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Spirits of the Forest

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· Mora, Minnesota
81 acres
3 sites
3 Lodging
How we ended up in Knife Lake Township on 81 acres of forested land. We began looking for land in late fall of 1996. After several months of searching, we happened upon a tiny newspaper ad for 81 acres of land described as "Beautiful, secluded, mature hardwoods, tall pines w/creek & beaver pond, many gd bldg sites & great hunting". We toured the property, covered in almost two feet of snow, on a snowmobile in January 1997 and fell in love with it. We have been stewards of this piece of land for 25 years and are still enamored of its beauty and diversity. We are lulled to sleep by the sounds of owls and bullfrogs and the distant yipping of coyotes. Spring through fall we are often awakened by the rattling, honking of sandhill cranes and a wide variety of bird songs. Besides deer and lots of small critters, we've seen bear, bobcat, rafters of turkeys, quail, grouse, pheasant, owls, hawks and eagles. The sky, on a clear night, is breathtaking. We have always visualized sharing the land with others, so come and immerse yourself in this bountiful space.
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Mora, Minnesota, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Bob And Roxanne K.Joined in April 2018
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51 ratings · 42 reviews
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Kelly B.recommends
October 9, 2022
Our Yurt
First yurt
We loved staying at the yurt on their land! It was beautiful, peaceful, and Bob and Roxanne are so very friendly. They have a nice setup with the campfire space and the yurt was nice and cozy while it was raining.
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Bobby B.recommends
October 4, 2022
Jane - Our Tiny home
Our experience on Jane the bus.
We really enjoyed our stay in Jane-the bus. One of the first things we noticed was the privacy that we had in our own space with a beautiful screened in dining area and our own fire pit with all the local wood and kindling we wanted to use. We very much enjoyed the layout of the inside of the bus. The bed was more than big enough and was the most comfortable camping experience we have had. The inside of the bus was extremely well designed with everything you will need as well as endless space for storage. There was a bathroom on the bus but one of the highlights was Bob and Roxanne’s immaculate outhouse design. By far the cleanest and most equipped outhouse we have used with fresh flowers, a working hand washing station, and vent to keep the outhouse having no foul odors. The paths that have been marked by animal figures and the illustrated key provided by the hosts made for a gorgeous morning stroll through the property. The gracious hosts Bob and Roxanne provided us with plenty of privacy and were prompt with answering any of our questions as well as offering to let us use any supplies we may have forgotten to pack. Overall a great place to have a get away and a unique and comfortable way to spend some quality time camping.
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Hannah S.recommends
September 18, 2022
Our Tipi
Wonderful experience!
My boyfriend and I had an absolutely wonderful experience staying at Bob and Roxanne’s in their teepee. They have a beautiful, spacious property with walking trails, luscious gardens, and thoughtful details like wooden animal cutout trail markings. If you’re looking for a place to unplug and reconnect with nature, this is a great place to feel “off the grid” without having to travel very far from the cities. Bob and Roxanne themselves were a lovely part of our experience, as well. They are extremely kind and welcoming, and they were happy to show us around and share about their sustainable lifestyle when we expressed interested.
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John F.recommends
September 18, 2022
Our Yurt
Wonderful campsite!
We had a wonderful time at the yurt. Very secluded and well maintained campsite. Perfect for our dogs as well. Such thoughtful hosts. Thanks Bob and Roxanne!
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Jake L.recommends
September 13, 2022
Our Yurt
It was a very peaceful and relaxing weekend at the yurt. The hosts were very accommodating and helpful! Would go back again
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Shurika K.recommends
August 29, 2022
Our Yurt
10 out of 10, would visit again <3
What an amazing weekend. Our family has a great time in the yurt and around the fire amoungst the pines. We enjoyed watching the birds, stars, and other wild life. Bob and Rox were wonderful hosts and kind/generous people. We look forward to visiting again. The yurt and dining tent held up great through the bits of rain and we all completely enjoyed this peaceful get away.
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Gabby D.recommends
August 27, 2022
Our Yurt
Gorgeous !
We absolutely loved this campsite! Bob and Rox are so sweet and showed us around the beautiful trails with our dogs. So much easier to have the yurt all set up for us, we will be back!!
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Marie B.recommends
August 22, 2022
Our Yurt
Bob and Roxane were amazing hosts! They showed us around the whole property, brought us some extra cots, since we forgot to bring some, and made us all feel very welcome. It was the first time any of us had stayed in a yurt. We loved it!
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Jeremy H.recommends
August 7, 2022
Our Yurt
A little piece of paradise
Bob and Roxanne were terrific hosts; so friendly, helpful, and thoughtful. The yurt is private and surrounded by beautiful pines as expected. This site has everything you’ll need for a basic getaway: yurt with minimal bed and furniture, water, screened in table, fire pit and trails. The outhouse is very clean. It’s like camping without the effort of putting up a tent!
