Guests can reconnect with nature with a stay in this unique modified school bus camper for the ultimate off-grid retreat. The yellow bus sits in a secluded spot amid trees which features a short stroll to the creek's swimming hole and provides guests with all the basics they will need. In the back of the bus, there is a room with two twin beds, comfortable warm bedding, pillows and soft linens, an indoor composting toilet and a wood burning stove for the cooler months.
The kitchenette is in the main part of the bus. Guests can use the propane camp stove to cook indoors and the refrigerator as food locker or cooler with ice. There is no running water or electricity, but basic camp crockery is provided, including cookware, dishes, and utensils. Coffee, tea, sugar, salt, and pepper. Dish soap and towels are also provided for clean up. Meals can be enjoyed at the cozy booth inside or guests can head outside to the nearby creek swimming hole to make the most of the peace and quiet and fresh air.
The vintage look and feel of the Yellow School Bus has been preserved to give adventurous and imaginative campers a one of a kind experience amid the trees where wild life can be spotted throughout the seasons. The property is surrounded by National Forest and wildlife is prolific, from birds to bears, fox, deer and more.
Trails are just steps away from the front door of the bus for walks along the creek or guests can drive to hike parts of the Pacific Crest Trail near the California Oregon border. Nearby activities include seasonal mushroom hunting, rafting, bird watching, kayaking, fishing on the Klamath River, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and much more.
Two adults can sleep on the bus comfortably, one in each of the twin beds, although on occasion couples have requested to share one. Each bed has a standard twin mattress, sheets, a wool blanket, comforter and two pillows provided. Additional guests may bring a tent and sleeping bags or bedding to pitch at the bus camp site. There is enough parking in front of the bus for two cars.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
The vibe at Yellow School Bus Camper in Forest
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Yellow school bus review.
We found the site easily, and our host took us to the bus in a short slightly bumpy road.
the bus camp site is located between the trees and feels totally privet.
Near the bus ( 3 minutes walk) there is a great swimming hole as promised, with a hammock , chairs and a good comfortable picnic table .
We really enjoyed that spot with the clear refreshing water.
The bed linens were smooth and soft, and the compost toilets were clean. The bus it self gives an interesting ( my three years old was so happy!) though a bit rough experience, because of its age and the lack of light in most of it.
When we came it was 18:30 and the bus was boiling hot at about 100 degrees. We couldn’t even think about eating in there , more over to cook in it... luckily we were equipped for out side dining so we went to the swimming hole with our own stove and dishes, and ate a nice dinner at the lovely picnic table.
It was Only around 23:00 that the bus has cooled down to a pleasant temperature.
Night time was nice and cool and the thick blankets came in use.
The bus was shaded and cool until about 10 AM .
The second note refers to the showers - the amenities specified hot showers - when actually it was a 18 liter hit-in-the sun camp shower.
Since no one filed it with water prior to our arrival , we could not have showered in that evening but only the next day after it heated.
Camping shower is just fine , just needed to be written as such, and off course filled with water a head.
In short - if you like pampering cozy nooks - this might not be the best fit for you. If on the other hand you seek an interesting lodging experience, great swimming holes and privet feeling in the woods, you have come to the right place :)