When we flew into Seattle, our first night was spent at an inexpensive motel. We got in late and just needed a place to crash before we set off on this awesome trip that took us over to the coast and then down into Oregon and looped back up to Seattle. I had wanted to do the trip with a campervan, and camp along the way, but the availability didn’t work out so instead we did something that I thought was pretty darn cool: we stayed in different rental options!
I’m going to show you where we stayed, and yes, it did include a hip hotel in Portland, but we wanted to be close to downtown so we could go out that night! We basically mapped out our driving based on the places we booked, but we were able to see so much! The coast, the mountains… it was a cool and fun way to plan a road trip!
First up, we stayed at a “glamping” site that we booked through Hipcamp. I loved using Hipcamp (and it’s fun to just browse and see what new places are added!) because it wasn’t so much that you were booking rental apartments or anything, these can be primitive camping spots, “glamping”, and even unique structures.
Using my code for Hipcamp will score you $10, so if you’re looking for somewhere fun to take a little break, see what’s near you!
Next was this cool “camp”, and now that I look back at it, it was a mix of motel and summer camp! LOGE at The Sands in Westport was pretty cool, there was a great coffee shop/bar that we enjoyed and the location was perfect for some good dining!
This AirBnB was probably the FAVORITE amongst everyone. I had a little mission in mind when I was looking for fun places to stay – I really wanted to stay in a yurt. Well, we did! I am SO glad that we did because the hosts were just amazing and so friendly and personable and willing to help.
I really loved how far away from everything it is, and that really late at night we took flashlights and blankets and followed the directions they gave us to an amazing open area that was in the middle of the forest but gave us a great view of the meteor shower that was happening! Okay, so I was a little freaked because there are literally NO lights other than what you take with you, but it was so quiet. I definitely recommend doing that if you stay in one of their yurts. Also, stay more than one night. Christopher, the host, was bummed that we weren’t because he had so much more for us to experience, like kayaking and fishing! I would go for a few nights and really enjoy the break from everything.
This next and final location before we headed home was perfectly walkable to Alki Beach and we had some GREAT food right along the main street. We stayed in a camper! It was a little small for 3 people, but we were only there one night and it was a great place. Very clean, great location, and just super fun to stay in a camper – something I hadn’t done since my grandparents were alive and had their huge camper!