A night in a tipi should be on everyone's bucket listRelax and romance
❤️ MAGIC Tipi Retreat
❤️ MAGIC Tipi Retreat
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
3 beds
1 bath
You won’t be charged yet

TREAT YOURSELF TO AN UNFORGETTABLE, LUXURIOUS NIGHT IN THE MIDWEST'S COOLEST LODGE. Or show your loved ones what nirvana should look like. Great year-round for a vacation or one night's escape. Fully-equipped tipi is tucked into the woods, yet only minutes from the hwy. Stars, the smell of a cedar fire (free firewood), crisp sheets, a warm shower, soap & towels, candles & bottle of wine are just bonuses assuring you won't be roughing it. Mystic. Calming. Bring yourself & we'll provide the rest.

The space

The most unique private lodging in the area is filled with personal touches and serves as a great base for romantics, hikers, bikers, divers, bird watchers, winers and diners wanting to explore the natural beauty of the Ozarks.

The tipi is furnished with a queen-size futon, with two additional twin-size cots. Toiletries, towels, pure cotton bedding and lots of pillows provided, as well as an assortment of fresh teas, coffees, grill & utensils, hammocks, indoor (propane) and outdoor fire ring, books, games, local maps, brochures and travel tips are also supplied. In the winter we provide a heat source or two, and a fan in the summer.

The tipi is tucked away in the woods on a 16 acre property where secluded forests envelope the maintained grounds. You will have plenty of solitude and space to hang your headdress, with a grill to cook the day's catch (or the butcher's steak) and hammocks waiting to be swung. Yes, it's true, we supply free firewood, and marshmallows as well.

Plenty of shaded parking available, with enough space for a trailer.

We would like to point out that tipis were designed for use on the sunny, open plains. Since ours is in the shady woods, it will darken with age due to the acid from the trees, and because it doesn't receive the constant supply of sunlight needed to bleach them, like in the old western movies.

Guest access

Guests are welcome to use the glider by our garden to catch Wi-Fi. They are also welcome to utilize the fridge in a laundry room and in case of less pleasant weather the sun-room, all in the building adjoining their bathhouse.

We also offer additional services such as access to hot tub, fitness and spa, (European standards apply), professional massages, instructional courses, intimate wedding services, vow renewal, etc... all for a fee. These services are for the comfort and convenience of our guests, who are under no obligation to partake.

Interaction with guests

Our guests value their privacy, so we adjust our interaction to meet their needs. We are always available by phone, text or email.

Other things to note

The tipi is in use all year but bear in mind that temperature appropriate clothing is required. Don't show up in winter wearing shorts and expect to be comfortable as it won't happen. Long underwear, caps, gloves and warm jackets are mandatory.

To insure no one ever goes hungry, we offer meal services, too. The meals we provide on request are not exactly cheap (as the price covers visiting various local farms, fetching organic ingredients, carefully preparing food and serving it warm to the doorstep or bed of the tipi, at any time you like). But we promise our meals won't only fill the stomachs, without exception people remember them as some of their best dining experiences ever.


Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
Essentials
Shampoo

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Rule no. 1: UNWIND, RELAX & ENJOY. Reading the entire listing is a must to avoid unrealistic expectations, re-asking what is already explained and leaving a poor rating because you didn't fully understand what you booked. We appreciate finding the place just as we left it for you to enjoy. Please return things to where you found them. Unless your mom is coming, wash, dry and put away your dishes. Clean grill if using it. All fires (including candles) must be monitored and put out prior to leaving the site or falling asleep. We strive to minimize our environmental impact and so should our guests. Wastefulness is not appreciated. RECYCLE. You are welcome to leave recyclable waste but take away your trash. While it's fulfilling to share our serene property, we appreciate peace and quiet to maintain the tranquility. Smoking outdoors only (ashtray provided). Fee for additional guests applies to all ages. Well-behaved, housebroken, groomed, crated pets or those with their own bed are welcome, but are NOT TO BE ON ANY FURNITURE at any time. They're allowed to roam freely, unleashed and explore the surrounding grounds, woods, fields, creek or swim in the river. If you can't control your dog, don't bring it. In case your dog is unable to be around people and other dogs, you'll be asked to leave. $35/pet/stay to ensure the comfort of our pet-allergic guests (payable on arrival). We like people very much, but if you are the type who stresses over a tipi without central air, owls hooting too loudly or who places an inadequate value on this unique accommodation (in order to share it with like-minded people, we've made a huge investment in crafting the tipi deck, bringing electricity to the woods, building & furnishing the bathhouse, installing septic system, etc.), please do us all a favor and book somewhere else. We adore kids and animals but refuse to babysit adults. Everyone with a sense for adventure and appreciation of nature is welcome but we must retain the right to refuse hosting anyone who arrives unprepared and unsuitably dressed for the weather condition. If ever in doubt about anything, ASK. We're always just a click or phone call away. The last rule is to play fair: you relied on the reviews of others, so it's common courtesy you contribute too. MAKE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR REVIEW.

