Hipcamp host Linda P.,
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It's hard to believe you're in the city of Duluth when camped here at Listening Point. This campsite is surrounded by a beautiful forest on every side. The popup trailer is perched on one of the highest points of the property, and through the trees the vista is splendid. Inside the camper you'll find almost all the comforts of home. On one end is a spacious king size bed and

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It's hard to believe you're in the city of Duluth when camped here at Listening Point. This campsite is surrounded by a beautiful forest on every side. The popup trailer is perched on one of the highest points of the property, and through the trees the vista is splendid. Inside the camper you'll find almost all the comforts of home. On one end is a spacious king size bed and the other end has a full size bed. The table folds down to a single bed. Be sure to bring sleeping bags or your own bedding. The table seats four comfortably and a  propane heater will keep everyone toasty on the cooler nights in Duluth. The kitchen is typical of a camper with a three-burner stove, small electric refrigerator, and sink for washing dishes. We'll leave a stainless steel container of drinking water on the counter and a water spigot is just outside the camper. The outhouse is just a short walk down the main road. 

Lodging provided
Onsite rv or trailer
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
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: 3 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 Listening Point 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 Laura
Laura B.
recommends this listing.
October 8th, 2021

Second time staying at the Balsam Ridge retreat. Definitely will keep coming back!

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Hipcamper Ben-Kelly

Absolutely wonderful!

Ben Kelly M.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

Fantastic as always! With the trails they have, our seven year old had as much fun there as anywhere in the area and the owners, Chris and Linda are SO nice it makes our decision for where to stay easy. We look forward to our next adventure and you know where we will be staying!

Hipcamper Paul

Wonderful hidden treasure

Paul H.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2021

Fantastic hidden treasure in the city of Duluth! Chris and Linda are absolute gems of hosts - super friendly without being overbearing. Lots of small touches make their retreat very special. Gotta try the Big Swing while there. Recommend to anyone who wants a softer camping experience.

Hipcamper Ann
Ann K.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2021

Linda and Chris are wonderful hosts. We rented Listening Point, the Stuga, and the Canvas Cottage as a graduation present for our daughter and her friends and they had a fabulous long weekend together before they all head off to college. They made some great memories.

Hipcamper Jenny

Wonderful accommodations!

Jenny K.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2021

The whole camp was amazing!

Hipcamper Kari

Oasis in duluth

Kari N.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2021

We loved staying at listening point. The balsam retreat is magical and our hosts were the sweetest people. Do your self a favor and stay at this wonderful oasis

Hipcamper Karen

Wonderful hosts, beautiful location

Karen S.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2021

We absolutely loved our stay at Listening Point! Chris and Linda are so incredibly welcoming, and just wonderful people. You can't beat their location - so close to anything you want to do in Duluth, but feels like you're way out in the woods. Our kids (8 & 11) and my husband were obsessed with the swings! We didn't have time to explore the trails surrounding the property, but we have set a goal to return and stay in every one of the lodging options at Balsam Ridge, so we'll get to them!

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Hipcamper Justin

You’ll feel like family here

Justin S.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2021

What an amazing place! I was blown away at the hospitality of the hosts the first time we stayed here, but someone how they found a way to make this stay even more memorable! There were many improvements since the last time we were here and my only regret is not staying long enough to enjoy everything they had to offer. The hosts are extremely kind and never hesitated to meet our smallest of requests. This is a very family friendly place but sites are spaced out enough to still feel like a quiet and secluded getaway. This is the type of place you come back to year after year to build memories that will last a lifetime. Definitely my favorite hip camp destination hands down!

Hipcamper scott

An oasis nearer than thought...

Scott B.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2021

i had a great time...! i was able to relax prior to running a marathon the next day and then to relax after running... it was perfectly quiet and remote but let me be able to access some luxuries nearby... would highly recommend... hosts were amazing...!

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