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Rock N Ranch Events & Campground

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· Menlo, Iowa
40 acres
13 sites
13 Glamping
Our retirement dream is to share our beautiful property with people who love the outdoors.  We started with our rustic tent sites and slowly added cabins.  We go from primitive to sites with heat and air conditioning.  We are not far from the Interstate but sure seems like we are as you travel the 4.6 miles of gravel road to step back in time.
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Menlo, Iowa, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Linda N.Joined in June 2020
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74 Ratings · 63 reviews
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Natalie L.recommends
November 22, 2022
Site 9 - Rustic Tent camping
Easy Access
Easy access off of I-80. A high clearance vehicle is preferred due to ~5 miles of gravel road and tougher terrain. Great experience. Darlene took the time to show me to my spot. Highly recommend.
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Jenna P.recommends
November 11, 2022
Site 2 - Rustic Tent camping
My boyfriend , our dog and I had such a good time !!! The porta potty that was by us was very clean ! We loved the disc golfing they had around and the haunted maze and trail they had right now !! Can’t wait to come back for the summer
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Neon M.recommends
October 24, 2022
The Loft
No Frills, Natural Thrills
We always love staying in this rustic, no frills cabin with a view that you’d give your left pinky for! Heat worked well during a very cold night and Darlene had already delivered our firewood before we arrived. Such a fun experience!
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Schuyler P.recommends
October 23, 2022
Hunters Haven
Lots of trails around the property for contemplative walking. Cabin is nice & minimal and stayed warm & cozy over the cold night with the space heater. Tons of timber in the surrounding woods for building a nice fire. Gorgeous views of rolling Iowa hills!
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Anna T.recommends
October 15, 2022
The Bunkhouse
Fall camping
Rock N Ranch was great this weekend! It was cold so it was so nice to have a cabin with heat. They were so accommodating and had our firewood at the site when we got there. There are 6 of us and we all fit in the bunk house fine. You can either take your own bedding or pay extra to use theirs. The property is beautiful and they have a small playground available.
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Aaron E.recommends
September 10, 2022
Site 7 - Rustic Tent camping
Great campsite
Great safe and quiet campground. Would stay again.
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Taylor E.recommends
September 8, 2022
Site 7 - Rustic Tent camping
Really great spot. Very private, lots of space for dogs to run around. Temperature was perfect for sleeping, Darlene was very accomodating.
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Neon M.recommends
September 5, 2022
The Loft
Stunning Views!
The Loft is a great rustic cabin for when you need to sleep a bunch of people. Stunning views, located at a more private/secluded end of the property, and a mini-fridge+A/C. Perfect! Darlene was an amazing host as well.
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Remy B.recommends
August 24, 2022
Site 2 - Rustic Tent camping
Secluded quiet camp spot
Darlene was super responsive, showed us around the property and we got to pick a super pretty camp spot by the lake. We didn’t get to stay too long but she has a lot of activities going on too! Some nice trails around. Stella the beagle was super cute too
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Allanand Carissa K.recommends
August 21, 2022
Hunters Haven
We loved this little cabin…definitely felt like a hunters lodge. We also caught a 7 lb catfish in their private farm pond. Over all we had a lovely time staying at Hunters Haven!
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Greg G.recommends
August 14, 2022
Hunters Haven
Hunter’s cabin
This little cabin worked well for my needs, and the host was great. I would stay there again.
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Kurt W.recommends
August 7, 2022
Site 7 - Rustic Tent camping
Perfect place to stay! Quiet and peaceful and in a great location off of i-80!
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Kurt W.recommends
August 2, 2022
Site 5 - Rustic Tent camping
It was great staying here! It is relaxing and quiet and all of the sites looked like they would be great to stay at.
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Taylor H.recommends
August 1, 2022
Site 9 - Rustic Tent camping
Darlene’s place was peaceful and beautiful! There was a catch and release pond nearby and fireflies everywhere! My dog had a blast exploring, and we enjoyed being surrounded by the forest again after living in the high desert.
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Samantha M.recommends
July 20, 2022
Hunters Haven
Fantastic spot. Really nice, large bit of land for camping/cottage stays. This is my second time staying here, first time in a cottage, and the hosts are super kind and accommodating! Had a fantastic time exploring the lake area and wood trails with my pup. Highly recommend!
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Kellie S.recommends
July 11, 2022
Hunters Haven
Darlene was a lovely host for our one-night stop on our cross country road trip. Her property is beautiful and she was very friendly and accomodating- we would have loved to stay longer! The cabin was small but clean and the beds were comfortable. Would definitely recommend and will absolutely keep bookmarked for next time :)
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Catherine S.recommends
July 4, 2022
Site 3 - Rustic Tent camping
Loved this Place!
