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This was such a great spot to get away from the City. The property sits right on the water and has full views of the bay. It's an active oyster farm and they sell to lots of popular restaurants in Seattle so ask ahead about purchasing some amazing oysters from Kevin. Really looking forward to coming back in summer!
Staying here was such an amazing experience. The cabin is located a couple of hours from Seattle but feels like it's worlds away. Port Townsend, a Victorian seaport town, is located 10 minutes away and has everything you'll need to make the most of your stay. The directions were easy to follow, the cabin was incredibly well maintained, and the Host was so friendly and helpful in getting us set up. This is a great year-round getaway from the City and offers insane views of the Salish Sea, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Protection Island. Firewood was available onsite but we brought our own. The cabin is fully off-grid so be sure to bring plenty of water and a headlamp or two! Cannot wait to come back here!!
What a gem of a place. Truly magical and in such a phenomenal location. The Hosts were friendly and accommodating and the facilities were well cared for. I highly recommend Camp at Carmel Valley to anyone who is looking for a throw-back summer camp vibe updated with all the new amenities and accommodations AND near the ocean AND wineries (so pretty much everyone should check them out!).
Barbara was so sweet and hospitable! It's easy to see why this was voted the best Hipcamp in Hawaii. Her property is luscious and full of amazing fruits growing everywhere. The resident sheep were really cute to see when you first arrive. All in all a great spot in an amazing location on the island. A great basecamp to explore all the beaches, mac and coffee farms nearby! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to camp on the Big Island. Mahalo Barbara!
George and his whole crew were great Hosts. I must have taken a hundred pictures of all the different orchids growing on the property. The tent site is tucked away in its own area and has a covered roof to protect against any rain. There are so many different kinds of fruit growing all over the property and it’s super close to the main strip in Pahoa. I can see why so many love this spot. Directions were super easy to understand! HIGHLY recommend staying here! It’s a great place to spend some time, relax, and enjoy all that Puna has to offer. Mahalo George and everyone there for the great hospitality!
SO EPIC. I don't think I have ever seen a more beautiful sunrise than the one I woke up to in the Maile Kea Treehouse at Howling Dog Guest House. The sun coming over Hilo Bay was breathtaking. The treehouse is enclosed and has a protective screen and privacy shades if you need them.
Everything about Steve's property has been clearly thought through and he really cares about his guest's experience. The communal area was really cool and had all the stuff I needed to make the most of my stay there (propane stove, sink, cooking utensils, a private semi-outdoor shower, and fireplace). It only takes 15 minutes to get to from downtown Hilo but it feels like you're in a different world.
Be sure to book the guided tour of Narnia (the local swimming area with waterfalls!)
Greg was such an amazing and welcoming Host and made my first Hipcamp on the Big Island an incredible experience! The Kai room is one of three rooms in the lodge and it was private and spacious. The communal area (bathroom, living room, and outdoor kitchen) had everything I needed that I could not bring with me from the mainland. The directions were spot on and and it was easy to get to. The sleepy town of Honokaa is just down the road and had shops and a market to buy groceries. Highly recommend hiking down to Waipi'o Valley (bring lots of water and give yourself lots of time to enjoy the scenery going down and back). This is definitely a place to visit again and I will recommend to anyone I know going to the Big Island.
This was our first time in North Cascades and we stayed here for the 4th of July weekend. It was a truly amazing experience and we cannot wait to come back. Be sure to purchase some fresh eggs from Ariel! Firewood is also for sale.
Ariel and Matt were so kind and really great Hosts. The homestead is located just off highway 20 in Marblemount off a private and well-maintained road and a short drive to the North Cascades National Park Visitor Center. The campsite itself is very private and tucked away in the woods. There's a picnic table, firepit, trash bin, and a BBQ grill. The toilet and potable water are next to the parking area. The town of Marblemount is just down the road and has everything you'll need for your getaway.
There's a beautiful creek just up the road (Bacon Creek) where we spent a day fishing and reading by the creek and didn't see a single person all day.
Highway 20 takes you through the whole park and is where you can find all kinds of hiking trails, vista points, and things to see and do for the whole family. Be sure to drive to Washington Pass to see some of the best views. If you are in the mood for some great ice cream and like small pioneer towns, Winthrop is a must stop.
I HIGHLY recommend Hall Homestead and will be telling everyone I know to come here if they want to experience the best of North Cascades. Thank you so much, Ariel and Matt, for making this a 4th of July that will never be forgotten.
The property is located 5 minutes from highway 2 in Sultan. If you like fishing, rafting, kayaking, etc., this is a great basecamp for fishing and exploring the Skykomish river. The wooded campsites are located at the back of the property and are accessible by foot. I set up camp at the first site which is a one minute walk from where you park (I timed it!). Once in the woods, you feel very secluded. I really enjoyed my stay here. The slough that flows through the property is BEAUTIFUL and I saw quite a few fish and birds. If you follow the trail to the far end of the property, there is a small sand bar where you can sit and enjoy the shallow river.