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The Forest Cupcake

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· Lyle, Klickitat, Washington
20 acres hosted by Irene W.
1 glamping pitch
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Best glamping: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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98% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
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This unique place in Lyle, Washington - part of the Columbia River Gorge scenic area - is magical and utterly beautiful. The property is set in a magnificent meadow as far as the eye can see with soft rolling hills, edged up to a deep oak woodland/ponderosa pine forest. Wildlife, stars, trails, and rivers all abound here. We think it is one of the finest, most precious and beautiful places on the planet. For outdoor recreation, this area is a windsurfing and kiteboarding mecca. Mount Adams and Mount Hood, await hikers and skiers, and kayaking is popular on the Klickitat and White Salmon Rivers. Heart-stopping beauty and peacefulness whichever way you turn. You will feel like you have gone to your own little Shangri-La and you will not soon forget the experience. Even sleeping is special here, as you look up into the dome of the yurt and behold the stars, while twinkle lights gently illuminate the interior. We live in a slice of heaven, and we want to share it with others.This unique place in Lyle, Washington - part of the Columbia River Gorge scenic area - is magical and utterly beautiful. Set in a magnificent meadow as far as the eye can see with soft rolling hills, edged up to a deep oak woodland/ponderosa pine forest. Tons of wildlife, stars, trails, rivers. We think it is one of the finest most precious and beautiful places on the planet. Windsurfing and kiteboarding mecca. Mount Adams, Mount Hood, kayaking on the Klickitat and White Salmon Rivers; hikes abounding. Heart-stopping beauty and peacefulness whichever way you turn. You will feel like you have gone to your own little Shangri-La and you will not soon forget the experience. Even sleeping is special here, as you look up into the dome of the yurt and behold the stars, while twinkle lights gently illuminate the interior.  Oh, we consider this an asset but we want to be sure you know there is very poor cell service in the yurt. However, you can walk a couple hundred feet into the meadow and find service.  
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Sean B.recommends
April 14, 2024
Columbia Gorge Yurt
The Forest Cupcake is a perfect home-away-from-home. From the top of the nearby hill, you can spy Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams! Additionally, there is nearby state-owned land that is easily accessible and free to explore. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to go glamping!
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Floor B.recommends
November 22, 2023
Columbia Gorge Yurt
We loved the location and the yurt! Beautiful sky at night with stars you can see from our bed. Deer all around. Very sweet host. The double bed/couch might be ready for a replacement though :-)
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Eliza H.recommends
October 31, 2023
Columbia Gorge Yurt
This place truly is a little slice of heaven, perfect for a reset or whatever your mind or body needs! Bill and Irene are so sweet and accommodating and made sure you had everything you need. The meadow is beautiful and the purple bench is truly a magical place to watch the sunrise, sunset or anything in between. I hope to be back soon!!
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Laura H.recommends
October 30, 2023
Columbia Gorge Yurt
DIY Silent Retreat
I loved my weekend in the forest cupcake! I was really looking to unplug and the lack of cell service made that easy. The wood stove kept the yurt super toasty once you get the fire going but just be prepared with plenty of firewood now that we’re in Autumn/Winter. I started my fire at sundown and kept it going through the night and morning before I left for a hike and I went through about 4-5 bundles 😬. I enjoyed a beautiful day hiking the Lyle Cherry Orchard trail which is only a few minutes drive from the Yurt . In the evening I got to witness a spectacular full moon light up the sky. I wish I brought an eye mask because the moonlight through the skylight in the yurt kept me up haha. If you’re looking for some peace and solitude the Forest Cupcake is the place! Also the Columbia River Gorge is beautiful and I can’t wait to come back and explore again.
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Kristen C.recommends
October 20, 2023
Columbia Gorge Yurt
My THIRD stay!
I absolutely love coming here. I’ve been here twice in the fall and once in the spring. The yurt has such great energy. I love sitting on the porch or by the wood stove reading a book. The nearby towns are great for a visit and there’s a million hikes, waterfalls and vineyards in the area. Personally, I love just hanging out on the property. It’s a great place to relax and disconnect. Highly recommend this spot!
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Ingrid R.recommends
October 15, 2023
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Irene's yurt is a beautiful space on gorgeous land. This was my second stay and I will definately be back. The wood stove was very cozy and kept us plenty warm. It's a perfect yurt.
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Lyle, Klickitat, Washington, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Wasco and Wishram, Yakama, Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Irene W.Joined in March 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
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