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This is Tipi Glamping with comfy beds, Pendleton blankets, and all the luxuries of a glamping experience with a gourmet breakfast included for all. Enjoy the sound of the creek running through the property, flowers, and winding forest trails.

Crazy Horse Tipi

We had played with the idea of a really big tipi for a couple of years - and then it cam

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This is Tipi Glamping with comfy beds, Pendleton blankets, and all the luxuries of a glamping experience with a gourmet breakfast included for all. Enjoy the sound of the creek running through the property, flowers, and winding forest trails.

Crazy Horse Tipi

We had played with the idea of a really big tipi for a couple of years - and then it came to us: "Nomadics", our tipi maker from Sisters, OR had a cancellation on a 26 ft. tipi, which was now sitting in their manufacturing place without a home. They thought of us, and we said yes. Of course we'll find a place for it. Walking through the forest with the 26 ft. footprint in mind, we found the perfect circle amongst the really big Douglas Firs on the western edge of the forest, close to the "Cabin in the Woods," but far enough not to disturb each other. It was as if it had been waiting for a 26 ft. tipi all along. Not a single bush had to be removed, and the ferns were transplanted to the side.

Thanks to our helping friends setting it up went smoothly, and when it was all done, it was spectacular. The spacious interior felt sacred - and we thought it might eventually make a wonderful ceremonial tipi. The rich colors and textures of the rugs and the extra wool blankets draped over the rope around the perimeter lend inviting warmth and comfort.

We called it "Crazy Horse" for its monumental size - and it became our two-family-dwelling - with two full-size beds, covered with comforters and then four additional floor mats - for a maximum occupancy of 8 people, maybe 10, if there are children. The lucky ones sleeping on floor mats need to bring sleeping bags.

Tipi Village Retreat

Tipi Village Retreat is a haven away from the ordinary. With its secluded woodland setting, its unusual mix of dwellings (seven tipis, the Garden Cottage, the Studio, the Cabin in the Woods, and the Master Bedroom Suite), and its friendly hospitality -  it provides an ideal setting for group retreats, family reunions, weddings or commitment ceremonies, celebrations of life, workshops and other overnight events. It is a great place for any adventurous traveler wanting a unique lodging experience.

Amenities

All tipis are furnished in a Zen style. They have beautiful stone floors with rugs, warm and comfy beds with down comforters and wool blankets for the cool Oregon summer nights. For a more traditional sleeping experience, please take a look at our cabin. All tipis and cabins have access to a centrally located modern bath house with two full bathrooms.

Some important site amenities include a pristine forest with hammocks to enjoy the forest sounds, a clear-blue, fresh water low flowing creek with a kiddie pool, a dining room, the nearby swimming hole, a group fire pit, a spacious hot tub, a parking lot, and a restaurant.

Breakfast is served either by the creek or on the patio. Your stay includes a wholesome gourmet breakfast of organic free-range eggs, smoked salmon, breads, hot cereals,  fresh fruit, milk, yogurt, orange juice, coffee and tea.

For 2021, we’ve closed some of our tipis to allow more space for social distancing, and since meals have always been served out-of-doors, we’re still able to provide our usual level of services to guests. Meals will not be served buffet style to limit exposure due to the pandemic. Food will be served by staff.

Location and Activities

The question is... what can't you do? We're located in Mohawk Valley near Eugene, Oregon, and perfectly positioned for adventure. We're in a central location so there are beautiful day-trip destinations to the North, East, West, or South — may they be on two or four wheels. 

Eugene offers a small metropolis of activity -- Saturday Market, the Hult Performing Arts Center with the annual Bach Festival, the University of Oregon, the Oregon Country Fair, the Olympic Trials - besides miles and miles of bike paths.

The gorgeous Oregon coast is only 75 minutes west.

The Cascade Mountain Range, just 45 minutes east.

Portland to the north, Ashland to the south and, in between, some of the most gorgeous scenery in the country.

There are plenty of quiet activities to do right here at the retreat, but if you're interested in more, we're happy to help you plan nearby day trips.

You can find access to fishing, wine-tasting, rock climbing, rafting, theatre, bike-riding, running, waterfalls, shopping, museums, music, hiking, boating, birdwatching, and fine dining.

Day Trips

We can suggest a variety of day trips – all guaranteed to leave you with a memorable experience. Most of these destinations can also be reached on two or four wheels. Adventures vary from hiking to a pristine mountain waterfall or through an old growth forest to visiting an old mining ghost town – or dining at one of Oregon’s best wineries.

One of the closest destinations to us is Shotgun Creek Recreation Area. It is 7-10 minutes away and features lush evergreen trees, waterways, and creeks. It also offers hiking trails, picnic tables, large group shelters, horseshoe pits, volleyball and softball fields, and a swimming area.

You can also adventure to:

- The western cowboy town of Sisters, OR (great burgers here!) and the famous Lava Fields

- The Oregon Coast (get some fresh seafood here, especially in the coastal town of Florence) and Sand Dunes

- King Estate Winery and the spectacular Kentucky Falls

- Bohemia Mountain (also an easy dual sport ride to an old goldmining “ghost town”) and Umpqua River

- Warm Springs Indian Museum (get a really good sense of the area’s Native American history here)! Be sure to also check out the nearby Metolius River!

- Snow covered Mt. Hood. Lunch at the beautiful Timberline Lodge and follow the different but equally curvy and beautiful roads through Silverton, Sweet Home, and Crawfordsville back.

- Lilian Falls

- Crater Lake National Park - Oregon’s blue gem in the mountains, a site of incredible beauty. This is a long day ride but worth it to see the spectacular vistas of the lake.

Who Was Crazy Horse?

Crazy Horse was born on the Republican River about 1845. He was killed at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, in 1877; he lived barely thirty-three years. He was an uncommonly handsome man. While not the equal of Gall in magnificence and imposing stature, he was physically perfect, an Apollo in symmetry. Furthermore he was a true type of Indian refinement and grace. He was modest and courteous as Chief Joseph; the difference is that he was a born warrior, while Joseph was not. However, he was a gentle warrior, a true brave, who stood for the highest ideal of the Sioux. Notwithstanding all that biased historians have said of him, it is only fair to judge a man by the estimate of his own people rather than that of his enemies. The boyhood of Crazy Horse was passed in the days when the western Sioux saw a white man but seldom, and then it was usually a trader or a soldier. He was carefully brought up according to the tribal customs. At that period the Sioux prided themselves on the training and development of their sons and daughters, and not a step in that development was overlooked as an excuse to bring the child before the public by giving a feast in its honor.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

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    Hiking
    Climbing
    Wildlife watching

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    Natural features you'll find at Crazy Horse Tipi in Oregon.

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    Hipcamper Stephanie

    Best thing ever

    Stephanie L.
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    July 13th, 2021

    Ken and Janet were delightful. The breakfast is spectacular and the grounds are stunningly beautiful. The tipis are amazing. The whole trip was magical. It is a great place for kids, too.

    Property
    Tipi Village Retreat
    State
    Oregon
    Country
    United States
    $165/night
    1 Site