Hipcamp host Pamela S.,
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Find serenity within the woods at this 21-acre forest with a large beaver pond that is classified as a class-A wetland. In addition to this you can find a shallow creek, beaver dams, old growth forest, and a phenomenal bird habitat. Find privacy and quiet with the exception of the songs of many birds and woodpeckers.

This property was once a show home, but a fire took

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Find serenity within the woods at this 21-acre forest with a large beaver pond that is classified as a class-A wetland. In addition to this you can find a shallow creek, beaver dams, old growth forest, and a phenomenal bird habitat. Find privacy and quiet with the exception of the songs of many birds and woodpeckers.

This property was once a show home, but a fire took place over 10 years ago and the house was not rebuilt. While the ruins that remain are minimal, it sets an interesting backdrop; perhaps it can be the scene for a mysterious photo shoot.

Within the property is a small orchard with apples, blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and plumbs. While you are more than welcome to graze during your stay, we ask that you not harvest a great deal to ensure there is enough for everyone to enjoy.

There are fish in the pond, and though fishing is allowed, we can not make claim to what type or ease of due to the nature of the plant growth. It is not stocked and only fed by the area waterways.

This listing is for an R/V or van spot, but if you are tent camping you should check out my other listing specific for tenting. Power is available at two locations on the property, including an R/V plug at the barn and another up near the orchard. The location near the orchard has a seemingly level gravel pad to park on. 

The trails for Blanchard Mountain Trail system are within a reasonable (walking) distance. This is a known favorite destination for hikers, mountain bikers, and nature lovers. Within a 15 minute drive you can reach Lake Padden, Lake Samish and the Oyster Dome Trailhead and more. Within twenty to thirty minutes you can find yourself exploring Larrabee State Park, Galbraith Mountain, North Chuckanut Mountain Trailhead, and many more. 

Roughly 15 minutes or less away by car you can reach an amazing variety of food establishments for the foodie within! Locations such as Breadfarm, Oyster Bar, Tweets, Train Wreck, and many more. Shopping is just as far away if needed (grocery, big box/chain stores, etc.)

Full disclosure: This property is in a state of "work in progress." The owner purchased it with the intent to make it a nature reserve, but the time and effort has not been put into it to clean it up until now. As time permits, the property will be revived with amenities to provide a more comfortable experience, including restrooms with showers, activities, and a club house within the barn. We are even discussing reviving the swimming pool! However; at this time, we are choosing to open it up for campers, so long as it is clear that this space is not fully manicured. There are still plenty of locations for camping, hiking, relaxing, and bird/animal watching.

If you choose to bring a pet with you, please make sure to pickup after them and ensure they are secured/safe at night. We are told there have been cougar sightings in the area.

NOTICE: There is video surveillance covering a handful of locations, including the entrance, barn, and driveway(s) for security purposes. Audio recording is not enabled. The cameras are not hidden, but are also not obtrusive.

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Pets allowed
No campfires
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 34.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Pamela a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Hipcamper John

Quiet, wild, good birdwatching.

John W.
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(Site 2)
August 17th, 2021

We enjoyed our stay at Pamela's camp. It is my favorite camp of the ones we stayed in Washington. It is quiet and offers a great chance to observe birds in the surrounding trees and in the adjacent beaver swamp. You can hear owls at night. The location offers easy car travel to the coast and the Bellingham area. We were alone during our stay. If someone else had camped on a lower level near the barn there would still be a great deal of privacy.
At the site that can be used by an RV, there is a very useful electric hookup. You do have to import enough water for your needs. I note that there is a toilet at the gas station and showers at state park and Lake Padden. We had a 19' trailer and it was a tight fi. For smaller trailers or a camper van it would be fine. Consider bringing some loppers or a small pruning saw for a few branches, although it may be more trimmed by the time you arrive.

On the path to/from the camper / van parking spotCamped near the Orchard.
Hipcamper Susanne

Peaceful spacious place to camp.

Susanne E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 10th, 2021

very peaceful sites, great for bird watching and picking blackberries. lots of area to explore and convenient location to enjoy the area for hiking swimming etc.

Hipcamper mike

Quiet and private stay in the woods

Mike M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 1st, 2021

Pamela was easy to work with and responded quickly to questions. The property is very cool! They were still clearing overgrown trees and bushes when we stayed, but the feel of the place was great. It was private and quiet… and not too far to drive into Bellingham. Make sure to fill up with water before arriving (no water at property). We’d definitely stay here again if in the area.

Hipcamper Katerina

Peaceful getaway

Katerina L.
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(Site 1)
July 26th, 2021

I loved staying here, the host was very responsive and I had the space to myself. Was very peaceful and a great location for exploring the area. I highly recommend and will definitely come back. The property had privacy and areas to walk around. I ended up extending my stay!

Hipcamper Pamela
Response from Pamela, the Host, on July 30th, 2021

Thank you so much Katerina. I am really glad to have been able to accommodate your stay. I am so very glad you found some peace while here for a bit. Warmest regards. <3

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Hipcamper Amy

Very quiet and private!

Amy F.
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(Site 1)
July 20th, 2021

Very quiet and private, lots of shade with mature trees. The hosts are super friendly and helpful. We were worried about mosquitoes, but it was fine. All in all a great stay.

Hipcamper Pamela
Response from Pamela, the Host, on July 26th, 2021

Thank you so much for the comment Amy. We're really glad you enjoyed your adventure in the PNW! We hope you'll come back and visit the area again in the future.

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Property
The Orchard and the Beaver Pond
State
Washington
Country
United States
$40/night
2 Sites