We booked Pleasant Hill camping on very short notice and Sally was extremely accommodating and communicative, so we appreciated the flexibility given our quick trip!
I feel the listing was not completely accurate as it indicated that most campsites were accessible by car - when we tried to get to some of the campsites farther from their house, overgrown branches scratched our car and we had to back up while branches scratched some more. There was really only the one spot overlooking their backyard that we could get to by our car and pitch our roof top tent.
I also didn't realize from their listing that their dogs would be running around the property and up into the campsite - they were extremely friendly dogs, but our dog gets a little nervous with other dogs so I would have preferred some clear language in the listing explaining that you need to be okay with their dogs checking out your space in the evening and morning.
I would also recommend some clear signage near the driveway for Hipcampers since we arrived after dark and it was difficult to see which way we were supposed to drive to get to the campsites. Or maybe a map on the listing?
We did not come down to the house to use the bathroom or sinks or anything.
Other than the overgrowth, dogs, and lack of clear signage - Sally's property is really beautiful. My dog loved our brief morning hike through the forest!
This was a lovely camping experience! Terry and Cheryl are the nicest hosts. You can tell that they truly love meeting campers, learning their story, and hosting. When you get there, they give you a newsletter they typed up about their property, and show you to your space.
There are 5 spots (as of July 1st, 2019). Sounds like they might add more soon. Each of the spots has a shelter/overhang area with picnic table underneath, one bundle of firewood, a fire ring, and shovel and bucket for putting out the fire. You're basically camping in their back yard in a large field. You can't see the house from where you're camping but if you want to go use the nice outhouse/shower they built, you have to walk up the trail a little bit towards their house. They also have a porta potty closer to the campsites. I used the outhouse which was great - real flushing toilet and a sink with running water/soap. I didn't use the shower.
The 5 campsites are all near each other, sort of lined up in a row on one side of a long field, with the creek behind you. You do have some distance between you but you can definitely see each other and wave hi. The trees between you and the creek provide some nice shade to protect from the sun.
There were a LOT of trains going by. I've actually never heard so many trains. It didn't bother us too much though since we're sound sleepers.
I made my way up to the house a couple times to look at the animals and chatted with Terry quite a bit. They have pigs, chickens, ducks, goats, turkeys, and peacocks. They offered to let me cut some broccoli from their garden, which I took them up on and steamed it back at our campsite Saturday night. I also purchased some chicken and duck eggs from them for Sunday breakfast and didn't regret it at all.
Terry and Cheryl also have a communal area in their backyard with a more permanent firepit, chairs, and they offer free coffee in the morning and food delivery brochures. We didn't take them up on this offer but really appreciated it!
This is a cute, well-maintained property with easy-going and accommodating hosts. Great overnight spot between Seattle and Portland.