Hipcamp host Campbell N.,
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Squirrelville is a fully furnished, cozy, rustic cabin built by a Lake County judge in the 1920s, available to enjoy year round. Nestled in Ponderosa pines next to an aspen grove on 20 fenced acres, willows, sagebrush, a few junipers, and seasonal wildflowers add to the mix. 

With one bedroom and open plan living and kitchen area, this cabin easily sleeps 2 adults, or

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Squirrelville is a fully furnished, cozy, rustic cabin built by a Lake County judge in the 1920s, available to enjoy year round. Nestled in Ponderosa pines next to an aspen grove on 20 fenced acres, willows, sagebrush, a few junipers, and seasonal wildflowers add to the mix. 

With one bedroom and open plan living and kitchen area, this cabin easily sleeps 2 adults, or 2 adults and one child.

Bedroom: Queen size bed

Living room: Queen size sleeper sofa

Amenities: 

Linens provided

Wood stove (wood supplied)

Oil heater

Stereo sound system

Kitchen: Fully equipped, with vintage refrigerator (very small freezer), "Home Comfort" wood cookstove with a 2 burner electric cooktop sitting on it for cooking, coffee maker, toaster oven, blender

Large country kitchen sink with a 6 gallon container with spigot that is kept filled for use.5  gallon glass beverage container filled with pure artesian well water

Outdoors:

Picnic table

Weber Charcoal BBQ

Large hammock

Outdoor Shower (seasonal, temperatures permitting)                                                    Carpeted outhouse with great view! Outside light can be turned on from the bedroom for nightime use.

We hope you enjoy your stay in Squirrelville Cabin at Back of Beyond. 

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Campbell a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We are on the Oregon Natural Desert Association alternative route to Lakeview, and on the new Timber Trail Mt. bike trail from ...Read more

Boating

Fish for native red band trout (like Dolly Vardon). Fly-fishing on Deep Creek and Vee Lake, or lure fishing for crappie and bas...Read more

Fishing

Fish for native red band trout (like Dolly Vardon). Fly-fishing on Deep Creek and Vee Lake, or lure fishing for crappie and bas...Read more

Hiking

The Fremont National Forest is only .5 miles away, a 2.3-million-acre forest & mountain park featuring multiple hiking and walk...Read more

Paddling

Explore the many lakes and reservoirs available within a day's trip from camp.

Wind sports

Lakeview is known as the Hang Gliding Capitol of the West. One of the launch sites is just 15 miles north of the cabins.

Snow sports

Camas Sno Park and Warner Canyon Ski Area are only 5 minutes away, respectively. Bring your skis and your snowboard!

Swimming

Public outdoor swimming pool at the base of Bullard Canyon, plus many lakes and reservoirs nearby.

Wildlife watching

Bird watch at the foot of Hart Mountain in the Warner Valley, where a series of lakes and wetlands form part of the Western Fly...Read more

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Squirrelville Cabin in Oregon.

Desert

Explore the Great Basin semi-arid desert and the Warner Valley to the East. The Warner Valley is a one of a kind surreal landsc...Read more

Forest

The Fremont National Forest is .5 miles away from camp.

Hot spring

Hart Mt. Hot Springs are a big draw here and free.

Mountainous

We sit at 5,700' elevation. Drive up for a picnic on Drake Lookout at 8200 feet for views of the Goose Lake Valley, California,...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Seasonal creek runs through the property.

Canyon

Places to see near Back of Beyond

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Hipcamper Haley

Zen

Haley C.
recommends this listing.
November 2nd, 2021

Squirrelville is just incredible. Everyone should experience it for themselves! You leave feeling relaxed and recharged. The hosts are wonderful people who truly think of every little thing! Forever grateful for this trip! We would absolutely love to come back! We left a little piece of our heart here for sure. Thank you!!

Hipcamper Brittany

Cozy cabin vibes

Brittany V.
recommends this listing.
October 24th, 2021

This place was perfect. My friend and I wanted a place for a quiet getaway and this was just that. We holed up for the weekend and were so cozy. We kept the fire going and enjoyed listening to Cam’s music. His dog Suki even came to keep us company one night, she was the sweetest thing ever! Plenty of firewood to keep the place warm, everything you need to cook with, lots of music, books, games, puzzles, art supplies, etc. The electric stove pulls a lot of power so you can’t use both sides at once, it takes a little creativity to make meals that need multiple pots/pans, but definitely doable. We kept the fire roaring and we were able to use that stove to slowly heat things up/keep them warm. We wanted to make cookies but were unable to get the toaster oven to stay on, so we cooked those on the fireplace, too, it just took a while! Would definitely like to come back again sometime. Thank you, Cam!

Hipcamper Campbell
Response from Campbell, the Host, on October 28th, 2021

Brittany and Hannah were a perfect fit for what we offer here. They were happy to be where they were, adventurous (there are lots of adventures from here), friendly, considerate, and good communicators. What else could a host ask for. The place was left very clean and they sped our cleanup with their thoughtfulness. Hopefully their next visit will have our well-known great weather (they were here for a big storm front that passed through)! We look forward to their return!

