Hipcamp host Deb K.,
Hosted by
Deb has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

This site is a sandy spot along the Big Sioux River on a ridge well above the water line. View out over the river to a farm on the opposite bank. Spend your time with wild turkeys, geese, and an occasional deer. Site is on the far edge of an artist retreat, but still private. Spend time hiking the river bank or gravel country roads, fish in the river, take part in any Re

Read more...

This site is a sandy spot along the Big Sioux River on a ridge well above the water line. View out over the river to a farm on the opposite bank. Spend your time with wild turkeys, geese, and an occasional deer. Site is on the far edge of an artist retreat, but still private. Spend time hiking the river bank or gravel country roads, fish in the river, take part in any Retreat activities if available, photography opportunities, enjoy an evening campfire under the stars.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Fire ban in effect
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Deb a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Big Sioux River Retreat in South Dakota.

Forest
River, stream, or...

Places to see near The Retreat at Pointer’s Ridge

17 Reviews

This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa N.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2022

Easy check in and easy to use the facilities. The campsite has a nice view. The owls hooting all night was a bonus. Deb and Peter popped by in the rain to say hi and check that we were all settled. Would definitely stay longer if we ever are this way again.

Hipcamper Ray

This is a don’t miss!

Ray K.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2022

Deb and Peter, have something special here. Off the beaten path, but very close to I-90. Easy to find. Artist Retreat with campsite next to the Big Sioux River. This couple epitomizes what Hipcamp is meant to be. The hospitality was exceptional! Easy place to kick back. We are definitely coming back.

Big Sioux River RetreatBig Sioux River RetreatBig Sioux River Retreat
Hipcamper Meg

Lovely quiet space!

Meg A.
recommends this listing.
June 24th, 2022

This is a beautiful spot - both the Retreat overall and the specific campsite. We were here only one night as we travelled cross country but loved the presence of the river, the big grass field (good for the dog!), and the access to the communal bathroom/shower, screened porch, and commercial kitchen. Deb welcomed us shortly after we arrived and proved a friendly and generous host. Only downside - which was nothing in Deb’s control! - were the mosquitoes

Big Sioux River RetreatBig Sioux River Retreat
Hipcamper Katie
Katie R.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2022

This place is so cute. We were in town for a convention and we're so excited to find an inexpensive, secluded and beautiful spot not far from the city. Deb and her sister were welcoming and accommodating. We loved the peace and quiet at night.

Big Sioux River RetreatBig Sioux River RetreatBig Sioux River RetreatBig Sioux River Retreat
Hipcamper Dariel
Dariel E.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2022

Deb is very nice and will give you a tour of the beautiful site and unique property. Great place to pitch a tent.

Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa R.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2022

This is a lovely off the beaten path location. The site is primarily used for small cabin rentals and artist retreats but there is plenty of space for campers. The common room/building was a lot like a church basement set up. There was a large kitchen area, multiple tables to sit at in a big open room, a piano, women's and mens restrooms with showers, garbage and recycling. There was a screened house for outdoor evening activities if you want to get away from mosquitoes etc. A swift flowing river abuts the property and is fun to watch especially when the purple martins are doing their acrobatics above it. It is amidst farm country and is very quiet. Our stay was short but very enjoyable. I would highly recommend it.

Hipcamper John
John W.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2021

Thanks
Peaceful
Just right for us after a long driving day.
Thanks again

Hipcamper Thomas

Peaceful spot to relax & enjoy life

Thomas A.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2021

Wow! I can't say enough about my week-long camping experience at Big Sioux River Retreat! I came here looking for some quiet time to work on craft projects and rest in nature. It was one of my most relaxing places to visit in years. I was greeted warmly by Deb and Peter my first night. They offered me a tour of the retreat and we spent an hour or so just chatting into the evening. The facilities onsite were awesome. The bathrooms and shower were perfect. I even had access to a full kitchen in the Main Hall. More importantly, Deb offered me access to a screened porch building where I spent most of my time working on my projects. When I wasn't there, I sat down by my campsite on a sandy beach overlooking the Sioux River and just enjoyed all the nature I could. I highly recommend anyone to come and experience this peaceful little retreat and enjoy the friendship of Deb and Peter. I'll be back next year!

Hipcamper William
William L.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2021

Lovely location with a lovely host, I would highly recommend a stay for anyone passing through the area

Awards

Best of 2022 South Dakota
Finalist

Lists including Big Sioux River Retreat

520 camps including 3 L Farm and Hales Hideaway
1865 camps including Magic Meadow Cabin and Marlin's Magic