Hipcamp host Jay K.,
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Campsites are all private and secluded with fire rings. Sites 1 through 3 are on the South Branch of the Portage river. Sites 3 through 5 are on the creek and site 6 is near Rusty's pasture. The river sites are shady while the rest of the sites are sunny. No power or water except site 5, which could have electricity. The parking is in front of the garage and we have a golf c

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Campsites are all private and secluded with fire rings. Sites 1 through 3 are on the South Branch of the Portage river. Sites 3 through 5 are on the creek and site 6 is near Rusty's pasture. The river sites are shady while the rest of the sites are sunny. No power or water except site 5, which could have electricity. The parking is in front of the garage and we have a golf cart to transport camping supplies and guests to the camp sites. Trails run along a brook that connects to a river with wildlife everywhere. Peace and quiet abounds as there are no airports, highways or trains nearby and the road has little traffic.Rusty, the steer and his friends are waiting for your visit. Including Lexi and Buckeye the mini horses and Poly, the barn kitty with his six toes on each paw are a sight to see. Turk, our turkey and his chicken friends wander all over the property. Kayak or paddleboat on the pond. Swimming and floating on the pond is therapeutic and fun.  Play some cornhole or croquet in front of the barn. . Peaceful and quiet, Rusty's Retreat will provide the serene overnight or vacation you've always dreamed of.

Campsite area
Tent sites
6 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
Laundry present
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jay a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out

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animal interaction

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narrated farm tour

Tour of farm with full description narration by owner. $5/person.

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bicycle

Use of magaritaville bicycle for 1 hour

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6 person tent and queen air mattres

Use of tent is per night and includes air mattress.

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kayak

Use of kayak for 1 hour on the pond or the river if the water is appropriate.

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Goods

propane grill

Use of grill for 1 meal only

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Eggs

Dozen eggs

Availability limited to hen production

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Half dozen eggs

Eggs available as our 10 hens provide.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We have one bike at this time. Available for $5/hour fee.

Boating

We have a paddleboat that is free to use on the pond and holds 4 people.

Fishing

The pond is over 75 years old and has an abundance of fish as well as numerous other aquatic wildlife. Fishing is great. The r...Read more

Hiking

Trails crisscross the property offering plenty of opportunity for hiking.

Paddling

Kayaks are available for $10 per hour each and can be used on the pond or the river if the water is deep enough.

Snow sports

Bring your own cross country skis or ice skates if the weather permits.

Swimming

The pond is shallow and very safe.

Wildlife watching

Deer, raccoon, mink, pheasant and beaver are just a few of the animals you might encounter here.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Rusty's Retreat in Ohio.

Beach

We now have a new pebble beach on the pond!

Lake

A one acre pond is on the house side of the road.

River, stream, or creek

A creek abuts the property and runs 1200 feet to converge with the South Branch of the Portage River.

Swimming hole

Swimming is available as weather permits.

Wetlands

All the area near the creek and river are flood plains and some wetlands.

Farm

A 100 plus year old barn exists on the property with many farm animals to interact with. Rusty the steer, Lexi and Buckeye, the...Read more

Ranch

Rusty and his pony friends Lexi and Buckeye are our ranch animals.

Forest
Field
Driveway

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Hipcamper Angela
Angela B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 12th, 2022

Rusty's retreat was a great stop for me and my hubby! Jay took us on a tour and we got to meet Rusty the bull as well as miniature horses, cats and dogs. Beautiful spot by the river. We stayed at site #1 and loved it.

Hipcamper Robert

Creek camping

Robert E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 9th, 2022

I was met by the owners of the place upon arriving and taken for a ride to see the sites that they had available. They were very accomodating and informative during the tour. If you're a nature lover, you'll love all their sites. Their sites are nice and accessible, along a creek and far enough back to be private and quite - just what I like.

Hipcamper Jay
Response from Jay, the Host, on August 9th, 2022

Thanks for coming. We’ll see you next time.

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Hipcamper Nick

Rusty's relaxation retreat

Nick T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 7th, 2022

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Hipcamper M

Creekside shade in corn country

M S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
August 7th, 2022

Amazing place, amazing people, amazing animals. Can't ask for much more out on the road. Rusty is a sight to behold and all his little friends are adorable too. Great set of trails leading back the the very private campsites. I even picked up some homemade honey.

Hipcamper Alex

Beautiful riverside camping

Alex E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 31st, 2022

Great hosts! Our campsite (#1) was peaceful and clean and right on the river. We also got a full tour of the farm and the animals! Of course, that included meeting Rusty!

Hipcamper Jay
Response from Jay, the Host, on August 3rd, 2022

Thanks for visiting us and we hope to see you again sometime! Rusty loved meeting you!

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Hipcamper Russell
Russell S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
July 31st, 2022

Very peaceful grove in the middle of Ohio farm country with a nice view of the starry sky at night; loved the sounds from the birds and bugs. Great place to stay the evening with a tent and fire.

Hipcamper Traci
Traci B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
July 19th, 2022

It was beautiful and quiet. Just what we needed.

Hipcamper David
David S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 6th, 2022

Jay and Heather were so kind and helpful. They helped us get our campsite via golf cart. Our site (#2) was quiet and tucked back in the woods. It's a perfect spot for a peaceful getaway. Our children were enamored with Rusty, who is handsome and gentle. ☺️ They were able to fish in the pond on their property and had a great time finding the MASSIVELY sized frogs!!!

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Hipcamper Mathew

Aplusplus stay

Mathew P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 4th, 2022

Jay & Heather’s spot is great! They’re super friendly and made sure we had everything we need. Will definitely be back.

Awards

Best of 2022 Ohio
Finalist
Property
Rusty's Loft
State
Ohio
Country
United States
$35/night
6 Sites