Hipcamp host Matthew S.
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As you leave your home in the city (Especially the Seattle Area) your drive starts out tense. Drivers cutting you off, brake lights forcing you to slam on yours, and slow drivers. but as you make the turn on the gravel...you feel it as stress leaves your body...its like your whole being knows you are leaving the city behind. Then you see the trees and you feel the Shinrinyoku

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As you leave your home in the city (Especially the Seattle Area) your drive starts out tense.  Drivers cutting you off, brake lights forcing you to slam on yours, and slow drivers. but as you make the turn on the gravel...you feel it as stress leaves your body...its like your whole being knows you are leaving the city behind.  Then you see the trees and you feel the Shinrinyoku (Japanese for "taking in the forest atmosphere).  It's like the trees know your stressful life and they invite you to bathe in their essence!  And then you see the gate and the main camping area...you are here and the first thing you notice is how quiet it is!!  You head up to Big Baldy to check out the view (Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier) and you take a deep breath of fresh mountain air.  Back at camp as night rolls in you see more stars than you can count and you and your family hear some coyotes in the distance while eating delicous smores.  This is El Rancho de CMS!

At El Rancho De CMS there is no Cell service and limited incoming text service.  However if you must check in to the modern world there is road to the top of the property that allows for full 4g service so that you can upload pictures and video to Facebook/Instagram (#FunAtElRanchoDeCMS).  Down in the main camping area we have two bathrooms that use the Lovable Loo compostable toilet system (Google lovable loo for more info) just do the business and cover with sawdust.  We have an upper loop with multiple camp spots and a lower area with more camping areas. 

El Rancho De CMS is currently at 96 acres and borders State land with another 640 acres.  All dirt roads coming in so if its been wet out the roads will be muddy (4x4), but during the summer months the roads are really dry and cars can make it in.  During the winter the Ranch gets enough snow to make it hard to get in! During Spring months there are some creeks that are running and fun to play in to get a break from the heat.  So depending on what kind of adventure you are looking for the Ranch is pretty versatile. So give us a call and let us help you have a heck of a time getting away.

This last weekend (Aug 25/26 {2018}) we hosted the WA Gambler 500 event Weirdos with Wanderlust which is an event where the general idea is to get a vehicle for $500 and go 500 miles.  We had about 150 cars parked in the Big Baldy area and another 25 or so parked at the Lil Baldy area.  So we can also handle big events as well!

Finally please be sure to rate the experience and tell the world about your time at El Rancho De CMS!

*Note bring extra gas (5 gallons) as there is no gas stations once past the major towns of Goldendale from the West and Mabton from the North.  From the South Biggs Jct./Hermiston are the closest towns.  Call for more info and tips!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
10 sites
Up to 25 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Pull-through site, max length 35ft
No hookups
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No potable water
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Matthew a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 3PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Snow sports

Cross Country, Snow Shoes, Snow Mobiling

Swimming

During certain times of the year there is a small water hole that gets about 4-5 ft. deep. It is located on State land nearby.

Wildlife watching

Wild horses have been seen, Wild turkeys, and Deer

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding
OHV

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at El Rancho De CMS in Washington.

River, stream or creek

There are small creeks that run certain times of the year

Forest
Mountainous
Prairie, meadow, ...

The vibe at El Rancho De CMS

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Property
#ElRanchDeCMS
State
Washington
$50/night
10 Sites