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Rivers User Profile
July 2017
One of the best places iv ever stayed, the hosts are awesome, friendly and knowledgeable. The extras are on par with any 5star hotel and the accommodation is beautiful.
Benka&Keith User ProfileBenka&Keith is a superhost.
Response from Benka&Keith:
Thank you for your nice review. We didn't find anything really out of place. Once again, we regret missing you on your departure, so Benka will have to save your present for next time. If you return this way, you're warmly welcome back.
July 2017

Brooke User Profile
October 2017
Benka and Keith's magic tipi was such a great experience and fun! From booking, communicating before arriving to greeting us when we arrived and sharing everything we needed to know. They went above and beyond from having a welcome basket with s'mores, snacks and wine and even handmade banana bread waiting for us in the morning. The bath house was also wonderful with everything you need. They were such generous and welcoming guests, making us feel right at home and we will definitely be back! Highly recommend! Brooke

Amy User Profile
October 2017
The tipi was amazing! It was a beautiful, peaceful and Keith was extremely accommodating. When we arrived Keith took the time to help us unload and show us around. The bathhouse was very clean & had everything from earplugs to hot chocolate. The attention to detail is incredible! Items in the bathhouse and down by the tipi are clearly labeled & easy to find. They really have thought of everything! On our second night, it did rain but we had no trouble at all and the inside of the tipi stayed very dry. We had an excellent time around the fire & enjoying their beautiful property. I highly recommend it!
Benka&Keith User ProfileBenka&Keith is a superhost.
Response from Benka&Keith:
Thanks for letting us be part of your special event. We were watching the weather throughout the night, but all worked out as it should.
October 2017

Brandon User Profile
October 2017
This is such a unique experience! Highly recommended. Keith was great to work with and super accommodating. We will definitely return soon!
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Response from Benka&Keith:
We're gonna hold you to that! We look forward to your return.
October 2017

Diana User Profile
October 2017
They love hosting guests, tayloring the experience to make it personal. Glamping at it's best!
Benka&Keith User ProfileBenka&Keith is a superhost.
Response from Benka&Keith:
And we especially love hosting repeat guests. Thanks for coming to see us again!
October 2017

Tuong User Profile
October 2017
Benka and Keith were very nice. They had everything ready. From first aid kit to flashlight to insect repellents. The tipi was very well kept and we really enjoyed spending a night there. The restroom and kitchen area was very tidy. They prepared everything for your needs and are always around when you need them. Cinnamon Coffee was a must try! Beautiful scenery and overall is excellent. Hope to be back again soon!
Benka&Keith User ProfileBenka&Keith is a superhost.
Response from Benka&Keith:
We're most happy when guests get to use the flashlights & insect repellent, but are able to leave the first aid kit unopened. So glad you enjoyed your stay & Benka's Cinnamon Coffee. Come visit us again when you get thirsty!
October 2017

Lindsay User Profile
October 2017
We very much enjoyed our visit and the special touches!
Benka&Keith User ProfileBenka&Keith is a superhost.
Response from Benka&Keith:
It was great pleasure having you, dear Lindsay.
October 2017

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