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Creekside Acres / N. Manchester

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· North Manchester, Indiana
3 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
We moved to our 3 1/2 acre property in 2012 to escape town life and to enjoy a more simple family life. Nestled among the trees, our home is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy what God created - singing birds, fragrant flowers, colorful sunsets, gigantic ancient sycamores, and rushing creek waters. We're excited to share this beautiful area, especially the adorable shed and gardens we created for others to experience the peace of God. It's our hope that many will discover the tranquility we have come to appreciate here. Learn more about this land: The Shed Retreat is a sacred space for anyone looking to shed their worries, fears, and busy schedules. Once a home for goats located in a secluded area on our property, it is now a peaceful garden oasis among the trees for those seeking a break from the norm. Inside, you can enjoy a cozy and relaxing place to lounge or rest.  Outside, you can spend time around the fire pit, collect fresh eggs for breakfast, kayak on a nearby river, bike to local ice cream shops, or take a nap in a hammock.
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North Manchester, Indiana, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Kurt And Heidi S.Joined in September 2019
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30 ratings · 25 reviews
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Cassie S.recommends
October 16, 2022
The Shed Retreat
Goat Shed Goals
My husband and I absolutely loved our stay at The Shed! For an old goat shed, this place was amazing! Our hosts were quick to respond and answer any questions we had. It was so cozy and relaxing and everything we were hoping for to celebrate our 3rd anniversary! When we arrived, they had cozy robes & delicious welcome muffins, firewood & kindling stacked and ready to go, and the friendliest "welcome committee" of 3 lovable cats there to greet us. If you are looking for a quiet, cozy space with a few extra creature comforts to getaway and recharge, restore, or reconnect, then this is definitely worth looking into! 10/10 would recommend and will probably stay there again someday!
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Cathy P.recommends
October 12, 2022
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A Sweet Retreat!
My first HipCamp experience, and it was GREAT! The Shed was perfect for me, and my only regret is that I only booked 1 night. As they describe, The Shed is behind their garage, and secluded from the main house and the neighbors. I felt like I was in a sweet little cottage in the woods, with Adirondak chairs and a bench surrounding a fire pit, and 2 sweet kitties to welcome me and keep me company. (Cats aren't allowed in The Shed, so if you have allergies, no worries.) The Shed itself was just lovely, with a sitting area, Kuerig-type coffee machine (and so many choices of tea and coffee!), and a very comfortable bed. There's a curtained area in the corner if you decide you want to use the camp toilet in the room, rather than the outdoor camp toilet, which is just a few feet away from the entrance to The Shed. They had WiFi available in The Shed, and clear instructions on how to use it, as well as informatino about local places to visit if you want to go into town. I didn't meet Kurt and Heidi during my time there, but their texts were clear and friendly, and they seemed genuinely interested in providing warm and welcoming hospitality during my stay. I would definitely recommend The Shed for personal retreats, or just an overnight stay. I travel a lot between MN and PA, and finding a place like this to break up the trip was a real gift. I hope to be able to visit again, and I hope you gt to stay here too!
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Shayne M.recommends
September 25, 2022
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The shed was everything we expected and more. Kurt and Heidi were exceptional hosts kayaking on the hill River was awesome! We will definitely come back in the spring and spend more time! The only problem we had was it was too short!
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Lara F.recommends
August 4, 2022
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Fantastic
It was a perfect and unique experience for my husband’s and my getaway. We needed quiet and nature without the work of a tent and such. They had everything we needed and more available which allowed for some needed relaxation even for just one night stay. Also loved the nearby town feel with all the brick buildings and coffee shop!
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Jennifer M.recommends
July 25, 2022
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Wonderful, wonderful!!!
My college friend of 30 yrs and I stayed at Kurt & Heidi’s Shed Retreat for a girlfriend’s get-away weekend and had a fabulous time! The Shed Retreat is the most adorable place and has everything you need for an awesome “glamping” experience! It’s nestled on a beautiful, shady patch of land surrounded by gorgeous tall trees, singing birds, friendly farm cats, an awesome fire pit, woods, and a nearby creek. It is beautifully decorated inside with the nicest and most personal touches! The Shed is close to Kurt & Heidi’s residence, yet also very private. We stayed 2 nights and unfortunately, it rained a good bit of our time there, but the sun did come out for a few hours and Kurt & Heidi were very accommodating with helping us arrange a kayak trip down the nearby Eel River (which I would highly recommend, btw!) They are both very kind and gracious hosts…. My friend didn’t have the best shoes for the excursion, and Heidi was even kind enough to lend her a pair of hers! I would highly recommend this cute little place to anyone wanting a refreshing get-away in the great outdoors! :)
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Michal H.recommends
June 7, 2022
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Excellent retreat!
Great place to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. 30 min west of Fort Wayne. Easy drive to get there. Comfortable and cozy. Great place to soak up some greenery and not think about the world’s goings on
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Candelaria D.recommends
April 29, 2022
The Shed Retreat
Unique experience
My husband and I enjoyed the stay at Kurt and Heidi’s land. It was completely different. Being away from the city was much needed. It was a chance to reconnect as a couple and it was the perfect 30th birthday getaway for my husband. We made a campfire, Sat with two amazing kittens and took a walk in the creek. The river is perfect and a sweet reminder of what beauty nature holds. We had privacy yet Kurt and Heidi were available for any concerns or questions we had. Definitely plan on returning soon. And the chickens were great too! Thank you !
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Melissa D.recommends
December 8, 2021
The Shed Retreat
I was looking for a place to do a personal spiritual retreat, and Kurt and Heidi's place was exactly what I needed. I only wish I had been able to stay more than one night. Will definitely go back!
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Tanya Z.
