Hipcamp host Jay K.,
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We have an old farm with a pet steer and two mini horses as well as a turkey , chickens, dogs and cats. Our barn cat has 6 toes on each of his paws which is called "polydactyl." There are trails that wind through the property that includes a pond, creek and river. Hiking, fishing kayaking and biking are just a few of the activities at Rusty's Retreat. Come and enjoy the secl

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We have an old farm with a pet steer and two mini horses as well as a turkey , chickens, dogs and cats. Our barn cat has 6 toes on each of his paws which is called "polydactyl." There are trails that wind through the property that includes a pond, creek and river. Hiking, fishing kayaking and biking are just a few of the activities at Rusty's Retreat. Come and enjoy the secluded peace and quiet and all that we have to offer. Firewood is plentiful and available for $5 per bundle and there are kayaks and bicycles for rent at $5 per use. The paddleboat and fishing are free. Our own bee honey is available at $4 for pint and $10 per quart. Our own eggs are available for $4 per dozen.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
9 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
ADA 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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

The pond currently has algae on it and fishing is not possible at this time. The river has some fish, but probably small.

Swimming

The pond is shallow and has some aquatic weeds at this time. Eradication has begun.

Biking
Boating
Hiking
Paddling
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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

Swimming hole

Water is shallow and weedy at this time. Eradication has begun.

Ranch

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

Forest
Field
River, stream, or...
Farm

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Hipcamper Joyce

Beautiful views, great getaway!

Joyce S.
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(Site 10)
May 4th, 2021

My boyfriend and I were looking for a campsite that had more privacy, away from other people. We found that at Rusty’s Retreat. It has a little bit of everything. Wooded campsites along a creek that feeds into the river, beautiful views of vast fields that go for miles, even a large pond where our host and hostess let us use their paddle boat.
Jay was a great host who started a fire for us before we got there later in the evening. He showed us around and gave us lots of options of things to do. All in all we had a great experience and plan on going back and maybe staying in Rusty’s Loft which is not quite finished yet, but beautiful!

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Hipcamper Jay
Response from Jay, the Host, on May 23rd, 2021

We enjoyed having you and hope you join us again sometime! 😃

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Hipcamper Rusty

Very enjoyable

Rusty B.
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(Site 2)
May 16th, 2021

What an amazing campsite. Jay was very accommodating the site was quiet and enjoyed the stay at this campsite. Jay is proud of what he's doing and he aims to please. Look forward to going back.

Hipcamper Jay
Response from Jay, the Host, on May 23rd, 2021

So glad you had a good time here. We hope to see you again!

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Hipcamper Ana

Very peaceful and convenient

Ana S.
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(Site 11)
May 21st, 2021

We went for a quick stop and to enjoy a bit of nature. We found a great place with the best host that will make sure you have everything to enjoy your needs and have a great time. Will totally go again and try the loft he’s building.

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Hipcamper Jay
Response from Jay, the Host, on May 29th, 2021

Thank you for visiting us and especially for helping to install the loft shower door! Next visit is free and you can enjoy the shower too! Come back anytime!

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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica G.
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(Site 1)
May 23rd, 2021

Nice, quiet camp site on the creek. Jay was a great host. Brought down a fire ring to our site and offered kayaks and a tour of his property.

Hipcamper Jay
Response from Jay, the Host, on June 21st, 2021

Thank you for being great guests!

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Hipcamper Michael

Beautiful and peaceful

Michael B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
May 26th, 2021

Had a great time lots of trails to walk around and beautiful scenery jay was a great host took the time to show me the property and pick my site will definitely go back

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Hipcamper Tim
Tim C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
May 29th, 2021

Basic place to camp but, beautiful area. Jay was very helpful. There was kayaking, hiking, and other stuff to do. Would recommend stopping in on your way to or from somewhere.

Hipcamper Jay
Response from Jay, the Host, on May 29th, 2021

Thanks for the recommendation! You were great campers and we hope to see you again sometime!

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Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
May 30th, 2021

We really enjoyed Rusty’s Retreat. Although the pond wasn’t ready for swimming yet, there was many things to enjoy on the property such as paddle boat, kayaks, paths to explore, and all the cool animals. Jay, our host, was super hospitable and really seems to enjoy sharing all the wonders of his property. It was a fun trip even for the teenagers.

Hipcamper David

A fun farm stay for the whole famil

David M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
May 31st, 2021

This place is awesome! Jay is very friendly and accommodating, the farm and land are beautiful, the animals are friendly, and our weekend camping trip was filled with memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks for a great stay, and for your help getting us settled in!

Hipcamper Jay
Response from Jay, the Host, on June 21st, 2021

Come visit anytime!

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Hipcamper Blyth

Nice place to camp that’s about it.

Blyth H.
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(Site 1)
May 31st, 2021

When I came across the posting for openings at Rustys Retreat I was super excited to book our spot. Advertising there are kayaks, a river and a stocked pond for fishing. I was looking for a fun filled Memorial Day weekend camping trip with my fiancé so I thought this was it. Once we arrived after our 3 hour road trip we were told that the spot we booked had been taken, we were pretty disappointed but Jay showed us a different, more secluded spot which was actually much nicer than our original reserved spot so we decided to stick it out. We did some exploring and hiking around which was great. This is a very beautiful little farm. We got up our first morning and was going to go kayak on the river but when we got to the kayaks they were already being used (only two). So we then decided to do some fishing... Since the “River” is more what you’d call a creek isn’t deep enough to do much in we walked up to the “stocked” pond. It’s VERY beautiful and fenced in on the owners property so their three very active big dogs were running around and jumping in the water while we were there. Which isn’t really a huge problem but kind of difficult to catch any fish when they’re being scared away. But none of that really mattered too much because the pond was so completely covered in algae we couldn’t cast without snagging. So if you’re looking for a nice quiet place to camp this is it. But if you’re looking for any activities while staying at Rustys Retreat you may want to go elsewhere.

Hipcamper Jay
Response from Jay, the Host, on June 6th, 2021

The pond is better as we have introduced grass eating fish. The river goes from flooding to a foot deep overnight. It also has stretches of 3 to 4 foot deep areas that are kayakable. We may not be the entertainment capital of the area, but we try to have provide activities.

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Property
Rusty's Retreat
State
Ohio
Country
United States
$35/night
9 Sites