Hipcamp host F. Mikel C.
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Need some privacy and would like something indoors that is still rustic, western and relaxing. Private  cozy and very comfortable room in cabin style home on 50 acres surrounded by hundreds more.  The end of the road privacy and quiet creates a great experience for those that require less noise and traffic. Horses and antelope are plentiful & graze on the property. The view

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Need some privacy and would like something indoors that is still rustic, western and relaxing. Private  cozy and very comfortable room in cabin style home on 50 acres surrounded by hundreds more.  The end of the road privacy and quiet creates a great experience for those that require less noise and traffic. Horses and antelope are plentiful & graze on the property. The view of the Big Horn mountains is your living room. The fire ring is well situated with lots of firewood. The privy is indoors with shower (lots of hot water) and clean linens.    Woodrow is my black lab who acts as a cohost extrodinarie. Western hospitality is served here in ample portions. Tranquility, big views and big space create an extrodinary experience of rest, adventure, conscious living and expanded awareness of what life is really all about. Simplicity and nature rock!  . Home is western and rustic with comfortable beds, woodstove cooking and a glass of your favorite wine or hand crafted beer. Clear creek trail in in historic Buffalo, Wy provides excellent walking before a great meal in the West. This property is great for a base camp to explore and expand your horizons and go down the pristine and rugged country of the Big Horn Mountains. Bring your boots! Rooms have new memory foam mattresses.  This is Wyoming so the views and hiking are expansive. Horse back riding can be arranged and so can meals for larger groups and events. Organic breakfast is served along with tea or coffee. Steak supper cooked over the campfire is $28.99 per person and adult beverages are available. There is also a vintage camper available to rent nightly. Contact me for pricing and availability. 

Lodging provided
Cabin
2 sites
Up to 3 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No picnic table
Have a question? Send F. Mikel a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Lake DeSmet is right down the road.

Snow sports

Meadowlark ski area in the Big Horn Mts is open for the winter months. Bring the snow shoes and winter gear and enjoy great wi...Read more

Wildlife watching

While camping on this property you will enjoy antelope, fox, coyote and a multitude of birds.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Crazy Woman Canyon Camp in Wyoming.

Desert

This is prairie grassland.....there is no listing for this so high desert is the closest to description.

Farm

Horses are on the property and so are antelope. Two stock ponds are refuge to many birds.

Ranch

Horses are on the property and so are antelope. Two stock ponds are refuge to many birds.

The vibe at Crazy Woman Canyon Camp

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Hipcamper Morgan
Morgan M.
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October 8th, 2017

This is not your typical campsite. It is pure western magic. Mikel is a fantastic host. She excels at making you feel immediately welcome and at home. Her property is rejuvenating and has a special energy that puts you at ease. We absolutely loved chatting with Mikel (who went above and beyond to make us an incredible dinner!) over beers, building a campfire, and enjoying the canvas tepees set on the property. Campers are invited to set up their own tents, park a van or RV, or hunker into a tepee. Regardless of your sleeping choice, you will wake up feeling rested, taking in beautiful views of the Big Horn mountains. If you're looking for true western hospitality you'll find no better than staying with Mikel and her loveable Labrador Woodrow. Do yourself a favor and book at least two nights.

mountain lodging teepeeCozy campfire + wonderful views = happy campersWe were invited to walk the property to take in the viewspeople campfire camper
Hipcamper F. Mikel
Response from F. Mikel, the Host, on July 5th, 2018

Thank you for your kind words. Come back anytime. Would love to have you. Best, Mikel

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Hipcamper Haylea
Haylea K.
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June 12th, 2018

Campung at Spiritriders was not only our first Hipcamp experience, but also our first major camping experience! It could not have gone better. Mikel and her sweet gentle dog, Woodrow, met us at the drive in one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. The weather was unseasonable cold and a bit rainy so she put us up in her barn and gave us blankets. She offered us anything we could possibly need and the breakfast she assembled the following morning really helped us get back on the road.
Thanks, Mikel! It's so lovely meeting like-minded people in new-to-us places.

