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Unique Accomodations

Posted by on June 10, 2010

I’m not trying to do an advertisement of any sort but the LIW campground has some unique lodgings that I’ve not seen to this degree of variety in one place.  For the most part, at least 300 of the 400 sites are cut into the existing flora and native foliage, disturbing only enough to establish a site. This provides for total privacy between sites since the indigenous greenery is left intact. As you can see in this photo, the Bakker family has provided us with a cozy site that is a pleasure to just sit and enjoy the surroundings. Its deep within a wooded area and looks remote, yet our neighbors are just a stone throw away if we want to visit.

There are also several park models throughout the park that have been purchased over time and sales for new units continue.

But if you’re looking for something different for you or the family check these venues out, ranging from two to six sleepers. There is the English Double decker bus, (circa 1950’s) with an added porch and upgrades:

Moving right down the road from the London bus is a former cedar structure that added a bath, some amenities, and and altitude adjustment for camping high into the treetops. This one isn’t for the faint of heart or those with any fear of heights:

Continuing my jaunt down the road near the lake, I came upon the Lake House of which I was able to snap a shot of the inside:

Winding one’s way up and around the myriad of sites to the east side of the campground you’ll pass through a series of well-manicured sites, mostly paved concrete until you come to a triage of these unique abodes, the first being the eye catching caboose:

And just across the street from the rail crossing you step back into time to a Frontier lodge which one may see on the Great Plains:

Making a right turn and heading north up the hill is the complement to the Frontier life with the  native Indian style LIW Tipi:

I then headed down toward the lake to find the last of what I thought would be unique rentals and found more than I expected coming first upon the Presidential Suite which is divided into two units of the Red and Green barns respectively, with all amenities included within:Around the corner and down the road a bit you’ll find an antique yacht looking as if Gilligan and Ginger might just be onboard:

I thought I was done until I happened upon the Pirate House. As I said the native greenery lends to the privacy of these places. And when a tree dies here, there’s no removal or cutting it down, they just turn it into a work of art, much like the oak turned Lighthouse

And then walking down to the edge of the lake to see the fountain and find out how the fishing was you come into view of the Yurt:

As I walked over I saw one of the other workampers readying the place for the weekend. She allowed me to go in to snap a few shots. I didn’t do the place justice as I didn’t have a wide angle lens on this walk and you couldn’t see the immense living area inside this Yurt. It comes with it’s own private dock, boat, deck and grill. I’m sure that campgrounds around the country have one or more of these items. I’ve just never seem so many on one place. It gives one a sense of ownership to the campground and making is such a pleasant experience to work here. I’m sure as the summer goes on there will be more eye candy for your pleasure.

5 Responses to Unique Accomodations

  1. Donna

    What an adventure yet again!!!! I am getting my travel bug satisfied by reading your blog-thank you for entertaining me

  2. Debbie

    Larry, what an interesting and unique abode……as I cannot bring myself to say campground! It looks as though it has something for everyone’s taste! I’m thinking, Porchville will not be my only vacation this year! Are they pet friendly? I’m thinking since Brutus is a resident there that they are…….Nicky is usually the reason we don’t go on vacation, but, I’m thinking he would enjoy the trip as well! Thanks for the guided tour, and looking forward to a visit with you, Robin, and Brutus at some point in the summer!

  3. Debbie

    Larry,wow, what an interesting and unique abode……as I cannot bring myself to say campground! It looks as though it has something for everyone’s taste! I’m thinking, Porchville will not be my only vacation this year! Are they pet friendly? I’m thinking since Brutus is a resident there that they are…….Nicky is usually the reason we don’t go on vacation, but, I’m thinking he would enjoy the trip as well! Thanks for the guided tour, and looking forward to a visit with you, Robin, and Brutus at some point in the summer!

  4. Pat Clear

    Your new home looks fantastic, we hope you have a really enjoyable summer there,,,,,hoping to get up there to visit with you both…love and bye for now….

  5. Catherin Hutsler

    This is the third era I came to your blog, I like your blog very much, likelihood your extra noble …

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