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· Altura, Winona, Minnesota
14 acres hosted by Chelsi L.
8 lodging sites
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Aefintyr is a campground located on Whiskey Hill in the Whitewater River Valley near the town of Elba, MN. The land was used for personal recreation for several years. I've spent countless hours hiking and enjoying observing the seasons, plants, fungus and animals. The vision of a campground was inspired by many camping and backcountry spots throughout the United States, all of the amazing things in the woods, the beautiful blufftop valley views, proximity to a multitude of outdoor activities and adventures. Camps are spacious, secluded and designed to immerse guests in the surrounding woodland.
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16 ratings · 12 reviews
Jane S.recommends
July 2, 2024
Bell Tent Rustic Hike-in - Quercus
Wilderness magic with amenities :)
We loved the setting! Beautifully set up, secluded sites with proper glamping amenities that keep it comfortable yet rustic. Chelsi was great to work with - very prompt in responding, sharing helpful information about the area, answering questions, and very accommodating. Our group stayed at the Quercus, Carya and Celtis sites and really enjoyed our time at Aefintyr. The hike up could be called challenging, but it's not too long and definitely makes the experience more authentic :). We had two 3-year olds along with older kids, and they all fared quite well up and down the bluff. Despite the (convenient) proximity to the town, the sites feel like they are in the middle of the wilderness - the fireflies, the birds, the star-studded sky at night, and the sounds of animals all around are what made this trip truly special for us. It's a quick drive to the Whitewater State Park from there, and the absence of mosquitoes is a huge plus!
Kathryn B.recommends
June 23, 2024
Bell Tent Rustic Hike-in - Carya
Chelsi was a great host. She always got back to messages quickly and kindly. Her space here is very unique and we very much enjoyed our time here. She’s not kidding when she says for the hike-in sites to pack light and it’s not for the weak hearted. It’s a pretty steep about 10 minute rocky incline up to the camp sites. But once you’re up there it’s such a cool place. Little trails to wonder through, star gazing over the corn fields, lots of privacy between sites and really just feeling submersed in nature with some creature comforts like a mattress and sheets waiting for you. Bugs honestly weren’t that bad even with heavy rain a couple days. And the showers down at the base of the hill was very nice after hiking all day or to freshen up. Overall very cool experience and would recommend if looking for an alternative to big campgrounds and a good blend of glamping and off grid camping.
Jacqueline S.recommends
June 17, 2024
Bell Tent Rustic Hike-in - Betula
Tree house camping
It was great! We requested betula but due to weather conditions we switched to a tree house and Chelsi was great with helping us change to it last minute. Everything was super clean. Despite the weather many things too do. Good amount of blankets and towels incase you miss anything. Love the fact there was a microwave in the tree house as well as a coffee maker. Great experience over all recommend!
Alexandra A.recommends
June 9, 2024
Bell Tent Rustic Hike-in - Quercus
Chelsi was so accommodating and quick to reply to anything we needed. We had a small mouse problem in our tent upon arrival and within the hour she had a new tent and mattresses set up for us. We really loved the site and the hike in wasn’t too crazy. We will be back for the treehouses! Thanks for being an amazing host for our family.
Jon W.recommends
May 27, 2024
Outdoor Bed Hike-in Camp - Celtis
Very isolated and I was unaware if anyone else was around me.
Ivan N.recommends
March 4, 2024
Treehouse Cabin in the Bluffs M
Weekend getaway
Beautiful cabin and setting, with amenities just as advertised. The cabin was very comfortable, bathroom was very clean. Location is excellent for a visit to the nearby Whitewater State Park.
Altura, Winona, Minnesota, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of oθaakiiwaki‧hina‧ki (Sauk) & Meškwahki·aša·hina (Fox), Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, and Wahpeton First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Chelsi L.

Joined in August 2019
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