Hipcamp host Tim R.
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Camp Dubonett is a new secret spot in the woods! Located on a 16 acre horse farm, with the camping area nestled amongst pines, birch and oak trees so your friends and family (furry or otherwise*) will enjoy the outdoors at it's finest!

We're located next to 4,000 acres of state land that includes miles of hiking, horse and bike trails. With access to Lake Dubonnet

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Camp Dubonett is a new secret spot in the woods! Located on a 16 acre horse farm, with the camping area nestled amongst pines, birch and oak trees so your friends and family (furry or otherwise*) will enjoy the outdoors at it's finest!

We're located next to 4,000 acres of state land that includes miles of hiking, horse and bike trails. With access to Lake Dubonnet through the woods, you can also enjoy fishing, canoeing or kayaking with ease.

If you are interested in fun day activities, we are located 8 miles from downtown Traverse City's delicious food mecca. We're also located at the bottom of the Lelanau peninsula that includes Sleeping Bear Dunes, several wineries, Northpoint Lighthouse and the adorable towns of Leland (Fishtown), Glen Arbor, Empire and Suttons Bay. We're also LBGTQ+ friendly!

We're especially horse camping friendly! Please visit our other listing to reserve a horse trailer/camper space.

Enjoy the ease and comfort of a camper after those daily exciting vacation adventures. If it's raining or snowing its no problem because you are inside! We allow up to 6 people to stay at a time. It has a queen bedroom, 4 single beds in the bunk room and a couch that folds down. The kitchen area includes non-potable water to wash dishes, a stove/oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, cups, plates, utensils, pots and pans. A TV and DVD player, puzzles and games are included. More games are available in our camp game room. There are heated bathrooms with flush toilets, sinks and a shower located in our barn. THE CAMPER BATHROOM IS NOT FOR USE.

- Four guests are included in the daily rental. $10/day per additional 2 guests..

- One well behaved dog* is permitted in the camper with a $100 cleaning deposit. (Your dog must go with you if you leave the camp. It cannot remain in the camper.)

- $25 per stay cleaning fee. (Precleaning as you leave in expected)

- $20 bed sheet rental available. (You can bring your own sheets and blankets and please bring your own pillows and towels)

- Dedicated firepit just outside of the camper.

- A small table and benches are available but please bring your own camp chairs.

The camper is located at the beginning of our trails in the woods. Walk the trails over to the lake where there is great wildlife watching. If you're also lucky you can see the families of deer that visit our farm almost every night. We have a game room and also offer a mini camp store with snacks and beverages available via an honor system.

We also offer special weekend group camping with brunch and dinner packages. Please contact us for more information.

*Friendly dogs are permitted. But, they must be friendly with horses and goats and always be with their human. We reserve the right to ask you to remove your animal or leave if it's not working out.

Lodging provided
Onsite rv or trailer
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Tim a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camper camping in the woods in Michigan.

Lake

Lake Dubonnett is a short walk through the woods. It is part of the state parks so if you drive, a state park pass is required....Read more

Forest
Wetlands
Farm

The vibe at Camper camping in the woods

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Hipcamper Clare

Misty morning magic

Clare C.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2020

I booked this place last minute and was just grateful to have landed a spot at all. I wasn’t expecting too much, just a camping experience close to Traverse City that would be comfortable enough for my Mom to join me. But honestly the description and pictures really don’t do this place justice. The whole property is unbelievably beautiful. There’s an adorable sitting area in the horse barn, and a little game room/patio attached to the main house that has cards, games, hot coffee, DVDs, drinks, snacks and most importantly lovely hosts who are truly thrilled to meet and host guests. Every little nook and cranny feels really welcoming and beautiful. At anytime you can dry up/warm up around the property. The heated bathrooms were a major plus on a cold/wet weekend. My favorite thing was to stroll around the grounds in the morning with a hot cup of coffee, absolutely magical. We stayed cozy in the camper despite freezing temps - I sleep on the twin bed and could watch the stars. I found the camper to be very spacious, well stocked and very clean. We whipped up some pretty delicious meals and love the big fridge/freezer combo. Just outside the camper is a grassy area for tents with some fire rings. I could see this space as a nice getaway for two, big family trip or friend reunion. Either way your lovely hosts Tim and Curt are never too far while giving you your space. They’re relaxed and the best hosts I’ve encountered on all my hipcamp experiences so far (and that’s saying a lot because they’ve all been great). I feel like hospitality is really a calling and not just a side hustle for them. I’m sure anyone would feel safe, comfortable and rejuvenated here.

Hipcamper Tim
Response from Tim, the Host, on October 22nd, 2020

Thanks Clare! It was really fun Gettysburg ng to meet you and your mom. Please come back so Dolly and Squirrel can play!

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Hipcamper Ruth
Ruth R.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2020

Tim and Curt were amazing hosts. We loved our time at their place. The property was beautiful. We enjoyed our walks in the woods to the nearby lake, and the game room was a welcome respite from the cold and wet weather we had. The location was also unbeatable for the area. We'd love to return!

Property
Camp Dubonett
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$99/night
1 Site

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