Hipcamp host Jessica D.,
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Camp for a Cause! This listing supports the development of a non-profit aimed at nature-based healing and restoration for marginalized people and communities. This starts with YOU! 

Enjoy birding, wildlife, hiking, campfires, stargazing and some amazing sunsets, as well as a view of Blue Mounds. Sit on one of our rocky bluffs, a classic feature of the Driftless Area la

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Camp for a Cause! This listing supports the development of a non-profit aimed at nature-based healing and restoration for marginalized people and communities. This starts with YOU! 

Enjoy birding, wildlife, hiking, campfires, stargazing and some amazing sunsets, as well as a view of Blue Mounds. Sit on one of our rocky bluffs, a classic feature of the Driftless Area landscape. Explore approximately 30 acres of hiking trails and hilltop views. Bringing kids or in touch with your inner child? Explore the woods to find our enchanted forest creatures and totems!

Our glamping sites include a set-up Sibley 450 Bell Tent, chopped and stacked wood, a fire pit, comfortable beds and bedding, and other stylish furnishings to support your stay. Plus, we have extras available! We can introduce you to our horses, arrange sunset yoga, provide art experientials, take you on a hike at a nearby county or state park, and more! Camping at its absolute finest, with all intentions to provide a healing, connected experience.

Tips for booking with extras: Book Site 1 if you are adding on the Romance Package. Book Sites 1 and 2 if you are adventuring as two groups/families and want to be close enough to share a community fire spot. Book Site 3 if you are planning to bring a dog (and let us know in advance). Book Site 4 if you are adding the Kids Kit.

Pro Tip: Bring Slippers for use inside the tent! :)

Access to Blue Mounds State Park, Steward Lake, Donald Park (with equestrian trails), and Tyrol Basin are all within 15-20 minutes drive. Easy access to downtown Mount Horeb cafes and shopping.

All profits and donations will contribute to the start up costs of establishing the WILD3R Center and Farms non-profit (including the website, 501(c)3 application fee, and tent upgrades like a wood-fired stove for winter camping!). Stay tuned for the launch of the WILD3R website in the near future!

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
5 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Other
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Jessica a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 50%

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Activities

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Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
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Natural features you'll find at WILD3R Camp for a Cause in Wisconsin.

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Hipcamper Makennah

A cozy + peaceful stay

Makennah W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 30th, 2021

This was by far my favorite hipcamp I've been to in a while! If you're new to camping or just looking for a peaceful place to unwind this is the perfect spot! Everything you could possibly need was taken care of like an outdoor kitchen, firewood, and a composting toilet. Jess + Elizabeth are phenomenal hosts that go above and beyond to make sure their guests have a great stay!

I highly recommend adding on their equine experience even if you've never had prior interactions with horses. You'll go through a very healing + beginner friendly session with their therapy horses! No matter how much (or little) you choose to do, you'll leave feeling more relaxed + in tune with yourself. I cannot recommend the WILD3R Camp enough!

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Hipcamper Kate

Great first 'camping' experience!

Kate J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 27th, 2021

We had such a wonderful time at WILD3R Camp! It was our first time "camping" with our 2 yo and 5 yo and this was the perfect way to start. The tent was perfect with two single beds and one full and still space for a small table and our clothes. We added on the kids kit and they included some books, rocking horse, stuffies and kids camp chairs. Our kids loved all of it! We also rented the camping kit and so didn't need to bring anything but food which was also a win.

I wasn't sure how the 'hill' up the campsite would be but it is not that big and my 2 year old could walk up it. It added to the adventure aspect. Their property was lovely and the campsites were nicely spaced out so you felt secluded.

We also did the horse experience was a wonderful introduction to horses for our boys who had never seen horses up close. Jess and her partner did an amazing job making them feel comfortable around the horses and making it memorable.

Jess was very responsive and helpful. Overall a wonderful experience that I highly recommend and we can't wait to go back to!

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Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 27th, 2021

A nice mix of hike in and glamping. Make sure you take all your water, fuel, snacks, etc with you, but it’s such a cozy environment to stay in. Our hosts were wonderful and met us even when we pulled up late at night.

Hipcamper Sonya

This is not glamping. pack light.

Sonya E.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 2)
September 26th, 2021

We arrived after dark and Jessica was in the parking lot to meet us. She was very kind and informative. The walk to the camp site is not for the faint of heart. Jessica suggested that we leave some things behind until morning as the hill is quite steep. We had a rolling cooler with a bin bungee corded to the top. Also had a beach wagon to load our things, and a small dolly with 2 smaller bins. We also each had a backpack with personal effects. It was a very difficult hike up the hill pulling our wheeled bins. Even with my husband, 2 kids and Jessica helping. It had rained earlier so things were a little muddy and slick which probably made it worse. The first 1/2 of the hill is very steep then it becomes more gradual and manageable near the top. I don’t think any of the reviews i read truly described the hike to your campsite very well. It would be best to treat this as a backpacking trip.
The tents were lovely and comfortable and well appointed. We did not have a picnic table at our site though i had emailed prior to confirm there was one. We had a small patio set with a small coffee table.
The fire pit was great and had a cooking grate over it.
The toileting facilities were less than desirable. It was a small hunting tent with a small portable composting toilet, a small garbage can for your toilet paper and a small table with hand sanitizer and baby wipes.
There is absolutely no running water and no electricity.
There is a small water cooler at the bottom of the hill for fresh water. It states there is hot water but it is really room temperature and you have to hike up and down the hill to access it. Also remember to bring something to put the water in.
Camp is very remote and quiet and tents are spread apart so that’s nice for privacy.
I would only recommend this site for experienced campers that don’t mind truly roughing it.
This is NOT glamping. Jessica was lovely and very helpful.

