Hipcamp host Linda P.
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Danny's Tent is a 10x12 canvas wall tent tucked in the woods at the end of the pond.  The green canvas tent covers a 3/4 inch plywood floor and is suspended by beautiful balsam logs from the forest. Inside the tent is a cozy queen size bed and a cot, as well as a small table and chairs. The wood-chipped site is spacious and has plenty of room. On the ledge near the front of

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Danny's Tent is a 10x12 canvas wall tent tucked in the woods at the end of the pond.  The green canvas tent covers a 3/4 inch plywood floor and is suspended by beautiful balsam logs from the forest. Inside the tent is a cozy queen size bed and a cot, as well as a small table and chairs. The wood-chipped site is spacious and has plenty of room. On the ledge near the front of the tent is a fire ring and log table along with some cedar stumps and a bench for sitting.    It's a beautiful rustic campsite to walk in to and have the tent up and ready for you.  Be sure to bring sleeping bags. There is no bedding provided here. 

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Linda a message!
  • 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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Duluth has 178 miles of beautiful wooded trails. For a map of biking trails check out Trailforks, Duluth. One particular trail ...Read more

Boating

Besides Lake Superior, there are several other popular boating lakes within a half hour of downtown Duluth, Pike Lake, Island L...Read more

Fishing

Shore fishing spots Here's a list of suggested places to fish from shore, courtesy of Scott VanValkenburg at Fisherman's Corner...Read more

Hiking

There are at least 150 miles of unpaved hiking trails in Duluth. Balsam Ridge is just a few minutes walk from the Hartley Trail...Read more

Horseback riding

Duluth now offers the new Magney Snively-Ely's Peak Equestrian Trail and Ski Loop along western Duluth's portion of Skyline Bo...Read more

Paddling

Oh yes. Lots of it. There is a sweet video on Duluthoutdoors..com that gives you an idea what it's like to paddle on Lake Super...Read more

Wind sports

The biggest water right at your backdoor, Duluth offers all the wonders of real windsurfing, massive shorebreak, head-on ramps,...Read more

Climbing

Duluth offers a variety of seasonal climbing opportunities within the city limits. Casket Quarry is a premier site for ice an...Read more

Snow sports

There are more snow sports than you can shake a stick at in Duluth, MN, so I'll just run through the top 11 outdoor winter adve...Read more

Surfing

Duluth is well known for its extreme surfers. Winter or summer, if there are waves breaking, there will be surfers taking advan...Read more

Swimming

Swimming and summer just naturally go hand-in-hand - especially when you live in an area that's blessed with an abundance of la...Read more

Whitewater paddling

The St Louis River (which flows into Lake Superior) is a great spot for whitewater rafting all summer long. This 2 hour trip t...Read more

Wildlife watching

Duluth is home to two Important Bird Areas (IBA), recognized as globally important habitats for the conservation of bird popula...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Danny's Tent in Minnesota.

Forest

The name "Balsam Ridge Retreat" is just one indicator of the type of forest we are nestled in. Numerous maples cover the east s...Read more

River, stream or creek

One of Duluth's 16 designated trout streams is a two minute walk from our mailbox. It's known as the East Branch of the Chester...Read more

Suburban or backyard

Yes, we are in the city Just down MacFarlane Road is a large beaver pond that the East Chester Creek runs through. Duluth, and ...Read more

Wetlands

Just down MacFarlane Road is a large beaver pond that the East Chester Creek runs through.

Driveway

As you pull up to the front of our home you'll only see a short parking spot. This isn't the driveway. Look about 275 feet to t...Read more

The vibe at Danny's Tent

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Hipcamper Alexander

The perfect mountain biking retreat

Alexander C.
recommends this listing.
September 15th, 2019

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!

Hipcamper Ben

10/10 would recommend!!!

Ben P.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2019

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.

Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole M.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2019

My daughter and I had a fantastic time! Chris and Linda made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. Great attention to detail. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Bobby

10/10 would recommend!!!

Bobby Q.
recommends this listing.
October 6th, 2019

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

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Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle H.
recommends this listing.
October 8th, 2019

Beautiful spot, and peaceful. Super helpful hosts. Thank you!

Hipcamper Breanne

Highly recommend!

Breanne H.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2019

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 rocket stove was SO helpful in heating up water and cooking food. A gorgeous campsite!They have twinkle lights in the evening. The property the campsite is on!
Hipcamper Ryan K.
recommends this listing.
October 18th, 2019
Property
Balsam Ridge Retreat
State
Minnesota
$35/night
1 Site
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