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The Forest Cupcake

99%
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· Lyle, Washington
20 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
This unique place in Lyle, Washington - part of the Columbia River Gorge scenic area - is magical and utterly beautiful. The property is set in a magnificent meadow as far as the eye can see with soft rolling hills, edged up to a deep oak woodland/ponderosa pine forest. There's tons of wildlife, stars, trails, rivers.  We think it is one of the finest most precious and beautiful places on the planet that is a windsurfing and kiteboarding mecca. Mount Adams, Mount Hood, kayaking on the Klickitat and White Salmon Rivers; hikes abounding.  Heart-stopping beauty and peacefulness whichever way you turn. You will feel like you have gone to your own little Shangri-La and you will not soon forget the experience. Even sleeping is special here, as you look up into the dome of the yurt and behold the stars, while twinkle lights gently illuminate the interior.   We live in a slice of heaven, and we want to share it with others.
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Lyle, Washington, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Irene W.Joined in March 2021
Response rate: 100%
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89 ratings · 78 reviews
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Caitlin C.recommends
November 15, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
We had a wonderful time enjoying the calm, quietness of the yurt. This was a great way to *camp* during the winter. The land is stunning and the view of the mountains from the hilltop was spectacular. We were lucky that the fire ban was lifted in time for our stay as without the fireplace we would've been pretty chilly! Great access to local hiking trails as well! There are a few houses nearby (including the owners') but far enough away that you can't really see or hear them at all. The yurt was stocked with all the basics for our weekend stay. It was truly a delight and a spot I'd recommend to anyone.
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Marnasha F.recommends
October 30, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Chirping crickets & warm fire
An absolutely charming yurt and the sweetest and thoughtful hosts. Irene and bill made sure we knew exactly how to locate them, greeted us with their grandson and made sure we had all the necessary amenities. So awesome to see the deer and hear the chirping crickets at night. We enjoyed a gorgeous hike just a 6 min drive away!
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Sheila W.recommends
October 24, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Comfortable and quiet. The stars were amazing!
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March T.recommends
October 23, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
A night in the cupcake with dogs
All of us had a great time at the yurt!! Hosts left us extra blankets and pillows for our arrival and thanks to the much over due rain, we were able to have a fire. Hosts came in and got it going for us and thanks for that because it really helped keep us warm all night. We all went to bed pretty early because it was so relaxing just listening to the rain fall on the yurt. The property is super beautiful, especially with all the colors you can see from the top of the hill - which is where we also discovered the cute purple chair. We would all stay again and next time, bring one of those kid lights that beam colorful stairs and designs on the ceiling because I think that would be fun to watch while laying back and relaxing. The yurt was nice and clean.
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Marcie B.recommends
October 19, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Forest Cupcake Yurt
Forest Cupcake was just what we needed! An incredible night sky blessed us with a stellar sky full of stars, galaxies, Milky Way…. What a glamping treat to stay in a yurt! Even the moon visited us early in the morning through the dome.
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Erika C.recommends
October 18, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
This was an amazing location. Quiet, serene, all the basics. Definitely felt at peace here.
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Michelle W.recommends
October 16, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Beautiful land and such a peaceful time spent here. Recommend for quiet and restorative experience.
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Diana M.recommends
October 2, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
The golden hill
The yurt was very spacious and cozy. We had three women and we all slept comfortably. The simple kitchen amenities and the picnic table made for a lovely spot to have meals. It is tucked down along side an oak glade with a beautiful golden hill the sun rises over. Irene was easy to communicate with. We all stay there again.
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Nicole F.recommends
September 29, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Camping with cats!
Lovely! Thanks again!
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Susan M.recommends
September 25, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Awesome staycation!!!!will be back
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Elisabeth B.recommends
September 14, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Beautiful relaxing stay
We had a beautiful stay! The scenery is hard to beat and the location was exactly what we hoped for. Pretty remote and off grid yet very comfortable with everything you need. Irene was very friendly and communicative, we did not see anyone else other than her and it was so peaceful. Plenty of deer and other wildlife. Only con was there were a lot of active bees this time of year. Not something the hosts could do anything about but was hard to enjoy the outdoors with our young kids near the yurt. Was not really a big issue for us as we just relaxed inside and went on a few hikes.
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Lauren W.recommends
September 12, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Peaceful, beautiful, private& quiet
This place is beautiful -- so peaceful and quiet, sunny and golden and private. You won't need to bring anything but food and clothes -- everything you need is there, unless you want to bring your own. It's all the best stuff about camping without any of the hassle! And the yurt is lovely -- huge and cozy and spotless. I went on my own, with my two dogs, and felt completely safe and like I could do my own thing with no one around to disturb me. I just wanted to hang out and explore a little bit right around the area -- it's lovely to walk around -- but there are lots of fun places to check out nearby if you're looking for more adventure. I recommend the Cupcake Yurt 100%.
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Sarah B.recommends
September 12, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Beautiful setting!
