We booked this stay last minute so that we could wake up and hike to Rattlesnake Ledge. It could not have been more perfect. Damon & Jen were beyond accommodating in making sure that we had everything we needed — and I mean EVERYTHING. Lanterns, firewood, lighters, bio-lite style stove, an outdoor movie projector screen viewable from the pergola bed, a covered picnic area, stellar, stocked and super clean port-a-potty, PLUS Jen brought us fresh-brewed coffee with fresh cream in the morning once we were up and moving around.
The pergola bed is AWESOME. It's like sleeping on a floating cloud. The mattress and bedding provided is excellent. Damon and Jen also left us things relevant to our stay! A hiking map included with our local chocolates and a birthday card addressed to me personally for my birthday. You simply won't find a Hipcamp location that is more warm, inviting, and hospitable — I am convinced.
This particular location is PERFECT if you're looking to stay in town close to North Bend while still feeling like you're "glamping" a bit. Be advised, this site is near I-90, so there is some road noise, but we didn't find this a problem at all. In fact, it was oddly soothing.
Our hosts also were incredible in their recommendations to us for local experiences — we hit the local North Bend Bar & Grill for breakfast and were not disappointed. We hear tell that Jen also makes a wicked breakfast, too. ;)
This site included a cute little seating area for coffee, ample parking, and tons of optional privacy for anyone concerned — there are roll down screens on all sides of the pergola and it also has a retractable top for inclement weather!
You can't go wrong staying here and we will definitely be looking this site up when we return to hike Little Si next year!
WOW! What can we say here about our experience at Oberfelder Holdings (aka: Be Well Farms) that hasn't already been covered by some of these other incredible (and accurate) existing reviews?!
My BFF and I booked this trip as a girls birthday weekend getaway. This could not have been a more perfect experience for a girls weekend even if we tried! Jeff and his family were incredible hosts and they made sure that we had everything we needed. Our private campsite had it's own fire ring, chairs & port-a-potty and was situated at the base of an imposing rockface (the farm is geologically surrounded by ridgelines). This meant that we got some shade benefit to keep our camper cooler in the afternoon / late evening. Sites were easy to get to — although, we did put the truck in 4WD leaving up out of our particular campsite, other sites would be entirely suitable for low clearance vehicles.
For anyone actually wondering, you can't actually smell the cannabis at all outside of the fenced-off area. We went on a private, scheduled tour with the Oberfelder family (mom, dad + five adult children run the family farm) of the farm, greenhouse, and processing area. It was INCREDIBLY educational from an industry perspective. Washington state has some really interesting nuances in cannabis production and it was absolutely fascinating to see this working farm first-hand. It is INCREDIBLY clean and well-maintained for a working, operating farm.
Whether you personally enjoy cannabis or not — this is a fantastic stay. Again, our site was private and you will not find more epic private camping for this price anywhere else in the Chelan area. Even without the farm tour or that aspect of it, these hosts are TOPS.
Other cool notes? We were able to leave our truck and camper at the site and get a Lyft into town and back for the evening. We were able to tour wineries and vineyards all afternoon to cap it off with a cannabis tour. I would highly recommend this location to anyone — and we intend to come back again soon! It's a wonderful getaway for anyone that wants a relaxed, quiet camp space.
All in all, we couldn't be more grateful to the Oberfelder Family for all their kindness, local knowledge, and hospitality!
What a hidden gem of a campsite! Jaenette, camp host, led us to our campsite just three blocks from her cute little shop at North Cove just off Hwy 105. The campsite consists of a large, rocked / graveled landing (for campers / RVs) and beach area (for tent campers) adjacent and below. There were several other campers on the rocked landing while we were there, but there was ample room and plenty of firepits. The provided port-a-potty was stocked and well-maintained. The easy beach access was incredible. We loved being able to see our kids on the beach from the campsite, next to the campfire. We were fortunate to stay here during Fourth of July weekend and got to see some awesome fireworks over the beach, too. Thankful to Jaenette and Hipcamp for another fantastic family trip!
After being drawn to the Molalla, Oregon area by the Molalla Train Park (PNW Live Steamers) we stumbled upon Just Bee Farm's Hipcamp listing after realizing that local Clackamas County Feyrer Park campground was already set to be pretty packed for the weekend.
But make no mistake: We are SO beyond glad we stumbled upon this place. It was meant to be.
Leading up to our stay at Just Bee Farms, our camp hosts were in contact with us and made sure we knew the rundown for our arrival. Upon our arrival at the farm, we were greeted by the whole family — with young Ryder opening up the gates for us — and Mariah leading us thru the property to our campsite. Our boys, ages 3 & 5, were instantly mesmerized by all the goats, sheep, turkeys, geese, chickens, ducks, pheasants and dogs (all living together in complete harmony).
As we followed Mariah thru the farm, she took us to the very back part of the property where four large campsites were defined with mowed areas and site numbers. Only one other site was occupied the weekend we stayed there — beyond that, only cows in the back adjacent paddock. Our boys could literally run for acres before they ran into a fence or bothered anyone.
The campground is well-appointed. There is the rope swing, duck pond, community areas, tables and chairs, picnic tables, a well-stocked outhouse (complete with first-aid supplies and other things you never know that you might need). Firewood and fire pit areas were provided. Ryder would check on us in the morning and ask if we needed more firewood even! Mariah even brought us farm fresh duck and turkey eggs one evening! All the beautiful little touches and elements that make small working family farms so special were there.
The farm itself is incredible, specializing in heritage breed animals and stock. Our boys (ages 3 & 5) loved being able to see the really unique animals up close. Even hand-raised baby geese followed our youngest boy around and "talked" with us. There was a goat milking station for guests, too! We also saw mama and baby ducks — as soon as it rained one afternoon, the duck pond filled up with water and ducks!
If you're interested in exploring, there's a creekside area. You can also now rent a really great campsite near the creek on the property complete with a remodeled camper, outdoor shower, teepee, and more. We wandered across the farm a couple of times to explore everything they had to offer. Great for keeping little legs and minds busy. There were also some provided digging toys, too.
Our camp hosts were incredibly gracious and it was wonderful to learn more about their property — owned for 78 years by three generations of the same family before Mariah Hilson and family took over. Lots of history and agriculture to hear and learn about for sure. Our hosts were incredibly diligent in making sure that we were prepared for our stay and knew what to expect before we ever started packing the truck and camper.
If you are staying anywhere in the greater / rural Clackamas region, we couldn't recommend this place more highly! For a peaceful getaway, family trip, or a big group event — it can all be accommodated at Just Bee Farms. What a perfect place for a wedding or family reunion, etc.
We also sincerely hope that the City of Molalla and Clackamas County help send tourist and campers there way! We were SHOCKED how few people in town knew that farm camping was an option 5 minutes outside of their town.
OH! Also, the town of Molalla is just 5 minutes away or so by car. There are two small convenience stores even closer. Just a mile or two away. In town Molalla, there's a Safeway, Bi-Mart, ACE Hardware, and other retailers, as well as a really great little downtown core. If you're in need of supplies, check it out!
Also nearby: I mentioned the Molalla Train Park, but also check out Rosse Posse Acres Elk Farm & Petting Zoo (Groupon deal, tours by appt. only), Feyrer Park, and there is a small Chamber of Commerce office in town if you're looking for information. :)