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Gaia Rising Farm

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· Anacortes, Washington
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Gaia Rising Farm is located on Guemes Island, Washington. It is dedicated to moving our community towards a more resilient future, away from fossil fuels and using natural and organic farming methods. Sequoia has lived here for 34 years gardening farming and tending the land using organic and permaculture methods. Her latest venture is raising a small flock of Gotland sheep. Learn more about this land:     I have a campsite in the woods close to my pond      At the pond you may see ducks, swallows, kingfishers, herons and many other visitors. I even had some otters the other day. It's very quiet and peaceful here.   There is a row boat available for rowing around. Although the pond isn't as full in the summer as in the winter, you can still dive off the bank on the deep side.     Depending on the season, some fruits and vegetables will  be available for purchase. Small campfires are allowed as long as there isn't a burn ban on which is common in the late summer months. I will have some fire wood available for sale.     You may visit the sheep through the fence but are not allowed to go through any gates.  I will  be happy to give a short visit for petting and learning about the sheep for a fee of $10 if I am able to arrange a time for that. This year I have 8 adorable lambs.     The beach is at the end of the road. Guemes Island has lots of beachcombing. Guemes "mountain" has nice hiking trail with a dramatic view from the top when the weather is clear.      The Guemes ferry leaves from 6th St and I st. in Anacortes and ruins frequently during the day. The schedule and fares can be found on the Skagit county website.
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Anacortes, Washington, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Sequoia F.Joined in January 2018
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48 Ratings · 36 reviews
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Hannah W.
October 10, 2022
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
No views but pretty private
The toilet felt unsafe over a cliff & had no lighting. The campsite itself was clean. Hand sanitizer should be provided in the bathroom.
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Courtney B.recommends
August 22, 2022
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
2 night Island tent camping with ki
We enjoyed the peace and tranquility of Sequoia's property! It was the perfect home base to attend a concert at the General Store nearby and have a beach day too. We stayed 2 nights in a tent with 2 young kids. Our favorite part was the crazy amount of frogs around the pond this time of year! There was a slight difficulty with communication, but Sequoia said she'll reach out to Hipcamp to troubleshoot. Otherwise, this was a great spot and perfect for our needs. Thanks so much!
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Jeff H.
August 18, 2022
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Over all our camp site was, safe secluded and close to the Guemes Island Ferry. Great choice if you want to explore the island or Anacortes but not so great if you want to explore the San Juan Islands because coordinating multiple ferry routes was difficult. The site was super shady and tucked back in the woods. We heard a bunch of coyotes howling at nite which was cool. The only living creatures that we had problems with were the mosquitoes. There were tons of them. They have a rather stagnant shallow pond that is near the campsite in the woods which most likely contributed to the pesky mosquitoes. We never met the host.
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Amanda O.recommends
August 9, 2022
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Absolutely beautiful
This campsite was amazing. Plenty of space, private yet close to the ferry. Beautiful view of the stars at night and shaded during the day.
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Katrina M.recommends
August 6, 2022
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Lovely & isolated
Lovely secluded spot close to the ferry crossing but far enough back in the woods that you feel off grid. Cute little picnic table and cleared area but nothing else. Plenty of space for a large tent. I’d recommend backing your vehicle down the driveway to the actual site. Outhouse is serviceable but has no door on it and is farther down the path than you might originally think.
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Christine L.recommends
July 31, 2022
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Cool dappled light in the woods. Sequoias was kind and helpful. Super convenient to the store which has a delicious restaurant. We made a flat spot for our two person tent, but you might be pressed to find a good spot to pitch a family size tent. Being in the woods, be prepared for some mosquitos in the morning and evening.
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Aly Q.
July 22, 2022
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Pretty, but overgrown
I can tell this is a beautiful property, but when I arrived, it looked like it hadn’t been maintained for awhile. Tons of tall grass everywhere, even surrounding the fire pit, and I wasn’t exactly sure where the campsite was given the pictures showing one area by the pond, but the table and benches in another. Anyways…my allergies went crazy and I had to vacate before I even unpacked, but maybe this will be nice for someone else? I didn’t hear anything from the host either which felt a little odd. But still a very pretty property.
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Phoebe G.recommends
June 14, 2022
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Sequoia's land is a very special place on a very special island... walking distance to the general store, to the sea, to a labyrinth (look it up), and other special spots. Campsite is set up with a table and benches, an outhouse (! such a bonus), and a fire pit near her majestic pond, though I didn't end up using it. I would stay here again in a heartbeat, and recommend it to those who appreciate a peaceful camping experience.