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Quinn B.recommends
August 1, 2022
Our Yurt
We had a great time at the yurt and definitely recommend it to anyone considering staying here! Bob and Roxanne are very friendly and provided everything you could need including plenty of firewood. We even brought our dog who didn’t want to leave at the end of our stay. We will definitely be staying here again in the future if we’re in the area!
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Kristin E.recommends
July 31, 2022
Our Yurt
I loved it!!!!!
This was the best camping experience I have had so far in Minnesota. Bob and Roxanne are amazing people to say the least and these wonderful hosts had everything set up for us upon arrival. Even occasionally checked in to see if there was anything we needed Their property is gorgeous and the outhouse they have set up has a sink, tp, and two windows with flowers. The yurt site was secluded enough that we had complete privacy and while we could have gone into town more than we did we really didn’t want to leave the site. You can hear owls in the early morning and we could hear the coyotes howling at night for a bit and the stars were breathtaking. My dog loved it. My 9 year old daughter didn’t want to leave. I will be back for sure, hopefully before winter if I can get in.😃❤️🌸
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Holly A.recommends
July 29, 2022
Our Yurt
Quality family time!
The yurt was such a fun unique experience and Bob and Roxanne were so friendly and showed us all around their beautiful property. We enjoyed the trails, gardens, even the out house was nice! Very peaceful fun place for our family, thank you!!
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Mary M.recommends
July 25, 2022
Our Tipi
Lovely Hosts & Cool Tipi Stay
Lovely and friendly owners. They gave me a tour of their nice garden and offered my veggies from it. The tipi was so cool! Heard about them my whole life, but have never seen one in person. Very clean. Everything I needed was there. Nice trail. First outhouse I've ever experience with a working sink lol. My only complaint were the bugs, but 'tis the season in July. Thanks so much Bob and Roxanne!
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Danny H.recommends
July 24, 2022
Our Yurt
Best Hipcamp experience so far
Yurt in the Pines is totally worth it. The hosts were amazing and the amenities exceeded expectations. The toilet was well maintained, the yurt has awesome string lights in it that totally added to the night time atmosphere and card games, and the land it’s all situated on was very pristine. Weekend Glampers be AWARE; bring high concentrated deet style bug spray for the mosquitoes. They were tenacious and numerous. You will also not have access to internet/LTE/wifi while you stay here. Also- make sure you bring extra sweaters/thermals/socks. None of this was an issue for us, but just thought I would add that. I’m 100% coming back here to explore the surrounding area.
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Liane H.recommends
July 10, 2022
Our Yurt
Wonderful walking paths, clean wooded area. Beautiful scenery and great set up. Hosts were kind and helpful. Truly great people
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Kara P.recommends
July 4, 2022
Our Yurt
Stay in the Yurt
My husband and I stayed in the yurt on the property. The inside was nice and spacious. It was perfect. The land the Yurt is on is private and had nice trails and tons of wildlife. Bob and Roxanne gave us a tour of the area and they have really made the place an enjoyable place to stay. There's gardens everywhere and different plants and wildflowers. Chatting with Bob and Roxanne definitely made the trip more enjoyable as well. They were very nice and made sure we were comfortable. My husband and I will be back for sure!
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Cory L.recommends
June 13, 2022
Our Yurt
Fun, dry, uncomplicated camp.
The Yurt was exactly as expected. Sturdy wood floor and completely waterproof. Plenty of space to spread out and play games while rain passes. There is an outhouse with a hand washing station a short walk from the Yurt. Nearby the Yurt they also had a standard 10’ x 10’ screened canopy assembled with a picnic table under it. There was ample amounts of deadfall firewood and Bob even had a seed-fire smoldering when we got there. Quickly after arriving we realized we forgot our camp chairs. No worries…we had coolers and other items to improvise for the first night. The next day when we returned from Mora there was a restored wood bench sitting in front of the campfire. We did a fair amount of casual biking up and down their long driveway and along the rolling gravel roads surrounding their property. We passed one car, livestock, deer and some other wildlife so while the dog enjoyed running with us there were a lot of distractions. The camp is surrounded by lots of vegetation so while it’s very private you have to be prepared for mosquitos. They’re worst at sunset and when you sit still but they’re pretty much gone by nightfall so they don’t really disrupt the campfire too much. Bob and Roxanne appear to be making constant improvements to the Yurt experience. This was a fun and unusual outdoor experience, so if you’re looking for an undemanding way to get out into the woods and have a guaranteed “dry sleeping experience” no matter the weather, this is a good option.
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Jaclyn H.recommends
May 31, 2022
Our Tipi
Sweet hosts !
