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100 acres of Forest-views, Creek Waterfalls, Private Trails

Bedrooms 7
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

Are your favorite dates booked or do you have more guests than can stay at the retreat? Ask for details on nearby camping and cabins.

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More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Yuba River Retreat is incredible! My cousins and I enjoyed a reunion weekend with children of all ages. About 20 people in all and we were completely comfortable. There was not a thing that we had wished was supplied that was not there for us. Beautiful landscaping, easy hike to the river and waterfall, a giant deck overlooking the most beautiful canyon, an area for a safe fire for an evening of building smores and singing camp fire songs, and plenty of space in the home. We did not feel crowded at all. We created wonderful memories at the Yuba River Retreat and look forward to another visit.
Apr 2014
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Nevada City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 18
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 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
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bird Bedroom - 1 queen
    Madrone Bedroom - 1 queen
    Forest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Manzanita Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private Bathroom
    Incense Cedar Bedroom - 1 queen
    Studio - 1 queen , includes kitchen, living area, & bathroom with claw foot tub
    Studio - 1 queen , 2nd bedroom; includes kitchen, living area, & bathroom
    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
  • 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).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

100 acres of Forest-views, Creek Waterfalls, Private Trails
average rating of 4.836735 based on 50 reviews

Secluded immersion in nature

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from a four-night stay at the retreat where we held our very intimate wedding ceremony and reception. We had some unusually rainy weather for mid-October, but we managed to catch a break in the rain to hold a misty and wonderful wedding on the deck. We also didn't let the rain stop us from getting some hikes in (although we waited for gaps in the rain when there were any). In addition to the land its on, the house itself is really lovely. The kitchen is amazingly well equipped. There is a ton of living space for spreading out and the bedrooms were all quite spacious, comfortable and charmingly decorated.

A note on the layout - although there is a separate entrance to the basement studio, it is also accessible from stairs off the kitchen on the main floor, which lead directly into one of the bedrooms. We felt the need to be thoughtful about who would be best suited for this room because it felt a little less private.

Again, gorgeous property and a cozy, yet spacious home. We hope to come back. :)

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oakland, CA

Amazing stay & Birthday getaway at the Yuba Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The home and property were amazing! My family and our guests enjoyed their stay very much and have already been making plans to visit and book the retreat again.

The home is spacious, inviting, clean, well maintained and a wonderful space to enjoy with family and friends. Each room has a view out to the property and a luxurious bed. The kitchens - yes there are two! are well stocked and has a nice layout. Our favorite was the outdoor patio area and the long communal table in the dining room - which was perfect for our meals and some fun card games.

The property is also about a mile from one of our favorite Yuba river spots - which was a major bonus!

Alicia was always within reach with my questions via email and provided a great guidebook and directions to the retreat. I highly recommend booking this home!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful weather and a great family time....

  • 5 of 5

We loved the trails, swam-or rather floated-at the swimming beach, enjoyed the obvious care that has gone into the land and this property. Kitchen was well stocked, making it easy to enjoy a BBQ and eating out on the deck. Plenty of room for all. Reading and napping was a treat in the hammocks. Thankful for all the bathrooms to get ready in since we were there for a family wedding and we all needed to be clean as well as looking sharp, all at the same time. We also felt very welcomed by the beautiful fresh sunflowers on the dining room table as we came in. Thank you! We've been telling friends about the retreat!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great group location

  • 4 of 5

The space inside and out were great for our family reunion. With up to 19 people on one given day, we all felt comfortable with plenty of space and equipment to complete any meal or fun time. It was clean and well supplied with utensils and bowls etc. The location is out in a quiet space. It was a bit far to go back and forth into town but if you want to just stay put and enjoy the peace, perfect place. We really thought this was a great space for all of us. Mosquitos were quite aggressive so it was difficult to enjoy the outdoors in the evening as much as we would have liked. Would definitely recommend for a large group. Thank you Alicia for your promptness at responding to emails prior to arriving. Once we were there we never needed to contact anyone as everything was either provided or explained. Great with kids too. Did not have to be worried about anything getting broken as it was kid friendly.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful setting great for a lot of people!

  • 5 of 5

We really had a great time. We traveled with 8 adults and 4 children and had plenty of room. Lots of fun additions like pool table and dart board. Well appointed kitchen. Very responsive owner. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Secluded and resourceful vacation house

  • 5 of 5

It is well suited in the site of beautiful mountain. The house is also tastefully decorated and clean. The well maintained private trails, the water fall, Yuba River and Scotts Flake Lake are our favorite site for outdoor activities.The children also enjoy plenty of games and entertainments in & around the house. We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend our friends about the place.

Mary & Mike

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Nevada City House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $195
Pet Fee $20
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Sacramento, Reno
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nevada County Country Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Highway 49
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
New Moon
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Sugar Bowl Resort, Boreal, Squaw Valley
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Yuba River
Car: necessary

We are a 5-7 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. Ask for information on additional cabins and campsites!


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