Hipcamp host Dennis B.
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For years and years Dennis has wanted to build a small Japanese styled teahouse at this spot. And then along came Hipcamp.

It's a heavily shaded opening in our Maple/Cherry woods that's surrounded by waist-high ferns (after June 1). It's quiet, private and you might be visited by some foraging White Tail Deer (like our guests last weekend). You'll hear Whipoorwills but also

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For years and years Dennis has wanted to build a small Japanese styled teahouse at this spot. And then along came Hipcamp.

It's a heavily shaded opening in our Maple/Cherry woods that's surrounded by waist-high ferns (after June 1). It's quiet, private and you might be visited by some foraging White Tail Deer (like our guests last weekend). You'll hear Whipoorwills but also the crazy calls from Boone's Peacocks across the road. At the opening at the north side you can clearly see the stars and maybe the Northern Lights. And you're free to explore our woods.

At the site there's an 8'x8' raised tent deck, a couple of rustic tables and log seats, a small steel fire box, clothesline, and other handy camp stuff. By mid June, 2018, I should have built a private combined shower and composting outhouse. 

You will be able to park your car just 30 yards from the site, and it's a nice little pathway to the site. You can ride your mountain bike in many directions and up to a 30 mile loop, it's mostly State Forest to the north. 

We're located just 7 miles north of the US 131 freeway and 15 miles south of Traverse City with many craft breweries, and interesting dining opportunities of all kinds. Plus there is our art-house State Theatre and Bijou Theatre in downtown Traverse City - and the Traverse City Film Festival in July. 

We are an hour to the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, and an hour to Hartwick Pines, but we are only minutes from the North Country Trail's "Valley of The Giants" and "High Rollaway" at Baster Bridge. Each of these offer interesting 1.5 to 2.5 hour day hikes. We're located between the Boardman River and the Manistee Rivers, and we can provide drop-off help if you have kayaks or a canoe.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 3 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Fire ring w/ grill
Toilet available
No pets
Showers available
Cold water only
Bins available
Compost bin, recycling bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Dennis a message!
  • Check in: After 5PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Teahouse in Michigan.

Forest

Places to see near The West 20

Traverse City State Park
Traverse City State Park
11 miles way Explore
Interlochen State Park
Interlochen State Park
15 miles way Explore
Mitchell State Park
Mitchell State Park
25 miles way Explore
North Higgins Lake State Park
North Higgins Lake State Park
34 miles way Explore
Hartwick Pines State Park
Hartwick Pines State Park
39 miles way Explore
Leelanau State Park
Leelanau State Park
40 miles way Explore
South Higgins Lake State Park
South Higgins Lake State Park
40 miles way Explore
Otsego Lake State Park
Otsego Lake State Park
43 miles way Explore
Fisherman's Island State Park
Fisherman's Island State Park
46 miles way Explore
Young State Park
Young State Park
47 miles way Explore
Orchard Beach State Park
Orchard Beach State Park
48 miles way Explore
Wilson State Park
Wilson State Park
50 miles way Explore
Petoskey State Park
Petoskey State Park
61 miles way Explore
Ludington State Park
Ludington State Park
65 miles way Explore
Burt Lake State Park
Burt Lake State Park
67 miles way Explore
Clear Lake State Park MI
Clear Lake State Park MI
71 miles way Explore
Charles Mears State Park
Charles Mears State Park
74 miles way Explore
Newaygo State Park
Newaygo State Park
76 miles way Explore
Huron-Manistee National Forests
Huron-Manistee National Forests
78 miles way Explore
Aloha State Park
Aloha State Park
79 miles way Explore
Onaway State Park
Onaway State Park
82 miles way Explore
Wilderness State Park
Wilderness State Park
82 miles way Explore
Rock Island State Park
Rock Island State Park
87 miles way Explore
Newport State Park
Newport State Park
87 miles way Explore
Cheboygan State Park
Cheboygan State Park
88 miles way Explore
Straits State Park
Straits State Park
93 miles way Explore
Peninsula State Park
Peninsula State Park
94 miles way Explore
Hoeft State Park
Hoeft State Park
96 miles way Explore
Potawatomi State Park
Potawatomi State Park
98 miles way Explore

The vibe at The Teahouse

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Property
The West 20
State
Michigan
$30/night
1 Site