October 1, 2023
Filled with gratitude!
Filled with gratitude for Gichi Manidoo (Creator). My partner and I had been eyeing this specific Hip Camp for months because of the salmon season and proximity to some great foraging spots. What an amazing time! The property is beautiful, the hill was not as steep as I thought it was going to be, so that was nice.
The river was indescribable. We saw heron’s, hawks, ravens, eagles, all types. At site #4 there were salmon right there too. All life flowing around us. We walk away full of gratitude for the space that was opened to us, and for all the life that continues to be supported by intentional stewardship.
Random points: 35 minutes from Port Townsend, Beautiful clean A-Frame and out house, spacious area, short trot to the river, and plenty privacy.
Chi Miigwech Shawn!
September 21, 2023
Quilcene River Cabinette - ❤️
Thank you Shawn for sharing your amazing creekside property. We stayed in the "Cabinette" for two nights midweek post Labor Day and had the area all to ourselves. This is my favorite Hip Camp to date. The river is wild and full of life, death and rebirth. The conversation in the early morning amongst the group of ravens in the trees surrounding us was incredible. I was too enthralled at the time to think about recording them. I have never heard such a variety of sounds spoken by ravens. Great location to Quilcene Bay for a paddle and within 45 min drive to Mt. Townsend upper trailhead. The summit was socked in but the scenery along the way was beautiful. Such a treat to see all the Wild Rhododendrons. Pizza dinner at Quilbilly's was delicious with leftovers for days. Great draft beer selection and warm inviting staff. And last but not least...the Cabinette...I would love to experience all four seasons in this lovely space. We didn't discover the ultra plush dog bed tucked under our bed until the second night. Following an 8 mile fairly tough hike our 10 year old lab was in heaven! The whole experience was absolutely wonderful! Much appreciation! Polly & Richard
September 19, 2023
The A Frame was amazing, as well as the entire property! Shawn was an excellent host, and was very accomodating. It was great meeting her and her partner and hanging out with them. We booked all 5 sites for a group camping trip, and the experience was perfect- everyone had a lovely time. Thank you Shawn!
September 10, 2023
Beautiful riverfront property
Lovely property along the river and very close to town (restaurant, coffee, convenience store). Shawn was an excellent host. We can’t wait to return!
September 10, 2023
Shawn’s A frame is so cute and we had an amazing time. We were not expecting to have our own outhouse and such a nice private space. We were able to open the wall up and have a lovely quiet afternoon of reading. We also really enjoyed playing badminton and cornhole. We would highly recommended this spot.
September 8, 2023
Site 1 - Tranquil Acres
We love Shawn’s property! We stayed at site 1, which is the biggest site and separated from the rest of the other sites; giving us more space and privacy. I love how Shawn put lawn games (badminton, corn hole, and horseshoe) to entertain ourselves. My favorite part is the “common area”, which is a perfect spot for swimming on a very hot day and just relaxing.
We went on Labor Day weekend, it was a little chilly, but I can’t wait to go back and actually enjoy the river.