getaway spot : tipi village retreat
I spent a night at the Tipi Village Retreat in Marcola, Oregon, two hours southeast of Portland this weekend. What a special place! It's tipi glamping, basically. And with the nicest hosts, Ken and Susanne, who run it much like a B&B.
Ken cooked up a huge paella feast for dinner in his outdoor kitchen, plus a beautiful breakfast the next morning. It is incredibly relaxed, our tipi was adjacent to a babbling creek, complete with a fire pit in the center of the stone-floored space. We relaxed in hammocks all evening under little lights Susanne strung from the trees alongside the creek. And to top it all off, an outdoor hot tub. I mean, seriously! This place is one I can't wait to return to. Great for couples, small groups or rent the whole place for a party or wedding.