Intro: I'm a wedding and outdoor adventure photographer and glamping enthusiast! Fun fact: I got married at a glamping retreat outside Santa Barbara called El Capitan. My favorite travel companions my husband and my dog, Max.
We read all the other fabulous reviews of Brian’s place before deciding to book, but when we arrived we were still blown away by how beautiful and peaceful his property was. It was a perfect retreat getaway. The bed was so comfortable and the electric blanket was nice and warm even though the night was chilly. The hot tub was nice and hot and had a gorgeous view and the outbuilding with the bathroom was super cute and had everything we needed. We can’t recommend this place enough.
Linda's property is great for a quick trip to Smith Rock when you are looking for a reservable campsite. She was a gracious host, she communicated with us before arrival and made sure we had clear directions to her ranch. She is only a couple miles from Smith Rock, so this is a perfect base camp for climbers and hikers. The site is on the lawn next to the main house so we felt like we needed to keep our voices down, and it lacked privacy and seclusion, but it was a very welcoming environment with plenty of space for 3-4 tents.
This was a great RV camping spot near Yosemite! The property is LOVELY! Come for the location and the view. This spot is on the host's property a few hundred feet from their home, so it doesn't feel especially private, but it's an amazing location and the host was very hospitable. We loved the covered RV spot and the fire pit. It was very quite and on the way to the park. There are no bathrooms, so this is a great spot for a self contained RV. The driveway was very steep but we had no problem driving up or turning around our 15' RV. This is a great alternative to camping in Yosemite if you're looking for more privacy, more room, or a stop along the way.
I stayed here on a road trip to yosemite. It was a great stopping point and a comfortable place to stay. The property is secluded and quite at night. The canvas tent was spacious and had a wood burning stove to keep warm and cozy on cool evenings. Bring your own inflatable airbed or cots. The outhouse is only a few yards away and the site is separated from the rest of the tent sites at this location, The hosts were wonderful and greeted us upon our arrival. We got in after dark and it was pretty easy to find. In the morning we woke to a beautiful sunrise and were greeted by the two adorable resident donkeys who were happy to let us feed them. The best part of this site is the huge shared outdoor kitchen. If you enjoy cooking while you camp definitely plan a big dinner. You have options to cook on their propane stove, bake in their earth oven, or cook over a fire. There were also two big picnic tables. Also, there was plenty of firewood available on the property. Such a great place!
Beautiful peaceful private campsite right on the banks of the Wind River. This is an amazing location with access to seasonal hot springs and hiking trails in the gorge. Dog Mountain is right down the road and Carson Hot Springs Resort is close by. The meadow offers plenty of space for a large group and is very private. There are no neighbors nearby or any road noise. The campsite is down the road from the main home on the property so you have lots of privacy. There is a large fire pit with plenty of seating and enough room for at least 5 tents and several vehicles. The site is right on the Wind River which lulls you to sleep at night, and during the day you can soak in the sun on the sandy river beach just steps away from your tent or bring your SUP or kayak in the summer when the river flow is low and explore the river. Our hosts were great and made us feel very welcome!
This is definitely a destination Hipcamp!! Come for the location and the solitude and stay for a romantic getaway or a family retreat. My husband and I loved this little cabin in the woods on Vashon Island! It was super cozy and had everything we needed. There were trails out the front door on the property and plenty of things to explore on the island. It's a very dog-friendly place, and our dog loved roaming around the property. The porch was a lovely place to enjoy morning coffee, and the bed was so comfortable!! Catherine was an amazing host and made us feel right at home. I would definitely recommend this place for couples, small families or a girls weekend. It sleeps up to 4, with a queen size bed downstairs and two twins in the loft. The ferry from Tacoma was quick and easy ($20 round trip). We did see a couple mosquitos when we were there, so bring bug spray. There was very little road noise, even though the cabin is not far off the main road. The outhouse has been updated and Catherine has put in a composting toilet in a heated bathroom that is detached from the cabin, so you do have to go outside to use the bathroom, but we didn't mind. Also, the water is outdoors, but I believe Catherine is planning on installing an indoor sink sometime soon, which would make this cabin a great year-round destination no matter the weather. Such a great find!!
