Hipcamp host Bear N.,
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The House of Bear is located on a spectacular 97-acre, fourth generation working Tree farm in Northern Michigan’s Grand Traverse County.

Stunning Northern Michigan wildlife with creeks and an old natural beaver pond, what a wonderful place to relax, and soak in the surroundings.

Step out of the hectic stress of the everyday and take a moment at one of the man

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The House of Bear is located on a spectacular 97-acre, fourth generation working Tree farm in Northern Michigan’s Grand Traverse County.

Stunning Northern Michigan wildlife with creeks and an old natural beaver pond, what a wonderful place to relax, and soak in the surroundings.

Step out of the hectic stress of the everyday and take a moment at one of the many areas to soak up what you have disconnected from. Feel the wind across your skin, the Earth beneath your feet and the Sun shining down. Hear the birds singing, the trees swaying in the wind and what animal was that? See the deer frolicking, birds flying, trees growing and how nature all comes together. Smell the Earth, the Pine from the trees and the wild flowers. Take some time and wonder, lose yourself in Nature and get refreshed.

Rustic Camping, wake up to a beautiful sunrise, listen to the birds singing away, with the chance of seeing any of Northern Michigan’s awesome wildlife.

Sunsets are spectacular with so many different colors, and on a Clear night look up at the stars without the lights of a big city.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
5 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 34ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Bear a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Around the property and many great areas near by

Boating

Northern Michigan is full of wonderful beaches and water sports

Fishing

Northern Michigan is full of wonderful beaches and water sports. 100's of Blue Ribbon Trout Streams

Hiking

97 acres here at the House, but North Michigan has miles and miles of Hiking Trails. With the Sleeping Bear duns, the North Co...Read more

Horseback riding

There are a few staples in the area

Paddling

Northern Michigan is full of wonderful beaches and water sports

Swimming

Northern Michigan is full of wonderful beaches and water sports.

Wildlife watching

Deer, Bear, Fox, Turkey and all kinds of other Northern Michigan wildlife at the House and all over area.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The House of Bear in Michigan.

River, stream, or creek

Mason Creek and old beaver damn pond

Farm

97 acre 4th Generation work tree farm. 2019 we will be replanting 40 Acres of Red Pine.

Forest
Wetlands

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Hipcamper Matthew

Warm. welcoming. safe yet&secluded.

Matthew B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 19th, 2021

From the very moment we booked our stay Bear was in constant contact. He was very responsive and cooperative. We arrived to a warm welcome from Bear and Bella (sweet old chocolate lab). He asked us about our trip, gave us a Map of the property and urged us to get ahold of him if we needed anything at all. We drove down his massive property till we found our perfect spot. He has well over 20 sites sprawling across his massive property. Bear came and dropped off a water bucket for our fire, told us some fun info about the property and again encouraged us to reach out if we needed anything.

He has 3 porter johns across the property and they were SPARKING CLEAN! The camp sites were spaced out to make you feel secluded yet safe. We had a great time and so did the other people staying on the property. I will defiantly be coming back. He is a great host!

Hipcamper Jennifer

Amazing weekend away!

Jennifer D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 17th, 2021

Wonderful way to unwind and enjoy nature at it’s finest. Very close to Traverse City. Gracious host.

Hipcamper Jason

Peaceful, quiet, convenient, great

Jason B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 12th, 2021

This was our third visit to The House of Bear, and every visit has been absolutely wonderful. Bear takes excellent care of the property and is extremely helpful and kind. We sure will be back again. We visited the Leelanau Peninsula and Traverse City on this trip, both great destinations.

Hipcamper Mark

Awesome and gorgeous camp!

Mark E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 10th, 2021

Bear is an amazing host! His camp he’s created is unique and truly captures the feel of being outdoors in the best area of Michigan!

Hipcamper Mary
Mary O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 7th, 2021

We came back for more. This time we camped under the ‘Old Oak’ tree and it was pure peace and rest. Hope to be back next year too.

Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 3rd, 2021

This was such a perfect site! The site itself was beautiful, we saw chipmunks, ducks, an egret, and an owl. Also, it was located just a short distance from the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Torch Lake, which was convenient. The host was so friendly and helpful, too.

Hipcamper Jason

Peaceful, beautiful, gorgeous views

Jason B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 12th, 2021

Bear is a wonderful host, and his farm is nothing but pure beauty. This is the second time that we have stayed, and we enjoyed it just the same as the first. We are hoping to get one more trip in before winter. It's an easy choice to return to The House of Bear. I was especially touched that Bear gave me a gift because it was my birthday! :)

Hipcamper Chris

Our visit to the house of 🐻

Chris R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2021

The House of Bear is a great place to camp. The host is very hospitable and went out of his way to accommodate our family during our visit. Location is close to Traverse City, Sleeping Bear, etc. Excellent experience and we will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Max
Max D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 24th, 2021

Bear was a very communicative, warm, and welcoming host and the property was beautiful, huge, and conveniently located. My dog loved it.

Awards

Best in 2021 Michigan
Finalist
Best of 2019 Michigan
Finalist
Property
House of Bear
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$40/night
5 Sites