Intro: I'm a software engineer by day, a pianist by night/weekends, and a lover of the outdoors at heart and as often as I can get away. My mom started taking my camping as a little kid, and I've done my best to keep up the tradition throughout my life.
Amy was an amazing host. She really went the extra mile to make sure all of her guests had a great time camping and enjoying the 2017 eclipse. My warmest thanks to out to her and Phillips for their hospitality and for making our experience a great one. She has a great property and is using it well. I highly recommend Amy's backyard!
Camping on this farm was a wonderful experience. Arranging everything with Tom ahead of time was easy due to Tom's professionalism, responsiveness, and willingness to go the extra mile to make your stay great. Once we were there, Gonsalo was great, greeting us, letting us know he could help us with anything we needed, and even going so far as to give us a basket of kale and cucumbers freshly picked that day. The grove in which the site is located is a beautiful, large, and secluded area with some wildflowers, tall trees for shade, two picnic tables, and a firepit for cooking/bonfires. You'll need to bring your own grill and unless you have AWD, you'll want to carry your stuff down the short hill to the site (very short walk, don't worry). There's an open barn a ways off with running water and a toilet that you can use, and despite feeling totally private, you're only 10-20min from the closest town, so you can stock up on supplies for extended stays. When we were here, we grilled over the open fire every night and morning, kayaked from Do Wah Jack's (about 30min away), hiked in the Dowagiac woods, and star gazed every night. We'll certainly be back to pick apples come fall, and hope to stay here again in the future. Highly recommend.