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James & Patricia's Oasis

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· Buxton, Washington, Oregon
25 acres hosted by James & Patricia S.
1 RV site · 1 tent site
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20 years ago James and Patricia purchased land that had been logged multiple time, and built a house to raise a family, and watch the forest regrow. James loves trains and this area had a logging operation in the early 1900's that included railroads, donkey engines and logging camps in the area. In the 1980's several 10 to 20 acre parcels were sold to people who wanted a piece of the country life. James and Patricia now live on one of those parcels and look forward to the next generation enjoying the country life.  When James and Patricia bought the property, the previous owner had cut down most of the trees and would mow most of the land. The land was allowed to recover with alder being the first forest which replenished the soil. In a few areas scotch broom (invasive plants) took hold. Not wanting to use toxic chemicals that could leach into the water supply getting rid of scotch broom was a challenge but now there is large meadow with baby Christmas trees growing (marked by the red flags). In many other places douglas fir has planted itself along with new cedar trees. There is beautiful undergrowth that includes thimble berry, Oregon grape, candy stripe and many other wild plants. There is red huckleberry growing in various places and makes a great snack when they are ripe. Speaking of wild, there is a lot wildlife here. Several species of birds live here including family of humming birds. Sometimes you will see grouse, geese, ducks, swallows, red tail hawks, even a glimpse of a bald eagle. There are wild bunnies, gardener snakes, frogs, salamanders. If you go along the trails you might see signs of deer or coyote.  There are currently 2 horses and a llama that are living in the back half of the property. Sometimes Larry the llama comes out for a visit. He is shy on not really domesticated but like all llama's curious. There are chickens that live near the garage and garden (that's why dogs must be on leash).  Learn more about this land: Pitch your tent in a shady meadow next to a small pond. Enjoy the serenity and the coastal mountain breezes flowing through the tree tops. There are hiking trails through forest land. Wake in the morning to birds singing, and fall asleep to the frogs in the pond. Clear nights and you can see a lot of stars. During the right season there are blackberries, red huckleberries and thimble berries. The Banks-Vernonia Linear trail State park and LL Stub Stewart are both near this beautiful little space.  
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Fabrice P.recommends
June 25, 2024
Coast Range Serenity
James and Patricia were very nice to host me last minute. The place is very quiet and clean. It did fit my van but it’s best for a tent. I hesitated a minute to put up my tent to enjoy a great spot but was a bit on a schedule and slept in the van. Recommended
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Emily M.recommends
June 9, 2024
Coast Range Serenity
We hosted a small retreat on this beautiful campsite. The space was private and serene and we saw blue jays, a baby duck, and woodpecker. They had all the amenities we needed and we loved the small trails surrounding the area. We would definitely host a daylong retreat here again.
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Xyzleena G.recommends
May 28, 2024
Coast Range Serenity
Lovely Stay
We loved the location! It was very spacious with an above ground fire pit and a provided canopy. There was a pond right off the site and was a fun addition to our stay. The camp hosts checked in a couple times, they were very nice but also gave us space. We definitely recommend this site!
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Meredith J.recommends
October 29, 2023
Coast Range Serenity
Nice, secluded, and quiet camp spot. Enjoyed the fire pit and potable water.
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Jeff J.recommends
October 8, 2023
Coast Range Serenity
Secluded oasis
Great site with plenty of room for you and your gear, and super private to boot. We only stayed a night but would be a great spot to stay for 2-3 days +
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Abijit M.recommends
September 19, 2023
Coast Range Serenity
Beautiful space for camping, has trails around the property that are great for walking. Water was provided by hosts which was very nice and helpful, as well as bathroom.
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Buxton, Washington, Oregon, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Kalapuya, Clatskanie, 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 James & Patricia S.Joined in June 2018
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