About Schafer Boom Farm
My friends and I have been enjoying camping and adventures at Schafer Boom Farm for many years. Now I want to share an opportunity for others to enjoy. This place really is best with friends, so I recommend it for groups with up to about 10 people / 5 tents. Kids and dogs love this place too.
We have nestled our camping area in a grove of large second growth cedar trees. The lighted communal area includes a fire pit and homemade cedar hot tub. Here you'll find a new timber frame pavilion and picnic table to setup up your cooking area. Choose a place to pitch your tents that fits your style: nearby and convenient, sunny, woodsy, secluded, or water view. So many choices.
This is glamping. We have romantic string lights to create a great vibe at night, a hose with fresh water, power for your devices, and Wi-Fi and cell service to stay connected to your playlists. A short 700ft walk from the campsite, we have a flush toilet and sink in one of our barns. On the side of our other barn, 350ft from the campsite, we built a cedar outdoor hot water shower and changing area. Campsites are accessible by car, so you don't have to lug your gear far. Let me know if you're short some gear, and I may be able to help out. Bring your latest outdoor toys: drone, slackline, kayak, tree-tent, whatever.
Schafer Boom Farm covers 378 acres, with about 120 acres of land in a permanent federal wetlands conservation program. That's the magic. A private, undisturbed wilderness to enjoy. There are miles of trails and grassy roads to explore the forests, fields, creeks, ponds, rivers and sloughs. There is an amazing freshwater slough system that raises and lowers with the tide that makes a wonderful place to canoe or tube for a few hours before and after high tide. Look carefully and you'll spot all kinds of wildlife. There are about 200 acres of farmland where we grow corn and peas. It's an easy 100 mile drive from Seattle. Property entrance is just off highway 12, and extends about a mile down to the Chehalis river.
Montesano, just 2 miles away, offers restaurants, gas stations, grocery store, hardware store, auto parts store, and banks. Nearby Shaffner and Chapman Farms have farm stands and pumpkin patches.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessibility: Park at listing
- Campsite area: Bring your own Cars, Vans, Trailers, RV & Motorhomes
- Check in after: 10AM
- Check out before: 3PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Weeknight discount: 15% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Schafer Boom Farm
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
This was our first time using HipCamp and Shafer Boom Farm was amazing. Mark has created a magical campground complete with ample picnic space, a homemade cedar hot tub, central fire pit for BBQ and smore's, and floaties to enjoy a slow float on the neighboring slough. The dogs loved the trails to run around in and the kids (and adults) loved the berry picking.
Schafer Boom was a perfect weekend getaway from the city. There was ample space for everyone to have their own camp spot with a centralized eating area to socialize. Hwy 8 is nearby so there was some road noise - this didn't bother us but it is something to consider. There is running/potable water and a bathroom close by. I would definitely recommend this to others for group trips.
Beautiful property that has lots of potential for good family fun. Be aware of the camera that is recording the area in front of the fire pit, makes one very uncomfortable at times. Unfortunately we didn't got to use the hot tub because it never got hot enough.
I stayed at Mark’s farm with my husband and our two friends and our dogs. The site itself was located in a grove of cedar trees that created an intimate canopy for our overnight camping trip. The site was welcoming and cozy with a central fire pit, a hot tub close by and a covered picnic table just steps away. There was enough room for one large tent, and plenty of other sites to choose from that were a short distance away from the site. We slept in our van and were lulled to sleep by the sound of rain and a chorus of frogs. Although it feels like you are far away you are not far from the main road, and there is some road noise that can be heard from the campsite. We loved the cedar hot tub, which Mark built from wood sourced from the farm, but it cooled off really quickly and unfortunately, we didn’t get to enjoy it as much as we had hoped. You need to keep a fire going in the stove to continuously heat the hot tub, so I suggest coordinating your arrival time with the host so that you show up when the hot tub is hot. One of my favorite things were the string lights, which circled the campsite and created a romantic ambiance at night around the campfire.
This would be a great place for families in the summer, as there is much to explore on the property including fishing, canoeing, hiking trails and ATV access.