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Rusty's Loft

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· Fostoria, Ohio
10 acres
9 units
1 Glamping
2 Motorhome/tent
6 Tent
We bought this 125+ year old farm in 2010 with the hope of bringing it back to life. Overgrown and neglected, we have worked hard to make it a nice place for hiking, kayaking, fishing or any number of other activities. Peaceful and remote, the property has a beautiful brook that leads you to the South branch of the Portage river. Deer, turkey, geese, herons, mink and fox are just a few of our natural animal friends. Rusty the steer and his pony friends Buckeye and Lexi can be visited while they graze in the pasture. There's also Turk the turkey and his flock of chickens. We have the perfect place for dogs as well. We have three dogs that get along great with others and our fenced pond keeps them safe.
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Fostoria, Ohio, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Jay K.Joined in March 2021
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91 Ratings · 77 reviews
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Emily T.recommends
October 16, 2022
Site 3 - Rusty's Retreat
It was so fun! The site was beautiful and the hosts were so nice and very accommodating. We will definitely be going back again!
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Carl W.recommends
October 3, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's Retreat
Awesome Camping Experience
Rusty's Retreat was awesome. Jay went abo e and beyond to make our stay memorable. Jay's wife was awesome also. Jay picked me and my dog up on the golf cart and gave us a tour of the property also. He also gave us a nice big pear and some tomatoes. The bundle of wood I purchased was very generous also. I am going back and highly recommend this HipCamp. Camping With Endless Weekends/ YouTube
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Elizabeth V.recommends
September 25, 2022
Site 3 - Rusty's Retreat
A New Summer Tradition
This is our second year going to Rusty's and we'll most likely return next year! Heather and Jay are very helpful and their property offers a secluded escape in the woods.
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Kelly E.recommends
September 11, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's Retreat
Great rustic camping spot!
We love Hipcamp and are always looking for great places to stay! We stayed the weekend at Jays Retreat and were greeted by them when we got there. They took us back to our site and sold us wood. We stayed at site 1 with the perfect view and entrance to the creek. We explored some other sites and site 3 is bigger and has a creek view also. We will definitely be going back and will try site 3 next time! The animals were awesome and Rusty the steer knew his name!
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Jeremiah H.recommends
September 4, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's RV Retreat
Beautiful Farm Stay
We had a pleasant stay and enjoyed the trails, old barn, and farm animals. They have a great set up and were great to chat with. Jay helped us fill our camper up with water and get parked at the RV site. Would like to come back and tent camp along the stream next time!
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Jon M.recommends
August 29, 2022
Site 104 - Rusty's RV Retreat
Outstanding place to camp or stay if you're in the area. Jay is an incredible host and gave me a tour of the property upon my arrival. I had a great, rustic campsite right along the river, a much better experience than camping at one of the local state parks. The loft looks incredible too.
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Elian W.recommends
August 21, 2022
Site 104 - Rusty's RV Retreat
A Hidden Gem
Rusty's RV Resort is neatly tucked away in a small woodsy area surrounded by crop fields. This gives both the isolation and privacy that make a great campsite. The expansive flat fields also leave plenty of space for the beautiful cloud formations. Perfect place for cloud gazing! Jay wasn't there to greet us but his wife Heather was and she went out of her way to make sure we were well taken care of! She switched us to a campsite that better fit our needs since we were in tents, not an RV. It was pretty hot out so we cooled off in the creek. Heather mentioned putting the chair in the water, which my mom loved and was very thankful for the recommendation. The water was too shallow for kayaking but it was perfect for watching the crawdads. We bought some firewood ($10) and had a nice campfire. Our site was beautiful and private but still had easy access to the vault toilet. The trails are fun to explore and there's a cute bridge over the creek that we all loved. Rusty and Lexi were adorable too. I'd definitely recommend staying here! I want to go back already for a longer stay. Very good vibes.
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Robyn H.recommends
August 13, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's RV Retreat
Easy access and good communication with host. Nice stay!
