Hipcamp host Linda P.,
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Danny's Tent is a 10x12 canvas wall tent tucked in the woods at the far side of the pond.  The green tent covers a 3/4 inch plywood floor and the canvas is suspended by beautiful balsam logs from the forest. Inside the tent is a cozy queen size bed, as well as a small table, chairs and lamp.  We've added a wood stove and will have a stack of firewood ready for you at the ten

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Danny's Tent is a 10x12 canvas wall tent tucked in the woods at the far side of the pond.  The green tent covers a 3/4 inch plywood floor and the canvas is suspended by beautiful balsam logs from the forest. Inside the tent is a cozy queen size bed, as well as a small table, chairs and lamp.  We've added a wood stove and will have a stack of firewood ready for you at the tent. Additional firewood is available at the wood shed for $5/bundle or on the forest floor for free. Danny's Tent is a beautiful rustic campsite ready for an adventurous soul.  ****Be sure to bring sleeping bags.**** There are pillows but no bedding provided here. 

We do want to mention that there are other unique sites here at Balsam Ridge, each one having it's own woodsy personality. For more information on our other sites check out Balsam Ridge Retreat.

We're looking forward to a new season of camping and meeting some great folks!

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Linda a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Duluth has 178 miles of beautiful wooded trails. For a map of biking trails check out Trailforks, Duluth. One particular trail ...Read more

Boating

Besides Lake Superior, there are several other popular boating lakes within a half hour of downtown Duluth, Pike Lake, Island L...Read more

Fishing

Shore fishing spots Here's a list of suggested places to fish from shore, courtesy of Scott VanValkenburg at Fisherman's Corner...Read more

Hiking

There are at least 150 miles of unpaved hiking trails in Duluth. Balsam Ridge is just a few minutes walk from the Hartley Trail...Read more

Horseback riding

Duluth now offers the new Magney Snively-Ely's Peak Equestrian Trail and Ski Loop along western Duluth's portion of Skyline Bo...Read more

Paddling

Oh yes. Lots of it. There is a sweet video on Duluthoutdoors..com that gives you an idea what it's like to paddle on Lake Super...Read more

Wind sports

The biggest water right at your backdoor, Duluth offers all the wonders of real windsurfing, massive shorebreak, head-on ramps,...Read more

Climbing

Duluth offers a variety of seasonal climbing opportunities within the city limits. Casket Quarry is a premier site for ice an...Read more

Snow sports

There are more snow sports than you can shake a stick at in Duluth, MN, so I'll just run through the top 11 outdoor winter adve...Read more

Surfing

Duluth is well known for its extreme surfers. Winter or summer, if there are waves breaking, there will be surfers taking advan...Read more

Swimming

Swimming and summer just naturally go hand-in-hand - especially when you live in an area that's blessed with an abundance of la...Read more

Whitewater paddling

The St Louis River (which flows into Lake Superior) is a great spot for whitewater rafting all summer long. This 2 hour trip t...Read more

Wildlife watching

Duluth is home to two Important Bird Areas (IBA), recognized as globally important habitats for the conservation of bird popula...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Danny's Tent in Minnesota.

Forest

The name "Balsam Ridge Retreat" is just one indicator of the type of forest we are nestled in. Numerous maples cover the east s...Read more

River, stream, or creek

One of Duluth's 16 designated trout streams is a two minute walk from our mailbox. It's known as the East Branch of the Chester...Read more

Suburban

Yes, we are in the city Just down MacFarlane Road is a large beaver pond that the East Chester Creek runs through. Duluth, and ...Read more

Wetlands

Just down MacFarlane Road is a large beaver pond that the East Chester Creek runs through.

Driveway

As you pull up to the front of our home you'll only see a short parking spot. This isn't the driveway. Look about 275 feet to t...Read more

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Hipcamper Andrea

Relaxing retreat

Andrea P.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2022

Linda’s property is forest so as you relax in front of the tent you are surrounded by birdsong and the murmur of leaves. Linda has thought of every contingency. There is water inside and outside the tent, a fan if it gets hot, a wood stove, soap and towels. The site is beautiful and carefully curated. Linda and Chris are supremely welcoming and wonderful hosts. There are welcoming communal areas with comfy chais, a screened gazebo-type area, and a pond surrounded by wildflowers.

Hipcamper Derek

Danny’s tent

Derek W.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2022

Linda is amazing and puts love into everything she touches. The energy here is magical. You will make memories here!

Hipcamper Jared
Jared J.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2022

This is a great place to stay when visiting Duluth or as a stop on your way up to the north shore. Chris and Linda are fantastic hosts and are obviously passionate about meeting people and sharing their space.

Hipcamper Paul

Memorial(memorable) weekend trip

Paul H.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2022

Anyone who’s stayed at Balsam Ridge Retreat knows what a magical place it is - all the extras Linda and Chris have done to make glamping as comfortable as possible. This visit was no exception. The weather outside wasn’t terrific, but inside the Stuga(we switched from Danny’s Tent due to a cancellation), it was oh so cozy. Thanks for another wonderful visit to the North Shore.

Hipcamper Justine
Justine P.
recommends this listing.
March 27th, 2022

Really loved our stay at Balsam Ridge! We stayed in March and it was a cold weekend. We stayed warm and cozy in Dann’y tent. Balsam Ridge offered sleds and snow shoes for use. There are hiking trails right off the property in addition to there being plenty to explore right on the property. There is a small pound you can sometimes skate on in the winter and a couple fun swings to enjoy as well. Balsam Ridge was a winter wonderland and made for a perfect winter trip.

Hipcamper Sophina

Idealic winter getaway

Sophina S.
recommends this listing.
March 3rd, 2022

We were absolutely blown away by this place. Linda and Chris greeted us with such generosity of spirit and kindness and went above and beyond to make sure our stay was incredible. They're truly some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. They gave us a tour of the picturesque grounds and checked in about the temperature in our cabin, making sure we were staying warm. We made use of the sledding run, the ice rink, and the three wooden swings spread out around the property. This was the perfect winter getaway and we can't wait to come back to see what the summer experience is like.

Hipcamper C Ryan
C Ryan S.
recommends this listing.
February 24th, 2022

I needed a place to go and reflect, ask myself some big questions and rest for a few days. Chris and Linda delivered that and more. They were incredibly welcoming and kind and their retreat is pure magic. As soon as I started walking down the trail to the tent I felt my shoulders relax and a sense of peace came over me.
The tent is a wonderful winter retreat if you are up for tending the wood burning stove. The bed is heated as well!
Within an hour of being there I was already planning my return...and who I was going to bring with me.
I can't recommend this place highly enough! Thank you Linda & Chris!!

Hipcamper Patrice

Danny's tent - warm & comfy!

Patrice E.
recommends this listing.
November 4th, 2021

Perfect stay for us at Dannys tent. Very much enjoy the wood burning stove on those cold nights. And the comfy bed!
Thank you to Chris and Linda for making it such a nice experience!

Hipcamper Tatiana

A perfect getaway

Tatiana G.
recommends this listing.
October 22nd, 2021

Our second time at Linda and Chris’s place and we loved it! They truly are good hosts and it shows how much work they put into Danny’s tent and the other tents on their property. It’s so cozy and magical you’ll keep coming back like we do.

Property
Balsam Ridge Retreat
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$79/night
1 Site