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Grey Owl Hollow

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· Rochester, Washington
20 acres
1 site
1 Tent
Once a working farm, Grey Owl Hollow sat fallow for over 20 years. In 2017, Seth left the corporate world and he and Yvonne dedicated themselves to the stewardship of this charming locale.  The densely planted lumber forest was trimmed and thinned, allowing deer and other wildlife migration while providing shady campsites for nature lovers. Seth has begun planting a redwood grove in the high meadow and Yvonne is adding hazelnut and walnut trees to the 80-year-old apple orchard. Grey Owl Hollow is in trust and is intended to remain a nature sanctuary for future generations.  Our 20 acre piece of heaven includes a fir tree forest for cool camping in the heat of summer. Romp with your dog through the rolling meadow, meditate or play in the 35' labyrinth and - in early fall - help yourselves to blackberries and apples in the orchard. Black-tailed Columbian deer are regular visitors, while coyotes, owls, and frogs may serenade you in the evening. We are firm believers in the value of time in the woods as a balm for physical, psychological, and emotional distress.  Seth, your host, is a certified Forest and Nature Therapy guide, and two-hour guided walks are available as an extra with your booking. At Grey Owl Hollow, we are dedicated to providing a delightful camping experience with whimsy, wonder and tranquility.
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Rochester, 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 Seth & Yvonne M.Joined in August 2017
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241 Ratings · 192 reviews
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Jason Q.recommends
September 9, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Had a great time! Very quiet, lots of fun things for kids to explore.
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Jody R.recommends
August 30, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Utterly magical! We absolutely adored our first stay last year, but since then, Seth & Yvonne have added multiple new giant swings, a handdrawn map full of secret lands and treasures for kids to hunt down and discover, and a group campfire/gathering area. The privy is as adorable as ever and we used the whole grounds for a giant game of hide and go seek with both kids and adults. We have gone two years in a row and hope to make this an annual trip. It is also the perfect spot for Seattle and Portland friends to meet up. Yvonne brought the goat by to say hello and he frolicked with my 8-year-old, and Seth dropped by at just the right time and pointed us to a perfect hiking spot for our group of adults and kids (Porter Creek Falls in the Capitol State Forest). Highly recommend.
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Lisa G.recommends
August 30, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
A wonderful camp-ground. Lovely touches all around with fun places to explore. Access to drinking water, bathrooms are simple but great, sites are roomy. Looking forward to returning!
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Morgan J.recommends
August 27, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
What a magical place!! Feels like your inside a fantasy novel! So much care & love has been put into the place. There are little treasures everywhere. Such a great place to just wander. I would highly recommend the Nature Walk. Seth is a kind soul & his connection to the land is contagious. I will definitely return!
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Karen L.recommends
August 25, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Came back for another stay
We like the campground so much, we took our friends with us for another stay. Our kids all had a great time exploring the campground and finding the hidden items on the campground scavenger hunt. We picked blackberries, and not only did the kids try out all the various swings in the campground, a couple of us grownups did too! (The exhilarating swing in the Tarabithia site is agreed to be our favorite... especially when ridden in the dark!) The owners are friendly and engaged us and the kids multiple times. We will definitely be back!
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Mary B.recommends
August 24, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Such a beautiful place and rare find! Our friends and I enjoyed staying here so much. This place is clearly a labor of love and we're so lucky Seth and Yvonne have opened it up for public use.
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Meghan L.recommends
August 20, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Grey Owl Hollow is a place neither my kids nor I will ever forget. Seth and Yvonne were both very welcoming. Our kids (dog included) got to roam the fields to find hidden treasures - one of them being a labyrinth our daughter wanted to run 20 times. The labyrinth holds a very powerful energy (try it barefoot!). While we walked/ran through our dog trotted through it with us and rolled around in the center before coming to a rest on his back, legs up in the air. Call me crazy, but his bad leg didn't bother him once while we were there. Our meditations in the center were so peaceful. We stayed at Terebithia (Site 3) and our kids said it was their favorite campsite ever. Grey Owl Hollow is even better than the pictures. You'll love it here!
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Jennifer S.recommends
August 18, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
"Fantasy" camping at its best!!!
What a wonderful stay we had. This place has a fantasy feel to it, and it was so enjoyable to stay here for a few days.
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Grace R.recommends
August 17, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Wandering wonderful woods, meadows
Fantastic hosts and a magical camping spot. Love the tranquility, peaceful walks through stately woods and golden meadows, and the surprises around every corner - a nest of dragon eggs, sweet blackberries to taste, a tree frog perched above the wash basin. Can’t wait to go back!
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Chad S.recommends
August 15, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Magical place!
Grey Owl Hollow is magical! The land is beautiful and the campsites are amazing. The kids loved exploring the land and labryrinth, especially using the fantasy map provided. Overall, an incredible place to stay.
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Melissa E.recommends
August 15, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Wonderful magical stay
The Grey Owl Hollow is wonderful. The area is beautiful and it is clear how much effort has been put in to every detail. From flush toilets, warm showers, walking paths, and even hand brooms to brush of the picnic tables/benches. Kids love the map, adventure, and freedom in this magical place.
