Tent camping on our 55 acre oak savanna and woodland. Located in the heart of Oregon's Wine Country, we're 40 minutes from the coast and an hour from Portland. The site is private and a short walk to the residence
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
The vibe at Fern School Farm
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Fern School Farm is so beautiful!! Appropriately named for the historic structure just outside the entrance gate, I thoroughly enjoyed camping here! Jacob and Rachel bought 55 acres one and a half years ago and the moves they've made to improve the land are so impressive. The poison oak is very prevalent, so be sure to know what it looks like before you arrive (you will not have service in order to look it up). Jacob and Rachel are planning to put up a bulletin board to inform of wildlife sightings and any potential hazards of the land. They were very informative before we arrived of what to expect. It was the only thing that prevented us from venturing into the woods for a more rustic camp spot. If you hike up one of the kindly cleared paths and reach the top of the hill, there are camp spots that will take you further away from the busy two-lane highway... Rachel recommended spots closer to the oak trees near their home which would have provided even cozier locations for a tent, but I was uncertain that was a possibility... and after several days of hot day, hazy fire sky camping in a row, simply landing was lovely as well. We tucked into the tree line just north of the slope of the golden field. Venturing up the paths will introduce you to heritage oaks and huge maples. Bring a knife to clear the opportunistic blackberry vine attempting to keep you from passing ("What is the land speed of a swallow?"- Monty Python, anyone?). Whatever you endure along the relatively short hike will reward you with golden rolling hills and postcard-worthy views. It'll be the best spot to catch the sunset as the field-lined forest limits that view. On the field, you're exposed to the sun for the first part of the day, but the breeze keeps it comfortable. There's a freshly built compost toilet for your comfort as well as a world of developments that Jacob and Rachel are excited to implement. They're so excited to share their land and make it a comfortable location from which to appreciate the native species (they're excited for restoration!). Even in it's beginning stages, it's a beautiful stop-over on your way to the coast, if you're here for wine tasting, or you want a secluded location amidst the trees!!
Jacob and Rachel were great hosts. We got to choose out of several large areas where we could put our tent. I really enjoyed the view of the coast range at sunset. It was really peaceful and quiet, just like I like it. We saw a deer and lots of turkey vultures. Nice spot.
We had a great time staying at the Fern School Farm! Jacob and Rachel were excellent hosts and very easy to communicate with. The sites were beautiful and the property is very conveniently located.
This location was perfect. It was within a short distance to the coast, about 45 minutes, secluded and private, with water access, and blueberries for days. There is so much beautiful land and forest surrounding us, that it was like our own private campground. I could have stayed a lot longer.
Lovely upung couple run this place and are very friendly and responsive. Looks like they’ve got their hands full making a go of this pretty small holding and are eager to make improvements to bring visitors. I assume almost everyone would, like us prefer to camp away from the home and barn. The geese, dogs and goats alone make it a bit chaotic nearby. But the land is lovely, with a few flat spots for camping, though the best are up a rugged track our van might not handle well. We found a fine spot along the dirt drive, looking up the hill and were happy to have such a quiet and pretty place to sleep. Tent campers would probably like the hilltop better. All in all, a fine spot.