Nestled in the midst of ten sylvan acres, this private campground echoes in birdsong and the rustle of bamboo. No internet, no phone, no television – unless you burden yourself with society’s detritus. A get-away, less than ten miles from the Clinton Ferry to Mukilteo and Everett, Washington. A half mile of private dirt road off Island County’s Bailey Road leads a meandering route through a dense forest of towering fir and hemlock to this secluded camp. The cabin is 960 square feet of living space, with pine paneled vaulted ceilings, timber harvested and hewed with an Alaskan chainsaw mill create the beams that are the exposed skeleton amid plaster walls. Two futon couches fold down into queen sized sleeping areas, and if desired, a queen sized inflatable is available allowing for sleeping of up to six guests – bring your own sleeping bags or bedding. Large windows keep you aware of the enveloping nature around you. Open kitchen with site harvested alder plank counter tops, a wheeled kitchen work bench puts your culinary project where you want it, electric range with oven. The kitchen is stocked with enough dishes and cutlery to feed six, and a full complement of cookware. Two separate decks allow for outdoor dining or lounging. Wood heating is provided by the free standing metal stove. Claw footed bath, and tiled shower, washer/dryer, electric water heater. The toilet is a composting unit, with water assisted flush.
The grounds are bracketed with over twenty varieties of temperate bamboo, the planting areas are thick with a variety of trees – oak, walnut, ash, pine, fir, cedar, alder, apple, spruce, hemlock, madrona, redwood, ginkgo, dogwood, maple. A pond harbors gold fish and water lilies, providing a bathing beach for visiting birds – finch, sparrow, pine siskin, goldfinch, crossbill, pileated woodpecker, downy woodpecker, chestnut back chickadee, nuthatch, barred owl, horned owl, eagle, raven, bush tit, tanager. Take a walk down cleared trails pass the wine grape arbor, looping through undulating folds of greenery.
The quaint town of Langley is ten miles northeast, historic Coupeville 36 miles north, Deception Pass is 45 miles north, Clinton is 8 miles east. There is a public boat launch at Maxwelton, 3 miles to the northwest or Double Bluff – 3 miles southeast.