June 1, 2022
Everything was great about this site. It was away from people but close enough if we needed something, we could find it. The toilet and shower was extra nice as well! The hosts are super chill and very nice!
April 3, 2022
I had a great stay at Carben Forest! When I arrived, the host showed me around and was super friendly and accommodating.
The campsite was simple, with a clearing perfect for a tent. They had a rustic table and some stumps to sit on next to the fire pit (where the hosts had some wood and kindling to use), and it made for a really cozy spot to camp. The walk from the parking area to the site is short and easy but it gives it a really nice feeling of being in the middle of nowhere!
By the parking area, there was a sink, shower, bathroom, and even a fridge! You'll have absolutely everything you need, but it feels so remote and quiet. I'd definitely come back again!
September 8, 2021
Camp with the owls
We stayed here for 3 nights on a 5 night Olympic Peninsula trip. It was a great place to be. Rachel and Joel were so friendly and helpful in answering questions and guiding us to the activities we were looking for. Having running hot water for dishwashing was great! We used the cart to haul our stuff to the campsite which was really helpful because I hadn’t organized well even though I knew it was a walk in site. The campsite was simple and pleasant, with a nice metal box to set up a cook stove. We heard owls two nights and coyotes the third.
September 8, 2021
Private and easy trail access
My daughter and I loved the private campsite and easy access to the Larry Scott Trail. We live in Port Townsend so this was a mini bike-packing getaway- so much fun! Also the trees were perfectly spaced for our hammock. Thank you so much!
September 4, 2021
A Wonderful Getaway
The Carben Forest is a quiet secluded location for tent camping. I met with Joel and he seemed very likable. I messaged Rachel and she responded quickly and thoroughly. Running water, showers, a small refrigerator, electricity, and a compost toilet are provided. Grounds were clean and well maintained. My time there was wonderful and I would highly recommend this camp to anyone interested in a nature getaway.
September 3, 2021
Good private site. Excellent communication from the host. Nice basecamp for explorations. The sink and hot shower were a luxurious treat.
August 29, 2021
Beautiful forest camp site! Rachel and Joel were awesome, super responsive and helpful. Our son loved the horses down the street and the slug sightings. The campsite had everything we needed.
August 27, 2021
Loved it! Highly recommend.
August 20, 2021
Peaceful PNW forest camping with clean amenities and gracious hosts
August 11, 2021
Beautiful, peaceful and private
Beautiful, peaceful, and private camping spot with nice facilities, right next to the trail. We loved it. Rachel and Joel were very accomodating and kind. We'll definitely return again. Thanks!
August 8, 2021
Everyting you need
Everything you need in a quiet pleasant setting: Outdoor shower, compost toilet, kitchen sink setup in a forest.
My husband said " I was skeptical before arriving but now I find I love it!"
July 27, 2021
So you have read how many reviews before getting to our??? Book this space NOW! the hosts are so genuinely friendly and wanting your stay to me amazing.
Our stay was. Simply put our time at Carben Forest was one of the best, most private and close to cool stuff camping we have ever done.
July 6, 2021
Magical Campsite in the Woods
The Carben Forest camping spot is one of a kind. Our family had a fantastic weekend stay, and really appreciated the amenities like running water, a composting toilet, and a cart to wheel our gear to the campsite. If you get a chance to stay, don’t forget your bug spray. The proximity to Fort Townsend, really made this place special. I hope we get a chance to return soon!
July 5, 2021
Our host was gracious and helpful all the way through.
June 18, 2021
Our family LOVED this site. It was peaceful and secluded. Rachel was great. The site had a lot of useful amenities.
June 8, 2021
Loved our stay at Carben Forest
The campspot is spacious and private. It’s tucked away in lush woods and covered with woodchips keeping it free from mud. Owls hooted in the night and each day we were treated to a dawn chorus.
The camp amenities were clean and nicely laid out. Rachel and Joel were responsive and offered tips for a good time around Port Townsend.
We stayed for a week and would love to come back again.
May 30, 2021
A magical camp, with many comforts
A peaceful and private place to have a magical camp out with the family. The hosts were warm and welcoming and the campsite is situated perfectly near to hiking, biking, visiting Port Townsend, and a little farther out the Olympic Mountains. We were thrilled to stay on such beautiful land covered in native ferns and trees, with wildlife all around.
May 16, 2021
The hosts were so great! They welcomed us on arrival and made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable woodsy weekend. Great location with lots of outdoor activities, trails, and animal sightings. 10/10 will visit again!
April 25, 2021
Carben Forest is the best. The kindest and most helpful hosts, a beautiful setting, tons of things to do in the area. What a delight!
November 2, 2020
My wife and I had a lovely time. Despite very clear directions, we had some trouble finding the site and a single phone call to Rachel set us on the right path. The site was super convenient and close to many hiking options but also secluded enough to feel like you were actually in the woods. I would gladly book again.
October 14, 2020
The hosts were super nice! So wonderful to relax in nature. The spot had everything we needed and nothing we didn’t. In the morning we saw a spotted owl fly low through the forest and perch on a tree for several minutes! He was huge and gorgeous. Made my whole trip. I’m still thinking about it.
October 11, 2020
Very friendly hosts!
Campsite was private and well maintained
We’d like to return with our vines nw time to ride the trail into Port Townsend
September 19, 2020
Explore the Port sleep in the woods
This location is great to get your wooded experience at night and explore the Port and the surrounding area by day. Bring a bike! Having access to a bike/walking path right off the property line that goes into town was fun. Hosts were very friendly and helpful.
September 8, 2020
Remote camp feeling close to town
This is a fantastic setup! The site is lovely, secluded and a great size. Rachel and Joel were extremely friendly and welcoming and went above and beyond in terms of giving us recommendations - very much appreciated. The outdoor shower/ wash station/ bbq area really took any of the ‘work’ out of camping. You are close to Port Townsend as well as on a great trail. This is the best Hipcamp I have stayed in this summer!