Are you ready to stay on the farm?

Hi we’re Glen and Lisa Oostema – the proud owners of Oostema Farmstead.

Thank you for booking to stay with us.  We hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing time at the Farmstead and that your stay exceeds your expectations.

Whatever your reason for staying with us, your comfort is our priority, and we guarantee you a genuinely warm welcome.

To get the most out of your stay here and to ensure your safety and comfort, we’d be grateful if you could take the time to read this campground information.

If you have difficulty with anything, do not hesitate to let us know, and we will be more than happy to help you.

Our aim is for you to leave fully relaxed, refreshed, and with incredible memories that you will cherish forever! 

 

And if you can call/text us when you are 30 minutes away, to ensure the driveway is entrance is open, we would appreciate it.

360-815-1494

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Please watch this video before arrival: click here.    Or see the video at the bottom of this page. 

The check-in time is anytime after 4 pm until 9 pm. Later check-in may be available but must be arranged before your arrival.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. We are here to help.

In the check-in stand, (Summer only) you will find a restaurant guide for local eateries, maps, and information about the wonderful area we call home. You can also read more in our Local Guide found here: Local Guide 

Check-In Time: 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM

You can access the internet free of charge. Search for the wireless network called Guest, and you will require the password Farmstead. Wi-Fi is available outside, but you may not have a signal unless closer to the house. 

Although we have Internet access, we do not guarantee a connection or the speed of the connection.

You have complete access to all of the property, so you may take full advantage of the fields to wander through. From riding bikes to leisurely walks through the raspberry fields, it’s there for you to enjoy. For your convenience, you will find a map of the property located at the check-in station.

As for the barn, we ask that you kindly respect the barn information provided to you in The Barn Activities tab.

Yes, all of the sites are back in, excluding #1.  That is a drive-in and back-out. 

The safety and comfort of our animals and guests are of utmost importance to us. To create a peaceful and enjoyable environment for everyone, we ask pet owners to be considerate of their pets’ presence. In the interest of maintaining tranquility, we may limit pets at any given time and, if necessary, make adjustments to reservations if a pet’s behavior, such as excessive barking, excessive barking or potential risks, could affect the overall ambiance of our Farmstead. Your understanding and cooperation are highly valued as we strive to provide a delightful experience for all our guests.

 

 

  • Please always keep your pets on a leash.
  • We kindly ask that you promptly clean up after your pets and dispose of waste properly.
  • Please ensure your pets are up-to-date on vaccinations and have a visible identification tag.
  • To maintain a peaceful atmosphere, we prohibit excessive barking.  Allowing your pet to bark or make noise uncontrollably day or night will not be permitted, and you may be asked to leave without a refund if you cannot control your pet’s noisy behavior.
  • During quiet hours, we ask that you keep your pets calm to minimize disturbances to other campers.
  • For the safety and well-being of your pets, please do not leave them unattended at any time.
  • To help you and your pets enjoy the area, we offer information about local pet services, including veterinarians and pet-friendly attractions.

We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring a pleasant camping experience for everyone in our campground. Thank you for being responsible pet owners!

We aim to provide an exceptional grassy camping experience with spacious, well-maintained sites that promise relaxation and tranquility. To preserve this pristine environment for all guests, please follow these rules:

  1. Dispose of garbage and food properly to prevent unwanted attention from our barn cats.
  2. Avoid using large plastic outdoor mats, as they can damage the grass. Small stepping mats are acceptable.
  3. Refrain from pouring hot water or coffee on the lawn to prevent damage.
  4. If you’ve brought a pet, adhere to our pet policy and clean up after them.
  5. Fire rings are provided for safety, so please do not move them.
  6. Dispose of garbage in the designated area near the barn.
  7. Avoid leaving excess items like cardboard or packaging materials; take them with you for disposal. Recycling is not available on-site, but you can visit Nooksack Valley Disposal and Recycling at 250 Birch Bay Lynden Rd, Lynden, for recycling needs. Thank you for your cooperation!

