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Marmot House is a lush 13 acres of mostly old growth forest in the foothills of Mt. Hood, right on the Historic Oregon Trail. It is close to hiking, biking, and forested waterfalls a short drive away. We have beautiful short hikes on trails in our forest on the property.
World class windsurfing 30 miles away in Hood River, as well as more amazing waterfall hikes in the Columbia River Gorge. The Sandy River recreation area is just up the road from us and we are 10 mins. from The Sandy Ridge Trail with its 17 miles of mountain bike trails.
Each campsite is tucked in the woods and has access our communal fire pit at our gathering space. Our well water tastes amazing!
The is not a developed campground, it is our home. We see ourselves as stewards of this hidden forest gem and welcome people to enjoy its beauty. We are avid campers and recently spend 9 months in our teardrop trailer off grid on public lands. Living here we are family of four plus one who all work from home, Arehn a spiritual life coach, who loves to cook, Jim a software engineer and disc golfer, sons Ian, software engineer and writer and Sam, Environmental Science major and elite level Ultimate frisbee player. Tom Brown III (T3), Nature Educator and professional Photographer, lives in a separate apartment on the property.
Sandy, Clackamas, Oregon, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Cascades, 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
Hosted by Arehn M.Joined in May 2023
47 ratings · 36 reviews
November 30, 2023
Edge of Forest RV
The views on the way here are stunning and I even had a small amount of cell service out here. Would stay again
October 9, 2023
Choice spot for a kiddo's 1st camp!
The Crossroads campsite at Marmot House Old Growth Forest was particularly lovely and perfect for a couple or family of three. It's tucked away from the trail but very convenient to the communal fire pit and outhouse (nicest outhouse ever). There is a convenient picnic bench and flat, comfortable pad for tent set up. You can take a short, beautiful hike through the old growth forest. Arehn was very helpful and family is thoughtful about the use of their land.
October 9, 2023
Peaceful spot to stay!
Arehn has a great home in a quiet area to share. She was very kind and the fire pit, outhouse, and paths are very peaceful and clean. Would stay again!
September 21, 2023
Peaceful w/ private hiking trails
Very quiet peaceful and well set up HipCamp. The host Jim greeted me at the driveway entrance and suggested the trail to platform to watch sunset/sunrise. They also have a nice fire pit area for groups and many trails with a map of the property.
September 18, 2023
Beautiful spot and kind hosts, would love to come back and hike the trails.
September 11, 2023
It's a very cool site! The hosts were super friendly and gave us maps of the walking trails in the area. They provide a cart to carry your baggage to your site as the parking is a short walk away. They have a newly built outhouse and a shared firepit area set up for campers to use. Unfortunately, we could not use the firepit due to the fire ban, but it would be a great place to socialize with other campers. Overall, fantastic experience and I would stay again!