Enjoy a Unique Experience of Camping in a Tipi in West Michigan
I've done some crazy things in my lifetime -- including doing some camping during the cold winter months. Last winter, I decided to do it once again -- even though temperatures were going to be getting down into teens. And this time, I camped in a tipi!
I have never camped in a tipi before. But now there is an opportunity for people to do just that right here in West Michigan. It's a new, off-grid campground called Detach Primitive -- located in Rockford. Their website describes it this way: "Detach Primitive is a four-season, off-grid retreat and educational center nestled amongst 50 acres of forest in Rockford, Michigan." I did a post about this place a few months ago.
The whole idea came from the minds of two brothers and a friend -- Jarred and Stephen Sper and Kyle Sischo decided to provide a place for people to go and "detach". It is a place to turn off your cell phones, disconnect from the world, and just enjoy life for a period of time.
I love the quote by John Burroughs on their website: “There’s no wifi in the forest, but you’ll find no better connection. I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my sense put in order.” I couldn't have summed it up any better myself!
Currently the rentable structures on the nearly 50-acre property include three tipis. Three A-Frames will be completed in a couple of weeks. Construction of four additional structures, including two hobbit houses, a yurt, and an undetermined structure, will begin construction in the near future.
I had the opportunity to stay in one of the tipis last winter...
Winter Tipi Camping at Detach Primitive
It was such a "cool" experience for me. I now want to camp in a tipi during all four seasons. I think it would be so relaxing to sleep in the tipi and hear a gentle rain hitting the outside during the spring; enjoy the forest in full bloom during the summer; and experience the fall color during autumn. I hope to be able to fulfill this desire in the coming months.
Detach Primitive is located at 3981 Summit Court, NE, in Rockford, MI...