Camp in a RV on a private wooded site minutes from the highway with private walking trail on my small hobby farm. Watch the chickens free range, wait for the wild life at dawn and dusk to see the deer, turkeys, and rabbits, or sit back to enjoy being serenaded by the sounds of nature. The site has two close trees perfect to hang your hammock. All the while being within a m
Camp in a RV on a private wooded site minutes from the highway with private walking trail on my small hobby farm. Watch the chickens free range, wait for the wild life at dawn and dusk to see the deer, turkeys, and rabbits, or sit back to enjoy being serenaded by the sounds of nature. The site has two close trees perfect to hang your hammock. All the while being within a mile of a 2 boat launches, 3 beaches, fishing pier, kayak launch, kayak tours available from LoCo Yaks or rentals at Grumpys Bait Bucket, paved Lorain County Metropark Black River Reservation trails/bike path, grocery, restaurants, library, drug store., and more.
Welcome to Lorain! There a lot of things to do close by. Although it has a very country feel you are only a mile from Lake Erie shoreline. Turn north (right) out of the driveway, the lake is at the end of the street. At the stop sign you will find:To the east (right):• Lakewood Beach Park, a cozy but not to miss natural sand beach. • Sheffield Lake Public Boat Ramp and Beach• Apples Market grocery store, dollar store, • Speedway fuel and convenience store• Domonkas Library with a child’s play area, beautiful reading room overlooking the lake, impressive model ship displays, and public use computers.• Erie Outfitters bait shop
To the west (Left):• Century Park featuring a beach, grills, and playground• K-Cream Corner is a local favorite spot for a cool treat on a hot day best known for their orange-vanilla twist cone.• Lakeside Landing featuring a beach, Lake Erie Steak and Seafood (formerly Jackalopes) with second floor patio overlooking the Lorain Lighthouse, Lakeside Marina, a bird watching area, a mile-long multiuse pier (walk/bike/fish), and a sheltered picnic overlook. This is also the location of the dock for the Lorain Lighthouse and River Nature tours.• Riverside Park features a boardwalk along the Black River to walk or fish, restrooms, play area, grills, and picnic area.
Fun Fact: Crossing the Black River on Erie Avenue you are traveling over the Charles Berry Bascule Bridge, originally built in the 1930’s is was the largest bascule bridge in the world. Today it is second largest bascule bridge in the world and the inspiration for Lorain’s Bascule Brewery and Public House (See Root Rd to the South)
• Ariel on Broadway Hotel offers rooftop dining with spectacular views:GameOn Lorain - Sports Bar and Restaurant with games, pool tables, air hockey, and over 30 TVs with sports channels, located on the ground floor. Dodie's Dockside - Italian / Seafood Restaurant and Bar, located on the 1st floor next to the lobby. Broadway Boutique - Chocolate and Candy Shop, Boutique Gift Shop, located on the 1st floor. Cakes by the Lake - Bakery with cakes, cupcakes, pastries, cookies and other gourmet bakery on the 1st floor. Lolipops - Gift shop with unique Lorain centric gift items on the 1st floor
Other notable things are:Broadway Avenue is the main street of Lorain with a host of restaurants. New ones are popping up all the time but all that we have been to have been very good. The Shipyard is Lorain’s newest restaurant on this side of the river located at 500 Shipyard Way Lorain.The Lorain County Metroparks Black River Reservation 6.5 mile multiuse paved trail passes at the south end of Root Rd. LoCo 'Yaks offers kayak rentals, guided trips, and Monday night community group paddles launching from 1355 Black River Parkway LorainDiscount Drug Mart the nearest "has it all" convenience store.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
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Lake Erie is at the end of the street
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The Happy Honey Bee was a great place to relax and have some peace and quiet. It was fun seeing the chickens roam free. Marijoy and her husband were great hosts. The camper was nice and clean. Would rent from again!
This was an awesome getaway for me and my family! It was like your own personal country style camping life and farm life mixed into one. It was like being in the country, yet just down the little lane was the amenities of the city. Marijoy was a pleasure and even gave lots of great ideas and directions for sites near and around the area for fun. The chickens were a great experience for any age and even our hostess provided fresh laid eggs straight from the chicken house. It was a blast! We will definitely be back.
Great for families-wonderful hospit
We had a really nice time at The Happy Honey Bee. Marijoy was a wonderful host. Our little girl was so excited about the chickens, and Mari offered to let her see the mama chicken and her eggs (which are then generously offered us). We had a lovely fire and a restful sleep.
Too, Lorain is such an interesting place. As it was the 4th of July, we were able to enjoy the neighborhood's local celebration. We walked across the street and some kind neighbors offered us some of their sparklers. In the morning, we scoped out as much of Toni Morrison's childhood spots and had coffee at a cute place downtown. We visited the massive US Steel plant and marveled at the unique convergence of deindustrializatiation, local farming, and neighborhood freestyle rap contests.
The RV is so cozy and cute. It has all the things you would need. The area is amazing and there are a lot of cute chickens. There is also a fishing area nearby. I’d definitely recommend staying here.
The host family was very nice. The pictures were not recent. There was not a microwave as there was in the pictures which could be a problem. They had bedding, dishes, pans, soap etc which was nice. The outlets don't work but the lights worked and there was a charging pack for our cell phone. It was nearer a road than I had imagined but you just heard something extra loud like a motorcycle on occasion. We mostly enjoyed the chickens but they did get on the picnic table. There was firewood provided which was a nice plus. There was also a portapotty nearby if you don't want to use the bathroom. It is also used by the two campsites which are farther in on the property. There were people there camping one night but we couldn't even tell they were there. There were beaches and Metroparks nearby and a great ice cream place.
Quirky rv with great chickens!
Loved the chickens! The RV was quaint but despite what was advertised, showering could not happen in the RV given that the hot water never got hot (barely lukewarm), and most of the water ran down from the faucet instead of through the shower head. And - it was obvious that the mice played in the RV at night given the mouse droppings and the chewed garbage bag in the morning. Despite these drawbacks, the hosts were very nice. Wish they had left instructions though on how to use the solar power rather than the electrical outlets (which were non-functional).