Hipcamp host Robert B.
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***off-peak rates apply after november 1st. for the rugged winter campers.

One of the highest summits, south of South Elberta, near Dunes. The Dune Summit is a walk-in site overlooking Lake Michigan, Betsie Bay and the entire Betsie watershed. You will walk roughly 15 minutes on an incline on my private 2-track. Your car can park at my barn studio.



***off-peak rates apply after november 1st. for the rugged winter campers.

One of the highest summits, south of South Elberta, near Dunes. The Dune Summit is a walk-in site overlooking Lake Michigan, Betsie Bay and the entire Betsie watershed. You will walk roughly 15 minutes on an incline on my private 2-track. Your car can park at my barn studio.

Walking distance to Lake Michigan bluffs and over 200 acres of Green Point Conservancy for endless forest hikes to shoreline beach.  Elberta Beach is the simplest access to Lake Michigan (campfires on beach are allowed(firewood provided).  The property has the perfect balance of deep woodland privacy while being perched high with sparse views of Betsie Bay and Frankfort. Also a mix of hardwoods and open sun lit meadows. Biking distance to the Village of Elberta for local restaurants, bar and farmers market. Also across the Bay to Downtown Frankfort. I encourage you to pack light. Dune habitat is a rare and delicate ecosystem. As such, do not pick plants and set up camp beyond the designated site. Please take your trash with you when you go. 

Feel free to communicate any special needs or requests before you arrive.

And of course, Enjoy!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Robert a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 15 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 82%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wind sports
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Hygge Dune Camp in Michigan.


Public access and parking at top of stairs. beach bonfires allowed.


The vibe at Hygge Dune Camp

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Hipcamper Jocelyn
Jocelyn R.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2018

Excellent location for enjoying Elberta and all the region has to offer. The site was quiet (some road noise from MI-22, but that was ok), and a wonderful spot for viewing the Perseid meteor shower. We had a pleasant hike on property with our dog (off leash) and appreciated being so close to so much to do; kayaking, biking, beaches, nature preserves, and good coffee at the Conundrum Cafe. Also, a fairly short and very scenic drive to Empire and the Sleeping Bear Dunes area. Robert is an attentive host; we appreciated his off-the-grid dwelling project and plans for developing the property. Great place to stay if you don't mind roughing it a bit!

Hipcamper Gregory
Gregory V.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2019

Idyllic spot with plenty of exploration for 3 kids and the dog. Even the winds were fun!

Hipcamper Issa
Issa L.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2018

Such a peaceful, natural setting! Great hiking opportunities. Beautiful night sky views! The host, Robert was welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable of the surrounding area. We will recommend highly!

Hipcamper Bridget
Bridget C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 4th, 2018

The Elberta Dunes site was an experience! Robert has a lot of ideas and I can imagine this site will only get better. Be prepared to hike in to your site and pack minimally. The wind was gusting at the top of the dune for a majority of the night, so be sure to stake down anything that could fly away. GREAT VIEWS and awesome 'public' beach near by.

Hipcamper Kim
Kim H.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2018

There are many positive features of this site. Our site was very private with incredible views overlooking the city of Frankfort, the dunes, and Lake Michigan off in the distance. Additionally a beautiful beach with gorgeous views is a short drive from the camp site which we really enjoyed. The host, Robert, was very helpful and friendly. However I think it is very important to note that this is a hike-in camp site location, and very rustic. Be prepared to pack lightly, as you can expect a 15 minute hike into the camping location- this also includes carrying any firewood you may want. If you are an avid camper and enjoy a rustic experience- this is the ideal location.

This photo overlooks the camp site locationThis was about a 20 minute easy hike from our camp site location. I recommend bringing tennis shoes for hiking!
Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah S.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2018

Beautiful dunes retreat! Short 5 minute drive to the beach.

Hipcamper Aaron

Your own private sand dune.

Aaron C.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2019

This campsite is literally your own private sand dune overlooking Lake Michigan and an adjacent inlet. It's pristine and beautiful and extremely private. We were the only ones camping at the time, but it's big enough to still be private if others are there. You'll have to carry your stuff in on a small hike, so nothing too big or heavy. Well worth it for a rustic and gorgeous site.

Hipcamper Sebastian

Spectacular camping experience

Sebastian M.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2019

Amazing camp spot. Secluded and private with a stunning view. The night sky alone makes it worth it. Close to everything you'd like to see and do in the area yet remote at the same time.
The host, Robert, is very accommodating and friendly. He provided us with everything we needed camp-wise, as well as tips for the local attractions. Not only a great host but also a great person.
This is a hidden gem and not only will I be recommending this place to my friends, I will also be returning here in the future.

The view at night looking towards FrankfortThis is what you wake up to
Hipcamper Nathan
Nathan P.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2019

Great campsite, very secluded and scenic. Perfect place for a relaxing camping trip.


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