Skagit Sanctuary 2 (Under The Linden)
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Mt Vernon, WA
Max Rig Size
< 30 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
Spend the night next to a scenic turn-of-the-century farmhouse with easy access to recreation, fishing, farmers' markets, and all the small town charm of Skagit Valley close by. Stretch your legs with a walk along the dike that surrounds Fir Island. Picnic during sunny mornings on our lush green grass in the meadow next to the immortal Yellow Transparent apple tree, in the shade of the mighty oak in the yard, or tucked beneath the canopy of the sprawling linden during the heat of the day. Take a day trip to tour historical old town Mount Vernon or Conway if you like. There are plenty of farm stands during the summer, and neighbors usually have organic eggs for sale during the summer months. If the apples on the Yellow Transparent tree next to the barn are ripe, feel free to pick a few - just keep in mind that they are an heirloom baking apple, so they taste best straight off the tree if you're going to eat them out-of-hand. If you forget about them for a couple of days, they make wonderful applesauce! If you're staying with us in June, July, or early August bring your strongest bug spray! Due to the damp areas around the Skagit River (across the street) the mosquitos are numerous and quite persistent.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Please pack it in, pack it out - this site does not have trash service. No access to the inside of the house or barn, do not go in the corn field. No camp fires or grills please. No off-leash area - please keep pets attended and safely leashed at all times, as this location is unfenced and near the road. Please only park on the driveway, not the lawn. It gets soupy after a rain! I will meet you when you show up if requested. Please don't show up without confirming via text or call first!
Access Road Conditions: Please beware that anywhere off the straight driveway may be muddy if it has rained in the past few days! Please back in and try to stay on the driveway. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: If you are towing a trailer or fifth wheel, you will want to turn onto Polson, then make a K turn so you can back in from the road (the T makes it pretty easy if you take the long way round) so you can get straight out when you want to unhook and explore without having to turn around. Please also note that the linden tree releases sap when it is in bloom (late spring), which will collect on your paint/windshield if you park vehicles directly under it.
Hosted By LeafOnTheWind
PNW born and raised, used to snowbird in the southwest for a while, now hosting, homesteading, and traveling a bit less now that I've got a family to keep me busy. Request a stay and let us spoil you with homegrown goodies!
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
3 months ago
We had the pleasure of staying two nights in this beautiful spot, literally directly under a large linden tree. Quiet at night and close to a variety of things to do during the day (La Conner, Deception Pass, Mt. Vernon, Conway). Perfect!
4 months ago
This is a great spot just south of Mt Vernon. The host was very helpful and communicated well. We highly recommend this location.
4 months ago
This is a very quiet location on Fir Island. The huge Linden Tree provides shade from the sun or shelter from the rain. We look forward to visiting here again.
4 months ago
We traveled a lot this summer but it was the first time we used our harvest host membership. Not too far from highway, quiet, large space, beautiful nature and trees. The stay was as described. Communication was easy and quick with host using phone and mail. We are very happy about this stay. I recommend it. Now, I am planning to use my harvest host more often. Thank you!
5 months ago
We had a lovely stay with our two animals. Plenty of soft, flat, grassy areas to sit and observe nature. We experienced lots of mosquitos and slugs, so bring your bug spray and watch where you step. There was some road noise that calmed down after 10pm; this is a farming area and we had the joy of seeing some big tractors pass us by in the morning. Parking our 24’ rig was a breeze, finding the location was even easier. Host is great at communicating and is very responsive! We would definitely stay again.