The red chairs are for our guests. Savor your morning coffee or bask in the sunset’s beauty with your preferred drink. Feel free to make use of the chairs. We kindly request that you refrain from relocating them to different areas of the premises.

 

Pre-Order Your Farm-Fresh Produce

Why not enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner fresh from the Farmstead?  We are very proud of our fresh local produce and you can pre-order any of our premium selections of meats, beef, and pork along with our farm-fresh eggs.

Everything will be ready for you in the refrigerator when you arrive.  To find out more, head over to our online store.

Add one of our mouth-watering meats, along with Farmstead fresh eggs, and you’ve got the most delicious meal of truly Farmstead local produce! 

In addition, during the season, you can also purchase one of our $6 baskets to pick and fill as you go with all your favorite herbs and organic vegetables.

Picking fresh produce and then teaming it with fresh meat and eggs for lunch or dinner is one of life’s simplest pleasures.

Please note that our Farmstead Store may not be open at all times due to our busy schedule. To ensure you can shop with us, it’s essential to book an appointment by clicking here: to purchase additional items or visit the store. This way, we can make sure to accommodate you and provide the best service possible.

To shop, go here: Farmstead Store.

Please order all meats 24 hours before your arrival, so we can collect them and get them thawed out for you to cook when you arrive if you so desire.  If you wish to purchase additional meats or items or shop in the store, 

 

We provide the amenities to make your stay comfortable. However, we realize that there may be a few things we need to remind you of to help us keep our property in tip-top condition. For those on full septic hookups:

Please use TP which is ONLY designated for RVs.  We have several pumps in place for the septic, and we do not want our system to go down.

 

If you are camping in the field, we will meet you on the driveway and take you out to the field.  

Fore more information, go here:

Off Grid Feild Camping (oostemafarmstead.com)

All non-registered guests must have a parking permit(-you can ask us for one-), park in the VISITOR parking area, and leave by 5 PM.

As we all know, unfortunately, noise travels! Here at Oostema Farmstead, we pride ourselves on providing a tranquil and peaceful place to stay, and because of this, we have a designated “quiet time,” which is between 10 pm and 7 am. We kindly ask that you respect other guests by keeping noise levels to a minimum during this time.

Unfortunately, generators are not quiet and are not allowed.  

911 for Fire, Police, or Ambulance

Our address is 8402 Northwood Rd. Lynden, WA

If you have an emergency in the night or if we are not present, you may contact us, please call Glen  or Lisa @ 1-360-815-1494

The management will not accept responsibility for any valuables lost or mislaid unless handed in for safe custody. Further, we take no responsibility for any damages or losses incurred to vehicles or property contained therein. Guests are reminded to take the usual precautions and not leave any valuables or other items on show in their vehicles. Our total liability to you is limited to the booking price, and under no circumstances will we be responsible for any indirect or special damages. 

The Farmstead Experience

Campground Instructions for Check-in

The Farmstead

What you need to know

The barn is home to our animals, and here you will find our Wagyu herd and a few other breeds of cows. 

  • Treats for the animals: We provide a limited amount of treats for the animals. We ask that you spaciously feed them treats so there is some for the other guests to enjoy providing them, and do not feed or throw any hay, grain, or anything else for them to eat. 

  • Alfalfa cubes can be found in the front of the Big Gabrel Yellow Barn; again, please limit the amount so others can enjoy this activity.
  • We ask that you spaciously feed them treats so there is some for the other guests to enjoy providing them, and DO NOT FEED or throw any hay, grain, or anything else for them to eat. This can make them very ILL! AGAIN DO NOT FEED THEM ANYTHING ELSE. 

  •  The property is a working farm with electric fences, machinery, sharp tools, livestock, and other items not present at a typical camping facility. 

You have access to a cold water double sink and a shared porta-potty in high season that both benefit from a regular professional clean. In the Winter we have one portable available. 

We provide two professionally cleaned portables for your use located along the barn near the campground check-in station. (winter season there is one portable and no water.)

