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Greenhouse Camping
31 reviews
· Ankeny, Iowa
5 acres
1 site
1 Caravan
We love this beautiful land that has been in our family since 1917, and think you will too!   We are located 1/2 mile off I-35 at the north border of the City of Ankeny.  Here you'll find the best of both worlds just fifteen minutes away from your quiet campsite - Boating, skiing, jet-skiing, fishing at Saylorville Lake.   Canoe,  kayak and paddleboat rental at Big Creek State Park.  Swimming & waterplay for all ages at the Ankeny Aquatic Center.  Upscale shopping and dining at the District.  Or venture out a bit further to concert venues in Ames & Des Moines, local farmers markets, Des Moines' beautiful riverwalk and exciting nightlife, or the Iowa State Fair.  It's the best of country and suburban living!  End your day with a quiet stroll along the mowed walking path that overlooks one of the most beautiful areas of Four Mile Creek in Iowa, which circles right back to your cozy campfire.    Learn more about this land: 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.  
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Ankeny, Iowa, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Robin V.Joined in May 2021
36 Ratings · 31 reviews
Gladys S.recommends
September 26, 2022
Greenhouse Camping
This was our first experience with Hipcamp. The Greenhouse was an excellent place to start. Although it was a back-in spot, we backed in across a lawn instead of a tight driveway. Robin was quick to attend to our needs. We had a great sunset to greet us. Trash and recycle bins in Greenhouse itself, along with refrigerator and firewood and other helpful instructions. Location is close to the interstate.
Tyler A.recommends
September 21, 2022
Greenhouse Camping
Greenhouse and Farm
We really enjoyed our first hipcamp with Robin! Robin was friendly and easy to communicate with and has very well written instructions INSIDE the greenhouse regarding location of parking your RV. plenty of room to navigate and maneuver. the yard has well kept pathways through tall grass on the property for a night walk with your friends. Great amenities as well with a fridge and freezer in the greenhouse with waters and chocolate for s'mores. the ambiance in a late summer evening was a great first experience!
Allia C.recommends
September 11, 2022
Greenhouse Camping
Peaceful spot
We enjoyed our stay! The greenhouse made a nice place to store extra gear during rainy weather.
Brande P.recommends
September 5, 2022
Greenhouse Camping
We had a great time camping at Greenhouse Camping! While there is a house on the property lived in by renters (not the owner of the Hipcamp site), they were clearly used to having people in the site and while they seemed friendly, they also just stayed away from the site. The main road is close, but not super busy so that noise didn't bother us at all. There is a housing development going in to the south as you can see from Robin's pictures, so there may be construction noise during the week, but since we were there on the weekend/Labor Day the rigs were parked, so it wasn't noisy at all. The walking path was nice and the view of the sunset was wonderful each night! Robin was very nice and super helpful the night we arrived. The kids loved the smores kit and made sure to enjoy it the first fire we made :) . We went swimming at Saylorville Lake just 15 minutes away and it had a great beach. We also went hiking and exploring at Ledges State Park about 30 minutes away, which we would highly recommend to anyone in the area! We would definitely recommend this location!!
Cathy T.recommends
August 17, 2022
Greenhouse Camping
Very quiet and peaceful. Rural setting but close to Des Moines and sights to see. Has everything we needed.
Emily T.recommends
August 10, 2022
Greenhouse Camping
Must stay for any passerby campers!
Beautiful setup with all the amenities any passerby campers need plus many more convenient goodies. Just off I35 and super easy to get to and park.
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