Sweet Little Gem Yurt on Organic Farm w/ Pond View

4.95

Yurt hosted by Julie

2 guests, 1 bed, 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the yurt to yourself.
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Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
This charming 16ft yurt glamping experience offers much more privacy than any typical campground experience (only two yurts and the camp host dwelling within the entire campground). A rustic adventure best suited to those who have a comfort level with campground-type facilities: warm in summer, wood-heated in winter. A bathroom building is 150 ft away, with a shower house just beyond.

The space
The yurt is a perfect place to relax and recharge in the country or to use as a base camp for your all-season adventures in the Sierra Nevada foothills. It's a well-placed access point to river country, hiking, biking, and South Lake Tahoe resorts. Guests are also invited to learn more about the on-site organic veggie and flower farm, and even participate if they want!

Our yurt is located in one of the more private parts of our farm. Formerly a small campground, guests have access to a separate bathroom (toilet/sink) about 150 feet away as well as a shower house a bit beyond the bathroom. The shower house is roofed and partially enclosed but fully private, and has all the hot water you'll need. Towels, soap and shampoo/conditioner are provided.

The yurt has four large windows that look out onto the forest. Inside you'll find a full-sized bed with comfy bedding, a dresser, bedside lamps, seating, and a wood stove. In summer the yurt can be warm during the day, but cools to ambient temperature at night. Summer highs average 85-95 degrees, with night time lows in the 60's and 70's. In cooler months, firewood, kindling, and lighting paper are all provided. The stove will be all ready to light on arrival and we are happy to help with the fire in any way. We'll count on you to add wood and to decide when you're warm enough on cold nights!

Because we wish to preserve the quiet and natural atmosphere of the forest, guests are asked to drive only as far as the bathroom on arrival for unloading. A handy wheeled cart is provided for the last stretch on foot down a well marked path. After unloading, guest vehicles are parked near the shower house allowing easy coming and going with no extra gates to navigate.

We provide an electric tea kettle, pour through coffee vessel with gold filter, coffee cups and a couple of spoons. Please bring your own little camp kitchen if you plan to make meals at the yurt, but please be very fire safe. No stove in the yurt. Only on the provided picnic table, please. Although there is a washing area for dishes at the bathroom facility, there is no faucet in the yurt, but we do provide a 2.5 gallon jug for drinking water inside the yurt.

Wildlife abounds! Guests often hear coyotes, owls, and birds. Deer, squirrels, and hawks are frequent visitors as well. The yurt overlooks our pond (swimming limited to our residents only) and includes deck seating, a hammock, and a picnic table.

Wintertime in the campground tends to feel much more private, quiet and cozy. Spring and Summer brings more of a festive "campground feel" while still feeling very private. We do ask that if you bring amplified music to please keep it at a low volume and inside the yurt so not to disturb our other yurt guests.

Where you'll sleep

Common spaces
1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
EV charger
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Colfax, California, United States

Colfax is a charming railroad/gold rush town just off of highway 80. It has a full sized grocery store and a Starbuck's, but also boasts good eating spots and antique stores.

Wood-fired pizza is definitely worth the stop at Il Pizzaiolo. For more traditional American food, try Dine 'n' Dash.

Hiking and swimming at the American river is just a short drive down into the canyon, and the majestic Yuba river is only 45 min from here. We can help direct you to our favorite hiking trails and other cool sites in the area. or go to this link for more ides: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14PTxW1d_vMxtnKQMnqYkRlzxXqog3vZ-HzusackmlNI/edit

Hosted by Julie

Joined in March 2017
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Hi there! I live on an organic farm in the Sierra Foothills and host the yurt airbnb at the farm.

Co-hosts

  • Steven

During your stay

Given it's forest location, it's highly recommended that guests arrive during daylight hours. If you can't, please reach out to us before reserving to be sure we will be available in the evening to help.

We have provided a detailed description of how to find the yurt within your welcome communication so hope you will find your way on your own, but please reach out if you need extra help. We live on the property and are always available to help in any way. We love sharing the farm with others and making recommendations for activities in the foothills.
Given it's forest location, it's highly recommended that guests arrive during daylight hours. If you can't, please reach out to us before reserving to be sure we will be available…
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    Things to know

    House rules

    Check-in: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Checkout: 11:00 AM
    No smoking
    No parties or events
    Pets are allowed

    Health & safety

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    Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
    Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
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