Hipcamp host Matt B.
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Hello HipCampers, this is our CarCamp listing: please feel free to check out our TentCamp or RV-Camp listings if they serve your needs better.

 -This is to specifically reserve the BLUESHED area site 1 on the map. (to reduce numbers, I've recently closed off the second ''carcamp'' site, if your group-unit needs more space, just ask at booking or book/reserve a TentCamp

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Hello HipCampers, this is our CarCamp listing: please feel free to check out our TentCamp or RV-Camp listings if they serve your needs better.

 -This is to specifically reserve the BLUESHED area site 1 on the map. (to reduce numbers, I've recently closed off the second ''carcamp'' site, if your group-unit needs more space, just ask at booking or book/reserve a TentCamp Site 1 for roughly the same price as extra guests)

PRICE-The small price difference above TentCamp reflects reserved amenities for CarCampers at this specific site: picnic table, fire place, old simple charcoal grill,  cooler(no ice),mowed grass, easy accessibility from your car, trunk, trailer, etc

-It's like going "car camping" at at a state park, concert, road trip, etc.  but without a neighbor 5 feet away.  Park at blue shed, pull out your tent and gear, and enjoy the farm setting surrounded by 1000s of acres of our neighbors wheat, peas, lentils, or barley.

PARKING:  As a CarCamper, we appreciate it when possible for folks to park on gravel, right at the edge where the mowed grass and dirt/gravel meet, near the BlueShed. This will help with compaction and keep grass alive.  This will put your car about 10-30 feet from where you choose to put up your tent. (VW bus style campers, feel free to inquire about van parking) 

BYO: dry wood, ice, and pop up pooper if desired (or walk 400 yards out back to dig a cat hole behind orange horse trailer)

SHARED AMENITIES: all campers have access to propane grill at barn concrete, metal wash basin, and hopefully a flat mowed meadow near pond for your yard games when we can keep up with grass.

BOOKING TIPS: if our other farm sites aren't booked up and you have 7+ people in your group; make 1 reservation for CarCamp @ $22(4 guests) and 1 reservation for TentCamp @ $15(3 guests).  Your TentCamp friends can pitch their tent next to you if you'd like, or walk "outback" for more privacy.  You'd basically be limiting the number of total camping-groups on site, and giving yourself more space.

-More info below, some repeat info:

Same general farm-site as "Palouse Stargazing TentCamp" on the Old Weber Farm(please cruise on over to "Palouse Stargazing TentCamp" listing for more photos and reviews). 

This is to reserve the mowed grass area at the BLUE SHED, old self-feeder and old red barn.  Flat grassy area for multiple tents next to shed, barn, corral, recent tree plantings and an old self-feeder.  [If you are a TentCamper parking on gravel and walking out 100-400 yards to "dispersed sites" away from Barn, Driveway and Windmill Meadow, please see and book the "Palouse Stargazing TentCamp" listing.] 

CarCamp has a dedicated picnic table, fire ring, water spigot and cooler on site(byo ice) as well as friendly access to all other shared items near cement pad next to barn: propane grill, charcoal bbq, plug in, etc

--NO WIFI--    --cell service is very hit and miss: some texting may function

-------below is info on a few local lakes and attractions-----------

-TURNBULL NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE: 8.9 miles to gate entrance; nature trails and many small lakes for wildlife viewing

-BADGER LAKE: 13 miles to public boat launch and restrooms; Kayaking and fishing.

-WILLIAMS LAKE: public boat launch and a small resort on the lake.  Check out BUNKER'S RESORT

-STEPTOE BUTTE: 36 miles one way, with some beautiful paved farm road alternate routes available from our farm.

-PALOUSE FALLS: 2 hours drive via St. John, Lacrosse, Washtucna (you can actually pass through Hooper, where I grew up)  We highly recommend this route instead of going through I90 and Ritzville)

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 9 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Pets allowed
No campfires
No toilet
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Matt a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Road biking is available along Wells Road and Cheney Spangle Road. Many bicyclists use these routes, however it is also a rura...Read more

Hiking

We are only 13 acres surrounded by thousand of acres of wheatfields. BUT Turnbull National Wildlife refuge is close. 16,000 acr...Read more

Wildlife watching

Wide open Palouse country, there is wildlife present but your best bet is to visit nearby Turnbull National Wildlife refuge.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Palouse Stargazing CarCamp in Washington.

