Hipcamp host Sabrina S.,
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STARGAZING + AMAZING VIEWS: Our place sits on five acres overlooking the middle fork of the Malheur River, surrounded by cattle ranches. Our nearest neighbor is about 2 miles away, we're remote, but accessible... if you don't mind a couple of miles of gravel road.

We're in a dark spot, perfect for laying out in your little yard and admiring the Milky Way in an

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STARGAZING + AMAZING VIEWS: Our place sits on five acres overlooking the middle fork of the Malheur River, surrounded by cattle ranches. Our nearest neighbor is about 2 miles away, we're remote, but accessible... if you don't mind a couple of miles of gravel road.

We're in a dark spot, perfect for laying out in your little yard and admiring the Milky Way in an indescribable setting. At night, the only lights visible truly are the moon and stars. Bring your telescope if you've got one!

COOKING & DINING: Prepare your meals in our simple, yet functional outdoor kitchen. Located on the cabin porch, the kitchen includes a prep area, dishtub, and a two burner camp stove. You also have a generously sized mini fridge right inside the cabin.

Add on our DELUXE CAMP KITCHEN* and you won't have to worry about bringing cookware, dishes, cutlery, knives, cutting boards, a can opener, a bottle opener, basic seasonings, or dish washing necessities! *Available for an additional fee of $35 payable as a Hipcamp "extra" or in cash money.

PETS: We welcome your furbabies! Please be advised that there is an additional fee of $25 per pet, payable as a Hipcamp "extra" or in good ol' American greenbacks. Please pick up after your pets and try to keep them in your area. We ask that you do not allow your pets on the furniture -- if we find that they've been allowed on the bed, we will require you to pay for the replacement of the bedding at a cost of $200.

We have one dog, an exuberant 150 pound Newfoundland named Hagrid, multiple free roaming cats, and three semi-feral children who may be outside. If you are bringing your pet(s), please contact us prior to arrival.

SHOWERING & WHATNOT: Enjoy a luxurious shower in your private outdoor shower house, complete with skylight and on-demand hot water. Towels are provided. The building also contains your fabulous composting loo. **Shower availability dependent on weather, may not be available in freezing weather.**

SUSTAINABILITY: We're kinda into crunchy stuff like solar power, composting, sustainability, salvage/upcycling/recycling, and supporting local farmers - artisans - businesses. You'll find that many of the little touches on our replace reflect those values.

CHARITY IRONWORKS: If you see or hear Tom puttering around out in the blacksmith shop, you’re welcome to go over and visit. If you need gifts for the folks back home or souvenirs from your epic trip, we also have a selection of our blacksmithing and coppersmithing wares available -- just ask us and we’d be happy to show you our stock. We also offer our 3 Hour Blacksmithing Basics Workshop with Tom at a cost of $95 per person age 12+ - payable as a Hipcamp "extra" or in cash money.

*SUMMER/FALL: PLEASE CONTACT US ABOUT THE WORKSHOP PRIOR TO BOOKING - Tom is a wildland firefighter and his availability will be dependent on fire activity.*

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE...

There IS cell phone reception here - Verizon works best and there's usually 3-4 bars of LTE.

We're in the Pacific Time Zone... But while you're here your phone will probably ping off of a tower located in the Mountain Time Zone, so if you're not sure what time it is, just ask!

We have lots of complimentary maps and brochures available to help you explore the local sights and cuisine. We're always happy to give recommendations to our favorite haunts.

Did we mention that we're remote?

And that the nearest grocery store is at least an hour away?

STOCK UP: Either in Vale if you're coming from the east, Burns if you're coming from the west, or John Day if you're coming from the north.

We're about 15 minutes from the Malheur National Forest, 30 minutes from Beulah Reservoir, and an hour and a half from Steens Mountain.

BE COOL: Please don't allow your pets on the beds or furniture. Please don't smoke in the cabin OR in the wall tent. Please don’t take the bedding or pillows out of the cabin. Please don’t cook in the cabin. Please don’t put anything in the loo except TP, sawdust, and your business. We only mention it because, well, we’ve had people do a few sketchy things in the past. We’re sure you’re super cool and would never do anything like that, but we kinda gotta say it anyway. We don't want to have to give you a poor review and/or charge you extra cleaning and damage fees, and we're sure that'd be a bummer for you, too.