November 14, 2021
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Cozy and Quaint
Loved the shed decor and over all cozy vibe! Chocolate cupcakes and hand written notes upon arrival were an added social touch that made the welcome to the Shed Retreat even sweeter. The bucket toilets were an interesting experience but props for a creative solution that doesn’t require extra plumbing ☺️ Overall a very enjoyable getaway weekend!
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Giuliana M.recommends
September 26, 2021
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We had a wonderful time! Kurt and Heidi were incredibly kind and hospitable. One of us were able to overcome a traumatic experience by going kayaking successful and Kurt was a great help in orchestrating the kayaking trip. Definitely recommend the shed!!
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Sarah D.recommends
July 29, 2021
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This was a great stay! Kurt and Heidi were very welcoming and friendly and the place was very cozy. We enjoyed a relaxing kayak trip, nice campfire and playing with the kittens. Having a toilet and shower as well as access to a kitchenette made it a very fancy glamping experience and there was a good amount of privacy considering it was just behind their garage. Thanks again! We had a great time!
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Rhonda S.recommends
July 8, 2021
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Peaceful Retreat
My husband and I enjoyed our stay at The Shed Retreat very much. It was a clean, comfortable, and relaxing space. The property and creek were beautiful. We took advantage of the bicycles, and rode into town one day. Would also recommend kayaking on the Eel River, which we thoroughly enjoyed. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful escape, this is it.
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Michael M.recommends
June 10, 2021
The Shed Retreat
Relaxing
It was very nice and quiet we really enjoyed the animals and definitely recommend taking the kayaks out very beautiful and fun .. there hospitality is top and am looking forward to returning in the future… thank you again for a wonderful stay
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Angela H.recommends
May 24, 2021
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A Perfect Place to Relax
The Shed Retreat exceeded all expectations for a quiet, peaceful retreat to clear our minds and renew our spirits. Working in healthcare and with young children, life can become loud, busy, and chaotic, and we were wanting a place to rest our heads away from the busyness of the world. When we arrived, we received a friendly welcome from the hosts. The shed was quaint and clean, readied for us with A/C on, coffee in stock, and delicious brownies baked. We enjoyed the fresh around surrounding us, walking path to the water, multiple outdoor seating areas, and fire pit with plentiful wood. The roaming, friendly cats and baby kittens were added bonuses to keep us entertained! The hospitality extended by the hosts was refreshing as well: ensuring that we had what we needed and extending invitations to help make our stay even better. We are excited to come back another time to continue to adventure in this perfect place of peace!
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Gloria S.recommends
May 18, 2021
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Relaxing and romantic
We were only there for 2 night but it was quiet and relaxing and romantic. The town is so beautiful and everyone was so friendly. Kurt and Heidi are amazing hosts. We are looking forward to planning more trips to North Manchester and to The Shed Retreat.
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Megan Q.recommends
December 1, 2020
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My stay at the Shed Retreat was everything I had hoped for and more. I stayed in the shed after Thanksgiving and was pleasantly surprised with how warm and cozy the shed was. I took a bike ride into town, enjoyed spending time by the river, and built multiple fires. Kurt and Heidi were welcoming and made my stay comfortable with thoughtful treats throughout my stay. I truly enjoyed my stay and hope to stay again.
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Rylie P.recommends
October 21, 2020
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So cute!
I loved every second of my stay away from home! It was peacful and beautiful! And i LOVED the kitties! They greet you and love scritches and snuggles. The atmosphere of the Shed retreat is amazing and i would absolutely stay again!
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Darla S.recommends
October 9, 2020
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My stay was very peaceful. I felt very safe as I stayed there alone.
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Kathy H.recommends
October 5, 2020
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Quiet, relaxing, peaceful
Quiet and cozy. Great for a couple to “Glamp”. Private enclosed outdoor shower. Offers outside activities, but was raining during our stay. We highly recommend and will go back again sometime .
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Pamela B.recommends
September 13, 2020
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The Shed Retreat is so fantastic! The pictures on here do it no justice! The amount of details the hosts have put into this were amazing and so thoughtful! It is perfect for anyone who likes the idea of camping with modern amenities! Thank you again Kurt and Heidi for sharing this lovely retreat with us!
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Francesca S.recommends
August 31, 2020
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Awesome!
My boyfriend and i stayed here for a weekend and we absolutely loved it !!! Even cuter than the pictures!! Kurt and Heidi were extremely inviting and made everything really easy. I would definitely recommend this retreat to a friend, in fact i already did 🤗
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Nicole G.recommends
August 28, 2020
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Beautiful, quiet spot! Loved the chickens and kitties.
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Donna L.recommends
August 19, 2020
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Don't hesitate to stay at this beautiful retreat! This was my 2nd visit and it was even better than the first. You cannot beat the price for a place with so much to offer.
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Donna L.recommends
August 11, 2020
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100% recommend
The Shed is an absolutely unique and unforgettable experience! The house is so pretty, it has high ceilings and feels very spacious and there are so many beautiful places to sit around the property. The cats and chickens are a highlight. Worth mentioning, it felt completely private and the value is unbeatable! The hosts went above and beyond to make our stay the best!!
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Ali H.recommends
July 30, 2020
The Shed Retreat
Surpasses expectations. Beautiful.
The Shed Retreat was absolutely stunning! My girlfriend and I went for my birthday and our anniversary. It is such a cute place with all the privacy you could ask for. It is perfect for anyone who wants some down time. There is a lot to do in the area including hiking, fishing, and the hosts offer kayaking themselves! Fresh eggs in the morning from the chickens, cuddles with the kittens, and welcoming personalities from Heidi and Kurt made our stay perfect. I will be recommending this to everyone!
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