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Brookside Meadows

· Nerstrand, Rice, Minnesota
35 acres hosted by Mark B.
3 tent sites
Private sites
100% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Primitive camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Mark is a Star Host
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Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Tired of the traffic? Can't stand all the continuous noise from the craziness of the cities? Do we have a place for you less than an hour away from the twin cities or Rochester! It is a 35 acres site with walking trails (3 miles). This property has a creek flowing through the property. It is the middle of nowhere. We are on a gravel road with very little traffic. We have 3 spots for tents and 1 for RV/campers. Each has a stone fire-ring & picnic table/wood table. We would love to have you out here. Restore & renew at what we consider to be our own retreat-like oasis. Pets are welcome and children will love playing by the brook and walking the trails. Check in after 3 (no entrance after sunset), Check Out at Noon Pack in Pack out- no littering please We are Rustic so no public restrooms/showers No smoking 2 vehicles max unless prior approval with management Pets OK- on leash in public areas/trails, off leash at campsite OK ***No entrance to grounds after sunset Onsite: Firewood available ($5 a bundle cash preferred or Venmo) Dennison (2 miles): Gas station & Fireside restaurant (check out their ribs, wings & waffle fries!) Nerstrand (2 miles): Gas station & Boots & Lu restaurant (breakfast on weekends) ***Nerstrand Big Woods Park! Walk to their waterfalls- Northfield (8 miles): Breweries, grocery, and antiquing Can't wait to meet you!
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Nerstrand, Rice, Minnesota, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Wahpeton, and Wahpekute First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Mark B.Joined in July 2023
6 ratings · 5 reviews
Jon S.recommends
October 23, 2023
Hilltop Overlook Tent site
Booked Mark's Hilltop site at the last minute and he was very responsive in providing details to drive right up to the campsite through the app. He also provided a nice map to check out the meadow -- startled a couple white tail deer during my walk. Being on the hilltop, there were great sunset and sunrise views -- with the big sky above.
Thomas P.recommends
August 20, 2023
Hilltop Overlook Tent site
Stayed here for one night with a new camper. The hosts were very friendly and provided a map of the great trails that the hosts have maintained throughout the property. Great for our two large dogs. Peaceful, quiet and very well maintained. Nice fire pit and plenty of space for us to pull in with our Sequoia and small camper.
Bill H.recommends
July 15, 2023
Brookside Meadows Tent Site
Quiet glade amid rolling farmland
The site was shady and the ground, soft and freshly mowed - ideal for a tent. The spot feels sheltered, and there’s a tiny stream that runs nearby. If you want a view to the horizon, it’s a five minute walk to the top of the hill on the property, with lovely views in all directions. The owners keep a small network of paths mowed that wind through the property, some in shady groves of aspen and others through grassy fields. It’s great for short hikes or ambles with small children. The reception from the hosts was warm and helpful - clear communication. Note that the paths are also the ‘roads’ to the sites. Our Outback was fine, but cars with lower clearance should double-check with the hosts. We had a lovely two days there - would definitely go back. Recommended for a quiet country getaway.
Chad J.recommends
July 10, 2023
Hilltop Overlook Tent site
A very beautiful and relaxing spot! Mark and Wendy have created a wonderful spot on their land and provided me with a map of their property. Great manicured trails through the woods and meadowlands. The stars were amazing at night. Can’t wait to go back!
Calinn G.recommends
July 9, 2023
Hilltop Overlook Tent site
Spiritual Bliss
The perfect retreat! Mark and Wendy are incredibly kind and make sure you have everything you need for the best camping experience. The location is great. We didn’t get bothered by a bugs or critters. It really was a spiritual experience. There’s something really special about the land and the peaceful environment.
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