Pitch your tent in a field of wildflowers growing around the old growth orchard and enjoy views of the Cascade Mountain foothills, an incredibly cacophony of bird song, and a multitude of trails, watersports, and great food nearby. Leave feeling deeply peaceful and refreshed.
At your fingertips:- Hike to majestic waterfalls and pools on the property, blaze your own trails through beautiful forestland into the Cascade Mountains, or visit the Nooksack River — all within 10 minutes of your site.
- Find groceries at Mama's Garden local produce stand, Acme country grocery stores, or the Everybody Store — all within 5 min drive.
- Spend the day swimming / sailing / fishing / paddling at Lake Whatcom, Lake Padden, or Bellingham Bay — within 25 miles.
- Have a delicious meal at the famous Acme Diner (4 miles), great beer and wood-fired pizza at the Northfork Brewery (11 miles), stop on your way to Mount Baker for live music, bistro food, and beer at Chair 9 (25 miles), or enjoy Northwest brewed beer and local food at any number of local breweries and restaurants in Bellingham (22 miles).
Site amenities include: composting toilet, solar shower, fire pit, and sites in a peaceful pastoral setting. Firewood is available on site ($10 / big bundle, $5 / reg).
Site #1 is closer to the house in the orchard, has a family-sized hammock seat, and you can drive right up to your site.
Site #2 is a little more private, between the forest and the pasture. Park near the basketball hoop and walk to your site 20 yards away. A wheel barrow is available for carting your gear.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Old growth orchard + mountainscape
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This was our first Hipcamp experience and it did not disappoint! The hosts, Zack and Hannah, are wonderful. They made us feel welcome and gave us a scenic route to take as we drove up. They greeted us, gave us a tour of available sites and had a cart ready to haul our gear as soon as we arrived.
The property is lovely, with three available sites cleared for tents. We selected the site nearest the house, nestled under the old Apple trees. It was a bit less private than the others, but the grass was level and soft and clearing was perfect for stargazing.
There is an amazing waterfall on the property, only about a 5 minute walk from camp. The shallow pool at the bottom is currently perfect for kids to wade and play. Our two young children had the best time running around and looking for cool rocks. Playing and cuddling with their friendly dog (who greeted us with a frisbee both mornings) and two kittens was a special bonus!
There are a lot of activities nearby, but we drove about an hour from the site to hike Baker Lake. Luckily there are two decent diner/restaurants within a 10 minute drive of the property. Both had good food and friendly staff- perfect if you want to spend time playing/exploring and not cooking.
Thank you for a wonderful weekend, we hope to return!!
Zack and Hannah were really friendly hosts and corresponded quickly. Their dog, 2 kitties, and 2 pigs were also very warm!
We stayed at site #2, which is past their house in a nice clearing surrounded by tall trees on the east side. It felt removed and quiet. You can see their road in the distance, but it's a dead end street, so very few cars pass. Instead, we fell asleep to the noise of their waterfall that's a 5 min walk through their woods. It was pretty cool with some fish in the pool. There's also a private outdoor shower on site that was perfect for our needs after returning from a sweaty hike near Mt. Baker.
We liked the site and would return if we're in the area again.
This spot was great. It was secluded enough that we felt like we had our own space, but close enough to the road that it wasn't a pain to get out. Plus, it was only about a 5 minute walk to the waterfall. The ad said you could park at the listing, but the host advised us to park nearby and walk-in—however, if you have a mid-high clearance vehicle (like we do) you can just drive in.
Zack and Hannah were the most accommodating! The site was very cute and had everything we expected. We even forgot a few necessities they were able to help us with that turned what could've been a more stressful situation to a nearly painless one. Much appreciation towards these hosts. Will keep them in mind for our next little getaway!