Hipcamp host Douglas R.
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2 Night minimum; Send us a message if you're interested in one night, we might be able to fit you in :) 

-------- About the Space --------

Our property is a cozy 4.5 acre flower farm atop a beautiful vista surrounded by hundreds of acres of contiguous nature preserves, county parks

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New to HipCamp? Copy/Paste this link and get $10!   hipcamp.com/i/flowerfarm

2 Night minimum; Send us a message if you're interested in one night, we might be able to fit you in :) 

-------- About the Space --------

Our property is a cozy 4.5 acre flower farm atop a beautiful vista surrounded by hundreds of acres of contiguous nature preserves, county parks, and state game area.  We have 3 friendly pygmy goats and 15 roamin' chickens.  Please let us know if you intend to bring dogs. 

-------- About the Hilltop Campsite --------

The hilltop is the favorite and where the flower beds, bonfire pit and hammock spot are. There is also a big open flat sunny area and a few shady tree groves. 

This campsite is best for campers with a single car or van. Additional cars can be parked a short walk down the hill. Campers or large RVs will not fit up on the hill, and aren't recommended for this site.

See our other listing for the secluded corner campsite, which has more space for vehicles. 

-------- Breakfast --------

NEW!  We are offering our homecookin' breakfast of our own chicken eggs, locally made bread toast, local organic greens, and organic coffee/tea. Avocado, bananas or other fruit included depending what we have at the moment. We ask a sliding scale donation of  $8-14 for the breakfast, and that you let us know ahead of time if you are interested. 

-------- Amenities --------

Water is available via a hydrant that pumps from well water, we like the taste. There is a rustic dry composting toilet for your solid wastes. 

We have electric in the barn if needed. We have internet in the house, but only available to campers by special request. 

-------- Social Atmosphere --------

We’ll often be out working in the flower farm, taking our dogs for walks, and may be hosting other campers, so expect to have some socializing around the farm. We love to hear your stories and share ours.

COVID 19 UPDATE -  We are more cautious now and you'll have your space with minimum interactions, we might check in with you initially, but otherwise you'll be very socially distant! 

 Anyone looking to rent the whole space exclusively for more privacy, can do so for an extra charge at a first come first serve basis. Must be requested in advance! 

-------- Adventure Awaits -------- 

HIKERS, TRAIL RUNNERS, & NATURE ENTHUSIASTS: 

It's a short walk to amazing remote natural area for wildlife viewing, a quarter mile to the middle of 38 mile Pinckney-Waterloo trail system that connects the two huge recreation areas with abundant hiking and nature viewing. 

MOUNTAIN BICYCLISTS: 

We are 1 mile from the very popular mountain biking DTE Energy Foundation Trail. We are 6 miles north of downtown Chelsea, MI with the majority of the route including the B2B multi-use trail system. 

PADDLERS & HORSE ENTHUSIASTS:

We sit smack-dab in the middle of both the Waterloo and Pinckney Recreation Areas, which offer some amazing spots to paddle, swim, and ride horses, among many other activities. 

MOTORCYCLISTS: 

We're along North Territorial Road, a popular scenic motorcycling route, and only 10 minutes from a golf course. Our neighbors are few and secluded. And we have a couple wonderfully friendly dogs.

DISC GOLFERS: 

We are a ten minute drive to Hudson Mills Metropark, which boasts two amazing 24 hole courses. Additionally, we’re 25 minutes from Independence Lake County Park, the local favorite with 18 holes. Lastly, about 30 minute drive will get you to Bandemer, a chill course near the Huron River in Ann Arbor.

 -------- Words of Caution --------

POISONOUS PLANTS AND BUGS! We do have lots of poison ivy, stinging nettle, ticks, horse flies, and mosquitos. The hiking nearby isn’t always a mowed trail, so come prepared with long pants, tall socks and hiking boots if you want to explore the preserve.  We’re glad to show you what to look for if you’re unfamiliar, they are all easy to avoid with the right precautions. 

Please use Hipcamp messages to contact us about camping, not facebook. To inquire about camping availability, make a request so we can review and approve. 

Find us on Facebook: fb.com/LongHaulFarm

And Instagram: @LongHaulFarmMI

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Walk to listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Douglas a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Caroline
Caroline K.
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July 30th, 2019

This was my first hipcamp trip and it was so great. The hosts were super kind and the property is beautiful. As a single female camping I can say I felt super safe and comfortable. The series of yards and trails this place has is mind-blowing and is a very special piece of property. I would 100% recommend for people to visit this property and to explore the nature preserve, I was in awe during all of my walks of the property.

