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Welcome! Please read the entire listing: Three (3) Bell Tents Available. (All newly Renovated July 29, 2021!)

Private 16ft Diameter Canvas Tent with wood stove on a Yurt Platform in the Forest with a Queen bed, linens, bedding, pillows and towels. Includes seating, tables and a fire ring.  Private to your group. Parking for one (1) car per booking. Located at Parksl

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Welcome! Please read the entire listing: Three (3) Bell Tents Available. (All newly Renovated July 29, 2021!)

Private 16ft Diameter Canvas Tent with wood stove on a Yurt Platform in the Forest with a Queen bed, linens, bedding, pillows and towels. Includes seating, tables and a fire ring.  Private to your group. Parking for one (1) car per booking. Located at Parksland Retreat. Accessed by a trail from parking area. Booking also includes hot showers, 1st car parking, and access to the Retreat grounds and waters.

-> Site #1 "Knoll" (FF1) Traditional Bell Tent with indoor wood stove and outdoor rock fire ring (shortest walk - 200ft)

-> Site #2 "Hillside" (FF2) Sibley Bell Tent with indoor wood stove, and outdoor SoloStove fire ring on deck (longer walk - 400ft)

->Site #3 "Hollow" FF3 Canvas Bell Tent with indoor wood stove, and outdoor SoloStove fire ring on deck next to the creek (longest walk - 600ft)

By booking a site, all guests must understand these Agreements:Parksland is a clothing optional retreat. Some of the people, some of the time choose not to wear some or any of their clothes. We honor each person's clothing choices.

No pets permitted at this site. See "Camp at Parksland Retreat" listing for our sites where pets are allowed.

Off site firewood is not permitted.

Quite Time is  10pm - 9am unless otherwise communicated by host. 

Natural Soaps only and no detergents allowed.

Notes:

Note: our Bell Tents and especially FF3 are most enjoyably accessed with a backpack for your gear. Pack Light! The trail drops 80ft of elevation to get to the creek from the parking area. Trail is not wide or flat enough for carts/wagons.

We are blessed with a location with very few mosquitos etc but Spring through early Fall we highly recommend some lemon/eucalyptus spray to prevent noseeum bites.

See our property improvement updates on Instagram at parkslandretreat.

There isn't a suitable turnaround for trailers unless there are no other cars in the parking area. Let me know at time of booking if you have a trailer and we can discuss feasibility. 

LGBTQ & BIPOC Friendly

Lodging provided
Bell tent
3 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Have a question? Send Dustin a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Teton Sleeping Bag

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Weber Grill

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Parksland Retreat Koozies

Screenprinted Koozies

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100% Cotton Velour 30x60 Silk Screen Printed Towells

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

2 miles upstream connects to the Pinhoti / Appalation Trail

Paddling

Our creek is suitable for paddling if it has rained in the past couple days. Otherwise some spots are a bit shallow.

Climbing

Multiple Rock walls exist on the property

Swimming

Many areas of the creek are suitable for swimming - other areas are wonderful for sitting in the flowing water. The main swimmi...Read more

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Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Canvas Bell Tent with Woodstove in Alabama.

Mountainous

For Alabama - We are in the Mountains - the Parkland terrain is quite rugged by flatlander standards.

River, stream, or creek

1/2 mile of swimmable creek winds through the property

Swimming hole

Lots of completely private or community swimming opportunities.

Waterfall

The Blue Hole waterfall, beach & swimming hole is accessible by trail 1/2 mile downstream from Parksland.

Forest

Places to see near Parksland Retreat

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Hipcamper Alexis

Amazing weekend getaway!

Alexis B.
recommends this listing.
(FF2 Hillside)
May 15th, 2022

Beautiful location! We had an amazing anniversary trip! Owners are so nice and welcoming! Tent was perfect! I will agree with previous reviews that arriving in the daytime is preferable due to the dirt/gravel road, but directions were perfect! Make sure you hike down to the swimming hole and rock wall, it's absolutely beautiful! We can't wait to go back!

Trail hike down to FF2 HillsideCanvas Bell Tent with WoodstoveFF2 HillsideWood stove inside the tent
Hipcamper Matt

Best kept secret

Matt G.
recommends this listing.
(FF3 Hollow)
May 8th, 2022

FF3 down by the creek is the best!

Hipcamper Paige
Paige K.
recommends this listing.
(FF1 Knoll)
April 25th, 2022

The vibe was relaxed and positive, the creek is beautiful, the bed was comfortable, the sauna was rejuvenating, and Dusty was a warm and welcoming host! Oh, and we loved our visits from the chickens! We had a great stay...thank you!

Great energy in the sauna!Loved our visits from the chickens!The creek is a short walk down hill from The KnollOur campsite, The Knoll
Hipcamper Uri
Uri N.
recommends this listing.
(FF2 Hillside)
April 18th, 2022

We really enjoyed our stay. It was a very pretty and private site. It had everything we needed and the tent was clean and maintained. I can’t wait to go back in the summer. There were several swimming holes.

Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda A.
recommends this listing.
(FF2 Hillside)
April 16th, 2022

My family loved our stay. The tent and bed were so comfortable! There is plenty of space between tents,so everyone really has their privacy. The swimming hole and views are beautiful.

Hipcamper Jasper

Camping by the creek

Jasper E.
recommends this listing.
(FF3 Hollow)
March 28th, 2022

What a beautiful view of the creek! I loved camping in the bell tent. The land is a magical place. We loved hiking along the ridge and playing in the creek as well. Dustin is a Fabulous host! We will return!

Hipcamper Zach
Zach G.
recommends this listing.
(FF3 Hollow)
February 23rd, 2022

It’s a great trip to take. The directions were clear and well thought out. The scenery looked amazing and so did the campsite.

Hipcamper Kayla

Fantastic trip!!

Kayla L.
recommends this listing.
(FF1 Knoll)
February 21st, 2022

My fiancé and I absolutely LOVED our stay here! We both agreed that it was the best camping trip we’ve had so far! It was so worth the 3 1/2 hr drive to get a break from reality. The campsite hosts were super friendly and accommodating. The shower was fantastic and the chickens and the cat were great visitors. I highly recommend camping here and we’re hoping to definitely be back before our move later this summer! :-)

Hipcamper Noelle
Noelle G.
recommends this listing.
(FF3 Hollow)
February 13th, 2022

The tent/deck setup was absolutely amazing. The campsites were spread out well enough to offer a nice sense of isolation, but close enough to the trailhead that going to get water or other things wasn’t a hassle. Everyone we ran into at the camp was so friendly. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

Awards

Best of 2022 Glamping
Finalist
Property
Parksland Retreat
State
Alabama
Country
United States
$72/night
3 Sites

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