The Yuba Yurt at RiverSea East
Nevada City, California, United States 95959
Venture to the heart of yuba river country and experience the rustic chic comfort of “glamping” (glamorous camping) in a 30’ pacific yurt. A remedy for 'nature deficit disorder, this is your opportunity to taste the magic of simple living in the round…
Located on the north san juan ridge at the edge of tahoe national forest, endless outdoor activities abound. Enjoy incredible hiking, crystal-clear swimming holes and world-class mountain biking trails during summer and pristine snow-play areas away from the crowds during winter. Take in gorgeous scenic drives and numerous points of historical interest--including malokoff diggins--from California gold rush period. Discover the active gold mining town of Allegheny, the scenic beauty of downieville or soak the afternoon away at sierra hot springs in sierra ville. The village of Nevada city--with all it has to offer--is just 20 minutes away.
Or simply relax...
As much a nature blind as a dwelling, the yurt is located on 5 peaceful acres of mixed oak and madrone woodland with a filtered view of the sierra foothills, a claw foot bath tub under the stars and much more. Light and airy with both propane and wood heat, the well-designed interior features a spacious kitchen, a comfy queen bed and a full bathroom. The kitchen is stocked for a cook with quality cooking equipment and is supplied with oils, sauces and spices. Tranquil, without phones or TV--but with WiFi—there are games and plenty of good books. A perfect anytime retreat!
"Little Yurt" add-on
Rates and Availability
Weeknight: $95 / night
Weekend Night: $115 / night
Weekly: $645 / week
Minimum Stay: 3
Maximum Stay: 14
Specific Rate Details:
**Pricing is for two people. Maximum property capacity is 4 with an added fee of $10 per night per child and $20 per night per adult
**Cancellation Policy: A non-refundable deposit of 50% is due upon reserving. The balance is due 45 days prior to arrival and is refundable only if we are able to re-book the dates.
**Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed
Yurt Retreat Is Amazing
A wonderful place to rejuvenate and relax, get away from the hustle and bustle of urbania. My dog and I enjoyed it immensely!
Aaaaah ! Peaceful Perfect Nature Retreat
My first yurt stay, everything exceeded my expectations. First, it was HUGE inside, much bigger than the pictures on VRBO. It has everything, full kitchen, bath, wifi flat screen, they even paid for movie channels to keep us company in the evening if we wanted. I love the yuba river swimming holes, crystal clear, perfect temperature water in August! And thanks to the binder info, we found the best most secluded swimming hole, just 3 miles away from the yurt. AMAZING! it was worth the stay just to find out all of the great suggestions Kathy and Jim have for activities around North San Juan Ridge. We un-wound from the urban madness and paranoia and entered unspoiled paradise for a few days. Fabulous Retreat Yurt and location !
What a fantastic place to get away. The yurt is warm and welcoming, and the area so peaceful. My dog and I stayed for a few days and hiked in the South Yuba River State Park - which is gorgeous - nearby. Thanks Kathy and Jim for a special time.
Love the Yurt!
The Yuba Yurt is a beautiful place. Spacious and comfortable. Beautiful view from the deck, enjoyed the birds too. Great getaway!
Quiet, relaxing stay near the Yuba River
The yurt is a wonderful place to relax in peace and quiet. It has the basics to keep you comfortable: a well-stocked kitchen and outdoor grill, bathroom with shower, a comfortable sitting area and bed. It is close to the middle fork of the Yuba River where I went fly fishing. It can get warm during the day but it cooled down quickly at night and with the ceiling fan and window fan I was able to sleep great.
Felt right at home as soon as we walked in. Wonderful to just sit and look out at the trees through the many windows. Very soothing and secluded. So quiet.
We went for my boyfriend's birthday and got to bring our dog. It snowed and we kept warm in the yurt and played in the snow. Very private and beautiful! What fun!!! We will definitely be back!
Glamping at its finest
Relaxed in warmth and comfort. Great getaway that straddled both civilization and wilderness. Leave your electronics behind and enjoy listening to nature. Saw meteors shoot across the sky from the hot ‘bath’ tub. Lots of great hiking trails, one hour to slopes, and even accessible shopping if u desire.
Amazing wilderness experience
The yurt experience was fantastic! The Yuba River is a gem, and we fell in love Nevada city. We will come back to this area for sure.
Lovely weekend getaway!
