Hipcamp host David S.,
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Enjoy the unique experience of communal camping in a Viking Longhall. Situated on 5 acres surrounded on three sides by a picturesque creek this 60'x30' building contains 18 sleeping berths on 2 levels. This is probably one of the more unique listings you will find on Hipcamp. The Viking Longhall offers a one of a kind venue for a variety of group gatherings be it a wedding,


Enjoy the unique experience of communal camping in a Viking Longhall. Situated on 5 acres surrounded on three sides by a picturesque creek this 60'x30' building contains 18 sleeping berths on 2 levels. This is probably one of the more unique listings you will find on Hipcamp. The Viking Longhall offers a one of a kind venue for a variety of group gatherings be it a wedding, a birthday celebration, a family re-union, a larping adventure, a gaming arena, an educational or crafting retreat, symphomium.....in fact anytime a group want a large communal gathering place.The hall features 18 8'x4' sleeping Berths , 9 berths on ground level each with a full mattress and 9 on the upper floor  each with a twin mattress (4 reachable by stairs and 5 by ladder only). The upper floor has an 15'x8' meeting room with large table and bench seating for 12. Also on the upper floor a second communal area/ extra sleeping area again 15'x8'.The ground floor has a kitchen/ meal preparation area with all the kitchen utensils and supplies you may need.cooking is done on a 4 ring burner, or outside grill, or fire pit.A large open communal area some 40'x15' with 10 tables and bench type seating for up to 40. There is also a breezeway area approximately 16'x10' leading to the large double doors. There is a wrap around porch attached to the building.The campsite itself is 5 acres surrounded on 3 sides by wood covered cliffs. It is in one of the many hollows and has a very private secluded feel. The grounds contains number of other features......a large communal fire ring with ample bench seating, ideal for dancing and drumming. A small tiki bar (screened) next to the creek. There is also a large canopied dining area 30'x 8' with seating for about 40 and a small screen house for morning coffee etc. A shower house with on demand hot water, an outhouse and a large tree house viewing platform.The surrounding area is seeped in Native American culture with the world famous Serpent Mound being only 7 miles away and fort hill within short driving distance.Adams county contains 22 hiking trails, maps and guides for which we can supply. The area is also close to a 6 mile wide meteor impact crater so it is of interest to geologists.The night sky can be quite amazing with little light pollution.There are quite a few varieties of birds and plants and deer can quite often be seen grazing from the viewing platform that looks out across nearby fields.Although there is no electricity supply to the campground a 2000 watt quite generator is available which is enough to power lights and small electronics. Speaking of which there is almost no cell phone reception and no wi-fi, some find this a blessing and some an inconvenience, although a short walk will get your phone connected.Further images of the campground and its amenities can be seen from our other listings, yurt at Viking longhall, creek side cottage and tent camp at Viking Longhall. We also have a Facebook page, Viking Longhall Campground, although we would prefer to contact us with any questions directly through hipcamp.com.A variety of decorations and lighting are available at an extra charge.

Please be informed that you will have to supply your own bedding.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 30 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send David a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out


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Natural features you'll find at The Viking Longhall in Ohio.

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Hipcamper Meg
Meg M.
recommends this listing.
April 14th, 2019

We had a wonderful weekend stay at the Longhall! It’s the coolest place nestled in the woods surrounded by a peaceful creek. David brought us coffee each morning and made sure we had everything we needed. They are the sweetest couple with a unique outdoor experience. Highly recommend.

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Hipcamper David
Response from David, the Host, on April 15th, 2019

Thanks Meg glad you had a good birthday and many thanks for leaving things in perfect order it was much appreciated.You have a great bunch of friends.

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Hipcamper Linnea
Linnea L.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2019

Our stay was wonderful!!
David and Iveagh were wonderful hosts, making sure we didn’t need a single thing and providing us with an awesome fire.
The grounds are beautiful and quiet, and the longhall is SO COOL.
We absolutely want to come back.

Hipcamper Vivian

Unforgettable, magical- perfect!!!

Vivian M.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2019

We came to Viking Longhall on a class field trip and it was beyond expectations! The students were jaw dropped and jumping up and down when they entered, and every part of our stay was magical and special. The owners went out of their way, above and beyond, to be hospitable and provide incredible support and service! I am already planning my next group outing to this mythical spot!

Hipcamper Linnea

Must experience it for yourself

Linnea D.
recommends this listing.
October 30th, 2019

What an amazing experience! We rented the long hall for my daughter’s 13th birthday party and the memories it helped create cannot have a price tag attached to them. We had a group of 10 kids that are like most kids these days...addicted to watching YouTube and live more online then in real life. Not one of them used their phones or even missed them this entire trip. There Was this magical transformation that took place to this fantasy world fostered by the hosts and their attention to detail in the long hall. Every moment was unbelievable thanks to the environment created by our hosts and I can’t thank them enough!

Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa L.
recommends this listing.
January 20th, 2020

This place exceeded our expectations! The wonderful hosts made us feel like family. We are already talking about going back!

Hipcamper David
Response from David, the Host, on January 21st, 2020

Thank you so much,we really enjoyed your group staying with us.......your a great group of people.

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Hipcamper Brad


Brad S.
recommends this listing.
January 20th, 2020

It's difficult to describe this amazing, perfect place with mere words, but I'll try.

Deep in the forest the Long Hall lay,
The spirit of our ancestors there do stay.
Earth, air, fire and water combine,
From sun to moon, from thee to thine.

The keepers of this land, pure of heart,
Hospitality abounds, as your sorrows depart.
I know not the season, the day, or the how,
To return someday, is my solemn vow.

Hipcamper David
Response from David, the Host, on January 21st, 2020

I cannot thank you enough from a great week end,your rendition of locomotive breathe was beyond amazing.

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Hipcamper John

The longhall is simply wonderful!

John T.
recommends this listing.
January 21st, 2020

The Longhall was absolutely amazing! We had had a large group, so having the chance to immerse ourselves in nature while enjoying the communal feel of the huge shared living space was so much fun. The bunks were cozy and added to the unique Viking Longhall experience. Our lovely hosts were gracious, they attended to anything we needed to make our winter stay more comfortable. It was truly a magical place, I cannot wait to return!

Hipcamper David
Response from David, the Host, on January 23rd, 2020

So glad you enjoyed your stay,it was a real pleasure hosting your Viking family.thanks for giving V and I a great weekend.

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Hipcamper Paige

A viking treasure!

Paige W.
recommends this listing.
January 27th, 2020

The Viking Longhall was AWESOME!!!
Visited in January for my buddies Viking themed wedding. Everything was perfect! The 3 warming fires inside kept the Longhall at a comfortable temperature during the day and at night.

Dave (who we lovingly called “Odin”) and his wife are the most friendly, giving, and caring people I’ve ever met.
This Viking camp is a treasure. I can’t wait to visit again. It was a blessing to loose cell reception for a weekend and reconnect with buddies around a camp fire without outside distractions.

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer S.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

The Viking Longhall was a perfect spot for our group to safely gather this weekend! The Longhall is amazingly decorated, has a bunch of fun sleeping berths, and has practically everything you need. David prepared us a fire every night with a restock of fresh firewood nearby and brought coffee every morning. The bathroom and shower were well-stocked and clean. We’ll definitely be going back this fall!

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