10 acre property with about 4 acres dedicated to camping. We have a clean 1/2 acre pond to offer with sandy beach area and nice swimming. There is a fountain with dancing colors at night. The Big barn has a restroom and changing area with refrigerator and MW oven. In the near future a bathroom remodel will include shower. We will be gardening and our guest will enjoy o

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10 acre property with about 4 acres dedicated to camping. We have a clean 1/2 acre pond to offer with sandy beach area and nice swimming. There is a fountain with dancing colors at night. The Big barn has a restroom and changing area with refrigerator and MW oven. In the near future a bathroom remodel will include shower. We will be gardening and our guest will enjoy our fruits. A 9 hole disc golf course was just added with  lighted targets to enjoy night time play as well.

Campsite area
Tent sites
5 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Playground available
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

The pond has 2 paddle boats available.

Fishing

Give it a try

Paddling

.5 acre pond accepts your kayak . we usually have a couple around to use

Swimming

1/2 acre pond. Clean water and a sandy beach area

Wildlife watching

We see turkey's and deer almost daily. The pond has plenty of frogs and crayfish that birds will occasionally come in to feed on.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bent Oak Tent Retreat in Michigan.

Field

Basic rolling mowed property

Swimming hole

1/2 acre pond with beach area and fountain

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Hipcamper Joan

Hidden gem!

Joan M.
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August 15th, 2022

Such a beautiful property with fantastic company!
Duane & Marcy were such helpful and fun hosts.
The property is wonderful, quiet, very peaceful - as you pull up you wouldn’t expect such a relaxing and quaint area to camp, hang out.
It was a perfect experience for us.
Thank you so much!!

Hipcamper Vanessa

Fun swimming!

Vanessa B.
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August 8th, 2022

Loved the flexibility to put our tent wherever we needed to. We set it up right next to our friend’s yurt (Boho site). The swimming area was the best part! My dog loved roaming the property with us and everyone was friendly and accommodating.

Hipcamper DUANE & MARCY
Response from DUANE & MARCY, the Host, on August 11th, 2022

We are happy you enjoyed the cooling off in the pond as it has been pretty hot n humid. We try our best to allow everyone a happy space so if we did that, we are very pleased. Thank you again!

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Hipcamper JoAnn

Fantastic place!

Jo Ann M.
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August 7th, 2022

Duane and Marcy are excellent hosts. The property is gorgeous and the stars and constellations in the night sky is a show unlike any other. I honestly felt "home there" and Will be back! Thank you guys 💚💚

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Hipcamper DUANE & MARCY
Response from DUANE & MARCY, the Host, on August 11th, 2022

Hi JoAnn, we are happy to share this piece of heaven as it is far too majestic to experience alone! I love hearing the personal experience of each of you, thank you for this encouraging review! Come see us again!

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Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel L.
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August 2nd, 2022

Amazing beautiful spot with amazing host. Definitely will return when back in that area!

Hipcamper DUANE & MARCY
Response from DUANE & MARCY, the Host, on August 11th, 2022

Hi Daniel, we appreciate you choosing us on your travels. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for this review

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Hipcamper Sophia

Camping in rainy weather!

Sophia K.
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(Dispersed site)
July 17th, 2022

Another great stay! This time I brought friends and their dog! They want to come back when it's a little cooler and hopefully a little less rainy. We loved our swim in the pond! The microwave and bathroom amenities are always a lifesaver! Duane and Marcy are the best!

Hipcamper DUANE & MARCY
Response from DUANE & MARCY, the Host, on July 20th, 2022

We enjoy having you Sophie and you are a true tent camper We love you too and thanx for the children toys retrieval from the pond!

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Hipcamper Virginia

Northern light glamping!

Virginia P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2022

During our short stay at Bent Oak Tent Retreat, my husband and I enjoyed the natural beauty of an open-sky Hipcamp, and quality interaction with friendly people.

Upon our arrival, our friendly and accommodating host, Marcy, greeted my husband and I, then gave us a tour of her lovely Hipcamp.
The property itself was very well-maintained, and offered an abundance of outdoor activities. A cute pond with a sandy beach runs parallel to the campsites here, so opportunities for waterborne leisure are abundant; there are kayaks and a paddleboat, and plenty of great places to stretch out and relax.

