- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 3 nights
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
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Had a great experience
We enjoyed our stay here! Cole was very helpful with suggestions for great hikes/ places to visit. Our trip was short, so we didn't get to check everything out, but maybe next year. :) The location was beautiful and quiet - heard a lot of thunder the first night, though! There was plenty of room to set up the tent, and there was a fire pit and a couple chairs for us to use. Plus, firewood is offered for sale - very convenient.
Great off-the-grid stay on Cole's property, centered perfectly between Tettegouche State Park visitor's center and Split Rock Lighthouse State Park (10-15 mins drive).
Cole was a very responsive host and easy to communicate with (text/call). He met us on a 4-wheeler once we arrived at the provided address and guided us to the campsite. This was a primitive site on his property located about one mile up a mountainside on a dirt/gravel road. There's no access to water/electricity and about a 15-yard walk from the parking spot/area into a wooded campsite. Provided was a couple of chairs surrounding a fire pit, some firewood, and tarps just in case it rained.
At the base of the mountain and less than 10 minutes away is the Black Beach Campground in Silver Bay, MN where you can access toilets/freshwater.
Note: We had about 1-bar of cell service throughout the area (Verizon). Calls in/out were okay, but the internet was way slow.
Could not locate the camping area
I messaged Cole to let him know that we were running a bit late and would not make it for the first night we had reserved. I received no answer but thought nothing of it. When we arrived the following day, the address brought us to a property that had a sign posted addressing the land as someone named Steve. We drove back until the road wouldn't support a vehicle of our nature. There was no area clear for pitching a tent or having a fire. Tall grass and trees throughout. I called Cole to make sure we were at the right spot, but received no answer and no call back. I would like to be refunded or at least one night as we left and had to make other arrangements. Because we were late to arrive I understand if both nights cannot be refundable.
Large secluded camping spot
Great private spot for a backcountry camping family get together! This location fit our family perfectly. We had a larger group of 8 people which included 3 tents, a 13'x9' bug screen tent and a pop up changing room tent/makeshift potty and we still had plenty of room to sit around the fire together! Cole had excellent communication skills (if he hasn't given you his number directly make sure to message through Hipcamp, he answers quickly!). To get to the spot you take some bumpy and small uphill rocky roads but they were no problem for our Subaru and Jeep. We even had a car make it up and down several times but wouldn't recommend if it's wet. There's an address on Hipcamp that will bring you about halfway to the spot but make sure to meet with Cole to follow him the rest of the way because the address doesn't bring you to the exact spot. One of the best parts about the location was how close it was to lots of amenities like Black Sand Beach and Tettagouche State Park. Really amazing spot. Bugs were not bad first day but we came back fro a hike pretty sweaty and icky in the evening day 2 and the mosquitos weren't super friendly (to be expected) so our bug tent was very useful! No bathroom but a jug of water, pop up changing tent, and a bucket with kitty litter worked great! If you love a good off grid backcountry camping experience this is the place for you! Look no further! Cole was very friendly and made us feel welcome!
We arrived a day late. When I reached out to Cole on the update I got no response. When we arrived to the location there was no visible area to camp, tall grass and no clearings. I called cole to make sure we were at the correct location. I got no answer and no call back. I would like for my trip to be refunded as we did not stay and could not contact the host
Great location, beautiful, 10/10!
We really enjoyed our stay here! The campsite is very private and in an awesome location (excellent cell service with Verizon, btw). We had a massive tent and had a ton of space for it, hammocks, a campfire, chairs and a table, etc. I loved how secluded it was while also being close enough to other people/places that I didn’t feel too afraid (I’m a chicken haha). Cole was beyond helpful during our stay and is very quick to respond if you need anything. He’s very knowledgeable and kind! We were met on arrival and he helped us set up (even in a dense fog/rain!). Their home is a tiny house just up the mountain. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to meet their cute dog, too!
We took a RAV4 and had no issues getting to the place. I think any car would be completely fine if you take it slow. It’s a pretty standard dirt road with some bumps but nothing a decent vehicle can’t handle. Super close to Tettegouche State Park (best views/never really crowded!) and not too far from Gooseberry Falls. The town of Silver Bay has a gas station and a few places to eat/drink if that’s your jam. The Black Beach (5 min drive) is really beautiful with rocks you can climb around and great views. There’s also a nice picnic area there, too! Ask Cole about the app you can download for maps of hiking trails. We didn’t explore their property much (we were pretty busy!) but it butts up against the Tettegouche State Park and has access to the Superior Hiking Trail. The bike trail is also very close and stretches on for ever! Next time, I would probably want to bring my bike and just cruise on the trail along the lake.
Overall, 10/10 and I would (and will!) absolutely return!
The site was better than advertised! Very secluded spot in the hills with a beautiful view, the drive up to the spot was a very steep dirt road that was a blast to drive up and added to the feel of seclusion and ruggedness of the site (Whether on purpose or not). There was plenty of firewood available and hiking trails throughout the land, but I didn't get the chance to check them out.
Funny Farm was awesome!!! Cole was a super cool host and the whole trip was so much better than expected.
We went during the fall and staying here was totally worth the cold night. The views were way better expected, Cole and his puppy took us around the property showing the cliffs with views I didn’t even know we had in Minnesota, let alone something I could find on hipcamp. The whole experience was way better than I could’ve expected and I’d recommend it to anyone.