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Brookside Meadows

· Nerstrand, Rice, Minnesota
35 acres hosted by Mark B.
3 tent sites
Mark is a Star Host
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Private pitches
100% of recent Hipcampers say pitches are private.
Nomadic camping
Best for self-contained campers. There are no toilets, showers, or potable water at this Hipcamp.
Off-lead friendly
Pets can be off-lead at some pitches.
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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10 ratings · 9 reviews
Melissa M.recommends
July 1, 2024
Brookside Meadows Tent Site
*Serene Escape on 36 magical acres*
Perched atop a gentle hill, the site offered breathtaking views over a vast expanse of treetops, creating a natural tapestry that was both humbling and awe-inspiring. -Wildlife galore at every turn and peripheral , offering a sense of peace and privacy that is hard to find in more crowded campsites. The air was fresh, as well as the natural spring water running through the middle of the prairie. As night falls, the countryside quickly transforms, revealing a blanket of stars that seemed almost within reach. The moon phase delivered illumination to the landscape making for good natural night light up on the hillside! Most importantly to be known is ; The hospitality of Mark & Wendy during our stay was immense and magical adding a special touch to the entire experience. In essence - this is the stay of the season for us and staying on this property is not just a retreat into nature, but a truly enriching encounter with wonderful people who see sharp and live freely with bright spirits doing what they love.
Anna S.recommends
May 19, 2024
Fairytale Hollow
Picturesque retreat
Welcoming host. Lovely location. With well maintained walking paths. Very private and close to a lovely state park.
Jeremy R.recommends
March 14, 2024
Hilltop Overlook Tent site
Great spot! Very friendly and great communication.
Sebastian W.recommends
March 2, 2024
Hilltop Overlook Tent site
Beautiful view made cold, windy day wonderful. Quiet, peaceful and spacious. I plan on coming back many times.
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.
Nerstrand, Rice, Minnesota, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Wahpekute, 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 Mark B.Joined in July 2023
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