine welcome both times we’ve stayed. When we were packing up he asked how it was and wished us safe travels. The glass addition makes for an even more comfortable stay without mosquitos. His garden is bright with sweet peas and snapdragons. There was a sweet list inside for us on the table. Nice touch.💐
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Jonny T.recommends
June 7, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Excellent central location . I've built several shelter/shed/cabins and currently own a small place we built . Cool place and a great host . Definitely a do over .
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Jessica M.recommends
June 5, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
A perfect little getaway spot! Russ is kind and helpful and Ellie (the cat) is the star of the show. Had everything we needed to enjoy and relax. The cute enclosure, heater, and new glass windows kept us cozy and comfortable as heck. LOVED IT ❤️
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Kayla R.recommends
May 30, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Great Nevada City gem!!
We had a really wonderful time staying at R3! The glass front really makes it the perfect glamping experience, no rent required. Russ is a fabulous and friendly host, kind and welcoming to humans and pups alike. And the location can’t be beat for adventures in Nevada City and the Yuba River!
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Marissa M.recommends
May 29, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Peaceful spot
Such a nice escape with glamping amenities. An easy drive from Sacramento, Russ greeted us as we pulled in and was easy to find. His glamping structure was a nice feature that had a great spot to roll out sleeping bags, be away from the mosquitos, have running water and a flushing toilet. We wished we stayed longer to enjoy the nice spot and solitude. We will be back.
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Zach C.recommends
May 16, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Great place to spend time in NC!!
The place was amazing. Great location for biking in Nevada City. Russ greeted us and showed us around. The webber BBQ was a nice touch. We just brought an air mattress and sleeping bags, super easy. Will stay there again for sure!
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Jim M.recommends
May 16, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
RE was really perfect for me. Quiet, comfortable,dark, beautiful, and located right in town. Russ was a great host and provided everything I needed.
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Tiffany C.recommends
May 8, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
A wonderful experience! Thanks Russ!!
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Kolby G.recommends
May 3, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
10 stars
We loved our stay on Russ’s land. It had everything we needed for a wonderful and comfortable time. The area was super clean and well taken care of. Russ was also so nice and helpful and offered us perfect recommendations for what to do in the area (we followed all of them and they did not disappoint). We could not be happier with our overall experience and can’t wait to come back.
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Andrea H.recommends
May 1, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Such attention to detail !
Attention to every detail was what made this place so special. We felt so welcomed and at home during our weekend stay. And the solar shower was great!!! It was the best weekend away with our dog.
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Jee S.recommends
April 28, 2022
Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3)
Camping with a big senior dog :)
I returned home and still kept thinking about the Russtic Roadside Retreat (R3). I love everything about it. The location is convenient, to historic downtown, to Railroad museum, and stores. The place is electrify and we had wifi. I love the feeling staying in remote, among redwood trees and convenient. I appreciate Russ for thinking through about everything. I love there is a private flush clean toilet bathroom inside. We can take a hot shower (from solar) .. so convenient especially in the middle of the night . I love that there is a little mini kitchen with a sink and a pot to make a quick hot water. Russ even provided the BBQ stove, chais, plates, cups, utensils. We overpacked. And no bugs. We went in Spring, in the middle of April. We were afraid we would be freezing cold. But actually it was comfortable. We brought plenty of blanket and did not put the tent up. There was a tarp that you can close it and keep the room warm. We rented the heater and that helped. Our dog sleep so well. He snored the whole time. The 2nd night it was raining. I love the sound of the rain. It felt safe and comfy. Although Russ lived in the same proximity, we received privacy. It was not too close. If we need anything we can text Russ. He came to say hi at the beginning and left us alone. He texted to warn us about the weather (raining at night), and he came to say goodbye at the end. My husband and I including our big labrador would definitely come back again. We love this place.
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