Glamping or upscale glamorous camping in a furnished 22' tipi and vintage 1950s camper with access to Harris Lake in Southwest Michigan. Queen size blow up mattress and full size sleeper sofa in tipi, and camper with kitchenette and 3 burner stove also sleeps 2. Hot outdoor shower, super clean porta-john, propane grill with side burner, nice propane fire pit/ring, running water with outdoor sink/cleaning table, solar powered and 3400 watt generator for a/c in the camper or tipi and Ryobi battery fans. One mile to Lake Michigan beaches, 15 mins. to St. Joseph and South Haven, 1.5 hours from Chicago in beautiful Southwest Michigan. Very unique property and exceptional opportunity to experience this vacation get a way. Dogs welcome but must have a flea/tick treatment beforehand.
- Check in: After 10AM
- Check out: Before 10PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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We really tested out this camper and tipi with thunderstorms both nights, 40 degree temps and a dog. We had everything we needed and more and had a great time. We had coffee and donuts in the camper in the mornings, cocktails in the camper in the evenings then went to bed in the tipi at night. We stayed warm and dry til morning with the propane heater and ozan liner. Bruce is very helpful and attentive to make sure you have everything you need. Before we arrived he had a port a potty delivered and installed down the path. He had plenty of lights and batteries, propane and kitchen supplies. We used the heated outdoor shower and it was great. If the weather was better, we would have used the grill and propane fire pit. There are grass mowed paths to take a walk, which our dog really enjoyed. There are trees surrounding this site and the property is 15 acres with a small lake and a log cabin (also for rent). It was very quiet and the log cabin was set apart with attention to keep the 2 spaces private. We hiked in the woods and sand dunes at Grand Mere State Park, Saugatuck Dunes and Warren Dunes State Park. We enjoyed the Tulip Festival in Holland. We got take out from DiMaggio’s pizza. We had great drinks and/or meals at these dog friendly establishments: The Livery, Wicks Park restaurant, Uncommon Grounds and Journeyman Distillery. I love Lake Michigan and all the great things to do and places to see. I would definitely stay here again to use as a basecamp for exploring the area. And I really appreciate that it is dog friendly!
My wife and I had a great time at the tipi / rv campsite! The hosts were excellent and easy to communicate with and were very accommodating. We had an issue with the water and they fixed it right away. The site is lovely and private and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a unique getaway.
We had a great time at Bruce's tipi and camper! Bruce and his son Max were great hosts and we had all the things we needed to have a great two nights' stay. Would definitely recommend to other couples looking for a getaway in MI and a unique experience. It's very private and cozy.
We were there with our 14month old son who also loved the tipi! It was a little challenging keeping him out of things (there are lots of cords and gadgets sitting around) but it was completely manageable and we even had room for his pack n play in the tipi!
Very cool location. Tipi was decorated very cozy. Lots of little lights.
Also the water and electricity system is done very cleverly. Solar power, battery power and if needed a generator.
Loved taking a hot shower out with a view of the trees around.
Also lots of stuff to use, like a coffee maker or a beach umbrella. Think of anything and Bruce has probably thought of it before.
Also, Bruce is a great host. Very friendly. Took time to show the plot and all facilities.
One thing thouhgh: be sure to bring mosqito spray if its hot and humid out. It is in the middle of a beautiful but very nature-y surrounding. (There are nets around the beds btw).