Hipcamp host Rachael
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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 Continue reading...

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.

Accommodation provided
Rv or trailer provided
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 5 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
No fires
Toilet available
No pets
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Rachael a message!
  • 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
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Hot spring
Mesa or canyon
Prairie, meadow, or plain
Suburban or backyard
Horseback riding
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports

The vibe at Yellow School Bus Camper in Forest

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Hipcamper Dikla
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 19th, 2018

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.

Two notes:
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 :)

Hipcamper Rachael
Response from Rachael , the Host, on July 28th, 2018

Thank you for choosing to stay in the Yellow School Bus. We are happy that you and your family enjoyed your camping experience here and would welcome you back. Perhaps the next visit you and your family might prefer to stay in our Creekside Vintage Camper, a 3 minute walk from the bus. It is also off grid, but has some electricity provided by RV batteries for indoor lighting at night, hot/cold running water, a bathtub/shower combo, working refrigerator, oven, stove and heating for even more comforts in the middle of nature. This off the grid vintage yellow school bus offers a truly unique camping experience. It is rustic and does not have electricity yet allows guests some homey amenities, like real mattresses and warm comforters, and the chance to be surrounded by nature to truly disconnect. We always provide a camping lantern in the bus for nights. We will add a note for guests to bring additional flashlights or lanterns for more lighting if they'd like. Thanks for the tip about that! We appreciate getting your notes about the accommodations. I've added a few comments below. Temperature: Your arrival coincided with one of the hottest summer peaks we've had (103 on that day!). Triple-digit highs are not typical, but can happen. Thankfully the summer night temperatures do come way down even on a day like that. It is great that the cool creek water and swimming hole are close by and, as you discovered, provides a beautiful outdoor picnic area, relief from the heat and fun recreation. Klamath River enjoys a comfortable year-round climate with four distinct seasons. Summer high in July is usually around 90 degrees and winter low in January is about 29. For comfort the Yellow School Bus does have many screened windows that open for air flow when warm and a wood burning stove for heat during colder months. Shower: The shower provided is a 5 Gallon Portable Solar Camping Shower as you mentioned. However most people opt for bathing in the creek. I will be sure to modify our listing so that it is clear to our guests what to expect in the future. Thank you again for your feedback. Sincerely, Rachael and family

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