"Amazing van and experience. Gretel was the perfect vehicle to explore the Olympic Peninsula. It came with everything we could have needed, and Mike’s suggestions for camping spots were great. Couldn’t have asked for a better trip." -- Brian W.

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"Incredible experience with Goldie (the Westfalia). She made such incredible memories for us. Mike was great to work with, very easy transition from airport to getting on the road with vehicle.  The vehicle was easy to use, self sufficient and we had no issues. Traveled from Seattle all over Mt. Olympic down to Cannon Beach, Cascade Locks and up Mt. Rainer.  Heaven on earth in Goldie. My husband and I with two teenage daughters loved every minute of this vehicle.  Highly recommend renting from Mike and Black Forest.  Goldie has everything you need to make lasting memories." -- Marissa E.

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"I could not be happier with our decision to book Goldie from Black Forest Westfalias. We really had the time of our lives. The owner Mike was great to work with. At time of pickup he took the time to walk us through how to operate all of the van's functions. During our trip he took a couple calls from me to patiently walk me through a couple details I had forgotten. The pick-up and drop-off took place as scheduled. I would highly recommend renting from Mike. He's the type of person you want to do business with and his vans are really nice and clean. If you have never spent a week roaming the PNW and living in a van down by the river, you are definitely missing out!" -- Mark H.

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"Guys look no more Mike is your guy. We had Goldie for few days. Great condition van that had everything. Mike dropped us at the airport and was really helpful finding campsites and recommending where to go. I am definitely going to be back." -- Benjamin E.

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Goldie the Westy is rad. My wife and I rented the Westy and proceeded to plan one of the best trips we have ever been on around this awesome van! The Westfalia is the ultimate road tripping machine and it's hard to understand that until you spend a week living in a one. Everything in Goldie serves a convenient purpose. We took this Golden chariot from the west coast of Olympic National Park to the East side of the Northern Cascades, camping everywhere in between. She got us up mountain forest roads to high trail heads and through Washington pass without skipping a beat. The van is retro but very well taken care of. There's something pretty awesome about driving a Westfalia through the PNW. You will get the Westy wave a lot and even the most seasoned road trippers will drop the "nice Westy" line when you are roaming around in a rig like Goldie. Mike is really easy to communicate with and very helpful with any questions about the van. His vans are all very well taken care of and he keeps them running strong. He also gave me some incredible personal recs on places to see and camp. The one thing I would recommend is bringing or buying an ice chest if you plan on being out for a long stretch as the fridge can only hold so much. Goldie was built in 1986 the same year we were. This made it all the more special for us. I'll miss hiking around a corner and seeing the Westy nose peaking through the trees at us waiting for us to return to camp. All in all, for weeks to come we will be dreaming of cruising through the mountains in Goldie, windows down listening to Jim James with no plan on where we will end up next. Thanks for sharing Goldie Mike. We will be back as soon as we can! -- Josh G

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"Perfect transportation, lodging, and gear for the Olympic Peninsula. Excellent mechanical condition. Owner who shares enthusiasm for the machine and the road trip." -- Allen W.

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"Start to finish, renting from Mike was a very positive experience. He really has a passion for Westfalia vans, and has been taking trips with his family in one for years. We're very fortunate that he has decided to share his passion with the world, renting out these beautiful vans for others to enjoy. There is something really unique about driving and sleeping in a Westy; it gives you a sense of being out in nature much more than RVs, but is much more comfortable and enjoyable than regular car camping. My wife and I couldn't have imagined a more enjoyable first trip to take with our baby boy. If you have a chance to take a trip with Gretel or one of Mike's other vans, its a really great and unique experience. Highly recommended." -- Michael W.

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"Had an amazing week with Goldie. No issues whatsoever. Will absolutely rent from Mike again in the future!" -- Ryan M.

