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Elk Moon

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· Gales Creek, Oregon
20 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
Elk Moon is a single yurt perched in a open clearing above the forest. Overlooking Mt Hood, Mt St Helens, Mt Adams and on the clearest days-Mt Jefferson. It’s a lovely open space where we’ve been joined by deer, elk, bald eagles, osprey and more. There’s an intimate relationship with the clouds here-sometimes wrapped in them, sometimes sitting on top of them-but everyday is dramatic and stunningly beautiful. Learn more about this land: Relax and rejuvenate your senses in a comfy, cozy and spacious 20 foot off-grid yurt. Wake up to the sunrise out your window and the site of Mount Hood and three other mountains on a clear day. Fall asleep to the site of the rising moon and the stars, enjoy the sounds of wildlife mixed with interesting sounds from the farm. Even the clouds feel dynamic and special here. This space has everything you need to enjoy time away from the city. Elk Moon has a secluded feel in a meadow at the top of a mountain surrounded by forest, but w/ neighbors not terribly far away. Enjoy coffee and meals inside on a basic two-burner camp stove or drive a short distance to town.  A charming and clean composting toilet is located a few yards from the yurt. It is always cleaned in between campers.  With hiking right outside your doorsteps and fantastic mountain views, Elk Moon is ideal for nature lovers. 
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Gales Creek, Oregon, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Janna G.Joined in April 2018
Response rate: 100%
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168 ratings · 127 reviews
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Sarah B.recommends
January 8, 2023
Elk Moon
We had a wonderful stay! Great spot. Fell asleep to the sound of the rain and a fire going. Beautiful views, quiet, close to a nice little town with some good food and a lovely walk nearby. Hosts were caring and responsive. Place was super clean!
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Sarah R.recommends
January 2, 2023
Elk Moon
A Perfect New Year's Getaway!
Our stay here was amazing. It was the perfect scene to get out of the city for the New Year. The yurt is positioned perfectly to see the foothills and mountain during the day and the lights of the city at night. All of our needs were met even more than expected and everything was clean and cozy (the wood burning stove was wonderful and much appreciated in the winter cold!) My partner has camped in the area and showed me so many hiking trails. The one up Elk Mountain is particularly beautiful, not too long or strenuous (although possibly a bit rocky for some.) Overall, our stay was wonderful and we would both highly recommend spending time here!
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Kassia W.recommends
December 16, 2022
Elk Moon
Perfect Yurt Getaway
This was such a fun way to enjoy nature without the unpleasant parts of camping. Beautifully decorated and furnished, with all the needed amenities. Amazing!
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Robert N.recommends
December 11, 2022
Elk Moon
Beautiful and Peaceful
The yurt was both beautiful and peaceful. While the morning was dreary with rain I would stay again without hesitation. As someone who rarely takes time to themselves this was something that I needed to recharge my batteries and would advise that anyone who needs to get away from the speed of the daily life take some time at Elk Moon.
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Aj K.recommends
November 26, 2022
Elk Moon
This yurt was an incredible place to spend a long weekend. The views were fabulous. The hosts were out of town, but had a friend helping out who was incredible - very quick to respond when we asked for help with the flue, and even brought us some batteries that we neglected to bring for our headlamps. Great games and puzzles for a rainy day, and excellent all around.
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Kris B.recommends
November 7, 2022
Elk Moon
This place IS FANTASTIC!! It's the perfect getaway for a night! Sadly I didn't get to see all the views given the time of year and the clouds, but it was still amazing. Woke up to snowfall, the wood stove kept the place nice and toasty. Highly recommend!!
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Jessalynne E.recommends
October 27, 2022
Elk Moon
This is hands down the best place
Holy mackerel, I'm a workaholic that needed some time off grid and a good time to make it worth the time away from work and this stay was exactly what the doctor ordered. Me and my friend had a BLAST and had such a beautiful time. I couldn't recommend this enough. Thank you so much!
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Elizabeth T.recommends
October 23, 2022
Elk Moon
The yurt is on top of the mountain the views are stunning and you'll love waking up with the sun
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Emily B.recommends
October 4, 2022
Elk Moon
I loved staying at Janna’s yurt. The land was beautiful. I could have stayed in that bed forever, it was so comfortable.
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Richard C.recommends
October 2, 2022
Elk Moon
What a great place to stay! Try not to sleep in because the sunrise view of Mt. Hood is gorgeous. It's a wonderful place to unplug and a fantastic choice for a quick getaway from Portland.
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Charlie H.recommends
September 23, 2022
Elk Moon
Beautiful stay in a great location. Very well kept and clean.
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Julienne B.recommends
September 21, 2022
Elk Moon
Really nice place.
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Eric L.recommends
September 12, 2022
Elk Moon
Great secluded location not far from town that includes a short drive on some gravel road to find. The yurt is spacious and comfortable and instructions were easy to follow. Would stay again and recommend.