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Angela B.recommends
August 12, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's Retreat
Rusty's retreat was a great stop for me and my hubby! Jay took us on a tour and we got to meet Rusty the bull as well as miniature horses, cats and dogs. Beautiful spot by the river. We stayed at site #1 and loved it.
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Robert E.recommends
August 9, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's Retreat
Creek Camping
I was met by the owners of the place upon arriving and taken for a ride to see the sites that they had available. They were very accomodating and informative during the tour. If you're a nature lover, you'll love all their sites. Their sites are nice and accessible, along a creek and far enough back to be private and quite - just what I like.
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Jess F.recommends
August 7, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's RV Retreat
Kids loved the animals + great site
The tent sites were pretty amazing... Especially 1 and 2. We stayed at the RV site, but walked to the tent sites where the views were great! Hosts we're SOO friendly and helpful. Can't recommend them enough! The kids loved the farm animals and could see the horses and rusty from the windows of their bunks! Potable Water was not convenient to access, although the hosts graciously offered to fill up by their house... Next time I'll bring water with me. Other then that though, everything was good as can be! We'll stay there again soon for sure!
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Nick T.recommends
August 7, 2022
Site 2 - Rusty's Retreat
Rusty's relaxation retreat
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M S.recommends
August 7, 2022
Site 5 - Rusty's Retreat
Creekside shade in corn country
Amazing place, amazing people, amazing animals. Can't ask for much more out on the road. Rusty is a sight to behold and all his little friends are adorable too. Great set of trails leading back the the very private campsites. I even picked up some homemade honey.
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Anthony T.recommends
August 2, 2022
Site 104 - Rusty's RV Retreat
Exceeded our expectations
This hip camp is exceptional. It greatly exceeded our expectations and the hosts were both very friendly. I’d recommend this stay to anyone in the area. We had a class b RV and the site was easy to access with several walking paths and river behind it. I’ll definitely look them up again if I’m in the area.
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Alex E.recommends
July 31, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's Retreat
Beautiful riverside camping
Great hosts! Our campsite (#1) was peaceful and clean and right on the river. We also got a full tour of the farm and the animals! Of course, that included meeting Rusty!
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Russell S.recommends
July 31, 2022
Site 5 - Rusty's Retreat
Very peaceful grove in the middle of Ohio farm country with a nice view of the starry sky at night; loved the sounds from the birds and bugs. Great place to stay the evening with a tent and fire.
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Traci B.recommends
July 19, 2022
Site 4 - Rusty's Retreat
It was beautiful and quiet. Just what we needed.
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David S.recommends
July 6, 2022
Site 2 - Rusty's Retreat
Jay and Heather were so kind and helpful. They helped us get our campsite via golf cart. Our site (#2) was quiet and tucked back in the woods. It's a perfect spot for a peaceful getaway. Our children were enamored with Rusty, who is handsome and gentle. ☺️ They were able to fish in the pond on their property and had a great time finding the MASSIVELY sized frogs!!!
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Mathew P.recommends
July 4, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's Retreat
Aplusplus stay
Jay & Heather’s spot is great! They’re super friendly and made sure we had everything we need. Will definitely be back.
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Bailey And Phil M.recommends
July 4, 2022
Site 2 - Rusty's Retreat
Great camping in the country!
I loved the campsite spots here. They are very well cut and most have great views next to the creek. I took a morning walk around and got some close views of deer running back and forth across the creek. It was nice and quiet and dark in the evening with an amazing display of firefly activity. I also had a great historical tour of the farm and would recommend it.
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Claudine R.recommends
July 3, 2022
Site 104 - Rusty's RV Retreat
Pretty spot!
Jay and his wife were great hosts. We had a secluded area to camp beside a creek. We saw Rusty the cow and bought some honey made from Jay’s bees! Definitely recommend Rusty’s Retreat!
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Justin E.recommends
July 3, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's RV Retreat
Jay was a great host and Showed us around the property! Only stayed for a night, but could have easily made it two.
