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Camp Blackbeary Forest Cabin Escape

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,080 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Designated Bedroom sleeping area in open floorplan, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

1080 sq. ft. of open floor plan on second floor of cabin/barn. It is an Adirondack style cabin in all decor and comfort. Including bear skins, antlers and rustic furnishings.

A true vacation getaway located on the South Puget Sound on a ten acre estate of beautiful northwest woods. Has access to the beach for strolling, beach combing, kayaking, or taking in wonderful views of Mt. Rainier. Boat launch and beach access is available 1/2 block north on 72nd St.

The sleeping area has three single beds, or one single and one queen size bed , a day bed with trundle for up to 5 guests (airbeds for more people upon request). Blankets, bed linens and towels for up to 5 people are provided.

We welcome your well behaved pets, one dog or one cat preferred, all must be approved prior to stay by owner. Dogs must be leashed, no roaming freely or allowed on furniture. Pets need to be free of fleas and shot records must show they are current especially with regards to rabies. We are very pet friendly here.

The cabin has a single bath with a shower, no tub.

The kitchen area is equipped for basic cooking. It includes a gas range with oven and broiler drawer. There is a farm sink, coffee maker, toaster oven, and microwave. We have a small under the counter refrigerator and a beverage refrigerator. Dishes, pots and pans and most all basic kitchen utensils. More may be provided upon request. Some basic pantry items include a few spices, salt and pepper, flour, sugar, crackers, bread crumbs, pancake mix and syrup, homemade jam, coffee, tea bags, oil and vinegar, rice, mixed pastas, marshmallows and graham crackers for smore's. We supply paper towels and toilet paper. Hand soap and dish washing liquid, sponges, dish cloths and towels. There is a dish dry pad and drainer rack, no dishwasher.

The large upper deck has a table and chairs for dining, and chairs for relaxing as well. A gas BBQ is provided for grilling outdoors, we supply grilling utensils, grill wipes and non stick grill spray and small gas bottles for guests use.

You feel as if you are up in a wonderful tree house cabin. Though the cabin itself is not at the waters edge, you can view sail boats and the water through the trees from the deck. Also bald eagles, great blue herons, king fishers, wood peckers, ravens and many other birds. Watch the stars, listen to owls and fall asleep listening to frogs and coyotes in the distance.

The cabin is in a great location for access to Gig Harbor (25 minute drive) and a grocery store at Key Center. There are many day trips to enjoy to Olympia, Tacoma, Olympic National Park, Hood Canal, and other great points of interest around the Olympic, Key and Kitsap Peninsulas and South Puget Sound. Penrose and Joemma State Parks are short minutes away and great for additional hikes, beaches and picnicking with drop dead sunset views of the mountains and water. A 2 hr drive can get you to the Pacific beach at Ocean Shores, Greys Harbor region via Shelton . North is Bremerton, Port Townsend, Sequim and Port Angeles on Rt 101. Seattle is 1 1/2 hrs via rt 16 and I-5. Mt. Rainier NP is to the east about a 2hr. drive from cabin. We get to see the mountain (Mt. Rainier) from here everyday the weather allows.

We hope you find this comfortable cabin provides a relaxing escape! A true western WA experience in the beautiful Pacific NW woods.

Directions from Seattle:

Option 1) 1 hour 45 minute drive south on I-5 through Tacoma, across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (tolled eastbound only), and down the Key Peninsula from Gig Harbor, take the Purdy exit.

Option 2) 1 hour ferry ride from Seattle to Bremerton, and 45 minute drive through Port Orchard to the Key Peninsula via rt 16 take Purdy exit S and stay on Key Pen HWY to Longbranch near bottom of Peninsula past the Longbranch Improvement Club and Wharf.

More Details

Dorothy Gehgan-heim
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

About Dorothy Gehgan-heim

I am retired from stage and television as an actress and worked for over 20 yrs as an interior designer. I have lived in many parts of US. I have lived here on the Key Peninsula since 2003. The barn and guest cabin living quarters was built in 2008. We wanted family and friends to have a special place to stay right here.

Dorothy Gehgan-heim purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Dorothy Gehgan-heim chose Longbranch

We moved from a beautiful waterfront home located on the Lynnhaven River and Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. We wanted to be on water again with views of the mountains and Puget Sound. This property had all we were hoping to get with wonderful NW woods as well. Close enough to three cities, Seattle, Olympia and Tacoma, yet out of the crowd for peace and relaxation. Gig Harbor is a beautiful town and has all we need just 20 minutes away. Key Center has enough to fill in the basics only 11 minutes away.We still have easy access to three cities by car or ferry and the Sea/Tac airport for any longer distance travel.