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Jacqueline L.recommends
September 9, 2022
Elk Moon
A hidden gem!!
Holy cow, this place is amazing, beyond words, beyond pictures. Secluded, peaceful, romantic with beautiful views. The yurt was everything we needed and more and also beautifully decorated. It was spectacular to lay on the little porch and stargaze and then wake up to a splendid sunset with mt hood in the distance. Hosts are responsive and kind, will definitely be back!
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Kristen N.recommends
September 3, 2022
Elk Moon
The cutest yurt experience
10/10 would recomendable this place. It is absolutely stunning. The decor is so cute and the space is really clean, even the outhouse. The bed is super comfy as well. It’s so peaceful at night. All you hear are the insects and bugs making the most beautiful white noise for you to sleep to. Sunrise and sunset is pretty incredible as well. Jenna was great at providing very detailed information for our stay and was prompt with answering our questions. I would absolutely go back!
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Jazminex W.recommends
August 27, 2022
Elk Moon
One of the best glamping setups❤️
If you live in Vancouver or PDX you need to stay here. BEAUTIFUL yurt! The kitchen had all your basic needs and with the bedding, shelter, and kitchen supplied you won’t need to pack much which is super nice. The outhouse is clean and smells great (coming from the pregnant woman) Not much around yes, but there’s a corner store just a little ways up the road that’s pretty big, hikes everywhere, and near by river access through the state campgrounds. With this place supplying so much and being only 30 minutes away from Beaverton it made for a truly relaxing get away. Not a getaway where it’s stressful in the beginning and ending of the trip❤️
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Aliza L.recommends
August 21, 2022
Elk Moon
The yurt is fantastic and the views are even better! Be ready to stargaze on a clear night. The accommodations were great including the kitchen appliances, seating, bed and outhouse. We plan on staying here again.
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Haesung L.recommends
August 14, 2022
Elk Moon
We loved it
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Rebekah F.recommends
August 4, 2022
Elk Moon
This yurt was SO cute! We loved our stay. The location was secluded but not far from town which was nice for us to have a one night getaway. Everything was clean and decorated really well and so cute. The bed was comfortable, and the table top game was a fun conversation starter. But best part was the amount of stars you could see right outside the door, oh and the skylight! My favorite.
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Karey B.recommends
August 2, 2022
Elk Moon
Peaceful views in every direction
Peaceful views in all directions! Clean yurt with adequate bedding, easy-to-use compost toilet, simply decorated, & comfortable for 3! Appreciated parking close to yurt to unload. A bit of a dirty ride from the gravel road for transporting bikes.
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Angela D.recommends
July 28, 2022
Elk Moon
Beautiful yurt, you are provided with a cook stove and water. The view was amazing!
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Elena R.recommends
July 24, 2022
Elk Moon
It was such wonderful stay. The yurt was very cozy and felt like home. The stars were so bright and beautiful and sleeping in the sounds of winds and nature was absolutely everything I wanted to celebrate my birthday. Thank you ❤️
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Brittany W.recommends
July 23, 2022
Elk Moon
Such a beautiful stay! We had clear skies - excellent stargazing and we could see the peaks in the distance showing off. Bed was comfortable and the lil stove and filtered water were everything we needed. I’d love to return!
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Katelen S.recommends
July 19, 2022
Elk Moon
more beautiful home away from home
The yurt was absolutely extraordinary! I highly recommend staying here. I’ve never had such stunning sunrise to do morning yoga to before. You’ll never get bored from star gazing to doing one of the activities provided. We found a basket filled with things to do from card decks to puzzles to drawing journal filled with art/notes from prior guests. Besides the beauty of it all, everything was well marked with notes so we had no questions throughout our stay. Even if we had the host was very kind and helpful.
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Courtney D.recommends
July 18, 2022
Elk Moon
Janna was an amazing host! She was very accommodating. The yurt is very homey and peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return.
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Alexis C.recommends
July 16, 2022
Elk Moon
Beautiful Quiet Spot
Elk Moon is beautiful and quiet. A great spot to unplug and unwind. We had a beautiful sunset and enjoyed sitting on the porch listening to the birds and nature. No neighbors visible from the yurt. So lovely. Yurt has no electricity (not a minus. Just a note for future travelers)
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Nicole T.recommends
June 25, 2022
Elk Moon
My kids and I had a lovely stay! The yurt was beautiful and we enjoyed several hikes in Tillamook Forest.
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Renee A.recommends
June 20, 2022
Elk Moon
The yurt was perfect for our stay on Jana’s beautiful property. We had everything we needed and it was very clean. I would definitely stay here again.
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Jennifer O.recommends
June 17, 2022
Elk Moon
The yurt was very nice, clean, and comfortable. The compost toilet was spotless and had no odor. It’s a beautiful setting to sit and listen to the birds.
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Brandon M.recommends
June 17, 2022
Elk Moon
It was excellent! Everything that was advertised and more. I would highly recommend!
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