From the highway, to country roads, to a private gravel road, tree lined in fall colors, Darryl gave great directions and ample signage to arrive at Purple Haze. There are many campsites to choose from, with several small campsites, group campsites, and the cozy wood cabin. There is an outhouse near the tent sites, and the cabin has it's own compostable toilet and a separate outhouse of its own.
There are many trails through the tall woods, which I can image are beautiful in spring, summer, and winter... though it was a perfect weekend for fall leaves in Wisconsin. The campsites are also situated along a field, great for games and activities!
Purple Haze is the perfect spot for a private camping getaway, or to mingle and spend time with a group and meet other campers. Happy camping!
When you hear "Nelsonville, Wisconsin" you may not have high expectations, but let me tell you, this little town and the incredible souls that live there are really on to something good: strong community, local art, and down right fun. The Tomorrow River Homestead, owned by Ru and Isaiah, is in every way quaint as it is bursting with energy. Their house gives campers access to a bathroom/sink/shower, and in the future- a general store with fresh produce from their garden and camping necessities. Upon arriving to the site, be prepared to be inspired by the artists in residency, as Ru has created a community for artists at the homestead with a variety of disciplines.
We camped down the hill from the house, alongside the Tomorrow River- a winding, peaceful river, clean and temperate enough to take a swim or leisurely paddle. There is plenty of space to pitch a tent or two, set up hammocks, and have a bonfire. While we chose to camp by the river, there is a separate space set up with a hammock, fire ring, and fire wood closer to the barn that is perfectly spacious and provides enough tree cover for the strong summer days to come.
Simply put- we had a blast and are sure to come back soon!
Though the forecast wasn't looking ideal, I couldn't pass up a weekend at a Christmas Tree Farm with a private campsite. We were given easy to follow instructions and met Donna and her husband at their quaint log house. Donna showed us around her property, letting us interact with her several, beautiful Haflinger horses. We were graciously given firewood, before Donna led us to the campsite and set up a table for us. The site sits atop their Christmas tree farm about a mile and a half from their home. There was plenty of space to set up our tent, and a fire ring for concealed fires. We played cribbage, cooked brats, and watched the wonders of mother nature long into the night as the wind had swept the storm around the hill. We watched a lightening storm from a distance, which was an experience neither my boyfriend nor I had ever had. It was a beautiful sight, though Donna has granted us permission to stay in their school house building if the storm became too dangerous. The morning surprisingly brought sunny skies, and we took time to enjoy the weather before heading out.
Though the weather was not supposed to be on our side, it gloriously worked in our favor. It was a lesson in modern camping, as it is so easy to only seek the most beautiful campsites with cabins, hammocks, lakes, and good weather. There is so much to be experienced at a site such as this, with beautiful views of the farm and open skies. Sometimes we need a refresher in nature and the hard work that goes into the land at a property such as this, and this trip did exactly that.