Relax, Farm and have some fun at ZigZag Mountain Farm

Lodging or Staying with us

Open May - September

You can camp in your own tent, van or small RV, stay in one of 8 yurts, or rent the 2 bedroom original cabin. Note: Lodging tax is added to all rates.  


The farm has 8 yurts.  Private yurts have a double bed, come also have a set of bunks. Dorm-style yurts are set up with 2 sets of bunk beds (4 beds). 

Family yurt: full size bed and set of bunks $65/night up to 4 people

Private yurt: full size bed   $65/night up to 2 people

Dorm yurt: $35/night/bed in a shared 4 bed yurt



Rates are $140 to $225 depending on the date. Check with us for availability and current rate.

2 bedrooms w/bath, kitchen and living room.  


$30/night per tent/van/small RV for up to 2 adults and 3 children (12 and under)

Camp in our forest or in one of 3 meadows. Camping is not designated by sites, but by areas. You simply select the area you prefer and choose a spot. We have 5 camping areas:

Camp Site Details
• Calen’s Meadow is an open are near the main house. It’s ideal for Van and small RV camping along the driveway. The inner space of this meadow is good for tenting. There are roughly 9 spots for vans and small RVs, and 13 tents.

• Niko’s Meadow is a smaller area, surrounded by trees, and near the cabin and creek. It’s ideal for tenting. There are roughly 3 spots for vans, and 6 tents.

• Forest Camp is an area with old growth forest along the creek and is for tenting. There are roughly 10 spots for tents.

• Field Camp is a further out meadow surrounded by trees and is for tenting. There are roughly 10 spots for tents.

• Creek Lane has 5 pull in sites for vans, small RVs, or tents.


Oregon Bluegrass Association’s Pickers’ Retreat - August 23-25, 2019

Questions? Contact the Oregon Bluegrass Association at 503-310-3311 or

Zigzag Old Time Music Camp Out: Labor Day Weekend, August 30, 2019 - September 2, 2019

Early bird special: arrive as early as Wednesday Aug 28 for $15/night. Potluck on Thursday Aug 29!

Event, ticket and lodging information at

The Farm

We purchased the 50 acre property in 2009. It had been vacant and neglected for a number of years. Giant slash piles from logging operations from over 25 years ago, were scattered throughout the meadows. The main house and historic cabin were is bad condition. With the help of many who mostly came through WWOOF and Work Away, the organic garden was added and expanded, the house and cabin were refurbished, the forest thinned for a healthy animal and bird habitat, hiking trails and bridges added, camp areas created.

The Historic Homestead House Cabin: 2 bedrooms, kitchen, living room and private bath. Built in 1919 by the original homesteaders who settled the land, the cabin has been refurbished over the years. From the wrap-around porch you can hear Rockwood Creek flowing through giant cedars and maples.

The Main House: This is our registration area where we’ll check you in and get you oriented. It’s home for our farm managers. On the south side is a large outdoor deck with picnic tables and a BBQ. Rockwood Creek flows right by the deck. 

Maja’s Meadow: On the west side of the main house this meadow is great for hanging out and playing games. Our campfire circle is here, by the creek, and a great place to socialize. There is also a play structure to the north end and our large deck with BBQ on the other end.

The Organic Garden:  All vegetables and fruit in the 1+ acre garden are organically grown. Within the garden is a small orchard of a mix of fruit trees. Much of the produce from the garden is used at  the Hostel Café, located at our NW Portland Int’l Hostel.

Hiking Trails: Enjoy walks through the forest and along the creek on our farm trails or take a serious hike up the Zigzag Mountain Trail which begins near the property. This trail leads to outstanding views of Mt. Hood and connects directly to the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). The Castle Canyon Trailhead is also accessible by foot.

Yurts & Camping: see Lodging

NW Portland Int’l Hostel

We also own and operate Portland’s most popular hostel. The hostel features dorm style lodging and over 40 B&B style private rooms in 6 historic houses and buildings. Common areas, outdoor gardens and courtyard, equipped guest kitchen and an on site café serving quality food and 12 local beers, wine, ciders and kombucha on tap. It’s centrally located in Portland’s historic and active Northwest District. Walk to downtown, the Pearl District, MLS Soccer Stadium, Powell’s City of Books, NW 21st & 23rd Avenues and most attractions.

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