Hipcamp host Matt B.,
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Hello HipCampers, this is our CarCamp listing: please feel free to check out our TentCamp or RV-Camp listings if they better serve your needs  

 -This is to specifically reserve the BLUE-SHED area car camp (#2 on the google earth site map) (to reduce numbers, I've closed off the second ''carcamp'' site, if your group-unit needs more space, just ask at booking or reserv

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Hello HipCampers, this is our CarCamp listing: please feel free to check out our TentCamp or RV-Camp listings if they better serve your needs  

 -This is to specifically reserve the BLUE-SHED area car camp (#2 on the google earth site map) (to reduce numbers, I've closed off the second ''carcamp'' site, if your group-unit needs more space, just ask at booking or reserve a TentCamp Site 1 for roughly the same price as extra guests)

PRICE-The small price difference above TentCamp reflects reserved amenities for CarCampers at this specific site: picnic table, fire place, old simple charcoal grill,  cooler(no ice),mowed grass, easy accessibility from your car: ten steps from parking spot.

-It's like going "car camping" at at a state park, concert, road trip, etc.  but without a neighbor 5 feet away.  Park at blue shed, pull out your tent and gear, and enjoy the farm setting surrounded by 1000s of acres of our neighbors wheat, peas, lentils, or barley.

PARKING:  As a CarCamper, we appreciate it when possible for folks to park close to the BlueShed on gravel, right at the edge where the mowed grass and dirt/gravel meet. This will help with compaction and keep grass alive.  This will put your car about 10-30 feet from where you choose to put up your tent. (VW bus style campers, feel free to inquire about van parking) 

PRIVACY: while you will be the "only" CarCamper, there may be an RV guest 100 yards away and some TentCampers 100-400 yards away from your specific site.  There is some privacy at CarCamp with blue shed, corral fence and grasses in the summer, but there really are no mature trees or enough hills for total privacy.

BYO: dry wood, ice, and pop up pooper if desired (or walk 400 yards out back to dig a cat hole behind orange horse trailer)

SHARED AMENITIES: all campers have access to propane grill at barn concrete slab, metal wash basin, and hopefully a flat mowed meadow near pond for your yard games when we can keep up with grass.

BOOKING TIPS: if our other farm sites aren't booked up and you have 7+ people in your group; make 1 reservation for CarCamp @ $22(4 guests) and 1 reservation for TentCamp @ $15(3 guests).  Your TentCamp friends can pitch their tent next to you if you'd like, or walk "outback" for more privacy.  You'd basically be limiting the number of total camping-groups on site, and giving yourself more space.

-More info below, some repeat info:

Same general farm-site as "Palouse Stargazing TentCamp" on the Old Weber Farm(please cruise on over to "Palouse Stargazing TentCamp" listing for more photos and reviews). 

This is to reserve the mowed grass area at the BLUE SHED, old self-feeder and old red barn.  Flat grassy area for multiple tents next to shed, barn, corral, recent tree plantings and an old self-feeder.  [If you are a TentCamper parking on gravel and walking out 100-400 yards to "dispersed sites" away from Barn, Driveway and Windmill Meadow, please see and book the "Palouse Stargazing TentCamp" listing.] 

CarCamp has a dedicated picnic table, fire ring, water spigot and cooler on site(byo ice) as well as friendly access to all other shared items near cement pad next to barn: propane grill, charcoal bbq, plug in, etc

--NO WIFI--    --cell service is very hit and miss: some texting may function

-------below is info on a few local lakes and attractions-----------

-TURNBULL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE: 8.9 miles to gate entrance; nature trails and many small lakes for wildlife viewing

-BADGER LAKE: 13 miles to public boat launch and restrooms; Kayaking and fishing.

-WILLIAMS LAKE: public boat launch and a small resort on the lake.  Check out BUNKER'S RESORT

-STEPTOE BUTTE: 36 miles one way, with some beautiful paved farm road alternate routes available from our farm.

-PALOUSE FALLS: 2 hours drive via St. John, Lacrosse, Washtucna (you can actually pass through Hooper, where I grew up)  We highly recommend this route instead of going through I90 and Ritzville)

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Matt a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Road biking is available along Wells Road and Cheney Spangle Road. Many bicyclists use these routes, however it is also a rura...Read more

Hiking

We are only 13 acres surrounded by thousand of acres of wheatfields. BUT Turnbull National Wildlife refuge is close. 16,000 acr...Read more

Wildlife watching

Wide open Palouse country, there is wildlife present but your best bet is to visit nearby Turnbull National Wildlife refuge.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Palouse Stargazing CarCamp in Washington.

Field

Rolling Palouse Wheat Fields

Farm

13 acres with old barn and small fenced pasture. 5 acres tillable land and 5 acres of sub irrigated grasses

Ranch

13 acres with old barn and small fenced pasture. 5 acres tillable land and 5 acres of sub irrigated grasses

Driveway

Gravel-dirt driveway off Wells Rd. Tent campers would be parking on gravel section of driveway and walking to dispersed open s...Read more

Places to see near The Old Weber Farm

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Hipcamper Julian
Julian G.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2021

Great site—I loved the cats that came out to play with me. Such sweet little guys who were so friendly and curious. I got in late and it was raining most of the time I was there so I didn’t get to explore much but everything I saw was lovely and nothing was lacking.

Hipcamper Sarah

A taste of farmlife on the palouse

Sarah B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 23rd, 2021

Matt is a great guy; you can tell within moments of meeting him. He's a hard worker, and quite invested in bringing a farm back to life. I liked supporting his effort, even if in a small way, by booking this hipcamp spot. The scenery is gorgeous, and it suited our needs for a quick stopover. It's helpful to know going in, that there are roosters that are doing their job, crowing early and often! There are also farm cats who are quite friendly! Our daughter was ready to adopt them all.

Lovely sceneryour tent spot, adjacent to our car campcar camp spot
Hipcamper Angela
Angela W.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2021

Very quiet and peaceful sight. There are three super friendly and cute cats!

Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie C.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2021

Kittens! I enjoyed the very friendly barn kittens and their antics, plus the chickens. A nice place to camp, thanks!

Hipcamper Hannah

Amazing farm stay!

Hannah M.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2021

Amazing place to stay! The camp site was easy to find, well marked, and a good size. The farm animals were so cute to see and play with!!

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Hipcamper Adair

Great little spot

Adair G.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2021

Quiet, serene, lots of baby animals to watch play. We fell in love with the ducklings and kittens. Very cool place with an incredible view of the sunset and stars. Highly recommend.

Another photo of the blue shed car camp spot.We got the car camp spot. Here is the view from where we parked. The sunset here is magnificent. View of the main house from the blue shed car camp spot.
Hipcamper Billy
Billy D.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2021

Awesome little spot!

Hipcamper Annabelle
Annabelle F.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2021

This place is great!! Enjoyed the sights and sounds of the farm. It was windy during the day but around sunset it became quite still.

Hipcamper Douglas

🤩🤩🤩

Douglas S.
recommends this listing.
May 24th, 2021

This place was AMAZING! They aren’t kidding about the amount of stars you can see. It was too far from town, a beautiful drive, and all of the animals were so fun! I don’t remember the last time I’ve been somewhere so quiet and peaceful. :-)

Awards

Best of 2018 Washington
8th place
Property
The Old Weber Farm
State
Washington
Country
United States
$22/night
1 Site