Hipcamp host Robert V.,
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Come and pitch your tent and set up camp on our beautiful property, where you'll have the feeling of being in the middle of the wilderness.  The tent areas are set apart to insure lots of privacy.  Tent sites one and two are overlooking the beautiful trout stream.   Tent site three is at the end of the orchard looking into a wild meadow.  While the tent areas are primitive,

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Come and pitch your tent and set up camp on our beautiful property, where you'll have the feeling of being in the middle of the wilderness.  The tent areas are set apart to insure lots of privacy.  Tent sites one and two are overlooking the beautiful trout stream.   Tent site three is at the end of the orchard looking into a wild meadow.  While the tent areas are primitive, all campers will have access to hot showers in really nice, easy access bathrooms.  

We do have a cabin on site if you prefer to rent a cabin - you can head over to our Hipcamp cabin listing. The cabin has a gorgeous English Country garden in front with stone fences and an authentic Japanese fern and moss garden behind with two Japanese bridges and ancient stone sculptures from China.  

To the north of the cabin on our property there is a small fruit orchard, and to the south is a beautiful little red barn with a covered porch and chicken coop attached.  The property is very unique with a very large art studio that the campers are welcome to use if they ask.  All facilities are completely off-the-grid.  100% solar run with an LP back-up generator for cloudy days.  

The main house has Wi-Fi which reaches about 80 feet from the house. I grow most of my own food in the summer months in a raised-bed garden that the visitors are welcome to visit.  My 20 acres backs up to 80 acres of state land and about two miles away, visitors have access to thousands of acres of land that runs along the Muskegon river.  A lot of great hiking in the area.  Camp Site one and camp site three are large enough where several tents could be placed for a group of campers.  The other sites are more remote.  It's a magical place with lots of things to see and experience.  Hope you come, relax and enjoy! 

The prices listed are for the camping spots only. The cabin and the guest rooms will have their own posting.

Campsite area
Bring your own
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send robert a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Great biking on country roads as well as a lot of designated state land about 10 miles north of here with marked biking trails ...Read more

Boating

Nearby, but not on the property

Paddling

Very near the Muskegon River and many small lakes. Our trout stream is too small for canoes or kayaks.

Swimming

Good swimming in the Muskegon River nearby. I am constructing a natural swimming pond in the spring of 2018.

Wildlife watching

The property is in the middle of the Manistee National Forest. There's an incredible bird population here for birders. Probab...Read more

Fishing
Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Secluded Wildlife Paradise in Michigan.

Forest
River, stream, or...
Wetlands
Farm
Ranch

Places to see near Lynx Run Wilderness Retreat

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Hipcamper Michael
Michael H.
recommends this listing.
October 18th, 2021

We had a great time at Rob's place. Beautiful and secluded property, nice hiking on well marked trails right at the camp.
It was a pleasure meeting Rob, we will definitely be back for another visit.

Hipcamper Giavanna

Michigan paradise

Giavanna S.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

Staying at Robert’s place was what my partner and I have been looking for! It was a quiet paradise tucked away in the trees. His artwork is breathtaking and the hospitality was great. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Jill
Jill R.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2021

Beautiful place to stay.

Hipcamper Glenn
Glenn B.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2021

When I saw the Hipcamp review options, I was tempted to click "No, I would not recommend Lynx Run to my friends." Why not? Because I want to keep the whole place to myself and go back every weekend. This year was my third trip to the property and I am more impressed, more chilled out, and more eager to return each time. I've been camping with the same crew once or twice a year for at least 20 years, and this is our favorite locale ever, by far. How Robert pulls this off is beyond me. I'm starting to wonder if he's not part of an advanced species from another galaxy. I don't know how he made the place so special, how he manages to keep the property so beautiful, or how he makes every guest feel so special, or he managed to visualize the whole thing. But I do know I want to keep returning until I drop over.

Hipcamper Joshua
Joshua O.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2021

Had a great time! This was our second time at this site and will be back again. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Jeffrey

Very enjoyable

Jeffrey B.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2021

This place is wonderful. Robert and his staff are extremely accommodating and welcoming, not to mention friendly. This is a fun and cool forest oasis. We've already started talking about coming back.

Hipcamper Allie
Allie L.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2021

Rob is amazing. It's a beautiful place to stay.

Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley P.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2021

This place is absolutely amazing! Definitely plan to be back 😊

Hipcamper Jenny
Jenny C.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2021

Robert and the property were amazing! We are totally going back!

Awards

Best of 2019 Michigan
9th place
Property
Lynx Run Wilderness Retreat
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$40/night
1 Site