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Maple Valley Farm

· Empire, Leelanau, Michigan
140 acres hosted by Robert L.
3 RV/tent sites
70 acres of Maple forest 50 acre cherry 🍒 orchard . Mile's of trails. Minutes from Empire Bluffs. Empire Beach. ALSO Sleeping Bear Dunes is 12 minutes ride. So much more... Iron Man route is minutes from site. Rolling paved roads for biking.......................................................This valley setting includes Apple and cherry orchard surrounding. 3 miles to lake Michigan ⛱️. Property has 5 miles of trails to walk and bike. Sleeping Bear Dunes only 9 miles from site. Many more activities available. Great location to train for Ironman. Last year we accommodate two teams. We also have an outdoor shower
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8 ratings · 6 reviews
Jeffrey D.recommends
September 1, 2023
Maple Valley Farms
Very few amenities, but who cares. The solitude and serenity was amazing. Close to Sleeping Bear Dunes and a short drive to Traverse City. It was the last of four different camping destinations spread over ten days. What a relaxing spot to unwind before heading back to work. We will definitely return.
Stephanie R.recommends
August 13, 2023
Maple Valley Farms
Robert was very responsive: property very quiet. We enjoyed our camping experience.
Karelyn M.doesn't recommend
May 29, 2023
Maple Valley Farms
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Pros: Freedom to roam and camp wherever, power outlets and extension cords, nice porta john, very quiet, lots of birds, private, gorgeous convenient farm setting close to SBD. Owner is nice! Cons: The site was not really designed for campers. There was no working shower most of the time even tho it was advertised. You’ll have to build your own firepit, and be careful of the debris around the barn area (we stayed near the silo/pole barn). Had to detach a high powered sprinkler to get potable water. The price seemed high for what it was.
Jill V.recommends
August 23, 2022
Maple Valley Farms
Peaceful private camping
We loved Robert’s expansive tranquil property. This was camping at its best- very private yet close to the Lakeshore and dunes. We rode bikes to the beautiful local beach for great swimming in turquoise water, and to hiking. Robert was an excellent host!
Aaron P.recommends
August 7, 2022
Maple Valley Farms
Preferred over campground
Lots of woods to explore. Portalet was clean…functioning heated shower, nearby popular attractions like Cherry Bowl, Empire Beach, the dunes and Traverse City. Plenty of space to set up a tent and build a fire in shaded areas or fielded areas. Host was very friendly, accommodating and professional.
Michelle S.
July 4, 2022
Maple Valley Farms
Good rustic option at a high price
Overall we enjoyed our stay. It’s very quiet with very little interaction with others. Being close to an orchard is awesome. Person greeting us and on property a few times was very kind. The part I wasn’t as impressed with was the description and price compared to what we encountered. I think if you have an rv and can hook up, the cost is fine. We were tent camping and our option for water was a duel spigot attached to a RV. There was a port-o-john. The shower was outside with no privacy. There was an electric outlet near the shower outside if we really needed to use (we did without) The camp areas were along what looked like grass “roads” to their orchard areas. We were able to build a fire wherever and had privacy from a couple other campers we saw. Based on the description and price I thought we’d have a little better access to electric and water. I wouldn’t say any area we were near was flat except the one spot we were able to get our small tent on. That was fine, but camp chairs etc were all on an angle. I am being detailed so others know what to expect if camping. I think it’s a very decent rustic site super close to the dunes which is fantastic. I could have been a little better prepared had I read a review like this. And also consider the cost I paid for the site. I think about $30 a night would be more fair for what you get.
Empire, Leelanau, Michigan, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Odawa First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Robert L.Joined in May 2022
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