The Shed Retreat is a sacred space for anyone looking to shed their worries, fears, and busy schedules. Once a home for goats located in a secluded area on our property, it is now a peaceful garden oasis among the trees for those seeking a break from the norm. Inside, you can enjoy a cozy and relaxing place to lounge or rest.  Outside, you can spend time around the fire pit,

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The Shed Retreat is a sacred space for anyone looking to shed their worries, fears, and busy schedules. Once a home for goats located in a secluded area on our property, it is now a peaceful garden oasis among the trees for those seeking a break from the norm. Inside, you can enjoy a cozy and relaxing place to lounge or rest.  Outside, you can spend time around the fire pit, collect fresh eggs for breakfast, kayak on a nearby river, bike to local ice cream shops, or take a nap in a hammock.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Paddling

Kayaking excursions offered for additional price.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Shed Retreat in Indiana.

River, stream, or...
Farm
Driveway

Places to see near Creekside Acres / N. Manchester

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Hipcamper Cassie

Goat shed goals

Cassie S.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2022

My husband and I absolutely loved our stay at The Shed! For an old goat shed, this place was amazing! Our hosts were quick to respond and answer any questions we had. It was so cozy and relaxing and everything we were hoping for to celebrate our 3rd anniversary! When we arrived, they had cozy robes & delicious welcome muffins, firewood & kindling stacked and ready to go, and the friendliest "welcome committee" of 3 lovable cats there to greet us.
If you are looking for a quiet, cozy space with a few extra creature comforts to getaway and recharge, restore, or reconnect, then this is definitely worth looking into! 10/10 would recommend and will probably stay there again someday!

Hipcamper Cathy

A sweet retreat!

Cathy P.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2022

My first HipCamp experience, and it was GREAT! The Shed was perfect for me, and my only regret is that I only booked 1 night.

As they describe, The Shed is behind their garage, and secluded from the main house and the neighbors. I felt like I was in a sweet little cottage in the woods, with Adirondak chairs and a bench surrounding a fire pit, and 2 sweet kitties to welcome me and keep me company. (Cats aren't allowed in The Shed, so if you have allergies, no worries.)

The Shed itself was just lovely, with a sitting area, Kuerig-type coffee machine (and so many choices of tea and coffee!), and a very comfortable bed. There's a curtained area in the corner if you decide you want to use the camp toilet in the room, rather than the outdoor camp toilet, which is just a few feet away from the entrance to The Shed.

They had WiFi available in The Shed, and clear instructions on how to use it, as well as informatino about local places to visit if you want to go into town.

I didn't meet Kurt and Heidi during my time there, but their texts were clear and friendly, and they seemed genuinely interested in providing warm and welcoming hospitality during my stay.

I would definitely recommend The Shed for personal retreats, or just an overnight stay. I travel a lot between MN and PA, and finding a place like this to break up the trip was a real gift.

I hope to be able to visit again, and I hope you gt to stay here too!

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Hipcamper Shayne
Shayne M.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2022

The shed was everything we expected and more. Kurt and Heidi were exceptional hosts kayaking on the hill River was awesome! We will definitely come back in the spring and spend more time! The only problem we had was it was too short!

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Hipcamper Lara

Fantastic

Lara F.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2022

It was a perfect and unique experience for my husband’s and my getaway. We needed quiet and nature without the work of a tent and such. They had everything we needed and more available which allowed for some needed relaxation even for just one night stay. Also loved the nearby town feel with all the brick buildings and coffee shop!

Hipcamper Jennifer

Wonderful, wonderful!!!

Jennifer M.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2022

My college friend of 30 yrs and I stayed at Kurt & Heidi’s Shed Retreat for a girlfriend’s get-away weekend and had a fabulous time! The Shed Retreat is the most adorable place and has everything you need for an awesome “glamping” experience! It’s nestled on a beautiful, shady patch of land surrounded by gorgeous tall trees, singing birds, friendly farm cats, an awesome fire pit, woods, and a nearby creek. It is beautifully decorated inside with the nicest and most personal touches! The Shed is close to Kurt & Heidi’s residence, yet also very private. We stayed 2 nights and unfortunately, it rained a good bit of our time there, but the sun did come out for a few hours and Kurt & Heidi were very accommodating with helping us arrange a kayak trip down the nearby Eel River (which I would highly recommend, btw!) They are both very kind and gracious hosts…. My friend didn’t have the best shoes for the excursion, and Heidi was even kind enough to lend her a pair of hers!
I would highly recommend this cute little place to anyone wanting a refreshing get-away in the great outdoors! :)

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Hipcamper Michal

Excellent retreat!

Michal H.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2022

Great place to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. 30 min west of Fort Wayne. Easy drive to get there. Comfortable and cozy. Great place to soak up some greenery and not think about the world’s goings on

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Hipcamper Candelaria

Unique experience

Candelaria D.
recommends this listing.
April 29th, 2022

My husband and I enjoyed the stay at Kurt and Heidi’s land. It was completely different. Being away from the city was much needed. It was a chance to reconnect as a couple and it was the perfect 30th birthday getaway for my husband. We made a campfire, Sat with two amazing kittens and took a walk in the creek. The river is perfect and a sweet reminder of what beauty nature holds. We had privacy yet Kurt and Heidi were available for any concerns or questions we had. Definitely plan on returning soon. And the chickens were great too! Thank you !

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Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa D.
recommends this listing.
December 8th, 2021

I was looking for a place to do a personal spiritual retreat, and Kurt and Heidi's place was exactly what I needed. I only wish I had been able to stay more than one night. Will definitely go back!

Hipcamper Tanya

Cozy and quaint

Tanya Z.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
November 14th, 2021

Loved the shed decor and over all cozy vibe! Chocolate cupcakes and hand written notes upon arrival were an added social touch that made the welcome to the Shed Retreat even sweeter.

The bucket toilets were an interesting experience but props for a creative solution that doesn’t require extra plumbing ☺️

Overall a very enjoyable getaway weekend!

Awards

Best of 2022 Indiana
Finalist
Property
Creekside Acres / N. Manchester
State
Indiana
Country
United States
$60/night
1 Site

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