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Yuba River Retreat

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· Nevada City, California
1500 acres
2 sites
2 Lodging
This special land is part of a multi-parcel wildlife corridor, helping to provide valuable habitat between the state parks. Out your doorstep, you'll find miles of private, groomed, hiking, biking and horseback riding trails and have an opportunity to reconnect with nature. Our solar-powered farmhouse overlooks the mountains and an organic orchard and garden, with two queen bedrooms lined with hand-milled sugar pine from the land, strong wifi/tv, waterfalls, and private fifteen-mile network of trails to hike or bike. Walk to refreshing creek swimming hole or private Yuba river swimming access available at certain times. Included in your stay is seasonal organic produce and hammocks to relax in under the fruit treas and at the creek. The two bedrooms downstairs have queen beds handcrafted of sugar pine milled from downed trees from the land and are fitted with organic sheets. Downstairs has a bathroom with tub and shower, living room with mid-century furniture, views of the orchard and a tv for cozy movie nights. Upstairs is a fully-stocked kitchen with gas stove, oven, and all chef's amenities, foldout queen sleeper, bathroom with shower and outdoor table for a sunset dinner. Cool mountain air refreshes your nights or feel the luxury of air conditioning on a hot summer afternoon.  After a relaxing day in the mountains, perhaps star gaze from the patio or orchard. To get to the sandy beach and creek spot, called Barkhouse Beach, take an easy stroll through the forest. The nearby Barkhouse, close to the creek, is a reconstruction of a typical Maidu Indian dwelling. Walk inside to experience the traditional history of this land. Or cool off in the Yuba River at the South Yuba River State Park, just a 5-minute drive from the farmhouse. Ask about accommodating additional guests.
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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 Alicia F.Joined in January 2016
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46 ratings · 131 reviews
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Annelise P.recommends
October 27, 2022
Forest Homestead at Yuba Retreat
This is just such a lovely spot, thankful for the nice weather in October too. I visited with my partner and dog and we had a great time biking and hiking on the trails, grilling and enjoying the canyon view for meals, playing a ton of ping pong, practicing frisbee golf throws, and squirrel watching/chasing in the dog yard. Also made it to the Yuba River which was so nice to basically have to ourselves midweek in the fall. It’s a perfect match of being a place to easily relax and also having so much to do!
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Virginia P.recommends
September 6, 2022
Forest Homestead at Yuba Retreat
The ultimate camping experience!
Just a short drive from historic, downtown Nevada City, on the shores of the scenic Yuba River, Yuba River Retreat is perfectly situated for relaxation or adventure. Peaceful, surreal, and astonishingly beautiful describes our stay at Yuba River Retreat. Our kind host, Alicia, warmly welcomed my husband and I upon our arrival, and gifted us with a thoughtful arrangement of fragrant flowers from her garden. Thank you! Alicia then ensured we had everything we needed to be comfortable for our stay at the Farmhouse. During our short sojourn at Yuba River Retreat, we lodged in a clean, spacious home on the property. The Farmhouse, as it’s known, was nicely furnished with a modern rustic aesthetic. Equipped with a full kitchen, generous bathrooms, comfortable beds, and even Wi-Fi, this home had everything my husband and I could possibly need. A thriving garden of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs greets you just out the front door of this lodging, and Alicia encouraged us to pick any ripe fare. It was a pure joy to make meals from the veggies we harvested. The next morning, after a quiet, restorative rest, my husband and I were ready to explore the grounds of YRR. This place is, truly, beyond words. With over 100 pristine acres of land, Yuba River Retreat feels like its own universe-- or, at the very least, its own state park. There are exceptionally well-maintained hiking/MTB trails, gorgeous, panoramic river views, and amazing swimming holes.
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Ellen J.recommends
September 5, 2022
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
An amazing opportunity to have a private oasis next to Rock Creek. We spent a lovely day there and then enjoyed the fruits and vegetables from the organic farm for meals. We drove to Bark House Beach because had a 4 month old. The drive is not easy coming back with a front wheel drive car. But we made it!
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Veronica B.recommends
August 25, 2022
Forest Homestead at Yuba Retreat
The site had EVERYTHING you needed and then some. Unbelievably wonderful!
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Carrie M.recommends
August 23, 2022
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
This property is really a treasure! It’s rare you find something so beautiful and remote yet close to civilization. The trails are meticulous and well marked. The river is gorgeous and has everything you need to relax. Picnic tables, chairs, river floats, etc… Picking veggies from the garden is a nice touch along with a super comfortable house. Would definitely come again and plan to rent the larger house on property one day also! Really great find, hosts were awesome.
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Vesselina K.recommends
July 31, 2022
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
This could be paradise!
