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Historic Gourd Barn: Art, Antiques, & Nature Crafts
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Moran, MI
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Over 45ft
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Pets Allowed
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4.97
Rating
467
Reviews
7
Years Hosting
Extra Nights on Request
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Generators Allowed
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About
Unveil the charm of yesteryear blended with artistic creativity at a unique RV camping destination situated in the picturesque setting of Moran, just a stone's throw from the historic allure of St. Ignace. This century-old barn is not just a relic of the past but a vibrant hub of art, antiques, and an ode to the humble gourd, transformed into stunning pieces of functional art by the talented Clarlyn. Here, RV enthusiasts can revel in the tranquility of a peaceful getaway while diving into the world of gourd art, garden benches, metal art, and whimsical creations that dot Clarlyns Garden Art Shop. Just 14 miles from the second oldest continuous city in the U.S., this RV camping haven is perfectly positioned for those looking to explore the rich history of St. Ignace, the museums, and the iconic Mackinac Island, easily accessible via a 15-minute boat ride that offers breathtaking views of the Mackinac Bridge. Whether you're a history buff, an art enthusiast, or simply in search of serene RV camping, this location promises a memorable experience. Pets are more than welcome, with sweet Ruby, a rescue Golden Retriever, ready to greet all guests with furry enthusiasm. For RV travelers intrigued by the art of gourd decoration and other creative pursuits, pre-booked art classes in gourd art, birdbath painting, sun catchers, and wind chime creation offer a unique chance to unleash your creativity. And lets not forget the "consumables" for those on the move, including the locally sourced "No Bite Me" creaman essential for tackling northern Michigan's mosquitoes and black fliesor the exquisite Michigan maple syrup and "Superior Coffee" for a taste of local flavors. As the evening draws in, don't miss the barn tour offered by the hosts, a fascinating journey through history and artistry that runs at 7:00 pm or 9:00 am on most days. For those with a penchant for collecting, the hosts welcome the donation of old license plates to add to their collection, a testament to the travels and tales of RVers from afar. Finding this gem in the lush landscapes of northern Michigan is made easy with detailed instructions provided for those approaching from various directions, ensuring your journey to this RV camping paradise is as smooth as the serene experience that awaits. Embark on an RV adventure where history, art, and the soothing ambiance of nature blend seamlessly. Whether its the allure of Mackinac Island, the creative workshops, or simply the joy of camping under the stars in a location enriched with history and art, this destination promises an unforgettable experience for all RV camping aficionados.
Opening Hours
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suitability
Pets Allowed
We allow pets and we have pets of our own. Ruby, our Golden Retriever is an older dog with limited sight and hearing. She doesn’t “play” with other dogs, but she gets along well with everyone, cats included. We also have chickens, so please have your dogs leashed to allow the chickens their space.
Generators Allowed
Please observe quiet hours between 9:00 pm and 6:00 am. If you have a particularly loud generator, please park away from other rigs. We basically don’t have “Rules,” just be courteous to your neighbors.
Slideouts Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Amenities
Festivals
Gardening
Gift Shop
Availability
Same Day Requests
No
Response Time
Typically responds within one day
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Jul 14, 2024 - Jan 9, 2025
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Extra Nights
Extra Nights Available:
Up to 2
Extra Nights Fee:
$0/night
Extra Nights Details
We live in an area where we are centrally located between many attractions. It’s hard to fit in everything with only a one night stay. We are flexible in allowing members extra nights with no set charge. We have multiple options for purchase in the shop and additional artists onsite. We welcome additional purchases if guests would like to extend their stays.
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Parking & Arrival
Please pause at the house to give us time to come out to greet you. If we aren’t home, Jennifer and Steve from the blue bus just behind the garden will welcome you and give a set up suggestion. We look forward to meeting you!
Max Rig Size:
Over 45 ft
Parking Spaces:
3
Parking Surface:
Grass
Parking Method:
Pull-Through, Back-In
Check-In:
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET
Check-Out:
Before 1:00 PM ET
Check-In Method:
Host Greets You
House Rules
*We have a license plate collection. If you know your trip will include the Gourd Barn in northern Michigan, please grab an old plate from your garage and donate it to the ceiling of Clarlyn’s shop. We appreciate RVers participation!
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