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Blackthorn Retreat
97 reviews
· Kansas
101 acres
12 sites
3 Lodging
6 RV/Tent
3 Tent
The most unique feature of this property is that it was unaltered for the last 50 years. Purchased in 2015 by us  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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Kansas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Dave C.Joined in June 2018
116 ratings · 97 reviews
Melissa M.recommends
September 19, 2022
The Gothic Pod
I enjoyed my stay at the Gothic Pod and recommend it to anyone wanting an easy getaway. Dave is a knowledgeable and welcoming host and has created a space for others to relax, recharge, and to learn. There is plenty to keep a person busy, from young to old, and the pod is clean and comfortable. It even has AC, which was wonderful for the heat of September. I especially enjoyed cooking up some dinner by the campfire, sitting in the hammock chairs under the tree, and taking a class from Dave on emergency survival skills and using the emergency kit that I carry when I hike. Thank you Dave!
Ashley F.recommends
September 15, 2022
Blackthorn Basecamp
It was wonderful tent camping on Dave's land, it was beautiful. Charging station was a huge plus and the night skies were to die for. Thank you so much!
Marissa M.recommends
September 12, 2022
The Swing Camp
The Swing Camp
Great place to camp and we loved the swing. Our Host, Dave, was super helpful and friendly. Happy we got to spend Labor Day Weekend out there!
Tracy J.recommends
September 8, 2022
Gothic Pod 2
Beautiful spot & nice hosts!!
The Blackthorne gothic pod was a really cool stay! Dave met me upon arrival and was super helpful getting me situated! The land is beautiful and they’re doing some really cool things with survival skills training for the community. The pod itself was surprisingly spacious- and had many extras- like A/C, a fridge and microwave and a very comfortable bed. There was a fire pit and complimentary firewood right outside my door with a great porch to hang out on as well! Their dog echo kept me company under the stars! I’d highly recommend! Really kind people & a beautiful spot! Walked to nearby the river in the morning with my cup of coffee and saw so many birds! So peaceful- and fun to see all the projects (like their horno and structures)!
Brenna P.recommends
September 5, 2022
Bell Ravine
Everything was above what we expected
Amber B.recommends
September 5, 2022
The Gothic Pod
We loved our stay at Gothic Pod and Gothic Pod 2. Beautiful set up, cozy and quaint. Dave was so friendly and welcoming. The property is very pretty, lots to explore and enjoy. Very clean portable restroom and the outdoor shower was so nice to use after a day of off road riding at Tuttle Creek ORV.
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