Hipcamper Amy

Best chill time ever

Amy D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 7th, 2021

I couldn't have asked for a better experience camping with my 8 year old. The drive was beautiful and the parking area felt welcoming with the colorful plants integrated into the natural landscaping.

We were met promptly by Jessica who led us up the hill to our campsite. It was just like in the pictures - clean, welcoming and my kid loved it right away. They had many other accommodations at the campsite including a big table (for food prep and eating), chairs, and a grill grate over the fire pit. Lots of lights in the tent as well. I was able to leave several of our packed items in the car.

The forest is absolutely beautiful. Trails were defined yet not so defined that you felt like you were making it your own. The composting toilets were as clean and inviting as they can be. The lights helped make it a fun experience and we had no issues.

We were there when it was raining which made the climb up a bit challenging. I recommend good hiking boots with treads and definitely hike everything in. I made the mistake of using a wagon to haul stuff up and I'd it wasn't for nice people, I would have yard-saled on the way up. I learned my lesson and hiked everything down, no issue. My kid helped too, but definitely a lesson I learned the hard way.

The nearby town, Mt. Horeb is worth the trip. Grumpy Troll has good food, just get there early if Wisconsin is playing football. Sugar Troll is also worth a visit. I had a hard time finding a store in town with fire fuel after I used mine up, so bring what you need. Jessica came to our aid and helped get a fire started for us on Saturday night. Many thanks to her!

I would 100% go back. My child wanted a chill time and that is exactly what we got.

Hipcamper Anisha
Anisha S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 4)
August 11th, 2021

The walk was too far from our vehicles & so many spiders we had to deal with its glamping the rugged way but the tent was very clean no issues,Did not care for the outdoor bathroom how to walk a good distant for that also my advice bug spray & off and you will be fine the host was very nice & always fast on responding .

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Hipcamper Joe

Delightful wooded setting

Joe H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
July 29th, 2021

A beautiful drive to the campsite through rolling hills, with heritage farms all around you. Arrived to a delightful wooded setting. Expansive sturdy tents, thoughtfully curated with comfort items. Our site had a swing away grill over our fire pit so we didn't even need the smoky joe we brought, and firewood was provided and plentiful. Fairy lights at the tents and unique decorations on the trails enhance the magical setting, with fireflies and butterflies floating around you. It's rustic, no running water or electricity...but isn't that why you camped in the first place? With cold and hot water available on demand at the bottom of the hill, you're covered. My one piece of advice is to bring a cooler with wheels and a willingness to exert yourself for a short climb...there is a brief uphill hike to the top of the ridge where the sites are located from the parking area. It's worth it for the feeling of seclusion and privacy you won't find at a state park. And nothing beats arriving to a tent that's ready to go for you. Our hosts were kind and gracious. We daytripped to Devil's Lake and had a blast.

Hipcamper Katie
Katie S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 22nd, 2021

The hospitality was wonderful! So much to explore right on the property. We stayed there through a fair amount of rain and an all-night-long thunderstorm - we felt safe and secure (and stayed dry) in the tent. We did the horse experience with our two kids (4 and 7) and Jess and Elizabeth were patient, warm, and thoughtful facilitators. Our kids loved it. We’d love to come back!

Hipcamper Jessica
Response from Jessica, the Host, on July 26th, 2021

Katie, Thank you for your kind review. Your family were troopers during the torrential downpour! We really enjoyed spending time with your kiddos during the horse experience. We would love to host you all again sometime!

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Hipcamper MANDY

Great escape for the weekend!

Mandy M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 19th, 2021

Jess & Elizabeth have a beautiful piece of land that we were fortunate to enjoy during our mother/daughter weekend getaway. The tent is great, the site is large and the surroundings are incredible! We will definitely recommend to friends.
Thanks for a great weekend!

Sunset on the ridge was lovely. We discovered things that Jess & Elizabeth were able to tell us more about!The site is large & we loved how the eating area & fire ring were set back from the tent. Loved the little touches & lighting.
Hipcamper Jessica
Response from Jessica, the Host, on July 26th, 2021

We loved hosting you and your daughter! What a special thing to do together. Thank you for your kind review and for posting the fabulous photos!

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Property
WILD3R Center and Farms
State
Wisconsin
Country
United States
$85/night
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