Camp at Nature & Arts Sanctuary

Tent - Private room · Creative Lane, Chico, CA 95926, United States
Your host, Jane
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Have you ever daydreamed of Small Town Life and Leisure?
Come for a unique homestay at our Nature & Arts Sanctuary on Creative Lane to re-new, re-sort and re-start your creative life and livelihood.

Our Camping Tent Platform is available April through November. Conducive to nature writing, poetry, reading, journaling or sketching from all those wonderful photos you took in Bidwell Park. Or just napping between bicycle rides.

Wifi and electricity reach the Camping Platform. Toilet and shower shared in main building. Full breakfast served, and option box lunch available for your day's adventures. Airbed is available upon request.

Our 1.25-acre eco-friendly sanctuary was built in 1990 as a preschool. We have been converting indoor and outdoor space to horticultural arts, tech crafts and study workshops and gardens. You can learn more about our (email hidden) for Grower and Maker Enterprises LLC. Now, we have converted space for unique short-term homestays for visiting amateur and wannabe crafters, artists and naturalists. A variety of accommodation is available to meet your needs from private room with 1/2 bath to studio tent cabin to camping platform. See all of our Airbnb listings.

This is an eco-friendly place for you. Photographers, writers, artists, and naturalists are encouraged to visit a week! Music makers and bird lovers are encouraged to sit under the oaks with us for a week! Your creativity and imagination will be restored!

You can get your hands dirty with a nature or art project in our workshops and gardens, take long nature photography walks in Bidwell Park, wander downtown at cafes and microbrew pubs, shop for goodies at Thursday Night or Saturday Market, or go to concert on campus or festival in the Plaza. It's all here! Yearround.

Chico offers all the amenities for rehabilitating your creative life YEAR ROUND:
•University, community college, bookstores, and public libraries.
•Cafes, microbrewery pubs, Sierra Nevada Brewery.
•Municipal and neighborhood parks.
•Surrounded by natural wonders and California heritage sites.
•You can bicycle, walk, bus or take the train anywhere.

Pickup and drop-off to our historic Amtrak station at no extra charge.
Bicycles available for daily and weekly (website hidden) of all, you can just slow down, eat healthy, exercise your body and your imagination with time and space for all your creative ideas.

Make this your Eco-friendly Base Camp or Retreat in a wonderful small town. Don’t wait for retirement to (email hidden)! Start next weekend!

•Bed & board. Hearty hot breakfast. Vegan and special diets accommodated. Optional: Unique hearty & healthy box lunch $8 per day per person.
•All utilities and housekeeping.
•Furnished space for craft, art, garden and nature study. This means: space and basic tools for drawing, painting, found arts, digital photography, sculpture, horticulture or floral crafts!

Please note: No kitchen privileges. Breakfast served ONLY.
No discount for additional persons in same room.
Optional weekly laundry service at $10 per week.
2 night minimum homestay.
Plenty of parking. Bicycles and carts available for daily and weekly rental.
Pet friendly; dog on leash please additional fee $10 per day. Preapproval required.
Accessible for mobility impaired.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Airbed
Accommodates: 16+
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $24 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
  • Even better then i expext. AWSOME hospitality and Amazing hosr Jane.I felt right at home. Breakfast was (website hidden) was neat and (website hidden) stay for your budget.

    May 2014
  • This is a relaxed , informal place to stay with an interesting host who aims to please. I will definitely put this on my list of places to stay in the future.

    October 2013
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Santa Rosa Junior College, California State University Chico
Saving the Planet Earth one backyard at a time.
I'm a lifelong ecofemme who loves studying ethnoecology and making all kinds crafts. Currently I am getting an Etsy shop, FoundAgainRemakeable up and running for my fiber crafts and vintage craft supplies - the legacies of my grandmothers. At the same time, in collaboration with my rabbits, I'm starting Bunnie Buddies Garden Products line. Of course, there are never enough hours in the (email hidden) like this for all the other good things to do in the gardens and in the workshops. I'm up at dawn and enjoy the late night quiet after my neighborhood has gone to sleep, listening for geese migrating, owls calling, or the train in the distance. Just sitting under the oaks watching raptors germinates all kinds of wonderful ideas and inspirations, poetry, prose and possibilities. I aspire to create a sanctuary not only for myself and my animal and plant companions, but also for visitors who can be inspired to create eco-friendly and art-filled sanctuaries that can rehabilitate their own homes and backyards. I love getting people to share and get excited about their most fantastic and creative dreams and schemes.
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