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Magical Forest Retreat and Spa in the Mountains

SuperhostNevada City, California, United States
Private room in guest suite hosted by Nicholas
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed2 shared baths
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This queen suite loft is located on our secluded 16 -acre forest sanctuary near the Yuba River in the Sierra Nevada foothills. With our unique communal spa (clothing-optional) - including: Scandinavian-style cedar sauna with crystal-grid, colloidal silver & UV-filtered hot tub, outdoor baths & showers, strawbale bathhouse with deep soaking tubs/rain showers, community kitchen, meditation/yoga temple - this is a perfect refuge to escape the congestion of the city and enjoy the fresh mountain air!

The space
Climb a ladder to access the loft suite. The suite itself is made of cedar siding, treated with a zero-VOC stain. One end of the A-frame suite has an interchangeable window with three options (vinyl window, mosquito screening, or open). In the summer we typically leave the mosquito screening up, for more of an open-air experience - in the winter it is enclosed and cozy. The space also has an electric fireplace-heater to keep you warm as needed. The bed is a two-layer organic cotton and wool futon with zero fire retardants. So this is a perfect place for health conscious people or those with sensitivities to toxins. The space also has two Himalayan salt lamps, which emit negative ions and help neutralize the EMFs from electronics.

Guest access
The room itself is in the spa area, located directly above the sauna and changing room (these spaces are shared). Below the sauna and changing room is the communal kitchen and bathroom (compost eco-toilet). In addition to the queen suite, guests can access the shared kitchen and spa deck (including the cedar sauna, outdoor baths, hot tub, outdoor showers, and changing room with filtered water station ). The showers and baths are open (lack privacy screening). However, our bathhouse, replete with two indoor deep soaking tubs (perfect for couples) and rain showers and two standard flushing toilets with bidets. During open-use hours guests have access to the Stardeck and Madrone Yurt Temple for practicing yoga, meditation, dance, or whatever else calls to you! We also have nature trails down to our year-round spring-fed creek, and many places to enjoy the magical energies unique to this land.

Other things to note
BOOKING A MASSAGE:
Please let us know if you would like to arrange a massage or alternative healing treatment during your stay and we can provide you with detailed information.
SHARED SPACE:
Note that there are other guests and residents sharing the communal spaces. We encourage you to proactively communicate with other guests to figure out a flow that works for everyone.
QUIET HOURS:
Out of respect for our neighbors and guests wanting to enjoy the quietude of nature, we ask that everyone honor our quiet hours after 10pm. This means being mindful of your noise-levels, especially outside or in shared spaces (e.g., no electrified music, loud laughing, shouting, etc.).
LAND MAINTENCE HOURS:
During working hours (M-F) there may be various work projects happening on our land, which can mean that there could be some noise (e.g., weed whacking, sawing, sanding, etc.).
SMOKING AREA:
Absolutely NO FLAME CANDLES OR FIRES are allowed under any circumstances. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas.
INTERNET ACCESS:
Our internet is good by rural standards, but guests should beware that our wifi may or may not meet their needs, especially if large items need to be uploaded or downloaded. Our antenna service gets 6 megabits per second download speed and up to 1.5 megabits per second upload speed. However, these rates refer to our service when everything is optimized. Our experience is that those optimal speeds are not always reliable and we periodically need to get tech support to optimize the system. Heartwood cafe in downtown Nevada City offers a faster connection for those who need it.
CELL SERVICE:
Generally we get great cell service at Eudaimonia on most major carriers (AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Etc.), so personal hotspots are likely a reliable backup for internet access.
This queen suite loft is located on our secluded 16 -acre forest sanctuary near the Yuba River in the Sierra Nevada foothills. With our unique communal spa (clothing-optional) - including: Scandinavian-style cedar sauna with crystal-grid, colloidal silver & UV-filtered hot tub, outdoor baths & showers, strawbale bathhouse with deep soaking tubs/rain showers, community kitchen, meditation/yoga temple - this is a perfe…

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Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

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Hot tub
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
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Private entrance
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Nevada City, California, United States

We are just 5-10 minutes from some of the best swimming holes and beaches in the heart of the Yuba River (Purdon's Crossing), and 5 minutes from a wonderful little health food store called Mother Truckers. The little town of North San Juan is 10-minutes and has a lovely organic cafe and juice bar called the Ridge Café, and an organic pizza restaurant called Mama's Pizzeria, and the closest gas station (has diesel too). Double Oak vineyard & winery is within walking distance and offers weekly tastings on Saturdays (11-5) or by appointment. We are 25 minutes from the quaint but lively historic downtown of Nevada City, which offers a variety excellent restaurants, bars, cafés, coffee shops, wine bars, an elixir bar, art galleries, live music, EDM dance parties, ecstatic dance, theatres, an art-house cinema, renowned festivals, unique shopping, a health food store, and a farmer's market.
We are just 5-10 minutes from some of the best swimming holes and beaches in the heart of the Yuba River (Purdon's Crossing), and 5 minutes from a wonderful little health food store called Mother Truckers. The…

Hosted by Nicholas

Joined in June 2014
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I grew up in Portland, Oregon and love the outdoors. I practice yoga, meditation, and love to dance, hike, swim, ski, climb, and play music. I am a philosopher exploring the cultural, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of global flourishing and sustainability. In 2016 I published a book with my colleagues entitled Metatheory for the 21st-Century: Critical Realism and Integral Theory in Dialogue (Routledge). I'm currently working on two more: one called Metatheory for the Anthropocene: Emancipatory Praxis for Planetary Flourishing; and the other is entitled Steps Towards a Eudaimonistic Society: An Integrative Realist Theory of Climate Change.
I grew up in Portland, Oregon and love the outdoors. I practice yoga, meditation, and love to dance, hike, swim, ski, climb, and play music. I am a philosopher exploring the cultur…
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  • Aleya
During your stay
We tend to give our guests space, but there is a real sense of community amongst those of us who live and visit here, and typically plenty of opportunity for interaction. Please note that the shared spaces (spa deck area, communal kitchen, yurt temple) are shared with other potential Airbnb guests, as well as residents. Someone will typically be available when needed to help make your stay more enjoyable.
We tend to give our guests space, but there is a real sense of community amongst those of us who live and visit here, and typically plenty of opportunity for interaction. Please no…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Nearby lake, river, other body of water