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100 Acres of Forest-Views, Creek Waterfalls, Private Trails

(49 Reviews)

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Last updated: 01/17/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:18
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

private natural beauty for up to 18 guests

Our spacious, 7-bedroom forest homestead (plus two convertible queen beds) is privately located on 100 wooded acres, with a sunny deck overlooking a forest of pines and oaks. Just a few steps from the front door, guests can enjoy a 5-mile network of beautiful, private hiking & mountain biking trails that follow the creek to a sandy beach & picnic area, with waterfalls and shallow pools to enjoy on a hot summer day.

The 3,500 sf yuba river retreat – offers privacy and outdoor beauty for guests seeking time in nature, while just 10 minutes from historic Nevada City’s theater, local shops, and gourmet restaurants.

Access to the Yuba River at the South Yuba River state park at Purdon Crossing is only a 10-minute drive by car from the retreat. With 650 acres of sought-after state park hiking trails, mountain biking, kayaking and refreshing river swimming in summer, it is the perfect place to relax in the outdoors.

The Yuba River Retreat is the ideal get-away for groups of outdoor enthusiasts, healing retreats, and families.

Look out at the forest from each of the 7 bedrooms and each of the 4 bathrooms feature organic towels and natural products.

The master bedroom is comfortably decorated with rustic, handmade furnishing, Navajo rug, king mattress with organic sheets and private bathroom. The four other bedrooms on the main floor feature queen-sized beds, designer comforters, original artwork and unique vintage furnishings.

The downstairs, accessible through the kitchen and also by driving directly to the back entry, includes two sunny bedrooms with queen beds, a bathroom with a claw foot tub, and an additional kitchen, with another spacious living room and wood stove.

Relax in the front or back living room, both adjacent to the kitchen and dining area and fully furnished for evenings of reading, board games, cards and complimentary netflix movies, warmed by the wood stove in winter or cooled with fresh mountain air from the large windows, all house fan and ceiling fan in the summer; plus a new air conditioning system for hot summer afternoons (though the best cure for the heat is a jump into the Yuba river).

The kitchen is fully equipped with everything a chef might need, including a double oven, microwave, toaster oven, blender, coffee grinder, knife set, and pots/pans.

The Game Room off the kitchen is set-up with a pool table and dart board. Board games are in the living room. Outdoor on-site activities include hiking, volleyball, picnics and Frisbee golf.

On-Site Activities Included in Retreat:
-- Game Room with Pool Table & Dart Board
-- Netflix Movies
-- Board Games
-- Frisbee Golf, 3 holes
-- Mountain-View Deck with Sun Umbrella, Outdoor Table & chairs
--Weber propane BBQ
_Hammock Village
-- Sandy Beach Picnic Area on Creek (10-minute walk)

Extra On-Site Activities Available, by reservation
_Event/Getaway Planning
_Catered Meals
--Guided Hikes & Mountain Biking
_Guided Horseback Riding overlooking Yuba River
--Massage, Thai or Chair
--Guided Yoga Classes, Yoga Room
--Child Care
--Meeting Facilitation

Nearby Attractions
Scott’s Flat Lake (Boating, Swimming, Kayaking, Fishing), Rollins Lake (Boating, Fishing), Bullard’s Bar Lake (Boating, Fishing), Empire Mine (Historic), Malakoff Diggins (Historic, Hiking), South Yuba State Park Swimming & Hiking (Bridgeport, Edward’s Crossing, 49 Bridge, Purdon Crossing) Rock Creek Nature Trail (Hiking), Hirschman Pond Trail (Nevada City Hiking) Truckee, Lake Tahoe, Historic Downtown Nevada City & Grass Valley

While only a 5-10 minute drive from the beauty of the Yuba River, the retreat is also just 10 minutes from Nevada City, 15 minutes to Grass Valley, 20 minutes to Scott’s Flat Lake, 1 ½ hours to Lake Tahoe, Reno and Sacramento and 2 ½ hours to San Francisco.

Additional nearby housing recommendations available upon request.

Like "Yuba River Retreat" on facebook for more photos and seasonal discounts.


