Hipcamp host Mary Alyce N.
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Stay in a tipi, once owned by a shaman. We've held many ceremonies and gatherings here, and you can feel a very strong, sacred energy. Painted animal spirits surround you and protect you as you sleep. A fire pit inside of the tipi can be used to keep you warm on cold nights and for cooking. We will provide you with a sage bundle that you can use if you'd like for blessing, c

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Stay in a tipi, once owned by a shaman. We've held many ceremonies and gatherings here, and you can feel a very strong, sacred energy. Painted animal spirits surround you and protect you as you sleep. A fire pit inside of the tipi can be used to keep you warm on cold nights and for cooking. We will provide you with a sage bundle that you can use if you'd like for blessing, cleansing, and healing. We look forward to sharing this space with you and hope your time here will guide you on own your journey.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Painted Sacred Tipi in Washington.

Forest
Lake

The vibe at Painted Sacred Tipi

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Hipcamper Ann
Ann N.
recommends this listing.
February 21st, 2018

Mary Alice's Painted Sacred Tipi is absolutely magical. The experience of sleeping on the ground next to the warm fire and looking up as the smoke rises to the sky is incredible. I felt close to the elements (it was winter when I came and cold outside), yet warm and cozy at the same time.

The tipi is located on a 2-acre property with a beautiful and large garden. The tipi is surrounded by trees (though they are dormant when we were there, so lots of sun shined on the tipi). Mary Alice says it's even better in the summer when the flowers bloom. If I can, I definitely want to come back.

The property is also very conveniently located close to the center of a cute historic town. The park where the Chataqua Festival and farmer's market are held is just a few steps away. There's also a picnic bench and creek by the park.

And then there's scenic drives of beautiful farm lands and mountains. We enjoyed hiking at the Colville National Forest and having coffee and fresh fruits at Crandall Coffee Co. & Riverview Orchard. We also made a drive to the Keller Heritage Park & Historical Museum in Colville. It’s fascinating to learn about the history of this area, which was once an ancient and important fishing site for Native Americans. The museum had incredible photos of Native Americans fishing at Kettle Falls in canoes!

The fire pit inside the tipi was very useful for keeping warm and dry as well as cooking. The white fluffy stuff around the fire pit is snow that fell from the air vent at the top (which also lets smoke out) The tipi sits in a large garden with many trees.The inside of the tipi is painted with four shields, each corresponding to one of the four directions as well as the four seasons. They also represent parts of our human nature. Each is necessary and important to wholeness and well-being.Here's the tipi near sunset.
Hipcamper Gregory
Gregory L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 7th, 2018

Mary Alice had lit a fire in the tipi fire ring before we arrived, very nice! The space accommodated four of us quite well. She directed us to use the bathrooms across the street at the public park, which surprised me because we expected hot water and probably showers to be available based upon the site's amenities as listed.

Hipcamper Korista
Korista M.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2018

All of our expectations were met and then exceeded. The tent was gorgeous, the fire pit completely set up so that the fire was a breeze, and Mary's home and garden is like something straight out of a Jude Devereaux romance novel- lush, verdant, and peaceful.

I came with my daughter so we were thrilled to find that the space was less than a five minute walk from the local park and an adorable stream with bits shallow enough to wade in. Had I known how perfect everything would turn out to be we would have stayed for way more than one night; now we know, and we will definitely be back!!

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay!

Hipcamper Mary Alyce
Response from Mary Alyce, the Host, on August 6th, 2018

Thank you for contributing you and daughters wonderful energy to our scene. Come and see me again. You are most welcome. You were a joy.

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Hipcamper Taylen
Taylen K.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2020

Cute town, beautiful land and the rain didnt get through overnight. Would recommend 😊

Hipcamper Sharyl
Sharyl B.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2020

The tipi was wonderful, the property was beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay. In the middle of the night the yard sprinkler system went off two times for about a half hour each time. This made the sprinkler hit the tipi and was extremely loud. That was slightly disappointing considering it is advertised as "sacred grounds", so we thought it would be my peaceful setting, especialy while trying to sleep.

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Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer P.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2020

This was an incredible place to stay. Mary Alyce provided spot on communication the entire time. Upon arrival I was pleasantly greeted and toured through the accommodations and property. . The Tipi was not only beautiful, but also very comfortable and quite soothing after a stressful day. I will definitely be returning!

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Hipcamper April

Spacious tipi in a beautiful garden

April B.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2020

Mary Alyce was a great host - super friendly and responsive, available when we needed anything, and otherwise gave left us alone.

The property is beautiful and easy to find. The tipi is spacious and we were able to stay warm with the fire ring inside. Unlimited firewood, kindling, and starter material was provided to us for $10 for the whole trip.

There are a few espresso stands, restaurants, and stores in town if you need anything. The property is also right next to the town's Farmer's Market, which occurs on Fridays throughout the summer months.

Bring a cooler, stove, and your own sleeping bag/bedding and pillow. There are cots on the ground, but you may want a sleeping pad for extra comfort.

Would definitely stay again if I'm in the area!

Lots of surfaces with candlesOutside of the tipi. Branches on the ground are from a windstorm that rolled through overnight. Fire ring and sleeping area
Hipcamper Joe
Joe C.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2020

Incredible stay, even at 20 degrees outside with snow, the fire kept the inside warm all night. I hope to return some day!

A Hipcamper
A Hipcamper
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2018
Property
Mary Alyce N.’s Land
State
Washington
Country
United States
$65/night
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