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Back of Beyond

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· Lakeview, Lake, Oregon
20 acres hosted by Campbell N.
2 lodging sites
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Welcome to Back of Beyond. We are the only year-round residents living off of Camas Prairie in the North Warner Mountains, perched at 5,700' elevation. We have owned this beautiful piece of ground since 1996. It has ponderosa and aspen forests with a few white firs, junipers, and willows along the seasonal creek. Wild flowers are all over these mountains from Spring through September. The Squirrelville cabin was built in the early 1920s by a Lake County judge. The Whitetail cabin was built just after WW2 and is fully plumbed w/ hot water and a redwood deck, perfect for gazing at the stars. We are a member of Dark Skies Oregon, there is no light pollution, and on a clear night you can see the Milky Way. Privacy and solitude are on tap here: We are up against the Fremont National Forest, a massive 2.4 million acre forest offering multiple hiking and walking trails & winter sports. Speaking of winter sports, Warner Canyon Ski Area and Camas Sno Park are only a 5 minute drive away. The road running along our property is part of the 50+ miles of trail through the North Warner Mountain range, and into California. Love biking? It is also part of the new Timber Mountain Bike trail, as well as the Oregon Natural Desert Association alternative route to Lakeview. If you're looking to take home some of Oregon’s finest sunstones, South Central and Southeastern Oregon are the only areas in the world where the gem-graded sunstones with copper inclusions are found. Better yet, the Sunstone Public Collection Area is only an hour and 45 minutes away from camp. We are a mere 10 miles from the wide open spaces of the Great Basin, and a short drive to Hart Mt. Antelope Refuge. You get 2 ecosystems for the price of one! Hart Mountain Hot Springs and Petroglyph Lake are all an easy day trip away. Discover the largest concentration of Native petroglyphs in the entire state of Oregon, on and around Hart Mountain. Native Americans have lived in this area for over 10,000 years. Fishing enthusiasts will be happy to hear that native Red Band trout are in many water ways close by. Fly-fishing on Deep Creek and Vee Lake, or lure fishing for crappie and bass in the Warner Lakes, as well as Drew's and Cottonwood Reservoirs, Dog Lake, and Goose Lake. Seasonal wild flowers and bird watching are all very close at hand. Bird watch at the foot of Hart Mountain in the Warner Valley, where a series of lakes and wetlands form part of the Western Flyway for migrating birds. There are trails and blinds for bird watchers. Our water is pure Artesian spring water that we do not need to touch w/ chemicals.
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Amy B.recommends
June 8, 2024
Whitetail Cabin at 'Back of Beyond'
Quiet and secluded outpost
What a great cabin and Cam and Christine were wonderful hosts! They got us all checked in and then left us to ourselves for two days. Wonderfully dark and quiet location. The kitchen had absolutely everything you could ever need Thanks for a wonderful stay!
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Tammy D.recommends
May 27, 2024
Whitetail Cabin at 'Back of Beyond'
Beautiful country, amazing hosts
We had a great time and the hosts were amazing. It’s such a beautiful location and a good in between for exploring that part of Oregon. The only downfall being the inordinate number of mosquitos making it impossible to enjoy the beautiful property and the close surrounding area for anything outdoors. We were literally dashing from cabin to car!! We were told that we happen to time our vacation over Memorial weekend with the flying devils hatching. I would definitely check into that before traveling. However, our hosts did everything they could to help, supplying tiki torches and mosquito zappers. I would highly recommend this beautiful location when the flying terror has passed.
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Hannah B.recommends
January 3, 2024
Squirrelville Cabin
Second time to Squirrelville and it of course did not disappoint. Lots of good hotspringing was done and Cam went above and beyond to accommodate our trip dates with his packed reservation schedule! Will be back
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Kelly S.recommends
July 15, 2022
Squirrelville Cabin
The Cambell’s cabin was perfect! Secluded with just the right amount of roughing it. Water for the sink was available in 6 gallon containers, excellent drinking water in a glass container with a spigot and outdoor shower. Furnished with everything you need! I will be back again.
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Haley C.recommends
November 2, 2021
Squirrelville Cabin
Zen
Squirrelville is just incredible. Everyone should experience it for themselves! You leave feeling relaxed and recharged. The hosts are wonderful people who truly think of every little thing! Forever grateful for this trip! We would absolutely love to come back! We left a little piece of our heart here for sure. Thank you!!
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Brittany V.recommends
October 24, 2021
Squirrelville Cabin
Cozy Cabin Vibes
This place was perfect. My friend and I wanted a place for a quiet getaway and this was just that. We holed up for the weekend and were so cozy. We kept the fire going and enjoyed listening to Cam’s music. His dog Suki even came to keep us company one night, she was the sweetest thing ever! Plenty of firewood to keep the place warm, everything you need to cook with, lots of music, books, games, puzzles, art supplies, etc. The electric stove pulls a lot of power so you can’t use both sides at once, it takes a little creativity to make meals that need multiple pots/pans, but definitely doable. We kept the fire roaring and we were able to use that stove to slowly heat things up/keep them warm. We wanted to make cookies but were unable to get the toaster oven to stay on, so we cooked those on the fireplace, too, it just took a while! Would definitely like to come back again sometime. Thank you, Cam!
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Lakeview, Lake, Oregon, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Nüümü (Northern Paiute), and Yahooskin 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 Campbell N.Joined in July 2017
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