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Guemes North Homestead

· Anacortes, Skagit, Washington
10 acres hosted by Ian W.
2 lodging sites · 5 tent sites
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The Guemes North Homestead is ten acres of gorgeous tall trees, clearings, homestead buildings, pond, trails, renewable energy gear, and more, set in the middle of the north end of Guemes Island, at the end of a 1/3-mile dead-end driveway. It has nature, quiet, and privacy. It includes a 30-year-old orchard, a developed garden with fine soil, a pond with rope swing and waterslide, several solar and wind energy systems, and multiple buildings. It's about a mile in two directions from the Pacific Ocean beach, and is surrounded by wooded acreage that is criss-crossed with trails and friendly neighbors, on an island with about 700 year-round residents and an active weekend/summer population. Homestead owner Ian Woofenden is an expert in renewable energy systems. He's lived off-grid at the homestead for 40-plus years, where he raised his large family and managed several small businesses. He now consults, sells, writes, and teaches about renewable energy in the U.S. and in Central America. If your idea of a great getaway is to help out and do physical work, just ask Ian. There's always something going on at the homestead, including garden and orchard work, trail building, wood cutting, construction, sawmilling, and more. Ian built this place, and has a broad knowledge of lots of homestead and sustainability topics. He loves sharing his knowledge and experience with guest, students, and interns. Quick reminders: NOT a party spot. The homestead goes silent from 9 PM to 9 AM. Not a place for lots of car trips in and out. Bikers can ask for 25% discount code (or use bike listing). Two-night minimum. No pets. One tent per site; one car per site. Book a separate tent site for friends/family who want to camp near you. We can't accommodate day visitors; if you want guests, book a site for them, or meet them at the beach, park, or Guemes mountain.. Bring your own bedding, matches, flashlights. Questions always welcome.
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223 ratings · 164 reviews
Jeanne Z.recommends
July 20, 2024
Tent Camping in Woods or Field
It was amazing! Ian and Lisa were lovely and the space they have created is a wonderful home away from home. Loved the renewability theme everywhere. The play structures were so fun ❤️
Meg S.recommends
July 8, 2024
Tent Camping in Woods or Field
Ian’s Guemes Island sanctuary is magical! He’s created his own camp paradise with a playground, lovely trails, a pond, and beautiful gardens/orchard. Access to the County Park is only a 3/4 mile walk and the rocky beach is beautiful. We loved spending the day at the beach and being able to retreat into the quiet/cool forest for the evening. Already want to come back!
Elizabeth S.recommends
July 7, 2024
Tent Camping in Woods or Field
Ian’s hipcamp is the best. We have two teen boys who loved the rope swing/swimming hole and wandering around exploring. We also took bikes and enjoyed exploring Guemes Island during the day. Highly recommend!
Beck F.recommends
July 4, 2024
Tent Camping in Woods or Field
We loved staying at Ian’s! It is an amazing stay.
Tina K.recommends
July 1, 2024
Site 2 - Bicycle Camping in the Island Woods
Would love to go back!
Beautiful, peaceful property with lots to explore including a tree house and giant see saw. Wooded, soft flat campsite with small table, bench, and kindling and clean composting bathrooms. Very close to a wedding venue nearby, and easy to bike to. Ian was an awesome host and was even helped us out after we left and had a bike issue.
Lisa M.recommends
June 23, 2024
Tent Camping in Woods or Field
Ian is a wonderful host with an amazing property and camping spots (we stayed in the field). He offered great directions and info about the property plus we got a tour of all the cool and unique features. The beach nearby was lovely and perfect for watching the sunset. The hike up Guemes Mtn is worth it (short, with open views at the top) and the food at the General Store was delicious. We look forward to visiting Guemes and Ian’s place again sometime.
Anacortes, Skagit, Washington, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Semiahmoo, Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group, Samish, and saʔqʷəbixʷ-suyaƛ̕bixʷ (Sauk Suiattle) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Ian W.

Joined in December 2017
Response rate: 100%
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