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Provision Family Farms

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· White Cloud, Michigan
20 acres
2 sites
2 Vehicle/Tent
Nestled in Manistee National Forest is a family farm. Trailheads lead to hundreds of miles of public two-track, and the woods roll between oak/maple/beech and aspen/birch. On the farm is a 20 acre lake with a floating island, tent sites, and healthy ecosystems with plenty of wildlife. Our farm pastures pigs, cattle, sheep and poultry, investing in our dirt and our neighbors. We are provision family farms because we provide for our animals even as we are provided for. Drop on in at the house and we may have time for a little tour. In the woods is a small composting toilet, but you're welcome to fertilize our pastures anytime. There's also a shower available in the house. The best time to visit Michigan forests is in October when the leaves turn color and the nights are cool. The mosquitoes are done for the winter and the air is brisk.
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White Cloud, Michigan, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Luke E.Joined in August 2015
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83 Ratings · 67 reviews
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Adriane D.recommends
October 10, 2022
Beaver Lodge Tenting
What a lovely hidden gem! This place was absolutely my dream come true for a secluded forest/lake getaway, and l only wish we had more time off work to extend our stay. The view from your tent or camper is a lily pond lake with a beaver dam and a "floating island," complete with genuine carnivorous plants! You may use the provided kayaks to scout out the flora and fauna, or just take gorgeous photos of fall colors, etc. It was super quiet for us mid-October, only the occasional cow or rooster, as opposed to those who hear frog song in the warmer months. We brought our own food to save money, but the working farm offers a bacon and eggs package that I've heard is wonderful. I almost don't want the secret to get out, as we will for sure try to get back here next season 😍 Special note for travel trailers: the two track dirt road on the farm is lumpy, so be prepared for a slow drive into the site.
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Kristen S.recommends
October 2, 2022
Beaver Lodge Tenting
We had a great time! Luke and his family are incredibly hospitable and we loved meeting them and their animals! The campsite was secluded and serene. Good hikes nearby. We hope to come back! Also their meats are delicious
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Maddie S.recommends
September 24, 2022
Beaver Lodge Tenting
This was a picture-perfect place to camp. It was easy to find and a simple spot for a fire, as well as lots of land to walk around.
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Sue R.recommends
September 6, 2022
Silvopasture Pondview
Our stay on Luke's farm turned out even better than expected. The family was friendly and helpful. The campsite was beautiful, and the surroundings are just what we were looking for. Very secluded, and deep in rustic nature. Luke was awesome and let us wander the farm and see the great work his family is doing there. Very impressive. He took the time to explain is innovative farming methods, and it was obvious these people take great pride in their land. Overall, a great experience, and I'd highly recommend this location. Thank you, Luke and family.
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Sofia H.recommends
August 29, 2022
Beaver Lodge Tenting
had an amazing time!! lovely host and beautiful property!!!
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John P.recommends
July 25, 2022
Beaver Lodge Tenting
Hidden Gem
Great secluded spot, nice setup, and close to other outdoor attractions. Definitely going to be a regular get away camp for me and my dog.
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Peter Z.recommends
July 10, 2022
Beaver Lodge Tenting
Must stay
Awesome spot, would definitely recommend! Super secluded and beautiful. Also you need to do the add on eggs/bacon package— it’s easily the best bacon we’ve ever eaten!
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Kimberly P.recommends
July 5, 2022
Beaver Lodge Tenting
Very rustic spot but lots of things to do . You can kayak and hike the trails and bird watch
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Emily V.recommends
July 3, 2022
Beaver Lodge Tenting
Little slice of heaven
Absolutely wonderful spot for a weekend getaway. The site itself is very isolated and peaceful on a still pond. We took the kayaks out every night after dinner and saw a beaver and countless frogs. The location is convenient for North Country Trail hikes. Luke’s farming practice is the future we all need. Be sure to say hello to the farm animals nearby, and nourish yourself with the fresh eggs and meats. Future guests may want to bring a folding table & chairs as there is not the traditional picnic table set up.
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Allison P.recommends
June 26, 2022
Beaver Lodge Tenting
We loved hiking around the campsite, and visiting the farm! The hosts/family are very friendly. The printed directions they gave us to the site were helpful, and fire wood was supplied.
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Marjorie H.recommends
June 2, 2022
Silvopasture Pondview
Away from it all
Loved that this location was secluded. Could not see another human in sight! It was very close to the water and views were fabulous. I do not think it is appropriate to advertise this site for trailers. But it is an AMAZING tent site!
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Jenny B.recommends
November 9, 2021
Beaver Lodge Tenting
Very quiet, secluded & peaceful. Just what we needed for our stay!
