Plenty of space to pitch your tent overlooking the Christmas tree field and a gorgeous view of the hardwood forests in the distance. Located just a half mile from our farm you will have complete privacy, but are welcome to come visit the animals. Site includes a fire ring. Our 120 acres are located about 10 miles off the highway in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There are state hiking and ATV trails within a couple of miles if you want to venture further than our property. Bring a camera as you will have plenty of opportunities to see wildlife.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Hilltop View
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Though the forecast wasn't looking ideal, I couldn't pass up a weekend at a Christmas Tree Farm with a private campsite. We were given easy to follow instructions and met Donna and her husband at their quaint log house. Donna showed us around her property, letting us interact with her several, beautiful Haflinger horses. We were graciously given firewood, before Donna led us to the campsite and set up a table for us. The site sits atop their Christmas tree farm about a mile and a half from their home. There was plenty of space to set up our tent, and a fire ring for concealed fires. We played cribbage, cooked brats, and watched the wonders of mother nature long into the night as the wind had swept the storm around the hill. We watched a lightening storm from a distance, which was an experience neither my boyfriend nor I had ever had. It was a beautiful sight, though Donna has granted us permission to stay in their school house building if the storm became too dangerous. The morning surprisingly brought sunny skies, and we took time to enjoy the weather before heading out.
Though the weather was not supposed to be on our side, it gloriously worked in our favor. It was a lesson in modern camping, as it is so easy to only seek the most beautiful campsites with cabins, hammocks, lakes, and good weather. There is so much to be experienced at a site such as this, with beautiful views of the farm and open skies. Sometimes we need a refresher in nature and the hard work that goes into the land at a property such as this, and this trip did exactly that.
As an experienced hiker and camper, I thoroughly enjoyed Elmcrest Acres. I am no longer interested in taking my family camping to places where other people are set up 10 feet from you in all directions. Elmcrest acres gives you the privacy to be able to enjoy nature with with the peace and quiet you won't get at state and county parks. I enjoyed the wide open space of rolling hills dotted with spruce trees, hardwood forests, hiking trails galore and the ink black night sky with the Milky Way clearly visible overhead. It's a landscape photographer's Disneyland. Eventhough there are no onsite toilets, they have a facility about a 1/2 mile away that has clean, private toilets, a washroom and shelter from inclement weather. Thank you to the camp hosts for having me up to their property. They were very hospitable and even provided me with firewood and snickerdoodle cookies:) I would definitely go again, and likely many times more in the future.