Chief Seattle Tipi

Chief Seattle Tipi is a beautifully painted tipi, with ravens flying over mountains.  It measures 22 ft. in diameter - and its interior is big enough to provide a beautiful setting for a weekend workshop for 10 - 15 participants. It is located between the house and the creek, surrounded by birches and lawn - a perfect backdrop for our wedding receptions. Chief Seattle is the only tipi with a fire pit in the center, which makes it our most popular tipi. The floor is stained concrete with slate inlay at the entrance. Like all our tipis it is decorated with rugs, wool blankets and stones.

The bed is full size with a cozy goose down comforter that will keep you warm during the cool summer nights. (Did you know that our climate here gives us a bit more than 3 months of hot summer days with cool summer nights?) The candle light of this dwelling renders a warm and romantic glow.

If you are a family with children, there is room enough for 2-3 extra foam mats.

Price per night: $160 for 2 people, breakfast included. Two-night minimum preferred, but one-night stays are available for an extra $25. [For extra guests see "Policies."]

We had such an amazing weekend with you all at Tipi Village! Thank you for the amazing food and wonderful setting you have created. We will be back, even with a two day drive, it's worth it!               Tammy Stevenson Merritt                

Susanne and Ken, we had an amazing time this weekend, look forward to seeing you both for the fair next year if not sooner!!                                                                                                 Louise Cassell

Who Was Chief Seattle?

The only known photograph of Chief Seattle, taken in the 1860sIn 1854, the U.S. Government offered to buy two million acres of Indian land in the Northwest. Here is an excerpt of Chief Seattle’s reply to President Franklin in Dec. of that year:

“The Great Chief in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land… How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?

“ Every part of this earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clearing, and every humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people. The sap which courses through the trees carries the memories of the red man. So, when the Great Chief in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land, he asks much of us…”

We respect and honor Chief Seattle – and the fate of his people. Our biggest and most decorated tipi is dedicated to his memory.

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