Hipcamp host Iris D.,
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Welcome to Camp Carlow, a place of rest and retreat in the beautiful rolling hills of Northeast Nebraska!  We offer an outdoor space with an Irish touch.  A Corncrib Gazebo is available to use to relax and Celtic Crossing offers a playground space with a large open area for kids and adults to playgames and run about freely. Take a short walk toTrinity Hill, north of the playg
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Welcome to Camp Carlow, a place of rest and retreat in the beautiful rolling hills of Northeast Nebraska!  We offer an outdoor space with an Irish touch.  A Corncrib Gazebo is available to use to relax and Celtic Crossing offers a playground space with a large open area for kids and adults to playgames and run about freely. Take a short walk toTrinity Hill, north of the playground along Shamrock Ln.  At this time a portable composting toilet is available near the Morton Building, 2 water faucets and camp fire spaces. Firewood is available in the woods. Future plans include electrical hook-ups and a camp building for events and other activities. Church groups are welcome. The basement of our home offers shelter in case of a weather emergency.  Camp Carlow is located 2 miles from the beautiful Ponca State Park which offers hiking trails, a new swimming pool, a shooting range and play grounds. Tours are also available of the Adams House Museum in Ponca.
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Caravans, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Camper trailers, Motorhomes, Campervans, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 13 meters allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Iris a message!
  • Check in: After 8AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp Carlow in Nebraska.

Field
River, stream, or...
Farm

Places to see near A Country Retreat

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Hipcamper Gene

Open fields with fun decorations

Gene M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2. Celtic Crossing )
October 13th, 2022

I met Iris on the way in, and we had a brief but nice conversation, seems we share Irish ancestry. She pointed me in the direction to camp down the driveway, on the back of the property, and gave me very detailed descriptions of what to enjoy in the daylight. The long trail all the way to the back end of the farm with excellent views of endless rolling hills, farmland, and blue sky was a nice bonus, especially for the dogs to run around and release some energy. The Irish themed decorations were very neat and a nice touch, especially the gazebo. There were multiple large fields for dogs or kids to run around & play in, as well as a full, very nice playground (which I was too old for, but kids would love it). The hammock was such a perfect touch, especially in the breeze with the warm sun on my face. Glad there's a toilet available right next to each of the 2 camping areas. Apparently some properties don't supply these. This was an "exquisite" property and very enjoyable experience. The only advice I have is to check wind advisories for the area when taking into consideration the booking. It is Nebraska, of course. Otherwise, it is a beautiful place to stay, and very peaceful, with lots of room AND facilities to play, plus Iris being an extremely pleasant and welcoming host.

Enjoying the gazebo Looking back at the campsites in the trees, from the other end of the trail/farmPlenty of spots to relax View from the beginning/campsite end of the trail
Hipcamper Iris
Response from Iris, the Host, on October 16th, 2022

Thank you ALL for your kind responses. I love my Hip Campers! Thanks for your suggestions too. The drought has been difficult in the Midwest, hope to get rain next year and get the grassy areas back to normal. Iris for the IRISH

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Hipcamper k
K M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 is a CORN CRIB GAZEBO)
September 18th, 2022

Beautiful sunrises. Great stargazing. Iris is very friendly and responsive to any questions. Great place to enjoy a rural farm setting. Lots of space to spread out and enjoy. Clean toilets.

Hipcamper Cameron
Cameron D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2. Celtic Crossing )
September 16th, 2022

Host was nice and greeted me as I arrived. Area was safe and comfortable!

Hipcamper Kathryn
Kathryn M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 is a CORN CRIB GAZEBO)
September 6th, 2022

Iris was very pleasant. We had no issues. You are sleeping fairly close to the house if that is an issue for anyone, but you can easily face your tent towards the field.
The tent/corn crib area is a little run down, but for the price it’s not that big of a deal. I wouldn’t go out of my way to stay here, but if it’s on your way, I think it’s a good option for the price.
The bathroom is a composting outhouse. It had no bad odor. Water is supplied through a hose from the house which worked fine for us. No showers.

Hipcamper Iris
Response from Iris, the Host, on September 10th, 2022

I apologize that the area was a little run down. The severve drought in the last 3 yeara and fire bands have limited our ability to grow new grass as we have tried for 2 years to do so. We chose not to use chemicals which could harm people and pets. I will do a better job so that it does not appear run down to my guests. I am sorry for this.

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Hipcamper Molly

Quiet, family friendly spot!

Molly C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2. Celtic Crossing )
September 5th, 2022

Our family stayed here over Labor Day weekend with our little off-grid camper and we had a fantastic time! We were pleasantly surprised by the very clean compositing toilet available right at our campsite. It was so so so quiet and peaceful and felt very safe. The host was super nice too.

Hipcamper Greg

Beautiful spot

Greg L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 is a CORN CRIB GAZEBO)
August 5th, 2022

We enjoyed this peaceful and beautiful spot. The morning sunrise was perfect!

Hipcamper Todd
Todd P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2. Celtic Crossing )
August 3rd, 2022

Awesome quiet place, great amenities and beautiful surroundings. Worth going out of your way for. Thanks Iris

Hipcamper Kacie

Beautiful!

Kacie D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 is a CORN CRIB GAZEBO)
July 10th, 2022

We boondocked in a 30’ RV and let me just tell you… the sunrise and sunsets were incredible! Our stay was quiet and peaceful, and Iris and her husband were lovely to chat with. This land is a very special slice of paradise - definitely book at least one night here if you find yourself in Ponca!

Sunrise Sunset
Hipcamper Ben

Perfect spot to camp with the dogs!

Ben B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2. Celtic Crossing )
July 3rd, 2022

Camped here and went to a concert in Sioux City. Little bit a drive but worth it for the privacy and beautiful scenery! Fire pit on each site and outhouses give you all the amenities of a campground without all the people around you. Iris was awesome and let us leave our dogs crated in a tent while we went to our concert.

Awards

Best of 2022 Nebraska
Finalist
Best in 2021 Nebraska
2nd place
Best of 2019 Nebraska
4th place
Property
A Country Retreat
State
Nebraska
Country
United States
$18/night
2 Sites