The Organic Farmhouse far exceeded our expectations! We had seen the photos and read the reviews but neither quite capture how special this place really is. The hosts are friendly helpful and incredibly responsive! Many thanks to them for opening their home up to us for this experience! The farmhouse is large and well equipped. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large living room with a TV (which we did not use during our stay), a collection of board games, fully equipped kitchen, a wonderful Webber grill which we used frequently and of course the organic farm! The house is really well furnished with high quality furniture, appliances and amenities (like Turkish beach towels, Staub cast iron pots, crate and barrel dinnerware, excellent AC, to name a few) with a particular focus on sustainability! The farm! What a dream! We arrived during a particularly productive period allowing us to make dinners, almost solely from the vegetables we picked on the farm. A few highlights included assortment of tomatoes, lettuces, kale, chard, eggplants, peppers, onions, squashes, basil (OH THE BASIL, it was divine!!!), blackberries (ripened to perfection by the sun), and so much more. This is all to say, we LOVED our stay here and cannot wait to return. Thank you Alicia, Michael and Scott for your hospitality and for opening your beautiful home to us!
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Timothy J.recommends
June 27, 2022
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
Outstanding Host & Property
The property is fantastic and well maintained Both Alicia and Michael were very accommodating, easy to communicate, and very knowledgeable. The gardener and the garden were an added bonus which really pleased my group.
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Annelise P.recommends
June 6, 2022
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
Absolutely loved our weekend here getting to hang out with my family next to the lovely garden. We really enjoyed making some top notch meals with the freshly harvested produce and hanging out by the creek. The farmhouse is quite spacious with comfy beds, couches, and a really well equipped kitchen. The trails on the property are SO impressive - I hear they are building more every year. I'm an intermediate mountain biker and had a blast on them. The nutmeg trail is not to be missed! Can't wait to return :)
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Miya S.recommends
March 21, 2022
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
The property was incredible. The overlooks, trails, river, waterfalls - everything - stunning! The owner was helpful, welcoming and thorough. The organic farm felt like home. We enjoyed every part of our trip and will be back in May for a full week. Cannot recommend enough.
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Elizabeth B.recommends
December 1, 2021
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
We had a perfect time at the Organic Farmhouse! The property is beautiful! Well maintained hiking/biking trails, river access and an organic garden- what else could you need! The weather was fantastic during our stay and the hosts were great. We would definitely stay again.
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Lillian H.recommends
November 24, 2021
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
Sublimely beautiful. We hiked the trails two days in a row and could not stop marveling at all the shades of green. The moss and lichen down by the creek are simply stunning, and I have never seen so many madrones and manzanitas, with their beautifully colored bark, in one place. Don't miss the gorgeous mossy rocks all along the Nutmeg Trail to the waterfall: easy flat trail that my 7 and 11 year olds navigated with ease. We didn't spend as much time at the Barkhouse Beach but could see this being divine in the summer time when it's warm enough to jump in the water. Our kids spent a lot of time lounging in the garden, playing with the two cats, and munching on the cherry tomatoes and raspberries in the garden. As a gardener myself, I loved seeing the diversity of foods grown and the amazing number of pollinators buzzing around. Even in late November, there was a huge amount of variety to harvest. It was an easy 15 minute drive to downtown Nevada City for lunch and dinner, but next time we would bring more provisions to cook and grill on site. The interior of the farmhouse was cozy at night. We had a relaxing movie night under the warm blankets provided. We can't wait to come back to see the manzanitas in bloom! Huge gratitude to Alicia and Mike for sharing this piece of paradise with others.
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Rachel Y.recommends
October 13, 2021
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
A Delightful Forest Retreat
The Organic Farmhouse was a truly enjoyable place to visit! My family and I loved exploring the beautiful and well maintained hiking trails, and snacking from the garden on our return. The creek pools are relaxing and lovely places to sketch or get lost in a book. Surrounded by the sounds of water and birds and the wind through the forest, it could sometimes feel as though we were miles from anywhere, but we were a convenient driving distance to town, and a top-notch grocery store. Highly recommend unwinding here!
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Frolayne C.recommends
August 6, 2021
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
Oh man, what can I say - “water, land, (nature in general!) meets luxury” - could not be more true. Felt the abundance of the farm at every meal. kids asked to harvest, and harvey and harvest again! Pristine waters were incredibly healing, and the dirt roads and 4wd added to the adventure. Feels like a secret, that I don’t want to share!!! Yes it’s that special! Cabin was perfect for our family of 5. Appreciated seeing a summer camp and other visitors in the garden. Alicia was a great host, communicative and helpful, especially during the fires (20+ miles away) that broke out during our stay. We got to enjoy our last full day but got smoked out early on our last day. the organic farmhouse let us really enjoy and take in the beauty of nisamen land. Booking our spring getaway now.
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Magda C.recommends
July 19, 2021
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
Truly unique experience
We weren't sure what the crowds or COVID rates would be like this summer when we were booking our vacation so this seemed like an ideal option. The property is very secluded and has private water access, hiking trails etc. We picked fresh fruits and vegetables for our meals every day. The layout of the house was perfect with kids because the sleeping area was on a different level from where we hung out in the evenings after they went to bed.
