Purplehaze Acres is a 60-acre organic rustic farm in Rubicon, WI and resides at the beginning of the approx. 650-mile Niagara Escarpment--known locally as "The Ledge". We are in close proximity to the natural treasures of the the Ice Age Trail, Pike Lake, the great Horicon Marsh, & Lake Sinnissipi/Rock River for canoeing/kayaking/fishing/boating. Also a little drive away is
Purplehaze Acres is a 60-acre organic rustic farm in Rubicon, WI and resides at the beginning of the approx. 650-mile Niagara Escarpment--known locally as "The Ledge". We are in close proximity to the natural treasures of the the Ice Age Trail, Pike Lake, the great Horicon Marsh, & Lake Sinnissipi/Rock River for canoeing/kayaking/fishing/boating. Also a little drive away is the world-renowned Holy Hill Shrine. Nearby Hustisford ("Husti") offers unique shopping experiences, such as the Mercantile.Need a few organic groceries? Make sure to visit Back To The Best Organic grocer only 3 miles away and featuring food raised on local organic farms including Purplehaze Acres.
Each very private tent site has a different flavor: Fallen Tower (Site 1) is just beyond the debunked wind tower nestled among towering pines with views of stunning sunsets and wildlife. Casey's Camp (Site 2) is in the wooded hills. You get the full dappled wonder of woodland flora--blossoms of trillium, astor, jack-in-the-pulpit and bellwort, depending on the time of year. Requires a hike (with a cart) up the hill or if your vehicle is up to it, a drive up the narrow 2-track; and Twisted Elm (Site 3) sits up on a hill in the woods with glimpses of the field below--private & peaceful; Firefly Camp (Site 4) promises a twinkling show of lightening bugs, wildlife & sunsets. This is the furthest from the main house & smallest camp so very intimate. Over all the farm there are vistas from sunrise to sunset, wildflowers & berries, trails in the woods, a 900' grass runway for aviators and just a lot of plain old peace! ☮
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Sprawling Lake Sinnissippi is a short distance away where you can paddle to your heart's content and view the amazing wildlife ...Read more
X-country on property or downhill at nearby Little Switzerland or Sunburst
There are always critters showing themselves at the farm from deer to sandhill cranes, to owls with their massive wingspans.
The Great Fall Migration - The Great Horicon Marsh https://www.horiconmarsh.org/events/list/
The vibe at Purplehaze Acres
Places to see near Purplehaze Acres
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Great location less than 2hrs from the northern Chicago suburbs. Quiet, private, and Darryl the host, was very welcoming. We had actually booked another campground but due to weather, we headed north to avoid the weather. Darryl responded quickly and we were able to book Purplehaze less than 24hrs before we arrived.
There are 2 campgrounds to choose from but due to the wet conditions we stayed at the 1st spot (fallen tower) closer to the road. The scenery was beautiful and heavily wooded. Campground had a wonderful fire pit made of stones and a fire grate for cooking. There were also large stumps to use for seating and a picnic table. A newly built privy was clean and well stocked with toilet paper and essentials. Plenty of room and flat ground to setup a tent or tarp. Overall we couldn't have asked for more on such short notice. Next time we plan to stay at the second campsite which is further into the woods atop a steep hill. Overall an awesome experience for our first Hipcamp stay.
Highly recommend. We had a great stay at Purplehaze Acres! Our host, Darryl, greeted us when we arrived. He was very welcoming and eager to share his beautiful property. We stayed at site 2 (Casey’s Camp), a secluded campsite nicely situated in the woods on top of a hill. Plenty of dry firewood was provided. The site contained a picnic table, a fire pit with a cooking grate, and tree stumps for sitting around the fire. The outhouse was clean and convenient. Would definitely love to go back!
Darryl was a wonderful host! He supplied us with a ton of firewood and was very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas best for kayaking and hiking! Our campsite was very quite and cozy! Would highly recommend!
We stayed at site 2. It was beautiful and private! Despite a really rainy night, we had a wonderful stay. I would highly recommend to anyone who values the beauty of nature without the busy-ness of a lot of state parks. The hosts were incredibly welcoming!
Stayed at Casey’s camp up on the hill. You will need to hike your gear in to the site so pack light or bring a wagon. It is very private and peaceful and has everything you need - fire pit, cooking grate and picnic table. You’ll need to park by the privy, which is closer to the house and Fallen Tower camp. There are some trails through the woods once up top. The weeds were a bit high and I think there was some stinging nettle so wear pants and boots if you explore past the main path to the site. The hosts were great!