Pitch a tent under 5 billion stars. Enjoy brilliant Iowa sunsets with more colors than you can imagine.  Watch the moons reflection rise over the surface waters of the pond.  Enjoy a swim from the beach or be adventurous by swinging off the rope! Spread a blanket and nap under a tree. Relax by throwing a pole in the water to fish. Open a bottle of wine to drink by your campf

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Pitch a tent under 5 billion stars. Enjoy brilliant Iowa sunsets with more colors than you can imagine.  Watch the moons reflection rise over the surface waters of the pond.  Enjoy a swim from the beach or be adventurous by swinging off the rope! Spread a blanket and nap under a tree. Relax by throwing a pole in the water to fish. Open a bottle of wine to drink by your campfire.  We are all about peace and quite and enjoyment of God's country.  No radios please and only very, very friendly pets allowed. Be specific and accurate with number of campers and number of vehicles.  

Our Hipcamp business is run by our three youngest kids.  Braxtyn is currently 15, Braden is 13 and Tristan is 12.  They mow, prep campsites, sell firewood, etc. When you book with them you are supporting young entrepreneurs.  They helped build the outdoor shower, and outhouse.

Thank you in advance for booking with them and leaving your reviews.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
10 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 67%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at A Step Back In Time Retreat in Iowa.

Field

We are a working farm. We have fields of hemp, corn, hay, and soybeans.

Farm

An Iowa Heritage Farm. Our farm has been in the Gardner family for over 150 years covering 6 generations.

Swimming hole

Places to see near Gardner & Co. Family Farm

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Hipcamper Toby
Toby S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 25th, 2021

This was a great out of the way spot with lovely views over the countryside. I got to chat with one of the young men who helps run the place and I learned a little about the farm. Definitely worth the visit.

Hipcamper Chad
Chad D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 22nd, 2021

The Host Chad was very nice and greeted us upon arrival to direct us to our campsite. The site was spacious and private and the kids loved the pond with the rope swing. the bathrooms were just a short walk from our campsite and were clean and well stocked.The outdoor shower was nice as well and private.It was a picturesque campsite and we would camp there again for sure.

Hipcamper Scott

Perfect for my journey to va!

Scott J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 18th, 2021

Absolutely beautiful farm. The quietest I’ve experienced in a long time other that the bagpiper which is nothing that I would have expected 😊. Being Scottish I didn’t mind and it added to the serene scene. Cooling off in the pond was bonus. Everything was clean and groomed. Thank you for an awesome experience!

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Hipcamper Tabetha
Tabetha R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 11th, 2021

Ended up on staying here for about 7 hours because we got in later than expected. The property was nice and had a pond. Outhouses were clean and well supplied.

Hipcamper Chad and Alissa
Response from Chad and Alissa, the Host, on August 12th, 2021

Tabetha! Thank you for the kind words. Glad you had a chance to see the farm although the time was brief. Hope to see you again.

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Hipcamper Emma

Happy

Emma J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 13th, 2021

Thrilled to get to relax in this very remote place in Iowa. We love using Hipcamp for this reason. It takes you off tracks, to a place you wouldn't have considered visiting. The hosts were accommodating and we had a great time!

Hipcamper Tim

Birds and fireflies galore!!!

Tim O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 5th, 2021

The quiet country setting was phenomenal! There is a nice pond with a swing very close to camp with outhouses and a shower available. You can see thousands of fireflies once the sun sets. Firewood available on site. I stayed on the night of July 3rd with my son, hoping we could see the Independence fireworks (kind of could, bit barely) and we ended up being blessed with the property owners who live 1/2 mile down the road to put on a great show.

Hipcamper Jasmine

Good on the way stop

Jasmine M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 3rd, 2021

Good stay for one night. Basic land with some activities we didn’t get the chance to try. Shower was listed here but we were unable to find it. Basic outhouse. Not a ton of privacy but luckily we were the only ones there.

Hipcamper Cal

Great pitstop on the road home

Cal S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 17th, 2021

So wonderfully pleasant and chad hooked it up fat. May or may not have taken a ride in his tractor. Thanks so much!

Hipcamper Danny

Perfect get away!

Danny P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 7th, 2021

We really enjoyed our stay. thanks for the privacy. Fun swimming and fishing!

Awards

Best in 2021 Iowa
Finalist
Property
Gardner & Co. Family Farm
State
Iowa
Country
United States
$28/night
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