This is one of two listings on our property and comes with electricity and water hookups. Our homestead is located in the heart of Citrus County, FL. We are a small 5 acre operation which includes various livestock, mown pathways, and garden plots with electrical hookup (50 and/or 30 amp), water, outdoor sink, and composting toilet. Laundry may be available for an extra fee.
This is one of two listings on our property and comes with electricity and water hookups. Our homestead is located in the heart of Citrus County, FL. We are a small 5 acre operation which includes various livestock, mown pathways, and garden plots with electrical hookup (50 and/or 30 amp), water, outdoor sink, and composting toilet. Laundry may be available for an extra fee. We are 17 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico on Florida's Nature Coast. St. Petersburg, Tampa and Orlando are all within 100 miles. The manatee capital of the world in Crystal River is just a 30 minute drive, where you have access to fishing, kayaking, SUPing and so much more. Our homestead is within walking distance of the Citrus Wildlife Management Area in the Withlacoochee State Preserve where you will find caving oportunities, horseback riding, mountain biking and off roading as well as excellent hiking. In addition, Citrus County is home to the Tsala Apopka chain of lakes, and the Withlacoochee River runs right through it, increasing opportunities for motor boating, airboating, and fishing experiences. There is a wealth of springs within a very short drive. The 46 mile Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee Bike Path runs adjacent to the lakefront in downtown Inverness, where you'll find a thriving area of locally owned shops, restaurants and our very own brewery. We hope you'll visit our homestead in Inverness, a "small town done right"!
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
The Rails to Trails Withlacoochee State trail is a 46 mile protected and paved stretch of trail running right through Inverness...Read more
Access to lakes, rivers and the Gulf of Mexico all within a 30 mile radius.
The Nature Coast is home to both freshwater and saltwater fishing.
The Citrus Tract of Withlacoochee State Forest is home to some of Central Florida's most rugged terrain. Several major sinkhole...Read more
If you are camping with your horse, and have the means to contain them, you are welcome on our property, however, we have neit...Read more
The Nature Coast is home to some of the most beautiful paddling in Florida, whether you are canoeing, kayaking, or SUPing.
The Florida Trail Stompers are an active OHV group and can provide more detail about the local OHV opportunities. Website: http...Read more
The Citrus Wildlife Management Area is accessible by foot from our Homestead. See hiking description for more info.
Natural features you'll find at The Helton Homestead Site 1 in Florida.
Places to see near The Helton Homestead
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Great stay with wonderful host's
Wonderful 3 day stay with awesome host's, the property is well kept and the 30 amp service was a bonus, feeding the animals is always fun and our dog Luna loved the donkey's, We had a breakfest to die for with some farm fresh eggs, Thank you for a great stay!
Not really an open field camping ex
The host was super nice since the moment we got there she gave us a tour of the property and told us to pick a spot . We walked around and picked a spot in the back of the property . The only thing I did not like is that there is not open land or space that is not close (by 50 feet) from the main House, the work shop or other houses in the back. The only part of the property that was private was full of rusted car parts, trailers and other stuff scattered around. So there was not to manny choices to the contrary of what I tought having in mind that the add stayed it is a 5 acre property. I really felt like I was camping in the backyard of a home rather than in the open field. That said the rest was great. the compost toilet inside of a
(camping tent) was clean, water hoses everywhere to use at our discretion the animals where a nice touch, if you dont mind waking up at 6 am by the ruster.
5 day solo adventure
Extremely nice and accommodating hosts... very flexible great little farm in the country. Nothing but nice things to say. You better like farm animals cause those roosters like to talk....
Easter weekend stay.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Helton Homestead. We had two nights free in between state parks and chose this location because there were a couple of animals on premises which out daughter loves. Susie and her husband were really kind and welcoming. Susie showed around their beautiful property, gave us some history on it, and showed us where we could get comfortable. We were there on Easter weekend and they even let our little one join in on their families Easter egg hunt. What a nice family! Our little one had so much fun and we were very grateful. We would highly recommend staying there and would definitely stay there again.
Charming camp out
The Helton Homestead was absolutely wonderful. It was exactly what I had been envisioning for our camp out.
Their piece of land is very natural and accommodating. Their two donkey's and horse, very charming, not to mention the chickens!
We would definitely stay again when we visit Florida.
Lovely spot and lovely hosts!
Susie and Mark were wonderful hosts! The property is lovely and they did everything to help make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. We loved being around the animals! We stayed almost a week and would definitely stay again if we return to the area. Lots to do in nearby towns. Great for kids.
A must place to stay!!!
Susie and Mark were Awesome Host. They meet us when we arrived and told us exactly where we needed to park our camper to get setup.
We really enjoyed hearing about their working farm and the visions they had for its future. The stay was very peaceful and relaxing. We are from the Florida area and definitely plan to return. You definitely need The Helton Homestead to your list of places to stay.. Very Clean and peaceful.
Thank you so much for the hospitality Susie and Mark!!!
Get away from city life!
Susie and Mark were excellent hosts! They went out of their way to make sure we were happy and comfortable. It's a working farm so there are animal noises, but they didn't bother us! Fun place to stay and very nice people!