Hipcamp host Rachael J.,
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Experience the authentic nomadic Bedouin lifestyle.  Complete with Arabian horses grazing outside your tent!  Your own private horse, cow and cat watching safari!  Beautiful view of Mt. Spokane, entertainment provided by 11 farm cats romping through the grass who are super friendly and happy to snuggle.  A true animal lover's paradise! *Please note this listing is not ideal

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Experience the authentic nomadic Bedouin lifestyle.  Complete with Arabian horses grazing outside your tent!  Your own private horse, cow and cat watching safari!  Beautiful view of Mt. Spokane, entertainment provided by 11 farm cats romping through the grass who are super friendly and happy to snuggle.  A true animal lover's paradise! *Please note this listing is not ideal for guests under 10.  We do offer a family and pet friendly cabin rental Book our Bunk House on the Farm listing if you have children under 10 in your party. 

A turn key authentic camping experience.  Stay in our bell tent decorated in hand curated nomadic boho decor.  Tent sleeps 4, plus a camping pad for 1 extra guest. This real camping! Cooking over a real wood fire or a propane fire pit during burn bans, washing your dishes and hands in the creek with eco-friendly soap and taking a short hike to the porta potty is part of this camping experience.  Enjoy the convenience of a set up tent on a sand pad with real mattresses and linens, all camping gear provided except for a cooler and ice.  Please note that you will need to make your own bed if you use our sheets which are provided and located in a basket next to the beds. Sleeping bags recommended for convenience. Situated on a 20 acre farmstead, camping property is a separate parcel and entrance away from the host residence, boasting abundant trees and a year round creek, wildflowers until early July, bird songs and bird watching opportunities,  free range poultry, and friendly horses and cats roaming free.  Each evening, listen to the coyotes howl, the owls hoot, crickets chirp, frogs croak (spring).

We offer pony rides, farm tours, nature hikes, guitar camp fire sing along, and s'mores kits, and much more as extras to be added to your reservation or purchased on site via cash or paypal.

*Please note to check the trips tab (folded map icon at the bottom of the ap) to access directions after booking.  Or check your e-mail confirmation, click on itinerary for detailed directions and GPS pin which is at the bottom after the rules.

Do not use Google maps or Siri GPS it is the wrong location and you WILL get lost if you do not use HipCamp issued instructions.  Public GPS for Willow Creek Retreat does not take you to our property, just to a field nearby.  I am not able to answer texts, calls or messages after 9 pm.

Lodging provided
Bell tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
2WD Accessible
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
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send RACHAEL a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours

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Hipcamper Angie

Stunning locale and lovely quietnes

Angie L.
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June 21st, 2022

We had never used Hipcamp before and thought this would be a good place to start - we weren't wrong! We loved our stay!!

The Lows:
- I will say that the pictures gave me the impression that the bell tent was going to be entirely secluded - but it is one of a handful of campsites on Rachael's land. There are RV, camper and tent sites in the same area and we weren't quite expecting to see everybody so easily. That was initially disappointing, but only as an expectation adjustment.
- This also meant we all shared the same port-a-potty, which again isn't an issue as much as we did not fully understand that when booking it.
- Finally, the bell tent site doesn't have a full sized picnic table which made food preparation a bit difficult. Small quibbles overall!

The Highs:
- Wow, is it GORGEOUS!!! A huge, wide open sky. Several farm animals that graze so close to you, it truly is a 'Farm Safari'. Friendly doggies and a gazillion birds singing their songs! We loved it.
- The grounds are lush and Rachael provides on-site campfire wood.
- We purchased the ground beef and it was delicious!
- Rachael was attentive, kind and so friendly! I knew we'd have help if we needed it.
- Having cups, plates, utensils and a bed ready to go was a TREAT!!
- It was SO quiet! Despite there being a couple other campers, it was still the more serene camping trip I have ever taken.

Thank you to Rachael for providing us with a great anniversary experience! We plan to return!!

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Hipcamper RACHAEL
Response from RACHAEL, the Host, on June 30th, 2022

Thanks for your wonderful review. New Hipcampers will find that most host properties are shared with other campers as Hipcamp allows and encourages multiple campsites per property, so this is not an unusual experience to find others camping at a Hipcamp location. Our particular property is very labor intensive to make it look as it does so we cannot offer guaranteed exclusive experience at the listed price point. We space sites roughly 50 feet apart, so our sites are more spacious than a commercial camp ground. We do offer private full property rentals for $1000 a day during peak season. Also note that if you book weeknights or during the shoulder season before Memorial Day or After Labor Day, chances are you may get the entire property to yourself or only share with 1 other guest at quite a distance. We may have up to 4 other groups on summer weekends spread out over our 5 acre camping area.

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Hipcamper Lihua

Picturesque and serene.

Lihua A.
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September 8th, 2021

Our stay at Rachael’s was my first time using Hipcamp. She sets the bar pretty high. We came on Labor Day and we’re the only ones there for most of the time.