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Michael B.recommends
June 20, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's Retreat
Becoming a Regular Here - Peaceful+
Thank you to the owners Jay and Heather; you brought next level hosting to the table. I will be back many more times. The hosts actually care, deeply, about this property - hence the name Rusty's Retreat! They, essentially, bought the place to save a cow named Rusty and have since began rescuing and saving other animals. The pond had a ton of moss and such in it, but they're working on a solution. That DID NOT stop me from fishing and pulling in some beautiful 1-3lbs large mouth bass! Those puppies were out for my bait! Sleeping was beautiful and peaceful. I actually rode my motorcycle and was able to off-road a sports bike to my camping location, Site #1. This spot is in the middle of no where so lots of privacy and quiet, the owners give a hoot, and there are animals on the property = can't beat it. Hands Down one of my most memorable camps and I'm excited to come back many more times!
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Chuck B.recommends
June 9, 2022
Site 3 - Rusty's Retreat
Quiet Camping
Very nice campsites, nice brook runs through the property. Lots of wildlife. I highly recommend site 3 for primitive camping. Heather and Jay are very nice!
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Simon M.recommends
June 6, 2022
Site 5 - Rusty's Retreat
Beautiful place to stay and find some peace and quiet. The sites are well spaced and the host are super friendly. Also interesting to learn about the history behind the place and meet Rusty himself!
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Jerod E.recommends
June 5, 2022
Site 2 - Rusty's Retreat
Jay and Heather are always awesome hosts.!
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Eric L.recommends
June 1, 2022
Site 6 - Rusty's Retreat
Family of 5 - Wonderful Experience
We have been camping regularly as a family across the Midwest for the last 12 years, and I can say without hesitation that Jay and Heather are hands down the most hospitable and friendly hosts we have ever encountered. From the moment we arrived, our family of 5 felt immediately comfortable and welcomed, and Jay offered to back in our 36' travel trailer into our site. He wired in a 30-amp RV connection so we could have electricity in our trailer during our stay which was much needed for air conditioning due to temps in the 80s/90s. Jay and Heather do an incredible job of balancing their time to ensure the needs of all of their guests are met, especially upon check-in, and Jay provided a brief history and tour of the farm and described his incredible vision for future improvements and expansion. During our trip, our son developed a bad cough and we took him to urgent care to rule out Strep and COVID. We opted to buy a jar of fresh honey produced from their beehive and after a few spoonfuls our son's cough went away; we tried some also and would highly recommend the honey! The property itself is absolutely beautiful in a perfect setting and location, and there are plenty of things to do to occupy your time and just relax and enjoy nature in a peaceful setting with nearly 0 road traffic. Our 3 children (7, 6, & 3) fell in love with the property and unique experience and are already begging us to come back, so we will be back soon. Keep up the great work, Jay & Heather!
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Kimberly M.recommends
May 30, 2022
Rusty's Loft
Serene and beautiful get-away
Rusty’s Loft was a serene, immaculate oasis. Jay and Heather were so generous and companionable in sharing their place and land. What a lovely spot for a get-away. Their loft is beautiful and the location is perfect. Trees, birds and animals, all add to the calm and restful ambiance. I will be going back! Thank you both for sharing your beautiful place!
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Evan N.recommends
May 30, 2022
Site 4 - Rusty's Retreat
Absolutely everything stood out from the May of the land to the character of the individuals that own it. it was one of the best stays I’ve had at a campground in my life and I do a lot of camping I highly recommend this place to whoever wants to go to it make sure you take mosquito spray and plenty of toiletries you are sleeping outside but it is an amazing place and the Bass love them rooster tails.
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Evan N.recommends
May 30, 2022
Rusty's Retreat
Absolutely our favorite campsite in Ohio! We camp quite often and never have we found such a PERFECT and peaceful little spot! The owners are the kindest people you’ll ever meet and so very helpful! Great fishing, perfectly spaced out campsites, quiet and relaxing! We will be coming back! I’d give this place 100 stars if I could!
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