Camping

Bell Tent Rustic Hike-in Glamping Quercus

  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Bathrooms

Adventure into the beautiful driftless bluffs of Aefintyr campground for a backpacking like experience. The perfect blend of rugged, remote, convenience and comfort for a revitalizing getaway (1460ft hike, 230ft elev gain). Enjoy the hike up to your spacious, private woodland campsite and it will be ready for you! Private firepit, table with 4 chairs, linens (sheets, fleece blankets and towels), sleeping bags, pillows, lantern included.  Designed for active people looking for an authentic hike-in camping experience with creature comforts provided. Firewood available for purchase on site. 

IMPORTANT - The hike to the campsite is uphill along the bluff and requires some physical effort. We recommend packing light and using backpacks to transport your personal items. Carts and other wheeled items usually do not work with the gravel and rocks on the path. Please consider your health, 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.

If you have any special requests for additional services or amenities, please ask us!

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. The Whitewater Wines Winery is 5.6 miles up the road. 

Shared  campground amenities:
Bathhouse with 2 private individual rooms, each with a hot shower, vanity and flush toilet
Fire pit with cooking grate and several chairs (in the community area on the blufftop)
Outhouses (2) with composting toilets
Propane Gas Grill (in the community area on the blufftop)
Tent shelters (2, each 10' x 20') with comfy outdoor furniture, tables chairs and games
Stargazing area with reclining chairs

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

Wi-fi: Available at the bathhouse

Parking: On site, 2 vehicle limit, 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 community areas are under video surveillance

Site Shade: Partially

Distance to closest toilet: 400', shared outhouses with composting toilets

Distance to Showers: 1460'

Distance to potable water: 600'

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Pets welcome

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Setup as 4 twins

Setup as a king and 2 twins

Quercus Campsite

Fall - Dining area, wrought iron table and 4 chairs

Private firepit with cooking grate and skillet

Outhouse with composting toilet

Amenities

Parking & facilities

Parking lot

Policies

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

Location features

Rural

Bathroom & laundry

Bed linen, Essentials, Shower, Towel set , Washbasin

Kitchen & dining

Grill

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

Location

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. 

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Chelsi Low

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Bell Tent Rustic Hike-in Glamping Quercus
Elba, United States
from €NaN per night