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Red Oak Yurt - Unique Glamping on an Organic Farm

Yurt hosted by Julie
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the yurt to yourself.
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95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
An organic farm in your "backyard" & large deck w/ sunset & pine forest views at the front, our "Red Oak" 16ft yurt is a stylish glamping experience offering 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 and liquid soap/shampoo are provided.

The yurt has large windows and french doors that look out onto the forest with an ample sunset-view deck with cooking surface, cafe table and chairs and two bar stools for your sunset cocktails or morning coffee. Bring your camp kitchen and you won't even have to leave!

Inside you'll find a queen-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 wood-chipped fire road. After unloading, guest vehicles are parked near the shower house allowing easy coming and going with no extra gates to navigate.

Wildlife abounds! Guest often hear coyotes, owls, and birds. Deer, squirrels, and hawks are frequent visitors as well. Snooze in the hammock, laze around on the deck, explore our 50 acres (find the chickens!) or go on a sierra day trip adventure. This is accessible, safe and a little bit rustic adventure all at the same time!

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 yurts guests.

Places for sleeping

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Private backyard
Indoor fireplace
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, sweet Gold Country towns and the high Sierra (cross country skiiing!) are only 20-45 min from here. We can help direct you to our favorite hiking trails and other cool sites in the area.

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.
  • 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 provide detailed instruction on how to navigate arrival and will be available via text during check-in hours to help in any way. We live on the property and are happy to help with anything you need, but much like a campground host, pretty much hands-off unless you need us. We love sharing the farm with others and making recommendations for activities in the foothills so do reach out with any questions and anything you need!.
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 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
    Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
    Not suitable for children and infants
    Pets are allowed
    Health & safety
    Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
    Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
    Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Show more
    Smoke alarm not reported Show more
    Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $608
    Cancellation policy