Hipcamp host Joe D.
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Private, Quiet, Open Vistas. Site is out back on our property and sits between a rolling, lush hayfield and 4 acres of native wildflowers. Dark night skies for stargazing. No visible neighbors.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Showers available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Joe a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 16% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We maintain 2 miles of mowed trails on the property and you are welcome to ride your personal mountain bikes.


The Black River is 3 miles away and Lake Michigan has the pier and charter boats are available.


We maintain 2 miles of mowed trails on the property and you are welcome to walk them all. There are 2 Rails to Trails accessi...Read more

Horseback riding

Tippacanoe Stables is nearby.


The Black River Heritage Water Trail is nearby and Lake Michigan is 11 miles.

Wind sports

Lake Michigan is 11 miles away and there are many places to rent boats and other wind sports equipment.

Snow sports

We maintain 2 miles of mowed trails on the property and you are welcome to snowshoe or cross-country ski them all.


There are several nice beaches on Lake Michigan only 11 miles away. There are also inland lakes within a just a few miles.

Wildlife watching

I frequently see whitetail deer, hawks, turkeys and pretty much anything native to Southwest Michigan.


Natural features you'll find at Bee Sanctuary in Michigan.


Of our 70 acres about 30 are forested.


Of our 70 acres, 4 were planted this year with native wildflowers to serve as a pollinator habitat (bee sanctuary).


Of our 70 acres about 20 are hayfield or other crops.

The vibe at Bee Sanctuary

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Hipcamper Betsy
Betsy J.
recommends this listing.
December 5th, 2020

What a lovely place! We spent an unseasonably warm December night there and enjoyed waking up surrounded by green and calm. Even glimpsed a few goats. Thanks Joe for sharing your spot.

Hipcamper Braulio

Stay here!

Braulio R.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2020

Joe was super hospitable, quick to reply and very accommodating. The goats were the best part of the whole expletive. I HIGHLY recommend this site!

Hipcamper Colette
Colette W.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2020

Joe's place was the perfect getaway. The field is tucked away so you feel far from humanity, and yet can drive an easy half hour to cute towns on the lakeshore. We spent a day in Saugatauk, a day at Van Buren State Park, and a day at the Warren dunes. All were a lovely kickoff to the summer. The field has a firepit and Joe provided us with plenty of dry wood. As long as you can live a night without a real toilet, you're in for a treat.

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Hipcamper Heidi

Private, clean, magical getaway!

Heidi S.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2020

We had an amazing time at the Bee Sanctuary! Joe is a really helpful, responsive and gracious host! The site is so private with lots of places to go for a hike and beautiful views! Being mid-June, we watched hundreds of fireflies light up the fields and trees for hours after dusk while sitting by the fire... It was totally magical! Highly recommend!

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Hipcamper Mike
Mike L.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2020

Joe was a great host. Place is as described. Very private, very peaceful. Trails were very calming to walk. Dog had a great time off leash the whole time. Lots and lots of fire wood provided. Joe does an amazing job of providing anything you as for. Very accommodating. I have nothing but great words about Joe and his place. Joe, we will be back soon for sure! Thank you for a phenomenal time. Exactly what we asked for and needed to recharge. Oh amazing light show at night both in the sky and on the ground. You will have to go and check it out to see what I mean. (Fire flies)

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Hipcamper Kristen


Kristen K.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2020

It was amazing....private comfortable and my dog loved being able to stretch her legs and roam without being tied up.

Hipcamper Chase
Chase J.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2020

Joe was awesome and his place was even better. We arrived and drove about .5 miles into his beautiful "Bee Sanctuary" where there was a very secluded campsite for us to stay in. He provided us with a lot of firewood, space, opportunity to explore the acres and acres of land he had, and ensured that he was just a phone call away. We were put to the sleep by an abundance of fireflies and were not disturbed in the slightest by any noise (which is exactly what we needed)

We will definitely be stopping by again on our next trip to Grand Rapids, MI. Thank you, Joe!

Hipcamper Lindsey

Great spot

Lindsey T.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2020

Joe was a great host. He was easy to reach and made sure we had everything we needed. The site was very private and quiet and the toilet was really clean and private.

Hipcamper Corey

Magical place, wonderful time!

Corey K.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2020

The site is fantastic. Joe was very kind and directed us down a long and winding path to a campsite beyond pollination fields and grazing goats. We felt surrounded by nature and far away from the outside world. The site has a panoramic sky view and fireflies provide a ground level light show the compliments the stars and moon. This is a perfect experience if you’re into tent camping and looking for seclusion. Joe is very kind and hospitable. We are sure to return!


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