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Whispering Pines - Curran, Ontario

89%
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· Ontario
60 acres
30 sites
30 Tent
'Whispering Pines' was bought about 35 years ago as our dream retirement home, a place to rest, have a quiet life, enjoy nature and have a peaceful retirement for ever and ever...In past years we have been a family camp. and an event camp with camping festivals, special events, and day visits. Now we welcome visitors who are looking for a casual, rustic, laid back experience with nature in a simple, peaceful setting. Nature is allowed to thrive on our property, and the entire property is forested and wild. The majority of our campsites are shaded under a verdant and lush canopy. Our private beach and small lake welcome you for a swim. All we ask of our visitors is: that whatever you bring in you take home with you, that you leave your campsite and the property the way you found it, and the only thing you take from here are pictures and happy memories. All of our campsites are off-grid, un-serviced, drive-in camping. Campfire wood and recycling facilities are available on site. Maintained outhouses are available throughout the property. There is no potable water on the property so please bring your own drinking and cooking water. Children under 12 can camp for free. When booking a campsite please only include any guests over 12 years of age in your guest count. Children under 12 do not need to be included in your booking. Contact us to inquire about large group and event rates. We host LARPing weekends twice a month. We also have a limited number of seasonal sites available from June to September. I love this property and all the people who visit us, many have become extended family and for this I am grateful. There is nothing nicer than to have people drop by and spend a couple of hours, a day or a weekend, sometime when I get real lucky it's for a longer period of time :-)
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Hosted by Eileen G.Joined in June 2021
89%
41 ratings · 32 reviews
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Lieveke C.recommends
October 25, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Camping in the forest
The campground of Eileen is a beautiful forest! We were near the lake with a nice view. There is plenty is space and very nice spots to choose out of. Eileen was very warm and welcoming, would definitely recommend staying here!
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Bernice H.recommends
October 1, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Rustic van camping with my dogs
Absolutely peaceful place to stay! It was exactly what I was hoping for- quiet, private, rustic and immersed in nature. I came in a camper van so didn’t need hookups of any kind, just a safe place to park. This was it and I will definitely be back.
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Carol T.recommends
September 18, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
I had a very relaxing time. It was quiet and my dogs did not need to be tied up all the time. Eileen was very nice and accommodating.
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Beth A.recommends
August 30, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
A lovely place to camp with friends.
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Cohen I.
August 29, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Cute rustic camping
Overall experience was good, comfortable and a nice location for quick camping not far from home. Eileen made sure we were at least comfortable and provided everything we needed. Even tho there was a beach pond there, we didn’t go in, felt too much like a pond than a beach. Also met nice people who camped there often!
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Travis G.recommends
August 18, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Great set up. Many private spots. Rustic but also you’re on a beautiful piece of private, secure land. Variety of spots to choose from. We liked the first few spots near the entrance near the meadow. Eileen is a wonderful host. She was very commutative, helpful and supportive. Would def stay here again. We slept the night through very soundly and comfy. Never heard another camper.
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Susan H.doesn't recommend
August 16, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Very nice, spacious campsites, but the "beach" turned out to be a "man-made pond" - not fit for swimming. Very disappointing.
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Crystal W.recommends
August 15, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Camping getaway
I absolutely love this place, it's a little hidden gem. Eileen is amazing, very accommodating and makes you feel at home. I've brought friends this trip, they now love it as much as I do. Can't wait to come back, I haven't even left yet. :)
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Keely D.recommends
August 15, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Had an amazing time with my family and dog last weekend! It was my third time visiting whispering pines and I will absolutely be returning! It was so relaxing and my son really enjoyed playing with the other children! Hope to see you soon!
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Tamara M.doesn't recommend
August 14, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
The campground is run down, the pictures do not showcase what the current state is. There is no sign at the highway, the playground equipment is falling apart, there was nothing enchanting about this forest lol. You choose your own site when you arrive so if you have a large tent or multiple tents, cross your fingers that you'll find something with enough space - it was busy this weekend and we ended up with one of maybe 3 sites remaining that were suitable for 2 tents and a screen tent (the other two sites were right beside the main building/house). One large group of college kids had all the picnic tables so we had to ask them for one, there are not tables at every site as mentioned in the ad. There are very few sites with fire pits. The floors of the outhouses are about to rot away. The small lake is more of a pond, closer to a swamp - the beach sand around it is very nice though if you're more into sunbathing than actually swimming. For 4 people we paid $60. Save your money and rent a provincial park site, at least the toilets and outhouses will be maintained and there is typically a swimmable beach nearby.
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Kevin L.recommends
August 14, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Peaceful
Eileen was a great host that made us feel at ease pretty quickly and the campground was lovely. When you arrive, you can choose where you camp so it's easy to pick something that fits your preferences. We chose a spot in the pinewoods (Very comfortable for sleeping). The campspots are also pretty much 3 or 4 times more isolated than the average campground. Keep in mind that this is a rustic camping and I would recommend 10/10, perfect to practice guitar during the day without bodering neighbours at home.
