Hipcamp host Christine  J.,
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Bunkhouse in the Pines sits under a pine tree canopy surrounded by a beautiful 11 acre forest, creek, and wetland.  It is centrally located to many attractions just minutes away: The Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Beaches, Fishing, Wineries, Cool Shops, Farms Stands, Kayaking, Biking/Hiking Trails, and Traverse City. Come commune with nature and enjoy the awesome and upli

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Bunkhouse in the Pines sits under a pine tree canopy surrounded by a beautiful 11 acre forest, creek, and wetland.  It is centrally located to many attractions just minutes away: The Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Beaches, Fishing, Wineries, Cool Shops, Farms Stands, Kayaking, Biking/Hiking Trails, and Traverse City. Come commune with nature and enjoy the awesome and uplifting vibe of the Leelanau Peninsula for the ultimate Eco experience! The small quaint town of Cedar, located just 3 miles away, has Buntings Market, The Cedar Tavern, an ice cream shop, new coffee house, and other eclectic shops. 

The bunkhouse sleeps two and a small cot can also be set up next to bed though it makes a very tight fit. More guests can set up tents or bring a pop up trailer to accommodate a larger party. The cabin is cozy and small (125 SQFT) and is a perfect base camp for a good night sleep. It has a king size bed and can be divided to make two twin sized beds (clean bed linens included). There is a dorm sized  refrigerator, two fans (no air conditioning), microwave, toaster, and electric tea kettle. The outdoor private space next to the cabin includes a table and chairs, propane grill,  and a spacious campfire area. The rustic out-building has hot and cold water for the shower, double stainless sink and a counter to prepare meals on. The kitchen is well appointed with pots, large cast iron frying pan, cooking utensils, plates, coffee cups, silverware, can opener, and metal hot dog/marshmallow skewers for campfire. Propane cook stove is available upon request for a $5.00 USD charge paid in cash at time of check-in. Notify host before check-in if you would like to use the stove.

Please bring your own bath and beach towels.

Kids? Dogs? Additional Guests? You can set up your tent or pop-up camper.

Smoking of tobacco products on property is generally discouraged. Thanks!

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Christine a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Sleeping Bear Heritage bike trail and Tart bike trail from Sutton’s Bay to T.C.

Hiking

Hiking trails located throughout the area. Road behind my property is a dirt seasonal road with mature hardwood forests which i...Read more

Paddling

Cedar River located 3 miles from cabin has a boat launch for your canoe or kayak. Also the Platte, Crystal, and Betsie rivers o...Read more

Swimming

Leelanau county has many clear blue water lakes with excellent swimming close by. Lake Michigan and Lake Leelanau offer many pu...Read more

Wildlife watching

11 acre nature preserve with wetlands and hardwood forests contains abundant birds, deer, and small mammals.

Boating
Fishing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bunkhouse in the Pines in Michigan.

Forest

The property is in a Conservation Easement with the Leelanau Nature Conservancy. The landscape is mostly forested with hilly u...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Creek located on my property viewed from Cate Rd.

Wetlands

My property has a wetland swamp you can access from Cate Rd just around the corner.

Beach
Coastal
Lake
Driveway

Places to see near Red Headed Woodpecker Refuge

19 Reviews

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Hipcamper Emma
Emma W.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2022

Christine is a great host! She provided a space heater for the cabin that was a life saver on a cold and rainy weekend. Her entire site is very thought out with almost everything provided for you. If you’re looking for complete privacy, this site might not be for you as it is close to the road and houses. The location is very convenient being close to TC, Glen Arbor, and Leelanau.

Hipcamper Linda
Linda W.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2022

My family of 4 enjoyed our stay at this very quaint, private camp site. The overall site is well-equipped and comfortable. The cabin is like a hotel room with bed and refrigerator, power outlets and lamps. There's a flat area that we used for our small tent. The shower with hot water was very nice. The location is within a short drive to various attractions such as Sleeping Bear Dunes and Traverse City. The host, Christine, was very friendly.

Hipcamper arno
Arno B.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2022

C'est un lieu idéalement placé, au milieu des bois. La cabane est rustique mais confortable et Christine une hôte formidable

Hipcamper Jensen
Jensen S.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2022

Such a beautiful place, better in person than the pics show online. Host was very reachable and helpful!

Hipcamper Megan

Excellent bunkhouse experience

Megan T.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2022

This campsite was so well-equipped and exactly as shown in the photos! The camp area was spacious with the outhouse a nice distance from the other features. Great communications and directions provided by host. We enjoyed the gorgeous setting and the location was absolutely perfect to explore both Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Leelanau Peninsula. I will note that traffic noise from the nearby road is present, but that dies down at night-time and did not impact our sleep in the cozy cabin. As a birder, I was able to identify many bird species by sound. Our daughter loved the cot just for her, and we appreciated the bedding and everything being ready when we got there. We hope to stay again!

Hipcamper Leslie

Primitive feel and central location

Leslie K.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2022

We loved our stay! We have 2 kids, 9&5years. We used the cot and king and fit perfectly. We loved being centrally located to the destinations we wanted to day trip to up and down the peninsula. We were happy with the accommodations and amount of supplies offered. It was nice to feel like we were primitively camping but we didn’t have to pack and tore around all of our gear. Thanks again!

Hipcamper Renaldo

Northern michigan

Renaldo M.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2022

Christine’s place is in a perfect location for exploring northern Michigan!

Hipcamper Katrina

Had a great time!

Katrina A.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2022

Christine's property was a great place to stay for our group! Everything was clean, the camping area is beautiful, with a nice flat spot for a tent if you need it. Christine is super nice and helpful and provided all the essentials. Definitely would stay here again!

Hipcamper Michael
Michael S.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2022

Just as advertised. 15 minutes from TC and close to Sleeping Bear Dunes. Nice to have a king bed.

Property
Red Headed Woodpecker Refuge
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$90/night
1 Site

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