We provide everything you need, including tents set up with camp kitchen, cots, sleeping bags, fire pit, firewood, grills, coolers with ice, cooking utensils. All you need to bring is your food and personal items. Come take a break and seround yourself with peace and let us do all the work for you.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 25% off
- Response time: Within 24 hours
- Response rate: 48%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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My birthday was aaaamazeballs!!!!!!
Let me start off by saying that after seeing the pics of Michelle's property we had big expectations of having a great time celebrating my birthday, our expectations were met far past what we envisioned as "a good time" putting this trip #1 on the list of best memories ever. Michelle, Ashley, Haley, and her adorable grandchildren created the most amazing environment for people to bond, relax, and create memories in. This is what i call a true alternative glamping experience and have never experienced anything like it. The best way I can describe this beautiful land is rustic, bohemian, chic. The sites are nestled gently under moss covered old growth forest on a rivers edge. Directions were easy and had no problem finding it as we located it on google maps ahead of time after reading the review about poor cell phone service. I was told that Verizon customers are the only ones who get service in that area so you may want to wrap up work and lose ends before you wander into the thick canopy of the Olympic National Forest because you wont be able to use your phones. You may want to check with Michelle about using her as an emergency contact if you are leaving pets or children with a sitter. The layout was amazing! Everything we needed was provided meaning we over packed. All you really need to bring is food, bedding, lights, toiletries, and hobby equipment. Also it is on the Rain-forest's edge so tarps /canopy is a smart thing to pack even though the tree we were under completely kept our camp dry and it only drizzled once or twice momentarily through out our 4 day adventure. Each huge multi person tent/ yurt/ teepee had beds and air mattresses with a small kitchen set up. There was a pantry with clean dishes, coffee cups, 2 mixing bowls, a whisp, spatula, silverware, cork screw/can opener ect., our camp had fire pits, unlimited firewood supply, and we were offered extra cots to accommodate our guests. We booked 2 separate sites each as accommodating as the next. We scored a BBQ grill, lit the tiki torches, and after eating were hypnotized asleep by the sound of the river streaming through moss covered river rocks, this was some of the best sleep we have gotten in our life, the kind of sleep where wed wake up to the sounds of the river trickling, take a deep relaxing sigh, and go right back into a comatose slumber. We were offered firewood each day. There were 3 porta-potties that were newly emptied and kept clean and tended to. There were 3 outdoor hot water showers but the river was my preferred method for freshening up as it was beautiful, clean, and the perfect temperature to wake myself up. There were so many creative details , I saw something new every time i took a walk with my dog whom they also welcomed with open arms. I could tell that Michelle really pours her heart and soul into everything she does as a host. There is hand crafted furniture and details everywhere you look. The community bar is carved from old tree logs with bar stools to match and at night glows softly under string lights hanging from gigantic old trees. There is a cluster of canopies around the bar area which cover everything you need to keep a camp running in tip top shape, 3 wash basins for cleaning and rinsing, a pantry for kitchen supplies, and a dining area. There were multiple trash cans for dumping garbage that were emptied regularly. At the end of our beautiful journey we were excited that our host and her family joined us by throwing mini led lights down the trail as they came to join us in star gazing to cap off our last night. Michelle has an ever evolving creative vision that she has gracefully invited others to share and enjoy. The only thing I struggled with was the depression of having to leave and go back to "normal life". Please don't miss out on this gem or be discouraged because of the one bad review someone was insane enough to leave. This woman is absolutely one of the most caring, creative, and accommodating souls I've ever met and we can't wait to come back! Thank you Michelle, Ashley, and Haley!! You guys really made our trip something very special! Peace , love, and good vibes,
Not what was pictured...
Definitely not as nice as some of the pictures portray. Easy to find. Cool location right by the river. We got site 7 & 8 which we on the river. Other sites weren't on the river.
Negatives: NOT A GLAMPING SITE. Don't let the nice pictures fool you. When we arrived the host (or I think it may have been her mother?) didn't really know where we should be camping so she let us know to pick any sites we wanted. Awesome!... but first sign for the whole operation being a bit unorganized. Kitchen setups were decent, but didn't have everything we needed. Had to scrap from other unused sites to get enough plates / silverware. Definitely looked a bit rundown. Most likely a site that has been used for some smaller festivals. The large tents at each site looked a little rundown, painted, etc. Also keep in mind only 2 of the sites are on the river. The rest are behind up the hill a bit. All of the sites are relatively close together so not much privacy unless you're in the sites on the river like we were.
Positives: Unlimited firewood. Hosts (when we could find them) were very helpful in taking our trash, and filling up some water tanks. There were quite a few kids running around and helping out to check on the sites.
Overall it worked out well for our large group of 15! But could have been cleaner and more organized. There's one specific review that I read that had very nice pictures of the sites, but those are definitely not accurate at this point.
Mechelle and her family were helpful and friendly which we appreciated. Unfortunately the site didn’t quite match expectations and seemed like it needed some up keep. We’d certainly come and stay again if the site received some TLC.
We loved our stay! The campsite is clean, packed with supplies, and the hosts were so friendly and available! They had everything we could have needed, down to s’more supplies. We will definitely be back!
Camp, relax, repeat
Relaxing stay. Lots of fun! Host family is very nice and accommodating, anything you need they will get it to you (within reason.) Even our pet had a good time. There are many beaches near by to visit for a day trip. It was magical tenting by the water, the flow of the current knocked my family out for a very relaxing sleep.
What is an 'ultimate' camping trip?
What a great camp, and a WONDERFUL host. Mechelle was a delight, very very accommodating; the perfect mix of making sure we had what we needed without being intrusive. The most important thing to note about this Hipcamp is this : This IS NOT glamping, AT ALL! This IS camping, without the unfun parts of setting up and tearing down. It's dirty, because camping is inherently dirty, there's bugs, because you are CAMPING outdoors next to the Sol Duc River.
It's the 'ultimate' campground because Mechelle has given her guests the gift of time. Less time setting up and more time doing what we're there to do... Enjoy Nature on Nature's terms.
I feel it was truly a gift to get to meet her and be part of what she is building. I can't wait to go back and see what she's done next.
While everyone may have different definitions of what makes a great camping trip, I think we can all agree that having more time to explore, spend time with our families, and enjoy the great outdoors, is a huge step towards the ultimate camping trip.
If you are looking for glamping, that IS available on hipcamp, this is not it. Period. If you're looking for a great camping trip with all that encompasses, with a great host, and a little bit less work involved, then this is for you.
Thank you so much Mechelle! (And Ashley too)
Not great. no running water available, the outhouses were overused, no kindling, and they were not changed out, they were cleaned but the buckets were very full of excrement the whole weekend. There was no propane for cooking and there was no dish soap. The owner tried to compensate by giving us some salmon which was nice but she sent a child to deliver it. She had too many visitors for a holiday weekend and I think she was overwhelmed.