I wanted a night to myself after a long work trip and this was a perfect little getaway. The winding drive in the neighborhood was lovely, and the cabin was all set for my arrival. It was roomier than expected, and there are some cute trails for mini-hikes. (Beware of ticks, though. I picked three off of me in the morning.) I met Grace on the way out in the morning, and she was extremely nice and very accommodating.
I needed a quiet getaway to clear my head and this place delivered. William the host was laid back and very kind. He is also a talented wood artist and I loved staying in a place that was lovingly built by hand.
As other reviewers have mentioned, the climb to the cabin is real. It’s a short walk, but it’s all uphill so be prepared. Once you are up there though you’ll have everything you need. There is a fire pit, copped firewood and kindling, drinking water, blankets, a couple chairs, books, a small table that folds away, the cutest outhouse you’ll ever see, a wood stove, and bedding in the loft. The large windows make you feel like you are just hanging out in the open woods. Everything was clean and well kept.
It’s a true getaway since you will not get cell service. Make sure you read all the directions to get there, since WAZE and GPS will take you way past the actual address. But William was very clear with his directions. Loved my stay there and I wish I could have stayed longer.
My boyfriend and I were on a road trip across the country, and when I saw the pictures of this place, I couldn't pass up an opportunity to stay there. I was not disappointed. It was beautiful! Host Ann got us settled in to the yurt and made sure we has accent sink in the yurt, and access to a regular toilet within a stones throw. The bed is cozy and we had a view of the moon through the dome at the top of the yurt. It felt pretty magical. As a bonus, we spent some time in the sauna and shower right outside. It was so wonderful.
Hosts Ann and Kevin were generous with their time. They also make a killer salad and everything on their farm is tended to with care. I've never had eggs fresh from the chicken before, and I'm nit sure how I will ever go back to store bought eggs... We loved our night in the Big Blue Yurt. I wish we could have stayed longer.
I can't say enough about this place. Reg was a perfect host and understood my introverted nature and desire for isolation, but still made sure I knew my way around the property and amenities. I spent three nights in the tiny house/cabin with a view of the mountains and stars. I lucked out and was the only one renting out the place (it was during the week) and it was very peaceful. But even if there were others, my little cabin would be secluded and quiet. (There are three living spaces on the property- I chose the tiny house at the top of the property). During the day I hiked down to the creek, where there is a hammock set up under the cottonwood trees and wild salmon berry bushes. I wish I could spend every day there wading in the creek among the lava tubes and moss.
The shared washroom is cute and everything is made from reclaimed/recycled materials. Reg seems to be continuing to make the shared spaces even better, and I look forward to going back some day to see the progress on the kitchen and communal hangout area. He is also adding another cabin, which I look forward to seeing when finished.
Honestly my time there was a few of the best days I can remember in a long time. It made me consider leaving city life forever and moving into the mountains. I miss it already.