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Upper Country Paradise

· Midvale, Washington, Idaho
35 acres hosted by Chris C.
1 lodging site
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Discover the Ultimate Outdoor Haven: Experience Wilderness Bliss at Our Expansive Campsite in the Heart of Upper Country, Idaho! Nestled on over 30 acres of pristine land, our campsite is perfectly situated next to a serene pond and surrounded by breathtaking mountains. Immerse yourself in nature's embrace while enjoying convenient access to nearby attractions like soothing hot springs, the picturesque Weiser River Trail, and the awe-inspiring wonders of Hells Canyon. Whether you seek thrilling adventures, peaceful relaxation, or a mix of both, our campsite offers it all. Unleash your inner explorer, unwind amidst breathtaking scenery, and create unforgettable memories at our Upper Country Paradise. Description (site overview) Our property is nestled bellow the mountains in the upper country of Idaho close to the small quaint farm towns of Midvale and Cambridge where the nearest stoplight is 30 miles away. Whether you are looking to escape hussell and bussell or have a base camp for your next adventure, you've come to the right place! The campsite is perched up near the large pond about 1000 feet off the main road (which you may see 5 cars a day on or the occasional horseback rider). And not to worry, there is a decent driveway that will bring you within 100 feet of the campsite, a pickup or 4 wheel drive is not required. Spring has Sprung! The trees are blooming along with the wild flowers and the pond is full, an oasis for passing ducks and geese and other wildlife. Once you've established yourself enjoy a nice walk around the pond, cast a line off the pedal boat (catch and release), or enjoy a picnic on the island with the ducks and geese. Peace and quiet is all to be had here (other than the occasional bull frog croaking.) But if adventure is what you seek, adventure you will have! Known as the gateway to Hells Canyon, there are many things to do within 5 minutes to 1 hours drive. Drop into Midvale to hit the Weiser River Trail via hiking, horseback, or mountain bike (electric bikes too). Embark on an off road adventure with your UTV/ATV, or motorcycle up the nearby mountains to Sturgill Peak Lookout where you can see 100 miles in every direction. Schedule and excursion in Hells Canyon (deeper than the grand canyon) or take a dip at the local Mundo hot spring. Fishing and floating can be had at the near by Weiser river or boating at Crane Creek Reservoir. Or maybe you're looking for a base camp for hunting season. Again, the recreational possibilities are endless! Bring your supplies and stay at camp or take a short bike ride/drive into town for some food at the Coffee Cabin or a drink at the local tavern. Maybe you forgot something? the Midvale Market has you covered, and they have adult beverages too, open 7 days a week. Midvale also has a nice little park and a local swimming pool. Site guidelines Respect the locals and they will return the favor. We have a great small town community that looks out for one another. You can ride recreational vehicles on most of the local roads if you choose to bring them, just be respectful of the local laws and courteous to the neighbors who live on dirt roads by keeping the dust down when you pass by. No riding off trails/roads, especially on our property! Please bring life jackets or appropriate floatation devices for children who plan to play or swim in the pond. Explore the property and feel free to pick up wood and branches from the ground for the fire pit, but please do not remove or cut down any trees, and keep fires contained in the fire pit and do not burn when it's windy. Bedding is NOT provided at this time. There is a sheet Please bring sleeping bags or desired bedding for the covered queen bed. We also just built a brand new outhouse! We are slowly adding more amenities and plan to build an outdoor shower next. There is an extra tent under the bed for the kiddos or other guests, also a pop up shad for the warm afternoons, it covers the deck nicely.Our Upper Country Glampsite consists of the main tent nestled next the pond, sit on the porch and watch the sunset or take an excursion out on the water with the petal boat. Take a swim in the pond when its warm, that water stays clean mid spring to early summer and is fed by the underground aquifer. Inside the tent there is a queen bed along with a 4 person tent under the bed for additional guests that can be set up and at the campers discretion. There is some storage in the the tent, night lights, bug spray, ect. There is also an Igloo 5 gallon water jug that can be filled up in town if you want extra water. Also, there is a solar shower if needed, easily hang from one of the trees. The newly built outhouse is about 50 feet from the tent, equipped with toilet paper. Please do not put anything else in the outhouse toilet. The fire pit is a great place to unwind, cook some hotdogs or smores! it also has a swing away grill. There is adquet parking for 2-3 vehicle and a spot for a trailer if your bring toys.
