Intro: I left the big city behind a few years ago in search of tranquility, trees, wisdom, fresh ideas.... all those good things. Currently living in small town Oregon with my partner and our two small pooches.
My husband & I spent 2 nights camped down on the goat beach in an attempt to beat the July heat. It was wonderful to have so much space to ourselves, and our two dogs especially loved running around and rolling in the wild mint. We stayed at site 2 which gets a lot of direct sun, but thankfully there was an adjustable shade cover installed over the picnic table which was a huge relief (thank you!) If it's too hot on the beach, a nice alternative is the beautiful lawn which gets some nice shade and breeze. The highlights of this campsite are the the easy access to the cold river, the extremely starry night skies, and the welcoming kind hosts. One thing I would suggest is to put down some woodchips under the tent spot at site 2; the ground is a loose dirt/sand, so everything inside the tent got very dusty and sandy right away. Site 1 has woodchip so maybe site 2 will be getting the same treatment in the future. Maritza and her family are absolutely lovely hosts and I hope that we can visit again!
My husband and I had an absolutely incredible getaway at Thiselle Creek. The yurt and amenities are beautifully designed and even more comfortable than we expected from the pictures. M & S built this space on the back corner of their farm, overlooking a creek which bustles with animal activity. From the campfire, we watched an owl hunting and listened to coyotes howling nearby. They have set the bar for glamping by providing extremely comfortable bedding, an indoor wood burning stove, a sauna with a view,, and surplus of seasoned firewood. High speed wifi was a nice surprise as well. With these amazing amenities and the welcoming energy of the hosts, we couldn't have asked for a better experience. Hope to be back one day.