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Hipcamper Hope

Wonderful!

Hope W.
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September 1st, 2019

My favorite Hipcamp experience yet. The hosts were super accommodating and I immediately felt at ease. The farm is stunning and has a great backstory. Can’t wait to go back.

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Hipcamper Douglas
Response from Douglas, the Host, on September 2nd, 2019

Aw, thanks, Hope! So glad you enjoyed your visit. You're always welcome back!

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Hipcamper Kevin

Great evening around the fire!

Kevin M.
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September 3rd, 2019

My wife & I and our dog loved it! Great trails out back in the nature preserve for hiking and several options for camp sites. Doug had a family party there the night we stayed but made us feel like family with his invites to join them at their potluck dinner and hilltop bonfire that evening. He gave us multiple updates leading to that day and that really helped get prepared. He still needs to get individual campfire rings at each site, if that is the plan, but we enjoyed the bonfire he kept going on the hilltop. He provided us with chairs and we stayed for 4 hours visiting with him, fellow campers and some of Doug’s guests! Great time! We’ll be back!

Hipcamper ASHLEY
Ashley A.
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October 6th, 2019

Douglas and Kathryn were very warm and welcoming hosts and they made sure to keep in touch during our stay to ensure we didnt need for anything. The grounds were beautiful and our spot on the hill was perfect. It was quite cloudy during our stay but it would have been thee perfect place to watch the sunset and stars. We spotted deer and turkeys in the connecting nature reserve and had a great horned owl come hang out with us in the trees by our tent in the evening. The area is a amazing for hiking and bikers. Thanks again to Doug and Kathryn!

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Hipcamper Whitney

Private escape

Whitney R.
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April 20th, 2020

This spot was so lovely. We can't wait to return. There is a trail that goes right from the back of camp back to beautiful water. The dogs loved it and our little 5 year old girl loved the set up, she thought everything set up was for her :) Great hosts at communication and helping once we got there.

Doesn't get better than this. Tons of fire wood for firesStick fortWelcome note left by host :)
Hipcamper Douglas
Response from Douglas, the Host, on April 21st, 2020

Thanks for sharing all the amazing photos!

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Hipcamper Maureen
Maureen M.
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May 31st, 2020

There isn’t enough as can say about our experience! It was the perfect close to home get away. Our site accommodated a tent and two hammocks with ease. Douglas met us and showed us our site got us settled. After that we went to nearby (~30min) Gallup Park to kayak before returning for the evening. The road noise was minimal and didn’t bother us at all. We heard some coyotes and owls at night. In the morning Douglas brought us an amazing home cooked frittata made with eggs from the farm! The hiking trail out back was just enough to get your blood pumping. We will be back soon!

Farm fresh breakfast! Sunset view 💖Hilltop site - hopefully where we are next time!Pygmy goats on the farm! We got to feed them!
Hipcamper Douglas
Response from Douglas, the Host, on May 31st, 2020

Thanks for sharing all the great photos! We might have the hilltop as a separate listing in the future, so look for that. We'll be glad to have you back.

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Hipcamper Sydney
Sydney J.
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May 31st, 2020

This was one of the best campsites I’ve ever been to. Douglas was extremely helpful and friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. The location was absolutely beautiful and the hiking trails were very close by so there was plenty to do. Our favorite thing was petting the goats and watching them jump around. Amazing experience all around.

The hammocks were so nice to catch a breeze in and the sunset was beautiful.A delicious breakfast in a great place.The goats were so sweet and always came running to get head pets. Favorite part of our trip.
Hipcamper Douglas
Response from Douglas, the Host, on June 5th, 2020

Love the photos! Thanks for sharing.

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Hipcamper Mark
Mark D.
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June 14th, 2020

Great host! Beautiful setting! Look forward to going back again!

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Hipcamper Rebecca

Gorgeous views and goats!

Rebecca G.
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June 29th, 2020

This was our first Hipcamp experience, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The views were amazing, and the goats just made the whole experience even better. Douglas is a great host, and made us feel very welcome.

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Hipcamper Douglas
Response from Douglas, the Host, on June 29th, 2020

Wow! Becca, these photos are amazing! Thank you for sharing these, it was great hanging with you two and the goats. Come back for your 7th anniversary? Breakfast on the house. ;)

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Awards

Best of 2019 Michigan
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Property
Long Haul Flower Farm
State
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Country
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