Now offering a newly remodeled studio cabin that was originally a 1900's Lineman's Shed from the Willapa Harbor branch line of the Northern Pacific railroad company that ran from Chehalis, WA to South Bend, WA. That line has now been converted to a 56 mile long biking, hiking and equestrian trail that follows the beautiful Chehalis River. Willaway Forest and Farm is 87 acre
Now offering a newly remodeled studio cabin that was originally a 1900's Lineman's Shed from the Willapa Harbor branch line of the Northern Pacific railroad company that ran from Chehalis, WA to South Bend, WA. That line has now been converted to a 56 mile long biking, hiking and equestrian trail that follows the beautiful Chehalis River. Willaway Forest and Farm is 87 acres and with a direct private access road leading to the trail the property it would be a great stay over or starting point for a beautiful few days of bicycling or hiking this part of the Chehalis River Basin. The Lineman's Studio Cabin has a plush queen bed, 1/2 bath and full refrigerator and sink with basic utensils as well as an electric skillet , microwave and coffee maker. Electric heat is available as well as a beautiful woodstove. A large sliding window in the sitting area offers a beautiful view of the ponds where you may be lucky enough to see one of our frequent flying visitors such as Canadian geese or blue heron. Willaway is a largely wooded area with a few clearings where you will see blacktail deer, eagles and barn owls near daily. The Lineman's Studio sits next to a few small ponds that hold catfish and blue gill and some very soothing sounding bullfrogs. A network of trails throughout the property give you ample opportunities to see wildlife and forage off of the land. Yes please help yourself to some of those quarter sized blackberries, pick a few of the young douglas fir tips in the spring to nibble on as you walk or try a few different salal berries. Don't forget to look down as you peruse the trails or play in the river as Adna area is famous for it's beautiful deep red to bright orange carnelian agates! For winter stays bring your fishing pole and try for the elusive winter steelhead or acrobatic silver salmon. And come warmer weather bring your favorite flotation device and spend the day soaking up the all important Vitamin D on the river! We are located about 15 minutes from the town of Adna which is the closest small grocery and are about 20 minutes from I-5 and the city of Chehalis.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
- Response time: Within an hour
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Willapa Hiils Trail offers 56 miles of trail to cycle
Winter steelhead and silver available. Be sure to check local regulations.
We have a great area for swimming at the river
Natural features you'll find at The Lineman's Studio in the Woods in Washington.
Places to see near Willaway Forest and Farm
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Fun annual retreat
My second time out was equally charming. The additions were lovely and I can tell the hosts are dedicated to their guests having a good experience. Lorie went above and beyond. Thank you for a great weekend!
My bf and i went to this cute little cabin for a little getaway getting the city before school started back up again. The cabin was near their house, which was close enough in case we needed anything yet far off enough to have complete privacy. Lorie was so nice to lend us her discovery pass since a lot of the parks nearby required one! We had everything we needed in the cabin, including a real working wood stove and plenty of firewood available to us.
Cozy, comfortable and peaceful
Lorie’s space was absolutely wonderful. All the fun parts of camping with the added luxury of a warmth and a bed and a kitchen. We curled up with movies and enjoyed a fire in the wood stove both nights. We went out on walks around the property multiple times and enjoyed being alone and in nature. We felt safe and private, but Lorie was very kind and responsive to any and all needs if we did need anything. Just an absolute dream getaway for me and my partner. We are already planning/hoping to return in late winter if possible. If you are looking for a safe private space to get cozy this is absolutely the place for you. Well worth it on all levels!
I also can’t say enough how kind and hospitable Lorie was. She checked in with me via text and made sure I had what I needed and was comfortable. Just incredibly pleasant!
This was a wonderful place to get away for a few days! Lorie was very communicative and considerate. She offered to tow our equipment to the river, which we didn’t end up needing to taking her up on, and even set up the fire pit for us.
While visiting for two nights my partner and I hiked around the lush property, gathered wild blackberries, and floated around in the river just a short hike away. We even found a couple pieces of carnelian and agates which was very special for me!
The cabin was a good ways off from the main house so it felt very private. It had everything we needed to cook with the food we brought and was very clean.
I’m excited to hear about the possible addition of a deck and shower being constructed in the near future- that would definitely mean a longer stay for us next time.
