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Camp Stonewood Ranch

· Fife Lake, Kalkaska, Michigan
40 acres hosted by Julia Z.
3 tent sites
Originally Stonewood was a working farm, supporting a family a hundred years ago. Eventually, there was a Christmas Tree Farm on the property, then it was sold off and used for a hunting camp. That was when the little stone cabin was completely refurbished and a beautiful log addition was added. There are still remnants of the original barns and silo out in the pasture. Today it is a permanent residence again, with the intent of sharing the land and the animals with folks who need the therapy of the peace and quiet along with the animals. If you choose to come for a stay, you will be helping to support a program that will benefit our veterans and first responders.The sky here is so clear you feel like you can reach up and touch the stars. When you camp in the tall pines, they block the wind at the bottom where you are so there's no blowing your tent around, yet you can see the trees swaying and hear the breeze. You will be surrounded by the night sounds, peepers and crickets to sing you to sleep along with the bass of the bullfrog and lately an owl has taken up residence and will come to visit and call to you during the night. If you're lucky, you could catch a glimpse of the young porcupine who have been spotted in the woods recently. They're shy, so you won't be bothered by them but they will sit high in the trees and chatter to you. Also, check out the other listings here at Camp Stonewood Ranch if a tipi would be something to peak your interest! A ten foot tipi stands in the forest, waiting for someone to come and enjoy a unique experience. You are within 30 miles of Grayling, Cadillac and Traverse City where there is always something doing, from festivals to wineries, horse shows on a grand scale to kayaking on the Manistee.  Stonewood is just 10 miles outside of Kalkaska to the north and Fife Lake to the southwest. The Shore to shore trail is within minutes of the camp, and the North country trail is less then 10 miles away. The Manistee River is within 3 miles where the local canoe livery has everything from canoes to kayaks to inflatables for rent and they will take you up river as far as you would like, and your trip will end there within 3 miles from Camp Stonewood.
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Fife Lake, Kalkaska, Michigan, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Odawa First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Julia Z.Joined in August 2017
81 ratings · 67 reviews
Ashden S.recommends
August 19, 2023
Camp Stonewood Ranch
Camping in the woods
Great place to truly get away. Julia was a great and welcoming host, and even showed us around her property. The stars at night were so clear, and the campsites were spacious. Loved all the animals on the property as well! Would definitely come again, and recommend.
Amber B.recommends
October 24, 2022
Camp Stonewood Ranch
Secluded and beautiful
We camped on Julia's land for 3 nights for our fall camping trip.. It was our first time using hipcamp. Communication with Julia was great and the site was just as nice and secluded as we expected.. Would recommended her and her beautiful property for all those that love camping
Kevin V.recommends
October 3, 2022
Little Bear Tipi
Teepee Stay!
My wife and I had a great time at Julia’s location. It was close enough to nearby cities and far enough away from most things to be an ideal location!
Laura G.recommends
September 13, 2022
Camp Stonewood Ranch
We loved staying at Camp Stonewood Ranch. The place was very peaceful and private. Great views of the night sky. Julia was very sweet and helpful.
Quinn S.recommends
August 15, 2022
Camp Stonewood Ranch
I’ve stayed here twice now, and I’ve had a great experience both times. Julia is responsive and keeps the sites in great shape.
Russell D.recommends
July 31, 2022
Little Bear Tipi
Private spot, quiet and terrible cell service (which I was excited about!!!) The grass around the site was longer than I prefer but really not a problem, I just don’t care to think about ticks (in transparency I didn’t see any.) it was great to hike the property and feel secluded. I was fortunate enough to have a clear starry sky, looking at stars out the top of the teepee was cool!! I would definitely stay here again.
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