The Mr. recently turned 40 (I know hard to believe I’m married to such an old man ;)) and his only request was to do something outdoorsy like camping… I am not what one would call a happy camper per se. I’m totally an outdoorsy person and I’m always up for hiking, biking, canoeing, etc… but then I want a cozy bed and plumbing at the end of the day, please and thank you. However, it’s not my birthday, so I started researching Michigan camping options. I stumbled upon “glamping” at The Fields right here in Michigan. South Haven to be exact. It was the perfect compromise!
It was still technically camping with a fire pit, tent, and biking trails – check, check, check! But it just so happens to also include a super cozy king bed, your own bathroom, a gourmet chef, wine tasting and massages. In other words, my kind of camping!
Oh my gosh, we had such a fun weekend! We are already planning our trip back next year.
First off, you arrive and park in the middle of gorgeous blueberry fields. While it’s not blueberry season yet, in season you are invited to pick your own blueberries – so fun.
There is a concierge on site at all times, so they picked us up within minutes and brought us to our home for the weekend.
The tent is so cozy and filled with fun vintage treasures. It definitely had a fun camp vibe. Yes there is your own bathroom as well. Which is very simple, but it’s equipped with a toilet, shower, sink and most importantly hot water. They provide towels and shampoo, etc as well.
The Fields has lots of different amenities and activities you can add on to your stay. We chose to book the chef’s dinner for Friday evening.
I booked the Tree House so we could have our own private dinner in the woods. Otherwise you can enjoy your meal in The Willows with other campers.
The food was delicious!
They also have their liquor license so you can choose a bottle of wine for your dinner. They offer wine tasting and cocktail classes as well. Which is probably a good time to mention The Fields is kid free with the exception of certain family weekends.
The weather didn’t exactly cooperate for us and we had some crazy thunderstorms Friday night. I’m happy to report we stayed dry and cozy in our tent. It was actually pretty cool to sleep in the woods in the rain.
Before the storms hit we rented bikes (they have them right there at The Fields and you can just grab them and go, it’s $40) and rode the Kal-Haven trail into downtown South Haven. They have tons of cute stores and restaurants to explore.
Breakfast is provided with your stay and served in The Willows.
This is not a lame continental breakfast. The chef prepared the most delicious eggs and asparagus with bernaise sauce and potatoes. Avocado toast was on the menu for Sunday morning. You can also order a charcutierie board in the afternoons as well.
If you are lucky, The Fields resident Charlie may join you for breakfast…
We booked massages for Saturday morning and their spa rooms are located in the middle of the woods. It was so magical to have a massage listening to the leaves rustle and the birds chirping. 10/10 recommend!
We spent the rainy afternoon relaxing and reading in our tent. Oh which I should mention the tent is equipped with heaters as well as air conditioning units. It also has a cooler and they provide ice (for $5) so we brought along some beverages and snacks as well.
Then we headed to wine tasting in The Willows. This was so fun and casual. Conner was super knowledgeable about all the wines and the wine was delicious.
We headed out to dinner that night. There are tons of great restaurants in South Haven or Saugatuck. We grabbed a s’mores kit from one of the staff and finished with s’mores by the fire after dinner.
We headed back home to our kids after breakfast the next morning, but it was such a fun and relaxing weekend and great to unplug. The staff at The Fields was amazing and took care of everything we could need.
Some other activities we would love to try if the weather cooperates next time – heading to the beach, booking a sailing excursion, exploring more of the bike trails. We will also be sure to get in on the cocktail class next time as well!
What to pack for Glamping
- Water & favorite beverages
- Sweatshirt or light Jacket
- Comfy shoes
- A good book
You can find more info on glamping at The Fields on their site here. We will definitely be back next year!