Hipcamp host Julia Z.,
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The sky here is so clear you feel like you can reach up and touch the stars. When you camp in the tall pines, they block the wind at the bottom where you are so there's no blowing your tent around, yet you can see the trees swaying and hear the breeze. You will be surrounded by the night sounds, peepers and crickets to sing you to sleep along with the bass of the bullfrog an

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The sky here is so clear you feel like you can reach up and touch the stars. When you camp in the tall pines, they block the wind at the bottom where you are so there's no blowing your tent around, yet you can see the trees swaying and hear the breeze. You will be surrounded by the night sounds, peepers and crickets to sing you to sleep along with the bass of the bullfrog and lately an owl has taken up residence and will come to visit and call to you during the night. If you're lucky, you could catch a glimpse of the young porcupine who have been spotted in the woods recently. They're shy, so you won't be bothered by them but they will sit high in the trees and chatter to you. Also, check out the other listings here at Camp Stonewood Ranch if a tipi would be something to peak your interest! A ten foot tipi stands in the forest, waiting for someone to come and enjoy a unique experience. You are within 30 miles of Grayling, Cadillac and Traverse City where there is always something doing, from festivals to wineries, horse shows on a grand scale to kayaking on the Manistee.  Stonewood is just 10 miles outside of Kalkaska to the north and Fife Lake to the south.                                                                                                                                       The Shore to shore trail is within minutes of the camp, and the North country trail is less then 10 miles away. The Manistee River is within 3 miles where the local canoe livery has everything from canoes to kayaks to inflatables for rent and they will take you up river as far as you would like, and your trip will end there within 3 miles from Camp Stonewood.

Make sure to book now for Memorial Day!

 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send julia a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Farm fresh eggs, available daily by 1/2 dozen

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Located in the center of northern lower michigan, you have any number of lakes to fish out of within easy driving distance.

Fishing

Camp stonewood is close to the Manistee river as well as many other rivers and lakes for you to enjoy. Kalkaska is 10 miles awa...Read more

Hiking

There are 40 acres here on Camp Stonewood Ranch that you can hike, plus there are many acres of state and national forests closeby

Paddling

Kayaking, canoeing within a few miles. Bring your own, or I will help you set up a rental with a livery only a few miles down t...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Located 8 miles east of US 131, Stonewood is the ideal place for your base camp. There are many state and federal trails that a...Read more

Snow sports

The heart of Northern Lower Michigan is a great place to find all kinds of snow sports, from snowmobiling to skiing.

Swimming

With several beaches within easy driving distance, it's easy to find a great place to enjoy the water from here.

Wildlife watching

Watch from the door of your tent, or pick one of the many state or national parks in the area.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp Stonewood Ranch in Michigan.

Forest

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Hipcamper Samuel

Laid back and peaceful

Samuel W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 18th, 2021

Amazing property! Quiet and peaceful and wild feeling. We saw grouse, deer, and turkey and heard coyotes at night. Sites were awesome snd Julia was super cool! Would definitely come back and recommend!

Hipcamper Becks

Beautiful secluded, with stars

Becks W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 14th, 2021

Beautiful site with room to roam. Host was very polite, nice, friendly, respectful, socially conscious of safety concerns with distancing and helpful. There were chickens, goats and a horse on the property which were fun additions to the experience. Having fresh eggs in the mornings after camping under the Michigan stars was delicious and energizing for a day of hiking! The fire ring for the camp fire was helpful as well! We will return. Trail to site was accessable to small Sudan in autumn months also helpful, fun surprise, although came prepared to walk it.

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Hipcamper Amir

Great first time experience

Amir N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 21st, 2021

Julia was a great host. She had a beautiful land for us to camp on definitely had a great experience.

Hipcamper julia
Response from julia, the Host, on August 22nd, 2021

Thank you Amir! It was wonderful to host you, and I hope to see you again.

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Hipcamper Joseph
Joseph C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 18th, 2021

My daughter and I had a great weekend at Julia’s place. It is a great location for exploring surrounding towns, bike riding, and hiking.

Julia was especially giving of her time sharing her ranch with my daughter.

Overall, a fantastic experience.

Hipcamper julia
Response from julia, the Host, on August 22nd, 2021

Thank you Joseph! It is always a pleasure to be able to share my little space with campers, especially little people. Have a great fall, and I hope to see you again!

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Hipcamper Ruthanna

Best campsite!

Ruthanna S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 17th, 2021

We have stayed at many hipcamps but I must say this is #1 in our book!
1st of all, this was a VERY last minute booking since we were not planning to stay in the area another night. Julie was so helpful and accommodating for our last minute need.
Upon arrival, we were met by Julia and family (including their horse) and felt very welcomed. She has a beautiful stone house in the front.
Julia then escorted us through the trees behind the house on a curvy tree-lined path which opened to a clearing with a fire ring. Very private and secluded.
She then brought us some firewood.
I cannot express in words how BEAUTIFUL this camping spot was. I have so many pictures but I just couldn't capture the essence of this site. This is exactly what I envision a secluded primitive camping experience to be.
There are many places to set up your tent.
There is an abundance of wildlife here to enjoy.
I slept very well here.
In the morning, we were able to see the goats and chickens. Julia's dog was so gentle and loving with my daughter.
We will definitely be back to stay longer the next time so we can enjoy this spot to the fullest!
You won't find a more beautiful, secluded site than this! With a sweet and accommodating host!!

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Hipcamper julia
Response from julia, the Host, on August 22nd, 2021

Thank you Ruthanna! I just love the photos you shared! You were so patient with everything that happened the day of check in, I was a little worried that you were not gong to feel welcome. I am so excited to hear that you will be coming to stay longer next time! Take care, and I look forward to the next adventure!

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Hipcamper Danielle
Danielle O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 15th, 2021

We really enjoyed staying at Camp Stonewood Ranch! The property is so beautiful and peaceful. It stormed a bit the evening we stayed, which made for some really pretty fog in the morning to wake up to. Outside of the coyotes at night and the rooster in the morning (both of which we loved to hear) it was very quiet. Julia was a wonderful host and invited our son up to give the horses treats. We visited for a bit and had some great conversations. If you camp here, please give Anna a pet for us!

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Hipcamper Riley
Riley P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 3rd, 2021

Loved our stay! It was super quiet, great location, and great communication from julia! (:

Hipcamper Jazmine

Lovely stay in the woods

Jazmine V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2021

Lovely stay, private and convenient to Kalkaska and Traverse City. Julia was so helpful and kind!

Hipcamper Lily

Peaceful and comfortable

Lily B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 25th, 2021

Had a wonderful time at this campsite. Julia is very welcoming and respectful and we had a good amount of space to set up our tent as well as see the stars. Great place thank you Julia!!

Awards

Best in 2021 Michigan
Finalist
Property
Camp Stonewood Ranch
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$20/night
3 Sites