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Blackthorn Retreat

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Randolph, Kansas
101 acres hosted by Dave C.
4 lodging sites 路 6 RV/tent sites 路 3 tent sites
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Best in Kansas: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Family-friendly
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Dave is a Star Host
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The most unique feature of this property is that it was unaltered for the last 50 years. Purchased in 2015 by us 聽for use in outdoor skills instruction as Blackthorn-USA. In 2018 we developed Blackthorn Retreat as a private campground. Densely wooded and home to many animals this property is unlike any other place in the area. It was, and is, our intention to create campsites and usable space without the use of heavy equipment to maintain the natural setting and diverse wildlife habitat. While we are now altering the property, we are working with our land as opposed to forcing it to our will. Come see us. Adventure awaits!
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Randolph, Kansas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Dave C.Joined in June 2018
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155 ratings 路 129 reviews
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Janet L.recommends
September 19, 2023
Blackthorn Basecamp
Private clean and peaceful site
Nice private, peaceful property and friendly host. Interesting walking trails with things to see. Sent precise directions that took us directly to the exact spot.
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Dwight R.recommends
September 5, 2023
The Swing Camp
Camp and learn skills
Super cool property and the host is great! If you check in with Dave, he teaches skills that are great for young and old alike related to self-sufficiency and survival. Awesome stuff.
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Jack C.recommends
August 20, 2023
Gothic Pod 2
Hot weather. Cool pod.
There are so many cool places on the land, and it is amazing to see this nest of cedar trees out on the plains. The Gothic Pod was awesome, and the little air conditioner was able to handle a 112 degree day. I hiked all morning and spent the hot parts of the day indoors before going out by the fire at night. It was a good time, and Dave was a good host.
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Mike P.recommends
July 15, 2023
Bell Ravine
The tent was clean and set up, plenty of firewood available, overall a great place and a pleasant stay! Dave was helpful and nice. Would go again.
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Matt W.recommends
July 10, 2023
Gothic Pod 2
This place is Awesome! My wife and I rented Gothic Pod 2 for 5 days and 4 nights and it was great. We were just close enough to Dave's shop that his pets would come visit us. Echo (dog) is super sweet. She would just come hang out and lay at our side. She didn't beg for food or anything, just chill. There were kittens playing on the edges of the camp sight and they would come and and say hi every now and then. It was like a fairy tale. Usually when we go camping we stay in our tent and rough it a bit more, but this time we wanted a little more comfort. The pod that Dave built was perfect. We had shelter for the day that it rained and we had air conditioning when we would come back from exploring the property, and there is plenty to explore. The bathroom is a porta potty, but it was the cleanest one I've ever seen, so don't let that deter you from staying here. We had an amazing time and we're bringing the kids when we come back next year.
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Justin K.recommends
July 10, 2023
The Swing Camp
The swing camp was great - my kids loved it. Dave was very kind and helpful when we arrived and his land was a joy to explore. Will definitely go back.
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