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Retreat Campsites
48 reviews
· Fennville, Michigan
20 acres
4 sites
1 Glamping
3 Tent
The Retreat Campsites are situated on land owned by the Red Spirit Retreat Center. The beautiful wooded land is perfect for walking in. The stars are like brilliant diamonds, and in mid June the fireflies float up from the prairie into the trees by the hundreds. It is pretty quiet except for the birds and the bullfrogs and your own crackling campfire. In the spring the fruit trees can be seen blooming across the fields. Straw is grown on the neighbor's farm and cut and baled midsummer. The farm buildings are off in the distance but have gleaming white buildings and silver silos. Guests may walk wherever they like on trails or bushwhack through the forests of the Red Spirit Retreat Center. Each campsite is unique and pretty private. While you may see other campers you probably can't hear them as they are about half a city block away through the trees. Staying at the Country Dome Home is an amazing experience. Located on a hill at the top of the prairie, the view of farms and forests is spectacular. To enjoy the view, the front window is 8 feet tall and 11 feet wide. The 12 foot ceiling enlarges the room tremendously. There is an awesome feeling of spaciousness. On a warm day 8 foot wide by 3 foot high screens can be opened up to let and with the screen door to let breezes blow through. The solar fan then pulls the heat right out of the roof. Outside there is a patio sail providing shade. A lovely dinner can be cooked on a propane griddle while watching the view. Refurbished Jordan Brown Tamiami table and chairs and a chaise lounge provide comfortable seating. Deck chairs are out on the front deck as well. Sitting around the campfire is a great way to end the day. About 9 pm hundreds or thousands of fireflies slowly make their way to the tops of the huge trees and the stars start to twinkle as the sun sets. The birds, crickets, and bullfrogs gradually quiet down, lulling you to sleep in the most comfortable bed in the world. You feel at one with nature.. Stay at the dome in the fall or early spring and the wood stove will keep you toasty warm on chilly nights. Three rustic campsites with their own personalities are also on the land but hidden by trees. The Frog Pond Campsite is a in a sylvan glade next to the pond and creek, with parking immediately next to the campsite. The Edges and Deep Forest Campsites are both larger campsites that are located inside the forest near the Prairie. These sites are separated far enough apart to allow for a very private feeling. Each campsite has parking space very close by. All campsites have their own private composting toilets, fire pits, one bundle of wood, sanitary spray, toilet paper, and at least three gallons of water. At the Deer Blind more wood is available at the Deer Blind for $10 per bundle. There are two yoga mats, frisbees, bubbles, and a corn hole game for borrowing. We hope that our guests have a truly beautiful, quiet, and relaxing stay.
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Fennville, Michigan, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Sandra H.Joined in July 2018
72 Ratings · 48 reviews
Bonnie W.
September 29, 2022
The Frog Pond Campsite
Decent, cozy site
Not as private I as had hoped…. Even with none of the other campsites occupied. Would not recommend the frog pond site, but the other sites seemed slightly more private ( and more complicated to get to). A little too far from Douglas and Saugatuck, my favorites, so I spent too much time driving. Also because of the lack of rainfall, the pond was not a pond, rather it was a mucky hole so my frog-hunting (never catching) dog was disappointed. My host was very accommodating- allowing me to come a day earlier and refunded my pie purchase when they weren’t available.
Aurora B.recommends
September 15, 2022
The Frog Pond Campsite
We loved lots of things about Sandra's, like the fact that it's back in the woods, just minutes away from lake Michigan and South Haven ( our favorite town in Michigan, so far). It's peaceful, clean and open. Just gotta watch out for poison ivy. She makes sure that there is potable water at each site, which we find to be very useful. We give it a 9 out of 10 stars for primitive camping.
Monica D.recommends
September 4, 2022
Deep Forest Campsite
The Deep Forest campsite is nicely tucked away with one other campsite (the Edges) within view. We liked that we could park the car so close to our campsite. The property is nice to explore a little bit and Fennville has lots of little hidden gems to see. The amenities (compost toilet, water with dish soap, table, fire pit) made our stay comfortable.
Roman K.recommends
August 30, 2022
Deep Forest Campsite
Great for last minute camping
Great location 15 minutes from Saugatuck and the dunes. Campsite was very tidy and well equipped. Main downside is that you can hear the noise from the road (cars) and the second campsite is fairly close so it's not as private as you'd think. All in all though great last minute getaway spot.
Kimberly S.recommends
August 8, 2022
The Edges
Great first time!
This was our first time with Hipcamp. Sandy was so welcoming and friendly. She was clear about directions and what to expect at the campsite. We never used a composting toilet or solar shower - it was an adventure that we found was fun! The site was fabulous - we couldn't hear or see our neighbors at night. During the day the Deep Forest camp was visible but far enough away for lots of privacy. The sky at night was amazing!
Sarah B.recommends
August 7, 2022
Deep Forest Campsite
Love the site. Shady and secluded.
Great place to stay. Close to plenty of attractions. Well-maintained. Plenty of shade on a hot day.
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