Beautiful setting and cozy yurt. Hosts very friendly and easy to communicate. Full moon gorgeous coming over the mountains, and sunsets at top of hill were stellar! We were comfy on our own foam pad in the yurt. Suitable sink for cleaning inside with water drawn from outdoor spigot (careful-bees hide up the hose!) We cooked on our own 2 burner propane stove out on picnic table. But if you have issue with bees, you may prefer going at a more safe time, and I did sadly get a nasty bee bite. Sept 10 weekend there were so many near the yurt, making it hard for us to spend time outside of yurt except after 8pm. And because yurt really heats up when 80s -90s, plan your day out enjoying nature in the area because yurt will be hot! Couldn't use outdoor cold shower with small bees nest inside.
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Asha G.recommends
September 11, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
We had an amazing time!!! I loved looking out at the hill in front of us. What a treat. The hosts were so sweet and accommodating. We are definitely coming back.
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Nicole A.recommends
September 5, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Awesome Yurt!
This place was amazing, wonderful views, friendly hosts, tons of nearby adventure. We hope to visit The Forest Cupcake again and experience it in a different season!
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Ryan R.recommends
August 12, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Camp was lovely
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Nicole F.recommends
August 8, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
I loved camping on Irene’s land! Both her and her husband are extremely nice. I booked the stay during a hot weekend & they were nice enough to provide some rechargeable fans! Looking forward to booking another stay
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Mc C.recommends
August 5, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
This was perfect for what we were looking for- a peaceful place to stay in between hiking. The location is perfect for being close to so many different hikes. All we talked about is wanting to come back in the future!
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Troy B.recommends
July 26, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Yurting
The Yurt was lovely. Bill and Irene were super helpful and have made a great place to stay. The view from the hill was incredible. We picked a 100 degree day so go there a little later than we otherwise would have. The Yurt had blankets, Pullout beds, and even a guitar. My friend and our daughters all had a great time and will definitely come back someday.
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Elie P.recommends
July 19, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
What a treat to stay at the yurt! Such a tranquil and beautiful spot. Though a bit out of our way, the extra travel was completely worth it. Smooth and easy check-in. Highly recommend the experience for anyone traveling to the Columbia River Gorge area.
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Loren C.recommends
July 17, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
We had a wonderful time at the Yurt. It was quiet and in a beautiful setting. So many beautiful stars!
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Jenna R.recommends
July 15, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
A perfect off-grid adventure
We arrived a bit later after a day of adventuring up towards Mt. Hood. The drive to the property was stunning, and we arrived just in time to catch the end of sunset and an amazing sky filled with stars. The yurt was well equipped and the hosts were delightful. We will definitely be back for another visit.
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Krista K.recommends
July 10, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Loved everything about it
Beautiful space and a magical location. Loved everything about it - how quiet and remote it was yet not far from everything. Irene was an incredibly kind and gracious host. If you need to get away and recharge - this is the spot.
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Jessica B.recommends
July 3, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
What a magical spot! We loved the yurt and surrounding area. We only got to pass through on our way home to Seattle but it was such a special place to stay the night. We enjoyed a stunning sunset on the hill, the kids loved exploring, and in the morning our kind hosts even brought us a cup of coffee, above and beyond!
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Shane H.recommends
July 3, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Great Experience
We loved our time at the forest cupcake. The yurt was exactly as described and the sprolling views of hood and Adam's were incredible. Ended our night stargazing on the deck.
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Leslie D.recommends
June 22, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
The night sky was filled with stars. Deer grazed on the field that covered the hill immediately in front of the porch upon which we sat. Climbing up the hill gave him a beautiful view and a great workout.The yurt was light, airy, and well appointed. It was nestled in the grove of short oak trees. The host was available, friendly, and helpful.
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Stephanie W.recommends
June 20, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
The Forest Cupcake was a perfect getaway. The yurt was spacious and clean. All Cooking basics provided - one pan, one pot, burners, cutlery, plates/bowls/glasses/mugs. Also had pillows and blankets- so nice not having to lug all that stuff with us! Our 2 kids had a great time in the tree house and running up and down the hill. This is a great home base for exploring the gorge- we went to Columbia hills park, Catherine creek recreation area, and explored the klickitat trail. Terrific stay and very nice hosts.
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Sharon B.recommends
June 18, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Such a beautiful place. Wonderful sunset and a Cosy yurt, a perfect overnight stay. Communication was easy and hosts very responsive. Thanks so much.
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Cecilia H.recommends
June 15, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
Beautiful camping with my dog
Great private spot with plenty of scenic places to hike and relax. The Yurt had all we needed to be comfortable and warm. I appreciated that we had quiet, and it was nice to be able to bring our dog.
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Monica B.recommends
June 13, 2022
Columbia Gorge Yurt
The Yurt was awesome! It was a great basecamp for exploring the Gorge! The only complaint was that the single mattress was thin enough that I could feel the poles through the mattress, but there were plenty of blankets to put under the mattress to pad it so that I could no longer feel the poles. Would highly recommend this place for a getaway!
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