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Peaceful & Heated Yurt in the Forest

SuperhostSwanton, Ohio, United States
Yurt hosted by Alexander
4 guests1 bedroom3 beds1.5 baths
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The Eco Camp is excited to offer amazing Lotus Belle tents in a 16-foot diameter. Kids get their own mini yurt.
Our goal is to provide you everything you may need for an awesome stay. Each of our tents comes carpeted and with a super comfortable queen-size mattress, silverware, plates, cups and glasses, and solar lights. Stoves & fire ring grill available.
Located next to a small 90-site campground, The Eco Camp is just outside of Oak Openings Metropark, with hiking and biking options.

The space
The Winter Camping Experience

In the winter, you can look forward to cross country skiing or a hike through the snow and then returning to your warm and cozy tent. Even when it is 10 degrees outside, the heater in your yurt will keep you warm. Toilet available.

Our Winter Yurts are furnished with a super comfortable queen bed and optional cot for a child. The Winter Yurt comes heated with a vented propane heater. Guests can order propane when booking or bring their own propane bottle.

Whether you are hiking the mile-long trails of Oak Openings, come kayaking on the Maumee river, go biking on the Wabash Cannonball, or you are arriving by car - The Eco Camp is your home in nature. Featuring luxurious and spacious tents for up to four persons, we provide almost everything you need for a worry-free stay.

The Eco Camp offers toilets (year-round) and a campground shower house (Spring, Summer, Fall) to campers.

WHAT MAKES THE ECO CAMP ECO-FRIENDLY?

The Eco Camp follows Leave No Trace - we aim to have minimal impact on the environment.

We are working towards achieving sustainable standards in all aspects of our business.

Our tents are made of natural canvas instead of petroleum-based fabrics. They are breathable and comfortable, even when it gets a bit warm outside.

No live trees were cut to create our campsites.

All on-site operations are solar-powered. From our vacuum cleaner to the morning coffee - the Airstream Office is supplied by solar power.

Instead of propane grills, we encourage the use of our community fire ring for cooking. All wood for the fire ring comes right from the 15-acre property.


OUR TENTS

Are your tents waterproof?

All of the tents at The Eco Camp are treated with an inside and outside waterproofing treatment that gets refreshed at the start of each season. Rest assured, we wouldn't furnish the tents if we expected them to leak.

How much space is your tents?

Our 16-foot tents can accommodate up to 4 persons (2 adults, 2 children). They have a floor area of about 200 square feet.

Our 10-foot tents can accommodate up to two persons. They have a floor area of about 100 square feet.

What about bedding?

The Eco Camp provides bedding to all of our guests. Each tent comes with pillow cases, sheets, and towels for two.

All of our pillows and mattresses have bed bug proof covers.

BATHROOMS

How about the bathroom situation?

The Eco Camp offers toilets and a shower house (Spring, Summer, Fall only) to campers.

COOKING

How can I cook at The Eco Camp?

Each tent comes with a charcoal grill. We also provide glasses & cups, silverware, plates, and a cutting board.

You can also choose to cook over the community fire ring in the center of The Eco Camp. Many cooking utensils are available in the Airstream Office. We have cast iron cookware on site, as well as pie irons, and hot dog campfire roasters.

We typically make a campfire around 7 PM in the evening.


WHAT'S THERE TO DO?

What else can I do at The Eco Camp?

We have a large social hall on the property with pool tables, arcades, and weekend entertainment from bands to cookouts.

Our large natural swimming pond with floating deck is very popular with our guests who have been hiking and biking all day.

What dining options are there in the area?

Talk to Alex upon your arrival and he'll recommend some local favorites. Honestly, though, nothing beats a home cooked meal over the campfire.

Oak Openings Hiking Trails

Oak Openings features everything from short hikes to overnight backpacking. The longest trail in the park is about 15 miles and is an all-day adventure. Bring plenty of water. The Ferns and Lakes Trail is about 2.7 miles round trip and takes you past the sand dunes that form the Oak Openings Region.

PETS

Can I bring my dog to The Eco Camp?

Yes. We love dogs and have dog-friendly tents. No dogs permitted in the other tents. We permit one (1) dog in Camp 3 and Camp 4 each. Send us a message if you're thinking about bringing two really small dogs (Chihuahua-sized), we'll try to accommodate.

There are squirrels and birds everywhere. Your dog will have a blast and your arms will be pulled by the leash.