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Hannah M.recommends
August 25, 2021
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Our campsite at Gaia rising farm was secluded and had ample room for our truck and tent. It was nice to have a picnic bench and be neighbors with the sheep. There were some construction noises going on nearby that were somewhat unpleasant but not sure how that could be helped. We left one night early because smoke blew in from fires in eastern Washington but overall it was a pleasant place to stay.
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Elle P.recommends
July 28, 2021
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Secluded clearing
Such a cute site! Pit toilet is a short walk down a wooded path. Trail to the pond (fire pit if no burn ban) and sheep! Fun to hear their bleating. Great short bike ride to Kelley Point for beach walks. Beat homemade jam at Country Store practically at the entrance to the property.
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Mitchell H.recommends
July 13, 2021
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Perfect location near the ferry dock. We had a car but you could reach it by bicycle or even by foot.
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Nathan M.recommends
June 28, 2021
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Beautiful, quiet, retreat pond
Gaia Rising Farm is now one of my favorite campsites in the PNW. When we stayed, Sequoia was only renting one campsite so we had the whole place to ourselves. Our small group of 5 had a fabulous time and could have easily held a few more tents. The pond is lovely, albeit small, and you can walk down the road to beach access on this beautiful beach for a nice ocean swim in the morning. The wooded area is rustic but we found it perfect for the main 'kitchen campsite' and then you can put tents in a few different spots near the pond or in the woods. There is room for 1-2 vans but it's cozy. We had 3 cars and a 4th could have been fine if you back out the driveway. Sequoia is fabulous and was super helpful when I arrived to setup. We walked down the road (15 min) to the Guemes General Store for a concert, and then drove to the Guemes Mt Hike for a fabulous view. Highly recommend for a small retreat, campout, or family time even. Grounds are pretty basic, but that's the beauty of Hipcamp, you can sorta setup your own thing and make it unique. Bring lots of water and maybe consider a hanging shower, walking up to the house for more water probably would have taken a few minutes. The place is very quiet so not a party spot at all, and sound carries a lot so if there are two campsites being rented at your time of visit you may want to check in about who else is renting and if they are a party group or quieter. Laughter from the kitchen camp area definitely carries well to the pond area. We had a lovely fire by the pond one night, I recommend bringing a small gas propane fire ($100 from Lowes) so you don't have to bother with smoke or fire risk in the summer.
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Lin W.recommends
June 27, 2021
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Quiet and private spot in the woods
This was a nice, remote and quiet spot in the woods, close to the ferry terminal and with a nice picnic table, fire ring, outhouse and pond. I was visited by deer and heard coyotes howling at night.
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Rachel C.recommends
June 23, 2021
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Gorgeous, wild, private campsite!
Gorgeous, wild and private campsite with sweet pond and row boat access, beach access. Lots of wildness and a proper outhouse. Thank you Sequoia!
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Erick C.doesn't recommend
April 22, 2021
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Bad experience with site & host :(
The farm was lovely, and under other circumstances I could see this being a great trip, especially for families. Our experience was not that. When we arrived we learned that the host had no idea her site was live on Hipcamp and was surprised and disappointed when we showed up, did not have accurate contact information (when we asked if she received our calls or messages confirming our stay and site location she said phone and email were both not working/monitored) and having bad site conditions (we got deeply stuck in the mud and spent 8 hours building a “road” with sticks and large stones to get out). The owner did help by trying to pull us out with a tractor but eventually suggested we abandon our van at her farm and come back in a few weeks to get it. We left after one night (had booked for two) after a friend towed us out so that we could get home and clean up. We get that mistakes happen, and all the things that went wrong make this a truly funny comedy of errors. We would have still recommended this site, but when we asked for a refund, the host blamed our experience on us, saying to Hipcamp that we should have called to get directions despite acknowledging to us that she didn’t answer the listed phone because it didn’t work. The ironic part is that we called several times from different parts of the property to get directions even though the check in instructions said to navigate by gps because we wanted go be extra certain of our location and respectful of the property. The fact that the host did not take responsibility for maintaining her listing or contact information, and blames campers for her mistakes, makes us wary for future campers. We hope this improves!
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Neal M.
October 8, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Inexpensive secluded option on a small farm by a pond. Loved the fruit trees, nature and animals!
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Joshua C.recommends
September 24, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Lovely spot to camp and very peaceful. Tons of room at the pond site to spread out. As an added bonus, it's also super close to the general store and the ferry.
