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Derby Canyon Retreat

· Cashmere, Chelan, Washington
6 acres hosted by Kevin M.
1 lodging site · 2 RV/tent sites
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Welcome to the Derby Canyon Retreat! Located just 14 miles from Leavenworth, this 6 acre private paradise is entrenched in nature. Enjoy the serene surroundings, natural setting, wooded mountain land, various and beautiful terrain surrounding this site. Full VIDEO tour available on youtube: https://youtu.be/xdp5w18dzBQ Playlist with various tours, how-to (toilet, well, etc) available here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhj8T6O39E9_dkxgMP-u9pw4IvNYNpbnt With three separate, private sites available find the one which is the best match for your needs. Site 1 is convenient, easy to access and great for tents and small trailers, and close to the community outhouse and wellhouse. Site 2 is the most private, ideal for larger groups and tucked among the trees; ideal for many tents or camper and located on grassy flat land. Camper Site 3 includes use of our on-site camper with some extra space for additional tents and access to community outhouse and wellhouse. All sites include water on site (boil or filter before drinking!) access to the community outhouse, and outdoor shower with on demand hot water. FIRE BAN on all wood and charcoal, propane firepits located at each campsite, just BYOPropane! Looking to accommodate a larger group? Contact the host for a discount to rent all three and have the entire property to yourself! Further detail on each site page. This retreat is dedicated to sustainable living and development. Our well is powered by solar panels and batteries, the outhouse is a biogas system which has a hand pump for flush, and utilizes human waste to produce methane and fertilizer. The methane is then plumbed to a single burner in our kitchenette and can be used for cooking or boiling water when enough methane is present! Booking this hipcamp is supporting sustainable living and development! :D If you like nature, there are many features for you. From hiking to biking, off road access, hunting, or wildlife viewing, Derby Canyon offers it all. Enjoy a day in Leavenworth, the Wenatchee River, mountain bike trail, or a hike in the mountains. Though most of the area does not receive cell phone service (I have Verizon) we do get service at this site. Located about 5 miles off the county road, cell service will fall off for the first 4 miles, however most people will have service at the site itself. Please PRINT or DOWNLOAD the directions I will email you for OFFLINE use! For now we are offering this site as a private escape campsite to enjoy the depths of nature in a serene setting. Wood fires are not allowed but we do have a propane firepit available for use free of charge - bring your own propane!
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15 ratings · 15 reviews
Rachel Z.recommends
October 22, 2023
Campsite 1
Great spot
We left a bit late so arrived at night. Was a bit hard to find, but we got there. Enjoyed the spot. Stars were out, no rain, no mosquitos… just a great night with our tent and propane campfire. It was very private other than a few vehicles passing near by on the road in the morning. We had no cell signal (not even Verizon), which was good… total disconnect. Since we arrived in the dark, we drove through the gate and camped between the cabins under construction. In the morning, we realized we should have turned right down to more camping area. Truthfully, I wouldn’t have if we arrived during the day as it was longer grass (not great camping ground, abandoned boat and old cabin). All in all, a great spot.. truly enjoyed our time!
Nikki L.recommends
September 26, 2023
Campsite 1
Private spot close to Leavenworth
Kevin's spot is a perfect location for hikes and visiting Leavenworth. He was super communicative and welcoming. I will definitely stay again if I am in the area!
Dave T.
September 15, 2023
Campsite 1
Different from the pictures
The host was pleasant and helpful, and overall we enjoyed the experience. I am giving a less than perfect review due to the condition of the property. The pictures used to advertise the property are dated, they show two empty fields surrounded by forest. In reality, the main area has both a pump house and a restroom under construction, and the secondary area is occupied by an old camper and a boat. I feel the host should be upfront on what the current condition is, I would not have rented this property had I know what it actually looked like.
Kennedy F.recommends
September 10, 2023
Campsite 1
Super cute spot! The directions were easy to follow and it is a very pretty area. There is some construction right now as mentioned but it’s going to be great once it’s finished. I’d definitely want to come again and see the finished product:)
Robert C.recommends
September 5, 2023
Campsite 1
Awesome camping near Leavenworth
This was a great place to stay, nice and private. Plenty of space to spread out if you have a good sized group. It's also exciting that the owner is adding more amenities to such a great location. The owner is also expanding the available camping space, which we are looking forward to for next year. We had a group of 8, with three large tents a gazebo and a nice sized kitchen area for cooking. It also accommodated our vehicles easily. This is very close, 20 minutes or so, from Leavenworth. This makes it a wonderful way to add some more activities to your camping trip. The river is fun to tube or paddle board down, and rental equipment is readily available. You can also borrow life jackets from the Leavenworth Outdoor Center.
Grace J.recommends
September 2, 2023
Campsite 1
A nice quiet place to camp for the night! Kevin’s instructions that he sent were very thorough.
Cashmere, Chelan, Washington, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, np̓əšqʷáw̓səxʷ (Wenatchi), Yakama, and Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Kevin M.Joined in April 2023
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