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Royal Heart Hill

· Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon
25 acres hosted by Carly S.
1 RV/tent site · 1 tent site
Carly is a Star Host
Star Hosts are highly rated, responsive, and committed to providing incredible experiences.
Please read in full before booking!!! The private and peaceful 'Royal-Heart Hill' property consists of - Oak Savanna, mixed conifer woodland, meadow, undulating hills and small pond. At the Heart of Royal, Oregon (in Cottage Grove proper) we are at the very end of a Dead-End road, which means no sound or light pollution from passing cars or nearby residences. Surrounded by BLM and Timber properties (please be aware of clearly marked private property/no trespassing signs at the end of the public road), while still being just under 6 miles outside of downtown Cottage Grove-the town of Covered-Bridges- with many options for shopping, dining, breweries and live music! Cottage Grove has nearby access to wineries and two large lakes (Cottage Grove and Dorena) with swimming, boating, fishing, as well as hiking and biking trails. We are 35 minutes/27 miles from the heart of Eugene. All campsites are a short walk away from a SMALL pond (no swimming), and epic sunset views from the meadow! **The timber acreage that borders our property- to the west and north of Overholser Road- was just harvested as of winter 2024.** Thus, we no longer have that 'deep in the forest' type-feel, but it did open up some westward/sunset views. Although the clearcut is an eye-sore, it is an example of what the logging industry does to our forests here in Oregon. I hope this will not put a damper on your camping experience, but it is unfortunately out of my control... On Royal-Heart Hill, we do our best to mitigate any negative impact on the forest with our practices of sustainable thinning, native habitat restoration and permaculture. If you have any questions about our forest management practices- please ask! **Poison oak is present! Please know how to identify, or ask and I will show you** I have done my best to clear it away from main camping areas and trails, but be cautious. Tecnu is provided in the outdoor shower if needed. **LEAVE NO TRACE//PACK IN, PACK OUT//NO DUMPING! A trash bag/bucket is provided, but please check the site for micro-garbage before leaving and take all of your trash with you. We provide buckets for food compost and *deposit* recycling (bottles/cans), which you may leave.** **All guests have access to the outdoor shower, which is located by the Dome.** **COMPOSTING TOILETS- There is a composting toilet at each site; however, only the toilet near the dome and shower has a urine diverter. If one feels uncomfortable urinating outside, this toilet can be used. At the other two sites: PLEASE, poop only! Urinate outside and throw TP in trash or composting barrel (around back of toilet). Before use: Make sure bucket is lined with sawdust. After use: Cover waste with sawdust and dump bucket in the composting barrel around back. Replace bucket and line with sawdust. Be Courteous! Thank you!** For humanure to break down properly, urine and feces must be kept separate. This is because the urea present in urine degrades into ammonia and kills the microbes that would otherwise break down the waste. Campfires are allowed within local regulation. **Absolutely no illegal activity of any kind or you will be asked to leave immediately with no refund. NO HARD DRUG USE!** Site Descriptions- The 'Platform' site has a large fire pit, composting toilet (for #2 only), potable water via hose, and electric via extension cord. It is a short distance from our outdoor shower, and is accessible with 4WD during the rainy season and 2WD during the dry season (the site is not accessible with a camper/trailer). From this site one can see the top of the monolithic Dome-Home, which makes it a little less private. **If camping with a vehicle that cannot take the steep road to the site, one can park on our gravel driveway (or at the top of the hill) and walk down via steps or road.** The 'Tent/Trailer' site is our more secluded/private site and is available amongst our Madrone and Chinquapin tree zone. The road to this site is flat and accessible by car/camper/small trailer. There is a turn-around (somewhat tight), but trailers larger than 17ft may have difficulty using it. There are many level spaces to park or pitch a tent. Hipcampers have access to electric via extension cord, a small cooking-fire-pit and composting toilet (#2 only); however, potable water, and outdoor shower are all located by the Dome, which hipcampers will have to walk (short distance) or drive to. There is currently an old (being renovated) trailer on site (out of the way), which is off-limits to hipcampers.
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53 ratings · 41 reviews
Jameson W.recommends
March 31, 2024
My close friends and I spent an impromptu night on the property and we had a great time! It was a lovely day and we could see the sunset at dusk and the sunrise in the morning. We were expecting a bigger pond or lake based off of what was advertised but it was a fun walk to take. Because of the clear cutting going on around the property it wasn’t the easiest to access however the host let us know ahead of time! It wasn’t super deep in nature because of this but it made for great star gazing! We appreciate how thought out the signage was and the explicit directions we were given on how to access the campsite!!
Kate C.recommends
October 31, 2023
Camp amongst the ferns and pines.
Beautiful secluded spot among the moss, ferns and pines. Easy to find. We arrived at sunset and parked our camper van in a flat spot. Plentiful wood and a charming fire pit with naturalized tables and benches. Enjoyed a magical morning walk through the diverse forest to a little pond. So very quiet. A privilege to sleep in this spot.
Benjamin S.recommends
October 27, 2023
Camp in Cottage Grove's outskirts
We camped hoping to catch the eclipse October 2023. Instead we hung out under the oaks and douglas firs on the ridgeline campsite in the fog. We enjoyed the privacy and were intrigued by the frog pond trail. We got help from Carly to switch the extension cord breaker to on and she was very responsive. I enjoyed the eco-homestead vibe and the proximity to Cottage Grove, which was very friendly.
Danika S.recommends
October 23, 2023
We really enjoyed our stay. We got to explore the beautiful property. We enjoyed a lot of time by the fire pit, the provided firewood was a nice bonus. Definitely would stay again. Thanks Carly!
Ali S.recommends
October 23, 2023
Lovely established camp site!
This is such a lovely spot tucked away for the ideal OR camping trip. The directions were clear and made it easier to find the campsite. Me and my friends really enjoyed the fire pit and the platform is great for setting up your tent.
Kevin R.recommends
October 22, 2023
Amazing quiet spot in the woods
We loved the tent/trailer camp spot on Carly’s property. It was quiet and peaceful and we were able to disconnect and relax for a couple of days. There’s a nice hiking trail down to a pond with cute signage to lead the way. The composting toilet had a stack of dried firewood from the property beside it and also some cute tables and chairs by the fire ring made from local trees. All in all a wonderful place just outside of Cottage Grove. We will definitely be back next year!
Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Kalapuya, Coos, Lower Umpqua, Siuslaw, 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 Carly S.Joined in January 2022
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