Josh's land has a nice view, is easy to get to and has enough room for 1 RV and a couple tents. Note that the RV hookup is down the hill, not where you would park an RV and the water was turned off. When we visited it wasn't ready for campers yet. There was still a lot of work to do to get it ready including cleaning up the site, leveling the tent area and finishing the stairs and fire pit area. Also this site is not private and has some road noise. The neighboring home that is being built up the hill has a lot of construction noise and has a clear view of site. It has potential, but needs some work before it's ready.
This is a dream property! Ruthanne really has a slice of heaven and is gracious enough to share it with campers like us.. The tent is situated far behind the main house with a clear path leading down some steps to the tent. There are solar lights that light the pathway at night, which leads the way to the main house where the bathroom is. The tent has lots of cozy rugs, a really comfortable queenside bed, and a kitchenette with everything you need to cook dinner or make morning coffee. The hot tub was wonderful in the evening before bed. We love that it was dog friendly. Even though it was a cold winter evening, we were nice and warm in the tent at night with lots of blankets and a propane heater. This is a great place for couples or a retreat with friends. Ruthanne is an amazing host and will take good care of you. She was very hospitable, welcoming and made us feel at home. We would love to come back one day.
This was such a cozy romantic place to stay on Bainbridge! I would highly recommend this place to any adventurous couple looking for a getaway in this area. When my husband and I arrived we were greeted by Jenny's family including their dog and cat. The Jungalow is nestled into some trees behind the main house, and it was an adorable little cabin! Even though this cabin is off-the-grid they made it very cozy with candles, pillows and a shepskin pelt. The cabin was also equipped with an easel, art supplies, and a small coffee table. We brought camp mats to sleep on along with our 15-degree down sleeping bags because it was a cold evening in February. We recommend bringing something to grill on the fire pit for dinner or exploring the local restaurants on Bainbridge Island. Jenny gave us lots of suggestions on where to eat and what to see while we were there.
There is room for two cots or an air mattress. I would suggest bringing one of those little buddy propane heaters if you come in the winter, as it does get chilly at night. This place would be great in the Spring or Fall! I imagine it could get a little hot in the summer, but if you bought a battery powered fan it would probably be perfect.
What a great find!!! We would definitely recommend this place!
We stayed here on our visit to Seattle. It feels secluded and quiet, but you are right on the Cedar River Trail and not far from gas/grocery stores if you need something. There is a great firepit with plenty of wood in the shed and a table made out of a wooden pallet for your stove and cooking stuff. We slept in our camper-van and did not have trouble finding a flat spot. I imagine a tent would fit, but the ground is a bit bumpy. This is a primitive campsite without access to a bathroom. I would recommend trying to arrive in the daylight because the dirt driveway is easy to miss at night. Brittany was a very good host, she was available by phone or email if we needed her and she gave us detailed directions and even had a fire going for us when we arrived. This is a great place to camp while visiting the Seattle area. I would recommend this place for small groups, couples, or road-trippers!
I stayed at Mark’s farm with my husband and our two friends and our dogs. The site itself was located in a grove of cedar trees that created an intimate canopy for our overnight camping trip. The site was welcoming and cozy with a central fire pit, a hot tub close by and a covered picnic table just steps away. There was enough room for one large tent, and plenty of other sites to choose from that were a short distance away from the site. We slept in our van and were lulled to sleep by the sound of rain and a chorus of frogs. Although it feels like you are far away you are not far from the main road, and there is some road noise that can be heard from the campsite. We loved the cedar hot tub, which Mark built from wood sourced from the farm, but it cooled off really quickly and unfortunately, we didn’t get to enjoy it as much as we had hoped. You need to keep a fire going in the stove to continuously heat the hot tub, so I suggest coordinating your arrival time with the host so that you show up when the hot tub is hot. One of my favorite things were the string lights, which circled the campsite and created a romantic ambiance at night around the campfire.
This would be a great place for families in the summer, as there is much to explore on the property including fishing, canoeing, hiking trails and ATV access.