Trinity cabin is elegant in its simplicity. It has a 2 nite minimum.
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Why Adam DeFranco chose Nevada City
This land of 200 acres is inviting, private, and resides on a large developing Retreat space. We have an extensive trail system here which is partially in place with marked trails. A trail map is in development. Surrounded by thousands of areas of the Tahoe National Forest. A mere 5 miles from Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park with miles of further hiking. We now have located in front of the 3 cabins a shared group picnic area with a large charcoal BBQ, a massive 16 foot slab table, a fire pit and misc. chairs for family gathering and group workshops.
What makes this Cabin unique
Many Indian arrow heads found here as it was once home to them
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great secluded getaway
We had a great time in Trinity cabin, exploring the property and rivers nearby! Glad we were allowed to bring the dogs despite one barking from time to time. Very accommodating, but we wouldve preferred to know the cabin was right next to two others and that the bathroom/shower were in the main house as opposed to the cabin. Will definitely consider visiting again!
I am glad you had a chance and come and visit Cian. Yes I Have yet to build bathroom in each cabin but that is a possibility one day. I had to build he cabins near each other so I could supply water and power to them. I would have preferred myself to have more distance between them but that would have added a few more thousand dollars which we cannot afford at this time.
But next year and will try to build a cabin off by itself to create more privacy.
Fantastic cabin in a fantastic place
We thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The accommodations were perfect, and the owners were lovely people. There is plenty of hiking nearby, and it is a 40 minute drive to historic Nevada City. Yuba River is full of swimming holes, which are the perfect respite on a hot summer day. We were told that the cabins are open through the winter, so we are thinking of returning in the fall. Already looking forward to it!
Thank you kindly for such a wonderful review and assessment.
Each cabin we build originates in the heart as an inner design and then moves outward.
We so much enjoy living on this eco-retreat-preserve and love sharing it.
do come again.
Great little retreat
Cute little cabin with spartan amenities surrounded by lots of nature.
This cabin getaway is amazing! Lisa and Adam are the nicest host! There's a river not far from the cabin and nice trails on the property itself! This was the perfect little getaway and we will definitely be back! If you're debating on where to go book now you won't regret this little charm! We stayed for 3 nights and it was beautiful not to worry about cell phones,TV, or people. A perfect little getaway HIGHLY recommended!
Thank you Kindly Melissa for such fine and delightful words. We put much of our hearts and souls into this cabin and it shows and your appreciation honors both us, the land and the cabin.
Do come again as we enjoyed your stay and visiting.
Adam DeFranco and Lisa DeBussy
Directions to Cabins at Wisdom Retreat
Directions located on the San Juan Ridge
20701 Bear Trap Springs Road outside Nevada City, CA, 95959.
( I recommend you print this up as there is only random cell service in this area and GPS and Google maps often is inaccurate)
From Reno, Lake Tahoe travel west on 1-80 to exit Hwy 20 and drive east to Hwy 49 in Nevada City. Turn rt soon as you enter and take Hwy 49 towards North San Juan/Downieville, Malakoff Diggins State Park.
From Sacramento travel east on 1-80 to Auburn and take HWY 49 exit north in the direction of Grass Valley / Nevada City. Turn right on HWY 49 to head towards Grass Valley/Nevada City.
As you near Grass Valley HWY 49 becomes a divided road which continues through Nevada City. At the end of the divided road on the outskirts of Nevada City, turn left to continue on HWY 49. HWY 20 continues straight at this point and eventually joins 1-80 on the way to Donner Summit. (HWY 49 and HWY 20 coincide in Grass Valley and Nevada City.) Make sure you stay on HWY 49.
Travel 7 miles on HWY 49 to reach crossing of South Fork Yuba River. Travel another 3.7 miles on HWY 49 past the river and then turn right on Tyler Foote Rd. A crude sign before this intersection lists Malakoff Diggings State Park.
Traveling on Tyler Foote Rd. and measuring mileage at the turnoff from HWY 49;
At 3.3 miles pass Mother Truckers store on the left.
At 7.9 miles pass North Columbia School House on the left.
At 9.1 miles pass the Country Store.
At 9.4 miles go pass Tyler Foote Crossing Rd. which forks to the left.
Bear right and go up steep grade-to take Cruzon Grade Rd.
The road becomes steeper then levels as it ascends the ridge.
At 11.8 miles turn left on Bear Trap Springs Rd. It is a graveled dirt road marked by a Forest Service sign saying "Bear Trap Springs Rd" sign is approx. 50 feet left off pavement.
At approx. 1.4 miles down our gravel rd., You will see a sign on the right which says, "Foote Crossing Rd.- 4 miles" and our big sign- ''20701 Bear Trap Springs Rd.''
Turn RIGHT onto a dirt driveway
This leads to a Yellow Steel Pole gate 100 feet away.
Note: Gate often is "Dummy Locked" with lock appearing to be locked but is not. Open and enter. See sign on tree; House/Cabins left
make an immediately LEFT and go down 200 yards to large parking lot. Follow ''Cabins'' sign on other side of parking lot, make left go 100 feet to cabins.
Office is at our home for sign in; Knock first and we will come to the door.
If you want a warmed up cabin before hand call us 3-4 hours in advance.
Calling first is very helpful.
Thank you from Adam DeFranco
office Line - 530-362- 4124
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