Hipcamp host Daniel C.,
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If tenting does not work for you we have one RV camper available.  Sleep up 6 adults and 2 children.  27 foot Forest River (Wildwood) camper in excellent condition.  Fridge, Freezer,, Gas stove/oven, outside grill, CD/Radio, Toilet/tub and running water and electric hookup.  Dishes provided, pots, pans, silverware.  Please bring your own towels, pillows and sheets, but we ha


If tenting does not work for you we have one RV camper available.  Sleep up 6 adults and 2 children.  27 foot Forest River (Wildwood) camper in excellent condition.  Fridge, Freezer,, Gas stove/oven, outside grill, CD/Radio, Toilet/tub and running water and electric hookup.  Dishes provided, pots, pans, silverware.  Please bring your own towels, pillows and sheets, but we have backup sheets available.  Wood and fire ring provided. 

First, we would like to thankthe dozens of wonderful campers we had last year and those that helped NRPines beselected as a finalist for being the Best Hipcamps in Minnesota. We lookforward to many more memorable family experiences. The River Farm was nicknamedby locals as the “Jewel of Waseca County”, because the stunningly scenic 40-acreproperty overlooks Pioneer’s Pond, Pelican lake and the Le Sueur River Valleywhere no houses/farms can be seen from most of the North Ridge Pines property. Skylinesmagnify the very diverse topography of rolling hills, majestic pine & oakforests to savanna wetlands and is full of prairie grasses, wildflowers& wildlife.  Meet “Red”, our Tennessee Walker gelding, that likes toget his picture taken with children. A herd of whitetail live next to ChristianCreek along with countless variety of song and game birds. Audubon pictureperfect photo opportunities exist with very private accommodations. 

Our focus has been qualityover quantity by having only few private campsites located to maximize peacefultranquility.  North Ridge Pines is not acongested party campground, but a quiet and private family escape location withcampsites being kept visually and audially far apart from other campers. Tohelp ensure this tranquility the host is a retired lawman who patrols thegrounds to assist as needed to help ensure safety and amenities like firewood. Eachcampsite offers a firepit and their own private enclosed latrine accommodationsand other amenities as requested. For many guests having the option of completeprivacy is one of the things NRPines can provide for those only looking forquiet and covid-free solitude. Hosts have been covid vaccinated and we followcovid procedures for your safety.

For those with a more adventurousspirt the Creekside BoonDocker’s trail being blazed with offer additional crisscrossingtrails through a variety of changing terrain. A lot of things to do on theproperty and nearby that includes waterfalls and buffalo near Mankato, bikingthrough lake country on the MN State Trail, and we provide bikes, watercraft,and games free of charge along with a daily supply of firewood that is leftnear the camp-rings and more tarped at the property entry. Limited electricalhookups, generators, cookstoves are available, but the bringing of any petwould need to be cleared prior to booking.

For those interested inlearning farming opportunities about hydroponics, woodcrafts, & etc. we areable to provide instruction and special activities from boiling down sap tomaking aronia syrups and beverages from our organically grown crops. NRPinesoffers free kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating and has a 20-foot deep 4-acrepond at this MN Grown aronia-berry family farm. Owners are full-time educatorsthat are in the process renovating a traditional barn to offer future outdoorrelated classes varying from homesteading to baking and woodcraft instruction.Our 27' Forest River Camper (sleeps 8) is available should you chose not tobring your own camper and is listed as a separate listing. 

Historically the land wasonce owned by Ulysses S. Grant & purchased from former MN Speaker of theHouse Rodney Searle who had congressional gatherings back in the 1970's &who was a conservationist far ahead of his time.

Please read the rules for your safety and to respect others. Tokeep prices down we ask you pack out the trash you bring in. Life jackets arekept by the dock and feel free to call for any questions or clarificationconcerning check in times during the week verses weekends.  Looking forward to a meaningful and positivelymemorable visit.   Dan and Jane

Lodging provided
Onsite rv or trailer
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Daniel a message!
  • Check in: After 5PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off


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    Hipcamper Amber

    Wonderful farm oasis

    Amber O.
    recommends this listing.
    July 5th, 2020

    Dan and Jane have such a lovely farm and are absolutely incredible hosts. Google maps tried to direct us to drive through a field so we needed to look at a map the "old fashioned" way. We absolutely recommend a stay here.

