Camper at Bare Bones Bivouac

Private room

3 guests


2 beds
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Set your natural clock to the rhythm of the sun and stars in this primitive camping place in front of Elk Mountain lookout tower! Unencumbered living off the grid, no tv, no wi-fi, limited electric, and spotty, if any, cell service. Sleep in a pop up camper. Amenities include an outdoor shower, an outhouse with a composting toilet, and free coffee in morning.
The camper has a propane stove, a small refrigerator and basic cooking needs.
If you didn't bring a sleeping bag, let me know and I will make up a bed for you!

The space

Remote and uncrowded, but not off the beaten path! Explore the Black Hills, or head to Sturgis, but come back to solitude and quiet nights under the stars.

Guest access

32 acres to explore, plus, The Elk Mountain Lookout tower is a fun climb up the hill. (1,000 ft in elevation and one mile back from our driveway)

Interaction with guests

I love socializing, but I also have work to do!
I will be happy to share my coffee with you in the morning, accommodate any requests you may have, (I have an assortment of basic camping gear on hand) and share some stories over a beer in the evening if you are around.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 0.5 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 2
Check In: 1PM - 7PM
Check Out: 11AM
Property type: Other
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Host greets you

Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 21%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 1PM - 7PM


Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

2 Reviews

David User Profile
August 2017
Michelle was very nice and the camper was comfortable. Really rustic and quiet.

Harshad User Profile
August 2017
Although the place name is „Bare Bones“, Michele's place is anything but. She thought of and prepared for everything to make my stay as pleasant as possible. The views from the site are beautiful. If you can, you should definitely go up to the Elk Mountain lookout tower. The open-air shower is a fun experience. The camper van is cozy and the bed is comfortable. I enjoyed chatting with Michele and experiencing the stillness around the site. I hope to stay here again.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United StatesJoined in January 2016
Michele User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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