Great place to reconnect
I havent used hipcamp and Lorie's family provided a wonderful first time. I could have spent a week walking their property and swimming in the river near their house (1/4 mile away as host states). Campfire, wild pastures, trees to hang a hammock, animal friends everywhere, suits a great place to reconnect. I went to reconnect with my source of energy and with nature.
I got quite dusty so the bathroom sink and provided soap was nice. I understand there's a shower coming to the shed in the future! the cabin area was tidy and comfortable. I have several food allergies and was excited to see the amount of cooking gear supplied since theres no way around me needing to cook even if it's just a weekend stay.
Lorie checked in via text just enough, to make sure I could really reach out if I needed anything, and not so much I felt imposed on. I already texted a friend to tell her about this place, I recommend it to all. I havent travelled or done anything non-essential but I was happy to realize I could do ample social distancing with Lorie outside when we needed to interact and with planning I didnt make any stops or go anywhere except the cabin and home, this made it feel safe and responsible while doing the much needed escape into the wilderness.
Wifi would have been nice so I could say goodnight to my kiddo at home, I hope that is part of the vision to this sweet little space.
A great place to enjoy a quiet weekend in the woods. The newly remodeled studio was cute inside, clean, and had everything I needed to enjoy a couple days away. The bed was super comfortable and made for a great night’s sleep.
Lorie was available anytime, but allowed me to enjoy the property on my own. I enjoyed following the hand drawn map of the trails around the property and down to the river. I definitely look forward to coming back!
Such a lovely cabin and property. It has everything you need to be comfortable. Nice dry wood provided for the wood stove, electric skillet and hot pot provided for cooking, an electric heater, VERY comfortable mattress, and gorgeous views. From the window of the cabin I saw an owl, hawk, and other various birds while overlooking a beautiful pond. The cabin is immaculately clean. You are in the woods, and bugs like warm spaces, so if you are afraid of bugs just know we had quite a few inside the space seeking warmth (lady bugs, bee, fly, etc.) but I just scooped them into a glass and placed outside as they do not bother me. In the summer I imagine there are less inside since its warm outside. Very quiet, and hosts were respectful
A cozy gem of a cabin
This rustic Lineman's Shed lived up to its historic reputation and then some! I arrived later in the evening after dark, and the host Lorie was kind enough to place out a pair of lanterns on the porch welcoming my tired truck like a tiny lighthouse in the woods. Upon arrival I quickly realized this so-called shed is more like a glamping cabin.
Once inside, the wood stove had already been kindled and the cozy, yet spacious cabin warmly glowed from the firelight. A hand drawn map of the property and adjoining trails sat on the kitchen countertop for me. New floors, a pair of cushy seats, and a decked-out queen bed looked at me invitingly. A very large TV stood near the wood stove, but I was there for the solitude and crackling fire. The half bath complete with toilet and sink was also a welcome sight.
I stayed up until about midnight sipping on some whisky and playing my old guitar that made the journey with me, then I crawled into the stack of blankets and pillows on the bed and fell asleep.
The next morning I woke up, lit a candle on the bedside table for some light, then stoked the now retired woodstove with some kindling and used one of the provided firestarters to get the flames burning again. Next, I headed over to the kitchen to make some coffee. A coffee pot, filters, and coffee were all provided, but being the coffee snob I am I instead heated up some water in the microwave, poured it into my gooseneck kettle I had brought along, and filled up my french press (which I had also brought).
After a couple mugs of java I headed outside just as Lorie’s husband Joe pulled up to go over the lay of the land with me. After enjoying a short conversation, I set out to explore the property. Numerous trails loop and cross the land. On this foggy fall morning I walked under the cover of doug fir and maple trees and saw the full colors of fall on display. On the perimeter of the outside trail you can leave the property and hop onto the Willapa Hills Trail that runs parallel. I decided to check it out, hung a left and walked about a mile down to a scenic bridge that overlooks the Chehalis River.
Next I backtracked and headed down to a nearby fishing hole Lorie had marked on the map, also along the Chehalis River. It was about this time I wish I had brought my pole on the trip, as it would have been fun to drop a hook in and see if I were granted any bites.
Heading back up to the cabin, I breathed in the cool mist and fresh forest air, and pinched myself once or twice just to make sure I wasn’t simply dreaming about this enchanting northwest jaunt.
And, if you ever have the pleasure to stay at Lineman’s Shed like me, you might think you’re dreaming too.