As you drive into Vernonia Springs you are submerged in a tranquil and private park. I arrived and was greeted by the friendly owner who gave my partner and I some biking tips for the area. We used a fancy wheelbarrow to bring our things to our yurt. It had a few Adirondack chairs and a picnic table. Once entering the surprisingly large yurt we had all the directions we needed, an LED flashlight, Bluetooth speaker, fresh sheets, and a perfect reading chair. The yurts have electricity and the grounds provide wi-fi.
After taking a wonderful 14 mile round trip bike ride into Vernonia we made hot dogs on the grill provided. The weather was cool and not rainy for once but if it did rain we would have been protected by a pavilion with white string lights. We made a fire and roasted marshmallows by the fire and enjoyed the peace and quiet. Bathrooms and a shower were located in a central part of the park After a comfortable night’s rest we made our way into the lodge and curled up next to the fire with our complimentary cups of coffee. I sat in a hammock by the pavilion and read for a bit with the sun warming my face.
I walked out of the yurt only a minute before check out and realized the next time I come it will have to be at least 2 nights. Vernonia Springs is a place to relax, recharge, and meet new people who appreciate nature and all that it has to offer. It’s an affordable option to escape the rain and all of the costs that come with camping, especially if you don’t have all of the supplies. I found it very relaxing preparing for the trip when I knew that Vernonia Springs had everything I needed and more! For more information on Vernonia Springs head to their official website: www.vernoniasprings.com.