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Elfendahl Forest campground

· Belfair, Mason, Washington
20 acres hosted by Gary C.
2 lodging sites · 1 tent site
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Nestled deep within the captivating forest, not far from the majestic Hood Canal, lies our enchanting retreat known as Elfendahl Forest. Embark on a journey to escape the electronic hustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the wonder of the fairy tale woods that make Elfendahl Forest so extraordinary. Our off-grid homesteading destination is a testament to our unwavering commitment to sustainable living and environmental preservation. As we embark on our fourth year, we have meticulously crafted our 20 acres of whimsical, lush forest into a place that will captivate your heart and entice you to return time and time again. Surrounded by boundless acres of state lands, you are invited to explore the endless trails and roads that beckon adventurers. Just minutes away, you'll discover state parks, the Hood Canal, and refreshing freshwater lakes where you can indulge in activities such as fishing, kayaking, and swimming in the surprisingly warm waters. We offer a range of outdoor games including axe and knife throwing, bocce ball, corn hole, laser tag, and more. Additionally, we have a dedicated kids' play area where young ones can enjoy endless fun throughout the day. Immerse yourself in the heart of our vibrant community by getting involved in one or more of our ongoing projects and workshops. Relish in the abundance of delights that await you at Elfendahl Forest, including our flourishing vegetable gardens, inviting outdoor kitchen, eco-friendly composting toilet, refreshing shower, and a communal fire pit perfect for cozy evenings. During the summer months, we often host movie nights at our outdoor theater, offering a unique and captivating experience. Our one-of-a-kind kitchen is equipped with a propane stove/oven and comes complete with dishes and utensils for your convenience. Should you desire fresh vegetables and herbs, our gardens are a bountiful source, and we gladly share their harvest upon request. Indulge in the privacy and comfort of our outdoor shower, featuring on-demand hot water that can be adjusted to your liking. Our main composting toilet, affectionately known as "Louie the first," operates similarly to a porta potty but with the use of sawdust instead of harsh blue chemicals. Prepare to be pleasantly surprised by its cleanliness and comfort, all while conserving hundreds of gallons of water each week. For those renting our Lotus tent or the Magical bus you will enjoy the convenience of your own private composting toilet, as well as access to drinking water, a well-equipped kitchenette with spices and cooking oils, hammocks, and more. As we embark on our exciting journey with Hipcamp and other online platforms, your satisfaction is of utmost importance to us. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can make your stay as enjoyable as possible while you're here. At Elfendahl Forest, we invite you to step into a world of wonder and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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43 ratings · 33 reviews
Jennifer C.recommends
July 21, 2024
The Shire at Elfendahl Forest
We stayed in our tent on Gary's land. This was such a quiet peaceful place to spend some time. I really enjoyed using the communal kitchen, talking with Gary, and experiencing all the art installations in the woods.
Jeff W.recommends
July 6, 2024
Glamping at the Lotus tent
Gary was very welcoming and the area is quiet and relaxing. We enjoyed our night here!
Kristel A.recommends
June 21, 2024
Glamping at the Lotus tent
Gary and staff were super kind and helpful. A great deal of thought and attention has created a peaceful and fun place to stay. We will definitely keep this location in mind for future visits.
Shawn D.recommends
June 18, 2024
Glamping at the Lotus tent
Gary’s Elfendhal forest is a magical off-grid nature oasis with many accommodations options for guests! Gary is super friendly & helpful. The Lotus Tent was spacious & comfortable. The camp kitchens are well appointed & have everything you need. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a unique & eclectic camping experience!
Christopher G.recommends
June 16, 2024
The Shire at Elfendahl Forest
The campsite was perfect and the kitchen had everything and more.
Jedediah R.doesn't recommend
June 11, 2024
The Shire at Elfendahl Forest
Answer or return messages I called twice and texted
Belfair, Mason, Washington, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, S’Klallam, and Twana/Skokomish First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Gary C.

Joined in August 2022
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