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"Our trip, with Black Forest Westfalias, was awesome. The process was easy and Mike is great. Love that he has chosen to share his classic vans with the public. We got to experience "Goldie" with a just installed upgraded engine and it performed flawlessly, up and down numerous mountain passes through British Columbia and the Cascades. Mike truly cares about his vans and it shows. These vans are not for everyone. They are over 30 years old and need to be treated with patience and extra care. You need to have the mindset to "want to" pull over frequently, to let just about everyone else pass you. You can't be in a rush. They are meant to be driven around 45 mph, barefoot, with the windows down and the music up. While fun to drive, the van shines when parked. It is the perfect camp. Already imagining (planning) our next trip." -- Gregg P.

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"My wife and I loved renting Mike's Vanagon. The van is in amazing condition and drives so much better than other Westys we've had experience with. We drove another Westy the week before, and the van was not even close to as nice as Mike's Westy. The van has been tastefully modified with items that truly improve the experience. The suspension is incredibly smooth and worked great getting into the Hoh rainforest. Mike was incredibly helpful every step of the process and we plan on renting from him again. This was one of the most fun things we've done in years." -- Lawrence U.

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"I highly recommend. Mike was quick to answer any and all of our questions. He made sure we had a good plan for our trip and made us feel right at home in Goldie. We couldn't have asked for a better rental to explore the PNW. We will be back! THANKS!" -- Barton H.

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"Stellar rig- would recommend it without hesitation and would definitely rent again!" -- Kristoffer R.

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"To celebrate "ten years of friendship" my gal pal flew over from London for a road trip. We drove all over the Olympic Peninsula and Goldie was the star. She never let us down, kept us warm, dry and safe.

The owner, Mike, was very kind and thorough when he gave us the "Goldie Tour." (She comes with a kitchen, multiple sleeping areas and each lever has a job & function.) Although she is a few decades old, she is extremely reliable. I believe that is because she is extremely well taken care of by her owner.

Consider Goldie to star in your next adventure!" -- Jamie K.

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"One of the very very best experiences I've ever had. Highly recommended and Mike is really great! We took "Gretel" to see DMB at the Gorge, but could have spent a month camping. You are going to love it!" -- James L.

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"Took Gretel on a week long adventure around BC and Olympic National Park.  Overall amazing experience. The van was clean, everything functional and reliable despite being older than I am. Mike does a great job of taking care of his fleet. The reservations were easy and everything went as expected from start to finish. Would highly recommend this unique way to see the PNW and definitely this company." -- Paul T.

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"Had a great trip on the Olympic Peninsula and Mt Rainier with my college student daughter. My first time using a camper van. Everything is there: transport, storage, refrigeration, cook stove, sleeping, shelter (it rains sometimes on the OP!). Gretel was fun and easy to drive. Mechanically fit. Clean and well provisioned with everything you need for camping. This is the perfect way to see the area and cover a lot of ground at a relaxed pace. Mike was flexible and thorough in preparing us for the adventure. We were the coolest campers out there!" -- Allen W

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"We had a great time with Goldie doing the Olympic Peninsula loop. When we picked up Goldie from Mike at Black Forest Westfalias, she was clean and all ready to go. Mike went over the features of Goldie and was very patient in answering all our questions before we headed off on our adventure.

We took Goldie from Seattle to the Hoh Rainforest to Kalaloch to Hurricane Ridge and she did great. It was so nice to be able to pull into our campsite at the Hoh Rainforest in a rainstorm and not worry about setting up a tent in the dark and in the rain. We were able to cook and enjoy our dinner in the comfy interior of the Westy. It was so nice!

Goldie was super easy to drive. The engine has plenty of power and the ride is smooth and comfortable. Everything works the way it is supposed to, and it was just a lot of fun. Every other VW camper we saw waved at us and we now feel like we are part of the 'tribe'!

I would definitely rent from Mike again! He was fabulous to work with. Well, unless we just buy our own Westie!" -- Ming L.

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"Mike's van was awesome - all we hoped for and more. It's the perfect way to explore the PNW. Mike is friendly and flexible and keeps his vans tight and ready to roll." -- Stacy W.