Danny's Tent is a 10x12 canvas wall tent tucked in the woods near the frozen pond. The green tent covers a 3/4 inch plywood floor and the canvas is suspended by beautiful balsam logs from the forest. Inside the tent is a cozy queen size bed, as well as a small table, chairs and lamp. This winter we've also added a wood stove and will have a stack of firewood ready for you i
Danny's Tent is a 10x12 canvas wall tent tucked in the woods near the frozen pond. The green tent covers a 3/4 inch plywood floor and the canvas is suspended by beautiful balsam logs from the forest. Inside the tent is a cozy queen size bed, as well as a small table, chairs and lamp. This winter we've also added a wood stove and will have a stack of firewood ready for you in the tent. Additional firewood is available at the wood shed by the parking area. At the present time (February 2020) the spacious site is blanketed in over two feet of snow. A narrow trail is open from the tent to the campfire and cooking area. Danny's Tent is a beautiful rustic winter campsite ready for an adventurous soul. Be sure to bring warm sleeping bags. There is no bedding provided here.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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Natural features you'll find at Danny's Tent in Minnesota.
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River, stream or creek
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Suburban or backyard
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Just down MacFarlane Road is a large beaver pond that the East Chester Creek runs through.
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The vibe at Danny's Tent
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The perfect mountain biking retreat
Chris and Linda are super-hosts! My buddy and I are avid mountain bikers from the twin cities area. We were in town for one night and we wanted to make the most out of the Duluth mountain bike trail system. Chris went above and beyond by hopping on his bike and showing us all the nearby trail access points. Within less than a 5 min bike ride there is an array of trails to choose from. Chris even showed us some hidden gems known only by locals. We cannot wait to come back to Balsam Ridge Retreat. Not only because its so close to the bike trails, but also because it is the cosiest camp to come back to after a long day out riding trails. The attention to detail made this tent feel like a temporary home. We were lucky enough to stay at the Gokotta tent site. This site is dreamy. The Canvas tent and its exo-wood-structure blend perfectly into the mixture of thick woods and greenery surrounding it. This site includes your own picnic area fitted with a picnic table that sits under a canvas tarp for rain cover. There is also a fire pit and a gas grill. We really wished we could have stayed longer, but If we did I am not sure we would ever want to leave! Do not forget to check out the AWSOME swing! Thanks Linda and Chris!
10/10 would recommend!!!
This was a wonderful place to stay! The hosts were extremely welcoming and made our stay amazing! The sites were all very beautiful and we enjoyed our evening in Danny’s Tent. This location offered numerous unexpected activities and amenities. We highly recommend this to anyone looking to enjoy the beauty of Duluth.
10/10 would recommend!!!
We had an incredible time at Balsam Ridge Retreat. We couldn't have picked a better spot to stay for a fall weekend up north. Chris and Linda went above and beyond to make sure our stay was nothing but perfect. 10/10 would recommend staying a weekend at Danny's tent!
-Bobby & Keara
My boyfriend and I stayed at Danny’s Tent for two nights during early October. We stayed here because all the nearby state park campsites were booked, but I would 100% stay here again!
It was very cold out (and even snowed) but we stayed warm, and Chris and Linda were VERY accommodating by providing us with a mattress warmer and ensuring we were comfortable. The campsite is beautiful, and the actual tent is so, so cute. I would really recommend any campsite at Balsam Ridge.
This was our first Hip Camp experience, and it was the best situation imaginable. Chris and Linda were really kind, and respectful of our time. It’s a great location. Very close to town, and a short drive to Jay Cooke, Gooseberry and Split Rock.
The most perfect place
I cannot recommend this location enough! This is a magical place to stay, adorned in lights, with lovely homely touches all over the property. My tent was wonderful; a cozy bed, warm atmosphere, and the kindest hosts making sure that I had everything I could ever need. You will not meet nicer more welcoming people anywhere else!