Hipcamp host Joni B.,
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Escape to Cincinnati and stay in a vintage 70's Camper in the heart of all the hip city action. Ten minutes from OTR, a mile from Northside, and within five minutes of the zoo, UC, Children's Hospital and Xavier - our backyard retreat offers the serenity of camping with easy access to the city. We are in an urban area near apartments, turning on to our street you are transpo

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Escape to Cincinnati and stay in a vintage 70's Camper in the heart of all the hip city action. Ten minutes from OTR, a mile from Northside, and within five minutes of the zoo, UC, Children's Hospital and Xavier - our backyard retreat offers the serenity of camping with easy access to the city. We are in an urban area near apartments, turning on to our street you are transported into what feels like a rural community in the middle of the city. We hope you enjoy our unique location!

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IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT LOCATION: Be aware that we are still in the city, so while the sights in the backyard may be deceiving - city noises can and do happen. In the winter months when there are no leaves on our trees the camper will not feel as secluded and “country” as it will feel in the spring through fall since we are in an urban area. Also, be aware that you may drive through neglected areas, low-income communities, or other city sights as you drive to my home. THIS IS NOT A RURAL AREA, even if the photos look like it might be. This is an urban area with all the sights and sounds of an urban area. We consider our home to be safe, we have lived here more than seven years and love this location - we hope you will too.

Our 1976 Carriage camper has been updated to provide all the comforts of home with the joys of camping. It's located in our 1 acre back yard and has its own private driveway. Our property has the feel of the farm in the midst of the city. Enjoy watching our animals and enjoy a campfire and S’mores in the evening - firewood is provided.

This is a vintage camper. We work diligently to keep it clean and free of bugs for your stay - but our lot is wooded and bugs can and do find their way into the camper. This is a camping experience! As you go in and out of the camper you will likely track in all of the outdoors with you, as you sleep you will hear all the sounds of the city and nature, and during your stay, you will experience all the coziness of a tiny homestay.

While this is a camper, it is still a camping experience - it is not anything like a hotel or a home-share. The bathroom is a camper bathroom. It is very small and somewhat cramped to fit all the amenities of a bathroom into the camper. The camper toilet requires chemical treatment to process the waste and that can produce that classic "camper toilet" smell. There is a small rust stain on the shower floor, but we promise, it's clean. There is no door directly to the bathroom since it is such a small space but the curtain dividing the living area with the sleeping area also acts as a divider for the bathroom. The camper has one queen bed and one full-sized futon as well as an air mattress for extra guests. This can be done - but while sleeping there won't be much room left for anyone to move around.

There is wi-fi but it can be spotty. Don’t expect internet access to be as reliable as a hotel or a house.

Special consideration for spring and fall camping: Please be aware that the spring and fall are “stink bug” seasons and it is nearly impossible to keep the camper free of this type of beetle. If you arrive and there are “stink bugs” on the walls please let us know and we will come down and remove them for you.

Special consideration for winter camping: when temperatures dip below freezing there will be NO RUNNING WATER available in the camper. Therefore, we will turn the water off at the first freeze, and there will be no water until spring. If you are concerned, please send us a message before booking and we can let you know if the water is on or off. Bottled water will be provided as well as sufficient heat.

The camper does have an electric skillet for cooking and a coffee maker for making coffee. As it has a small electric supply there are times that the breaker may switch off and need to be turned back to the on position if you run too many appliances at the same time.

When supply is good I love to leave my guests fresh eggs for breakfast!

There is air conditioning as well as a heater for cold months to keep you comfortable year round. During extremely cold weather (temperatures under 20°F) it may be difficult for the heater to keep the camper as warm as a traditional home or a newer RV, many of our cold weather guests have been perfectly comfortable but please keep this in mind when booking or packing for your trip.

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT WATER: During cold weather that falls below freezing - there will NOT be access to running water in the camper. Our water line for the camper runs above ground which means it must be disconnected when temperatures fall below freezing. We will provide bottled for cooking, drinking, brushing teeth, etc. - but there will NOT be running water for showers during freezing temperatures.

Be aware that we are still in the city, so while the sights in the backyard may be deceiving - city noises can and do happen. In the winter months when there are no leaves on our trees the camper will not feel as secluded and “country” as it will feel in the spring through fall since we are in an urban area. Also, be aware that you may drive through urban areas, low income communities, or other city sights as you drive to my home. This is not a rural area, even if the photos look like it might be. This is an urban area with all the sights and sounds of an urban area. Our home is safe and quiet, we have lived here more than five years and love this location - we hope you will too.

Lodging provided
Onsite rv or trailer
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Wifi available
Bins available
No picnic table
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Joni a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Urban Farm Vintage Camper in Ohio.

Suburban
Farm

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Hipcamper Tish

Clean camper close to downtown.

Tish V.
recommends this listing.
October 17th, 2021

Clean basic camper. Good communication with host. Only about 8 minutes from downtown. We used the camper mainly for sleeping while visiting family nearby. We did not explore the immediate area or neighborhood.

Property
Joni B.’s Land
State
Ohio
Country
United States
$40/night
1 Site