Hipcamp host Jordan S.
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Off-grid living at its finest! Along Elliot creek- headwaters to the Rogue River- Only three miles from Applegate Lake, directly on the creek, tucked into the hillside on a gated road, this place is a relaxing, rustic retreat ⛺️ 

With unique cabins, domes, treehouse, a bus, magical abodes and camping sites, we host a variety of travelers throughout the


Off-grid living at its finest! Along Elliot creek- headwaters to the Rogue River- Only three miles from Applegate Lake, directly on the creek, tucked into the hillside on a gated road, this place is a relaxing, rustic retreat ⛺️ 

With unique cabins, domes, treehouse, a bus, magical abodes and camping sites, we host a variety of travelers throughout the year. Our property is totally off-grid utilizing solar energy for lights, running water, wifi and power. Enjoy our hot, hot solar shower in the summer and Elliott creek baths, woodstoves for heat and cooking, and forage in the ever-changing garden and dome greenhouse! We believe in a sustainable lifestyle and are looking forward to sharing our home with likeminded adventurers!

Creekside Overlook - Pitch your tent on this perfectly situated custom 12' X 12' wooden deck overlooking the creek, or anywhere else along the creek that strikes your fancy! With sweeping views up and down stream, and little swimming spots, it's pretty magical !

camping along the creek does require a 5min. walk down from the house and then upstream along the creek, this spot is located below the dome greenhouse and garden.

Hipcampers are welcome to utilize the common areas-  on the deck of the main house for power outlets and wifi, picnic table, hammock, creekside areas, garden area, and the outdoor solar shower (seasonal) and a simple composting outhouse. /p>

We have certified (AMAZING) artisan well water available in all the spigots around the property, and guests are welcome to eat berries, kale, and cherry tomatoes- whatever is growing in the garden and greenhosue, and walk the trails on the forest service land. Please keep the garden gate closed at all times to keep out the pesky deer, and pets are not allowed in the garden, please!!

The Land

Our property is filled with moss, ferns, mushrooms, flowers, endless blackberries, a wild edibles garden with a geodesic dome greenhouse, and fantastic swimming & fishing spots in the crystal clear waters of Elliot Creek.

We are hidden on gated road, surrounded by National Forest land- just 5 minutes from Applegate Lake. We are 45min from Medford, the closest town being 30min to Ruch, Oregon. Upon booking we send an easy to follow map with the padlock gatecode. 

We live off-grid with solar electricity, outdoor solar shower, and a composting toilet available to hipcampers. 

There is no cell phone reception anywhere on the property, but we do have reliable wifi and use email and facebook messenger to stay in contact while out here.  

Our wifi is not suitable, though, for streaming or downloading.

We like to travel a lot- so sometimes you will be greeted by our land host, and other times left to stay on your own! But we will always be happy to give you a tour of the land and garden if we can. When we are here, we stay around the main house, and we also host occasional wwoofers and work/trade volunteers on the property. 

We like to give visitors their privacy, but we are always available to give guidance to surrounding hikes, best fishing spots, ect!

Beautiful Elliott Creek is the headwaters of the Rogue River and runs through the property. It is ideal for water playing, floating, and fishing. Applegate Lake is only minutes away, but we are in a private, safe, quiet little community of 6 houses beyond a gate, surrounded by national forest land. 

The property also hosts unique cabins, geodesic domes, a treehouse, stone cabin along the creek, a small orchard, and a garden- all thanks to Johan, who has loved and landscaped this property for over 10 years.

There are some amazing hikes from the property, including a couple National Forest trails that are in-accessable to the public due to the gate (which we will provide you with the 4 digit code to after booking!). Our roads also link up with the Pacific Crest Trail and Siskiyou Crest Trails near Bloomfield Pass.

Fires are only allowed in the large communal fire pit on the main property, but are strictly forbidden during peak fire danger season. Firewood is available for purchase upon request. 

Pets are welcome if they are well-behaved and friendly with other animals. 

Please let us know if you will be bringing any animals or pets!

The garden space is strictly off limits to animals, besides Pumpkin- the resident cat on the property. We have lots of wildlife in the area so we don't recommend letting your dog loose unless you are sure they won't chase, and of course find a shovel or dispose of pet waste on the property !

The Garden is open for guests to forage from and enjoy, but PLEASE no animals in the garden! Depending on the time of year you may forage in our garden and greenhouse, but please do not eat anything unless you are 100% sure of what it is!

There is also an incredible 60ft. high tree house on the property which is off-limits to guests at this time.

Happy Camping!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Jordan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 10 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

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Hipcamper Shay

Rustic awesomeness!

Shay S.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2019

We loved this spot and will definitely return! They rent several options on the property, but the creekside deck was the best. Perfectly placed, very private, but you could roll up to the main house to chat with others if you desired. Easy, short drive to Applegate Lake which is beautiful. You sleep to the sound of the creek and the deck didn't get too warm until later in the morning (hot summer day).

The owners were not on site while we were there, which was no big deal, but might be nice to have a guide to locate a few of the things like the solar shower and water (maybe i missed that?) Also some folks pitched their tent right in the middle of the communal fire area which was a bit strange as we had to walk through to get to the deck and meant no fires since their tent was like 2 ft away. Again, not a big deal, just unusual. Id also consider weed whacking the path just a touch since it takes several trips to get your gear into that part of the property and you get caught up in some of the branches. Not ideal for anyone that's mobility impaired as the path is rooty and rocky, but fine for active people.

All in all, I look forward to going back and would definitely recommend if you want rustic and out of the fray of local campgrounds. I miss it already.

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Hipcamper Brian

Unique site!

Brian A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 14th, 2019

This was a very unique camping site. I would highly recommend getting there before dark as the roads to the site and the path to the camping site could be confusing at night.

Hipcamper Randy

Perfect weekend!

Randy H.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2019

A Great spot to escape the noise of life. Host was generous and welcoming.

Hipcamper Chris R.
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July 5th, 2019
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