Member since: 2012

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 01/17/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef


  • Children Welcome:

    Childcare available upon request...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking outdoors with proper disposal...moreless

  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 18

  • Bird Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Madrone Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Forest Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Manzanita Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Private Bathroom...moreless

  • Incense Cedar Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Studio: 1 queen

    includes kitchen, living area, & bathroom with claw foot tub...moreless

  • Studio: 1 queen

    2nd bedroom; includes kitchen, living area, & bathroom...moreless

  • Front Room Futon: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • Living Room Foldout: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Double Fold-out in Living Room, Forest views and wood stove...moreless

  • Upstairs: King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (4), Queen Sleep Sofa in Living Room by wood stove (1); Downstairs: sunny two-bedroom studio with living room, kitchen, & bathroom (2). ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

  • Studio Bathroom & Claw Foot Tub: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Guest Bath 2: toilet, shower


  • Guest Bath 3: toilet, shower


  • 3 bathrooms upstairs; 1 bathroom downstairs studio with claw foot tub


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Board Games; Frisbee Golf, outside...moreless

  • Games:

    Selection of Board Games for all ages; Pool Table...moreless

  • Pool Table
  • Stereo:

    CD and Ipod/Iphone Player...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat Screen with Blue Ray Player...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Netflix plus DVD collection...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Views of Creek and waterfalls from trails...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Handmade Douglas Fir Table, Seats 14 & extra table/chairs ; Outside Deck table overlooking mountains with 6 chairs; Table in backyard with 6 chairs; Tables outside fit 18; Folding Table in Garage...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air Conditioning PLUS Central all house fan, Ceiling Fans in each room, open windows at night, close in am ...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Lots of hiking trails to get fit on!...moreless

  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating:

    Central Heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:


  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    land line; most cell phones don't work, some verizon phones work - enjoy cell phone detox!...moreless

  • Towels Provided:


  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Catering Available:

    local, garden-grown organic food for your group or family at a reasonable price....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee Grinder Provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Double Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Barbque...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Sugar Bowl, Donner Summit 45 minutes-1 hour from retreat...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Private Creek Spot, Waterfall, Public State Park & River Swimming...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 49 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $195
  • Pet Fee $20
  • Tax Rate 10%

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 01/17/2017
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80 Miles
Nearest Airport
Sacramento, Reno
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Nevada County Country Club
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 49
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
New Moon
60 Miles
Nearest Ski
Sugar Bowl Resort, Boreal, Squaw Valley
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Yuba River

Car: Necessary

We are a 5-minute drive from the Yuba River which offers visitors additional hiking trails, mountain biking trails, and refreshing river swimming. We are a 10-minute drive from Nevada City. We are pet-friendly, with a fenced yard under the oak trees.


Owner info

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We are the only home in the area with private hiking trails, creek access, sandy creek beaches with picnic areas, just minutes from the state park and adjacent to a habitat preserve. Step into the beauty and peace of the Yuba River Retreat.

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Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 01/17/2017

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  • Yuba River Swimming Hole

    Yuba River Swimming Hole

  • Dining Table - Handcrafted Douglas Fir; Seats 14

    Dining Table - Handcrafted Douglas Fir; Seats 14

  • Living Room Seating - overlooking Cedar trees in back of house

    Living Room Seating - overlooking Cedar trees in back of house

  • Bird Room

    Bird Room

  • Forest Room

    Forest Room

  • Game Room--Pool, Darts, Games & Relaxation

    Game Room--Pool, Darts, Games & Relaxation

  • Bridge along the walking trails

    Bridge along the walking trails

  • Playing along the creek in October

    Playing along the creek in October

  • Winter View Hike to the Moss Hut Picnic Spot

    Winter View Hike to the Moss Hut Picnic Spot

  • Yuba River in Winter

    Yuba River in Winter

  • Manzanita Bedroom - Reclaimed Douglas Fir Bed

    Manzanita Bedroom - Reclaimed Douglas Fir Bed

  • front living room, main floor

    front living room, main floor

  • Downstairs Studio- 1 of 2 Bedrooms

    Downstairs Studio- 1 of 2 Bedrooms

  • Madrone Bedroom

    Madrone Bedroom

  • Downstairs - Studio Living Room & Kitchen

    Downstairs - Studio Living Room & Kitchen

  • Deck with View of Mountains

    Deck with View of Mountains

  • Deer Neighbors at the Retreat

    Deer Neighbors at the Retreat

  • Bark house beach for picnics, yoga and cooling off along creek

    Bark house beach for picnics, yoga and cooling off along creek

  • Trail signs & map for guided hiking

    Trail signs & map for guided hiking

  • Fall Colors at the Retreat

    Fall Colors at the Retreat

VRBO #438115

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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