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Nirvana Gardens

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45 reviews
· Riverside, Washington
100 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
Nirvana gardens is at 3000 feet in the North Cascades of Washington. It is 100 acres with a private lake.  You will have access to hundreds of acres of roaming with your own private lake.  Trail run, hike, Mountain Bike, lake swim, or just sit, meditate, and read a book on the cedar dock watching the sun sets. Nirvana is available in winter with certain requirements.  Please message before booking to get a list of the requirements for winter months October 20th to April 1st.  I had been searching for over 2 years for a property where I could make a difference in the environment and live in the wilderness.  I was looking for water on a large tract of land that was remote.  In 2017 I found the perfect property and to my dismay it had sold 2 days before I saw the listing.  I was shocked because this was the perfect property.  In my 2 years of searching I knew exactly what I wanted and this was the property.  It had a private lake with fish.  A solar cabin with a flush toilet and hot shower.  The cabins 8 foot windows faced West for magical sunsets and view of the storms that roll in from the coast.  It was beautifully treed with just the right amount of open meadow and forest with Hemlock, Ponderosa pine, and Larch.  How could this property be sold?  I tried to let it go but thought about it for the next year.  After a year and a half had passed and my search continued I came across an advertisement for this magical property, it was up for sale again.  I called the real estate agent immediately and found that an offer had been made but the buyers could not commit for 5 more months.   I made an offer that day not really knowing how I was going to pull off the money.  I knew this property was meant for me.  I wrote the owner a letter explaining that I was a land steward and that this land would never be developed.  I would be putting it in a land trust where no developers could put up condos.   The owner happened to be a environmentally focused human and he ended up selling to me.  Come to find out when I had first saw the property sold a year and a half before, that transaction had fallen through.  The owner had just taken it off the market for the winter.  You will absolutely love the magic of Nirvana Gardens.  The quiet, the wild animals,  the crystal clear lake, clean air, and relaxing healing atmosphere of the ultimate nature bath.
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Riverside, Washington, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Matthew F.Joined in May 2018
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51 ratings · 45 reviews
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Nichole K.recommends
September 25, 2022
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Nirvana Reached
The perfect weekend to connect with nature and family. The property was beautiful and the lake was refreshing after a short paddle. Mathew’s home had everything we needed and the cook in the family appreciated a well-appointed kitchen. I challenge all who stay to leave their electronics home, watch chipmunk’s and the Milky Way instead.
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Sue H.recommends
September 12, 2022
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Serenity and Beauty
Serene nature and comfortable cabin. We had many hours on the dock with friends, in the lake swimming or kayaking, and enjoying the beautiful surrounding. This was a rejuvenating vacation in a very special place. Many thanks!
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Magda B.recommends
September 5, 2022
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We absolutely loved our stay at Nirvana Garden, Matt is a great host that’ll make sure your stay is perfect. The spot is very private and peaceful, friendly to pets, and all sorts of other amazing creatures! Great place to admire nature and take a refreshing swim in the morning. The Solar Home has a beautiful, well equipped kitchen and great CD collection! We’d highly recommend to book a stay here if you’re looking to center yourself and put a pause on life.
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Holly B.recommends
August 15, 2022
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Matt’s place is incredible. We loved every thing about it. The home is comfortable and relaxing, the grounds are beautiful and well-maintained. Swimming in the lake was absolutely amazing. Essentially we lived in it throughout the day. Matt said we may see a few snakes, which we did. Overall we had an incredible stay. Matt is a great host, available for any questions and even great see you and does a walk-through upon your arrival. This was my second stay and I loved it both times! Will definitely be back. Thank you matt!
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Tim M.recommends
August 7, 2022
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In Gods country
I loved that place , the yard & Ofcoarse the lake. The road up there was great the view was different around every corner . Matt was a great host he met us up there explained everything to us and then left us alone . It was a blast up there i would recommend this place.& i will go again Thanks Matt
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Carol Z.recommends
July 22, 2022
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While we weren't able to c
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Lindsey K.recommends
June 27, 2022
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My family loved the property. The kids enjoyed swimming in the lake and our dog loved being able to freely roam off leash. He is now exhausted from his adventure. We loved nature and watching all the little critters run around.
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Loriann G.recommends
October 20, 2021
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Was it all a dream???
