Elsie at the StageLine Ranch epitomizes HipCamp Hospitality.
We were literally welcomed like family members and invited in for a drink, fruit and ice-cream. Elsie told us about her exciting story leading up to her acquisition of the ranch a few years ago. Elsie manages the ranch with cattle, goats, horses and chickens with very little help. As we came in a small RV we were offered a spot next to the barn, so we could hook up with water and power, but there are also more secluded options for pitching your tent or sleeping in the teepee.
In the morning we took part in milking the goats, and after the kids were offered riding lessons, which they enjoyed a lot. Had we not already booked our next stop, we would have stayed longer. The ranch is surrounded by many thousand of acres of government land with so much to see. We would love to come back and explore in more detail.
Great place if you are on your way to Olympia National Park.
It's pretty basic, but does the job, especially if you are in a van or RV. Big flat field and easy access from the highway. As the description states, there are no facilities, so best for self contained units. Host is great.
Everything a HipCamp should be. We had a lovely time visiting Bonnie and Jeff who has retired to Ocean Beach. You'd be hard pressed to find nicer and more welcoming hosts.
The camp is basically in their big garden, but has access to water, power and an outdoor shower so you can camp here with a tent, van or even a smaller RV as we did.
You can walk to the beach in 20 minutes, and the small town has both a general store and several restaurants. We highly recommend the newly opened Italian Mycovios.
Tyler's land is a little spot which is easily accessible for tent campers and smaller RV's. Perfectly flat and with access to water, power, toilet, shower and kitchen.
Bathroom and kitchen is inside the host's own house, we came in an RV so didn't use it, but it looked very nice.
Tyler the host is exceptionally hospitable. Very cool guy, engaging and talkative. We felt very welcomed, and he went out of his way to make sure we were well informed before we arrived. The proximity to great outdoors activities and Bend, makes it a very appealing spot if you want something a little more private and comfortable than the many parks in the area.
Basically the parking spot in front of a closed down café. Might as well park at the parking lot in front of the ranger station across the highway.
We didn't feel safe at all and chose to find an RV park instead. Cost us a D-tour of at least 100 miles.
Host never answered our texts and didn't show up to meet us either. No cell phone coverage once we got there so couldn't call them.
True gem. Hickman Family Vineyards is a wonderful spot with top notch facilities. For RV’s they have level concrete slabs with power, water.and endless vineyard views.
Tod and Alyse are exceptionally hospitable, and we were treated to an elaborate wine and spirits tasting and great conversation way beyond expectations.
This HipCamp is definitely a worthwhile destination in itself..
Pro tip: Buy their Vodka, they have an on site distillery next to the winery and the spirits are out of this world.
Great spot in a beautiful area.
The old camper is quaint but be aware that the shower/bath that you would usually find in these trailers is not working.
There is a composting toilet in a shed overlooking the river, which is just as great, and an outside shower.
We enjoyed a great fireside chat with the hosts and grilled hotdogs and smores over the bonfire. The proximity to the dunes and beaches around Yachats makes it a great getaway.
Would happily return.
Corn Crip kinda epitomizes HipCamp'n.
Very simple setup, great hosts and great privacy.
There is only one camp site in the woods, so you have everything to yourselves, and if your car has enough clearance you can drive right in, which was very comfortable.
There is a nice picnic table and fire pit, and yes depending on the season you are usually allowed to light a fire and collect fire wood in the forrest.
There is also a hammock, that our kids loved.
The site is nestled next to a big crop field, and the hosts provide you with a selection of produce as part of your experience, so with that in mind the price is very reasonable.
We would happily return.