Hipcamp host Robert V.,
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Welcome to Otter Lodge, a wilderness Tipi. This Tipi is surrounded by a pristine trout stream and sounds of diverse native wildlife. Located in a beautiful valley, the Otter Lodge is the perfect getaway to connect with your most natural self. Take a dip in the stream, enjoy the noises of nearby creatures, and warm up with a night time fire in the comfort of an artistic and r

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Welcome to Otter Lodge, a wilderness Tipi. This Tipi is surrounded by a pristine trout stream and sounds of diverse native wildlife. Located in a beautiful valley, the Otter Lodge is the perfect getaway to connect with your most natural self. Take a dip in the stream, enjoy the noises of nearby creatures, and warm up with a night time fire in the comfort of an artistic and rustic shelter. The exterior design of the Tipi was painted by a diversity of guests who have stayed on the property and generously lent a helping hand to this project.

The Tipi sleeps 5 people. There is bedding, pillows, a fire pit, and artistic touches throughout. The fire must be kept low, and we kindly ask that no dogs enter the Tipi, given the proximity to the stream and natural debris.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
No picnic table
Have a question? Send robert a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Otter Lodge : Wilderness Tipi in Michigan.

Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Farm

Places to see near Lynx Run Wilderness Retreat

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Hipcamper Erica
Erica A.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2022

The teepee camping at Robert’s was wonderful! You can hear the stream from the teepee. We had a fire in the evening and in the morning inside. Inside is spacious.

It’s a canvas teepee on the ground. It’s not fancy. The bedrolls provided were clean. There are some expected bugs, etc.

Robert has is home open for guest of the teepee. He also rents a cabin and other campsites. There are two bathrooms and a lovely library area filled with curiosities

From the teepee one can see some tents and the main house is slightly visible down the main drive. Parking is about 200 meters from teepee.

It’s was a great time! I took two 8 year old girls who had a great time playing Native Americans. We will hopefully go back.

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Hipcamper Laura

Teepee

Laura W.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2022

We had a lovely time. This was our second visit and we enjoyed it just as much as the first. My friend and I stayed in the teepee with our four boys (her two and my two). Robert is super nice and the area is breathtaking.

Hipcamper Stephen
Stephen T.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2022

Love the tipi, but loved the entire spread even more. A truly one of a kind property, full of welcoming, friendly faces.

Hipcamper Sam
Sam H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 4th, 2022

The property was beautiful, but the road back to the tipi was very rough. The tipi was filthy. Bedding is a giant dog bed.

Hipcamper Laura
Laura S.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2022

This tipi was situated right next to a babbling creek not too far from the main house but far enough that you couldn’t hear it. Robert was a wonderful and very accommodating host! You have access to a shower and bathroom at the main house and the beautiful library and art gallery as well! We wish we were able to stay longer, and will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Diana
Diana A.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2022

Such a special place!

Hipcamper Ana
Ana T.
recommends this listing.
January 1st, 2022

Absolutely phenomenal! The environment and atmosphere Robert has created is breathing in so many different facets. He was such an amazing host. A truly kind individual who loves to share his life and what he has created. We will definitely be returning time and time again.

Hipcamper Diego

Tipi natural retreat

Diego O.
recommends this listing.
December 20th, 2021

We had a great time in the Tipi. It was a nice opportunity to disconnect from all the buzzing of our busy lives, and enjoy a quiet night. While it was cold (~16F), we were able to stay warm in our sleeping bags and with the aid of a propane heater. We really enjoyed having a fire in the tipi while we were up (we did not keep a fire while sleeping). We are looking forward to return during the warm weather.

Hipcamper Carly

The best!!!!!

Carly Z.
recommends this listing.
November 14th, 2021

Super fun time at the tipi. We used a portable propane heater and had a small fire inside the tipi and we were totally warm and cozy in the 30 degree temps over night. Rob is a great host and he let us inside his beautiful home to show us paintings he’s working on. The property is amazing and my family will be coming back again and again. Such a great find so close to Grand Rapids. Thank you Rob! You’ve got a great thing going at Linx Run!

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Property
Lynx Run Wilderness Retreat
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$100/night
1 Site