Hipcamp host Elli K.
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Our campsite area is set up on a unique mini North Woods mesa with a striking view of the surrounding rolling hills and the Big Lake. We have three cleared campsites, a ten-foot wooden platform, and a sturdy rock fire ring. The nearby road sees less than ten cars on an average day, and there is no other audible activity for miles around. This is an ideal spot if you are look

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Our campsite area is set up on a unique mini North Woods mesa with a striking view of the surrounding rolling hills and the Big Lake. We have three cleared campsites, a ten-foot wooden platform, and a sturdy rock fire ring. The nearby road sees less than ten cars on an average day, and there is no other audible activity for miles around. This is an ideal spot if you are looking for both easy access and a quiet, serene location. 

If you are adventurous and bring a good map of the area, you can find excellent terrain for hiking, climbing, and backcountry skiing right from the campsite. (There are no marked trails in the area, just gorgeous, enticing hills...)

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Elli a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Off-trail exploring is available from the campsites, and the Superior Hiking Trail and Crosby-Manitou State park are within 5 m...Read more

Climbing

There are areas within 1-2 miles where climbing gear could be employed, for the adventurous off-trail user.

Snow sports

There are excellent backcountry ski opportunities in all directions from the campsites. Crosby-Manitou State park also provides...Read more

Wildlife watching

The nearby wetland provides excellent migratory bird habitat. The stunning view allows for miles of visibility. We once watched...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Room With A View in Minnesota.

Forest

Our property and the surrounding 5-7 miles is nearly all intact forest.

The vibe at Room With A View

22 Reviews

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Hipcamper Pieter
Pieter V.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
July 30th, 2018

Cool spot, off a seldom traveled road w good access to lots of north shore highlights. Trail access and such could be better developed but the place has lots of potential.

Hipcamper Shayna
Shayna F.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2019

We loved the private seclusion of this campsite.It was very rustic, and we loved the privacy this beautiful place gave us. The tent platform is perfect for setting up a nice level campsite, and the view it overlooked is breathtaking! there are signs up pointing out where things are located which was very helpful. It was so fun to explore the woods and look at all the diverse plants and trees. The nearby turnoff road was a perfect parking place for our van for the evening

It's great to have a dog friendly location!The platform was perfect for setting up a nice level tentThere was plenty of firewood availableNice signage is on the land pointing out the way to hike
Hipcamper Amanda

Beautiful site!

Amanda W.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2019

Gorgeous campsite- the views were stunning, and the campsite was nice and secluded away from the road. Very peaceful, and we'll happily go back again!

One note about finding the campsite- the side road that you can park on is actually on the OPPOSITE side of the main road from the trailhead leading to the campground. Took us a bit to figure that out, since there are also a couple trailheads that appear to lead away from the parking area at the bottom of the hill. So, if you park at the bottom of the hill, walk back up to the main road and then across it and west about 100 feet and you'll see the sign leading back into the trees!

Hipcamper Kate

Room with a heck of a view

Kate W.
recommends this listing.
May 17th, 2020

This site was super unique and we will definitely be back! It’s a good walk in so having firewood provided was wonderful. The platform is perfect for waking up to the sunrise!

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Hipcamper Alex

Beautiful views!!

Alex W.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2020

The view was absolutely stunning and beautiful!! It was better than i imagined it would be! This was my own fault, but the platform seems too small and should be a bit bigger to fit a larger tent, as my 9ft wide tent, the poles overhung the platform but still worked fine. A very small "problem" was the walkways have many small tree trunks or wood sticking out of the ground, just enough to trip and take a tumble! The host Eli. Was amazing and answered my questions fast and direct! I have already recommended the site to multiple people!

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Hipcamper Elli
Response from Elli, the Host, on June 22nd, 2020

Thanks Alex! We have had such a surge of interest this spring, and we are improving things as they come up, thanks to reviews such as this. I will look into those "stubbies", and we have also since made our "overflow" campsites more accessible, which are larger, although they are further away from the nice view. So glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks again for the suggestions/comments! Best, Elli

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Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 20th, 2020

Not really for families as the place for a second or third tent is far away from the fire ring and tent #1

Hipcamper Elli
Response from Elli, the Host, on July 23rd, 2020

Hi Rachel, this is true, and thanks for mentioning it. The secondary tent pads are pretty private from the fire area and platform. I will consider making a second one closer for next season!

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Hipcamper Esther

Great view of the sunrise and lake

Esther J.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2020

A beautiful sunrise, a lovely platform, and good directions! We appreciated the wealth of information our host made available to us, and everything was just as expected! Very isolated and private, which was nice. Highly recommended!

Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley G.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

This campsite was a great first Hipcamp experience! We had a fun time and loved the view from the platform. A small problem we ran into was a shortage of firewood at the site. We didn’t have anything with us to cut down our own and most of the wood on the ground was wet, so we had to take a short trip out in the morning to get some. Not a huge problem, just be prepared in case there is not a stack of wood ready for you! The campsite is pretty secluded, but you can hear cars on the roads nearby every now and then. Overall, we had a wonderful time. Thank you Eli!

The platform fit a 7 foot hexagon tent nicely.Roasting garlic in the fire ring.
Hipcamper Elli
Response from Elli, the Host, on July 23rd, 2020

Hi Ashley, dang, just saw this! We will take care of the firewood question today. I'm hoping our second stack on the way to tent pad 1 is dry! Thanks, Elli

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Hipcamper Teagan

Pretty good.

Teagan A.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2020

I really enjoyed staying here, if you want deep woods or somewhere extremely secluded this is it, however there are a pack of wolves we heard all day long very close by so beware, and tent pads 2-3 are completely not accessible because the trail is so over grown you can’t see where it goes, the firewood provided was also wet and not useable. I would recommend this because the area is so stunning and it’s so secluded, also if you’re going to bring a tent make sure to bring really cushiony bedding because if not sleeping on that wood plank will hurt! Over all decent spot.

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Hipcamper Elli
Response from Elli, the Host, on July 23rd, 2020

Hi Teagan, glad you enjoyed the stay but sorry for the inadequacies! We are improving and marking the trail to the additional tent pads today. I had thought our second pile of firewood, towards Tent pad #1, was dry, will check on that today as well. Thanks for the feedback!

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Property
Room With A View
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$35/night
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