Hipcamp host Dave C.,
Hosted by

Our Gothic Pod is based on the ancient Gothic Arch design. It features:

Full Size Bed

Mini-Fridge

Microwave

Air Conditioning

Heat

Free WiFi

USB Ports

Fire Ring

And access to our 80 acre wooded camping area with multiple fire rings, a clay pizza oven, trails, creek access and more!

Notice! This Pod ha

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Our Gothic Pod is based on the ancient Gothic Arch design. It features:

Full Size Bed

Mini-Fridge

Microwave

Air Conditioning

Heat

Free WiFi

USB Ports

Fire Ring

And access to our 80 acre wooded camping area with multiple fire rings, a clay pizza oven, trails, creek access and more!

Notice! This Pod has a ceiling height of 6' 2". If you are tall, consider our Gothic Pod 2 which has a higher ceiling. Thanks!

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
Playground available
Have a question? Send Dave a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

River at camp. Lake a short ride or long walk away.

Hiking

80 acres around camp adjoining 12,000 public ground at Tuttle Creek lake.

Paddling

Creeks and rivers at camp. Slow to moderate flowing water.

Off-roading (OHV)

310 acre state maintained ORV parks 2 miles from camp. Open to the public at no charge. Tuttle Creek Lake

Wildlife watching

Coon, possum, squirrel, cottontail, white tail deer, elk, coyote, bobcat, a wide variety of birds including an active (in sprin...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Gothic Pod in Kansas.

Forest
Lake
Field
River, stream, or...
Driveway

Places to see near Blackthorn Retreat

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Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa M.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2022

I enjoyed my stay at the Gothic Pod and recommend it to anyone wanting an easy getaway. Dave is a knowledgeable and welcoming host and has created a space for others to relax, recharge, and to learn. There is plenty to keep a person busy, from young to old, and the pod is clean and comfortable. It even has AC, which was wonderful for the heat of September. I especially enjoyed cooking up some dinner by the campfire, sitting in the hammock chairs under the tree, and taking a class from Dave on emergency survival skills and using the emergency kit that I carry when I hike. Thank you Dave!

There is a nice grassy area which has a beautiful viewThe front entrance to the camp - this is what to look for when you turn in to the propertyCooking food on the fire is a must!
Hipcamper Amber
Amber B.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2022

We loved our stay at Gothic Pod and Gothic Pod 2. Beautiful set up, cozy and quaint. Dave was so friendly and welcoming. The property is very pretty, lots to explore and enjoy. Very clean portable restroom and the outdoor shower was so nice to use after a day of off road riding at Tuttle Creek ORV.

Hipcamper ginger

Wonderful place!

Ginger M.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2022

The Gothic pod was great. We absolutely loved our overnight stay. Dave met us and gave us the grand tour. He’s a fantastic host. We are so excited to come back and take classes from him.

Hipcamper Dasiti
Dasiti M.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2022

Dave was very kind. We stayed one night but the property was well kept and quiet. We would have loved to have stayed longer.

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Hipcamper Renae
Renae W.
recommends this listing.
April 11th, 2022

Very clean and perfect for what we were needing. We enjoyed our stay.

Hipcamper Rachael
Rachael R.
recommends this listing.
March 29th, 2022

Lovely little "pod", beautiful land, lots to do and see! We had a great night and will gladly return.

Hipcamper Yvonne

Adventure girl's weekend

Yvonne B.
recommends this listing.
March 21st, 2022

Dave met us right as we arrived and gave us the lay of the land. The pods are as adorable as they look online. The grounds have all kinds of interesting structures and nooks to explore. The porta-potty was extremely clean. Best of all, the pizza oven made the best pizza we'd ever eaten!
If survival skills are something you want to learn, Dave offers a bunch of weekend courses.
The only downside was the proximity to the highway; made for more noise than we had hoped, but it died down at night.
Spent an hour or two exploring all the trails before we left-so much to explore!
Would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and adventurous little getaway with a comfy bed and cozy sleeping environment.

Pizza oven goodness.
Hipcamper Alexander
Alexander W.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Great hidden gem a few hours outside of KC! As long as you bring enough bug spray, you’ll love this place.

Hipcamper Amy

Cozy forest pods

Amy S.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2021

Great experience. Host and dog Echo were great!

Property
Blackthorn Retreat
State
Kansas
Country
United States
$74/night
1 Site

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