ROCK BOTTOM CABIN is asleeper cabin in a secluded hardwood forest setting. Our Rock Bottom Cabin shares the same woodland and trails as our Wooden Tent site, yet set apart with a low wooded hill in between.

The Rock Bottom Cabin is 10 ft. wide by 20 ft. longand sleeps four comfortably on either a full size futon provided, or an extra length full size bed, that can be split into

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ROCK BOTTOM CABIN is a sleeper cabin in a secluded hardwood forest setting. Our Rock Bottom Cabin shares the same woodland and trails as our Wooden Tent site, yet set apart with a low wooded hill in between. 

The Rock Bottom Cabin is 10 ft. wide by 20 ft. long and sleeps four comfortably on either a full size futon provided, or an extra length full size bed, that can be split into two extra length single beds. The cabin consists of two small semi private rooms with partial wall and curtain dividers on each end, and a small entry area that contains a wood stove, for winter heating, in the middle, .  The cabin is fully insulated and well ventilated. It has two large windows with insulated curtains in the sleeping rooms, as well as screened side and eve vents. Attached to the front of the cabin is an 8 ft. by 20 ft. deck with access ramps down to the picnic table area, and to the out house -  set off to one side. A large fireplace sits down and in front of the cabin with dry firewood provided in a shelter close by. There is plenty of room to set up your lawn chairs near the fireplace for a relaxing evening in front of the fire, or stay on the deck and look out at a beautiful woodland setting.

 Your adventure starts with a 320-foot elevation drop from ridge top to valley campsite. Easy walk in/ drive in (4 wheel drive ) trail access, plus five miles of woodland hiking trails on our property, maps provided. The Rock Bottom Cabin campsite is accessible by four wheel drive vehicle if the soils are not saturated. If guests do not arrive in a four wheel drive vehicle we are able to transport people and / or gear to the site with a tractor and trailer,  or UTV.  A hand cart is also available for those who care to walk in. Let us know your needs when you book with us and we will do our best to help you with getting to the site. There is space at campsite for additional tents as well. 

This campsite, though close to highway access is very quiet and secluded. We apologize if you are able to get cell phone service or wifi. We can't afford the jamming equipment. The only artificial lights visible from the campsite are the occasional airplane and your own flashlights or lanterns ( strongly recommended because it is very dark in our woods at night). When the sky is clear, the  stars are fabulous.  

Our rock Bottom Cabin campsite is ideal for those looking for a quiet woodland setting, with a few comforts - a nice fireplace (with firewood), picnic table, outhouse, and solid shelter. We also provide the mattresses, sheets, and pillows, but please bring your own sleeping bags or blankets to suit your needs. We also provide fresh drinking water in Thermos jugs. Please bring good flashlights with you for night time excursions to the outhouse, or walking around the campsite, or an adventurous  hike on the trails at night.

There are plenty of woodland birds, deer, turkeys, raccoons and squirrels sharing the woods with you. At night it is common for owls to visit the campsite area to say hello, and coyotes talking in the distance. The winding trails through 100 acres of woodland offer a variety of woodland habitats, from old growth Maple, to mixed hardwood, to dense brush, to the edges of open pastureland.

For winter users there is a mix of easy, moderate, and challenging winter cross country skiing,  or snowshoeing / hiking on the property. Then return to a cozy cabin to relax and / or read a book.

This property is part of a working pasture-based dairy farm and guided tours of the dairy and cattle are available when scheduling allows.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring w/ grill
Toilet available
Pit toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash
No showers
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Horseback riding

    Bring your own horse, prior approval from host required

    Wildlife watching

    Deer , turkey, raccoons (nightly visitors - coon box provided), coyotes (nightly vocal ), birds (songbirds, eagles, owls, vul...Read more

    Hiking
    Snow sports

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at ROCK BOTTOM CABIN in Minnesota.

    Forest

    Places to see near Gilles Family Dairy & Woodland

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    Mirror Lake State Park
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    Willow River State Park
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    Governor Dodge State Park
    Governor Dodge State Park
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    Devils Lake State Park
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    Mississippi National River and Recreation Area
    Mississippi National River and Recreatio...
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    Sakatah Lake State Park
    Sakatah Lake State Park
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    Hipcamper Ralph
    Ralph S.
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    October 22nd, 2018

    My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our camping experience at the Rock Bottom cabin site , the only regret would be that I didn't book it for two nights . The cabin which was very nicely built by Mike is tucked into the hill side with southern exposure which makes it very enjoyable especially this time of the year , to have the sun shining into the camp from sunrise to sun set and also taking in the near full moon while at the campfire with the sound of owls in the back ground . The cabin was very clean and cozy with the help of the wood stove which was much appreciated do to the fact it was 26 degrees over night , Gilles's have plenty of fire wood available for all your needs . The trail system is well maintained and mapped and a must do .Driving into the property ( which is truly a working family dairy farm ) is very picturesque with acres of pasture being grazed by their dairy cows , a sight in which is harder to come across every year , the lay of the land and views are beautiful . I will be a returning guest and would highly recommend staying at either of their camp site's available . The Gilles's are very hospitable and caring people . ( 10-21-18)

    Property
    Gilles Family Dairy & Woodland
    State
    Minnesota
    $78/night
    1 Site