There is also a utility sink for your benefit, and we provide dish soap. Unlike other campgrounds, both cold and hot water is also available. You are welcome to use it for cleaning dishes and general clean-up. Please remove any food or leftovers from the sink to ensure a clean space for the next guest. Our water is potable, so feel free to use it for drinking water.

We ask that you please respectfully use the porta potties to ensure the next guest has a clean portable when entering. Also, please let us know right away if it needs attention-we want to provide clean and fresh bathrooms for everyone. We hire a professional to clean them every Thursday. 

We also have an outdoor shower, we ask that you limit your time to 5 minutes with the warm water, so the next guest can have a warm shower.

We have a washer and dryer available to all our guests, and they are available in the barn office, in front of the big main barn. There is a glass door to enter through. We kindly ask you to drop a little token of $1 for each machine you use in the box located on the dryer and while using the dryer, please clean the lint trap.

Please do not leave your laundry in the machines, remove them as soon as they are done. Thank you.

Yes, we provide each site with a picnic table and fire ring

Having a fire to share with your friends and family is a beautiful experience. Roasting marshmallows, making smores are some of the fun treats you can do around a fire. We offer a very generous crate of wood, hand-split by Glen himself, located under the campground check-in stand.

  •  Firewood can be purchased here: Crate of Firewood
  • Please be aware that the using portable sources, whether for cooking or a propane fire pit, is strictly prohibited on the property.
  • We kindly ask that you do not remove the rings from their location. If you have a propane burning pit you would like to use, please ask before using it and decide if it can damage our lawn.
  • We also ask that you not throw garbage, food, cigarettes, butts, or anything other than wood in the fire pits, and please use the designated garbage cans.

Yes, you can purchase a crate of firewood before your arrival via our shop, and we will deliver it to your site or you can purchase a crate when you arrive from our stand.

We all love to cook outside, and we provide a lush green lawn to add coolness to your step. To save our grounds, we ask a few things:

  • Would you please use the provided picnic table for your cooking equipment?

  • The use of stoves that can burn our lawn is prohibited. 

  • Any other portable wood-burning rings are not allowed.

Yes, we have a community BBQ for everyone to share.

  • Hot Tub Booking:
    • The  Hot Tub is available for our guests upon request and can be reserved for one hour for private use for a fee. To book a time, please click here.  Payment can be made in the store to access the key.
  • Usage Guidelines:
    • Only registered guests are allowed to access the hot tub.
    • Please follow the provided instructions for opening and closing the hot tub. Failure to do so may result in damage to the cover, and repair costs will be passed on to the guest.
  • Pre-Soak Shower:
    • Prior to entering the Hot Tub, we kindly ask guests to take a shower. You can use the outdoor shower facility provided, or you may choose to shower in your own RV.
  • Glassware Policy:
    • For safety reasons, please refrain from bringing any glass to the hot tub area.

Yes, any guest staying more than two nights in a nonseptic hook-up can use the dump station for free when you depart.  One night’s stay will be required to pay a $15 dump fee.

Nearest Shops:

Northwood Market and Thirsty Badger: A small family-owned convenience store, located at the corner of Northwood and E. Badger Rd. 1501 E. Badger, Lynden

Groceries, toiletries, meds, Beer, and Wine, are available for purchase.

Nearest Bank / U.S. Bank ATM – Address: 218 Front St, Lynden.

Nearest Post Office: Address: 600 Front St, Lynden.

Nearest Pharmacy: Rite Aid Address: 8090 Guide Meridian Rd, Lynden.

We ask that you vacate the property by 11 on your day of departure to enable us sufficient time to prepare for the next guests.

Before you leave, please dispose of trash in the cans or to the big BLUE dumpster located by the barn. Please do not leave any excess like large cardboard or packaging material-please take it with you. We do not recycle, so place all bottles and cans in the dumpster. However, if you would like to recycle or you have excess, you can go here: Nooksack Valley Disposal and Recycling 250 Birch Bay Lynden Rd, Lynden