We have just over 3 acres, including a little vineyard and pasture. Our camping site is in the pasture with a view of what we call Cadence Valley. Looks out over blueberry fields and distant peaks for 20+ miles. Beautiful sunsets. As you fall asleep under three old-growth firs, you'll hear the stream that runs at the bottom of the hill and the barn owls that come out at night. We have two alpaca, Chester and Remington, and two goats, Floyd and Farley, who share the other side of the pasture. If you are feeling adventurous, we have a trout pond, and you can catch your dinner. If our fruit trees or vegetable garden are in season, we are happy to share.
Showers can be accommodated for a small fee. Bathroom and wireless internet available upon request. Leave-no-trace camping ethic required.
There is a train track close by, doesn't blow the whistle but you may be awakened in the night by one rumbling down the tracks.
We are located on the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway just outside of the town of Independence, OR.
These folks have created a little piece of heaven for themselves in the middle of farm country. Even better they are willing to share it with travelers! This is also a friendly stop for cyclists needing information or a place to pitch a tent for the night. I loved the farm animals! The menagerie includes goats, alpacas, chickens, ducks, a sheep and a couple of nifty cats. The red barn is especially iconic. In the early mornings I could hear the owls calling. At night constellations were easily seen in the dark country sky. The hosts were friendly and welcoming and I give them my highest recommendation!
I've pedaled the Willamette Valley Bikeway several times now and have memories of several places along the route that were drop-dead gorgeous. Rachel and Dennis's farm, by coincidence, is situated along one of these places; up in the hills, pastoral, quiet, little in the way of traffic, noise.
It is @ 47 miles from the start at Champoeg Park and a perfect distance for the first day of a three day ride to Eugene.
We enjoyed the nice drive though the Salem country, and arrived at this cute farm. We stayed the night on the lower end of the farm, next to a stream, and were southed with the sound of crickets and frogs all night. Only downside is the nearby train tracks, but the trains don't use their horns (it was actually exciting to hear the two trains go by that night). Rachel was very accommodating and nice to talk to. We want to come back, but this time with our bikes to enjoy the country that way.
This is a primitive tent site in a lovely spot next to a small stream. We enjoyed our stay but you need to know there is no close bathroom or picnic table. I wish more people would open up their yards for camping!
Dennis and his wife were very welcoming and accommodating to us, especially since we asked to stay with them with very short notice. We loved getting to feed goats and alpacas as well as hanging out with the ducks and chickens. Dennis was also kind enough to let us catch a trout from their trout pond for dinner, and the experience was fun and delicious. Dennis's wife also gave a great recommendation for our time in wine country. Overall, our short experience camping on their microfarm was a very enjoyable way to start our journey in Oregon wine country.
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We love to bike, camp, and camp by bike. We're near the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway and initially joined AirBnB because we thought other cyclists would enjoy a place to stop for the night.