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The Light Center

· Baldwin City, Franklin, Kansas
95 acres hosted by Susan T.
3 lodging sites · 7 tent sites
Best in Kansas: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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The Light Center is a 95 acre natural sanctuary nestled in a wooded creek valley amidst the farm land of Kansas. • We have a refinished community 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 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 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 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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362 ratings · 227 reviews
Aby R.recommends
July 3, 2024
Sunlight Room in the Barn
absolutely beautiful! you can tell they put SOO much effort into this! it was relaxing, TONS of places to explore. Such a breath of fresh air!
Lisa M.recommends
June 29, 2024
Beside the Barn 1, park & camp
This place was perfect. Quiet, nurturing, relaxing, friendly. Definitely a special place to visit! Would for sure come here again.
Danny G.recommends
June 28, 2024
Beside the Barn 3, park & camp
Stop and stay here
Although I didn't spend a whole lot of time exploring the Light Center's outdoor areas, what time I did I enjoyed very much. There are several trail options to explore, helping to immerse yourself in the woods around. I spent three nights at one of the "Roughing-it" sites and would very willingly return. Although the area was under a heat advisory while I was there, I felt lucky to have the common area in the barn to find relief and air conditioning. Showers and an open kitchen are also appreciated.
Jonathan P.recommends
June 23, 2024
The Redtail Yurt
We called short notes, and Susan welcomed, and made Because it was getting dark. We walked back to where we stayed then you walk into this beautiful spot we stayed at ,and fell in love. It was VERY private!!! I would definitely do it again.
Brock B.recommends
June 17, 2024
Beside the Barn 3, park & camp
The place to me in my humble opinion is a very tranquil place for people to come and unwind and just soak in the nature the place has to offer … you can go on hikes ,see the goats and the wonderful garden they have on the property that is offered to guest that stay … have a barn where people gather and cook there also as well .. the history of the barn they have pictures and story’s abt the process of renovations and restoration is Susan is a very welcoming person who make ya feel right at home .. I highly recommend the place …
Travis K.recommends
June 14, 2024
The Redtail Yurt
Susan is so accommodating and the grounds are beautiful. Would recommend.
Baldwin City, Franklin, Kansas, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Washtáge Moⁿzháⁿ (Kaw / Kansa), 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), Jíwere–Ñút’achi Máyaⁿ (Otoe-Missouria), 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: 80%Response time: Within 9 hours
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