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The Light Center

· Baldwin City, Franklin, Kansas
95 acres hosted by Susan T.
4 lodging sites · 4 tent sites
Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Best in Kansas: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Susan is a Star Host
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The Light Center is a 95 acre natural sanctuary nestled in a wooded valley amidst the farm land of Kansas. It offers a 30ft Pacific Yurt, a 12ft Pacific Yurt for campers, lots of remote, private space in the woods for respectful off-grid camping and a well rehabilitated 125 year old barn that offers a dormitory-style loft and private rooms. We offer all levels of camping from easy beginners to those that want to rough it in the wild. Our space serves as a spiritual retreat center and so we welcome peaceful camping for people with reverence for the land and all beings. We also have goats, chickens, guinea hens, dogs and cats. There is a large creek that winds throughout the land and goes up and down with rainfall, determining how easy the access will be to the backpacking acreage. The Light Center is a beacon lighting the way into a vibrant future. Harmonizing with the earth, inspiring personal, local and global connection. Providing safe space for spiritual growth and healing, and empowering youth. We are a retreat center, an organic sustainable farm, providing natural sacred spaces for hiking and camping, celebrations and ceremonies. Creating new paths into the future with open hearts
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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 2 hours
327 ratings · 197 reviews
Ani Z.recommends
November 26, 2023
The Redtail Yurt
Very welcoming person to work with. Flexible and communication was great.
Javier B.recommends
November 19, 2023
The Redtail Yurt
They were very hospitable and kind. They didn't miss a beat with any and all requests. We really enjoyed our time there and look forward to going again.
Elizabeth C.recommends
October 22, 2023
The Redtail Yurt
Great lodging, was really nice to be amongst the trees
I'm P.recommends
October 19, 2023
The Redtail Yurt
A wonderful time and space to reconnect. A great space, moment for us, and very kind host.
Shawn S.recommends
October 16, 2023
The Redtail Yurt
Yurt Up!
My family and I enjoyed our stay in the Red Tail Yurt. The yurt itself is well furnished, quaint and roomy - bigger than I thought it would be. The location is great will nice trails meandering around the land. We saw deer and many red tail hawks among other things. The fire pit worked well for warmth and for cooking dinner and breakfast. We will visit again soon!
Aaron L.recommends
October 9, 2023
Site 1 - A Walk-in Campsite
A very nice space with very kind people. The tent camping area wasn't very clearly marked, which threw us off a bit, and there was almost no cell service, but ultimately it was great!
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