Hipcamp host Suzanne G.
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We are close to Gulf Beaches (12 Miles) but away from the crowds and hustle. We are centrally located between many nature trails, parks and reserves and just a couple minutes to river and bay access where you can launch your kayaks canoes or small boats. You can pitch your own tent (one tent per site), book this listing, Pinewood camping. Or we have 2 tents with two separate

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We are close to Gulf Beaches (12 Miles) but away from the crowds and hustle.  We are centrally located between many nature trails, parks and reserves and just a couple minutes to river and bay access where you can launch your kayaks canoes or small boats.  You can pitch your own tent (one tent per site), book this listing, Pinewood camping. Or we have 2 tents with two separate padded cots that we can have set up and ready for you when you arrive including all bedding. (see separate listing Bon Secour Pinewood Glamping).  We have a shower house with two hot showers, two sinks, 1 compost toilet and one marine toilet. There is also an outhouse in the back acre.  Our camp kitchen is now completed where guests can cook their meals!  We are currently constructing a small one room cottage that will have a double futon sofa bed and one twin loft sleep 3-4. (Book under Pinewood cottage, after completion May 12, 2019).  There is a main cabin where your two hosts live, which we also rent through Air b and b . There is internet access on the front porch of the main cabin, in the camp kitchen and around the fire pit.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers
6 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Pull-in site, max length 30ft
No hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No picnic table
Have a question? Send Suzanne a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

You can bring your bikes and take them to the the many miles of hiking/biking trails at Gulf Shores State Park and along Fort M...Read more

Boating

Bring your own kayaks and small boats and you can take them to one of the two local shrimp and seafood markets to use their doc...Read more

Fishing

River and Bay access 1-2 miles away. Many charter services available to book a fishing excursion in the local area

Hiking

Gulf Shores State Park, Bon Secour Nature Preserve and several other hiking trails within driving distance

Horseback riding

There are two different stables where you can rent horses within a few miles from our place

Paddling

You can rent paddle boats and kayaks near the Gulf Shores and Orange beaches

Surfing

Bring your own surfboard or rent one at any of the local beach rentals, 12 miles from our cabin

Swimming

At the beaches, or in the Bay or the river. Or you can pay a $10 day pass to swim in the pools at the Foley YMCA or the Gulf S...Read more

Wildlife watching

We are within minutes of the Bon Secour Nature Preserve (by boat, its 30 miles to drive) , Weeks Bay Estuary and many other pla...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bon Secour Pinewood Camping in Alabama.

Beach

12 Miles to Gulf Shores / Orange Beach Beaches and the Hangout.

Coastal

Many beaches to choose from. You will have to go to the Fort Morgan Beaches if you want to bring your dog. GS and Orange Beac...Read more

Forest

We are located on 2 wooded pinewood acres in Bon Secour, a quaint little shrimping village just 12 miles north of the gulf and ...Read more

Driveway

We have a half circle gravel driveway that you can pull in and out or all the way through.

The vibe at Bon Secour Pinewood Camping

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Hipcamper Dan
Dan F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
November 23rd, 2018

Camping/Glamping on Suzanne's property was great, and I'd definitely recommend! Particularly to those who are new to camping, or simply want a more comfortable experience.
She had an outdoor kitchen (screened in), a really cool bathroom (yes, that's a weird sentence, but it was very cozy and decorated), plenty of space, a giant fire pit, and for the bring-no-supplies type, a tent with an double-decker air mattress already set up.
You're far enough from the house too, so it feels pretty private. However! The property is set up well, should you go with multiple people it'd be easy to feel like a mini party.
Also, for the first time in the Southeast, I heard coyotes in the distance, which was very very cool.

Checking out on of the pre-setup "glamping" spots. Huge air mattress already set up inside the tent.Proof of that air mattressWe brought a camp stove, because you never know what to expect. After arriving and seeing a refrigerator, propane stove, bowls/plates, etc (full kitchen) we left our stuff packed in the car.Setting up tent, at one of the further sites. Coyotes and owls let us know we're still in the woods at night.
Hipcamper Suzanne
Response from Suzanne, the Host, on November 25th, 2018

Thanks for the great Review! Enjoyed hosting you and Courtney, love the pix and thanks for leaving everything so spotless! Feel free to camp again in the future and bring some more friends!!

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Hipcamper Matthew

Great central location.

Matthew S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
December 20th, 2018

My girlfriend and I spent two nights here to get away from New Orleans. It is located between the beaches of Gulf Shores and the city of Mobile, two great places to visit. The accommodations were great for light camping. The back lots were flooded due to heavy rain before we arrived but Suzanne was very accommodating in finding a spot on the property to camp. The back lots were plenty secluded for a sense of privacy and I’m sure are rarely flooded. We will return on another weekend getaway.