One unique feature about this property that must be mentioned is the glamping tent itself. Hosts, Marcy and Duane, have done a wonderful job creating a space that is sure to offer a memorable camping experience. Lounge sofas, a Sleep-Number bed, and a streaming light mechanism that mimics the ethereal projections of the Northern Lights are part of what makes this expansive tent structure such a joy to visit.

Thank you for great hospitality and sharing your Hipcamp with us, Marcy and Duane. My husband and I greatly enjoyed our time with you both at Bent Oak Tent Retreat and hope to visit again in the future.

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Hipcamper DUANE & MARCY
Response from DUANE & MARCY, the Host, on August 11th, 2022

Virginia! OMG so sorry so slow on response as we are just figuring all this out. Thank you for the visit and sharing your experience with others, and the captures are great!

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Hipcamper Glen
Glen V.
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(Dispersed site)
July 5th, 2022

We had a great day camping at Duane and Marcy’s place! The pond was fun for our dog to play in and the lighted fountain was really cool! The disc golf targets were also a nice touch!

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Hipcamper Subhradeep

Created memories for a lifetime!!

Subhradeep S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 3rd, 2022

This was the first time we were camping with our kids and Duane & Marcy gifted us with the most amazing experience we couldn't even imagine. They have a beautiful lush green property and the best thing about it is the pond that makes it so special. It is beautiful with the clean blue water which comes to life at dusk with the colorful fountain. They had a few kayaks for us to use, a paddle boat, sand toys. a huge water mat. My son , restless as he is, spent all of the time on water. Also they have a clean, beautiful swimming pool where we did spend few hours just talking and relaxing. They even have setup a 6 hole disc golf course which may not be on their page yet.
Highly recommend this place specially whenever you want to take a break and specially if you going with kids as you get kind of like your own private beach.
They also have tents setup in case you do not want to carry your own tent and we took a tour and they we beautiful, new and my wife already mentioned she wants that next time we visit there.

Now to the most important part. Thought we got more than the site describes and it turned out more beautiful that pictures do justice, what made it so special were our hosts. Duane and Marcy welcomed us with open arms and made us feel at home from the moment we arrived to the time we left. The whole property is a labor of love and it will be visible as soon as you reach and meet the hosts.
We will be back again and hopefully this year itself

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Hipcamper DUANE & MARCY
Response from DUANE & MARCY, the Host, on August 11th, 2022

Hi family, we miss you. Thank you for this personal experience you have shared. We are delighted to share this oasis, we are happy you enjoyed it as well. See you this winter lol

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Hipcamper Alexis
Alexis W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 26th, 2022

Marcy & Duane were very kind and hospitable. Upon our arrival they gave us a tour of the property and showed us where the amenities were. They made sure we were comfortable and had everything that was needed before heading to the house for the night. The modern toilet, sink with cold water, and fridge were a big plus and made our quick weekend getaway a breeze. They also had water, hand soap, toothpaste, and ice packs available which was a huge plus. We enjoyed a campfire under the stars, hung out on the beach, kayaked, and observed the wildlife. Our dogs loved roaming around the green grass and playing fetch in the backyard. 10/10 would stay here again!

Note: after reading previous reviews we assumed the pool was part of the amenities, but after asking we learned that the pool is actually private. Personally, we didn’t mind this at all as the pond was equally refreshing, but an FYI for future campers in case that’s a big deal for your group.

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Hipcamper DUANE & MARCY
Response from DUANE & MARCY, the Host, on August 11th, 2022

Hi Alexis, we are slow at figuring this all out but now we are getting somewhere. We are pleased you chose us, as we do love to meet everyone that wants to share with us this beautiful camp. We take into thought the reviews we receive. We see my darn pool as now part of the amenities with a small fee. Our goal is to give our camping friends as much enjoyment as we can. Come back and visit with a swim in the pool (no Animals) and see the new and upcoming changes like our campers outdoor shower. We appreciate your experience!

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Property
Bent Oak Tent Retreat
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$30/night
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