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3 ratings · 3 reviews
Alisha R.recommends
June 9, 2024
Upper Country Glampsite
Beauty, Comfort, and Adventure
This camping spot is truly beautiful, offering a perfect blend of remoteness & convenience with a small town nearby for essentials. The hand-made outhouse is well-equipped with TP & lamps in the tent for night use. The site features a well-prepared cooking/picnic (table) area, a cozy campfire spot, & a lovely small pond with an ecosystem teeming with wildlife like birds, ducks, singing bullfrogs, & dragonflies. The pond is safe for dogs, as I tested it for blue-green algae & found it clear. My dogs enjoyed swimming, staying cool in the hot weather while we explored the pond with the provided pedal boat. The yurt is sturdy, with a comfortable bed & screened windows to keep bugs out while allowing a cool breeze, especially at night. Chris, the host, provides extra supplies like tents & a canopy, enhancing the comfort of the stay. Despite encountering a couple hornets, Chris had spray & equipment to manage them, & we brought citronella candles that helped with mosquitoes as well. One night of strong winds broke the canopy, but Chris was very understanding, & we happily reimbursed him for it. The area has some foxtails, so just be sure to keep an eye on your dog if bringing him/her. Our dogs were fine but did have some sore feet later on. Next time, I'll bring some booties for their feetsies. This was truly unique, with amazing sunsets & sunrises over the water, vast land for exploration, & great photo opportunities. Chris was an exceptional host, & I look forward to returning!
Jessica B.recommends
May 27, 2024
Upper Country Glampsite
Perfect overnight getaway
This was a perfect getaway! The views were beautiful and we had an excellent day sitting on the deck just watching the ducks on the pond. We stayed plenty warm all night, the bed was actually really comfortable, and the stars were incredible to see when it finally got dark! Far enough away for us to feel secluded but close enough that running to the mercantile when I forgot to bring a lighter for the fire wasn’t a hassle. Chris was very responsive and checked in with me when we arrived to make sure all was well. Bug spray was a must once the sun went down, which I prepared for, but there was actually some in the tent too. The outhouse was a nice touch as well. As a female, I was appreciative of not having to walk to the bushes!
Brenda G.recommends
May 18, 2024
Upper Country Glampsite
Great spot for stars, and birds!
The tent next to the pond was lovely. We arrived in the afternoon, so the deck out front was perfect for relaxing with an adult beverage to watch the sun set. Also, you’re away from big towns so star watching would be stellar on moonless nights. It was pretty good even with a half moon. This was our first hip camp so wasn’t sure what to expect. The note about the non-potable water was well taken and we packed in a gallon. The shiny new outhouse was a delight, and it has a great view! The pond draws a nice lot of birdlife - coots, red winged blackbirds, meadowlarks, killdeer, doves and more - so the morning birdsong serenade was wonderful. And there is a pair of bullfrogs on the pond. The bed is very comfortable (we had sleeping bags and made pillows out of our coats) and the tent stayed warm with the propane heater (we had to use a lighter to get it started - the igniter wasn’t up to the task) and it cycled on and off to maintain the temp setting we selected. We turned it off overnight (it was maybe a bit too good) and turned it back on at 4am when the outside temps dipped to just a bit above freezing. We didn’t light the fire or bring any cooking gear (beer and sandwiches!) but there’s plenty of picnic table space to rustle up a hearty feast if that’s the route you choose. All in all, a great option for those of us that want something other than yet another night in a chain hotel in the middle of a freeway intersection. Also, Chris was responsive when I sent messages!
Midvale, Washington, Idaho, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Chris C.Joined in May 2024
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