Hipcamp host Rachael D.,
Hosted by
Rachael has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

Immerse yourself in miniature horse & donkey ranch life!  Beautiful hilly area with trees for hammocks, and secluded camping.   Amazing sunsets!  Find relaxation in a Yoga class with our Miniature Horses & Donkeys.  Inquire upon arrival to schedule (class is dependent upon availability/weather).

Secluded camp area is on the back hill behind the barn.  There is a fire r

Read more...

Immerse yourself in miniature horse & donkey ranch life!  Beautiful hilly area with trees for hammocks, and secluded camping.   Amazing sunsets!  Find relaxation in a Yoga class with our Miniature Horses & Donkeys.  Inquire upon arrival to schedule (class is dependent upon availability/weather).

Secluded camp area is on the back hill behind the barn.  There is a fire ring, toilet, and mowed path to drive close to campsite. (see pictures)

Camp area near driveway in front of the pastures, is in an open field, with a fire ring. Toilet is behind the barn.

Our animals are the stars of the ranch, we have a herd of miniature horses & donkeys, and goats. Bourbon the goat quite often jumps the fence to visit campers.  All of the animals love treats (graham  crackers, vanilla wafers, carrots, apples), not too picky!  The chickens and guinea fowl roam the property freely, so you're sure to see them out & about too.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 20 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
No Fifth wheels and Class A RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Rachael a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 7% off

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Boating

    Many lakes near the Oasis

    Hiking

    We are near many hiking & walking trails, the terrain here is hilly too. Ionia State Recreation area is about 10 miles away. F...Read more

    Horseback riding

    Double R Ranch 20 minutes away

    Paddling

    Lakes in the area & 3 miles to Grand River Access

    Snow sports

    Snowshoeing/cross country skiing right here. Many people ride snowmobiles in the area.

    Swimming

    We're 50-60 minutes from Lake Michigan. Sessions Lake in Ionia State Recreation area has a nice sandy beach and is about 10 mi...Read more

    Wildlife watching

    Boulder Ridge wild animal park/zoo is just a few miles away

    Biking
    Fishing
    Off-roading (OHV)
    Surfing

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at Miniature Horse & Donkey Oasis in Michigan.

    Beach

    Sessions Lake Beach inside Ionia State Recreation area

    Field

    We practice yoga with the donkeys & horses in the field on top of the hill.

    Ranch

    We are a working Miniature Horse & Donkey Ranch

    Driveway

    Driveway loops around near house. Optional path to drive to camping area at base of hill

    Forest
    Lake
    River, stream, or...
    Farm

    Places to see near Miniature Horse & Donkey Oasis

    18 Reviews

    This listing has no reviews yet.
    If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
    Hipcamper Emily

    Truly an oasis!

    Emily W.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    October 17th, 2021

    Staying here was seriously such a dream! We have a small teardrop camper, so we parked right next to the front pasture. We had friendly horse and donkey visitors all day and loved getting to spend time with the animals. Rachael and Pablo were a joy to get to know and such kind, generous hosts. They made us feel like they were happy to have us there and experience their property. Definitely one of the best private camping spots I have been to and would highly recommend!

    Hipcamper Michael

    Amazing and unique experience

    Michael A.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    October 3rd, 2021

    My friends and I had an amazing time at the Miniature Horse & Donkey Oasis. We camped on the back hill and had plenty of space with three large tents. The views are awesome and you really get to be close to the animals the whole time. Definitely recommend doing a yoga session with Rachael. It was a great morning workout and the goats and donkeys joined in with us. It was a very unique and special experience to be that close with the animals and to see how friendly they are. Couldn’t recommend this place enough!

    Hipcamper Sarah
    Sarah S.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    September 27th, 2021

    We had such a great stay! Rachael was very helpful and all the animals were extremely friendly. We loved visiting with the goats and donkeys. Can't wait to go back someday!

    Hipcamper Leta

    Solo camping weekend

    Leta V.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    September 26th, 2021

    Really enjoyed my stay here. Very quiet, and was fun to interact with the animals. Rachel was a gracious host and gave me some good local intel when she found out I had plans to hike in the area. I was camping alone, and this was the perfect place to relax and feel totally safe.

    Miniature Horse & Donkey OasisView from my campsiteCampsite close to house and barn.
    Hipcamper Julie

    A definite must-go for the area.

    Julie E.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    September 8th, 2021

    Wonderful cozy farm for quick, easy camping. Hosts were very helpful and accommodating. Petting the mini houses and donkeys were a real treat, our puppies had a blast.

    Hipcamper desirae

    Fun and relaxing for all ages.

    Desirae W.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    August 31st, 2021

    Second time staying, this time with the kids and they absolutely enjoyed their self. Rachael is an amazing host and yoga instructor! Highly recommend Miniature Horse and Donkey Oasis.

    Miniature Horse & Donkey OasisMiniature Horse & Donkey OasisMiniature Horse & Donkey OasisMiniature Horse & Donkey Oasis
    Hipcamper Colin

    Great animals

    Colin R.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    August 31st, 2021

    The kids loved the animals that came right up to the site!

    Hipcamper Reilly

    Definitely book this hipcamp!

    Reilly F.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    August 15th, 2021

    Rachael's oasis was the most unique Hipcamp we've ever visited. The minute we were on her property we were greeted by her dog and a mischievous baby goat. We chatted with Rachael and her partner about the animals and they made us feel like old friends. We camped right next to the donkeys and mini horses, and got to participate in a sunset yoga with the animals milling all around us. The experience was unique, revitalizing, and joyful. Thank you!

    Miniature Horse & Donkey OasisMiniature Horse & Donkey OasisMiniature Horse & Donkey Oasis
    Hipcamper Aurelie

    A second home

    Aurelie F.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    August 14th, 2021

    Staying here is exactly as they call it, an Oasis. It was the most wonderful balance of fun, therapeutic, and rustic. Rachael and Pablo were the most wonderful hosts that went out of their way to make me feel welcome and I’m happy to call them my friends now. I plan on staying here again in the future. Definitely take the yoga class with all the animals! That was such a cool experience!

    Miniature Horse & Donkey OasisMiniature Horse & Donkey OasisMiniature Horse & Donkey OasisMiniature Horse & Donkey Oasis

    Awards

    Best of 2022 Michigan
    Finalist
    Property
    Miniature Horse & Donkey Oasis
    State
    Michigan
    Country
    United States
    $35/night
    3 Sites