Hipcamper Suzanne
Response from Suzanne, the Host, on February 20th, 2019

Thanks for the great review! Loved hosting the two of you. Hope you will find your way back to the Gulf Shores area soon and will consider staying with us again!

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Hipcamper Laura

Super little micro camp with charm!

Laura B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
January 2nd, 2019

What a lovely little camp Suzanne & Greg have made! It was even better than we were expecting, the grounds we're really pretty, the bathhouse & kitchen were wonderful, and our hosts were so kind & helpful. We can't wait to have another opportunity to come back. It was a short drive to a great/easy birding hike and there were sweet restaurants and markets nearby.

Hipcamper Suzanne
Response from Suzanne, the Host, on February 20th, 2019

Thanks for the great review! We loved hosting your sweet family and really enjoyed your darling girls. Hope you can make it back to stay again in the near future, we would be glad to host you again!

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Hipcamper Amy

Great hub for fun on the gulf coast

Amy S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 4th, 2019

Suzanne & Greg have created an amazingly well-thought-out, creative, and sustainability-minded space to spend time outdoors! We used their property as a hub for our weekend in the area and found the location to be ideal for having a close, serene place to rest and restore. Add to all of this, the graciousness and warmth of both Suzanne & Greg and you can't find a better spot around. In addition, Suzanne willingly worked with us to accommodate our access needs and the uncertainty with our arrival time. Do yourself a favor and if you want to camp in the Foley/Gulf Shores area, stay here!

Hipcamper Suzanne
Response from Suzanne, the Host, on March 6th, 2019

Thanks so much for the positive review! We are so happy to finally share what we have created and that all of you enjoyed your stay! You left everything so spotless we couldn’t tell you were even here! We do hope you make it back to the Gulf Shores area again soon, we would love to host you again anytime in the future!

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Hipcamper Stanford

Inspiring community space

Stanford R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
March 20th, 2019

Suzanne has done amazing work on this space! Truly inspiring. I signed up for the "camping" tier and it felt more like glamping to me. There was a full kitchen available for use and multiple composting toilets. I was unlucky to have some rainy, wet weather and Suzanne went out of her way to provide extra supplies to make sure I was comfortable, even offering to let me stay in one of the structures. I highly recommend staying here.

Boo enjoying the dry kitchen on a wet day.My campsite, with some added lighting :)Plenty of space for Boo to run around!
Hipcamper Rachel

Adorable and relaxing campsite

Rachel S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
April 9th, 2019

This place was adorable and more than exceeded our expectations. The hosts were very helpful and kind. We had a wonderful and relaxing time.

Hipcamper Sean
Sean S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
April 15th, 2019

Suzanne and Greg were amazing host, very warm and welcoming couple. Came out to meet us and showed us around their property, explaining all the amenities they offered, including outside kitchen, fire pit, a beautiful outside shower and bathroom and the camp site.

The outside kitchen was very clean, offered utensils, pot and pans also had a fridge and stove. They had some games to play, which was s great bonding time for us.

As the weather turned for the worse during our stay, Suzanne offered to host us in her home if the thunderstorm was too much for us to handle. That was very very sweet of them to do that.

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Hipcamper Suzanne
Response from Suzanne, the Host, on April 17th, 2019

Sean and Songwei were amazing guests! They were very friendly and communicative, letting us know their arrival time and their plans to come and go. A heavy storm rolled in the night they stayed and they upgraded to our larger tent which we were happy to do for them. We offered our guest bed to them in case the storm got bad but they stayed all night in the tent, they were real troopers! They went to the beach after they checked out but we went later that day too and due to the previous nights storm it was very windy. We hope they will decide to come back and we are sure the weather will be better for them next time and they will be able to enjoy a bonfire 🔥! They also left everything very clean and we would recommend them to any Hipcamp host!

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Hipcamper Isabel
Isabel J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 28th, 2019

Awesome spot!!! Suzanne was very helpful and knowledgeable about cool places to go near the campsite. Very clean and the amenities were truly incredible.

Hipcamper Catherine

Wonderful glamping experience

Catherine W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 9th, 2019

Suzanne and Greg were terrific hosts—very welcoming, flexible, and accommodating.
I stayed in the campsite adjacent to the fabulous, well-equipped kitchen. Very convenient to the toilets and showers and fun to be around the campfire with other guests at night.
I am traveling with two dogs and they loved the setting as much as I did. Compared to our other campsites, this was the Ritz—truly glamping.
I would go back in a heartbeat.

Property
Pinewood Camping / Glamping
State
Alabama
$45/night
6 Sites