With a 20 ft high interior and soft faux fur rugs, this tipi glamping experience was a near perfect rustic getaway for my writing and cycling adventure to Port Townsend. Karen provided excellent directions and was easy to coordinate with. The 2 acres of land felt spacious and cozy at same time, with many animals adding to unique character of the place. The bathroom was a 60 second walk to main house and shower had good flow. I felt I had privacy although it was used also by some family I only ran into the cat a few times. Tipi was less than a mile to the trail head where I cycled 7 miles into Port Townsend and also not far from a cider orchard, Finn River. It was great to have 10-20 degrees cooler air so I achieved my goal of beating the summer city heat while experiencing goats, piglets, horses, to lull me to sleep. There was a place to set up a chair or small table but none provided. No shoes are allowed in tipi so it is very clean. The family was around tending to their live stock and happy to share about their working mini farm there. Friendly atmosphere at the same time I felt I had privacy. The horses were beautiful icing on the cake. Karen even allowed me to keep a cider chilled in her fridge. There were little touches that she and her family helped with or offered that also made trip special. I brought my own sheet, towel and sleeping bag and I used my extra thick yoga pad to firm up bed for my back to get better sleep. Sweet perky dog Pepper was also around for meet and greet.
The PRI hipcamp was beautiful,just the peaceful spot I was looking for. It was also an interesting experience. With friendly environmentalists all around willing to talk about the land- I enjoyed meeting everyone and the fresh eggs and honey made onsite was amazing. This is a working educational nonprofit and farm. Robert was easy to coordinate with for directions. He welcomed us and even offered us a BBQ to utilize with all the tools. We were allowed to use the fridge and coffeemaker in main house- both a godsend. The 12'×12' cabin was clean. They are still in early stage, electricity only in main house, but there was Wi-Fi. There are elements to the stay that still need smoothing out for ease of use, simple things, like putting in a hook or curtain to block out light or keeping guests informed if the water is going to be shut off prior to their check out time. In a row of cabins it is just one for now. Bring your own mattress pad. Despite some unique quirks, which are easy to iron out it was a delightful getaway and absolutely replenishing to walk on Ebey's Landing. The spot is a gem. And the people lovely.