Lovely, secluded and quiet; great for us and our Mini Schnauzers
My husband and I and our two mini-schnauzers made Camp Blackberry home for two months when we first moved to the area. We were greeted by an amazingly beautiful, windy long driveway through the woods that ended at the cabin. The drive was a great walk for our boys and the lack of traffic allowed us to take evening walks picking blackberries and gazing at Mt. Rainier. The other direction is the public boat ramp an easy walk away which is where we took the dogs for a dip on really hot days. This property is remote. That's what makes it so peaceful. There is a well stocked mini-mart, Chevron gas station (with diesel) and laundromat about 4 miles away. Key Center with a larger grocery is about 10 miles away and we received free library cards to use the computers (max 2 hours/day and no fee). Key Center has a beverage store that offers 6 craft beers on tap and fills growlers. We grew to love the slower pace of the west side of the sound and eventually rented a house in Port Orchard. Now to the cabin itself: The owner previously had an antique store and so the cabin is chocked full of antiques and nicknacks everywhere. It wasn't my style but it was really well done and comfortable. The open floor plan is really spacious and the kitchen was easy to use; the little stove was quite powerful. We chose to use the french press for coffee and the water heated on the stove quite fast. There are two small refrigerators which were plenty large for the two of us and we ate most meals in. There is a gas grill on the deck/porch that has a lovely view of the sound; the sunrise was spectacular. This cabin was built for family and friends so you won't find manicured grounds here; it's the country. There is old unused stuff all over and there isn't a fence so it isn't a place for little ones - two or four legged - to run unattended. However, the blackberries will prevent too much roaming; I made 2 pies from the blackberries we picked out side the cabin! So, on to the bathroom. It is enclosed but there isn't a door, but a curtain. So, if you are vacationing with anyone you are shy around, this isn't the place. The bath fan was very powerful so no odors escaped into the living space. We pushed two twin beds together; there are tree side by side. For a long duration stay like ours, one bed became clothing storage because there is no closet. There is drawer space though. The cabin requires a long stair climb, thus the treehouse feel. There are kayaks and mountain bikes provided!!
Camp Blackbeary Forest Cabin Escape