Hipcamp host Linda P.
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Danny's Tent is a 10x12 canvas wall tent tucked in the woods at the far side of the 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.  We've added a wood stove and will have a stack of firewood ready for you in the ten


Danny's Tent is a 10x12 canvas wall tent tucked in the woods at the far side of the 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.  We've 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 for $5/bundle or on the forest floor for free. Danny's Tent is a beautiful rustic campsite ready for an adventurous soul.  Be sure to bring sleeping bags. There are pillows but no bedding provided here. 

We do want to mention that there are four unique sites here at Balsam Ridge, each one having it's own woodsy personality. For more information on our other sites check out Balsam Ridge Retreat.

Because we care about our land and want to be good stewards of it, we've decided to alter our booking process allowing for just one booking per site each week. This will not only help with giving the land a chance to rest (and ourselves too!), it will also allow for more thorough covid cleaning between campers. We have a two night minimum at each of our four sites but of course you're welcome to stay for three nights. And if you are interested in a bit longer stay, please contact us and we can talk. 

We're looking forward to a new season of camping and meeting some great folks!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
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: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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 Leon

"glamping redefined"

Leon H.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2020

This was an absolutely phenomenal and unique experience Linda and her husband especially Linda were incredible hosts and you can tell they have such hospitable souls i spent 2 nights here for me and my GF's anniversary and i underestimated how faboulous it would be i will defintely be back soon and i truly appreciate the atmosphere and service and hope to bring them new customers with this! See yall again soon!

Hipcamper Thalia
Thalia C.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2020

11/10 would recommend staying at Danny’s Tent. Linda and Chris are super friendly and very helpful! The campsite is located in the best spot! Next to bike trails, close to downtown Duluth, and it’s a short drive to quite a few state parks.

The tent itself is super cozy! The wood heater was helpful at night. There is a fire ring and also a rocket stove!! Which makes cooking meals a breeze.

Everything about the campsite is very well thought out, from the precut fire wood to the hand soap (which I definitely didn’t think to pack.)

I’ll be back someday!

Rocket stove. Making chicken fajitas on the rocket stove. They have small boats that you can take on the pond!Looking at the pond and community fire pit from Danny’s Tent
Hipcamper Rath


Rath C.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2020

Amazing time! We will be booking again for the near future. Everything was perfect and we did not want to leave back to reality!

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!
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