Hipcamp host Bethanne B.
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Pitch your tent close to the forest (with the horses or separated from them) with access to electricity and water. Property is a 5-acre horse ranch surrounded by military property on 3 sides. Goats, chickens, dogs, and cats are also on the property. Conveniently located: close to the city but far enough away from noise and lights. Horses available for rent for guided trail

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Pitch your tent close to the forest (with the horses or separated from them) with access to electricity and water. Property is a 5-acre horse ranch surrounded by military property on 3 sides. Goats, chickens, dogs, and cats are also on the property. Conveniently located: close to the city but far enough away from noise and lights. Horses available for rent for guided trail rides. 20 mins from Tacoma and Olympia.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Electricity hookups
Max size unknown
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Bethanne a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 1 month out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Horseback riding

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Horses, Forest, and Convenience in Washington.

Forest

The vibe at Horses, Forest, and Convenience

Places to see near The Happy Horse Farm

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Hipcamper Megan
Megan R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2018

This property has a lot to offer while still being close to Tacoma and Olympia. If you love animals, this is an ideal spot. Four friendly horses, two adorable goats, two sweet dogs and some curious chickens - a small menagerie to entertain you! There are some beautiful, tranquil trails behind the property. Old growth oaks covered in moss and fields of wildflowers can be explored by foot or on horseback. The host, Bethanne is so friendly and helpful. There is a covered gazebo to camp under in case of rain, but otherwise you can camp in the horse pasture. There is an outdoor fridge/freezer, campfire, and access to an indoor bathroom. Bring along some carrots - you'll make some fast friends.

One tent set-up option is in the back southeast corner of the far pasture.Painted ponies.Chickens roam free throughout the property.There is a system of trails behind the property, ideal for a sunrise walk or sunset horseback ride.
Hipcamper Heather
Heather B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 10th, 2018

This was my first Hip Camp experience and we had a lot of fun. My boyfriend's daughter who is 11, is the biggest animal lover I know. At one point, she said "this is one of my favorite camping trips". There were horses, goats, dogs, and chickens. All really well-behaved! The host was super nice and welcoming. The property was beautiful and we found an awesome spot close to the forest to set up camp and have a nice fire in the evening. The trails behind the property went on for days and days. We could have easily spent the day exploring. Close to town, so we were be to make quick trips when needed. I brought my dog and all of the animals were so sweet and gentle with him. It was a fantastic trip & we are excited to come back again this summer!

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Hipcamper Britt
Britt P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 5th, 2018

Bethanne was great- super friendly and responsive. The property was just as described, and the animals were all very friendly. Bring carrots for the horses!

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Hipcamper Jennie
Jennie R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 12th, 2018

We had the most perfect night here!! Just 20 minutes down the road and we felt like we were totally camping. Bethanne was a wonderful host and made us feel so comfortable on her property. All of the farm animals are super friendly and well behaved, it was fun to watch the kids interact with them! The communal fire pit was definitely a hit, we had the fire roaring all night long as we slept under the stars. Beautiful night! Will definitely be back.

Perfect little fire pit to sit around.That chicken, though. We made lots of nice friends at the ranchHe overcame his fear of horses apparently
Hipcamper Nicola
Nicola B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 18th, 2018

A fab first Hipcamp experience especially for our animal loving kids - us adults forgot that we were abit scared of horses so that was hilarious - the horses were cool!

Hipcamper Meg
Meg V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 28th, 2018

Great little spot, but still close to everything. The animals were definitely a highlight! We were greeted on arrival by a dog and a goat together and got to feed the horses the next morning. Bethanne was super accommodating, but let us have our space too!

One of our friendly hosts
Hipcamper Julie
Julie T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 15th, 2018

I parked my trailer next to the goats and loved seeing their antics. Being so close to animals was just what I wanted. The area beyond Bethanne's property is gorgeous - I got to walk through all the fall colors and enjoyed the peace. It was warm enough to sit in her covered area on the swing and read in the sun. I had a great stay, and recommend it to anyone!

Hipcamper David

Private lot w/ horses, goats & pups

David L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 12th, 2019

Private, quiet and relaxing. We pitched our tent in the far back with one of the four horses and cooked dinner over a small above ground fire pit. There are trees to relax under and hang a hammock. We played with the dogs and goats a bit, the animals were all very used to people and walked around entertaining themselves. For an additional charge Bethanne took us horseback riding through the trail system behind their house - very fun adventure! There is clean drinking water but no shower. Would stay again!

Horseback adventure 🐎🐎Introducing myself to GiaHe could smell the coffee brewingMina kept the bears away 🐻
Hipcamper Kel P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 3rd, 2018
Hipcamper Harper B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 27th, 2018
A Hipcamper
A Hipcamper
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 10th, 2018
Property
The Happy Horse Farm
State
Washington
$40/night
3 Sites