We built our totally off grid home on these 80 acres in the early 2000s. We are surrounded on all sides by either Washington State or US Forest Service land and we have no neighbors for miles. And yet, we are only about 25 minutes from the towns in the Methow and Okanogan Valleys.
Our solar powered home is built on a high bluff. We have several acres on the lower part of the property that surround a couple of old cabins (we do not rent out the cabins). We have a water system that allows us to irrigate this land from a nearby creek. This water is not potable but it is great at keeping the grass and vegetation green all through our dry summers! This is the area that we are making available to Hipcampers.
At one time, this property was a sort of way station for travelers crossing the old arduous Loup Loup Pass, before the highway was built to easily connect the Okanogan to the Methow Valley. Old timers tell us there was a dance hall and a good saloon up here and we have found some evidence to back up that story.
Aside from the occasional highway noise, it is very quiet here. There is virtually no outdoor lighting for miles, so stargazing is excellent on clear nights.
Although we can't promise sightings, what we have seen here through the years are deer, moose, elk, black bear, bobcat, coyote, owls, eagles, hawks and all sorts of migratory birds. And of course squirrels and chipmunks. Mind your food.
We look forward to sharing our sweet spot with you!
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Pull your fully self contained RV or trailer into our shady, green, forested, totally off grid acreage. Private, quiet, surrounded by WA State DNR land. Easy highway access from both Methow and Okanogan Valleys.
7 miles to fishing/boating at Leader Lake. 15-25 miles (20-30 minutes) to rivers, lakes, hiking trails, restaurants, galleries, bars, Farmers Markets, movies, groceries, gas, dump stations in the Methow and Okanogan Valleys.
Note that there is no internet at this location and cell phone reception is spotty at best. So unplug and relax!
This property is habitat to deer, moose, elk, coyote, black bear, bobcat, squirrels, chipmunks and the occasional skunk. All manner of birds, including eagle, hawk, owl, nighthawk, redwing blackbird, grey jay, robin, grossbeak, various finches, hummingbirds, etc.
Your well behaved non-aggressive dog is welcome. Please keep them on a leash to protect them from the wildlife and vice versa. We ask that you pick up after your pets and take it with you, as you would in any park.
Be aware that wild creatures come through this property at all times and make sure you do not leave food or garbage out where they can get into it.
This is a leave no trace campsite, we appreciate that you will take everything with you.