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.
- 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
The vibe at Painted Sacred Tipi
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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!
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!
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.