This campsite is in the middle of Earth First Farms, an established certified organic apple orchard in SW Michigan. The farm is 49 acres, with the campsite being in a soft hollow about 200 feet wide separating 2 blocks of trees. Very quiet at night. In the day, depending on the season, there are farm activities taking place. Firewood is provided and fresh organic produce is available in season.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Organic Apple Orchard and Farm
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I stayed here with one of my girlfriends and we just LOVED it! You camp in a valley surrounded by beautiful apple orchard. We were so thankful the blooms were in full swing during our visit! But would love to come back in the fall and maybe pick some apples. Really a wonderful site! Gonzales the farm manager greeted us upon arrival and was very nice and accommodating during our stay.
It's a peaceful setting! We loved walking along the orchard rows and going over and checking out the chicken coop. Gonzalez even gave us some farm fresh eggs! Nearby theres a nice trail called love creek. We'd love to come back with our husbands and bring some lawn games since there's tons of space! Really a cool spot for a weekend away!
Camping on this farm was a wonderful experience. Arranging everything with Tom ahead of time was easy due to Tom's professionalism, responsiveness, and willingness to go the extra mile to make your stay great. Once we were there, Gonsalo was great, greeting us, letting us know he could help us with anything we needed, and even going so far as to give us a basket of kale and cucumbers freshly picked that day. The grove in which the site is located is a beautiful, large, and secluded area with some wildflowers, tall trees for shade, two picnic tables, and a firepit for cooking/bonfires. You'll need to bring your own grill and unless you have AWD, you'll want to carry your stuff down the short hill to the site (very short walk, don't worry). There's an open barn a ways off with running water and a toilet that you can use, and despite feeling totally private, you're only 10-20min from the closest town, so you can stock up on supplies for extended stays. When we were here, we grilled over the open fire every night and morning, kayaked from Do Wah Jack's (about 30min away), hiked in the Dowagiac woods, and star gazed every night. We'll certainly be back to pick apples come fall, and hope to stay here again in the future. Highly recommend.
Compared to the photos I previously saw on the website, I felt the actual facility had aged and was not kept as tidy as a rented-out-to-guests facility should be. That being said, I felt Gonsalo was friendly, although he seemed a bit too busy at first for a formal welcome - more of a “here’s the washroom, it’s all yours” type of welcome. As a working farm, that is to be expected, and totally understandable. Just not as welcoming as the experiences of those who commented before me.
Tom's farm was the perfect peaceful retreat and exactly what we were looking for in a quick escape from Chicago. There was a picnic table and firewood left for us to use under a lovely old tulip tree. Thank you Tom!
This is by far the best camp site I've been to yet!!!! From Tom being so accommodating to Gonsalo being an awesome host! The campsite was perfectly isolated from everything. You are all by yourself which is what I was looking for. No other campers next to you. All in all, the perfect getaway from the busy day to day hustle! Thanks for an awesome experience! Will definitely be back!
A very relaxing, secluded location. Easy to find and an overall comfortable experience. If you're looking to get away from a traditional campsite with RV's and loud children running around, stay here.
We loved camping at this location!! It was a beautiful setting and very private. Thank you for your hospitality. We appreciated the watermelon and farm produce! We used the peppers and tomatoes to make an omelette! Thanks! We loved it.