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Halli M.recommends
August 13, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Peaceful and rejuvenating
Seth ans Yvonne are so lovely. They show so much love and care through the stewardship of the land and the beautiful campground. The space is comfortable, clean and very well kept. The Privy is AMAZING. Best I have seen on hip-camp yet. Simple but very functional and clean. The sites were easy to find. The meadow was such a great spot for my dog to get some running in. The labrynth, one of my favorite parts. We stayed here two seperate times within two weeks. We love it and will deffinately return.
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Charlene A.recommends
August 9, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Fantastic! We got a chance to meet Seth the host and it was a wonderful experience. Highly recommend
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Jordan W.recommends
August 8, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
We had a great time at Seth & Yvonne’s camp site! The site was beautiful and peaceful and it was a great spot for a weekend away from the city. Great communication and we loved having access to a bathroom. Highly recommend !
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Michelle B.recommends
August 8, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
We enjoyed our stay at the Shire! Wouid definitely reccomend , next time we plan to stay in Terabithia.
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Kayla M.recommends
August 6, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Fantastic…the site is so well do e that even when it was full it was private and quiet. The individual sites are huge and there is so much to explore. Our children, 4 and 6 had a blast picking berries, exploring the paths and maze and catching frogs! Such a gem.
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Alysha B.recommends
August 5, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Seth & Yvonne are fantastic hosts. Seth led us on a guided nature therapy experience and Yvonne let my kids drive her tractor. The kids had a blast picking blackberries and exploring the property. I would definitely come back and recommend this place to a friend.
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Jamie B.recommends
August 3, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
This was our 2nd year here. Seth is amazing. The site is lovely. Super family friendly if you have littles. Will be back next year. Bring earplugs if bull frogs keep you up!
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Shana S.recommends
August 1, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
My New Happy Place
My sister and I spent the weekend at Grey Owl Hollow. This was my second visit and my sister’s first. The campsite was beautiful, spacious and a perfect place to spend a relaxing weekend away from home. The campground is delightful. We had such a great time walking the grounds looking for gargoyles, ferries and the like and walking their labyrinth. The labyrinth is at the top of a hill with a view of the whole campground and 360 degrees of sky. The hosts Yvonne and Seth are gracious, friendly and so accommodating. They have spared no detail to make the campground a wonderful experience and they are continually planning additional improvements. Grey Owl Hollow is my new “Happy Place” and I will definitely return soon.
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Kenny E.recommends
July 31, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
A beautiful property and a great campground. 4 sites. The campground is great for young children and adults. A treasure hunt and labyrinth. Deer roaming and frogs a croaking. I can tell it will only get better. My wife and I stayed there only for a night as a stop on our way home from the Olympic Peninsula. We are definitely bringing the grandkids there. They would enjoy it so much.
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Josh O.recommends
July 30, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Great place to stay . Would definitely recommend
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Hannah M.recommends
July 28, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Beautiful spot!!! Quiet & quirky with fun stuff laced throughout the camp site. The labyrinth was very cool! 10 outta 10!!!
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Cassie G.recommends
July 28, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
So unique & interesting!
What an enjoyable site! The owners really took the time to make the space unique and fun for you. Little treasures to be found everywhere! So peaceful.
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Amy N.recommends
July 26, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Lovely and relaxing
Wonderful space. Lots of room to roam. Amenities were on point, with shower and potable water throughout the site.
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Christina B.recommends
July 25, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
The most peaceful place imaginable!
Words cannot describe how wonderful Grey Owl Hollow is. The care and love that Seth and Yvonne have put into their corner of the world is nothing short of spectacular. We stayed at Grey Owl for 4 days with our 16 and 13 year old daughters, we were worried that they would get bored but we shouldn’t have. There is so much to explore and do there that they were never at a loss for activities. I will recommend, and have already, to some friends who also have kids. This place is so peaceful my husband and I talked about going back for a weekend just the two of us
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James F.recommends
July 24, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
First Rate and Whimsical
Grey Owl is the nicest place I have stayed thus far. It is a truly dedicated camping location with 4 high quality sites. Each site is well defined, cleared and has a nice fire ring and picnic table. The privy is very nice and the hot shower is welcome on a road trip or multi day stay. The access to the property, trails and grass field is also an added bonus.
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Nancy M.recommends
July 23, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Wonderful
A lovey place to camp.
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Rebecca M.recommends
July 22, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
A Magical Stay
What a magical and delightful discovery! We stayed in The Shire, and while it is the furthest from the parking lot and restroom, it is worth every step. It’s the sunniest site while still providing shade from the alder trees (two of which make the perfect place to lounge in your hammock). The site sits by an old paddock covered in blackberry bushes. The view of the meadow is picturesque and a healing balm to the soul. Seth and Yvonne were readily available for any questions we had from booking through arrival. They made it a point to check in with us as we were settling in and welcomed us to text them should any need arise. The next day, Yvonne and her goat surprised us with a visit. Don’t be too startled if you hear their donkey calling out from the barn. The facilities are well kept and spotless. I look forward to returning and seeing the transformation of growth throughout the years to come.
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Gretel S.recommends
July 19, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
MAGICAL STAY! Would love to return
Grey Owl Hollow was a MAGICAL experience. It was easy to find with directions and was carefully cultivated to be a mystical space. With themed campsites, a beautiful walking trail, and a meditation garden, this was a backpacker’s paradise! Thank you so much for the space you’ve created. We would love to come back.
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Mark R.recommends
July 18, 2021
Grey Owl Hollow
Amazing place! Such charming grounds, very well maintained, and very gracious and friendly hosts. We will be back…
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