Intro: We're originally from Colorado, but we've been calling Seattle home since 2015. We love to travel and get outdoors. In June 2018 we returned from a 10 month motorcycle trip from Seattle to Argentina.
We had a great time at the Purple Cottage! It had just enough space for the 2 of us plus our small dog. The area was beautiful and peaceful, and we encountered numerous deer wandering around the neighborhood. It was a great place to spend a weekend exploring the island, and the hot tub was the perfect way to end each day.
We had a great time staying at this campsite. We parked near the house and it was just a few yards into the trees for a quiet, peaceful place to set up our tent. It was well shaded and comfortable no matter how hot it was outside. A short walk down the road there is a small park at the shore of the lake with tables and a port-a-potty. It was a very relaxing stay, and we definitely recommend it.
We had a wonderful stay on Brittany's property. We never met in person, but Brittany was very responsive to any requests/questions we had. We were really impressed with the location and how close it is to the trail! The amenities that were provided were very nice, and the fire pit is fantastic. We'll definitely be camping here again.
We had a fantastic stay at Malaney Creek Farm. Tracy & Dan were very hospitable, and the farm was beautiful and had wonderful, private hiking trails and friendly rescue horses. We also visited nearby Shelton and ate some amazing BBQ at Smoking Mo's on Tracy & Dan's recommendation. There is also the Lake Spencer Resort about 4 miles away where you can drink some micro brews and take a dip in the lake. The camp site itself would be good for a family or people who are still a bit unsure about remote camping. It featured a couple of hammocks to hang out in, a pretty swank corn hole set-up and a convenient porta-loo. It also had a bit of a romantic feel to it with fairy lights in the trees and bottles with lights in them on the table. We would definitely stay again, although based on our preferences in one of the other, more "foresty" sites.