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Hipcamper Sophie
Sophie B.
recommends this listing.
December 31st, 2020

How I want for Christmas is .... staying at the Squirrelville cabin!
Can and Christine were the unexpected highlight of our trip in the cabin. Their warm welcome and passion for the Oregon outdoors made our stay even more special. Their cabin is super homy with lots of boardgames and books to unwind. Comfy bed and couches, Christmas lights, hot chocolate, and hikes in the snow. Really, there was no need for anything else.
We'd definitely come back to see the wild flowers.

Hipcamper Kyle

Nothing short of incredible!!!

Kyle S.
recommends this listing.
November 8th, 2020

Cam was a fabulous host and I had such a great time staying at the cabin. The communication was super easy and quick and I found both the location and the cabin to be much better than the photos. The location is ideal - private and peaceful but not too remote and easily accessible with a passenger vehicle. It made for a great base camp while I spent a couple of days exploring the nearby forests/hikes. Cam was extremely helpful and gave great recommendations for nearby day trips. I felt lucky to have found such a great place to stay and the night sky was truly something else!! Would absolutely recommend to stay there!

Hipcamper Leslie

Quintessential cabin in the woods

Leslie O.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2020

Cam and Christine's wonderful cabins truly provide the "quintessential" cabin experience in a very interesting part of Oregon not many people know about. The Oregon Outback is high desert territory, with few people, lots of critters and interesting vistas. Less than an hour away is Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge, which features much wildlife, and ! stunning ! sunsets. This whole area, perhaps due to the elevation, features amazing sunsets. While on my way to, or while at the Refuge, I saw an immature bald eagle, a golden eagle, a coyote stalking mice, and a small group of mule deer silhouetted against the persimmon sunset and silvered lake as I exited the Refuge.

Cam and Christine are gracious hosts, and are onsite, through a screen of trees, for any questions that may arise. Be sure to check out the CDs of Cam's amazing original "Oregon" music, a wonderful, therapeutic balm for the soul.

One other thing to note is that within a couple hundred miles, there are THREE hotsprings -- Surprise Valley near Cedarville, California, Hunter's Hotsprings in Lakeview, and a natural rock-walled "soakin' hole" at the Hart Mountain Refuge, so if you have a little time for your trip, you could do a hotspring "tour."

DO note that Squirrelville has no internal plumbing, no bathroom or running water.... The larger cabin, Whitetail, does...

Hipcamper Savannah

The best!

Savannah B.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2020

Campbell is extremely hospitable & lovely. Our stay here was private, quiet, & everything we were looking for & then some! The only thing we would have changed is how long we would’ve stayed because how in love we fell with the cozy cabin & the nature surrounding it. Already planning our next stay here!

Hipcamper John

Oregon outback is apt description

John M.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2020

Enjoyed meeting hosts Cam and Christine. Squirrelville is HipCamp deluxe. Hot outdoor shower. No indoor plumbing, FYI. Fresh spring water provided. Enjoyed a quiet morning reading on the pasture side bench. Good freshly paved cycling road, as well as lots of gravel and dirt mountain bike roads. Note that the Oregon Timber Trail section near cabin is unmaintained. Would be good for cross country skiing. though.

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Hipcamper Poornima

Absolutely wonderful

Poornima D.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2020

This place is a slice of heaven. It’s absolutely a gem. I’m saying this at the risk of making this place a bit less exclusive, but I honestly don’t care about that and want other nature lovers to experience the beauty of the cabin and the utterly sweet hospitality of the owners. The cabin literally is equipped with everything possible to give you a remote, relaxing, tranquil and cozy feeling. The kitchen is gorgeous, with a vintage stove and fridge. The outdoor shower is amazing. The views are magnificent. We drove to Hart mountain, dipped in the hot springs and just enjoyed walking around the property. This part of Oregon is beyond beautiful. Last but not the least, Cam and Christine are the greatest hosts we have ever met. What a pleasure!

Hipcamper Campbell
Response from Campbell, the Host, on September 11th, 2020

We loved Poornima and Gautham's stay with us! We felt like we'd met younger kindred spirits. They were excellent communicators, positive, curious, open, and adventuresome! They're also dog people like we are! We already have talked about their possible return this Winter! A wonderful couple!

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Hipcamper Yuri
Yuri C.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2020

I love Squirrelville! The cabin is as cosy as can be, a bit kitschy with all the different eras meeting each other. It is well stocked with tea, games, books, and music. We slept soundly, so soundly that apparently we slept right through some coyote noises! The outdoor shower was fun, and the outhouse fulfilled its function (what more can you ask for?). Lastly, Cam and Christine were lovely hosts. Loved hearing about Cam's career in music composition and performance and speaking in French with Christine. I encourage others to come explore the Oregon Outback!

Property
Back of Beyond
State
Oregon
Country
United States
$100/night
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