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 Cook Blacksmith Shop and Adams House Museum in Ponca.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
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 12 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 Toby
Toby S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 26th, 2021

I loved this little spot. Mike and Iris have created a cozy little space with some nice amenities for the whole family, including a very comfortable compostable toilet. Iris had an appointment in the city and got home later in the evening but still made sure to stop by to check on me. This is definitely a great place to camp if you’re visiting nearby Ponca State Park.

Hipcamper Monique

Hidden gem!!!

Monique W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 24th, 2021

Iris is the most wonderful host I've ever met. She embodies the perfect balance of being there for you if/when you have questions, but allowing you privacy if/when you wish to be alone with the beautiful nature around you. Additionally, she always kept me informed of any changes that may be happening on the farm, and works tirelessly to keep up the place.
Camp Carlow is picturesque and quiet. The night sky is big, open, and highlighted. Both the sunset and sunrise are spectacular. The grounds are well kept and I could hear the sounds of nature. Bunnies scurry, and birds sing to welcome the mornings. Owls hoot at the universe at night. Deers frolic (not kidding or exaggerating) along the corn rows. And Katie the "watch cat") guards you from any possible threat 😁.
I love the place!!! I will always make this a special stop on my travels. It's truly a hidden gem, and I miss the people and the place.

My favorite site.
Hipcamper Jason
Jason Y.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 8th, 2021

Iris was an amazing host! Wish I had more time to explore the area but it was a late arrival/early departure. Would definitely be back if I am in the area again!

An unforgettable night!  Staring at the stars, a quiet and tranquil atmosphere made this night truly memorable!Morning view from the roof top tentMorning view!Laying in my roof top tent staring at stars…will never forget that night!
Hipcamper Sue
Sue T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 30th, 2021

Iris has great enthusiasm about being a hip camp host , welcoming and informative . Nice touches for guests!

Hipcamper Gary

Lovely peace and quiet

Gary M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 6th, 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, wish it could have been longer than an overnighter. We had Site 2, which was quite large but with lots of privacy and seclusion. Our 20 ft travel trailer was about the largest RV I’d want to put in that spot with the tight turn getting in and the overhanging branches. Iris was a wonderful host. She couldn’t have been more friendly, helpful, and welcoming. I’m still amazed at the peace and quiet we enjoyed in the middle of the Labor Day weekend!

Hipcamper Robyn
Robyn S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 5th, 2021

Just a peaceful place! My whole family enjoyed it and Iris is such a great host!

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Hipcamper Laura
Laura M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 16th, 2021

Such a great place to visit! Privet and we all felt at home. Kids had such great memories. We cant wait to come back!!

Picked flowersAll around the mulberry treeLook at that viewEnjoyed a morning stroll  with the fam
Hipcamper Matt
Matt T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 9th, 2021

It was a wonderful and quiet nights stay on Iris and Mike's property. We loved it and wished we could have stayed for many more days! Iris is such a wonderful and delightful human, warm, kind and generous. She loves her hip campers and it shows!

Hipcamper Catherine
Catherine H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 3rd, 2021

Iris was amazing, very sweet woman! The camp spot was great as well. I just needed a quick stop while traveling home and it worked out perfectly.

Awards

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