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Kimberly P.recommends
September 13, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Beautiful site and a great upgrade over being packed in at a state park site. Burn ban was in effect but that actually increased our privacy as the other site had no impetus to join us for the fire pit ;)
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Candice L.recommends
August 30, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Lovely birthday weekend on the farm
We had an absolutely wonderful time camping at the farm. We had the spot in the woods and it was so lovely and private. The site is quite large and it fit our big (16 ft x 10 ft) tent with ease along with all our tables, gear, etc. We had a little deer friend that came up to the site to eat the pears that were dropping from a nearby pear tree. (If you get scared of noises in the woods like me, don’t worry, it’s just falling pears!) The site by the pond is fabulous as well. We didn’t have neighbors for our second night so we went and checked out the other site. We would stay at either one if (when) we come back. The outhouse was not bad at all and felt very private being a short walk away from both campsites. The woods site is very private which was wonderful for these 2020 times. The host Sequoia was very kind and popped by to say hi in the morning we were leaving. We were grateful to her for letting us take our time heading out. We rowed in the little row boat on the pond and it was quite idyllic. We really can’t say enough good about the site. The island is lovely as well. We spent some time driving around and had a delicious take out Reuben sandwich from the Guemes Island General Store right off the ferry dock. The ferry was super easy to catch and the campsite was about 2 minutes from the dock which was nice. We had a very lovely time and will be back for sure.
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Anne M.recommends
August 29, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Great for our young family
Camped here with my husband and young toddler. The site exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed the rowboat and fire ring, and the pit toilet is well-maintained. Appreciated being walking distance to the ferry/general store/beach. Loved hearing farm sounds from sheep and chickens. Will return!
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Lara N.recommends
August 23, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Picturesque farm stay
It was an idyllic setting. Glad we booked both sites so that we could enjoy the peacefulness of it all. The starry sky was such a rare treat, and we loved hearing the sheep talking to each other in the morning.
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Alex S.recommends
August 17, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Great site with added perks!
I would highly recommend staying here! The campsite was spacious and secluded. We only saw the campers staying at the forest site once in three days. The outhouse was in good shape. We really loved rowing around the small pond and petting the sheep when they wandered to our side of the fence line. There is a nice big fire pit and $5 firewood ready to go at the site. This site is lovely and a good value.
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Peter B.
August 14, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Just OK
Pros: Site was very nice and private. Firewood was provided for small fee Nighttime was very quiet. Composting toilet outhouse was actually not bad. Cons: Bring bikes or kayaks. There are no hiking trails. Constant airplane traffic overhead during the day. The brush clearing operation across the road was very loud and constant from 9 -5pm. The neighbor at the end of the lane called us "f**ing tourists" for disturbing his three off-leash dogs, despite himself having two boats and RV in his driveway. So overall a one time bad experience which is not the host's fault. Will visit again, maybe.
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Kevin S.recommends
August 9, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Great little spot. Brought my 4 year old son for his first camping experience and couldn't recommend this place more.
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Karen W.recommends
August 8, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
It was so quiet near the pond. Private and idyllic.
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Kaileigh H.recommends
August 4, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Charming location
This site was charming and enjoyable. Perfect for our family of five with two tents and close enough to all the lovely hiking, biking, and beaches Guemes has to offer. The pond was fun to row around on and there's even a hidden treasure on the tiny island. We thought that the pond would mean nighttime bugs but we were pleasantly surprised at how comfortable the space was any time of day. We enjoyed our stay tremendously and have already recommended the spot to our family and friends.
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Caitlin L.recommends
August 3, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
My family and I had an amazing, magical time at Gaia Rising Farm. Our site was large, clean and exactly as described. I cannot recommend this spot enough.
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Rachel M.recommends
August 1, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Great cute camping spot. We had the whole place to ourselves. We had a bit of trouble finding the place but other than that it’s been great.
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Megan W.recommends
July 26, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
Delightful!
What a charming place! This was our first trip to Guemes and it was such a lovely spot to stay. The farm is so charming and in a great location-- easy walk or bike ride to the shore or the general store. Loved that there was an outhouse to use! We had the woods site and it wasn't big enough for more than 1 tent, but Sequoia helpfully suggested some alternatives, which worked great. My kids loved the friendly sheep and the pond-- both boating and swimming.
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Gretchen M.recommends
July 24, 2020
Gaia Rising Farm Campsite
My son and I loved meeting the sheep! Picturesque farm.
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