The Bird Line is a respite for people to exist between spaces, places, and categories of belonging and identity. Here, people can be, create and/or become outside of the dominant landscape of Read more...
The Bird Line is a respite for people to exist between spaces, places, and categories of belonging and identity. Here, people can be, create and/or become outside of the dominant landscape of society. In addition to seasonal camping, The Bird Line also hosts artist residencies, workshops, and retreats. Stop in during your lines of flight and camp, rest, and explore
I booked with Joe instantly relatively last minute to accommodate a quick overnight van camp on a road trip. His communication was prompt and clear. He greeted us directly - being friendly and gregarious, which helps getting settled quickly. We selected as less private spot in the art yard, but he has more private sites available. The atmosphere is friendly and creative and we really enjoying seeing the art resident's works in progress. Joe, the host, provided a communal evening fire which is much comfort on damp chilly northwest forest evenings. Access to a toilet and shower is always nice on the road, but be aware that they are working amenities, not glamorous, overlapping with a vibrant working studio. I'd recommend the stay, and look for to coming back for some kiln firing events.
Being on the road and camping while being a digital nomad require some urban time for good phone service and to replenish supplies. Rikiville was the prefect spot to work while my partner replenished do errands around town. The location is super conveniently located within walking distance of downtown, a good coffeeshop, and a superb laundromat. Pete was a generous and affable host and helped make our stay wonderful. The property was a magical urban oasis that offers warm showers and shared spaces. It is a very unique place and well worth a stay.
My stay at FoodForRest was just what I needed, a good solid night of sleep. The camp spot is in a cozy treed knoll, a night respise from the fall storms. I was road tripping without a definitive schedule, and Audrey responded promptly to my last minute request. Being fall, with heavy rains, she made sure I had the right vehicle before she confirmed booking. I wish I had taken the time to read the listings directions more clearly as my GPS lead my off a gravel road, the type which Audrey specifically had told me to avoid. I almost spent the night in a corn field, when my gravel road abruptly ended. Audrey was available to confirm my GPS location and offered escort to direct me back to the main road. In short, read the directions carefully. My trusty 4x4 saved me, but I spent alot at the carwash the next day. Welcome to farm country.
Willow Creek is a beautiful spot, the rural farm landscape is quite spectacular. The greenery during my early summer visit we stunning. The sunset was gorgeous.
The hosts were very friendly and made a point to greet us soon after our arrival which was nice. They are just setting things up in terms of amenities, but the camping spot was very suitable to my van set up which is accustomed to boondocking.
Visitors should not exactly expect an idyllic country setting as there is a railroad nearby (not very busy) and a nearby military base whose lighting is quite bright. But all and all it is decent spot to rest on your journey.
The host was very responsive and communicative in the planning. Self check in was easy and straightforward. The location is relatively quiet with just a bit or road noise nearby. The amenities are basic but well keep. The level grass pads were very useful.