We have 3 listings on Hipcamp: 1) P2 Rendezvous - Glamping2) P2 Privacy in the Pines - your tent camping and 3) P2 Candy the canned ham - camper trailer.

This listing has 2 dwellings for elegant camping: Site #1 is the Tipi and Site #2 is the Safari Tent, each rent for $89/night and accomodate 2 adults.This is Glamping and Tipi sleeping at their finest! This site is ideal for a

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We have 3 listings on Hipcamp: 1) P2 Rendezvous - Glamping 2) P2 Privacy in the Pines - your tent camping and 3) P2 Candy the canned ham - camper trailer.

This listing has 2 dwellings for elegant camping: Site #1 is the Tipi and Site #2 is the Safari Tent, each rent for $89/night and accomodate 2 adults. This is Glamping and Tipi sleeping at their finest! This site is ideal for a couple of families, with parents in the tipi or safari tent and kids nearby in tents, or larger groups, who want separate sites, or a couple who seeks solitude in their own private site, far from anyone else.  We have many combinations to make your adventure in the woods fit your group.  

Our property sits on a private and secluded, 60-acre nature preserve, resplendent with trees, trails, and hills.  We are minutes from the Cannon River and Lake Byllesby County Park.  What you may notice after the incredible beauty is the utter quiet and lack of mosquitos.   

You will find a large Tipi and Safari Tent as well as 4 camping locations here (camping sites are listed under P2 Privacy in the Pines). The Tipi and Safari Tent both have electricity, which means you can turn on lights, run fans, and power your phones. Enjoy the comforts of real queen-sized beds, (and sheets!) in both dwellings. The Safari Tent sits on a 24’ platform with a porch, comfy chairs and a loveseat inside. The 24’ Sioux Tipi is also on a platform. It is a comfortable living and dining space inside, with a couch, chairs, desk and a table for 4. Wood stove is operational in fall/winter/spring for warmth and cooking. The Safari tent is in view of the main house, the Tipi is totally private.  There are three tent-camping sites in between the Tipi and Safari tent, on flat, soft, pine-needled flooring, and one in a separate and secluded ravine which is totally private.  All camping sites have access to their own picnic table, chairs and fire-bowl.  You will have access to "Central Supply" which houses some fun amenities such as horse-shoes, hammers and nails for Hammerschlager, croquet, frisbees, 1 gallon water jugs, small weber grills, etc.  One of the most useful items in Central Supply is our transport cart - to smoothly and effortlessly wheel all your gear to your camping site!      

There are 2 miles of private and remote, well-mowed, hiking, running or mountain bike trails.  There is a private forest, walnut tree path, and three walking labyrinths on our site.  

The area boasts farmland and forests, and our property has over 10,000 mature pine trees that were planted more than 30 years ago, which gives the campground a wonderful feeling of being in the woods, and yet has views extending for miles.

  • Located five miles from Cannon Falls, MN – a delightful small-town (pop. 4,083) sitting along the beautiful Cannon River, south of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and known to be:
    • A biking and river community, with many visitors enjoying the Cannon Valley Trails and Cannon River, stretching for miles in both directions, ideal for kayaking and canoeing
    • A quaint small-town, with a popular winery with live music, dining options, post office, groceries, gas and an old-fashioned ice-cream store
    • Three miles from Lake Byllesby County Park, the largest lake in Southern Dakota county.  The Park offers a swimming beach, trailhead and campground. Great for canoeing, kayaking or paddleboarding.  
    • Forty-five minutes from the MSP International airport and even closer to regional airports, Rochester, Lakeville and Faribault
    • Twenty minutes from Northfield, a 2-college town (Carleton College and St. Olaf) population 20,000., and boasting a great Saturday Farmer’s Market, dozens of fun restaurants, boutiques, bookstores, music venues, library and outdoor dining along the Cannon River….and, home to Parallel Partners River Innovation Center, our office

The P2 Rendezvous assures rest and rejuvenation. We encourage all visitors and guests to relax into the slower pace of country living. Live well here.  Wellness, contentment and serenity will be yours at the P2 Rendezvous.   

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
2 sites
Up to 3 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The popular Cannon Valley Bike Trail is just minutes away from this site.

Boating

Lake Byllesby Regional Park and the Cannon River are a 5 minute drive. Kayaks are available for rental.

Fishing

Lake Byllesby Regional Park and the Cannon River are a 5 minute drive.

