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Glamping at River Run

· Delaware, Delaware, Ohio
5 acres hosted by Kacy And Justin W.
1 lodging site
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Now booking for spring 2024! Enjoy the luxuries of home in the tranquility of nature with riverfront glamping! Hike, fish, kayak and more in a beautiful wooded location on the scenic Olentangy River in Delaware, Ohio. Our 5 acres of property is surrounded by protected land - the Delaware State park behind us, the US Forestry department across the river and the Delaware Preservation Park River Run kayak/canoe launch across the street. Historic Downtown Delaware with great restaurants and quaint local shops is only a few miles south on 23. Read more details about all of the amenities of the Bluebell glamping site below under the lodging site information!Enjoy the luxuries of home in the tranquility of nature with riverfront glamping. Hike, fish, kayak and more in a beautiful wooded location on the Olentangy River in Delaware, Ohio. The 16.5 foot canvas bell tent furnished with beautiful bohemian decor will welcome you to rest and relax in a comfy queen bed with memory foam mattress while you take in views of historic Sycamore trees, blue herons fishing on the river steps away and the sound of a low head dam lulling you to sleep. There is a portable battery station to power phone chargers and the lights both inside and outside the tent. Inside the tent you will also find a camping cot with mattress pad and bedding that can be used for a third guest or as additional seating. An additional padded camping cot can be added for a fourth guest for an additional charge. The 5 acre property shares our family home and pole barn. We welcome all Hip Campers to enjoy the mulched walking trails throughout the woods. Behind the pole barn you will find Norris Run, a creek that feeds into the Olentangy River, and when crossed will give you access to public state park hiking trails, and breathtaking views of Delaware Lake from the Delaware Dam! We are surrounded by public, protected land: The Delaware State Park behind us, the US Forestry Department across the river and the Delaware Preservation Park River Run canoe/kayak launch site directly across the street. Outside the tent you will have access to an outdoor kitchen with sink, 5 gallon jug of potable water from our well and a small cooking stove with propane. All cookware and dishware will be provided for you along with other kitchen necessities. You may also cook over the campfire. A bundle of wood will be provided with the option to purchase additional wood on-site. You’ll also have access to an outhouse with composting toilet steps away. We promise you’ll feel right at home and not miss your favorite Netflix show when you spend a night (or two!) experiencing the beauty of glamping on the river. Don’t forget to bring your fishing pole or binoculars for spotting some of Ohio’s beautiful birds and other wildlife!
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Delaware, Delaware, Ohio, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Myaamia, Kaskaskia, and Hopewell Culture First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Kacy And Justin W.Joined in April 2023
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
13 ratings · 12 reviews
Jennifer H.recommends
October 22, 2023
The Bluebell
We loved glamping at River Run! This is a very special place. The tent was so cozy and inviting and we loved the outdoor kitchen. We got engaged here! It was the perfect romantic spot. Kacy and Justin have put in a lot of effort to make this place warm and inviting and it certainly shows. Having a fire already going when we arrived was such a thoughtful touch. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
Stephanie V.recommends
October 20, 2023
The Bluebell
The Bluebell was wonderful! Lovely scenery and accommodations. Even the rain pouring down did not diminish our fun because the tent was so spacious and well set up. It was an excellent home base for a fun fall weekend with our kids!
Matthew K.recommends
October 15, 2023
The Bluebell
Lazy River Stay…
Awesome spot along the Olentangy! Between the tent/yurt itself, the lighting (in and outside), kitchenette area (w/ potable water and propane stove), and all the other amenities, this is glamping at it’s best! There’s some smaller trails on their property or you can head over to Delaware State Park for bigger adventures. For lighter sleepers, I’d recommend some ear plugs or something similar. Get up early to catch the heron on the river too! Beautiful place and would definitely stay there again! Thanks, Kacy and Justin!
Suzy R.recommends
October 15, 2023
The Bluebell
Rainy Retreat
This is an extremely thoughtful and well set up hip camp. It’s a perfect place to take someone who isn’t wild about camping because they are guaranteed to fall in love with it here! If we had traditional tent camped this weekend, it would’ve been pretty miserable with the rain but the yurt provided the perfect safe cozy space to retreat from the rain and still get to feel connected to nature and hear the raindrops hit the roof. Very accesible trails right across the creek, and we enjoyed a lot of awesome wildlife including a blue heron that fishes right on the river outside the yurt. We recommend binoculars for this stay! Outdoor kitchen provides almost everything you would need (pots, plates, cups, salt and pepper, etc) There are a ton of sweet little details here that make it an extra special stay.
Ryan S.recommends
September 25, 2023
The Bluebell
Great experience for a young family
Best camping experience we've had! We chose this spot to surprise our daughter with a camping trip on her 5th birthday. It's perfect for a family with young kids. All the "glamping" amenities to make it easier with kids (toilet, stove, sink, beds, lights, etc.) but still with all the things that make it camping for kids (woods, hiking, campfire, "tent"/yurt, etc.). The yurt is super spacious -- even more than it looks in the pictures. Would definitely return.
Amy L.recommends
September 5, 2023
The Bluebell
Camping with convenience
I loved The Bluebell! This was my first glamping experience and I appreciated how thoughtful the site was set up. I had everything I needed for a relaxing weekend in nature. Wading in the creek was cool and refreshing and the Great Blue Herons were a treat to watch fishing in the river at sunset. This is a must if you like to go camping AND the convenience of having a beautifully furnished tent with a comfy bed to sleep in.
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