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Tina W.recommends
June 14, 2021
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
Beautiful setting, our group had a great time lazing by the private creek, swimming in the Yuba river, and hiking the trails around the property, so many activities to choose from. Organic garden was a wonderful bonus with fresh berries and greens. Will definitely come back. Recommend a car with clearance for the short drive to the Yuba river.
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Mariana R.recommends
May 16, 2021
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
Lovely getaway
Amazing get away! The cabin is so cute and cozy. Sparkly clean and super nice hosts! The property is stunning. Will be back :)
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Lisa D.recommends
May 9, 2021
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
Perfect!!!
Absolutely brilliant!! We loved every minute of hiking, biking, swimming, relaxing, vegi gardening and barbecuing! Quiet and away from everything so one can appreciate nature on the Yuba!
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Nathan R.recommends
May 2, 2021
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
Gorgeous Retreat
This is a stellar property. The garden is beautifully maintained, and the surrounding forest and river are gorgeous! Thank you so much for the wonderful weekend!
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Alexandra P.recommends
April 6, 2021
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
Sweet getaway
This is a a truly special place. The Farmhouse was comfortable and spacious with wonderful design touches. The grounds with the gardens and hammock we were relaxing, and provided delicious fresh greens for dinner. The multiple trails around the grounds are well maintained, clearly signed and give the feeling on being on secret treasure hunts, with ease built in. We were grateful for the benches to sit and take in the views and the steps to make the rock hops down to the creek and river accessible. Alicia was always responsive to questions and generous with her information. As was Scott, the garden manager. It was a restorative getaway after this past year and I am so grateful for the care we felt in the space. Thank you for offering this wonderful place!
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Dan Z.recommends
March 26, 2021
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
The Organic Farmhouse was a fantastic getaway! The cabin had everything we needed for a 4 day stay. We loved hiking around the property every day. The trails are all very accessible and led to fantastic watering holes. There are also lots of activities to do. There's a basketball court near the farmhouse, archery equipment, pickle ball set, and 2 friendly farm cats. Definitely looking forward to coming back in the summer!
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Rachel H.recommends
November 16, 2020
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
What an amazing place! Beautiful farmhouse, garden, and property. We had a great time exploring the extensive network of trails and stunning river with our pups! Alicia was a great host.
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Renuka K.recommends
October 20, 2020
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
wonderful spot
Our family of 4 (2 kids 5&8) had the perfect stay at this very special spot. The land and the garden and the nearby trails and creeks were so nourishing.
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Rosemary B.recommends
September 16, 2020
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
I’m still walking on the clouds!!!
Delightful!!!
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Rosana B.recommends
September 14, 2020
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
Family Outing by the Yuba River
Such a peaceful location! And the hostess was so welcoming, friendly and accommodating! The garden is full of yummy seasonal veggies and fruits! We hiked cooked ate and relaxed in a beautiful surrounding by the crystal waters of the Yuba River. The farmhouse is unique❤️
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Kate P.recommends
September 8, 2020
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
The organic farmhouse was the perfect getaway. The house was charming and very clean. The organic garden was beautiful to roam through, eat from and I loved sitting in the hammock amongst the fig, apple & pear trees. The short hikes to the creek and river were lovely and the paths were impeccably maintained. Alicia was an extremely gracious host and lovely to chat with. We loved our stay here.
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Melissa C.recommends
August 17, 2020
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
This property is super special, and I'm so grateful to have been able to spend a little time here with two families (3 kids). The farmhouse is very comfortable and the creek, river, farm access made for an AMAZING getaway. Thank you Alicia!
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Anna C.recommends
August 10, 2020
Yuba River Cabins
Incredible spot & warm hospitality
So grateful to have been able to enjoy a few nights at Alicia's incredible property. It exceeded my expectations for the second year in a row and is a treasured respite from daily life. Thank you for your hospitality and for sharing this gorgeous location with us, Alicia & crew!
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Justin T.recommends
August 10, 2020
Yuba River Cabins
a very special place - amazing views, perfectly simple cabins, wonderful hosts, and great swimming. A really nice blend of a camping-style experience with just enough modern amenities to make it as relaxing and effortless as possible. Can't wait to go back.
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David J.recommends
July 20, 2020
Organic Farmhouse at Yuba Retreat
TRANSPORTED! A terrific retreat!
The Farmhouse is a terrific retreat. Beautiful forested area with a gorgeous creek pools deep enough in a few places to immerse completely while standing straight. Beautiful rock formations. An organic garden (we were here in July) with bountiful vegis, fruit, and berries. For us it was a terrific getaway -- we felt transported!
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Kam O.recommends
July 6, 2020
Yuba River Cabins
Alicia provides an awesome comfortable and clean place to stay with many amenities— everything you need for an unplugged, unforgettable getaway. A truly unique experience with unparalleled, private access to the most beautiful trails and amazing fresh water in CA.
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