Now offering a newly remodeled studio cabin that was originally a 1900's Lineman's Shed from the Willapa Harbor branch line of the Northern Pacific railroad company that ran from Chehalis, WA to South Bend, WA. That line has now been converted to a 56 mile long biking, hiking and equestrian trail that follows the beautiful Chehalis River. Willaway Forest and Farm is 87 acre
Now offering a newly remodeled studio cabin that was originally a 1900's Lineman's Shed from the Willapa Harbor branch line of the Northern Pacific railroad company that ran from Chehalis, WA to South Bend, WA. That line has now been converted to a 56 mile long biking, hiking and equestrian trail that follows the beautiful Chehalis River. Willaway Forest and Farm is 87 acres and with a direct private access road leading to the trail the property it would be a great stay over or starting point for a beautiful few days of bicycling or hiking this part of the Chehalis River Basin. Equestrians will be welcome come spring! The Lineman's Studio Cabin has a plush queen bed, 1/2 bath and full refrigerator and sink with basic utensils as well as an electric skillet , microwave and coffee maker. Electric heat is currently in place while we finishing installing a beautiful woodstove. A large sliding window in the sitting area offers a beautiful view of the ponds where you may be lucky enough to see one of our frequent flying visitors such as Canadian geese or blue heron. Willaway is a largely wooded area with a few clearings where you will see blacktail deer, eagles and barn owls near daily. The Lineman's Studio sits next to a few small ponds that hold catfish and blue gill and some very soothing sounding bullfrogs. A network of trails throughout the property give you ample opportunities to see wildlife and forage off of the land. Yes please help yourself to some of those quarter sized blackberries, pick a few of the young douglas fir tips in the spring to nibble on as you walk or try a few different salal berries. Don't forget to look down as you peruse the trails or play in the river as Adna area is famous for it's beautiful deep red to bright orange carnelian agates! For winter stays bring your fishing pole and try for the elusive winter steelhead or acrobatic silver salmon. And come warmer weather bring your favorite flotation device and spend the day soaking up the all important Vitamin D on the river! We are located about 15 minutes from the town of Adna which is the closest small grocery and are about 20 minutes from I-5 and the city of Chehalis.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Willapa Hiils Trail offers 56 miles of trail to cycle
Winter steelhead and silver available. Be sure to check local regulations.
We have a great area for swimming at the river
Fall offers beautiful views here at Willaway
Natural features you'll find at The Lineman's Studio in the Woods in Washington.
The vibe at The Lineman's Studio in the Woods
Places to see near Willaway Forest and Farm
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Very cute studio in nature! We went for a quick getaway this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the cabin. It was clean, and really cute inside. The bed was fantastic and super comfortable.
Laurie and her husband were available to us anytime, but left us to ourselves to enjoy the property. There's trails down to the river and access to another big trail network.
Will definitely be back!
Just got back from a lovely couple of days at the lineman studio in the woods. We really enjoyed the stay and especially the hospitality from Laurie and Joe. The cabin was delightful! A cozy bed, clean, and all the comforts of home. A fresh arrangement of beautiful flowers awaited our arrival. The living room was comfortable and simply decorated..... Just lovely.
We enjoyed hiking the trails and down to the river. I am somewhat of a rockhound and found many beautiful Treasures to take home. Joe even went out on the trails the night before we left and churned the rocks and soil with a Dozer! We will definitely be back!!
We thouroughly enjoyed staying here. Very private clean cabin on many acres at the Chehalis River. The host was very accommodating and gracious. We were greeted with fresh flowers, a very clean bright Cherry cabin, in everything we needed to enjoy a couple of days getting away. I am an amateur Rock hounder and we came back with beautiful carnelian, Jasper, and gorgeous agate! It was fun hiking the trails down to the River. Gorgeous scenery....We will definately be back!
Lorie and Joe were amazing hosts going out of their way to make us feel welcome. Their cabin is super cute and they have plans to make it even better. The bike trail nearby is fun too.
A cozy gem of a cabin
This rustic Lineman's Shed lived up to its historic reputation and then some! I arrived later in the evening after dark, and the host Lorie was kind enough to place out a pair of lanterns on the porch welcoming my tired truck like a tiny lighthouse in the woods. Upon arrival I quickly realized this so-called shed is more like a glamping cabin.
Once inside, the wood stove had already been kindled and the cozy, yet spacious cabin warmly glowed from the firelight. A hand drawn map of the property and adjoining trails sat on the kitchen countertop for me. New floors, a pair of cushy seats, and a decked-out queen bed looked at me invitingly. A very large TV stood near the wood stove, but I was there for the solitude and crackling fire. The half bath complete with toilet and sink was also a welcome sight.
I stayed up until about midnight sipping on some whisky and playing my old guitar that made the journey with me, then I crawled into the stack of blankets and pillows on the bed and fell asleep.
The next morning I woke up, lit a candle on the bedside table for some light, then stoked the now retired woodstove with some kindling and used one of the provided firestarters to get the flames burning again. Next, I headed over to the kitchen to make some coffee. A coffee pot, filters, and coffee were all provided, but being the coffee snob I am I instead heated up some water in the microwave, poured it into my gooseneck kettle I had brought along, and filled up my french press (which I had also brought).
After a couple mugs of java I headed outside just as Lorie’s husband Joe pulled up to go over the lay of the land with me. After enjoying a short conversation, I set out to explore the property. Numerous trails loop and cross the land. On this foggy fall morning I walked under the cover of doug fir and maple trees and saw the full colors of fall on display. On the perimeter of the outside trail you can leave the property and hop onto the Willapa Hills Trail that runs parallel. I decided to check it out, hung a left and walked about a mile down to a scenic bridge that overlooks the Chehalis River.
Next I backtracked and headed down to a nearby fishing hole Lorie had marked on the map, also along the Chehalis River. It was about this time I wish I had brought my pole on the trip, as it would have been fun to drop a hook in and see if I were granted any bites.
Heading back up to the cabin, I breathed in the cool mist and fresh forest air, and pinched myself once or twice just to make sure I wasn’t simply dreaming about this enchanting northwest jaunt.
And, if you ever have the pleasure to stay at Lineman’s Shed like me, you might think you’re dreaming too.