The Grand Forest

Space for 1 Rig
30 ft max
5 nights maximum

Notice Required
Same day is okay
2 months max
Response Rate
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3 hours

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  • Slideouts Not Allowed
  • Generators Not Allowed
  • Barbecues Allowed
  • Lawnchairs Allowed
  • Pets Not Welcome


  • 15 Amp Electric Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Wifi
  • Tow Vehicle Parking
  • Campfire Ring


Level gravel parking spot next to shop building with water and electricity available (sorry, no dump). Only a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle, Bainbridge Island is also accessible by bridge in the other direction.

Our home is near the center of the island, on an acre surrounded by forest. A great, quiet place to rest and rejuvenate.

House Rules

No smoking on property.
No generators before 9 am or after 6 pm, but you shouldn't need one.
No loud activities before 9 am or after 6 pm; this is a quiet, residential neighborhood.

Access Road Conditions

One block of single-lane gravel road, 90 degree turn into driveway, with lots of room to turn around once you enter the property; has been negotiated by everything short of a semi, but it might be an issue if you have a very long wheelbase. If you have concerns, I recommend stopping at the end of the pavement and walking down the road to check it out. Vertical clearance is at least 11'.

Tow Vehicle Parking Details

Parking for two additional vehicles available on property.


Please inquire.


Bainbridge Island, WA, United States of America

Suggested Local Attractions

Hike or Mountain Bike the trails of a 540 acre park at the end of the driveway.
Take a ferry to Seattle.
Visit The Bloedel Reserve.
Go window shopping in Winslow or Poulsbo.

Your Host


Member Since
November 11, 2014
Host's Age

8 References

8 Positive References

0 Neutral/Negative Reference

References for The Grand Forest


September 2018


John was incredibly nice and welcoming, and the location is wonderful! Thanks again!


August 2018

Absolutely fantastic!

What a great place and wonderful hosts! We stayed 5 nights, and now feel completely rested and ready to get back on the road. We took the ferry to Seattle, visited the magnificent Bloedel Reserve here on the island, made a day trip to Port Townsend and Port Angeles, hiked in the trails by the property and even bought some great wine and whisky produced here on the island. Our host was very helpful with good advice for tourism, and we had a most enjoyable time around drinks. We would definitely come back without hesitation, and highly recommend this boondock in the Grand Forest.


August 2018

Beautiful Bainbridge Refuge

Lovely hosts and beautiful location. We really enjoyed staying on the island and exploring. Definitely check out Bloedel Reserve if you are there!

The GrandForest is shady, quiet, and secluded. Level RV parking. It's half an hour to an hour to Seattle by Ferry. We also explored Poulsbo and the beaches, it's all great, highly recommended. We would love to come back!


July 2018

Exceptional Host and Spot

Grand Forest is right at the top for position, ambience and hospitality. If you want to boondock in a secluded leafy spot with easy access to Seattle, this is the place for you. Even if you stay on the island there is plenty going on to keep you occupied. And to top it off, your host cannot be more welcoming and hospitality, including y’all in any event that may be happening. We were lucky enough to take in both the giant rummage sale and an eclectic drum circle. Wish we could have spent more time both with our hosts and on the island. Thank you for a wonderful visit.


June 2018

Perfect in every way!

This is such a great boondock in so many ways!

First, our hosts were both very friendly and gracious. They were easy to talk with and so helpful in guiding us around the area.

Second, their place is beautiful! It is in a very quiet residential area, very secluded. The surrounding environment is so nice. There are beautiful! walking trails right by their place. The Island itself is worth exploring.

Third, the location is ideal for exploring both the Olympic peninsula and Seattle. We explored both and took a day for chilling in the island too.

We loved it here and enjoyed visiting with the hosts, albeit it briefly.


June 2018

Very friendly couple! Gteat location. Well come again!

Very good location, for parking, shaded quiet leveled. Close to trails in the wood, for hiking and mntn biking. Close to ferry to dwn twn. Very nice and cooperated hosts.
This is what Boondockers all about. We love it.

Victoria Boondockers

May 2018

Like camping in the forest

What a fabulous spot to camp in the big trees and surrounded by a regional park. John was a very gracious host, and fellow boondocker. We had a quiet night, and after breakfast had a wonderful hike in the forest on the manicured trails right behind his home.
What a gem....thanks John
David & Judy Hale-Victoria Boondockers


July 2015


John and Suzanne were perfect hosts for our stay in this beautiful part of the world. We timed our visit, inadvertently but fortunately, with the massive annual charity garage sale which offers bargains to the buyers and brings in hundreds of thousands for charity. Wonderful company and highly recommended. If you use a Garmin be aware that you need to enter the forest from the South.