Hiking

Our property has 2 miles of maintained trails on hilly terrain. The Carleton College Arboretum is 12 miles away and offers love...Read more

Paddling

Cannon River is a 5 minute drive. Canoes and kayaks available for rental.

Wind sports

Lake Byllesby Regional Park 5 min drive

Snow sports

Snowshoe our trails or the Carleton College arboretum, where there’s also x-c skiing trails.

Swimming

Lake Byllesby Regional Park 5 min drive

Wildlife watching

More than 30 types of Birds, deer, turkeys and bunnies abound!

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at P2 Rendezvous and Retreat Camp in Minnesota.

Forest
Prairie, meadow, ...
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at P2 Rendezvous and Retreat Camp

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Hipcamper Leah, Tony, and Matt!
Leah, Tony, And Matt! F.
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(Site 1)
July 2nd, 2018

Wow! This is one of the most magical spaces. They have a safari tent, tipi, and multiple comfortable camping sites. The property is immaculate. Not a blade of grass out of place on their incredible property! We were greeted by our hosts upon arrival and given a tour of their serene property. They have several peaceful trails that they hope you explore and enjoy - one even ending in a labyrinth! We stayed in the safari tent which was incredibly comfortable. Each end of the tent was open to the breeze (with a screen) which made it cool during our June stay. One of my favorite features was the 'Central Supply' which was a shed that included fire pits, lawn games, water, and other amenities for you to enjoy. I think this is the perfect space to spend a few days and especially with a group! They are also open to hosting weddings and events which I feel would have the perfect camping/outdoor vibe.

Inside the tipi.Exploring the grass labyrinth. Looking out from the Safari Tent.The tipi accommodations.
Hipcamper Pat and Pam
Response from Pat and Pam, the Host, on July 5th, 2018

Thank you Leah and Tony, the pleasure was ours!

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Hipcamper Caila
Caila K.
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(Site 2)
August 9th, 2018

This was a place of serenity and rejuvination. We found peace while exploring the paths that wind throughout the property and hammocking in the pinewood forest. The sleeping arangements were clean and comfortable. We saw the best starlit nightsky of the entire summer and several meteors.

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Hipcamper Pat and Pam
Response from Pat and Pam, the Host, on August 13th, 2018

Thank you! We were honored to have you here, and thoroughly enjoyed seeing you both get in character with the safari helmets!

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Hipcamper Shane
Shane M.
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(Site 1)
May 31st, 2019

The TiPi was great!

Hipcamper Vannary
Vannary V.
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(Site 2)
August 10th, 2018

Pat and Pam provided an extravagant space for my friend and I. It was everything and beyond what we expected! Pam showed us around the site and thoroughly explained anything we needed to know for our stay. Although we were only there for a night we did not want to leave! We stayed in the lovely safari tent which overlooks fields of wild flowers and plants which we also got to walk through. The trails made the stay even more fun providing us with an unexpected adventure! The front porch also gives you the perfect view of the sunset/sunrise. We watched the best stars from the porch as well. You can also open the back part of the safari tent which shows the beautiful little forest. We brought our hammocks and read amongst the trees and cooked dinner over the fire pit located at the s'mores bar. Everything was pure magical and warming. We will surely be returning very very soon, we were sad we had to leave. Thank you Pat and Pam for sharing this beautiful space to us.

They also provided these adorable and awesome safari hats!Lovely dew drops on the trailDave's Ravine! Where we cooked our dinner!
Hipcamper Pat and Pam
Response from Pat and Pam, the Host, on August 13th, 2018

Thank you so much! Your photos delighted us. Please do come again!

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Hipcamper Becky
Becky M.
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(Site 1)
May 27th, 2019

This is a great place to stay! Pat and Pam were excellent hosts...they were there when we arrived for a quick orientation. Fire wood, starters, carts, marshmallow sticks and some outdoor games are provided. They also provide coffee in the morning which was amazing. The tipi was basically an outdoor hotel room. It had everything we needed. The hiking trails are groomed and it was super fun for my son to find a bone and turkey feathers. The Eagles Nest makes for a great place to relax with your morning coffee or evening wine. Cannon Falls is a quick drive away for a little shopping and lunch. We will definitely visit again.

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Hipcamper Pat and Pam
Response from Pat and Pam, the Host, on May 30th, 2019

Guest reviews help other guests so much, and yours Becky, was awesome! Thank you for bringing your wonderful family here. It is a pleasure to share the fun!

