Friendly farm animals live and work on the farm. We have an acre growing organic produce. 1/4 acre community garden. Close to 8 acres in total. 2 communal fire pits and an outdoor shower house with hot water! Enjoy our perfect country escape 20 minutes from the downtown St Louis! Spanish Lake also has historic sites to explore, Columbia Bottom and is soon to be home of the S
Friendly farm animals live and work on the farm. We have an acre growing organic produce. 1/4 acre community garden. Close to 8 acres in total. 2 communal fire pits and an outdoor shower house with hot water! Enjoy our perfect country escape 20 minutes from the downtown St Louis! Spanish Lake also has historic sites to explore, Columbia Bottom and is soon to be home of the St Louis Zoo WildCare Park.
PLEASE check in before dark. It is easier to get to your site safely during daylight hours and we close the gate at sunset.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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What a lovely evening! We stayed the night as we were in town for a concert in Maryland Heights - a quick 20 minute drive away.
We loved the barn cats, they were so affectionate. The chickens and goats were friendly too. Lots of frogs to spot in the pond. We made coffee this morning on a camp fire (very accessible good firewood!) and then walked the farm area looking at the watermelons and peppers growing, and the bee hives.
The grove was secluded and we were lulled to sleep by the sounds of crickets. The bathroom house was awesome - what a treat for a shower that is outdoors and covered!
City farm great for families
Host met us on arrival and introduced my girls to the numerous barnyard animals. The wagon was helpful to cart things back to our tent site, however I really wish there would have been a picnic table at the location. Even though our trip was cut short by rain, overall it was a great escape right inside the city.
A night at rustic roots sanctuary
Rustic Roots was our first stop in a 10 day road trip, and it was a great introduction to Hipcamp. The farm was easy to get to from the freeway, with a gas station/mini-mart right off the exit for last minute camp needs. We arrived later than we hoped, but were greeted by Janett who directed us to our campsite at the back of the property. She provided us a cart to truck all our gear to the site. We had two tents, and the site was level and large enough for both. We opted to not buy firewood, but I regret that decision and would definitely opt for the wood next time. The site was private and surrounded by brush and vines, leaving a nice view overhead of the night sky. Due to a recent rain we had some initial mosquito issues, but they remarkably vanished after dark and we had no further bug problems.
We had a nice quiet night, and woke to sounds of the animals on the farm. After making some coffee, we had a stroll around the property and toured the rather extensive and beautiful gardens on the property. We visited with the goats and chickens, being careful of the electric fencing. The many bee hives were active in the early morning, and we were able to get close and watch them coming and going.
After coffee we took turns at the really nice shower house, complete with composting toilet. The shower house was immaculate, with no smells or flies, and was very airy and bright. It was really well thought out for guests.
Then it was time to pack up and hit the road. Before leaving, we had a nice conversation with Janett and her partner about the farm. They were really friendly and took the time to answer our questions even though they were anxious to attend to the many chores on the farm.
Overall, a really wonderful place to spend the night. The hosts are obviously working very hard to create their own little urban Eden, and we're fortunate they choose to share the fruits of their labors by welcoming in travelers. Highly recommended!
Great little farmstead!
This was my second time staying here. The hosts are fantastic, the property is clean and easily accessible, and you don’t need an alarm clock because the roosters wake you up in the morning.
We arrived right at 2pm. Janett greeted us, and showed us where we could park/set up. She gave us a quick tour of the beautiful outdoor bathroom. I enjoyed walking the property to see the various veggies being grown. Loved petting the cats and goats. Chickens were cute too! I can't forget the dogs too! 😍 We met Eric the next day. He was very hospitable and shared their inspiring vision for the farm & sanctuary. They currently host yoga and a weekly farmers market. I would definitely return.