The area she has set up for the tent is charming and the horses come right up beside the tent. Those booking should be aware that the animals do their business throughout the area open to campers so you have to watch where you step, but they had the place pretty clean for the most part.

She also provided a propane fire pit to use which was great, and there’s electric outlets in the tent so you can charge your cell phone or any other devices you need to. There’s also a space heater in case it gets super cold. Directions were super straightforward and made the place easy to find.

The only suggestion to her that I would give is to maybe increase the light by the port-a-potty close to the gate, they had string lights up around it, but they were very dim, so unless you have a lantern or flashlight with you, the walk across the field at night is pretty dark. Not a huge hassle, but there’s no where to place the light inside the port a potty while ch makes going to the bathroom more challenging at night.

Otherwise our stay was amazing, we loved it and hope she will have us again in the future.

Hipcamper RACHAEL
Response from RACHAEL, the Host, on September 13th, 2021

Thanks for your feedback. We are working on providing a closer private pee tent for next year as the hike to the potty is a bit much for a late night wee. This late in the year with less daylight, the solar lights in the tree get dimmer, I will look into getting a solar light inside the potty, this is the first time it has been mentioned that it is needed. The property is well lit up by the Air Force base runway, so it is as bright as a full moon at night. We are experiencing an extreme drought this year so while the grounds were vacant for a few days I let my horses "mow the lawn" as the pasture is drying out and they are running out of grazing this year. I picked up all the apples in the campsites and tossed them in the tall grass, gardens and around trees. So if you went exploring through the garden beds or tall grass, you might step on an apple. Manure makes great fall fertilizer for my beautiful wildflowers. So yes if you come early or late in the season, you will see horse apples around as it is a farm and we use natural fertilizer and allow horses to graze the grounds.

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Hipcamper Karlo

Great glamping spot!!!

Karlo O.
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August 17th, 2021

Rachael's Safari Bell Tent was awesome. It comes with everything you need so it glamping ready when you arrive! Love how comfortable the tent was inside. Even during a burn ban she had a propane fire pit ready so that we can still have a campfire experience! Would love to stop by again!

propane fire pit came in handy during a burn ban!tent was clean and spacious!actual beds!the market lights were a nice touch!
Hipcamper RACHAEL
Response from RACHAEL, the Host, on August 25th, 2021

Wonderful photos! You really captured the vibe perfectly! Glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Katy
Katy S.
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August 12th, 2021

Beautiful tent in a beautiful field. I made friends with one of the barn cats and it was so fun! Thank you, Rachael. I loved my stay.

Hipcamper NATHANIEL
Nathaniel M.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2021

Very cute and cozy, excellent location and extremely friendly host.

Hipcamper Darci

Relaxing, restful retreat

Darci M.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2021

We had a rough day that day. Got a flat tire on the freeway in 100degree heat.... Anyway by the time that ordeal was resolved we didn't feel like driving any more and found this bell tent. It was cute, had beds, cooking utensils, condiments, it was calm and quiet. We picked wildflowers and visited with the animals. Will definitely be visiting again.

Beautiful wildflowers
Hipcamper Sonia

Beautiful location, just perfect

Sonia H.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2021

I’m not usually a fan of car-camping (if I have to sleep outdoors I would rather backpack 8+miles to a location where i am actually away from it all). I don’t like listening to someone else’s generator, motor, AC, or even their conversation from the next campsite.

Rachel’s Bell tent was my car camping dream! I didn’t have to set anything up, the beds were more comfortable than air mattresses, the Edison lights and decor added a nice glow in the evening, and the sunrise was gorgeous. We didn’t hear the neighboring sites at all, and even though we saw their trucks/trailers, they were quiet and we barely noticed them.

My family all agrees that if car camping was always like it was for us at Willow Creek farm, we would do it more often.

The cats visiting the tent were the icing on the cake.

Hipcamper RACHAEL
Response from RACHAEL, the Host, on July 1st, 2021

Thank you for such a nice compliment I guess I hit the mark this time. My goal at Willow Creek Retreat is to provide a peaceful quiet experience for all campers by limiting the number of people per site, spacing the sites out generously so that campers are not near each other and pricing out troublemakers. Sounds like my efforts are making a difference! Glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Hipcamper Marina

Safari getaway

Marina S.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2021

Amazing host! We learned so much in one day. The campsite is beautiful and very taken care of. The animals are very friendly and Charlie is my new best friend. We will be back again soon!

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Hipcamper RACHAEL
Response from RACHAEL, the Host, on June 15th, 2021

Thanks Marina! We would love to have you back anytime!

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Hipcamper Virgil H.
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August 28th, 2022
Hipcamper Kelli  P.
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July 30th, 2021
Property
Willow Creek Retreat
State
Washington
Country
United States
$89/night
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