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Comfortable Camping near Des Moines

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· Carlisle, Iowa
3 acres
3 units
3 Motorhome
Once a piece of farmland, now this is home to a historic church rectory and a whole lot of chickens (real and fake ones to be clear.) Learn more about this land: BEFORE BOOKING - if you are traveling with a dog be sure to message us BEFORE booking to make sure that we can accommodate you. IMMEDIATELY AFTER BOOKING please send a message introducing yourself and confirming how many are in your group and how large your camping set up is. We live on just over 3 acres of land. Some of it is a flat grass area, some is hilly, and some has taller brush. From any of these camping areas you can see our home but not much else besides fields, brush, and grass - and the sky! A train goes by a few times a day/night. We are located on a paved rural road, so while you will hear cars go by, there is no flow of constant traffic. We are located an easy two miles from a gas station and an easy 17-30 minute drive to Des Moines if you're looking to go into the city. The land is former farm land but the house is a historical church rectory that was moved to this location several years ago.
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Carlisle, Iowa, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Leanne D.Joined in August 2019
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32 Ratings · 26 reviews
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Janessa D.recommends
September 19, 2022
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
It is what it says
We camped and we were comfortable! Thank you for the farm fresh eggs, Leanne! They were delicious. Note: it says it in the listing, but be sure to either bring an extra long hose attachment for your water, or be prepared to dry camp. We toted water back and forth in a gallon jug and it worked fine for us. 💧 There is electricity and we were able to get fairly good cell reception with T-Mobile and Verizon.
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Nate A.recommends
July 31, 2022
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Private and on flat ground! Next to a house and chicken coop, beware there is a rooster early in the morning! Friendly host.
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Amanda B.recommends
March 27, 2022
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Quiet and convenient
Leanne’s land was perfect for our class c motorhome. She was a great hostess, it is easy access from the highway and close to the city. If you need a quiet place near Des Moines for a little relaxation, Leanne’s hip camp is your perfect spot!
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Jeremy P.
October 6, 2021
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Exactly like the description says, it is a low-key spot to pitch a tent. I stopped here on my move cross-country and it was perfect.
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Jodi L.recommends
September 5, 2021
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Friendly, speedy communication!
We didn’t actually make it due to unavoidable circumstances but Leanne’s excellent communication and friendliness makes me wish we had!
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Diana P.recommends
August 10, 2021
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Easy driveway spot for passing through Des Moinse.
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Carter R.recommends
August 9, 2021
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Lovely spot and easy to find with the chicken sculptures in the yard
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Margaret G.recommends
July 14, 2021
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
A HipCamp Cat Rescue Love Story
First, you can’t beat the low price of this campsite! That by itself makes this a well worth it stop! Like many others have said, there is very minimal road noise and the train going by, while loud, does not last long. I felt I had a decent amount of privacy and felt very safe here. On a completely different note, I wanted to share the cool experience I had while staying here of the stray cat I rescued. He approached my campsite one night and was very friendly. After checking that it wasn’t the landowner’s or neighbor’s I knew he was a road warrior kitty who had been in his fair share of fights. He was so sweet and trusting that I knew I couldn’t leave not knowing what would happen to him after I left to continue my road trip. So we hopped in my car the next morning and went to a local rescue. They assured me he would be rehabbed, neutered, and sent to their adoption program. Not very HipCamp review related but who doesn’t love a wholesome story and happy ending? Definitely a cool experience I will remember on my road trip.
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Jonathan T.recommends
June 27, 2021
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Angel in Heaven County
The property has easy access along a paved country road but feels very private. The sounds of the chickens are calming. More importantly, Leanne herself is an angel in disguise. Her awareness of the needs of her guests and subsequent caring actions are rare indeed. The world needs more Leannes.
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Irving E.recommends
May 28, 2021
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Safe
Excellent stop. Safe.
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Irving E.recommends
May 22, 2021
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Wonderful
Fantastic place to safely park & stay in your car or RV. Close to downtown (within 30 min). Fast & easy response. Had access to WiFi.
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Sharon S.recommends
May 8, 2021
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Cozy farm experience
Host was very kind and welcoming. Electricity and water available (bring extension cords). Farm is beautiful...and the fresh eggs are a bonus!
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John F.recommends
November 24, 2020
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
A charming place to camp for an overnight or short term stay! Would definitely stay here again on our next drive through Iowa.
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Katherine B.
November 23, 2020
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Great stop-over near Des Moines. Nice flat campsite with a fire ring. Only thing to know is that it is near a road, so there is some traffic noise through the night. Overall a lovely stay though! Definitely recommend for road trippers.
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Benedict L.recommends
October 12, 2020
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Leanne was very accommodating and respectful. We did bring our own portable outhouse which worked out fine. Expect a little close by train and road noise at night, but it’s not too bad. It’s a lovely spot and the stars were wonderful!
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Alyssa C.recommends
September 22, 2020
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Nice!
A beautiful place to rest your head during a long car trip!
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Sara S.recommends
September 3, 2020
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Just off the beaten path enough for some serenity, but close enough to gas stations and the interstate to be convenient. No in-person interactions (which we appreciated in this time) with host but she was very responsive via the app!
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Violet J.recommends
August 27, 2020
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Great spot to stop on road trips
It's not super secluded, since the road is close by and the house is near, but that is made clear from the post. Potable water, electricity, super cute spot that I felt VERY safe in.
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Stephen W.
August 19, 2020
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Convenient to Des Moines.
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Savannah J.recommends
August 14, 2020
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
safe place to stay for the night! thank you!
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Molly H.recommends
August 2, 2020
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
This is exactly what I wanted... somewhere to park my car and set up my tent for the night. This is what camping should be like, cheap and easy.
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Celina M.recommends
August 1, 2020
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
perfect pit stop
this was a stop for us along the way on our trip and it was a very nice little spot to rest for the night
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Cable J.recommends
August 1, 2020
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Leanne was very responsive to questions and a great host. The campsite is close to the road and cars will pass by occasionally. The trian was really loud, but it was all worth it. The spot was cute and easy to manage. It was a great comfort to have a responsive host especially in the current climate. Leanne offered to let me plug in my electronics in an outside plug while I was there, which was awesome. My favorite part was all the chicken statues and the parking signs. I had an amazing time staying here.
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Gregory F.recommends
July 24, 2020
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Hospitality with charm. Thank you!
The area we set up our tents is in full view of the roadway, so be aware of that. It was not an issue For us but may be for some. The host greeted us eventually and was very friendly and accommodating. She made certain we had everything we needed and then excused herself. We are very pleased with this site. And the roosters were a great alarm clock and definitely added so charm. Thanks again!
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David A.recommends
June 24, 2020
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
:)
If you like a nice isolated place with wonderful host at a bargain price....go there!
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Lori C.recommends
June 17, 2020
Comfortable Camping near Des Moines
Quiet night, very helpful and kind host
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