The Magic Land is an amazing 70 acre wooded Eco-Center and Sacred Sanctuary Retreat with 70 free range animals. This A-Frame was built in the 1960's by Washington University and is partially finished yet still fun and funky. It is NOT HEATED so you must be a wilderness camper to stay in the winter. There is a wood burning stove inside that heats a small portion of the large
The Magic Land is an amazing 70 acre wooded Eco-Center and Sacred Sanctuary Retreat with 70 free range animals. This A-Frame was built in the 1960's by Washington University and is partially finished yet still fun and funky. It is NOT HEATED so you must be a wilderness camper to stay in the winter. There is a wood burning stove inside that heats a small portion of the large space. It sleeps 5, with 1 queen bed, 1 sofa sleeper and a couch. All linens are provided. It is full of character and charm with wonderful spaces to hangout like the back deck that overlooks the private hillside and creek. The fire ring area in the front is a hang out space for our goats too. It also in the warmer months has an old time hot tub.
The kitchen area has a full sized fridge, microwave, toaster over, toaster, coffee and hot water pot as well as coffee and tea. There is a propane stove top. All dishes are provided, just bring paper products.
Any number of our adorable animals will pop in and out of your outdoor space. We have 5 dogs that watch over The Magic Land and animals and you will hear barking at night. We do our best to keep things quiet and we learned the hard way as we brought all the dogs in that the foxes crept in and took turkey, ducks and chickens.
It was once utilized as a meeting space when Washington University owned the property and even a church. You'll find 2 living room areas with lots of seating for great conversations, a dinning area, books and games.
The property has lots of buildings to rehab and 3 that need to be taken down. One of them is next to the A-Frame.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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We stayed here recently, at the end of a nature escape trip. Being a longer trip, we decided to go the cozy route and booked the A-frame.
Laura was a fantastic host, providing all of the comforts of home. After weeks in a tent, having access to seats, a refrigerator, filtered water, toaster ovens/microwave/grill felt like a 5 star hotel to me.
The property is huge! I was given a tour, and got a better idea of whats going on. A creek runs through the whole property (due to rain, it was a river while we were there), the forest and grasses were lush, there was even a natural spring on site.
I didn't stay at the campsite, but did check it out. Laura Lynne set up a curtain for bathroom privacy, provided hand sanitizer, chairs, and a hammock. On top of that, the ground was relatively flat.
Also on site is a "tree house". I say that in quotes because I picture a tree house being the few boards we'd throw up in trees as a kid - not the full on 2 story home they lovingly built in the trees. Definitely future home goals.
Besides staying for the retreat, I'd recommend The Magic Land to anyone who's new to camping, or looking to get outdoors one toe at a time.