So perfectly named is Nirvana Garden. We so enjoyed a dreamy retreat at this very special location, all aglow with fall colors and mists on the lake. We hiked, went kayaking, made some great meals and enjoyed many card games and songwriting sessions by the fire. (The lack of wifi and the intermittent cell service was a true blessing) We can't wait to return to experience Nirvana in other seasons! Thank you to Matt for creating such a haven, and for stewarding the delicate and recovering ecosystem. Lokah samastah sukinho bhavantu (May all beings everywhere be happy and free)
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Carah P.recommends
October 18, 2021
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A great opportunity to slow down
I really cannot say that enough good about this magical place! I was excited for the getaway but I wasn’t expecting even a fraction of how amazing it actually was. Matt has put so much love and thought into this place and it’s obvious. As soon as you arrive you feel peace all around you. We were able to spend some wonderful days hiking, dock lounging, observing the wildlife, reading, cooking, playing games and just slowing down. It was perfect and I’m looking forward to returning!
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Steven C.recommends
September 28, 2021
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A few days in paradise
Nirvana Garden is that rare gem -- a rustic and serene property both off the grid and off the beaten track that offers the dual pleasures of deep contact with nature combined with just the right amount (and right kind) of creature comforts. It is not easy to get to, but the effort is more than worth it. The setting is beautiful, the wildlife is abundant, and the views are spectacular (I'd forgotten how stunning the unpolluted, unobscured night sky is). I recommend a minimum 3-day stay just to give yourself the opportunity to truly unplug, unwind, decompress, and really experience the tranquility of this sacred space. It is one of a kind.
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Carol Z.recommends
September 26, 2021
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Beautiful place. A clean, very comfortable, nicely decorated cabin in a truly special, secluded spot. Our stay here was the perfect place to disconnect from the world for a little bit. Thank you Mathew and we look forward to visiting with you when we come again.
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Gabrielle H.recommends
September 21, 2021
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Love Love Love this place. We will be returning, again and again!
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Kelsey D.recommends
September 6, 2021
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Absolutely lovely! Nirvana Garden provides a tranquil retreat from the city. Can't wait to stay again.
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Laurin B.recommends
July 12, 2021
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A perfect getaway
Staying at Matt’s place was incredible! We ended up having the lake to ourselves all weekend. Our dogs loved playing in his well maintained yard and the lake. It was HOT while we were there, but a dip in the lake during peak heat was enough to keep us cool. We hiked on the property every morning. A doe and fawn came through the property almost every day. It was a very relaxing stay. We would absolutely book again.
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Shawn P.recommends
July 12, 2021
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Very unique and private.
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Denise L.recommends
June 27, 2021
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Perfect retreat from the wold!!
We completely enjoyed our stay at Nirvana solar house. Everything - the lake, the isolation, the beautiful house, the scenery, amimal and bird-watching - I cannot say enough how gorgeous and relaxing it was. Matt goes so far to make sure everything is perfect. He even took care of a downed tree blocking the road from long distance and did it very quickly. He is super-friendly. We will definitely re-visit on a regular basis.
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Carly J.recommends
June 23, 2021
Nirvana Garden - Solar Home
The solar home at Nirvana Gardens was unforgettable. It was so peaceful and playful with all of nature's sounds. We enjoyed exploring the hillsides and valleys through hiking and paddle boarding around the private lake. Most of our time was spent relaxing outside, playing games, swimming in the lake, and most importantly connecting with each other. The amenities the house offered was a bonus to this gorgeous setting. This was the BEST accommodation I could have ever hoped for.
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Christen M.recommends
June 13, 2021
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Can’t say enough nice things about our stay at Nirvana Garden. I almost don’t want to, so it remains a secret little gem in paradise ;) Peaceful and wild, the home and surrounding nature are a sanctuary and the time our family spent there will be cherished forever— long, lazy days on the lake and surrounding hills. Mathew was kind, welcoming, communicative and accommodating. We are grateful he is protecting and preserving this land. What a treasure!
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Kelly A.recommends
June 2, 2021
Nirvana Garden - Solar Home
What a beautiful space and heavenly place, we enjoyed every second of our time in Matthew's beautiful home. If you are needing a place to have peace, quiet and time to be one with only nature this is nothing short of perfection.
