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Historic, Quiet Organic Farm

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· Salem, Marion, Oregon
21 acres hosted by Miriam C.
4 lodging sites · 2 Vehicle/Tent sites
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GeerCrest Farm occupies Kalapuya land, settled by the Geer family in 1847, and is still owned and stewarded by the family. The house Ralph and Mary Geer built in 1851 stands and is one of the oldest in Oregon to remain in the same family. GeerCrest Farm and Historical Society manages the front portion of the land and has provided farm-life experiences for all ages since 2007, along with day and overnight experiences for individuals and families. Along with its history, the valley view, small creek and pond, farm animal, and diverse wildlife at GeerCrest is a truly unique experience. On the 20 acre property, we offer two tent camp sites, a tree house, as well as two woodland lodgings. Our peaceful, small farm offers a reflective immersion in nature and history among the occasional chatter of chickens and baaas of sheep. The scenery from all corners of the farm is incredible - a favorite is the westward view of the valley pasture at sunset -- called "Homer's View" after famous political cartoonist and Geer descendant, Homer Davenport. No matter which camping site you choose, the sounds of the creek, pond frogs, or conversing owls are sure to lull you to sleep. Please say hello to our flock of chickens, barn cats (they may say hello first) and small but mighty herd of sheep. Explore the Heritage Grove of historic trees, the Memorial apple orchard and pear glade with varieties cerca 1840s, indulge your senses in our medicinal herb garden, ponder the historic 1854 black cottonwood tree and chat with our farm family while they water the veggie gardens, if you so wish! Your experience will certainly be unique to the season. GeerCrest Farm is truly an off-the-beaten-path gem.
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Lauren D.recommends
June 3, 2024
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I loved this historic farm! It has a tranquil atmosphere. The tent site on the far side of the creek was very private and peaceful.
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Morgan H.recommends
May 27, 2024
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Tree house is amazing! Down away from other spots so quiet and private. Just you and frog and bird songs in the morning. It’s a platform, being sleeping pads and bags and you’re set! It’s under the shade of a big tree, so imagine nice and cool in the summer.
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May 27, 2024
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Great for kids to explore. Beautiful views! Easy to find.
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Bryce D.recommends
May 27, 2024
Alder Meadow
A really beautiful, peaceful farm with plenty to explore for kids. Felt like being in a nature park. Not far from services, but far enough that you felt away from it all.
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Taylor F.recommends
May 19, 2024
WoodBundle Bunkhouse
We loved our stay! This bunkhouse is clean and comfy, kids loved it. We enjoyed a nice campfire and visiting all the animals <3
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May 19, 2024
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The Oak Hill cabin was clean and peaceful. The property was quiet and beautiful. Will book again!
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Salem, Marion, Oregon, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Kalapuya, Ahantchuyuk, Santiam, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Miriam C.Joined in December 2017
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