Super accommodating and understanding hosts !
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Daniel B.recommends
May 30, 2022
Our Yurt
First time camping in a yurt and it was a great experience! Bob and Roxanne are very kind and helpful with any needs. They made us feel right at home. Plenty of trails throughout the property and many critters to discover! Lots of privacy and space for yard games/ yoga. The frogs at night were very soothing. The yurt stood strong and kept us safe in an overnight storm. We will definitely be coming back! Bring bug spray.
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Ruth W.recommends
October 3, 2021
Our Yurt
Magical stay in the forest
We had such a lovely time at Bob and Roxanne's cozy and beautifully crafted yurt. The yurt is situated in a private space of your own surrounded by lush greens. The whole experience felt so magical. Bob and Roxanne are both so kind, welcoming, gracious and accommodating. They are extremely thoughtful hosts. The outhouse was the cleanest we have ever been in, our kids called it the fort. Our kids had so much fun finding all the hand carved woodland creatures along the walking paths. We will definitely be back for the peace, serenity and relaxation this special place provided. Highly recommend.
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Jordan B.recommends
September 6, 2021
Our Yurt
Great weekend in the Yurt.
We had an awesome weekend staying at the Yurt in the Pines! It was great to get out of the city and try something new for a couple nights. Bob, the host, was very friendly and helpful and went out of his way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. Very cool experience and would highly recommend their place!
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David W.recommends
August 16, 2021
Jane - Our Tiny home
Bob and Roxanne were wonderfully attentive and very welcoming hosts! The site is very well maintained and quiet. Overall it was a great experience!
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Aryn R.recommends
August 15, 2021
Our Yurt
Bob and Rox were wonderful hosts! We loved the private and peaceful setting. I absolutely would stay at the yurt in the pines again.
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Jason Y.recommends
July 25, 2021
Our Yurt
Great trip, even greater hosts
Loved it! My family of 4 and a dog plan to come back again. The yurt is a nice experience and very helpful if you're looking to get away for a couple of days and not set up or tear down a tent. The yurt is clean and well sized. The outdoor space is well kept and secluded. Outhouse was also clean and had nice touches to it. To top it off Bob and Roxanne are great hosts and very helpful. They were very respectful of our privacy.
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Margot J.recommends
July 18, 2021
Our Yurt
A truly unique and magical place
Bob and Roxanne have the most magical set up. Not only is their property a beautiful, unique space, but they clearly took care and consideration with every detail of the campsite for the yurt. The campsite came with a closing lid for the fire to accommodate for high forest fire conditions, a mosquito tent area just for moments in the day where the mosquitoes were most present, walking paths to every campsite marked with adorable animals, and more! The outhouse was honestly ask the best we have ever used, it was so clean with a water pump available to wash your hands afterwards. We loved how they made everything so eco friendly and will certainly be back in true future for longer stays!
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Andrew U.recommends
July 12, 2021
Our Yurt
Perfect and the hosts were an incredible couple. Nothing but fantastic.
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Jenny F.recommends
June 22, 2021
Our Yurt
Yurt in the Pines hosted by Bob and Roxanne was a wonderful start to my summer vacation. My son and I enjoyed the site, hospitality, and conversation. I love Bob and Roxanne's vision for their space and how they share their respect for nature and wildlife with others.
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Melissa T.recommends
June 19, 2021
Jane - Our Tiny home
Good people, beautiful place
Bob and Roxanne are wonderful and their campsites are beautiful. Since we were the only ones there for the night, we were able to stay in the yurt site and Bob graciously brought us a mattress when we couldn’t get our air mattress to blow up. We got a tour around the property when we arrived, including the new greenhouse where tomatoes and lettuce are growing. For my husband, an aspiring gardener, it was really fun to get some tips for his tomatoes. The campsite was quiet, clean, and we had drinking and usable water available, along with a screen porch of sorts for the bugs and a really cool manhole cover fire pit. The outhouse was clean and worked great. The beautiful pines outlined our site and we absolutely loved it. We will definitely go back!!
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Karen O.recommends
June 6, 2021
Our Yurt
Lovely
Lovely, enjoyed the location. Bob and Roxanne are wonderful hosts who take the time to make you welcome and make sure you have everything you need and then some. Will be back!
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Mari P.recommends
May 31, 2021
Jane - Our Tiny home
My family and I had a lovely time staying at the Yurt in the pines. My husband and two toddlers stayed in the yurt while my two teenagers pitched a tent right next to us. The property is beautiful with a big open meadow area next to the yurt. My kids loved all the space to hike and explore wildlife. Lots of little trails to explore. The outhouse was a short walk from the Yurt, and it was extremely clean and very well kept. Bob and Roxanne were so kind and accommodating to us. We will definitely be back!
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