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Marmot House Old Growth Forest

· Sandy, Clackamas, Oregon
13 acres hosted by Arehn M.
1 lodging site · 2 RV sites · 10 tent sites
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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.
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48 ratings · 37 reviews
Courtney C.recommends
April 3, 2024
Great experience
Beautiful property, lovely and hospitable folks. Took kiddo here after another adventure went awry. The morning after a very late and disorganized arrival, we were greeted by the property owners, who live on-site, and rather than having something negative to say (which was what we feared), they brought us much needed and appreciated coffee. We realized some of our gear had been stolen, and they miraculously had some for us to rent at a fair price. located a relatively short, drive away from Sandy, where one can get groceries, fast food, etc. We would return in a heartbeat.
Melissa J.recommends
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
Annie K.recommends
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.
Alex F.recommends
October 9, 2023
Tent Hostel
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!
Derek P.recommends
September 21, 2023
RV field
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.
Jesse A.recommends
September 18, 2023
Tent Hostel
Beautiful spot and kind hosts, would love to come back and hike the trails.
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
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