Skunks like to hike through the park at night. Be mindful as we do not stock enough tomato juice on site.

A few rules:

Dogs must be leashed on the property at all times. There are no exceptions.

You may never leave your dog alone in the tent or vehicle.

Bring a wire crate so the puppy doesn't shred the tent while you're in the shower. Yes, this happened.

Your dog must be kept in a crate during night time. Unfortunately, no bed-snuggles for the pooch. Why? Tent walls are chewable and a determined dog will get out.

All poops must be picked up immediately and disposed of in a trash can.

We reserve the right to demand that a dog be removed from the property due to aggressive, threatening, or menacing behavior.

Excessive barking is also not permitted. (We know, try telling the doggie that.)

You must clean up minor (#1) and major (#2) accidents right away. We are providing an organic cleaning product for your use. Spray on rag and wipe surface. Do not spray directly on the tent fabric. Let Alex know if an accident happened and where. We do not charge a cleaning fee for minor accidents. Major accidents and/or a chewed tent or chewed furnishings will incur charges.

Do not permit strangers to approach or pet your dog. Protect your dog.

Can I bring my cats, gecko, or pot-belly pig (among others) to The Eco Camp?

Sorry, no. You know why.

CRITTERS AND PLANTS

What is the mosquito situation like in Oak Openings?

Mosquitos are part of life in this area of Ohio. Lucas County is responsible for mosquito remediation and treatment and they do a great job at containing this pesky, yet vital, part of our ecosystem.

Bring long sleeved shirts and pants as well as mosquito repellant.

Campers at The Eco Camp are not permitted to bring foggers or other large-area methods of insect eradication.

Are there any other critters I need to be aware of?

The Eco Camp is located just outside of Oak Openings Metropark. This region is biologically diverse and home to deer, badgers, raccoons, snakes, and spiders (among others). Camping in nature means trying to arrange one's expectations with nature in mind. You will encounter spiders and ants.

Are there poisonous plants?

Yes. The Oak Openings region is home to Poison Ivy and its variants. The Eco Camp takes every precaution to remove poison ivy from and around trails. Do not venture off trail.

Guest access
The Eco Camp offers toilets (year-round) and a campground shower house (Spring, Summer, Fall) to campers.

The Eco Camp
Equipment Lists for Guests

Outdoors:
- 3-burner stove
- propane BBQ grill
- propane pizza oven
- propane oven
- silverware, plates, glasses for 24 people
- hot dog roasters (16)
- pie iron (10)
- dutch oven (4)
- charcoal grills (4)
- fire ring grill
- coolers (6)

Inside the Airstream:
- dish washing station (cold water; hot water to be prepared outside)

All equipment can be used free of charge by guests at the camp.

We provide firewood during your stay. Yay.

Please be aware that guests are responsible for cleaning dishes themselves.

Other things to note
The Eco Camp offers toilets (year-round) and a campground shower house (Spring, Summer, Fall) to campers.
The Eco Camp is excited to offer amazing Lotus Belle tents in a 16-foot diameter. Kids get their own mini yurt.
Our goal is to provide you everything you may need for an awesome stay. Each of our tents comes carpeted and with a super comfortable queen-size mattress, silverware, plates, cups and glasses, and solar lights. Stoves & fire ring grill available.
Located next to a small 90-site campground, The Eco Camp is just outside of Oak Openings Metropark, with hiking and biking options.

The space
The Winter Camping Experience

In the winter, you can look forward to cross country…

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Oak Openings features everything from short hikes to overnight backpacking. The longest trail in the park is about 15 miles and is an all-day adventure. Bring plenty of water. The Ferns and Lakes Trail is about 2.7 miles round trip and takes you past the sand dunes that form the Oak Openings Region.
Oak Openings features everything from short hikes to overnight backpacking. The longest trail in the park is about 15 miles and is an all-day adventure. Bring plenty of water. The Ferns and Lakes Trail is about…

Hosted by Alexander

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Hi, I'm Alex, the owner of The Eco Camp. I make it my mission to ensure that every guest at the camp has the time of their life. Need help with local advice? Pick a restaurant? Or is something not quite right with your accommodation? I will be glad to help. The Eco Camp is a peaceful place for folks that enjoy nature and the Great Outdoors.
Hi, I'm Alex, the owner of The Eco Camp. I make it my mission to ensure that every guest at the camp has the time of their life. Need help with local advice? Pick a restaurant? Or…
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