Bell Tent Rustic Hike-in Glamping Quercus

  • 2 Guests
  • 2 Beds

Adventure into the beautiful driftless bluffs of Aefintyr campground for a backpacking like experience. The perfect blend of rugged, remote and luxury for a revitalizing getaway (1460ft hike, 230ft elev gain). Enjoy the great outdoors, get a good night's sleep and no equipment required! We take care of all the essentials including the tent, 2 twin mattresses, linens (sheets, fleece blankets and towels), pillows, a solar lantern and firewood. Hike up to your site and it will be ready for you! Nestled at the edge of the forest and field. Beautiful fire pit, seating area with table and 4 chairs looking into the valley and a wood rack stocked with firewood. This site is great for people who like to get some exercise and want to immerse themselves in a woodland setting.

IMPORTANT - The hike to the campsite is uphill along the bluff and requires a significant amount of physical effort, the campsites are designed to provide a backpacking experience, please pack light, carts do not work with the gravel and rocks on the path, everything must be carried to the site. Please consider your physical abilities and your willingness to pack light when you decide to book! Your host is happy to answer any questions and help with planning your trip.

Shaded: Partially

Distance to closest toilet: 400', shared outhouse with composting toilet

Distance to Showers: 1460'

Distance to potable water: 1460'

Shared amenities:

Bathhouse with individual rooms, with a hot shower, vanity and composting toilet

Fire pit with Cooking Grill (in the community area on the blufftop)

Propane Gas Grill (in the community area on the blufftop)

Propane Gas Grill (at base of the hill by the bathhouse)

10' x 20' gathering tent with comfy outdoor furniture

10' x 20' tent with 3 wooden tables (4' x 4') and wicker bar

Several sets of tables and chairs in various locations

Stargazing area with reclining chairs

Cell service: varies depending on carrier, AT&T typically works well, Verizon works intermittently, and T-mobile doesn't have a good signal.

Wi-fi: Available at the bathhouse

Parking: Parking lot near entrance to the campground, 2 vehicle limit per site, no vehicles larger than a full size truck, no trailers

Host accessibility: Available 24/7/365 via phone and email/messaging, frequently on site

Security: campground is under video surveillance

Within 2 miles of Whitewater State Park, the Elba Fire Tower, Whitewater State Wildlife Management Area (hunting, trout fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing) and the Whitewater River State Water Trail (canoe/kayak/tube). There is a gas station (bait and fishing supplies, convenience store items), 2 bars and a restaurant within a mile in the town of Elba.


Home highlights


Pets welcome


Quercus Bell tent (furniture may vary)

Inside of the tent when set up with for 2

Inside of tent when set up as a king, with a small infant toddler bed

Quercus Bell Tent with table and chairs in background

Dining area, wrought iron table and 4 chairs

Firepit and wood rack


Parking & facilities

Parking lot


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed, Unsuitable for elderly or infirm . Wheelchair inaccessible

Location features


Bathroom & laundry

Bed linen, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set . Washbasin

Kitchen & dining


Home Safety

Fire Extinguisher

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets welcome

  • Smoking not allowed

  • Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

  • Wheelchair inaccessible

Check in: 04:00 PM

Check out: 11:00 AM


1155 W Center St , Elba, United States

From Elba (Hwy 74, AKA Main Street) - turn onto West Center Street, which heads up hill. There is an autobody shop on your right soon after your turn, then the St. Aloyisious cemetery also on the right, Aefintry is next on your left. Watch for the sign. 

Coming from the East (heading west) on Winona Country Hwy 26 (AKA Co Hwy 25 in Olmsted County) you will pass several farms/homesteads, watch for the Aefintyr sign on your right after you begin to drop into the valley. 


Policy and notes


September 2023


About host

Chelsi Low

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