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Hipcamper Ethan

An amazing place to stay

Ethan L.
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(Site 2)
May 30th, 2019

Pat and Pam were the epitome of great hosts. They were responsive and informative about the site and the surrounding attractions.
We stayed in the Safari tent and absolutely loved it. We enjoyed being able to sit inside the tent or on the front porch to watch the many birds (including wild turkey!) that visit the property. Anything we could have possibly needed was provided, such as firewood, a space heater, and cozy fleece sheets. While we were there, they even invited us into their home for a beautifully prepared Memorial Day breakfast when a downpour prevented campers from cooking breakfast outside.
Hiking through the gorgeous property was a highlight, thanks in no small part to all of Pat’s hard work maintaining the extensive grounds. He even hand cut not two but three labyrinths throughout the hiking circuit that winds around the grounds. The various paths are well-marked with signs that made navigating unfamiliar territory a breeze.
We would most certainly visit with Pat and Pam again and would heartily recommend anyone to do so as well.

Hipcamper Pat and Pam
Response from Pat and Pam, the Host, on May 31st, 2019

Wow! You're going to make a fantastic teacher, Ethan. Thank you for your thoughtful, articulate review. Imagine our joy in knowing what a great time you had! Please come back soon, what a pleasure it was to get to know you both. In trust, Pat and Pam

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Hipcamper Emma
Emma B.
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(Site 2)
August 12th, 2018

This was such an amazing place and the perfect get away. We had a lovely time and had so much fun meeting Pat and Pam. I will recommend visiting their camp to everyone I know!

Hipcamper Pat and Pam
Response from Pat and Pam, the Host, on August 23rd, 2018

Thank you for taking time to recommed the Rendezvous, Emma - we appreciate it very much!

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Hipcamper Austin
Austin B.
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(Site 2)
August 20th, 2018

This site is so incredible through and through. Pat and Pam were amazing hosts and we could not have enjoyed our time more. We had the opportunity to stay in both spaces (though be aware that the listing is for one or the other) and they were both magical in their own ways. The tipi is set slightly father back away from the main house if you like a little extra privacy, but the safari tent is also serene and so well set-up. Also be aware that it is a multi-site campground with most sites in close proximity. We only had other guests there one night, and we ended up having a late-night pow wow that we will all remember for some time. Prepare to have some really cool, eye-opening interactions!

The property was well-kept, well-lit and very thoughtfully created. There are a few miles of mossy trails to get lost in during the day, lakes and rivers nearby, and NO bugs whatsoever. We could not believe the lack of mosquitoes, clearly there is a magic understanding here between nature and our wonderful hosts. There are multiple great spots to watch the sun rise and set, and to gaze at the stars. Great views all around!

They provide almost everything you would need other than food (and they even provided some of that fresh from the garden) we were actually surprised by how little we needed to bring in comparison to what we brought, so don't be afraid to pack light.

We will be back to P2 very soon for another adventure and I am sure we will have even more to say then. Maybe we will see you there! Thanks again Pat and Pam, see you soon!

Hipcamper Pat and Pam
Response from Pat and Pam, the Host, on August 23rd, 2018

Thank you Austin and everyone in your group for gracing the Rendezvous with your birthday love, family love, artistic creativity, illumination and MAGIC! Thank you thank you thank you, come back soon!

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Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca T.
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(Site 1)
August 26th, 2018

My two sons and I stayed in the tipi this last weekend and Pat and Pam made our stay nothing short of amazing!

Pam greeted us and showed us around the property and made us feel so welcomed. The boys and I were then left to have a peaceful stay.

We explored the beautifully kept hiking trails and roasted hotdogs over the fire. The kids had a dance party under twinkle lights and told stories and shared tons of giggles around the fire.

The bed and the couch in the tipi were very comfortable and we all slept well. It did get a little chilly in the tipi at night, so I was glad we had brought sleeping bags. Tthough, I'm sure there are extra blankets available.

Pam invited the boys to help fill the bird feeder in the morning and took them on a little hike to see the really cool labyrinth. They were so excited to show me the way to check it out. It made them feel really special and it was super nice for me to have that time to pack up and load the car.

Very pleased with our stay and the boys have already started planning our next stay. This time in the Safari tent that's also available to rent on the property.

They loved it!Inside the tipiTipiInside the tipi
Property
P2 Rendezvous Retreat Camp
State
Minnesota
$89/night
2 Sites