Hipcamp host Robert P.
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Cabin is 12'x12' and was a former brooder house for day-old chicks from when this site served as a pheasant rearing farm for the state of Washington. One small window and one large sliding window, one door, two large expedition cots for placing mat and sleeping bag. Currently not electrified. You will have privacy on the south side of cabin. You will be on our trail syste

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Cabin is 12'x12' and was a former brooder house for day-old chicks from when this site served as a pheasant rearing farm for the state of Washington. One small window and one large sliding window, one door, two large expedition cots for placing mat and sleeping bag. Currently not electrified. You will have privacy on the south side of cabin. You will be on our trail system - 2.2 miles on our property, but connecting by bike or foot to larger trail system in Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. We are two miles east of Coupeville on Whidbey Island. Laid back, slow pace area. Shower and toilet in building within 60 yards. Access to free wireless internet.

Lodging provided
Cabin
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
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Robert a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Seasonal saltwater from beach about 3 miles away (salmon). Fresh water lakes within 15 miles in several directions (trout; one...Read more

Snow sports

Mt. Baker Ski area about 2.5 hour drive north.

Surfing

Small waves at Fort Ebey seasonally - about six miles away.

Whitewater paddling

On mainland - from three to four hours distant. Many options.

Wildlife watching

Multiple. We are in Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve. Our site has nesting owls, woodpeckers and countless other bi...Read more

Biking
Boating
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Olympic View Cabin in Washington.

Coastal

We are minutes in a car from beaches on both sides of Whidbey Island.

Forest

We are an L shaped property with forests on both ends. The north forest has old trees, some over 400 years of age. Between th...Read more

Prairie, meadow, or plain

We have a remnant (old growth) glacial out-wash prairie that is in bloom from late March through September. Peak season is May...Read more

Farm

We have sheep (with lambs April-July) grazing in the fields. We also grow 30+ species of native plants and have vegetable gard...Read more

Driveway

The vibe at Olympic View Cabin

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Hipcamper Leah
Leah H.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2017

This site was such a wonderful pleasant surprise! There were two new camp cots in the cabin. The use of the main building kitchen for breakfast was a big plus...to cook our fresh eggs from the property! Robert is a great host and incredibly accommodating. We rode our bikes to the nearby forest and found some sweet little trails to ride. Would definitely come back to this place and excited to see what they grow it into!

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Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 16th, 2017

There is a lot of potential for this location, and the owners are working hard to get it in great condition. If you are simply looking for a roof over your head and a bed for the night, this place is perfect. If you're seeking some more amenities like electricity and a more established cabin, you may want to consult the hosts to see if they have any cabins in shape for those requirements. Since they are actively converting the old pheasant houses into cabins, it's currently an ongoing task for them. Once the cabins are finished this site will be highly desirable. There are many activities to take part in such as games around the grounds, exploring the different learning centers on the properties and actively working for the farm if you so desire.

The amazing sunset seen from across the farm. Getting ready to head out and experience some of the farm. Playing some games across the farm. A group of visitors coming back from picking rare seeds in the fields. There are group sessions welcome for this service, in order to protect the local prairie lands.
Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa R.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2017

Pacific Rim Institute is doing amazing work restoring the native plants and prairie lands of northern Whidbey Island, with great community involvement too. If you get a chance to learn about the seed collecting they do, take it—it's very inspiring and your host Robert can share so much wisdom with you about the land and their work and how you can be part of it.

The location is great, so close to beautiful sites around the island, my favorite was Deception Pass State Park only 30 minutes away.

The cabins are great, nice comfy cots and very cool tiny house feel. The wifi is super fast, the showers are hot, and Robert creates an amazing experience for you to enjoy nature and learn about how to take care of it.

Hipcamper Nina
Nina M.
recommends this listing.
September 1st, 2017

Simple and serene environment with a very welcoming host. This was a perfect place to disconnect. There is a beautiful walk through the forest nearby and historic Coupeville was an amazing discovery. Thank you!

Hipcamper Alex
Alex S.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2017

We had a great time! Robert was a great host and made sure that we were comfortable. He was very flexible with our check in time and made sure to show us around and make us feel welcome. He even offered us some fresh eggs from the chickens and local honey.

Hipcamper Patrick
Patrick L.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2017

A wonderful spot. Very quiet and relaxing. Robert was helpful and made sure our stay was enjoyable. Went for a morniny run in the trails, walked the garden and enjoyed the peace and quiet.

View if the girls picking up blackberries from the cabinGood Morning!Things to do: check out Ebey's Landing only a 8 minute drive away!
Hipcamper Suzanne
Suzanne G.
recommends this listing.
May 6th, 2018

Our stay at the Pacific Rim Institute was wonderful! We arrived a little later than expected on Friday due to sunny Seattle traffic, but Robert was communicative and Mosa was very accommodating. The cabin is a small space with no electricity, but we were able to fit 3 people and a dog comfortably. Robert offered chicken & duck eggs for breakfast, which were fantastic. The property is beautiful....we checked out the flowers in bloom on the prairie and watched the lambs play! My 4 year old daughter is already planning our next trip. Thanks for a great weekend!

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on May 8th, 2018

We loved having Suzanne and her lovely family. Welcome back any time! Great guests.

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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica S.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

The PRI hipcamp was beautiful,just the peaceful spot I was looking for. It was also an interesting experience. With friendly environmentalists all around willing to talk about the land- I enjoyed meeting everyone and the fresh eggs and honey made onsite was amazing. This is a working educational nonprofit and farm. Robert was easy to coordinate with for directions. He welcomed us and even offered us a BBQ to utilize with all the tools. We were allowed to use the fridge and coffeemaker in main house- both a godsend. The 12'×12' cabin was clean. They are still in early stage, electricity only in main house, but there was Wi-Fi. There are elements to the stay that still need smoothing out for ease of use, simple things, like putting in a hook or curtain to block out light or keeping guests informed if the water is going to be shut off prior to their check out time. In a row of cabins it is just one for now. Bring your own mattress pad. Despite some unique quirks, which are easy to iron out it was a delightful getaway and absolutely replenishing to walk on Ebey's Landing. The spot is a gem. And the people lovely.

Hipcamper Alex
Alex M.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2018

Loved this unique spot on Whidbey Island! When we arrived we weren't quite sure which cabin to go to, but we found it and got settled in no problem. I loved hearing the rain and thunder outside and enjoyed feeling a bit away from it all.

Property
Pacific Rim Institute
State
Washington
$50/night
1 Site

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