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The Light Center

· Baldwin City, Franklin, Kansas
95 acres hosted by Susan T.
3 lodging sites · 4 tent sites
Susan is a Star Host
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Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Best in Kansas: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
The Light Center is a 95 acre natural sanctuary nestled in a wooded valley amidst the farm land of Kansas. We have a refinished barn with two private rooms and a community kitchen, a 30ft Pacific Yurt and lots of great places to camp. If you're just driving through or want an 'easy' camping experience with wifi, pitch your tent in the spacious yard around the barn. We also have lots of places to hike to and several wonderful remote camping spots. Choose from hiking out to camp near the large creek that winds through our land, gathering with friends in a meadow or tucking into a spot in the woods with a beautiful view of the Kansas plains. Out here, on a clear night, you can see all of the stars. We also are an organic sustainable farm, providing natural sacred spaces for hiking and camping. We welcome peaceful camping for people with reverence for the land and all beings. We have goats, free-range chickens, guinea hens, dogs and cats. For the safety of our livestock and other guests, we do require visitors to keep their dogs on a leash at all times. The Light Center is a retreat center serving as a beacon, lighting the way into a vibrant future. We are creating new paths into the future with open hearts. We offer events, celebrations and ceremonies about harmonizing with the earth and inspiring personal, local and global connections. We provide a safe space to nurture and inspire spiritual growth and empower youth.
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338 ratings · 205 reviews
Stephanie W.recommends
March 18, 2024
Sunlight Room in the Barn
Beautiful ❤️ Harmony
I loved it. We chose to stay in the barn and it was a very welcoming, relaxing and cozy space! Susan is such a wonderful host and the Light Center didn't have the super rigid structure that other short-term rental spaces have. This really allowed us to just relax and enjoy our time there as opposed to worrying about all the minor details. We loved it all. We really appreciated the expansive land for walking/hiking and enjoyed all the outdoor spaces even though we didn't have time to use them. Lastly, there are some lovely farm animals we could connect with. I plan to volunteer here in the near future to support what is being offered.
Lindsey S.recommends
March 12, 2024
Moonlight Room in The Barn
Peaceful and Needed
What an absolutely incredible place! Deeply restorative for the mind, Body, and Soul. The humanity in which this whole center is founded on is truly something that we all need. Much much Love 💞🪷
Claudia M.recommends
March 8, 2024
The Redtail Yurt
Yurt experience
We really enjoyed the Light Center's energy and care during our stay. The Redtail Yurt was well appointed and Susan is a very responsive and welcoming host!
Christopher O.recommends
February 25, 2024
Moonlight Room in The Barn
Relaxing week getaway
Sarah's directions to the place were superb, ensuring a smooth journey despite the limited cellular service in the area. I highly recommend using GPS-enabled maps when navigating to Sarah's place to avoid any potential hiccups. Upon arrival, the old barn greeted us with its charming ambiance. The wood-burning stove added a cozy warmth to the rustic country setting, providing the perfect retreat for my daughter and me. Even just a day spent there was enough to reset and rejuvenate, thanks to the tranquil atmosphere. Despite its peaceful surroundings, Sarah's place isn't too far from Kansas City, making it an easily accessible getaway. Overall, our visit was truly memorable!
Jeff L.recommends
February 23, 2024
Site 1 - A Walk-in Campsite
We pitched a tent for one night on a road trip; would have loved spending more time exploring what seems to be a very charming property. Met some lovely people, but also felt like we had our privacy. Communication was great and directions clear. Very quiet night as far as the kinds of sounds we want to escape - traffic, rude neighbors, etc. Plenty of rural ambience, though - coyotes, owls, farm animals - which we don't mind! but just a head-up.
Robert E.doesn't recommend
January 5, 2024
Site 4 - Ruffing-it Campsite
i think the people were very accomadting and polite. however i left due to not feeling safe
Baldwin City, Franklin, Kansas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Washtáge Moⁿzháⁿ (Kaw / Kansa), 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Kaskaskia, and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Susan T.Joined in August 2015
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
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