1 / 111

Retreat Center Campsites

· Fennville, Allegan, Michigan
20 acres hosted by Sandra H.
1 lodging site · 1 RV/tent site · 2 tent sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
The Retreat Campsites are situated on land owned by the Red Spirit Retreat Center. The beautiful wooded land is perfect for walking in. The stars are like brilliant diamonds, and in mid June the fireflies float up from the prairie into the trees by the hundreds. It is pretty quiet except for the birds and the bullfrogs and your own crackling campfire. In the spring the fruit trees can be seen blooming across the fields. Straw is grown on the neighbor's farm and cut and baled midsummer. The farm buildings are off in the distance but have gleaming white buildings and silver silos. Guests may walk wherever they like on trails or bushwhack through the forests of the Red Spirit Retreat Center. Each campsite is unique and pretty private. While you may see other campers you probably can't hear them as they are about half a city block away through the trees. Staying at the Country Dome Home is an amazing experience. Located on a hill at the top of the prairie, the view of farms and forests is spectacular. To enjoy the view, the front window is 8 feet tall and 11 feet wide. The 12 foot ceiling enlarges the room tremendously. There is an awesome feeling of spaciousness. On a warm day 8 foot wide by 3 foot high screens can be opened up to let and with the screen door to let breezes blow through. The solar fan then pulls the heat right out of the roof. Outside there is a patio sail providing shade. A lovely dinner can be cooked on a propane griddle while watching the view. Refurbished Jordan Brown Tamiami table and chairs and a chaise lounge provide comfortable seating. Deck chairs are out on the front deck as well. Sitting around the campfire is a great way to end the day. About 9 pm hundreds or thousands of fireflies slowly make their way to the tops of the huge trees and the stars start to twinkle as the sun sets. The birds, crickets, and bullfrogs gradually quiet down, lulling you to sleep in the most comfortable bed in the world. You feel at one with nature.. Stay at the dome in the fall or early spring and the wood stove will keep you toasty warm on chilly nights. Three rustic campsites with their own personalities are also on the land but hidden by trees. The Frog Pond Campsite is a in a sylvan glade next to the pond and creek, with parking immediately next to the campsite. The Edges and Deep Forest Campsites are both larger campsites that are located inside the forest near the Prairie. These sites are separated far enough apart to allow for a very private feeling. Each campsite has parking space very close by. All campsites have their own private composting toilets, fire pits, one bundle of wood, sanitary spray, toilet paper, and at least three gallons of water. At the Deer Blind more wood is available at the Deer Blind for $10 per bundle with Venmo or PayPal. There are two yoga mats, frisbees, bubbles, and a corn hole game for borrowing. You may request a one night stay, but it is dependent upon my availability to clean in between guests. We hope that our guests have a truly beautiful, quiet, and relaxing stay.
Natural features
River, stream, or creek
Select a site
Filter by
Loading sites...
99 ratings · 69 reviews
Mary B.recommends
October 1, 2023
Deep Forest Campsite
Deep Forest
Very clean, peaceful and relaxing. Just one night but we slept so well and the host was very responsive.
Jena S.recommends
September 23, 2023
The Edges
Perfect Forest Hideaway
This place was everything we were looking for! We were the only campers, so it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. The host check in and dropped of firewood when we arrived and was great! Loved the trail (spotted a ghost pipe plant!), having water and firewood easily accessible was perfect, and the compositing toilet was better than I expected. It was peaceful and beautiful and we plan to come back!
Suzanne W.recommends
September 18, 2023
Deep Forest Campsite
We loved the privacy and wooded site. We bought amazing focaccia from Sophie and a delicious pie from Karen. Sandra was awesome. Definitely would visit again.
Colleen D.recommends
September 10, 2023
The Edges
Sleep amongst the trees! This site is in the woods but you can see the large meadow just a few yards away. Quiet and peaceful.
Lisa M.
September 9, 2023
The Frog Pond Campsite
Good value
Oerall we enjoyed the Red Spirit Retreat Center. The out door shower was very nice, and the homemade pie was a nice touch as well. The frog pond site was very quaint and we enjoyed the wooded feel. However, although they mentioned poison ivy in the woods (if you chose to explore) there was a lot of poison ivy right at the campsite. I feel it necessary to at least clear this area. It would have been more pleasant if the composting toilet tent was moved a bit further away from the campfire. There is plenty of room to do this. Unfortunately the last night we were there, other campers had left the property, and their composting toilet tents were full with the flaps opened (I guess to air out?) Anyway there was a foul smell the last night that seemed to be from this. Other than that it was a nice, quiet, private place to camp for a few days.
Sarah D.recommends
September 2, 2023
Deep Forest Campsite
Exactly as described - quiet and peaceful, but easy access to nearby amenities. Everything was set up and ready, unfortunately I had to leave early as I wasn’t feeling well. Would definitely recommend for beginner campers like myself!
Fennville, Allegan, Michigan, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Peoria and Bodwéwadmi (Potawatomi) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Sandra H.Joined in July 2018
Things to do nearby
More camping spots nearby
Campers also viewed...

Safety at Hipcamp

Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Inclusion Policy
Hipcamp Hand

Safety partners

Recreate Responsibly

About us

Hipcamp is the most comprehensive resource for beautiful private campsites.

Discover and reserve tent camping, RV parks, cabins, treehouses, and glamping.

Download the Hipcamp App

Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future.