Private and secluded all-season camping on a family-friendly "community homestead" within easy reach of Portland, Salem, Corvallis and Eugene. Rustic but well marked trails take you through 80 acres of forest and meadows with multiple points of access to Crabtree Creek. You can bring a tent and hike 5-10 min to a secluded site near the creek in the forest, or set-up camp in a meadow near the main house and amenities. There is also space to park an RV or 5th wheel near the main house (no hook-ups).
This is a perfect spot if you are seeking somewhere beautiful to recharge in nature, rest a spell on your way to another adventure, undertake a spiritual retreat or vision quest, practice your bushcraft and survival skills, or experience a permaculture farm stay. One Saturday a month there is a free, drop-in plant walk, herbal medicine skill share and wildcrafting event on the land, inquire for dates. A LGBTQAI+ welcoming spot in the backcountry. Se habla español. Naturist hiking and skinny-dipping in designated clothing-optional areas.
Please plan to arrive at least an hour before sunset if possible, as we've found that makes for the best settin' up camp experience. Check-out at noon just means to break camp by then - you're welcome to stick around and enjoy yourself until sundown on the last day of your stay.
Hope to see you soon!
- 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
The vibe at The Homestead on Crabtree Creek
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A friend and I stayed here as the first day of a 12 day trip up the PNW coast. After arriving in the Eugene airport, we went straight to Michelle's property, and everything was perfect for a first night stay.
The grounds were huge, with more space than we could explore in a day. The area we set up our tents in was soft and mostly flat - surrounded by plum trees and blackberries. Thick forests everywhere, visually reminding me of that scene from Star Wars where Yoda teaches Luke to lift rocks. While we were walking along the creek running through their property I'm pretty sure I saw a school of salmon run upstream (a bit too far away to get a photo though). Seriously an amazing introduction to the area. The hosts couldn't have been nicer people either.
All in all, I wouldn't hesitate to come back and spend a whole day walking along the river.
Infinite blackberries! Yum! We arrived and our hosts asked us what we were looking for in a site. Which is appropriate if there were designated sites. They had ample acreage, unfortunately it was all wild and overgrown with grass and thorns. We ended up pitching our tent in the middle of a pathway worn a bit from walking, but we still had to clear space for our tent to fit. Even so there were thorns that poked holes in the tent, and impossible to walk to and from. The family is very nice and eager to help, but in my opinion there should be designated or at least mowed and ready areas to camp.
Really enjoyed this spot. Wild blackberries everywhere! There is a beautiful creek and a bunch of trails to enjoy. We camped underneath a thicket of plum trees! Michelle and her lovely family graciously provided snacks and waters after they heard whow far we had been traveling.