I spent the night here on my way from Chicago to Omaha. Darlene was super welcoming. When I told her I'd be sleeping in a hammock, she showed me some sites she thought I'd like better than the one I had signed up for. She was right! I had a great spot overlooking the pond. It was peaceful and secluded, but close enough to other people that I didn't feel scared of axe murderers or whatever. (Single woman camping alone, sometimes these thoughts come up.) All of the tent sites are pretty nice. 1-5 are very shady, scattered in the tall trees near a playground, and 6-9 are on the hill over the pond with more sun. I was at site 7.
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Zachary L.recommends
June 29, 2022
Site 3 - Rustic Tent camping
Great overnight camp site!
This was a great campsite for my overnight stay. Darlene greeted me when I arrived and showed me to a really nice spot. She recommended I eat at Ruby's Pub and Grill which did not disappoint. While you're in the little town of Stuart, don't miss the opportunity to see a bank that Bonnie and Clyde robbed in 1934!
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Shannon K.recommends
June 13, 2022
Site 9 - Rustic Tent camping
Beautiful, Peaceful Campsite
I had an amazing stay here. I arrived late and Darlene still showed me to my campsite and made sure I felt right at home. The property is gorgeous and serene, it was exactly what I was looking for. I’ll definitely be back if I’m in the area again!
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Emily K.recommends
June 10, 2022
Hunters Haven
Cozy Cabin for the Weekend!
Cozy cabin on the Rock n’ Ranch Campground. Tons of space and things to do. Perfect for a weekend getaway.
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Lucas K.recommends
June 7, 2022
Site 1 - Rustic Tent camping
Darlene was awesome, I got in late and she let me pick a site and brought me firewood. Heard lots of wildlife throughout the night which was pretty cool, it was a nice backdrop. Would definitely stay again.
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Shelby N.recommends
June 6, 2022
Hunters Haven
Darlene was a wonderful host and I loved the cabin and property. The cabin is simple and as expected. Darlene was very welcoming and very good with communication. The property is lovely and there are paths mowed throughout for a peaceful walk through the woods and by the pond. The cabin is nestled in a little spot surrounded by woods. I will definitely come back when I’m passing through the area again.
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Kyle K.recommends
May 31, 2022
Site 1 - Rustic Tent camping
I enjoyed at excellent night at Darlene's place. The host was extremely accommodating and let me have my pick of spots, due to an incoming thunderstorm. I was treated to a chorus of frog calls and field of fireflies, when the thunder let up. This spot is very convenient if you are traveling cross country along I-80, and need a safe and pretty place to pitch camp.
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Melissa R.recommends
April 22, 2022
The Honeymoon
Outdoor beauty!!!
From the time we arrived we were treated so kindly. BEAUTIFUL PROPERTY!!!!! We cannot wait to go back and spend more than a day there!!!! CHECK IT OUT!!!
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Hope H.recommends
April 3, 2022
Site 1 - Rustic Tent camping
Peace and Quiet!
Darlene met me at the entrance to her beautiful property and showed me to my site. She welcomed me to hike and explore and was very friendly and helpful. I took a nice hike on the hilly meandering trails. I saw some bunnies, a red squirrel(?) and lots of pretty songbirds. On my way out the next morning, I saw four deer on the dirt\gravel road. The road is in great shape. My little Hyundai Veloster handled it all just fine. So don't let that deter you. Best sleep I had in 3 nights. Absolute quiet aside from wind and birds.
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James J.recommends
March 21, 2022
Hunters Haven
Awesome location! secluded yet 15-20 min to society lol. Lots to do with fishing, hiking/exploring, disc golf to name a few. We will definitely return, great location for tents and they have nice smaller cabins if you prefer. Highly recommend!
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Boston G.recommends
March 18, 2022
Hunters Haven
Stay in this cabin!!
I loved our stay at hunter's haven! The views were wonderful and Darlene and her husband were always very helpful and kind! The cabin is very cute and comfortable and includes a heater which heats up the cabin very well during cold days. The cabin is also not too far from where you park or the bathroom. The property is also very nice with many trails to hike and a cute pond! Overall, we loved our stay and will definitely stay here again if we have the chance!
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Eilene R.recommends
March 5, 2022
The Honeymoon
Escape to solitude!
I loved my escape to solitude in the Honeymoon cabin! It was a perfect night for a campfire and quiet. I enjoyed the storm in the middle of the night, and the sunrise brought 6 deer in close view! A stroll around the pond while I enjoyed my coffee was a charming adventure as I was able to take in the other treasures Rock n Ranch has to offer.
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Sullivan F.recommends
December 30, 2021
Site 8 - Rustic Tent camping
Beautiful property. Great owners. No complaints
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Jen S.recommends
September 27, 2021
Site 9 - Rustic Tent camping
Beautiful pondside private site
Darlene was wonderful and efficient.. Recommend.
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