Hipcamp host Christine C.
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This is a remote camp site within proximity of a private pond. The meadow trail is partly wooded with good visibility during the day, headlamps for non moon filled eves. Mountain bikers will like the trek to camp appeal of this untouched slice of nature. Birds and butterflies abound. Fireflies may be too bright at night. Bullfrogs, fish and waterfowl your only neighbors.


This is a remote camp site within proximity of a private pond. The meadow trail is partly wooded with good visibility during the day, headlamps for non moon filled eves. Mountain bikers will like the trek to camp appeal of this untouched slice of nature. Birds and butterflies abound. Fireflies may be too bright at night. Bullfrogs, fish and waterfowl your only neighbors.

*mosquito spray goes without saying ( I'm assuming this is a theme=Michigan Summers)

This is best suited for bicycle campers, or those willing to walk in (10 min to vehicle, parking area behind Art Barn.)

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Christine a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 80%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Fire Fly Cove in Michigan.


Fall Colors Glorious Color

Swimming hole

We have a pond or two we're working on adding to the offerings hopefully by August 2017.

The vibe at Fire Fly Cove

11 Reviews

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Hipcamper Jake
Jake A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 17th, 2017

Our first stop on our trip up the coast of Lake Michigan. Fire Fly Cove was nestled among the trees in a mowed area of grass. We found a nice cushion of moss to pitch our tent on. Christine was very friendly and the property was beautiful. A short drive from downtown Saugatuck, it was a cheaper and more exciting alternative to staying in a hotel.

Had access to a toilet and a nice, refreshing, cold shower in the morning. The barn was filled with quirky objects and art supplies to flex your creative muscles. A memorable stop on our trip!

The only problem we had was the firewood quality was less than ideal (large, damp pieces). You might be better off bringing your own if you'd like to have a fire OR you could ask for an axe to chop off some smaller pieces.

Overall a great, unique experience. Would recommend.

Hipcamper George
George R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 14th, 2017

A very beautiful property! Christine was very accomodating and even offered for us to use her golf cart to haul our gear to the campsite. And if you get a chance, go check out Douglas and Saugatuck. Both awesome little towns!

Hipcamper Jacob
Jacob F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2018

We had a good time here. Nice private place but not worth $50/night. Don't expect much contact from anyone. Never saw another person while we were there and we had minimal direction from the host. We managed to find a working toilet but no shower. Bring lots of bug spray and water and you'll be just fine. Dont expect a conventional camping experience.

Hipcamper Christine
Response from Christine, the Host, on August 10th, 2018

It's too bad you missed the artisan roasted coffee beans roasted on site and the shower, all in the same area as the bathroom. There's 20 acres here to explore, I'm typically in my art studio and always available by txt or phone. You're certainly right on about the unconventional nature of art farm fennville. At least we agree on something.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper James
James S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 9th, 2018

Christine is a wonderful host. The property is quirky and fun. It's close to both Douglas and Saugatuck. The area where we were placed was somewhat wet and the mosquitos were terrible. We moved our hammocks to another spot and the experience was much improved. Deep, deep woods OFF!

Hipcamper Ferriss
Ferriss B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 15th, 2018

The art farm was as beautiful and peaceful as a campsite can be. A great place for stargazing and bonfires with good company!

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Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 29th, 2018

This was the first time we ever used hipcamp. We were in a pinch and could not find a campsite anywhere for the weekend so we decided to try it out. We were fortunate enough that Christine was kind enough to accept our stay even though it was last minute and a little late! The art farm is beautiful with a lot of beautiful artwork, two ponds and a lot of space to enjoy. It is also in a great location as it is a short drive to many fun and interesting locations. Christine is very friendly and welcoming. The second night we were there she had a big bonfire and we got to enjoy meeting and conversing with many interesting people. We really enjoyed our stay and hope we will be able to come back again!

Hipcamper Ben
Ben S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 12th, 2018

Very beautiful property with some great spots to pitch a tent and have a campfire. Christine and her son RC were wonderful hosts, super inviting and helpful. Quick drive to Douglas, Saugatuck and downtown Fennville. We’d definitely come back!

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Hipcamper Breanna
Breanna B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 7th, 2019

Very beautiful property! Great directions to site, quiet space with lakeside camping and clean facilities. Was able to sleep well with fireflies and cozy space, just minutes away from downtown area. Very friendly and sweet location!

Hipcamper Eric
Eric O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 14th, 2019

Christine's place is pretty special, as well as private, with plenty of nooks to explore. There are several ponds with funky welded bridges and distinctive art installations. We camped on one of the islands and it was serene with tons of stars. There's a shower in the barn as well as a toilet. One of the ponds has a paddle-boat that was holding water from a recent rain. Christine was nice enough to get all the water out of the boat so we could paddle around. Christine couldn't have been nicer, and we had an amazing stay at the art farm.

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