TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE Unimproved CAMPSITES "A". This is a working farm, private, stunningly beautiful, quiet, gated, and brimming with Oregon historic pioneer history, Native history, and award winning upland Savannah Oak ecosystem. Located in wine country, the surrounding rural area has great bicycling, excellent views of Mt. Jefferson and the Cascade Range. Just minutes off I-5. 1.5 hours from Eugene, Portland, coast or mountains and 20 mins from Salem. BRING YOUR TENT/SOLAR GLASSES.
This is campsite "A" of 80 campsites for the total solar eclipse.
You may pick this campsite out of 5 acres.
Interaction with guests
We have some excellent local entertainment to share with you! Blues musician Rich McCloud will be entertaining us. Ulan Moore and Helen Bouchard are famous local artists and they will have demos and a portion of their gallery on display.
We are located in the middle of wine country near Willamette Valley Vineyard. The rural area surrounding our farm has great bicycling, excellent views of Mount Jefferson and the Cascade Range and just minutes away from Ankeny Wildlife Preserve - also great cycling. You will have exceptional views of the eclipse along with Mt. Jefferson from our treeless hillside or lower valley floor. Approximately 1.5 hours from Eugene, Portland, coast or mountains and 20 minutes from Salem, our Capitol town.
Other things to note
8/20/2017 to 8/21/2017.
9 AM on August 20th, 2017 through August 21st, 2017 at 6 PM. This is a two day and one night camping event only, and after that we must plow the fields and get back to farming!
Campsites are not improved. In some of the higher elevations under the Old Growth Savannah Oaks and intermingled with the designated yoga sites, are some rocky uneven ground covered in native grasses and some bent grass. The Savannah area has been undisturbed for over a hundred years. The campsites are in the first four acres in our lower fields where porta potty is located. ALL sites have an excellent view of the Cascades, Mount Jefferson, and the eclipse. We anticipate some incredible photos!
For your safety:
*Home and irrigation well water is not available for public consumption. We are providing date checked bottled water from Oregon.
*Except for Ulan's art show in the antique brooder house, the antique buildings are not open to the public, but available for picture taking of the exterior. They are very fragile.
Barn (exception being the Twilight movie flicks we will be showing for you), pump buildings, front porch (music will be set up here and seating under the Savannah Oaks), and tiny front yard (12 feet around house) are not open to the public as well as our home.
*Please wear closed toed shoes, yoga slippers, tennis shoes, or boots. This is a farm and I am not responsible if you step in it!
*If you have allergies, please provide your own medications.
*We will recycle the plastic bottles, but please take your own left overs with you! We are minimalists and do not have the resources available for garbage.
*Do not feed the domestic animals. They will follow you home. One cow is 30 years old and she will eat your lunches. Our plan is to keep them in the round corral and arena, but they will still panhandle you.
*Provide your own tents, sleeping bags etc.
*NO FIREARMS, SMOKING (medicinal and recreational pot is fine in your tents), NO OPEN FIRES. It is very dry this time of year.
*We cannot serve alcohol, but you are welcome to bring your own. Please drink responsibly and do not drive while intoxicated. Also, please pick up any beer or wine corks so the cows will not eat them and get sick.
*DOGS ON LEASHES AT ALL TIMES (if you are unable to keep them on a leash, we have a kennel you may use but owners are responsible for their care, cleaning and feeding.)
*Children are welcome but must stay with parents. No wandering alone please! The wildlife thanks you! Sorry, insurance companies are wet (URL HIDDEN) climbing of trees or fences.
*We are happy to assist those who are handicapped, please communicate with us so that we can accommodate your needs.
We have an award-winning wildlife habitat. Please respect the wildlife and do not disturb them. Allyson Miller is completing a Masters in ecology. She will be happy to take you on an ecological tour of the farm and talk with you about rain harvest, healthy soils, and permaculture farming wildlife co-existing in a trophic cascades setting.
MUSIC INSTRUMENTS MOST WELCOME!
Nearest hospitals are in Stayton and Salem. Nearest fire departments are Turner and Jefferson. We do get cell reception.
Marion County restricts noise by 10 PM.
We have limited sites, hence no refund.
Please bring ID to insure we have all our paid parties accounted for! If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to communicate with us as we are always happy to help. We look forward to meeting you and creating a magical time for everyone at Grape Lane Poultry Farm!
- No firearms, smoking, or fires please.
- Quite hours 10 PM, 7AM