Hipcamp host Ben C.,
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Welcome to the Riverfront Stargazer, a luxury bell tent located on twelve acres of private timber just 45 minutes from Des Moines! The Stargazer is situated along the South Raccoon River and has wondrous views. Make a cup of coffee and wake up to the sound of native songbirds as you watch the sun rise over the tree line. During the day you can hike our private trails, cool o

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Welcome to the Riverfront Stargazer, a luxury bell tent located on twelve acres of private timber just 45 minutes from Des Moines! The Stargazer is situated along the South Raccoon River and has wondrous views. Make a cup of coffee and wake up to the sound of native songbirds as you watch the sun rise over the tree line. During the day you can hike our private trails, cool off in the river (kayak rentals available!), and unwind from the stresses of life. Beyond our property, you can cut your own flowers at Walnut Trail Flower Farm (less than a mile up the road) or head into town for food and drink. As the sun sets, listen to the woods come alive and turn your gaze toward the sky as you get lost counting the stars. The Riverfront Stargazer has over 200 sqft of floor space and can comfortably fit 4 guests with room for additional living space. It comes with all camping equipment and even a generator so the only thing you will need to bring is food, water, and an open heart for the outdoors.

PET POLICY: Pets ARE allowed on the property, but are NOT allowed in the tent for any reason. If you bring your pet, plan on them sleeping in your vehicle at night. If there are other guests on the property your pets must remain on leash.

Please take off shoes before entering the tent.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Ben a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Cody
Cody S.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

Such a wonderful retreat. Close to the city while feeling a million miles away. Truly a special place that has been well thought out and constructed/decorated to feel like a home away from home. The perfect place to disconnect, listen to the sounds of nature (especially the chattering owls), and get lost in the stars. Would recommend this stay to anyone looking for an immersive escape.

Hipcamper Laura

Magical tent in the forest

Laura A.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2021

Our stay was fantastic! Ben and family made us feel welcomed and everything we needed was taken care of before we even arrived. The tent is inviting and cozy and the property wild and beautiful. We highly recommend and will definitely return.

More friendly neighbors.The tripod over the fire was easy to cook on. Rain didn’t dampen our spirits.We will be back!
Hipcamper Baldev

This place is a gem.

Baldev Y.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Such a wonderful experience! Hosts really went above and beyond to make sure we had a comfortable stay. Ben and his wife are so welcoming. We enjoyed our stay and it's a unique experience having your own time. I hope I'll visit again.

Property
Ben C.’s Land
State
Iowa
Country
United States
$99/night
1 Site