Hipcamp host Jules M.,
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A stay at the Camper's Den is an Easy, Breezy Holiday Getaway in the dreamy country wild.  Everything you need is provided (except your food and drinks- but even that can be made for you from local sources!).  All you need to pack is some comfy clothes, walking shoes, and some nibbles and glass-free beverages and you're set.  Let us take care of the rest - so you can rest ea

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A stay at the Camper's Den is an Easy, Breezy Holiday Getaway in the dreamy country wild.  Everything you need is provided (except your food and drinks- but even that can be made for you from local sources!).  All you need to pack is some comfy clothes, walking shoes, and some nibbles and glass-free beverages and you're set.  Let us take care of the rest - so you can rest easy.  If you're looking to getaway for a unique camping experience - but don't want to do the packing part... we are the destination for you and yours. Centered between Ottawa and Toronto - we are a fantastic meet up spot for old friends and offer a gorgeous home-base to re-connect.

We offer a unique glamping experience at it's easiest! Nestled in a private corner of our 100 acre property - you'll find your home away from home.  The Camper's Den is extensively prepared with a Prospector Tent (which sleeps 4- see pics), a campfire pit with chairs, an outdoor "kitchen" with ALL the tools you'll desire, 2 moveable picnic tables, and a dry toilet/outhouse facility. Campers have access to the Hobby Farm, maintained trails (see map), the Labyrinth and the "Booby-Trap Tree". There are seasonal ponds and a babbling brook to explore in the spring months.  The Den is a couple minutes walk through the woods to the main house and Hobby Farm - home to cows, pigs, alpacas, goat, sheep, chickens, and ducks. Wildlife sightings of rabbits, turtles and deer happen daily - and keep an eye out for Sasquatch! We have a rambling trail system - both naturalized and bike friendly. 

If you are looking for local things to explore; we are located minutes from: the Crowe River, 2 large conservation areas (Crowe River Park and Callaghans Rapids), extensive cycling trails and routes, Churchkey Brewing Company, King's Mill Cidery, The Stirling Buffalo Farm and we are between the towns of Marmora and Campbellford (which is home to "Canada's Sweetest Bakery" and The Westben Theatre)

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Playground available
No wifi
Laundry absent
No hot tub
Have a question? Send Jules a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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CA$123
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Homemade, healthy and fresh: breakfast and/or lunch and/or dinner

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Labyrinth Medicine

Explore elements of Earth-based Spirituality as you deep dive into the medici...Read more

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Pond Exploration

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Farm fresh eggs, pork, lamb, beef

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Women's Circles w/ Heartfelt Jules

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Various guided hikes with Tim

As a naturalist, forester and ecologist, Tim will lead you on the hike you de...Read more

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Needle Felting with Heartfelt Jules

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Biking can happen on the property or on local country roads. There are also extensive trail systems nearby.

Boating

We are minutes from the Crowe River

Fishing

We are minutes from the Crowe River

Hiking

Hiking can happen on the property (a map of our trails is provided). There are also 2 Conservation Areas within an 8 minutes dr...Read more

Paddling

We are minutes from the Crowe River

Off-roading (OHV)

Extensive trails nearby

Snow sports

We have great trails for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Batawa Ski Hill is 25 minutes away.

Swimming

We are minutes from the Crowe River

Wildlife watching

We have a "Crow's Nest" viewing platform. Wildlife watching can happen on the property (a map of our trails is provided). There...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camper's Den @ The Tamarack Shack in Ontario.

Driveway

We have a LONG, gravel laneway and a drive-able trail to the Camper's Den

Forest
Field
Wetlands
Farm

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Hipcamper Stephanie

Renewal i didn't know i needed!

Stephanie M.
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July 21st, 2022

I was in desperate need for a wee getaway to quiet my brain and reconnect with nature. The Camper's Den at the Tamarack Shack was just what I needed and more. Rustic (but with a comfy bed to sleep in) and the stars! I can't remember the last time I slept so well.

I loved the walk through the property and spending some time with the cute farm animals. With the busyness of my life I hadn't been eating well. The breakfast of homemade granola and fresh eggs and fruit reminded me of how a perfect breakfast like that can serve the soul.

It was the perfect mix of quiet time to read and write and getting out into nature.

Thanks so much for a wonderful stay. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Karen

Moon, stars and joy, oh my!

Karen S.
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July 12th, 2022

I cannot think of a more gracious and nurturing host! Jules and her family clearly love this land and you see evidence of this everywhere you go -- the walking trails (with beautiful beaded signage) that meander through forests and meadows, the ponds (so much wildlife!), the firepits (where I experienced my first women's moon circle ever, amazing!), the labyrinth (the answers WERE there!), and so much more. The campsite had everything we needed so anything extra we packed was left in the trunk. Thank you, Jules, for sharing your beautiful land (and positive energy) with my family and setting us up for so much needed quality time together and blissful solitude under the stars!

Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha K.
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July 3rd, 2022

This was my first experience going through Hipcamp and this one did not disappoint at all! The amazing owners Jule’s and Tim made our experience so easy and seamless. We only needed food, our clothes and a few personal items which made our last minute getaway so much easier to “plan”. The trails were definitely a hit with so many options and being the perfect length for anyone to walk. (don’t forget the peacefulness of the labyrinth which is beautifully built) I could go on forever but my last note would be how welcoming and kind these amazing people are. I will 10000% be back in the near future. I will also be recommending it to family, friends and anyone that is on there spiritual path ❤️

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Property
The Tamarack Shack
State
Ontario
Country
Canada
CA$105/night
1 Site