Hipcamp host Robin V.,
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You'll love this relaxing space to camp and enjoy the Iowa outdoors!  Very easy access,  we are just 1/2 mile off of Interstate-35.  Our farm is bordered by nature on three sides and the city of Ankeny on the south.  This is a single campsite, private and quiet. Your campsite has an adjoining mowed private walking trail overlooking Four Mile Creek, and is also within walking


You'll love this relaxing space to camp and enjoy the Iowa outdoors!  Very easy access,  we are just 1/2 mile off of Interstate-35.  Our farm is bordered by nature on three sides and the city of Ankeny on the south.  This is a single campsite, private and quiet. Your campsite has an adjoining mowed private walking trail overlooking Four Mile Creek, and is also within walking distance of Ankeny sidewalks for biking, walking, jogging.  It’s the best of both worlds - town and country! 

We're a 15 minute drive from Big Creek and Ledges State Parks, Jester Park and Saylorville Lake where you can enjoy fishing, skiing, boating, horseback riding, hiking, biking, and the beach life.  You'll find unique shopping experiences, delicious dining, a good movie, a thriving live music scene just 15 minutes away in downtown Des Moines, downtown and campus town Ames, and  at The District in Ankeny.  

Upon your arrival you'll find the greenhouse mini-fridge is stocked with 4 complimentary bottles of water and everything you'll need for making S'mores.  One free bundle of wood is included with each booking.  

RV only area
Vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
TV hookup available
Generators allowed
No sewage hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 36ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Robin a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Firewood bundle

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We are surrounded by excellent bike trails! The City of Ankeny is home to more than 80 miles of bike trails, which connect to r...Read more


Boat Ramps on Saylorville Lake at offer convenient lake access.


Fishing at Saylorville Lake and Big Creek State park are just 15 minutes away.


We just a half hour drive from hiking adventures at Ledges State Park.

Horseback riding

Enjoy horseback riding at Jester Park, just 15 minutes from your campsite.


Kayak & paddleboard rental available at Big Creek State Park, a 15 minute drive from your campsite.


Enjoy swimming at the Cascade Falls & Prairie Ridge Aquatic Centers in Ankeny, or soak up the sun on the beach at Saylorville &...Read more

Wildlife watching

Explore the wildlife programs at Jester State Park and Saylorville Lake.

Wind sports


Natural features you'll find at Greenhouse Camping in Iowa.

River, stream, or creek

Stroll our walking path overlooking Four Mile creek.


Enjoy the beautiful surrounding farmland that change with the seasons.


The private drive to your campsite provides a quiet, low traffic experience.


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Hipcamper Kami
Kami H.
recommends this listing.
October 18th, 2021

We arrived late and began parking in the wrong spot. The host was quickly out on an ATV to direct us to the correct location. We enjoyed seeing a deer family and a gorgeous sunset. Nice level site with water and electric hookup and festive party lights on. There was a little freeway noise, but it died down quickly. Everything was as expected. Wish we'd had more time to enjoy a fire and s'mores. (Too windy when we were there.)

Hipcamper Liza
Liza M.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2021

Wonderful and fabulous. The firewood and some more kids are a wonderful touch. As are the outdoor lights and the fire pit would highly recommend this place

Hipcamper Linea

Nice, easy stay.

Linea K.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

We had a lovely short stay. There was firewood and a firepit all ready for us. We had to get moving right away, so didn't explore the area, but it looked like it would have been a nice spot to wander around a bit.

Hipcamper Teri

Exceptional spot; lovely hosts

Teri D.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

We absolutely LOVED our camping experience. The setting is simply beautiful, yet just a few short minutes off the freeway and close to Huxley, Ankeny, Polk City and Ames. We camped in an RV and the spot was a flat, level gravel pad surrounded by a lovely grassy lawn and mature trees adorned with lights that sparkled through the leaves in the evenings. (Lights were on a timer, so they turned off at 10 and did not interfere with sleeping.) Walking paths are available through the property down to the creek area. The hosts have thought of every little thing to make the stay special--a large gravel patio area with seating and fire pit, a picnic table with an umbrella that was easy to open and close and a greenhouse shelter with a small refrigerator stocked with cold waters, s'more fixings and marshmallow roasting utensil:) Everything we could have possibly needed was provided there--trash bags, information on local events, etc. We were attending a collegiate waterski tournament nearby, and when the event ran long on Sunday, we were graciously told we could check out whenever it worked for us that day. If we traveled to Iowa frequently, we wouldn't want to share this little piece of paradise as we would selfishly want to keep it to ourselves!! We couldn't have loved it more; we just wished we could have spent more time enjoying our camping spot because it was so beautiful and convenient. Just off the freeway, yet a world away. Thanks so much for hosting such a special spot. (Tent campers would love the large lawn area too.)

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Hipcamper Jon
Jon D.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2021

Amazing place with electric for hot summer nights. They guided us to the site at night and super easy to pull in.

Hipcamper Mike
Mike S.
recommends this listing.
September 1st, 2021

Great little getaway that is very close to town yet has a nice country setting. Perfect spot to spend quality time with your group and not worry about other campers.

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Hipcamper Kathy

A unique camping experience

Kathy D.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2021

We loved this camping spot. There’s just one RV camp spot, so no crowds. The setting is lovely, next to a farmhouse where Robin and Judy live. Judy’s father farmed the land, planted the trees, built the buildings, and generally worked hard. The green house is a cute gardening shed we ended up using to store our lawn chairs and a few other things when it rained. The property is not far from Saylorville Lake, and the High Trestle Trail. And not far from Walmart and other shopping. We had a very unique camping experience. Loved it.

Hipcamper Shelly
Shelly L.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2021

Loved our stay! It was perfect and cozy and everything my boyfriend and I wanted for the night. Will probably be back soon :)

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Hipcamper Kacie

Peaceful overnight retreat

Kacie D.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2021

We had a lovely stay at Greenhouse Camping! The host was very kind and welcoming, and we loved the provided s’mores kit and fire pit! We enjoyed a nice little walk through some of the paths during the day and hung out all evening under the stars with a fire and the fun string lights above! Definitely recommend staying here!!

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Hipcamper Robin
Response from Robin, the Host, on July 24th, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your stay, Kacie, thank you for camping with us! Love that pop-up fence, it was the first I've seen and a great way to travel. We look forward to seeing all of you again!

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