    Hipcamper David

    Quiet and beautiful!

    David S.
    recommends this listing.
    July 30th, 2020

    This not only was a wonderful place to stay if you are looking to get away from the noise and hubbub of city life, but Dan and Jane are perhaps the nicest people who were extremely accommodating. I so enjoyed talking with them. Totally recommend this place 100%!!

    Hipcamper Katie
    Katie R.
    recommends this listing.
    August 20th, 2020

    Our family of five (3 kids and 2 adults) stayed two nights at the beautiful "Daniel's Cabin Resort". The RV was clean and had everything we needed. The land was absolutely beautiful and contains a pond, several small boats and plenty of walking trails.

    Daniel and his wife were fantastic. They ensured we had a supply of firewood and provided us with life jackets, a bean bag toss and nets to catch frogs. Minneopa State Park (as well as other local attractions) are within easy reach.

    Upon returning home our daugther said we should have stayed three nights and asked when we can go back. We look forward to returning!

    Hipcamper Linda

    Superb option for pandemic camping

    Linda R.
    recommends this listing.
    September 9th, 2020

    Had a great time this past weekend at NRPInes! Daniel and Jane are most excellent hosts. They were so kind and welcoming, made sure we had everything we needed, answered all of our questions about covid-19 precautions, and were easily accessible via text both before and during the trip. The directions they provided were easy to follow with plenty of landmarks to look for. Onsite, the camper was clean, private, and there was plenty to do and explore. We took a few walks around the gorgeous property, went canoeing on the pond, petted the very friendly horse, had a bonfire, and got to see some incredible stars at night! Just wish our stay could have been longer, but we would absolutely go back in a heartbeat!

    Hipcamper Stephen
    Stephen M.
    recommends this listing.
    September 20th, 2020

    Great place with a prairie feel. Dan was a fabulous host! Our kids loved the pond with the kayak and paddle boat, and seeing the horse.

    Hipcamper Erica

    The nicest hosts

    Erica O.
    recommends this listing.
    September 23rd, 2020

    We had the best time here. This was our first hipcamp experience and they set the bar high. They went above and beyond our expectations. Their property is beautiful. The camper was perfect. We hope to come back again.

    Hipcamper Katrina
    Katrina L.
    recommends this listing.
    October 4th, 2020

    We had such a great fall weekend at NRPines! Dan and Jane were very hospitable, the camper was super clean and comfortable. Walking paths and all the accessories of lawn games, canoe, kayak and paddle boat was more than we expected. Bonus of wildflower preserve- Highly recommend!

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    Hipcamper Joseph

    Beautiful farm setting

    Joseph S.
    recommends this listing.
    October 11th, 2020

    Wonderful hosts and a charming setting that was perfect for our one-night getaway from the twin-cities. Thanks, Dan and Jane!

    Hipcamper Kari
    Kari C.
    recommends this listing.
    October 26th, 2020

    We LOVED our time on Daniel's land and in his fabulous RV. This was the perfect set up for fall camping with winter. Dan was so inviting and we enjoyed our stay very much. Would highly recommend.

    Hipcamper Daniel
    Response from Daniel, the Host, on November 1st, 2020

    Kari it was nice having you here and wish you and your family could have stayed longer. The early single digit temperatures forced us to winterize our camper trailer for the season and will resume next spring. Even though we have closed NRPines campsites for the winter we have had a wonderful camping season meeting many great campers and families as it has been a perfect release from a very challenging 2020 for so many. We have had a lot of repeat campers and look forward to serving you, families, and friends next year. In 2021 NRPines is in the planning phase of expanding natural resources offerings, but will remain limiting the number of campsites to ensure the peace, privacy and tranquility found in few locations. Canoe, kayak, paddle boat will remain by dock and new picnic location is being added to the reworked babbling brook. Until next year stay safe and healthy, Dan and Jane NRPines.com Waseca, MN

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