Field

Rolling Palouse Wheat Fields

Farm

13 acres with old barn and small fenced pasture. 5 acres tillable land and 5 acres of sub irrigated grasses

Ranch

13 acres with old barn and small fenced pasture. 5 acres tillable land and 5 acres of sub irrigated grasses

Driveway

Gravel-dirt driveway off Wells Rd. Tent campers would be parking on gravel section of driveway and walking to dispersed open s...Read more

The vibe at Palouse Stargazing CarCamp

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Hipcamper Natalie
Natalie P.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2018

I had a wonderful stay at Palouse Stargazing CarCamp. There was a lot of space and I was able to find a nice flat spot in a grassy field to snooze in. In the morning Melissa introduced me and my dog to their mini horses, goats, and geese (who were all hilarious and wonderful). I'd definitely come back.

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Hipcamper Beth
Beth P.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2018

Beautiful property with scenic rolling hills. A quiet and peaceful farmstead. We didn’t get to meet the hosts, but they were very communicative. The town of Cheney is not too far, and we enjoyed the adorable coffee shop in the morning. If you are lucky, you may be rewarded with the insanely gorgeous sunset and sunrise we encountered on the farm.

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Hipcamper Matt
Response from Matt, the Host, on June 23rd, 2019

Thank you for the photos! Looks like you all have a nice camp set up. Sorry to miss you at the farm. Look us up again next time you are coming through the Cheney-Spangle area.

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Hipcamper Anne
Anne L.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2018

I was searching for a quiet piece of land where I could relax with my 2 little boys. That was it! Matt was a very kind host and although he wasnt staying around for the night he made sure we were all set up . He did a fantastic job showing my boys the animals around who loved him for that! If you're looking for a quiet, calm environment go for this place!

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Hipcamper Emilie
Emilie H.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2019

Wow! What a beautiful and peaceful property. We would definitely recommend it 👍

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Hipcamper Jesse
Jesse G.
recommends this listing.
April 10th, 2020

Thanks Matt! Our stay was really quiet and peaceful, so nice to sit around the campfire and listen to the distant coyotes. We will be back!

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren M.
recommends this listing.
May 10th, 2020

A great spot to make smores and watch the stars! Had a great time but we did have to mow down the grass in order to make camp. A good spot away from light and noise, but not too far from the gas station if you need more firewood!

Hipcamper Alec
Alec C.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2020

This was our first Hicamp experience, and we are floored that such properties exist! The Old Weber Farm is incredible! The location itself is worth the visit, nestled amongst rolling hills of green for as far as the eye can see! The farm is beautiful! Animals of every kind everywhere, quiet peaceful mornings next to the pond (yes theres a pond!). We loved every moment of our time here. Matt the host was especially wonderful! He was so accomodating to us, easy to communicate with and friendly! Even though he was busy with different tasks on the farm, he made time to slow down and talk with us and the other campers. It was a wonderful weekend and we a thousand times over recommend staying here!

Goats were sooo friendlyAmazing location!Made tons of new "friends" while there tooThe most incredible sunset! (looks like a sunrise!)
Hipcamper Matt
Response from Matt, the Host, on June 4th, 2020

Thanks for staying with us and being adaptive. Thanks for the photos....and CONGRATS!

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Hipcamper Robert

Nice stargazing spot

Robert K.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2020

Very laid back comfortable feel. I had everything I needed. I do night photography, and if not for the bit of light pollution from a Spokane to the north, this would be a perfect spot. I loved all the farm animals and got a nice shot of an owl perched atop the barn.

Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole B.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2020

If you want a convenient car camping spot, w friendly animals (ducks, geese, chicken free range near the site; goats and a little pony also nearby but separate by a fence), rolling hills, a sunset vantage, and fresh air - this is it! We thoroughly enjoyed our 1 night camp out on a road trip back to Seattle from Montana.

Awards

Best of 2018 Washington
8th place
Property
The Old Weber Farm
State
Washington
Country
United States
$22/night
1 Site

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