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Sleep in (or under) the biggest White Oak in the County.  We currently allow only one party at a time at this premium location. You will be the only party to use the area during your stay. The view is incredible and unobstructed. Sunrises and sunsets are beautiful.  Ten minutes from I-70. Most campers set up under the tree and just hang out in the treehouse.  However, some

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Sleep in (or under) the biggest White Oak in the County.  We currently allow only one party at a time at this premium location. You will be the only party to use the area during your stay. The view is incredible and unobstructed. Sunrises and sunsets are beautiful.  Ten minutes from I-70. Most campers set up under the tree and just hang out in the treehouse.  However, some campers with a smaller tent choose to camp in the Treehouse.  The tree house is not a house until you put your tent on it.  It is a deck that is well made and has solid guard rails. The location is over 200 yards from our residence and is very private.  In spite of the remoteness, free high speed Wi-Fi (with no password) is available at the site. We have never had a camper tell us that they had no phone reception either. The view is amazing in ALL directions. Native Americans used this location heavily as evidenced by abundant stone artifacts. They were the original campers here! The best view is of the Missouri river bottoms.   I'm sure this is why the Native Americans used this site.  Wildlife is abundant. It is usually very quiet except for the frogs, birds, coyotes, and crickets. There is a water hydrant about 150' away. Electricity for charging phones, etc. can be accessed at the barn. We have a full size, but not ADA, portable toilet at the barn.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 37 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No showers
Pack it out
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The best biking is at the Katy Trail access in Rocheport. You can rent a bike if you don't have your own. Walking the trail i...Read more

Hiking

Our road makes for great hiking. Very little traffic. Canopied by trees it is mostly shaded.

Horseback riding

Bring your own horse. Ours are all retirees!

Off-roading (OHV)

Only slow, adult driven, off-road vehicles and only for slow sight seeing. The OHV itself is not to be driven as a source of e...Read more

Boating
Fishing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Big Oak Treehouse in Missouri.

River, stream, or creek

See fishing, boating, or paddling.

Forest

Places to see near Selby Farm Horse Retirement

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Hipcamper Amanda

Mother/daughter trip

Amanda M.
recommends this listing.
October 15th, 2022

Owner Doug was great! It was very peaceful and just what use girls needed from crazy city life

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Hipcamper Sara
Sara D.
recommends this listing.
October 15th, 2022

We enjoyed the tree house but if you are afraid of heights or don’t trust ladders this is not the place for you. There is plenty of space to hang hammocks. They provide fire wood, a table, a rope, and some other stuff

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Hipcamper Theresa

Beautiful camping under the big oak

Theresa K.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2022

Spent a wonderful afternoon walking around the farm and camping out with a fire under the beautiful old white oak tree. Full moon and stars were amazing!

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Hipcamper Victoria
Victoria R.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2022

Amazing experience! Will be coming back with a smaller tent to sleep in the tree!

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Hipcamper Victoria
Victoria R.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2022

What a gem! Amazing hosts, gorgeous White Oak to camp in or under, and the horses! Thankful to have found such a lovely spot on our way home! Will be coming back!

Hipcamper Ann
Ann C.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2022

The Big Oak Treehouse was awesome. There is very little light pollution so the moon, stars and clouds were magical. Got to meet all the horses at the retirement ranch which made it even more special. Can’t wait to go for an extended stay next month.

The base of the tree house is sturdy.There’s plenty of space to set up camp under the tree, there a sturdy picnic table.There’s a long ladder to get up to the tree house, but it’s secured well. A little pond for your furry kids to cool off in.
Hipcamper Stacie
Stacie F.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2022

This place was AMAZING!! Such a beautiful property and Doug and Johnny were so friendly and accommodating! The dogs had a blast! The treehouse was super cool. Next time we will probably come without our dogs so we can spend more time in the treehouse. A nice, unique, peaceful getaway! We will definitely be back! 😁

Hipcamper Todd
Todd B.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2022

Beautiful plot of land, great seclusion and super friendly hosts!

Hipcamper Jackson

Top tier site & hosts

Jackson B.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2022

Directions were spot on. Doug greeted my daughter and I warmly when we arrived even after a last-mintue booking and gave us a rundown of the property and amenities at the site (Firewood was provided, potable water spigot, developed firepit, accelerant, washing station for dishes, nice outdoor chairs, picnic table, etc. Super well equipped). Getting in and parking was a breeze even in my large old truck, and ground was well manicured and level. The site itself was idyllic, the treehouse in the sturdy old oak has a great view over the lights of Columbia off to the east at sunset. Small pond, friendly farm dogs, restorative quiet of the countryside. Altogether great atmosphere and 10/10 stargazing, too. Doug kindly let my daughter pick fresh eggs from the chicken coop on the way out in the morning, sending us on our way with fresh breakfast and probably a core memory for my kid as well. The Selby Farm, Oak Treehouse site, and host were all so excellent, I almost hope that no one finds out about them so I can book about six more stays through the fall. Strongly recommend.

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Awards

Best of 2022 Missouri
3rd place
Best in 2021 Missouri
Finalist
Best of 2019 Missouri
4th place
Best of 2018 Missouri
4th place
Property
Selby Farm Horse Retirement
State
Missouri
Country
United States
$39/night
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