Hipcamp host Shawn
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Pitch your tent or stay in one that is provided. Relax while soaking your weary feet after a long days hike in the frigid waters of the big Quilcene river. Enjoy the short stroll through the old growth Cedars as you get closer to the rivers edge.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
No potable water
Purify from river or stream
Fires allowed
Fire ring, fire ring w/ grill
No toilet
Dig a cathole, pack it out
Pets allowed
Off leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Shawn a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Hot spring
Mesa or canyon
Prairie, meadow, or plain
Suburban or backyard
Horseback riding
Wind sports
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

The vibe at Tranquil Acres

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Hipcamper Kaelyn
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 21st, 2018

My friends and I loved our stay at Tranquil Acres. The land is about 7 acres with options of camping in the woods under the trees or along the Quilcene river. We decided to camp close to the river.

The host met us when we arrived and kindly loaded all of our belongings in her car to take them down to the campsite. My car is not equipped to handle the steep, unpaved hill that leads down to the campsites and river. It's about a half a mile down to the river, so be prepared to walk and travel light, or have a car that is 4wd. Even a car with 4wd may have a hard time coming back up the hill as it is very steep.

GPS directions guided us correctly to Shawn's property - just keep your eyes peeled for the small house number sign off of Highway 101.

Staying at Tranquil Acres was an awesome way to finish out the summer. We enjoyed sitting by the the fire pit, listening to the soothing sounds of the river, and watching the wildlife. Our stay was during the salmon's spawning season. It was incredible to watch the salmon fight to swim upstream - they are troopers! Fishermen were near the river periodically, but they are were all friendly and very respectful of our campsite. Otherwise our campsite was secluded.

Pro tip: I highly recommend checking out the great atmosphere and delicious cider of Finnriver Farm & Cidery before or after you stay. It's about 20 minutes away from Quilcene. We had a great brunch at the 101 Brewery at Twana Roadhouse just down the road from Tranquil Acres when we were on our way home.

Hipcamper Shawn
Response from Shawn, the Host, on September 21st, 2018

Thank you Kaelyn. It was a pleasure meeting you and your friends. Hopefully next time I’ll be more available to provide coffee and morning breakfast. Cheers.

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Hipcamper Emily
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 22nd, 2018

Tranquil Acres was a lovely spot along the river in Quilcene. There was plenty of room near the river for a few tents and accompanying campers. There was also a spot nestled in the trees away from the river, providing a more sheltered option for a campsite.

The path/road down from the hosts home to the campsites is pretty steep in the beginning, and about 1/4 to 1/2 mile walk. Pack efficiently and wear good shoes, or have an SUV to get you and your gear down to your campsite.

Shawn was responsive and welcoming as a host. There were fishermen along the bank of the river both when we arrived and in the AM, so depending on fishing season, it may not be 100% private. However, watching the salmon swim upstream was a highlight of visiting this spot in Mid-September.

Overall, beautiful land, and welcoming host!

Hipcamper Jen
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 25th, 2018

You will see fisherman coming through and if you park your car by the house it is a steep steep trek down. The fisherman mind their own and the walk down (and eventually back up) is worth it. Great location for camping.

Shawn K.’s Land
2 Sites