It's a working wheat farm with forested areas, and views of the Columbia River Gorge. Filled with all manner of wildlife. I currently host some deer and turkey hunting. In season hunting rights is an additional fee. Please contact operator for details.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Lake Roosevelt and boat launch is 6 miles away.
Lake Roosevelt (Columbia River) is 6 miles away.
The possibility exists. Please contact the operator for details.
Natural features you'll find at Barnhart Ranch in Washington.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Lovely land; rugged vehicles needed
John is a very nice man and his ranch is beautiful and remote and easy to find. It's as lovely as pictured. I saw wild turkey and deer families. I wasn't bothered by bugs at all except for crickets chirping throughout the night, which was nice. I had a peaceful stay. Easy to be safely socially distanced on so many lovely, rolling acres.
Two things to note that cut my stay short: It's very dry there in August and there was a burn ban I wasn't notified about, so even though there was a fire pit in the main campground where I stayed and I had purchased firewood from this website beforehand, fires weren't advised. John hinted at trouble with neighbors if they saw a fire. All things considered I couldn't bring myself to light one. I was glad I brought backup food that didn't need to be cooked. Also, I assumed from the way the Hipcamp website is worded that by purchasing firewood it would be provided directly to me; I thought I was paying for a service. In reality, I was told to forage for wood on the property for myself. I wouldn't have bothered paying for wood if I'd have known these details in advance.
Also, it's highly advised to have a four wheel or all terrain vehicle when camping here. All of the campsite roads are steep. John was going to send me to a different, more picaresque part of his property but realized that my car wouldn't make it. The road to the main campground, which he said was easier, turned out to be very tough on my car. I'm used to navigating rough forest roads--this road wasn't as hard on my shocks as those can be, but it had deep ruts--deeper than my small car could handle. Trucks or taller vehicles wouldn't have as much of a problem, but the ruts and weeds kept scraping the bottom of my car, and at one point I got stuck and had to use my trowel to dig out. I had an easier time negotiating the road going down but I had to go slightly off road in places to keep my car level.