Haylea and Tony

Hipcamper F. Mikel
Response from F. Mikel, the Host, on July 5th, 2018

So glad that I had the barn to help keep you folks warm and dry. Great having you folks. MIkel

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Hipcamper Liz
Liz L.
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July 7th, 2018

Crazy Woman Canyon Camp was a hoot. It is a little out of the way (DO NOT FOLLOW GOOGLE DIRECTIONS) but well worth the experience. Mikel is warm and welcoming. She is fun and interesting to talk with, and goes out of her way to make your stay a great experience. Yogurt, fruit and muffins for breakfast were a welcome surprise.

We had high winds the two nights we were there. These are not taunt tents so lots of flapping noise, but hey I actually loved the sound of the wind while remaining warm and safe. One night there were 9 other guests so we ended up with a group camping experience. Enjoyed meeting everyone and easy to slip off to our own tent. Would go back!

Mikel's sweet dog sharing the sunshine and expansive views with us.
Hipcamper F. Mikel
Response from F. Mikel, the Host, on July 7th, 2018

Howdy folks: thank you for your kind words. We had a gully washer...torrential downpour, thunder and lightening and I thought of you folks. Grateful that you are safe and sound back in home camp. Would love to have you folks come again....margaritas await!! Warm regards, Mikel

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Hipcamper Makenzie
Makenzie S.
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July 23rd, 2018

What a stunning place! And such wonderful hospitality. Thank you Mikel!

Hipcamper Nick

Home away from home.

Nick H.
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(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2019

Mikel was an excellent host! She was responsive as we approached, welcoming when we arrived, and made our stay warm and inviting. Would recommend spending a few hours with her to anyone.

Hipcamper Tony

Soul cleansing

Tony Q.
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(Dispersed site)
August 14th, 2019

Absolutely wonderful experience staying with Mikel at the Spiritriders retreat. We have found over the years that the physical part of your stay is only a fraction of the experience. You don't often go to a BandB or hipcamp expecting to find a soul moving experience and a new family member or at least a friend. I've been in the people business my whole life and I can tell you that Mikel's warmth and inviting personality makes this place one of the most special places we've ever been. This is the highest recommended place I've ever stayed. TQ

Hipcamper F. Mikel
Response from F. Mikel, the Host, on August 16th, 2019

Bottom line and I so damn adore the bottom line: it was a mutully satisfying visit/stay/hosting exchange. I could go on. I will not. Less is more. Tony and Amy...thank you for your energy and essence. Best and warm regards, Mikel

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Hipcamper Allan

A night under the stars

Allan B.
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(Dispersed site)
August 18th, 2019

This was our second stop on our journey of 2,981 miles in two weeks on our Harley. We wanted to stay in places far from towns and cities and in this case Spiritriders Retreat was it. Out in the wilderness and remote, just what we wanted, we arrived to be greeted by our wonderful host Mikel. We made welcome immediately and settled in and offered a welcome drink. We stayed in the house in a well furnished room with a view of the mountains. Mikel made our steaks and we sat around the fire waiting for the sun to set and the stars to come out. Our meal was perfect as we watched the wildlife graze in the background. The night was still and we heard no traffic, absolute bliss. The stars were in their thousands as we gazed into the night sky, an astronomer's dream. So many stars and no city lights to distract from the clear sky and multitude of colors you see in the far galaxies. This is out in the western plains and so peaceful and tranquil. This was a great place to stay, far from the crowds and a wonderful host in Mikel. We are so glad we stayed there. A most enjoyable and pleasant stay. Regards
Allan & Bridgette

Hipcamper F. Mikel
Response from F. Mikel, the Host, on August 19th, 2019

Howdy folks: I am very happy that you folks so enjoyed your stay in Wyoming and Spiritriders. I do hope you come back and explore the area when you have more time. By all means, pass any of my contact information for folks that would enjoy a stay here. Since you were here, I found a good mule to add to my critters here. With best regards, Mikel

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Hipcamper Allan B.
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Property
Spiritriders Retreat
State
Wyoming
$119/night
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