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The Light Center

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· Baldwin City, Franklin, Kansas
95 acres hosted by Susan T.
4 lodging sites · 4 tent sites
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Creature comforts
Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Family-friendly
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Susan is a Star Host
Star Hosts are highly rated, responsive, and committed to providing incredible experiences.
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. 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
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Hosted by Susan T.Joined in August 2015
Response rate: 100%
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333 ratings · 201 reviews
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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.
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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
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Josh R.recommends
December 15, 2023
Sunlight Room in the Barn
Great getaway, very friendly hosts! Lots of land to explore.
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Rachel H.recommends
December 13, 2023
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It was amazing! We had 11 people and most were kids! they had all we needed!
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Ani Z.recommends
November 26, 2023
The Redtail Yurt
Very welcoming person to work with. Flexible and communication was great.
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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.
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