Hipcamp host Robert P.,
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Cabin is 12'x12' and was a former brooder house for day-old pheasant chicks when this site served as a game farm for the state of Washington.  One small window and one large sliding window, one door, two large expedition cots for placing mat and sleeping bag.  Currently not electrified.  You will have privacy on the south side of cabin.  While we have many of these brooder h

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Cabin is 12'x12' and was a former brooder house for day-old pheasant chicks when this site served as a game farm for the state of Washington.  One small window and one large sliding window, one door, two large expedition cots for placing mat and sleeping bag.  Currently not electrified.  You will have privacy on the south side of cabin.  While we have many of these brooder houses on site, only one is used for Hipcamp, so you won't have any neighbors.

You will be on our 2.5 mile trail system on our 175-acre property, that traverses our prairie, Garry oak savannas and forests, where we are conducting ecological restoration.  Ask early on if you'd like a short tour of our prairie/savanna or our Native Plant Center where we grow ~50 species of rare native plants year-round.  

We are close by bike or car to a larger trail system in Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve.  We are two miles east of Coupeville on Whidbey Island.  Laid back, slow pace area. Shower and toilet in building within 60 yards exclusively for your use.  Free wireless internet.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Robert a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Seasonal saltwater from beach about 3 miles away (salmon). Fresh water lakes within 15 miles in several directions (trout; one...Read more

Snow sports

Mt. Baker Ski area about 2.5 hour drive north.

Surfing

Small waves at Fort Ebey seasonally - about six miles away.

Whitewater paddling

On mainland - from three to four hours distant. Many options.

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Olympic View Cabin in Washington.

Coastal

We are minutes in a car from beaches on both sides of Whidbey Island.

Forest

We are an L shaped property with forests on both ends. The north forest has old trees, some over 400 years of age. Between th...Read more

Field

We have a remnant (old growth) glacial out-wash prairie that is in bloom from late March through September. Peak season is May...Read more

Farm

We have sheep (with lambs April-July) grazing in the fields. We also grow 30+ species of native plants and have vegetable gard...Read more

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Hipcamper Riis
Riis W.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2021

Robert was exceptionally helpful. We had a little misfire on our trip logistics and he was supportive and apologetic. The spot itself is lovely and peaceful. We look forward to returning another time and learning more about the prairie restoration project.

Hipcamper Kera
Kera D.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2021

Lovely sunrise views. Fun place to stay and great location.

Hipcamper Holly
Holly R.
recommends this listing.
October 7th, 2021

We stayed at Robert's cabin on an intensely windy night right when the fall brought crisp air, but we stayed toasty despite not having electricity. The cabin is a glamping experience, but it was cozy, safe feeling and unique. What an amazing deal for being on such a beautiful parcel of land near Coupeville. We will look forward to staying again!

Hipcamper Michael

Little cabin, big vision…

Michael S.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

Great people, who have undertaken a huge project with a lot of heart. The tour of the prairie restoration was fun and a great learning experience for adults and kids alike. Our dog was very welcome. Bathroom and shower were very tidy and functional and the cabin quite cozy (though unheated, so bring your layers in winter, as you’ve got to sustain your own warmth!)
We got the sense staying here that it’d be a great place to visit over the decades and look back on the fledgling times we spent here, including making our own little contribution of planting a few plugs of native flowers during the tour.
We’ll definitely go back in the spring to see the flowers in bloom!

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on October 8th, 2021

Thank you Michael. We appreciate all your feedback and it sure was a pleasure having you with us!

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Hipcamper Shena

Perfect for exploring whidbey isl.

Shena R.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2021

We stayed here during the big rain and wind storm, and for our second night, half of the island lost power, but the cabin doesn't have power to begin with, so it wasn't an issue for us. The staff are friendly, the grounds great for walks, and our optional birding morning was fun, even in the heavy wind and rain. We didn't see much, but we learned a lot from our birding expert, Steve. Bring your headlamp, your flexibility, and your sense of adventure, and stay here.

Hipcamper Emily
Emily G.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2021

Awesome people doing awesome work. Highly recommend if you’re looking to spend some time in the Sound, accessible to ferries and all the sights and attractions of Whidbey Island. Absolutely worth getting the tour of the grounds to learn about all the important ecological restoration they’re carrying out. Cabin was minimal but comfy and bathrooms were clean!

Hipcamper Jody

Quiet and peaceful

Jody B.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2021

The cabin is well-insulated and the 2 cots were large and comfy to sleep on. This was the first day it had rained in a long time and it was so enjoyable to listen to it from the comfort of indoors. The restroom facilities were very clean. I enjoyed walking around the property...especially seeing the Garry Oaks in the restoration site (they are quite large for such a slow-growing tree). Great low-key trip!

Hipcamper Leah
Leah M.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2021

Lovely place, will have you feeling like a baby game pheasant in no time (to me that's a good thing)! Clean and adorable cabin. Well insulated.

Walking the grounds is a real treat, the remnant and restoration prairies are the perfect loop to do some thinking and take in a rare landscape in WA state.

Hipcamper Joseph

Great find!

Joseph B.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

Incredible experience -- beautiful property, perfectly situated mid-island for easy access to trails, food, beaches, wine tasting, you name it.

Take the tour with Robert -- what he and his family are doing for native plants and pollinators is extraordinary.

Property
Pacific Rim Institute
State
Washington
Country
United States
$49/night
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