*SHOWER AVAILABILITY DEPENDENT ON WEATHER.**

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Sabrina a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Hipcamper RF

Off the beaten path—worth it!

Rf B.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2021

Cozy and quiet overlooking a valley ranch land. Arrived in a downpour so it was great not to be in a tent! The cabin is set up simply but has everything well thought out. Worth the extra few miles!

Hipcamper Melanie

Perfect respite

Melanie S.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

Beautiful country with the cows mooing pleasantly in the distance.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 27th, 2021

Listing should mention that there are cats around the property. Our dog did not get along with the cat that wouldn't leave the porch. Additionally, said cat kept trying to climb into the gas stove on the porch when I was using it. Cat was awesome otherwise. Hope it is loved.

I don't believe there is heating in the cabin, so that should also be known.

Space is nice. Shower was hot as promised, and facilities were clean. Garbage can had no bag, so not sure if we put our trash in the appropriate place. There were snacks and water available to us.

Host Tom was awesome as he helped us push our van into the sun in the morning so the engine could warm up when we were having trouble. Thanks, Tom! Sorry I knocked the shower head off the pipe.

Hipcamper Aimee

Serene and beautiful getaway

Aimee G.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2021

This Adorable log cabin is a perfect getaway. I brought my 8 year old son, his friend and our dog. There is a deck out front to sit and take in the beautiful countryside. The yard of the cabin is fully fenced with fruit trees and berry bushes and the hum of bees was music to my ears. The outdoor bathroom and shower is sooo cute and showering in it felt luxurious. The landscape around there is unbelievable. Bring your camera, leave the screens at home. It’s a perfect place for a writers or artist retreat.

Our dog on the petrified wood outside the cabinAdorable outdoor bathroom and shower Entrance to the site
Hipcamper KEVIN
Kevin S.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2021

It's a great spot in the middle of nowhere! Sabrina and Tom were great, and the kids too. Beautiful views, and quiet. Great gravel roads for this cyclist - I need to get back there to really plan some routes. We stayed here between camping spots in Idaho and Bend, and it was just as peaceful, but with a delightful shower and shelter.

The Drewsey Grange down the roadOn the bike early in the morningPup sees some sheep across the streetWalking down the road
Hipcamper Sabrina
Response from Sabrina, the Host, on August 28th, 2021

Thanks for choosing to stay with us and thanks for the lovely photos, Kevin!

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Hipcamper Kimberly

Remote

Kimberly A.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2021

Rustic, and remote, but that’s the whole point! The stars were so beautiful! And the blacksmithing was awesome. The only downside was the heat, and the fact that if you wanted to do anything anywhere other than the cabin, it required a bit of a drive. Still, it was a great trip. The disconnect from cell service and screens was much needed.

Hipcamper Susi
Susi B.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2021

Sweet cabin was so sweet! Tucked into the hills in Central OR it offered the perfect one night getaway between the Grand Tetons and Crater Lake. Cabin was cozy and the little front lawn was a great place to hang out in the evening and morning. Owners are blacksmith/coppersmith artists so don't miss a chance to check out and buy their wares!

Hipcamper Alicia
Alicia A.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2021

Our stay was perfect! The cabin is indeed sweet.. and had everything we needed. We enjoyed long bike rides.. along with listening to the birds and viewing the stars. Their dog, Hagrid is the absolute sweetest dog in the world. He made my trip!

Hipcamper ASHLEY

Country serenity

Ashley B.
recommends this listing.
April 2nd, 2021

I loved my stay at this sweet little cabin perched on a hill overlooking cattle fields and rolling hills. The sunrise and set and stars were most definitely epic. It was relaxing clean and comfortable and I enjoyed interacting with the kids, though I really felt they respected my space. I would definitely come back :)

Property
Malheur Base Camp
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$109/night
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