This yurt was the perfect weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. I could sit on the deck looking into the trees for hours. Would highly recommend ! Thank you for sharing your yurt, Kathy and Jim!
A sublime getaway in the trees.From the second you walk in Kathy and Jim's Yurt, it feels like home. This wonderful structure has everything you would need. Our favorite was the pot belly stove while hearing the rain pitter patter on the canvas, Its relaxing and a perfect refresher from the busy everyday life in Silicon Valley. We enjoyed the Yurt so much we are already planning our trip back. High Recommendations!
A sublime getaway in the trees. From the second you walk in Kathy and Jim's Yurt, it feels like home. This wonderful structure has everything you would need. Our favorite was the pot belly stove while hearing the rain pitter patter on the canvas, Its relaxing and a perfect refresher from the busy everyday life in Silicon Valley. We enjoyed the Yurt so much we are already planning our trip back. High Recommendations!
This yurt is so fun!
This yurt is so fun! It's tucked away and super remote. Perfect for a weekend getaway. It is serious glamping - the yurt has all the amenities you'd ever need.
Secluded but easy to access
My boyfriend and I spent 2 nights at the Yuba Yurt and it was wonderful! The spot really feels secluded (can't see any other buildings other than those on the property) yet is fairly easy to access. This would be a great spot to hang out for a few days of unwinding and relaxing, mixed in with a hike or two and maybe a bike ride if you're okay with some hills. I'm a huge lover natural light, and was happily surprised to find that the Yuba Yurt has a giant circular skylight in the middle of it that bathes the whole yurt in wonderful daylight all day long! Kathy and Jim have also done a great job installing lights throughout the Yurt; unlike a lot of cabins I've been to it doesn't feel at all dark or gloomy at night. We'll definitely be back!
Beautiful yurt with large kitchen
A well kept, beautiful yurt with large kitchen. The outdoor tub is perfect, especially on a moonlit night. The selection of books to read was wonderful too, and my brother and I enjoyed a hike (on one of the few rainy winter days this year) on the Sierra Buttes. Looking forward to staying here again.
A great base for outdoor activities
The location is very secluded - feels like you're in the middle of the forest - and extremely quiet. Only a few miles from great hiking and swim spots on the South Yuba, and other excitements along Highway 49 like Nevada City, Downieville and beyond. The yurt itself is well appointed - kitchen is fully equipped, bed is comfortable, lots of seating, great wood stove, etc - although everything is a bit dated and some of the fittings are past their prime. We had some minor issues on arrival that Kathy & Jim (the hosts) addressed extremely promptly and generously, so this is definitely a well managed place. It's a good deal for the price, particularly given the collective insanity that is B&B and cottage prices in the area, but any more than 2-3 people would be a squeeze. All in all, a great base for outdoor activities in Sierra County.
Comforts of home while surrounded by wilderness
If you've never stayed in a yurt you owe it to yourself! Jim and Kathy's description of "glamorous camping" is very accurate. You get all the comforts of home while being surrounded (literally) by wilderness. Very noticeable and pleasant were the sounds of leaves and acorns falling on and rolling off the yurt. I was there in the middle of Fall. Having high speed wifi was nice as it allows one to enter "civilization" if desired. Lastly, Jim and Kathy were very attentive to any concerns I had. I heartily recommend this unique rental.
This yurt was magical! I had every intention of leaving to explore the Yuba River, but once I arrived, I never wanted to leave the yurt. It was beautiful and spacious and made my girlfriend's 30th birthday a huge success! note to others: if you are scared of spiders or mice--it is a bit rustic and not for the timid.
Comfortable, well-stocked and private
The Yurt at Riversea is the perfect spot for relaxation. It is spacious, wonderfully comfortable, well stocked and private while only 20 minutes away from all that Yuba County has to offer. The owners have provided lots of information about the area and all the instructions needed to use the yurt. While certainly rustic, pretty much everything has been well thought out. I can no longer camp, and the yurt preserves the feel of camping with the luxury of a soft bed, hot water and wifi! I hope to return.
Beautiful swimming holes
If you want an experience that is secluded and gorgeously surrounded by nature, then this yurt is for you. It's super spacious and has all the amenities of a house, yet rustic all at the same time. Just a 30 minute drive from Nevada City and beautiful swimming holes in the Yuba. Use the outdoor tub!