Hipcamp host Robert B.,
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One of the highest summits, south of South Elberta, bordering critical dunes. The Dune Summit is a walk-in site overlooking Lake Michigan, Betsie Bay and the entire Betsie watershed. You will walk roughly 15 minutes on an vigorous inclined switchback 2-track. Your car can park at my studio driveway. 

EMPHASIS: DON'T pack heavy if making multiple trips back uphill is

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One of the highest summits, south of South Elberta, bordering critical dunes. The Dune Summit is a walk-in site overlooking Lake Michigan, Betsie Bay and the entire Betsie watershed. You will walk roughly 15 minutes on an vigorous inclined switchback 2-track. Your car can park at my studio driveway. 

EMPHASIS: DON'T pack heavy if making multiple trips back uphill is going to be a disappointment. DON'T bring wheeled pull behind storage totes. backpacks only. The wheels are damaging to the path.

Explore 200 acres of Green Point Conservancy for endless forest hikes to shoreline beach.  Im also close to Baldy Trail by car..  Elberta Beach is the simplest access by car to Lake Michigan.

The property has the perfect balance of deep woodland privacy while being perched high on critical dune with views of Betsie Bay, Lake Michigan and Frankfort. Walk up to Deer, Eagles and an occasional Porcupine. 

IT DOES GET WINDY SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY.  

Biking distance to the Village of Elberta for local restaurants, Breweries and farmers market. Also across the Bay is Downtown Frankfort. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO PACK LIGHTLY. 

 Dune habitat is a rare and delicate ecosystem. As such, do not pick plants and set up camp beyond the designated site. Please bring your trash to the carpark where i have a bin. bag your dogs poop and dont let him chew on living plants.

THE STRICKEST OF RULES ENFORCED:

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1.  Do not pick plants and set up camp beyond the designated site. 

2. Please take your trash with you when you go from the tent site and leave it at the car park. i'll take care of it from there.. 

3. I will provide firewood.

4. NO FIREWORKS OF ANY KIND.

5.  list in the booking all persons attending. On occasion people will bring 'extra' people without informing me. This is also why I require a meet-n-greet. 

6. Meet-n-Greet required and i guide you up to the site itself. This is great time to cover any other logistics or questions you may have.

7. There is a specific parking spot for guests. Do not deviate or park elsewhere on the easement in respect of my Neighbors. DRIVE VERY SLOWLY AS PEOPLE WALK/HIKE ON THE DRIVE.

8.   Elberta Beach is the premium and convenient Beach to park at. 

9.   during summer it gets very dry up there. If the County issues a fire hazard designation, campfires will be prohibited. Inquire prior to arrival or consider a butane cook stove as an alternative. 

Feel free to communicate any special needs or requests before you arrive.

And of course, Enjoy!

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Other
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Have a question? Send Robert a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 15 months out
  • Response time: Within 24 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wind sports
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hygge Dune Camp in Michigan.

Beach

Public access and parking at top of stairs. beach bonfires allowed.

Coastal
Forest
Lake
Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...
Wetlands
Driveway

Places to see near Hygge Dune Camp

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Hipcamper Paige
Paige D.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

Robert was a wonderful host and the property was absolutely beautiful. It was very private and a perfect way to spend our anniversary. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Jeremiah
Jeremiah H.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2021

Perfect spot.

Hipcamper Bradley

Beautiful stay at hygge dune!

Bradley Y.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2021

We had an absolutly wonderful time camping at Hygge Dune! Robert was such a great host, he met us when we arrived and shared some great stories and information about the land and walked us up to the camping sight. It's about a 15 min walk from the car so like the other reviews have stated, make sure to pack light (which we did). It was absolutly worth the trek, the area is so beautiful and private and Robert set a really great spot for the tent which kept it protected from the wind, and we were able to set our chairs up a tad higher on the dune just a few feet away. There was also a path where you could walk to the bluff that overlooks Lake Michigan - it was no more than an easy 10min minute walk and the views were absolutly STUNNING. We didn't have too much of an issue with bugs which was nice. We couldn't have a campfire due to fire restrictions but that didn't put a damper on our time there. The town of Elberta and Frankfurt were close by so we went into town for breakfast and dinner, there were also lots of other activities in the area so if you wanted to venture away from the campsite during the day there is lots to do. I could not recommend this place enough and we hope to come back again.

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Hipcamper Murray
Murray A.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2021

The view was beyond worth the 15 minute hike!! Pack light! Would stay again for sure!

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Hipcamper Sam

Loved this area!

Sam D.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2021

This camp was so beautiful and Robert was very helpful. Beautiful view of the stars, coyotes easily heard at night (which we loved) and a stunning overlook of the water.

Hipcamper Isabel
Isabel R.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2021

Beautiful view and nice and secluded - felt like we were really in nature. Be prepared to hike in your gear - a great option for those prepping for full backcountry camping in the future. Be prepared for wind like Robert mentions - weather can be unpredictable along Lake Michigan but the trade off is an exception view and campsite. Robert was a thoughtful host !

Hipcamper Kimberly

Stunning views

Kimberly C.
recommends this listing.
May 21st, 2021

Robert’s spot was absolutely STUNNING! The views of Elberta and Lake Michigan are out of this world, and the sky was the most filled with stars that I’ve ever seen! Robert met me at the parking spot and walked me out to the spot. The only thing I will say is pay attention to the forks in the road when you’re walking out. I was happily engaged in Robert’s conversation on the way out, and didn’t pay attention. I got slightly turned around on my first walk back to the car, but had no issues on my other hikes back. It’s very easy if you’re paying attention! The hike to the spot wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected, just a nice steady incline. The campsite is very well maintained. A beautiful firepit up top and a tent spot behind a bush slightly down the dune to help block the wind. There are tons of amazing hiking spots in the area, and sleeping bear dunes was just a drive away. I had to cut my trip short due to being called back home, but will absolutely be booking this site many times in the future! If you’re looking for a unique, quiet place to camp, this is absolutely the spot for you!

Hipcamper Claire
Claire H.
recommends this listing.
May 20th, 2021

The hike to the campsite was more than worth it. After camping here, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to camp in the SBDNL park again! So beautiful and so amazing to be able to experience the dunes like this.

Hipcamper Scott

A spectacular time!

Scott F.
recommends this listing.
May 8th, 2021

Robert was a wonderful host, friendly and generous! He graciously accommodated our plan changes and provided excellent recommendations for exploring the area around his land. The campsites themselves were well manicured and Robert provided lots of firewood and tips to enjoy our time there. The views from the campsite were unmatched, and exploring the forest around the sites themselves were equally rewarding! 10/10, definitely take any opportunity you can to stay here!

Awards

Best of 2019 Michigan
Finalist
Property
Hygge Dune Camp
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$75/night
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