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The Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge

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· Baltic, South Dakota
21 acres
1 site
1 Tent
The Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge is located on 21 acres along the Big Sioux River, a place of quiet and natural beauty intended to foster social interaction and creative pursuits between artists and community in SE South Dakota, 10 miles north of Sioux Falls. Property updates at The Retreat happen constantly; we get better and better! The 100′ x 40′ main hall is perfect for larger workshops, concerts, poetry readings, small theatrical productions, classes, and other social gatherings and rentals in April through November. The A-Frame is a unique space for recitals, presentations, meetings, or a sleeping space for up to 6 people. There is a Woodworking Shop; Artist Studio; screened-in outdoor patio; playground; huge bonfire pit; and room to camp or explore. The Retreat is a space to work in quiet solitude or to collaborate on creative projects with others. The setting is inspiring; possibilities for your stay are endless. Learn more about this land: This site is a sandy spot along the Big Sioux River on a ridge well above the water line. View out over the river to a farm on the opposite bank. Spend your time with wild turkeys, geese, and an occasional deer. Site is on the far edge of an artist retreat, but still private. Spend time hiking the river bank or gravel country roads, fish in the river, take part in any Retreat activities if available, photography opportunities, enjoy an evening campfire under the stars.
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Baltic, South Dakota, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Deb K.Joined in May 2021
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19 ratings · 17 reviews
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Melissa N.recommends
August 8, 2022
Big Sioux River Retreat
Easy check in and easy to use the facilities. The campsite has a nice view. The owls hooting all night was a bonus. Deb and Peter popped by in the rain to say hi and check that we were all settled. Would definitely stay longer if we ever are this way again.
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Ray K.recommends
July 29, 2022
Big Sioux River Retreat
This is a Don’t Miss!
Deb and Peter, have something special here. Off the beaten path, but very close to I-90. Easy to find. Artist Retreat with campsite next to the Big Sioux River. This couple epitomizes what Hipcamp is meant to be. The hospitality was exceptional! Easy place to kick back. We are definitely coming back.
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Meg A.recommends
June 24, 2022
Big Sioux River Retreat
Lovely quiet space!
This is a beautiful spot - both the Retreat overall and the specific campsite. We were here only one night as we travelled cross country but loved the presence of the river, the big grass field (good for the dog!), and the access to the communal bathroom/shower, screened porch, and commercial kitchen. Deb welcomed us shortly after we arrived and proved a friendly and generous host. Only downside - which was nothing in Deb’s control! - were the mosquitoes
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Katie R.recommends
June 12, 2022
Big Sioux River Retreat
This place is so cute. We were in town for a convention and we're so excited to find an inexpensive, secluded and beautiful spot not far from the city. Deb and her sister were welcoming and accommodating. We loved the peace and quiet at night.
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Dariel E.recommends
May 29, 2022
Big Sioux River Retreat
Deb is very nice and will give you a tour of the beautiful site and unique property. Great place to pitch a tent.
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Lisa R.recommends
May 23, 2022
Big Sioux River Retreat
This is a lovely off the beaten path location. The site is primarily used for small cabin rentals and artist retreats but there is plenty of space for campers. The common room/building was a lot like a church basement set up. There was a large kitchen area, multiple tables to sit at in a big open room, a piano, women's and mens restrooms with showers, garbage and recycling. There was a screened house for outdoor evening activities if you want to get away from mosquitoes etc. A swift flowing river abuts the property and is fun to watch especially when the purple martins are doing their acrobatics above it. It is amidst farm country and is very quiet. Our stay was short but very enjoyable. I would highly recommend it.
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John W.recommends
September 13, 2021
Big Sioux River Retreat
Thanks Peaceful Just right for us after a long driving day. Thanks again
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Thomas A.recommends
September 10, 2021
Big Sioux River Retreat
Peaceful spot to relax & enjoy life
Wow! I can't say enough about my week-long camping experience at Big Sioux River Retreat! I came here looking for some quiet time to work on craft projects and rest in nature. It was one of my most relaxing places to visit in years. I was greeted warmly by Deb and Peter my first night. They offered me a tour of the retreat and we spent an hour or so just chatting into the evening. The facilities onsite were awesome. The bathrooms and shower were perfect. I even had access to a full kitchen in the Main Hall. More importantly, Deb offered me access to a screened porch building where I spent most of my time working on my projects. When I wasn't there, I sat down by my campsite on a sandy beach overlooking the Sioux River and just enjoyed all the nature I could. I highly recommend anyone to come and experience this peaceful little retreat and enjoy the friendship of Deb and Peter. I'll be back next year!
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William L.recommends
August 25, 2021
Big Sioux River Retreat
Lovely location with a lovely host, I would highly recommend a stay for anyone passing through the area
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Jeff D.recommends
August 19, 2021
Big Sioux River Retreat
Very nice, as shown, we were just passing through.
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Isabella A.recommends
August 11, 2021
Big Sioux River Retreat
Quiet Camping Along the River
We really enjoyed our stay at Big Sioux River Retreat! Deb was friendly and welcoming, and took the time to show us around and make sure we are comfortable. This site is nestled in some trees behind an artists retreat and feels really private and secluded. The showers and bathrooms are well kept and clean. Lots of cool birds to see in the area, and very peaceful to hear the river trickling.
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Philip W.recommends
August 10, 2021
Big Sioux River Retreat
I got sick and did not stay.
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Regan B.recommends
August 8, 2021
Big Sioux River Retreat
Wonderful area! The entire site is beautiful and the host is so accommodating.
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Alix D.recommends
July 26, 2021
Big Sioux River Retreat
The Retreat truly was a retreat from being on the road. Deb and her husband were great and very welcoming. The campsite by the river was picturesque and relaxing.
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Jaclyn F.recommends
July 15, 2021
Big Sioux River Retreat
Great stay!
Deb was so welcoming! Gave me a tour of the property and told me the backstory of the space. It was a beautiful evening and perfect spot to camp for the night by the water. Very peaceful. The shower and restroom aren’t a far walk from the camp spot and Deb was very friendly on anything I needed.
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James H.recommends
June 23, 2021
Big Sioux River Retreat
Great place to camp
Deb is a great host making sure everything was perfect for us during our stay. I highly recommend camping at Big Sioux Retreat.
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Jake C.recommends
June 13, 2021
Big Sioux River Retreat
The site was excellent, very clean and well maintained. Bathrooms were very conveniently located and the owners were incredibly friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend to anyone staying in the area.
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