Hipcamp host Bethanne B.,
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Pitch your tent close to the trails with the horses or separated from them.  RV parking in pastures or close to house on level land.  Access to electricity and water.  Property is a 5-acre horse ranch surrounded by military trails on 3 sides.  20 mins from Tacoma and Olympia.  Conveniently located - (5 mins to Starbucks and grocery store) but far enough away from the city. 

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Pitch your tent close to the trails with the horses or separated from them.  RV parking in pastures or close to house on level land.  Access to electricity and water.  Property is a 5-acre horse ranch surrounded by military trails on 3 sides.  20 mins from Tacoma and Olympia.  Conveniently located - (5 mins to Starbucks and grocery store) but far enough away from the city.  Private bathroom located inside my home available on case-by-case basis (no large groups in and out of my house please!) 

**Guests are considered those over 18 so 2-adult limit per reservation please.  Also, please limit children camping to your own children for liability and safety around horses... (Don't bring the whole classroom with just two adults to supervise!)**

Horses available for guided trail rides at $50/hr/person. Please book riding directly through me as I can’t guarantee availability if booked on website. Kids can get a horse riding lesson in the pasture instead of out on the trail. 200lb weight limit. I can only accommodate 2 riders at a time for safety.  WiFi is available close to my house but not out in horse pastures.

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Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Bethanne a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Kira

Safe, quiet and convenient

Kira S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 14th, 2021

Peaceful and quiet place to park our RV. Host was accommodating and helpful. We came and went as we pleased. Felt safe and welcome. Horses were very sweet and loved the carrots! Highly recommend.

Home is where you park it Kid friendly Sweet horse Morning views
Hipcamper Tawna
Tawna P.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 13th, 2021

I reserved spots here for a group of us traveling from Portland for bioluminescence paddle (kayak) trip. We had a nice stay, came and went as we pleased. Bethanne was very flexible about where we set up tent in the pastures. I loved being near the horses, although we chose not to sleep in the pasture With the horse due to challenge of making a clearing from horse poo—not to mention my boyfriends concern for the safety of his tent, haha! Loved visiting with the dog too. He’s mischievous and funny!

There IS a porta potty at the edge of the driveway, no need to wait for Bethanne to be home to toilet!

Bethanne was great about getting back to us with answers to questions.

Hipcamper Kellie

Horses and nature!

Kellie G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 9th, 2021

I loved it! Camping right next to the horses was wonderful! I was the only one on site and I found it peaceful and relaxing. Remember, you are camping in a horse pasture and all the comes with it. It did not bother me in the least! Watch for the big ant nest, very obvious and very interesting. The ants have highways and simply avoid them and you will have not problem. I will be back! Thank you for the great experience!

Hipcamper Nate
Nate B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 29th, 2021

We had an awesome stay here on our skateboarding journey across Washington state! Was such a relaxing place to make camp half way through the trip. The host was so friendly and the spot was absolutely beautiful.

Hipcamper Taylor

Wish we could’ve stayed longer!

Taylor T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 27th, 2021

Bethanne responded for a same day booking at 9pm, and after a couple of questions confirmed our stay! If you are also from out of town, know that the Walmarts in this area are not overnight van friendly (security trucks circle the lots and ask you to move). We were in a pinch and Bethanne quickly responded with efficient directions. We were able to work the next morning using our wifi hotspot no problem too! I wish we were staying longer than just the one night because we definitely would’ve taken her up on horseback riding! 10/10 recommend!

Hipcamper Ryan

Friendly host, friendly animals

Ryan B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2021

Bethanne was responsive and super easy going. We also meet dog Ryder, who made friends with our dog and they chased each other all over for what's felt like forever. Rocket slept well that night!

Would recommend, may stay again if we find a reason to be near Lakewood again.

Oh, and we got a super cool bonus too! Every night at 10:02PM, nearby Joint Base Lewis-McChord played Taps, and given our proximity to the base, we heard it clearly.

What made it especially incredible that first night was about halfway through the song, some "backup singers" joined us from the nearby forest... The howls of these "backup singer" coyotes continued for a bit even after the base stopped broadcasting when the song ended. Really neat experience!

Hipcamper joe

The most fun camping and riding!

Joe P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 8th, 2021

My husband and I brought our two grandchildren for their first horseback riding experience. They are 5 and 6yrs old.. we all had a wonderful time and Bethanne couldn’t be more kind and gentle just like her horses. She has 28yrs experience with everything you can imagine that has to do with horses. We are definitely coming back again, hopefully in the fall. Thank you Bethanne!

Hipcamper Sameer
Sameer K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 6th, 2021

What’s not to love about camping to the sounds and smells of horses?

Hipcamper Casey

Laid back

Casey B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 5th, 2021

This was a wonderful spot to camp. The horses are friendly and the hosts are too. There is a dog named Ryder who is a sweetheart.
The property is straightforward and easy. It’s clean and quaint.
Definitely recommend

Property
The Happy Horse Farm
State
Washington
Country
United States
$40/night
4 Sites