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Doug S.recommends
May 16, 2021
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Peaceful Oasis
Nirvana Garden is a wonderful place that you will think about long after you leave. Matt is a thoughtful and responsive host and is an incredible guardian for his land. We feel very fortunate to have experienced the wildlife, hikes, swimming, stars, and tranquility.
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Sam S.recommends
February 17, 2021
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Great stay & host
Winter wonderland for the outdoor enthusiastic. Endless snowshoeing, animal tracks & sightings, along with a fully equipped cabin off grid. Matt was eager to help before, during (received a text when I had cell service on an outing, about a mile out & 1000ft up) & after our arrival. Make sure you pay attention to all of his winter advice if you plan on coming during said season. It's very feasible to get snowed in or stuck on the drive up. Be prepared!
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Kc H.recommends
December 27, 2020
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It was so great. We had a wonderful time.
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Joseph V.recommends
December 2, 2020
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The real deal
If you want a remote, peaceful, retreat-like experience, this is one of the very best experiences you'll find in WA on HipCamp, AirBNB, etc. Matthew's place reflects a labor of love on his part, and provides an incredible opportunity to soak in the beauty and wildness of nature. My girlfriend and I will definitely be back!
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Dan E.recommends
November 13, 2020
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Lovely and Secluded
Staying at Nirvana Gardens is like having your own off the grid cabin that happens to be situated on a beautiful lake! There are only a handful of other cabins nearby making for a very secluded get away. The cabin is well appointed and comfortable and had everything I needed. Such a lovely place and I can’t wait to return!
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Julia V.recommends
September 10, 2020
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Exceptional
Simply put, the house at Nirvana gardens was AMAZING! We so enjoyed the privacy, quietness and amenities offered. We already booked for next year.
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Leslie C.recommends
August 31, 2020
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Peace to be found
My family and I spent the last three days at the Nirvana Gardens and it was a slice of paradise we have been searching for, since pivoting from air travel. Matthew was very responsive from the time of booking. The property is well taken cared of. Kitchen was stoked well enough for all meals. Took the advice from one other review and brought along a cooler with ice to hold some of our food. The fridge was a bit tight and glad we were prepared to not have to leave the property. I’m grateful to have stumbled across the Nirvana Gardens and for Matthew opening up his cabin and sharing this peaceful experience.
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Sonja B.recommends
August 24, 2020
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Highest Level of Bliss!
Nirvana Gardens is aptly named -- highest level of bliss achieved while staying there! Gorgeous property and lake, immensely comfortable interior space. So many animals and birds to observe, and the space to do inner reflection too.
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Kenzi L.recommends
August 20, 2020
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A peaceful family vacation
My family and I were looking for somewhere private and secluded with access to water to spend our 10 day family vacation at this summer. We came across Nirvana Gardens and were very excited about the idea of the private cabin on a private lake far from any town or city. Our time here was so much more than we could have expected. The serenity of this place is so inviting, the lake provided the perfect place to swim, paddle board, and watch for turtles. We saw lots of wildlife including turkeys, deer, owls, and even some free ranging cows. We loved making family dinners together in the big kitchen and eating outside on the large deck overlooking the lake. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to get away for a just a few days or more than a week. This place will provide you with the time and space to disconnect from technology and reconnect with yourself and those around you! One piece of advice, if you are bringing your food in to cook at the solar cabin like we did, be prepared to store the majority of your food in ice chests! The fridge onsite is about the size of a taller dorm mini fridge, and Matt uses the freezer for his personal food. We lost some of our food because we weren't prepared to keep it on ice for 10 days, so just plan ahead and bring plenty of cooler space and ice!
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Lizbeth B.recommends
August 20, 2020
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Nirvana
Nirvana Gardens is a very special place to indulge in nature while enjoying the comforts of a well equipped indoor sanctuary. A perfect place to observe the natural world come alive with singing and chirping and rustling and waking. To observe it all wind down in the evening. It made me feel these same rhythms of life. To swim when I felt hot and bask in the sun and READ! What a glorious offering from Matthew to share with all who are lucky enough to walk this way.
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Bud F.recommends
July 25, 2020
Nirvana Garden - Solar Home
Was tremendous. Water was perfect in lake. Isolation was what we wanted. Everything worked as expected Planning on next year
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