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Secret Canyon Ranch

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· Idaho
80 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
Meadow Springs campground lies at the foot of the Elkhorn hills, on St. John’s bench in SE Idaho. Surrounded by open fields and accessible only by dirt road, this unique spot is located next to two small natural ponds, and as such, is a terrific spot for bird watching and golden sunsets. It is the site of an old homestead, and the surrounding land is still actively farmed, so you can look out over open fields of this year’s crop as you enjoy dinner and quiet evenings in the fresh air. Whether you come as a single family for an adventurous night outdoors, or as a group with one to several tents or RV’s, this site has room to accommodate and is far enough away to be remote, (no neighbors!) while still close enough to town and other attractions to be convenient. --10 minutes from downtown Malad (Picture a small Idaho town with no stoplight still, but easy-to-find grocery, drive-in, pizza place, hospital, bar, etc) --15 mins from Devils Creek Reservoir and Malad Summit trails --20 minutes from Downata Hot Springs --30 minutes from Lava Hot Springs --3 hours from Yellowstone and Jackson Hole Learn more about this land: Come escape and recharge in a private campground under the shade of giant poplars alive with birdsong and a sky full of stars you can actually see. Located on the ancestral lands of the Shoshone-Bannock people, this campsite is nestled under a grove of poplars planted by the original homesteaders over 100 years ago. It features a Tipi, a newly built outhouse, two swings, a picnic table, fire-ring, cast-iron hand pump to access well water, plenty of flat ground for tents, RV's, and car parking, and most importantly, wide-open space in every direction. If you are looking for somewhere completely opposite of hectic city living, this is it.
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Idaho, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Eric And Brinn C.Joined in July 2021
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32 ratings · 29 reviews
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Alexi F.recommends
October 16, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Tipi in Southern Idaho
Great campsite and we’ll set up. The tipi was spacious and the bathrooms were clean. The views surrounding the campsite were beautiful and we could hear birds and wildlife around. We’ll definitely be back.
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William C.recommends
September 4, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Camping with corgi’s
This site is amazing to stay at and has exceptional views of the countryside. Amenities provided by the hosts are greatly appreciated. If we find ourself in the area again will stay here again.
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Amy F.recommends
August 30, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Solitude and peace
Once again we had a beautiful time. This has been our 4th stay in a year. We absolutely love the solitude and peace. I highly recommend this place.
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Jenny G.recommends
August 23, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
This was the 2nd time I stayed at the Tipi. It's such a relaxing and perfect little getaway just a few minutes of I-15. I definitely recommend it!
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Garby H.recommends
August 20, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Amazing site! I stayed there with my husband and puppy and we enjoyed the tipi and the amazing landscape.
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Lexi E.recommends
August 16, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Such an amazing camp site! Staying in a Tipi was a fun experience, the property was beautiful and quiet, and it was quite easy to locate via GPS. We're definitely planning on staying again!!
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Charlotte W.recommends
August 11, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Charming and beautiful ranch stay
The space was incredible; beautiful location with the perfect amenities. Fantastic modern (and not smelly) outdoor toilet, swing, large beautiful trees providing shade, a fire fit, water to wash dishes as well as a power box to charge phones. The teepee was warm and cozy, even for our two young sons. Our stay was a highlight on our family two week road trip and highly we recommended it.
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Isaac L.recommends
July 31, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Skyrim mod tipi
Reminds me of a Skyrim mod
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Tom C.recommends
July 17, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
What other reviewers have a written is true. This is a wonderful and quiet spot. I can add this: if you happen to arrive over Holbrook pass from Snowville in the late afternoon, you will see some spectacular vistas. And then you will get to camp in the midst of them!
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Jenny C.recommends
July 11, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
We appreciated the lights welcoming us to the tipi when we arrived late, and the bug light's soft glow welcoming us inside. The tipi was impressive and felt strong and secure despite windy weather. My husband really appreciated all the little extras, like the citronella candles, lighters, water jug, and solar generator. And my family loved watching the sunsets from the bench swing. The best part of all though? Sunrise! I was ready to move to Idaho that very first morning.
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Shelly B.recommends
July 11, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Peaceful and Beautiful!
Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The setup was perfect, and the setting was gorgeous. We have brilliant pictures from sunrise. The kids could be loud and no one cared. The tipi is spacious and outhouse very clean. We highly recommend.
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Rachel G.recommends
June 27, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Cozy Tipi Under Beautiful Skies
What an amazing experience! This was my first time using Hipcamp (also my first time staying in a tipi) & I was looking for a unique site after a week of camping at Grand Teton. This was the perfect finale to my camping trip! Eric & Brinn were super friendly, great with communication, & had everything all set up for me upon arrival. It was very relaxing & the view at sunset was gorgeous! Was too cloudy for stargazing but I have no doubt that would've been just as beautiful (especially with the large swing to lay down on). Only stayed one night but if if I'm ever passing through, will definitely stay here again.
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Judy W.recommends
June 27, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Our experience was great. Eric was sure we had everything we needed. His kindness was most welcome. The campsite was beautiful, clean an very well taken care of. We were especially grateful for the fence Eric has installed. It kept our littles rangled. We will definitely consider reserving again. We highly recommend this site. Thanks to Eric for being a great host.
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David B.recommends
June 27, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Amazing views. We loved the tipi. Definitely want to stay there again!
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Isaac L.recommends
June 21, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Cozy Campsite
Me and my brother came here to play some music in the woods and we had a good time! The entire campsite is set up really nice and has a good flow to it. The swing faces the sunset and it’s a great view.