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Rachael P.recommends
September 14, 2021
Beaver Lodge Tenting
Awesome Experience at Beaver Lodge
The campsite was excellent- a beautiful view of the lake. It was very private, and we really got to feel like we were getting away from it all. We got a great night sky on the weekend we were camping. We stayed early September, and the mosquitoes were minimal. Be prepared for very primitive toilet at this site. The site host was very friendly and helpful, showed us around his property, and sent us home with some amazing meat that we purchased from his farm store. I will come here again!
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Tom K.recommends
September 7, 2021
Silvopasture Pondview
Wonderful Camping
This place is simply amazing! Luke gave us a mind blowing tour of his farm, the animals were people safe and many friendly. No smells and One mosquito came to visit per night. Really feel recharged after my trip.
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Andrew C.recommends
September 6, 2021
Beaver Lodge Tenting
Totally private and quiet night. Not a single vehicle came down the road while we enjoyed time. Very friendly and hospitable host.
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Peter H.recommends
August 3, 2021
Silvopasture Pondview
Secluded Forest Site
It was beautiful. A great view, secluded campsite that was close to a few different swimming choices; the site had everything we needed for a rustic visit, and the host & family were beyond hospitable. 10/10 would recommend!
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Adelina G.recommends
July 11, 2021
Silvopasture Pondview
really beautiful and the host was so helpful and kind.
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Emily W.recommends
July 11, 2021
Beaver Lodge Tenting
A gem!
Gorgeous farmland, extremely private and peaceful. Frogs at night, songbirds in the morning. Perfection. Luke couldn’t have been a more gracious and welcoming host. We grabbed their meats and had an amazing dinner and breakfast. Highly recommend!
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Jeffrey B.recommends
July 6, 2021
Silvopasture Pondview
4th of July Camping
We had a great time! Luke and his family were beyond accommodating and friendly. Recommend this spot for private tent camping.
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Miranda F.recommends
July 6, 2021
Beaver Lodge Tenting
Super private site, with marshy lake kayaking! We had a great time. Best part was certainly our time spent with luke learning about his journey! A great visit for anyone interested in sustainable farming/homesteading. Thank you for an amazing weekend!
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William P.recommends
June 18, 2021
Silvopasture Pondview
Beautiful property. It was a pleasant surprise!
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Abby S.recommends
June 13, 2021
Silvopasture Pondview
Secluded area with fantastic host!
Had ample firewood provided, a private lake to kayak, and a wonderful farm tour courtesy of the host! Would recommend!
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Raymond Bannon B.doesn't recommend
June 10, 2021
Beaver Lodge Tenting
Very mixed feelings about camp.
The stay here was ok. The kayak on the lake was probably the best this site has to offer other then that it’s a good place to go for no sleep , some swampy bull frogs and a whole lotta insects. The lakes are small still water lakes with brain/dick eating amoebas. The host was very friendly and very kind. The ecosystem and territorial waters surrounding the camp sites are what takes away from the appeal of the campsite itself. These stars tho
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Everett B.recommends
June 6, 2021
Beaver Lodge Tenting
The site on the lake was beautiful and nicely secluded. It has everything you’ll need for a few nights including some two-tracks that were very nice walking. Wildlife was plentiful around us and the sounds at night were incredible. Great spot I’d definitely come back!
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Nick F.recommends
June 6, 2021
Silvopasture Pondview
Amazing spot, totally private, and we even had piglets visit us.
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Dawn M.recommends
May 31, 2021
Beaver Lodge Tenting
Everything they advertised! Great place to unwind and enjoy the peaceful, quiet (except for the frogs...lol), remote camping spot! We had a wonderful time and will definitely try to get back again this season. Thank you for the great time!
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Christina F.recommends
May 31, 2021
Beaver Lodge Tenting
Beautiful property - quiet & easy
This was our first Hip Camp experience and it was perfect. The camp site is easy to get to, Luke’s Dad swung by with our meat package and to explain a few things about the site, and the site was quiet and beautiful. The chemical toilet was cleaner than any portapotty I’ve ever used! We would absolutely go back.
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Hannah Z.recommends
May 23, 2021
Beaver Lodge Tenting
Campsite was great! Fire pit had a nice grate which helped with cooking. The view is gorgeous and Luke was helpful. We got the meat package and everything was delicious.
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Missy C.recommends
May 11, 2021
Silvopasture Pondview
Wow!
I got the chance to stay at Beaver Pond instead of the pasture and it was great! Very private, beautiful view. Lots of birds to watch. Clean privy and lots of firewood available.
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Craig D.recommends
April 19, 2021
Beaver Lodge Tenting
Our family had a GREAT TIME. Luke and his family were wonderful hosts, and provide a beautiful site for enjoying a rustic camping experience. A return visit for us is a definite probability!
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