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Adam L.recommends
August 3, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Peace and quiet in the forest
I had a great experience camping on Eileen's land. The site was quiet and surrounded by trees. The pond has a large sandy area and is a nice place to take a dip.
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Thomas T.recommends
August 3, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
The sites were quiet and spread out. Pond was a bit dirty for swimming which was fine for us as we wouldn’t have gone regardless
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Christel J.recommends
August 2, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
week end with friend
love this campsite . i came here a couples of times and each time , i was able to have fun , relax, take long walks . i was telling my boyfriend its a perfect place for a first weekend couple . allot of sand so my artist boyfriend was able to make a sand sculptur guys make sure you stop at the house to meet the Owner or the groundskeeper . he will make sur to find you a site that will suit your needs
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Natalie K.recommends
July 28, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
This is a wonderful place to stay highly recommended Eileen is so wonderful with all her storytelling it was an epic stay had a great campfire and a beautiful sandy beach area with a place to swim thanks Eileen for everything
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Denise B.doesn't recommend
July 27, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
La publicité ne représente pas le site. L'endroit semble abandonné. La proprio ne répond pas à la porte de sa maison pour nius donner l'information sur le site. Exemple les toilettes.
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Christian R.recommends
July 26, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Pure Magic
Eileen, my wife and I decided to head out of the hot city of Ottawa on a lark at 4 p.m. on a Friday. So very glad we happened upon your listing. Absolutely magical. In fact, we booked another night because we just couldn't bring ourselves to leave. Pure Magic. Very good vibrations, respectful ambiance, stars that you can actually see the way they were meant to be seen, rejuvenating spring-fed pond, helpful and courteous guests... I could go on. We were not expecting that, but am very glad to have experienced it. We will be back.
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Kv T.recommends
July 24, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
I loved camping to Eileen Land. The sandy beach and the lake were wonderful! The campsite are very quiet. We (myself, Kids and dog) enjoyed it very Much. There is plenty of sites as it is a former campeground.
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Andrea T.recommends
July 18, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Had a great relaxing time. Easy access, great beach very clean property lots of sites to pick from. Doesn't disappoint! Would give it a 10 out of 10
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Hanna D.recommends
July 12, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Enchanting property
It's truly a unique and hidden gem in the heart of farming communities. A sprawling property of old growth forest and sandy road paths to the sites. The scent of pine welcomes you and the bull frogs are vocal around the lake at night. I loved my stay and especially exploring the whimsical old tea garden that must have hosted many memorable tea parties in the past. I hope to return as the Ottawa River attractions are so close with easy car ferries to the Quebec side where I ended up kayaking.
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Ron D.recommends
July 10, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Another great relaxing weekend at the lake. Thanks Eileen.
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Lolie D.recommends
July 9, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Very nice and peaceful place to enjoy nature, birds singing and relax. Our spot under the trees was perfect to keep cool during the day.
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Dominic A.recommends
July 4, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
We had such a great time! Beautiful beach with a nice spring fed pond, great campsites and friendly staff! Eileen was a great host and we will definitely be coming back! Thank you!
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Saskia V.recommends
July 4, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
This spot was delightful! Everyone was extremely helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. Eileen hosted a bonfire and fireworks and invited everyone, it was a wonderful experience!
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Pierre Julien B.recommends
July 4, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
quaint and cute!
We've been coming to this place for nearly three decades. Cute quiet campground, lots of privacy on the sites. great for families
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Ron D.recommends
July 3, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Another great weekend. The fireworks show was quite enjoyable. A+
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Ron D.recommends
June 26, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
We've been going to Eileen's land for many years now. It's a beautiful forested area with a small lake and beach hidden right in the middle of the campground. It's a peaceful and relaxing little gem and definitely worth the trip.
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Melissa O.recommends
June 26, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Camping with dogs 🐕
It's the perfect place for your whole family, the kids, dogs and well everyone. Eileen was so lovely and the seasonal campers were very helpful when finding a spot for our tent. Definitely planning on going back with the whole family :) Loads of privacy, clean campsits and land, there's a little kids village too.
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Gabrielle L.recommends
June 21, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Beautiful place peace and quiet. Enjoying nature’s sounds. We fell in love with our little spot tucked away. Will definitely revisit in the near future. Eileen is very nice and caring.
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Kathy B.recommends
June 12, 2022
Enchanted Forest Camping Adventures
Rustic Camping in a Pine Forest
Whispering Pines (aka Enchanted Forest) is rustic camping at its best. No drinking or washing water, no showers, no flush toilets, no garbage disposal, no picnic tables, lots of “friendly” mosquitoes, no electrical, no generators (hurray!) and sometimes even no cell service. Just ultra peaceful, semi-dispersed camping in a gorgeous mixed forest with red and white pines; clustered around a set of small ponds with a big sandy beach. A very precious spot. Be sure to check out the lovely Café sur la rive in nearby Plantagenet.
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