Stay in our genuine 22 ft tall tipis, Porto potties on site. Community wifi and kitchen in the farmhouse. Tipis can sleep 2 adults, and up to 2 children, under the age of 12. If there are children, they must bring their own sleeping pads and camping gear. This is camping. Pack accordingly. Nothing besides a tipi and one full bed is provided.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 25% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Views Mt Rainier Farm Tipi Yurt
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Mount Rainier Farm is an animal sanctuary. First and foremost, everyone should know this so they're prepared for the warm fuzzies this place inspires while you're meeting and feeding Larry the Llama or petting Shelly, the 37 year old mare. There are pigs with personalities, a nearly one-year-old cow who thinks she's a goat (they're all she's ever known!), dogs with space to roam, and so many horses living in all corners of the property, it'll be difficult to pet all of them! Pitt, the spirited, charming Aussie host who lives on site, LOVES these animals and feeds them 2x/day and will nearly insist you join him on his rounds- just jump on the cushioned tailgate for the experience! He'll share stories of the animal's progress, the fun facts he's learned through research, how he responded to the craigslist ad to build goat fences, and plans he has for the betterment of the experience and space. The tipis are old and mildewed in spots, but the sleeping space is clean and comfortable. Heat is provided in the spaces as well as bathroom options around the perimeter of the property and a shower and toilet in the main house. Light bites are provided in the morning, but the main reason to go is for the animals. I nearly cried having to leave the donkeys... the sweetest creatures I've ever met. Horseback riding is an option and the young gals who will guide you are nearly as fascinating to observe, in the evidence of their horse rearing upbringing, as are the horses. Enjoy the creek, the sunset, and the morning fog. Do expect dew and to fall in love with all of the animals!
My family and I genuinely loved staying at this farm. We arrived late at night on a rainy and cold evening. The host immediately offered us the chance to stay in the farmhouse with a kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. We gladly accepted, even thought the tipi looked like a lot of fun!! The host Travis drove out to meet us and made sure we were comfortable, checking in on us in the morning. We had a great experience and can't wait to return!
Scenic drive, easy to get to, and a nice escape from the city! The tipis were well appointed, the sites spacious, and although you could see your neighbors, you still felt a sense of serenity and privacy. We were in the 3rd tipi and our doors opened to the babbling brook. There was a fire ring nearby and they provided an outdoor table. Two clean port-a-potties on the edge of the fields and a bathroom provided in the main farmhouse (that was open for anyone staying on site.) Travis, the property manager, was always available by phone and Lindsey, the online coordinator, was very quick with communication.
Now, the fun part. The animals! We met a baby lamb and a 1 month old baby pygmy goat who DEMANDED to be held! The animals on this farm make Mt Rainier Farm the best experience! I knew we would be around the animals so I brought plenty of apple slices and was met with tons of nudges and head bonks from the many animals on property! There were donkies, llamas, alpacas, horses, cows, bulls, sheep, lambs, goats, pigs, and a comfortable fenced in area where you can snuggle up with the pygmy goats and a baby calf! If we had spent more time there, I would've connected with the local horse lady who takes you on guided horse back tours. Our dog was allowed to be unleashed and she had a blast exploring the property! (always staying nearby!)
But because there were free roaming farm animals around, expect lots of poop on the property! This is a true working ranch, not something that's been touched up for Country Living magazine and that's what makes the experience true and unique. They rent out their farmhouse and tipis to help pay for maintenance on the ranch. Expect the standard dilapidated storage barn, a shed where you cut your own firewood, and a landscaped speckled with random shelters for the animals who are so comfortable and so happy. Plus, after the many months of rain, there was mud around which was tracked into the tipi. It's camping!! There's that touch of roughness of what comes with being in the natural outdoors.
Elbe is right around the corner so there was access to local taverns and a cute line of train cars that had a restaurant and a pizza joint. The closest gas station/convenience store was 20 mins away, so plan on stopping in Eatonville for all your necessities. It's close to Mt. Rainier visitor center and tons of hiking and next to world renowned lakes known for fishing!
My heart was full and my soul felt nourished after a weekend at Mt. Rainier Farm. The property managers were inviting, loving, earthy people with calloused hands, weathered skin and a "mi casa su casa" attitude that's so hard to find nowadays. They made you truly feel like you were part of the farm and family. Thank you, Travis and Lindsey, for a much needed weekend.
The property and the tipis are wonderful and so comfortable. This is an amazing escape with horses and goats to visit, creeks to dip in, hikes for sunset or sunrise with views of Mount Rainier. This is a gem for glampers - those with some grit and self reliance but who want a romantic night in a comfortable bed.
Was a perfect stay! Went with my elderly parents and brother, and was great being able to park next to our space, as it's hard for my father to walk on rugged terrain. Camp fire was nice under stars, and the hosts were exceptional! Would certainly come back.
The hosts were very communicative and let us explore their property with our dog. Such a beautiful area with great views and close to trail heads for Mt. Rainier National Park.
We are a family of four with two children, 11 and 6. If you are looking to expose your kids to a real farm setting, this is an excellent choice. It is not a sanitized for tourists place; more a real experience which our kids very much appreciated. Seeing the hard work involved caring for the animals and the property was enlightening and our kids also mentioned how happy the animals are on this property, being able to free roam. The property is absolutely beautiful and offers plenty of activity including hiking to high points with awesome Rainier views, playing in the river, exploring the 120 year old farm buildings, and interacting close up with a large variety of animals, including a Yak! Our thanks to Travis and family for making this a memorable weekend.
This site is awesome! We arrived and 8 to 10 horses were grazing in the field around the grouping of tipis. (There is horse poo to navigate around or through) This is a working farm, so the trail horses have free reign, and you camp in one of their fields. The animals are all really friendly and include, chickens, goats, sheep, I think a total of 40 horses, a yak, donkeys, ponies, llamas, and pigs. Travis one of the owner's let us bump around in back of his truck and help feed the animals. We were free to roam the farm and pet the animals throughout the day, which the kids loved.
Our yurt (Tipi 2) opened onto a beautiful little stream. The floor is carpeted and it had a double bed, little table, and a few other comfortable nicknacks. We poke inside some of the other unoccupied tipis, and they vary quite a bit to the level of furnishing. They are not all super done up Glamping tipis, but they have everything you need to stay warm and dry. Be prepared to bring everything but your tent. Because we brought our two kids they also had an air mattress for us to use.
We had a weekend we will never forget!! Thanks!
The host was wonderful about communicating + directions however the site itself was more primitive than expected. The tipi had a lot of mildew on it, it was surrounded by a lot of animal poop, and unfortunately the portable toilet needed upkeep. It was dirty, out of toilet paper, + surrounded by trash.
On a positive note there were heaters, we just brought our own propane tanks. And there was bedding + pillows though we brought our own for additional comfort. The surrounding area was gorgeous to wake up in and it was a short drive into the NP.