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Matt H.recommends
June 16, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
It was a magical night! Very responsive hosts and accommodating. Everything was it excellent condition and clean. Secluded and beautiful. This was a stop over night en route to another destination, but my some wanted to stay. Really special location. <3
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Amy F.recommends
June 6, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Great for all weather
Well of course there had to be a bit of bad weather over our Memorial Day weekend stay, but the teepee kept us nice and warm while the wind wiped rain outside. This was our third stay and the site was great like always.
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Dusty L.recommends
May 26, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
This was such a beautiful peaceful place to stay. Completely private with an abundance of birds to watch and listen to. Multiple places to chill including a swing..a fire pit..the tipi..so much space to yourself. Would love to come back to spend some more time there. Great views of both sunset and sunrise over the different mountain ranges.
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Wendy T.recommends
May 16, 2022
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Extra Special!
Absolutely fantastic stay! It was a bit out of my way and really in the middle of farmland. But the surrounding mountains and the sunset and the privacy was just exceptional and well worth the drive! I also loved the outhouse and the water pump, everything is really well done. Plenty of firewood, water and the kids even left me a lovely hand drawn note. Highly recommend!
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Jenny G.recommends
October 15, 2021
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
The teepee was perfect! It was in a lovely, private setting that had everything we needed for an over-the-top glamping night out. We’ll definitely go back!
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Leah Rose F.recommends
September 30, 2021
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Definitely will go back!
This was an amazing retreat to stay at. I was headed to Salt Lake City and this location was a little out-of-the-way but it looked so good that I had to give it a try. I am so glad that I did! Everything was clean everything was nice. The TIpi was gorgeous the land was gorgeous! The toilet was clean. I had a great fire in the fire pit. I will definitely be back!
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Amy F.recommends
September 28, 2021
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
This was our second stay here, and it was just as great as the first time. The campsite is well maintained, and the hosts continually try to find ways to improve the spot. Recently, they added a nice little fence and some more solar lights. I definitely plan on coming back.
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Courtney H.recommends
September 19, 2021
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
We are already planning our next trip! Hosts were amazing and camp ground was absolutely beautiful. Would highly recommend!
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Eternity B.recommends
September 14, 2021
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
A place we’ll always remember
To preface: My boyfriend came to Utah from Southern Florida for the first time. This is something we had planned as [online] friends for 12 years previously. He had never seen mountains, canyons or even horses grazing in a pasture before. I’m so happy that after all these years of waiting, this is the place we get to look back on as our first memory near the place I grew up and live. It’ll will forever be such a sentimental place. ❤️ Though Utah has its own amazing camping spots, this one was so unique and close to home, only about 15 miles north of Utah off of I-15. Using the pin sent to me, it took us directly there with no issues. When you arrive you’ll be amazed at how much land and wildlife is around you. It felt like we were in a different yet peaceful world. It was really funny watching my dog have the time of his life chasing butterflies! The property has a fence around it and trees that somewhat cover you from the sun. I could really tell that the hosts wanted to create a place with multiple areas that created different experiences. Personally, the tipi was a great way connect with the beauty of such sacred Native American land in which it stands. It was nice having a fire area to sit around but also a swing on the other side to just look at the stars and unwind from life. They had a metal garbage can, well water, a small generator, bug repellent and other nice little touches like little string lights ready and waiting. Just be aware, this is a tipi so it will have a few bugs in it but most left once we had our flashlights on in there for an hour or so. I’m also sure I saw a raccoon plotting his next move on our food so alwsys put food in your car before calling it a night. The hosts were great and easy to communicate with. They seemed very happy to share this space with us! P.S. I’m so sorry my dog chewed on 2 of the fire skewer handles though (cuz all the millions of sticks weren’t enough for him apparently lol). So if you have a chewer, keep these safe before it’s too late!
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Amy F.recommends
August 29, 2021
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Absolute paradise
This place was absolute paradise! In all honesty it was the best campsite my husband and I have ever been to. The set up is perfect. Totally secluded surrounded by fields and mountains. The swing points directly toward the sunset and couldn’t be more picturesque. We were pleasantly surprised with all the little details the host thought of - tons of firewood, hot dog sticks, even a battery charger. We are already planning on coming back.
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Andrea F.recommends
August 26, 2021
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
We absolutely loved this place! The campfire area is excellent, the potty is clean, the water is fresh and cool, there’s even a charging station in the lovely tipi. Really neat spot and glad we got to come stay.
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Julia P.recommends
August 10, 2021
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Staying here was a great experience. It was a beautiful campsite and I loved the tipi. Eric was very responsive and communicated before and during the stay to make sure I had everything I needed. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to my friends.
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Rebecca S.recommends
August 7, 2021
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
A peaceful oasis
Meadow Springs Tipi is an absolute gem of a campsite. The tipi itself is stunning, clean, and comfortable while the site is immaculate. Beautiful cottonwoods provide shade and shelter, while the swings entertain and calm. The fire pit is fantastic with an endless supply of wood. Eric and Brinn were very responsive, friendly, and kind. We will be back!
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Elaina H.recommends
July 25, 2021
Meadow Springs Tipi and Campsite
Family friendly
Such a fantastic experience. Very easy camping, brought 4 kids ages 4, 5, 12, and 13. They had fun helping set up our campfire, seeing an outhouse in person lol and playing on the swing. It appealed to me for one, a cool experience for the kids to sleep in a tipi but then we didn’t have to set up a tent and were able to use our sleeping bags on the futons. Temperature was perfect, end of July, nice breeze and cooled down enough to sleep during the night. Only hiccup, not at all the host’s fault but there were more mosquitoes than we anticipated. Bug spray wasn’t strong enough so we’d have to wake up every couple of hours to reapply or bury our heads in the sleeping bags. Might have to try one of those electric devices but if that can be helpful information to prep adequately for future guests, thought that might be helpful information. Again such a lovely easy experience with children. Will be back for sure!
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