SUMMIT LODGING

At the second annual WTF Bikexplorers summit, we made sure to find a venue that would allow us to host all of the attendees on site at Vernonia Springs.

Vernonia Springs is an eco-friendly private park located at the base of the Northwest Oregon coast range halfway between Portland and the Oregon coast on Clatskanie and Chinook Land When the property was purchased in 2013 it had been a u-catch trout farm for nearly 70 years. The property consists of 28 acres of forestland, pastures, springs, creeks, and ponds. Amenities include glamping yurts and walled tent rentals, group camping, bicycle and tent rentals, log pavilion, straw bale day lodge, ADA bathroom-shower building, trout pond, licensed commercial food cart, fire pit area, and amphitheater. Banks-Vernonia State Trail also runs through the property which allows for bike-friendly easy access to hiking and mountain bike trails.

TENT & CAR CAMPING

Camp sites will be available in designed spaces throughout the property, with room for tents and car camping. Campers will have access to an ADA bathroom-shower building and porta potties.



WALLED TENTS

There are five walled tents on site at Vernonia Springs, which are made locally by Beckel Tents (Beckel has been producing these tents for over 50 years in SE Portland). The 12′ x 12′ walled tents are set up on wood platforms and supported by a rough sawn cedar internal frame. All the wood was harvested and milled locally. Each walled tent sleeps 3-people with a queen bed and bunk-bed (with two beds). While there will be some linen provided we recommend for everyone to bring their own (sleeping bag, pillow, and towel) Each walled tent is equipped with lighting and power to recharge your phone or computer.

If you would specifically like to share a walled-tent with a one or two friends, please make your “bunk-buddy request” at check-out.



YURTS

Vernonia Springs has five yurts on site, each is 200 sq. ft. and exceptionally clean and well maintained. Each yurt sleeps 3-people with a queen bed and two twin beds. While there will be some linen provided we recommend for everyone to bring their own (sleeping bag, pillow, and towel). Each yurt is equipped with a heater as well as lighting and power to recharge your phone or computer.

If you would specifically like to share a yurt with a one or two friends, please make your “bunk-buddy request” at check-out.



LODGING RULES & REGULATIONS


  • The venue has one central firepit. No other fires are allowed anywhere on property.

  • Alcohol will be available for sale on site and must be consumed within clearly identified areas. Due to OLCC regulations, alcohol may not be visibly consumed anywhere else on the property.

  • Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the property without exception. This is strictly enforced due to fire danger in this forest land environment.

  • No animals of any kind are allowed on the property other than trained service dogs. All service dogs must be on a leash at all times and cannot roam freely. Please clean-up after your dog. No dogs are allowed in the pond or any of the yurts, buildings or tents.

  • All purchased alcohol can only be consumed within a specific area – under the large log pavilion. Due to OLCC regulations, alcohol may not be visibly consumed anywhere else on the property.

  • Please no walking in flower beds (any area with bark dust).

  • Please place any garbage in the proper waste receptacle and all recycling in proper recycling bins.

  • No shoes are allowed in yurts (there is a sign on each door)

  • Quiet hours from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM per county noise ordinance. Folks are allowed to hang out by the fire after hours as long as noise is kept to a reasonable level.

  • Each camper must sign a venue liability waiver holding the Venue harmless.

  • No firearms are permitted at Vernonia Springs.