Hello this is Andre and Taina Pomeroy the owners of Londonderry Gem Camp next to our Londonderry Stone Quarry on 80 acres of rustic wilderness surrounded by beautiful mountains. Plus we have the main walk in entrance to the secluded pristine Granite Falls and Granite Lakes area. We are situated four miles outside of the small town Marblemount. This is a naturalist and artist
Hello this is Andre and Taina Pomeroy the owners of Londonderry Gem Camp next to our Londonderry Stone Quarry on 80 acres of rustic wilderness surrounded by beautiful mountains. Plus we have the main walk in entrance to the secluded pristine Granite Falls and Granite Lakes area. We are situated four miles outside of the small town Marblemount. This is a naturalist and artist getaway / Haven.. There are year round creeks and two other sites close for RV/motorhome parking that have fresh mountain water hookups. But no dumping site. A clean flushing toilet is available in what we call The Toilet Shack ( may have a shower in the future). Campers need to bring thier own amenities. Simple soapstone carving lessons on site are also offered by the Master sculptor Andre Pomeroy for the asking. Enjoy the great Outdoors and take-home a beautiful art work of your own creation. Plus, your canine fur babies are welcome as well! One or two of our friendly ones may visit you too.
- Check in: After 5PM
- Check out: Before 5PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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Great home base for north cascades
This was our second time staying here and we were hoping to get the same spot we had for 4th of July, but the alternative was just as beautiful and secluded! Our Subaru had no trouble towing a teardrop to the large flat area next to a shallow pond fed by a crystal clear creek. We got in later than planned and didn't see our hosts, but they were very helpful over the phone with clear directions and the offer to relocate the next day if we wanted, which we decided against because we were so comfortable. The view of alpine glow on the surrounding mountains and later, the Milky Way through a break in the trees, just starting to turn vibrant orange and red, was magical. Thanks again to Andre and Taina for making this incredible place available, we will definitely be back!
I so enjoyed my stay here. The property is amazing and the hosts were fabulous. Friendly and nice. There is running water at a tap but the spring water was clean and clear and tasted nice. The bathroom was clean and easy to find. I’m really unfamiliar with the area so had a bit of trouble finding it since my GPS wanted too send me in the wrong direction. But once I got there, I couldn’t have been happier! I will be going back!
Know in advanced
This was a magical albeit odd campsite! The hosts Andre and Taina were kind and accommodating, simply be ready for the experience of camping here! There are 40 Wolf mastiffs that will seek you out if you make enough noise and the road is long and frankly scary to get to the site. Passing abandoned vehicles that said “no f###ing trespassing” among other sites didn’t make us feel super welcome. We also found out there were no working showers or a nearby toilet. However, we were situated next to an incredible stream and quite literally in the middle of the quarry! Overall, just know what to expect going into it and you’ll have a fantastic time. Great location to see the cascade national park and kind hosts that drove out to meet us and direct us to our campsite. Thanks for the stay!
Definitely a hidden gem
Super amazing private spot. I had cell service through T-Mobile and had no issues getting to the campsite. The hosts were SO amazing and helped tow us out when I managed to get my car stuck in the mud. I managed to drive all the way with my front wheel drive 2001 Toyota Sienna van - if you are careful you shouldn’t have any issues actually driving in. It was super close to the Mt. Baker National forest and a short drive to the North Cascades National Park - this is definitely the place to be if you want to visit the parks.
Beautiful campsite with delicious mountain water. Andre was very nice and his dogs are absolutely adorable. We had a wonderful weekend here. Andre is a wealth of geological knowledge and a great chess player (do not hesitate to say hello!) Also, ask him about the cascadian whip :)
Literally impossible to find
This property was impossible to find, so my husband and I didn’t end up staying here. We followed Michael’s GPS coordinates to the specified location (a fork in the road a ways before his driveway), and carefully followed his handwritten instructions from there — but to no avail. The directions specified to look for yellow tape in the bushes, and that’s where we were supposed to turn onto his driveway. We went all the way to the end of S Cascade Road where it dead ends in an RV park without seeing any yellow tape, much less any other distinguishing signs for Hip Camp, or the fact that it was anyone’s personal driveway. Also, there is zero cell service out there, so we couldn’t call for help/directions.
He also described having to drive up a logging road — we drove up two different ones for a stretch and decided we didn’t want to waste our time wandering who knows where for how long. One road had a long-abandoned car and RV and bullet casings littering the ground, which didn’t seem right. The other had a steep, winding grade up into the mountains that we could see from the road — with no end in sight. Neither had any semblance of human habitation. Thankfully we’re in a truck with ground clearance and would have been fine to drive it if we’d been so inclined — but I can’t imagine wanting to drive up there if we were in a sedan. There weren’t any notes from the host about how long or steep of a drive it was to the property, so I wanted to mention it.
When I was originally in contact with Michael before leaving on our trip, I asked for clarifying information three times and was not given a clear answer — I finally gave up and told him I hoped we’d be able to find it, but I wasn’t confident. Thankfully I had the foresight to listen to that intuition that this would be a difficult property to find, and had a standby backup campsite location on hand.
Unless there’s photographic evidence in the listing with clear markers designating where to go so you know what you’re looking for, or more accurate GPS coordinates/directions, I would not recommend staying here. There are gorgeous campgrounds in the national forest nearby (only a couple miles away) that are much easier to access.
Know what you're getting into
Campsite on river is nice but so hard to find and limited facilities!
It's horribly hard to find and I wish there was GPS coordinates or a gmaps pin to help locate. After driving 2 miles down a gravel road without cell service, you need to coordinate and rely on the host to meet you at the gate. We arrived too early and didn't know someone was waiting and spent 20 min driving and walking through the property with a rock quarry, tons of dogs, and abandoned trucks and broken down wares.
The site itself was nice enough but primative. Pile of rocks for a fire pit, no tables or benches, just land. Beware if you have a low vehicle as it's tricky to get there.
As a previous reviewer mentioned the amenities listed are inaccurate. There is only a pump for creek water and a dilapidated "bathroom/shack" with no water for washing and no toilet paper. Both are a walk from the campground and the toilet is esp far, across uneven ground. You're welcome to use nature's toilet but just know what you're getting into.
Hosts were nice and friendly.