This yurt is gorgeous and oh so cozy! Earth Castle is very conveniently located (just 20 minutes from Nevada City/Grass Valley) and Anna-Thea has thought of everything -- space heaters, outlets, books... you name it! Just bring your sleeping bag and you're good to go. I loved waking up as the yurt slowly brightened in the morning sun, and I only wish we'd had time for an astrology reading!
Loved my stay at the Inn Town Campground! The campground is very conveniently located -- just a short drive (or 20 minute walk!) from Nevada City.
We fit three adults very comfortably and the camper had everything you need: handy outlets, water, lighting, towels, bedding, and storage space! The on-site facilities were great as well -- the bathhouse is spotless and heated, and the camp hosts were incredibly helpful, kind, and generous with their time!
Galleywinter is an incredible place and Gail is a truly wonderful Host. The Barn is beautiful and cozy even on the most blustery of days, and the property itself is absolutely stunning! Highly recommend letting Gail's adventurous cat in for a snuggle or two and taking the opportunity to learn more about the work that Gail does on the property -- she's built such a special spot and I am so grateful that she shares it!
Hot tip: Blue Mountain Brewery is right down the road -- highly recommend hopping over to grab a bite and take in the view.
Twin Valley Horse Ranch is an incredible place, and Janice has poured so much love into providing an exceptional experience. The room itself is a work of art -- every detail is amazing and the room has everything you might possibly need (even a jetted tub!)
We arrived after dark and found the space no problem. There are playful cats all over the property (they aren't allowed in the room, but we had a great time playing with them outside!) and we woke up early to join Janice on her rounds with the animals. So fun! We fed horses, pigs, cats and goats, and got to see the beautiful ranch as the sun rose -- what amazing opportunity to learn from Janice!
Staying at Weston Pass Hut is an incredible experience. Edwin, your Host, is responsive and helpful and the hut itself is truly amazing. We drove up to the hut and had it to ourselves for an entire weekend! The kitchen is stocked with everything you could ever need -- cooking oil, pots and pans, spices, etc. and the sleeping arrangements are super cozy. The wood stove is easy to work and the woodpile is incredibly well stocked, and the views from the enormous windows are breathtaking. I can't wait to come back!
This is an absolutely unbelievable spot — we’re already planning our next trip!
Scott was an amazing Host from the start. He reached out to us to make sure we were set up ahead of our trip date, helped us rent kayaks and canoes (you rent them there!) and set us up with a big box of local firewood.
It’s a short paddle from the put-in point to the island, there are little carts to help you with your belongings, and the campsites are all set up along the coast of the island with beautiful views of the ocean, picnic tables, fire pits with grills, and nearby outhouses. We pitched our tent at site #8 (we had originally booked #4, but we had the island to ourselves — you really cannot go wrong with any of the sites), went for a paddle at high tide, and Scott joined us for a dinner of sausages and veggies cooked over an open fire.
It’s so fun to explore the island! There’s a little screened in gazebo at the end of the island closest to site #8 with a table, the coastline is teeming with rocky intertidal zone life, and we had a great time watching woodpeckers and listening to the ocean. We woke up in the morning with enough time to circumnavigate the island in our kayaks. If you’re coming at the edge of the season, bring a wetsuit so you can go for a swim!