The Deep Forest Campsite is surrounded by woods on all sides. Enjoy listening to the twitters and tweets of birds, rather than the internet. Read some books, and restore your soul. This walk-in campsite is about two city blocks from parking. There are a number of short trails to enjoy, one starting from the door of your tent. There is a shared solar shower in the prairie for
The Deep Forest Campsite is surrounded by woods on all sides. Enjoy listening to the twitters and tweets of birds, rather than the internet. Read some books, and restore your soul. This walk-in campsite is about two city blocks from parking. There are a number of short trails to enjoy, one starting from the door of your tent. There is a shared solar shower in the prairie for a quick clean.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Bike paths are on the roads outside the retreat center.
Lake Michigan, Lake Macatawa
Lake Michigan, Lake Macatawa
There are a few short trails on the Retreat property. Longer hikes can be taken at Saugatuck Dunes State Park and Allegan Woods.
Rentals in the area
Rentals in the area or on Lake Macatawa, Lake Michigan, Kalamazoo River.
Lake Michigan in stormy weather
Lake Michigan has many beaches.
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Natural features you'll find at Deep Forest Campsite: Lazy backpack in Michigan.
Saugatuck Dunes State Park, Allegan Woods.
The campsite is next to a farm. You may look at the farm but not go there. On the way to the tent, you cross a small prairie.
River, stream, or creek
There is a small pond at the retreat center with lots of frogs.
The Edges is immediately next to a farm. You may not go there, but you can look at it and it is a beautiful farm.
You will need to park on the driveway parking spaces and walk in about the distance of a city block.
The vibe at Deep Forest Campsite: Lazy backpack
Places to see near Retreat Campsites
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Beautiful site! great host 👍👍👍
Sandy is an amazing host and graciously got things ready ahead of time. The site itself was gorgeous, complete with a private composting toilet and fire pit!
I’ll definitely be rebooking in the future!
We loved our stay at the deep forest site! We were looking for something private and wanted to avoid the campground experience with the pandemic going on, but we also didn't want to have to hike 4 miles with our gear. This spot was absolutely perfect for what we wanted. Feels very secluded but you are only a few steps from your car. The composting toilet and solar shower are super convenient. Sandra was a wonderful and friendly host, and if we visit the area again we will definitely be choosing to camp at the deep forest site!
Though we didn't run into the host during our stay, Sandra was very helpful and communicative when I messaged her with questions. The site was well maintained and perfect for a rustic, tent camping getaway! I love the area- there are farmer's stands and a few nice beaches just a short car ride away. I will definitely be back! Thanks to Sandra for a completely relaxing weekend!