What makes this cabin unique

The world is a hectic and stressful place for many people much of the time. We have a spot that offers a real get away to no stress for total relaxation in a beautiful natural setting. Just relax and take in nature at it's best here in Western WA. The true Pacific NW of old growth forests, water and mountain views. Magnificent sunrises and golden sunsets. There are many ways to enjoy the life here on the South Sound. There are long stretches of beaches to explore and National and State Parks to enjoy. You can do many activities outdoors and explore small towns around the Sound, take a ferry to several different Islands and Canada. Within a two hr. drive you can be at the Pacific beaches. Visit Mt. Rainier NP or Olympic NP, Hoh Rain Forest, Crescent Lake, the San Juan Islands or Cape Flattery. We are very close to Hood Canal, Harstene Is. and several local wineries. The Glass Museum in Tacoma with the Dale Chihully bridge is special, a must do where you can actually watch works of glass art being made. Point Defiance offers a wonderful Zoo and dining at Anthony's. Gig Harbor is our little gem of a town.

If not day tripping, the very best is to stay put right here and enjoy all the relaxation and beautiful location, maybe go kayaking, or for a walk or bike ride. After a lovely day fall asleep to the sounds of nature.


Longbranch Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1080 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • 5 single beds in open floor plan sleeping in designated areas.
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Camp Blackbeary Forest Cabin Escape
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 11 reviews

Good comfortable cabin.

  • 4 of 5

Nice comfortable cabin style rental nested deep in the woods.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Federal Way, WA

Quiet and oh so cute!

  • 4 of 5

What a cute little place! We loved sitting out on the deck reading, watching the birds, and eating our meals. Our weekend was spent at both of the local parks just kicking around. There is no TV, so we brought a DVD player and watched movies on that. The record player was fun and we played lots of tunes on it! There are lots of games, and we brought a few of our own.The owner Dorothy is very nice! If you are looking for quiet and relaxing this is the place for you!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Private and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to spend a quick getaway with family. We felt comfortable and welcome perched in the spacious Camp Blackbeary. Dorothy was a delightful hostess, offering anything we might need, from children's books (for the 3 year old) to ideas for the best beaches. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin had everything. Most of all peace and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is in a quiet corner of the Key Peninsula. My daughter's and I went there to unwind and refresh in a distraction free environment. Set in the middle of a wooded area it was easy to think you were all alone in the wilderness... But you're not. Dorothy, the proprietor, lives in the home just down the hill and she is very gracious.

Besides all of the kitchen stuff inside, there is a small gas grill outside with gas provided. We used it alot. There are a variety of coffee makers, small electric, a French press...leave the k-cups at home unless you bring your own maker. There's virtually no phone network data connection so don't stay there with any intention of getting business done... Which was great because my kids had to put the phones down and just visit. We are already looking at the calendar for a good time to go back.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Travis, I look forward to you coming again. Glad you enjoyed the peaceful location. One can get cell service and if you bring your own wifi jet pack you get internet here. I don't have it as most guests want to get away for a few days and relax. Dorothy
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Perfect for a weekend retreat. Everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Very generous accommodations, and in such a beautiful space! Very homey.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Splendid stay at a cabin in the woods!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time. The boys loved the games and record player. The cabin is very comfortable. Our dog was also welcomed which made our stay all the better.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
54 Miles
Seattle/Tacoma International
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
29 Miles
Hwy 16 and I- 5
Car: necessary

Gig Harbor has churches, banking, shopping, movies, nice restaurants, a world class St. Anthony's Hospital and medical centers. Costco and a new YMCA.

Uptown Gig Harbor with it's new malls has more restaurants and shops and Galaxy movie theater.

The historic downtown Gig Harbor on the waterfront has specialty shops and festivals, with weekly summer events in Skanskie Park along the harbor. Several galleries, museums, and wonderful restaurants like Tides, Anthony's, The Green Turtle, Brix 25, Kelly's and El Publito. There are kayaking and boat rentals to tour the harbor.

This historic fishing villiage offers many wonderful ammenities and is a very picturesque place. It has one of the best photo views of Mt. Rainier and the Harbor.

The Longbranch Wharf is the very best photo view of Mt. Rainier and the Sound just a few minutes walk from our Cabin on Filucy Bay.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

extra adults 4 plus/ ea $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $15
cleaning $25
Tax Rate 8.6%

2 Cats OK. Dogs considered but must be leashed. Both Dogs and Cats must be pre approved.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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