Hipcamp host Matthias B.
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Secluded spot on the corner of our property. Shady space to relax in the woods. You'll be the only campers around. Peaceful and quiet, and surrounded by farmland. 

Shelter is 10 feet wide by 8' deep, just add air mattress and/or sleeping bags. Tent spot also available. 

Firewood included (just bring your stories and marshmallows). 

Located in the rolling h

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Secluded spot on the corner of our property. Shady space to relax in the woods. You'll be the only campers around. Peaceful and quiet, and surrounded by farmland. 

Shelter is 10 feet wide by 8' deep, just add air mattress and/or sleeping bags. Tent spot also available. 

Firewood included (just bring your stories and marshmallows). 

Located in the rolling hills of Amish country. You can drive to the spot (unless it just rained, then it may be a bit soft. If you can't drive to the spot, a short walk of 200 yards will get you there!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Matthias a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Winking Forest Camping & Shelter in Ohio.

Driveway

Grass driveway

Forest
Farm

The vibe at Winking Forest Camping & Shelter

Places to see near The Winking Owl

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Hipcamper Greg
Greg W.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2019

Great spot tucked away in corner of the property. Brand new adirondack style lean-to that can easily sleep a lot of people. Rolled through on a road trip and sitting by the fire after hours on the road was just what I needed. Would highly recommend.

Hipcamper Beth

Sweet little spot on amish farm

Beth E.
recommends this listing.
October 22nd, 2019

Very nicely arranged and well maintained site! We had slight trouble finding where to turn in to the property; we saw the lovely sign clearly, but the field was all grass and it didn’t look like a lane. So we asked some sweet neighbor kids and they pointed us in the right direction. I imagine it would be clearer at other times of year perhaps. From there it was very easy to find. I had imagined it being a bit more secluded from the road and houses, it did feel a bit like being in someone’s backyard, but it was all very quiet and lovely, and we had a very pretty view over the fields and hills. The hosts were extremely communicative over text and offered to let us stay late the next day, which was great. There was ample dry firewood, a very nicely built and spacious shelter, a very well built fire ring with stone seating around it, a clean garbage pail and a spotless toilet. All in all, a perfect easy quiet and fun camping night in a lovely area. We visited Malabar Farm and then the Cuyahoga Valley National Park over the weekend as well, all easy to get to.

Hipcamper Teresa
Teresa S.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2020

I highly recommend camping here, it is a very peaceful spot tucked away in the corner of the property with great views of amish country. The bathroom was clean as well as the shelter, it did rain a bit but the shelter kept us nice and dry!

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Hipcamper Leslie
Leslie B.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2020

We stayed here one night and loved it! The lean-to made the stay feel special and the lights came on at the perfect time. There was an outhouse really close by. Seriously the perfect little getaway!

Hipcamper Mike
Mike M.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

We loved camping at this site! It was as advertised, clean, & well kept. The site was shady and felt cool on a hot summer day. It felt like a private little oasis with the shelter, lights & firepit. We liked staying at a place that provided firewood & had a trash can. Another review said that it felt like staying in someone's backyard but we didn't feel that way at all. It felt like we were tucked away at the edge of someone's property. We could see two houses but did not feel very close to them at all. It is true that we could see & hear the road from our site but there was only the occasional car or buggy going by so this was not an issue for us. Our host was very responsive when we messaged him & we'd definitely come stay here again.

Hipcamper Marissa
Marissa T.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

We almost didn’t come due to a pretty stormy morning back in Columbus, but I’m SO glad we did! We camped here to launch to CVNP the next day. Once we got to the site we had a beautiful night, perfectly cozy in the shelter with a view of the full moon. The site is nestled at the edge of the property, and very private. You can hear a few cars on the nearby road, but nothing like you would hear a crowded campground! This was our first time using Hipcamp, and we will definitely be coming back!

Hipcamper Stacy
Stacy M.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2020

This spot exceeded expectations in every way! A rare gem.

Hipcamper Nelli

Definitely recommend

Nelli G.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2020

Very nice secluded spot in the middle of amish country. Theres not much to do there but to relax. Very nice lights strung across the whole area which turn on automatically at dusk. The shelter is decent size butrm be aware with air mattresses you could only fit in 3 people max. The bathroom was very clean, had toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Def recommend this place, if you kinda want to be in just the middle of nowhere.

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Hipcamper Laura
Laura C.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2020

Was awesome! Great hosts, super responsive. Enough space for a 4 person tent just above the fire pit. Quite. Easy to get to. Overall super rad.

Property
The Winking Owl
State
Ohio
Country
United States
$37/night
1 Site
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