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Mountain Magic

· Naubinway, Mackinac, Michigan
Hosted by Kellie N.
4 lodging sites · 4 RV/tent sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Mountain Magic was purchased 10 years ago to begin an off-grid dream for self-reliant Wilderness Survivalist Kellie Nightlinger of Naked and Afraid fame. Kellie is the top-ranked female survivalist in the world as voted on thetoptens.com/survivalexpertskellienightlinger. Kellie teaches wilderness survival and is building her own log cabin on adjacent property to the HipCamp site. Kellie and her new life-partner Rich would be available to teach Survival and off-grid skills to campers schedule permitting. Kellie searched for the perfect off-grid property for 8 years before buying Mountain Magic. The property is steep mountainous terrain with in hiking distance of the Continental Divide Trail. The property is one of the few properties near the trail as one would traverse from the Canadian border in a sourtherly hike or bike or ride before reaching the second paved road transecting the Continental Divide Trail south of the Canadian Border. There are often Elk, Mule Deer, and occasionally White Tail Deer, Mountain Lion, Black Bear and once in a blue moon a Grizzly Bear on the property. Mountain Magic has a great view down a Long valley leading to the Rocky Mountain Front and the Great Plains. The property is situated between 5400-6000’ in elevation. Mountain Magic can be accessed in non-snowy conditions via a private back-County road that switchbacks up the mountainsides from a paved State Highway. In months with snow this off-grid gem can be accessed via snowshoe, AT Skis, Telemark Skis, Snow Cat, or Snowmobile. Transportation may be available by Kellie or Rich depending upon schedule. Mountain Magic is located behind a private gate. Kellie’s log cabin build is now being completed by The Kellie and Rich Team. Cabin amenities available to HipCampers are up for negotiation and consideration. Some possible amenities provided to HipCampers could be drinking water, campfire wood, cooking campifire greats, other camping gear including but not limited to an all inclusive gear package with tent and sleep systems and cooking systems or Camp Hammock set up. The entire camp could also be set up in advance of a HipCampers arrival upon schedule and negotiation agreement. This is an off-grid paradise with Trout Fishing available 1/2 hour away. The mountains are calling; what are you waiting for? A work-Camp trade can also be a possibility.
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Naubinway, Mackinac, Michigan, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Odawa, and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Kellie N.Joined in November 2017
Response rate: 60%Response time: Within 13 hours
49 ratings · 35 reviews
Alexandra S.recommends
October 3, 2023
Site 2 - Lake MI HammockHang Pup Tent
Beautiful amazing space, the grassy site for tents we preferred but Kellie is pretty awesome and offers shed campers to set up in the field. Super secluded and lovely
Anna N.recommends
September 12, 2023
Site 2 - Lake MI HammockHang Pup Tent
I loved camping in this spot! You can’t see any of the other camp sites because there are woods on three sides and the lake on the other side. Falling asleep to the sounds of the night and the lake was sooooo peaceful :-) I definitely intend to come back to this one. It’s affordable and out of the way enough that no one bothers you
Deborah J.recommends
July 8, 2023
Lake MI HammockHang Pup Tent
Really peaceful location. I wound up having the whole place to myself and felt safe and at peace
Chelsea D.recommends
July 6, 2023
Lake MI HammockHang Pup Tent
Glamping and beach bonfire
Kellie was a wonderful host/owner . When we arrived we found multiple sites to choose from on a lovely grassy stretch with a clear stream. Across the road and just down a bit ( walking distance) was a private access dock leading to a small bonfire pit and chair directly on the shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. We upgraded our stay effortlessly to the new yurt/bell tent on her property which took our stay from good to even better glamping . Our experience was warm and welcoming. Even the camp host was able to answer a few questions and greet us on our arrival. The lawn is a shared guest space with approximately 5 different camping sites . You are able to move the fire rings at your will and create a really personal camp zone. Property is situated only 5 to 10 minutes away from other wonderful beaches/parks and general stores in the area as well.
Anoop R.doesn't recommend
July 2, 2023
EpoufettePlace of Rest RV Tent Camp
Will not recomend. scam.
very bad experience , the place is poorly maintained. full of weed and grass too many mosquitoes we had to look for other camp ground and move as this place was not at all comfortable . the host doesnot even answer to calls and or messages .
Caleb P.doesn't recommend
June 26, 2023
Lake MI HammockHang Pup Tent
Very misleading
Overall one of the most deceitful descriptions ever. Description has kayaking and canoe included with the camping-it’s not you have to pay her separately. Description makes the property sound nice but when you get there it’s very over grown with grass and weeds almost to your chest. Many tripping hazards. Was not happy, was charged separately for firewood which was soaked and not where I thought it was. The outhouse was inaccessible and the host refused to refund all of my hard earned money for this jungle. No ladder off the dock, had to climb down to the beach. Got my car stuck with the angle I had to park at due to the lady down the road “just being this way” calling my car into road commission and complaining. There’s not even room for a car there and if there is it better not sit low or you’ll get stuck. Host refused full refund cause “we could have camped at the other site” that’s not what I paid for. The hosts neighbor told us where to go as the description was very vague… even warned us it’s rough.
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