Are you excited about coming to 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. In addition, we can be reached by phone via text or phone calls .

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

 

Welcome To Our Litlte Barn Cabin.
The following information is important.

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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. Check out is from 7 am until 11 am

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.

We aim to provide an excellent experience, and you will find the experience relaxing, quiet, and enjoyable! 

To help us ensure this stays beautiful for all guests, we have a few rules that you kindly ask you to follow:

  • Would you please pick up and throw away your garbage and food? We have a few barn cats who wander around, and they might like a bit of your meal if you leave it out.. 

  • Do not toss any hot water or coffee onto the lawn, which will also burn our lawn.  (Just be mindful of anything that is hot or could result in damage to the lawn.)
  • If you have brought your pet, please note our pet policy  and always pick up after your pet(s).

  • We offer fire ring – for the safety of everyone on the site. You may not move the rings. 

  • Garbage is located by the barn. Please use it for your daily waste. 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. 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,  

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 in the house.

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

The door is unlocked and there is a key hanging by the light switch for you to lock it when you leave. 

We have a memory foam queen bed, a table countertop, two bar stools and 2 end tables. If you wish to bring a camping chair or something else, you may do so.  There is no other chairs in the Cabin.  And don’t forget, bring your own bedding!  There is only a mattress cover on the bed.

  • Hot Tub Booking:
    • Enjoy access to our hot tub for a relaxing hour!  Make your stay extra special. The hot tub is available exclusively by reservation and not for general use. To book a time, please click here The hot tub is locked at all times so you will need to get the key from us in the store.
    • For a one-night stay, you can reserve the hot tub for a fee of just $20. Payment can be made at the store.

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 damage 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,
  • Glassware Policy:
    • For safety reasons, please refrain from bringing any glass to the hot tub area.

The outdoor shower is located by the restrooms along the barn and information stand. 

 

The bathroom area is by the barn. Look for this building located by the barn and the campground check-in stand.

 

 

The Tiny Barn Cabin does not have water. However, there is a double sink with hot water located by the bathrooms.

 

Yes, there is a picnic table, two chairs, and a fire ring.

Yes, there is heater in the cabin in the fall and early spring until it warms up in the summer.

Yes, the Tiny Barn Cabin has power and lights.

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, 

Yes. There is a fire ring, and wood can be purchased by clicking  here

All non-registered guests must have a parking permit(-you can ask us for one-), park in the VISITOR parking area, and leave by 8 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.

  

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

Before you leave, please dispose of trash to the big BLUE dumpster located by the barn. Please do not leave any excess like large cardboard or packaging material 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

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

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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 also 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. 

We provide two professionally cleaned portables for your use located along the barn near the campground check-in station. 

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 immediately 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. Each site has a private fire pit for your personal use. We do offer a very generous crate of wood, hand-split by Glen himself, located under the campground check-in stand, and there is a wheelbarrow for you to use to transport your box.

The cost is only $6 per crate can be paid through Venmo, Paypal, or Cash; information is located by the wood boxes. Any other portable wood-burning rings are not allowed. 

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 for $6 can be purchased 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 BBQ for you right next to the Cabin. We do not provide any dishes or utensils.  

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 

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.