Hipcamp host Dustin P.
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The kitchen/ dining pavilion is temporarily closed due to Covid-19.

Private 16ft Diameter Bell Tent on a Yurt Platform in the Forest near Creek 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 grou

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The kitchen/ dining pavilion is temporarily closed due to Covid-19.

Private 16ft Diameter Bell Tent on a Yurt Platform in the Forest near Creek 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 & shared Center Camp area. Shared Center Camp: Kitchen/Dining Pavilion (sink, refrigerator, cookware/stoves), Main Fire Ring, Shower & Privy.

Agreements:

Check in is between 5-9pm M-F and 2-9pm Sat/Sun. 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.

Off site firewood is not permitted.

Quite Time is  10pm - 9am unless otherwise communicated by host.

Notes:

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.

Lodging provided
Yurt
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Dustin a message!
  • 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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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

2 miles upstream connects to the Pinhoti / Appalation Trail

Paddling

Our creek is suitable for paddling if it has rained in the past couple days. Otherwise some spots are a bit shallow.

Climbing

Multiple Rock walls exist on the property

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Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bell Tent on Yurt Platform in Alabama.

Mountainous

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

Swimming hole

Lots of completely private or community swimming opportunities.

Waterfall

The Blue Hole waterfall, beach & swimming hole is accessible by trail 1/2 mile downstream from Parksland.

Forest

The vibe at Bell Tent on Yurt Platform

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Hipcamper Maria
Maria W.
recommends this listing.
April 26th, 2020

So grateful to find this amazing place. Words cannot express how beautifully serene this magical spot is. Thank you, Dustin, for sharing your little piece of peace with us ..

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Hipcamper Mary
Mary K.
recommends this listing.
April 2nd, 2020

Amazing, Dustin was very hospitable, I just wish we could have stayed longer. Grounds were beautiful, and met the highest of expectations.

Very much looking forward to a return visit.

Hipcamper Angela

Good times!!

Angela W.
recommends this listing.
May 1st, 2020

Always a pleasure to camp there..beautiful scenery and plenty of activities..peaceful for sure!! See ya next time my friends

Hipcamper Elizabeth

Amazing

Elizabeth H.
recommends this listing.
May 5th, 2020

It was an amazing experience. Dustin was great, made us feel welcomed. He tended to our needs immediately. I would definitely recommend Parksland retreat to anyone.

Hipcamper Cheyenne

Nature fuels the soul

Cheyenne W.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2020

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.

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Hipcamper Sarah

Magical retreat

Sarah S.
recommends this listing.
June 15th, 2020

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!

Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel L.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2020

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!

Hipcamper Brooke F.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2020
Hipcamper Cayla C.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2020
Property
Parksland Retreat
State
Alabama
Country
United States
$45/night
1 Site
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