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Private 16ft Diameter Bell Tent on a Yurt Platform in the Forest with a Queen bed, linens, bedding, pillows and towels. Includes seating, tables and a fire ring (Firewood available $5/bundle). No pets allowed with Bell Tent booking. Located at Parksland Retreat Site #3 - private to your group (see map in photo section). Accessed
Welcome! Please read the entire listing:
Private 16ft Diameter Bell Tent on a Yurt Platform in the Forest with a Queen bed, linens, bedding, pillows and towels. Includes seating, tables and a fire ring (Firewood available $5/bundle). No pets allowed with Bell Tent booking. Located at Parksland Retreat Site #3 - private to your group (see map in photo section). Accessed by a 200ft trail from parking & The hipcamp rate includes hot showers, 1st car parking, and access to the Retreat grounds and waters
Check in is between 5-9pm. Checkout is 2pm.
Parksland is a clothing optional retreat. Some of the people, some of the time choose not to wear some or any of their clothes. We honor each person's clothing choices.
No pets permitted at this site. See "Camp at Parksland Retreat" listing for our primitive sites where pets are allowed.
Off site firewood is not permitted.
Quite Time is 10pm - 9am unless otherwise communicated by host. Natural Soaps only and no detergents allowed.
We are blessed with a location with very few mosquitos etc but Spring through early Fall we highly recommend some lemon/eucalyptus spray to prevent noseeum bites.
See our property improvement updates on Instagram at parkslandretreat.
There isn't a suitable turnaround for trailers unless there are no other cars in the parking area. Let me know at time of booking if you have a trailer and we can discuss feasibility.
- Check in: After 5PM
- Check out: Before 2PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
2 miles upstream connects to the Pinhoti / Appalation Trail
Our creek is suitable for paddling if it has rained in the past couple days. Otherwise some spots are a bit shallow.
Multiple Rock walls exist on the property
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Natural features you'll find at Bell Tent on Yurt Platform in Alabama.
For Alabama - We are in the Mountains - the Parkland terrain is quite rugged by flatlander standards.
River, stream, or creek
1/2 mile of swimmable creek winds through the property
Lots of completely private or community swimming opportunities.
The Blue Hole waterfall, beach & swimming hole is accessible by trail 1/2 mile downstream from Parksland.
The vibe at Bell Tent on Yurt Platform
Places to see near Parksland Retreat
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Nature fuels the soul
Dustin's Parkland Retreat was the perfect getaway to fuel the soul. Coming from the midwest, I had not heard much about Alabama and was blown away by the beauty in the foothills of the Appalachians. It exceeded my expectations. We stayed in the yurt, althought there are 3 other campsite areas around the property for tent camping also. Dustin was welcoming and a laid back conversationalist. We loved learning about the property and how he incorporated in sustainability and being off grid. We hiked the beautiful ridgeline trails that border the Talladega National Forest and swam/tubed the crystal clear creek. There is even a waterfall nearby off the property not too far! I would highly reccommend and can't wait to travel back to this little gem. Please read all the information before booking. If you are uncomfortable with clothing optional settings this may not be for you. We are fairly open minded and were not pressured (your choice is respected) and really enjoyed this as our first experience to have that choice.
Parksland was magical and totally exceeded our expectations. There were little surprises around every corner that made this place extra cool. The two mile hike was beautiful, a great workout, and introduced us to all of the special things about this property. We enjoyed the swimming hole immensely and even caught a few small fish. The hot shower was perfect after a great nights sleep in the bell tent. The tent itself is specious, clean, and very comfortable. Dustin and staff have thought of everything to make this space cozy and comfortable. All in all, a perfect weekend get-away from the hustle and bustle of the real world. We will definitely be back!
This is such a wonderful space!! The property is incredible-- filled with the beauty of nature. The tent was fantastic-- very spacious, clean and comfortable. There is nothing better than sleeping outside in the comfort of a bed. The shower was such a huge plus and Dustin was so kind! Do yourself a favor and stay here!
I wish i could live there!
This was my second time staying at Dustin's place and I love it! Next visit I will definitely be staying more than one night. Dustin is a welcoming host and the property is amazing. If you are looking to commune with nature this is a great spot. The Bell tent is large, comfortable and private and awesomely convenient if your not up for setting up your own tent.
I had a wonderful stay!! I really enjoyed Dustin’s company, recommendations, and answers to my endless curiosities. Dustin and his partner have created a beautiful and unique oasis, I’m so glad they’re open to sharing it with the world 🧡