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. The cupboards have a few pots and pans and blue tin camp dishes for 6 people. Some basic silverware, knife, spatula and miscellaneous items are in the drawers. 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: 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 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 Stuart
Stuart F.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2022

Despite two days of rain and 50 degree weather, we were warm and dry in the poptop camper high atop listening point. My wife and I came North from Madison to visit our daugher who lives in Duluth. Linda and Chris warmly welcomed us and as they guided us around their piece of heaven.

Too many small details to list here created a unique and memorable experience during our 3 day visit. This was capped by a magical piano performance and sign along with fellow guests on the communal back porch (stage). A visit is recommended. We know we will return.

Thank you Linda and Chris

Hipcamper Matthew

Family of 5 in a pop-up camper

Matthew J.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2022

Our family of 5 had an amazing time and would highly recommend to anyone with or without kiddos in tow. The pop-up camper we stayed in was immaculate and way more spacious than I thought (it had also rained several inches before we stayed in it, and it was not affected at all by the weather!). The entire grounds are charming, welcoming, and the multiple sites felt secluded enough from each other. The amenities are excellent (our family enjoyed the swings and the pond). To top it off, the hosts were excellent and I shared some great conversation with them while there. I look forward to staying again soon!

Hipcamper Christina
Christina L.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2022

Listening Point was great. We enjoyed staying in the camper and being surrounded by trees. We also had a great time on the swings and hiking the trails connected to the property. Linda and Chris we’re very friendly!

Hipcamper Tammy
Tammy V.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2022

What a cute and unique experience. Absolutely loved it and would come back!

Hipcamper Heather
Heather G.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

Linda and Chris were the best hosts! Their entire property is laid out perfectly to create privacy and such a unique experience! I can't wait to get back up there!

Listening Point
Hipcamper Charlene
Charlene R.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2022

Beautiful setting. Very quiet, great place to just be quiet. I stayed in the pop up camper. Very, clean. Compostable toilet was very close and easy to get to at night. I had a couple of deer bed down next to my area, we both were startled when I walked to the camper after dark. But once we realized we were all safe they majestically disappeared into the woods.

Little details like this make your area hey and comfortable.
Hipcamper Tasha
Tasha V.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2022

We have been coming for three years and it never disappoints. They are amazing hosts and there is everything for the entire family.

Hipcamper Ashley

Stop looking & book now!!

Ashley H.
recommends this listing.
June 15th, 2022

This was by far one of our very favorite places to stay at!! We were looking for a few days in Duluth on our way up north & if we knew what we know now, we wish we would’ve stayed there longer. Linda & Chris thought I’d EVERYTHING - from the beautiful lighting, heating bedding, French press, multiple swings, fishing poles & even a piano on the grounds! Stop looking around and book now!! And go ahead and add on a few extra days because you’re not going to want to leave. What a gift this place & these people are! It’s the perfect blend of feeling like you’re in the beautiful wilderness while maintaining some of the modern conveniences. We hope to come back one day!

Hipcamper Ann
Ann K.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2022

Balsam Ridge Retreat is such a special place. We like staying at Listening Point, where you can see all the glowing fairy lights strung along the pathways from the comfortable beds inside the trailer. All of the sites are wonderful!

Property
Balsam Ridge Retreat
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$88/night
1 Site