Campsites available with views of snow capped Mountains only twenty minutes minutes from Eugene. We have rainwater for washing and solar panels and a wind tirnbine for electricity and we utilise composting toilets.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Full Circle Farms
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We had an awesome time at this site. The host, Derek, is an amazing guy and his company made our stay even better than expected.
This property is quickly becoming a fully sustainable permaculture farm. From the composting toilet to completely off-grid power system; it's the real deal.
If you're looking for an awesome place to crash that's close to Eugene, we would highly recommend it.
One quick note - If it's raining, expect a little mud. ;)
Overall, great experience.
First off, this is an amazing piece of property. Its a hilltop site with great views and is private and mostly quiet. All this, and it's just outside Eugene. I think that the place has a little bit of a neglected feeling however. The property itself was easy to find, but the private road to the top of the hill was very difficult to drive up (I had a 2WD toyota highlander). We had to back to the bottom, turn around, and back all the way up. Doable, but a little challenging, and really tough in darkness. The tent site(s) was basically wherever you liked, I guess, as there was no signage, and no one on site at all. It was a vacant parcel. We didn't use any of the water, and the composting toilet is actually more of a wasp farm, so we didn't use that. The farming was not really in evidence, and the whole place just seemed forgotten. The neighbor was using a chainsaw for awhile, and then started a fire (maybe to burn brush), but in August, it just made me a little nervous about the risk. It would be an amazing place, but it would take probably a year of solid work and some capital investment. It might be an incredible place in a few years.
I booked at Full Circle Farms with Derek on a Sunday before I had to head down on Monday for work out of town. On Monday, I messaged Derek around noon to confirm my arrival time that I estimated around 5 or 5:30pm. Check in was anytime after 1pm, so everything should have been fine in that regard. I didn't hear a response but arrived when I stated I would anyways after work. We got to the gate to find the numbered pad lock locked, so we tried giving him a call to see what was going on. He didn't have a voicemail set up, so we couldn't leave a message - so we stayed in our car and waited while periodically calling him again but got nothing. By this time, we waited about 3 hours and it was getting dark - we had to find a place to stay! I hopped back into hipcamp and reserved a separate location elsewhere.
Considering I had now paid for 2 different sites at the same time, I was going to ask for a refund, since I never even got to stay there. I messaged him once more through the site, asking for a refund since his cancelation policy is 3 days notice. Since that was impossible for me, I had to ask for an exception. I waited 24 hours and STILL haven't heard anything. I finally messaged hipcamp for a refund instead and they said they would reach out to Derek and if they don't hear back in 48 hours, they would refund me the cost and fees. Two days later I got an email saying that hipcamp still hasn't heard from Derek and they were going to give him one more additional day to respond. The next day I got an email saying that they refunded me the cost and fees I had paid for.
From my entire experience, the fact that Derek hasn't set up a voicemail for people to leave some sort of message is pretty unprofessional. To be completely MIA through the entire experience of an entire week says a lot too. My advice - don't book here. It's just going to waste your time and money while you eventually will have to wait for a refund.
We had a oretty quick stay at Full Circle Farms, just one overnight and we came in not long before dark and left in the morning. Unfortunately, when we arrived, the gate was locked and we were unable to get in touch with our host. We spent over an hour trying to figure out what to do. Eventually Derek did call us back, and said they had some scheduling mix up because of new jobs, and told us the gate code. I think he should have called us and told it to us earlier if he knew there was a possibility we would get there when he wasn't home. The other surprising thing is that the camping spots are atop a really treacherous dirt road. If you don’t have 4WD or are in a low vehicle, or if its raining-be warned! That would have been good information to have ahead of time. Or possibly there is another way to enter the space. Derek was quite friendly and checked in with us in both the evening and morning.
Great guest in Derek and property was awesome and very secluded from outside world. Was a greatly needed nature break for the work week for me and my brother. Definitely will be gping,back in the future. Great location just 25 min from Eugene.
My girlfriend and I stayed for 1 night at Derek's farm and had a fantastic time. A very secluded spot but easy to find, Derek was a great host, very welcoming and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Would recommend to anyone looking to camp in this area.