Tented Cabin in Manchester, Michigan, Perfect for a Yoga Retreat

Tented cabin in Manchester, MI

3 guests • 1 bedroom • 3 beds

This glamping property boasts a spring-fed swimming pond situated on forty acres of rolling prairie, forest and wetland, surrounded by one hundred acres of Washtenaw County Nature Preserve. A total of six off-grid sleeping cabins dot the landscape, all within a short walk to our Common House, which includes a large gathering space, community kitchen/dining and bathrooms/shower. This property offers Yoga and Meditation classes and weekend retreats year-round.

The Lower Bungalow is a 3-season canvas cabin and houses 2 twin mattresses, and an optional extra pull-out twin. Open seasonally (May-Oct), this cozy space has screened-in windows/doors on all four sides for the maximal amount of airflow, and minimum amount of mosquitos! This non-insulated mini-cabin is located down the hill from The Upper Bungalow, super close to the pond. This cabin includes access to all hiking trails, a swimmable pond, and a shared modern kitchen. NOTE! A solar-powered compostable toilet and indoor kitchen/bathroom facility with WIFI is located within 5-10 minutes walking distance. Locally sourced and made pre-packaged meals, meditation and yoga classes, and more available for booking separately on our website.

OFF-GRID/NO ELECTRICITY: all cabins are off-grid and do not have electrical outlets, kitchen, toilet or running water in them, but Elemental Cabins do have solar lighting, heat and are fully furnished for a luxury "glamping" experience". The Common house has a modern kitchen, bathroom, shower, heat, AC, Wifi and electricity.

If you'd like to have a fire, check with us to see if we have wood for campfires before arriving. If we do, we'd be happy to share.

If you'd like to have a fire, check with us to see if we have wood for campfires before arriving. If we do, we'd be happy to share.

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Features and services

Beds

  • single-bed

    3 Twin/Single beds

Most popular features

  • Shared Kitchen

  • Heating

  • Hiking

  • River, stream or creek

  • Swimming

  • Lake

  • Fridge

  • Forest

  • Wildlife watching

  • stove

    Stove

  • Water sports

  • Wheelchair-accessible bathroom

  • Bathroom

  • Parking

  • Deck/Patio

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing

  • Open fires allowed

  • Horseback riding

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Where you will stay

Swimming | Yoga and Meditation

Manchester, Michigan

Detailed location provided after booking

Scenic views
  • Forest

  • Lake

  • Prairie, meadow or plain

  • River, stream or creek

  • Wetland

We have a spring-fed swimming pond onsite, and 140 acres of hiking trails to explore. Our glamping site is surrounded by the towns of Grasslake, Chelsea, and Manchester only 20 minutes from Ann Arbor, Michigan. East of Chelsea is the expansive Pinckney and Waterloo State Recreation areas, with over 20 lakes and trails for hikers, bikers, backpackers, and horseback riders.
Activities near Manchester
  • Swimming

  • Hiking

  • Water sports

  • Horseback riding

  • Biking

  • kayak

    Kayaking/Canoeing

  • Yoga

  • Wildlife watching

As a Retreat Center, booking a personal cabin affords you access to a meditation or yoga class on Fridays and Saturdays respectively as an add-on. Contact us to register for a class!

Many activities are available in nearby public parks and preserves. We have hiking, wildlife watching (amazing sandhill cranes), swimming and canoeing/kayaking/paddle boating in our pond.
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Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: 03:00 PM - 08:00 PM

  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

House rules

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • Events allowed

  • Open fires allowed

  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

Moderate

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Additional info

PLEASE NOTE: This listing is for one OFF-GRID sleeping cabin with no electricity, running water, bathrooms or kitchen IN the cabin, HOWEVER, you have access to our lovely “Common House” for flushing toilets, shower, kitchen and dining area, which is a 5-10 MINUTE WALK or short drive from the Cabins/Campsites. The Common House is mindfully SHARED by all other guests onsite and is a wonderful opportunity to meet others and practice cooperative living. Think hostel or co-op for travelers.

All cabins have composting toilet outhouses located within a 1-2 MINUTE walk from cabins/campsites.

Please note that there are two households (the families of Ari Wakeman and Emily Adama) that live permanently on the property. (one in the lower level of the common house, and one in a cabin 200 yards from the common house.) During your rental they will maintain quiet and privacy for your group, but will remain on the property for the duration of your stay and will be available should any issues arise.

Cabins and Campsites do not currently have private campfire rings. We have a shared firepit with three picnic tables and logs for sitting on down by the northside of the pond (opposite the eloos). We may be able to provide a private fire ring under special circumstances on a first-come first-serve basis.

Please note the common house is unavailable AFTER 9:30am on the following Sundays due to retreats:

- 2023 Dates
- Nov 19
- Dec 10
* 2024 Dates:
* Jan 28
* Feb 4
* Feb 25
* April 28
* May 5
* May 19
* Aug 4
* Aug 18
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