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Solace Farm
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Solace Farm
12 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Davis, SDOur town dates back to 1893 and our home to 1902. We are on the edge of our small rural town of 85 people who uphold the sense of community this great country was founded on - that to survive we must all look out for and support each other and take care of our planet. Rated #1 in the “Top 7 Campgrounds Near Sioux Falls”, “Best in South Dakota HipCamp” in BOTH 2018 & 2019 and 2nd place in 2020 and 7th place in the USA for “HipCamp Tent Camping” in 2020!!! Solace Farm Rustic Campground is registered with the State of South Dakota and inspected annually.   Stay with us and experience the prairies of South Dakota in our large spaces with tall prairie grass flowing in the breeze between the campsites, (because camping is NOT parking 10 feet away from another camper in our opinion) and plenty of space for the kids to play and discover the gardens, chickens, goats and the freedom of the outdoors. Our rustic campground is located on the outside western edge of our VERY small and quiet historic town, just 44 minutes south of I-90, 30 minutes from Sioux Falls or 10 minutes west of I-29 and just 8 minutes to Swan Lake for water fun! A short walk from the campground will take you "downtown" to the The Davis Bar or to the General Store for souvenirs, antiques, treats, basic groceries or to pick up more of our homemade jams! Pets are welcomed here at Solace Farm if they are on a leash while onsite. We will have a small convenience store open onsite this fall so you can enjoy your stay with easy access to needs and treats. At your check in we will meet you with a welcome gift of a jar of our homemade jam and a loaf of fresh bread to give your morning that little touch of farm charm. Our rustic little hobby farm is open for you to pitch your tent or small camper in your choice of spaces and we are open to ALL people. We are however unable to accommodate pull behind campers or RV’s in excess of 26'. Site number #2 is a pull through campsite for a pull behind camper, and sites #5 and #6 are pull though for a SMALL pull behind camper, all sites will accommodate tent camping and your drive directly to your site after check-in. Each camp site has a fire ring, picnic table or vintage chairs for you. Firewood is available to purchase. Group Discounts are available, please message us for more information.  Our rural setting at Solace Farm offers bird watching, walking areas, great places to ride your bike, a nearby river to explore, playground, tree swings, the farm animals, evenings with stargazing, the communal fire pit,  and a fabulous sunsets to enjoy. Some sites are perfect for hammock tents! We ask that each reservation MUST arrive to check in before 10 PM. You can now order additional jam, fresh bread, salsa and farm fresh eggs and firewood when you make your reservation! Trash and recycle cans are available and we ask that you leave no trace when you pack up. Soon our gothic bathhouse will be ready and we are getting ready to have outside movie nights! SO MUCH fun to look forward to!The country is yours to experience and our goats (Abbott and Costello) and chickens enjoy attention. Our old country school merry-go-round is fully restored and the teeter totter made from farm equipment that you are welcome to play on, and a few trees to climb if you aren't worn out yet. (This is a working hobby farm and there are areas that children should not play in. Please supervise your children at all times)  The second Saturday of each month there is a Flea Market in downtown Davis and is a great time to book! The campground includes a 7 foot firepit with a tree swing and there is a grill and picnic tables for our campers to use. We welcome travelers on their way to and from the Sturgis Bike Rally in August as we are located on Highway 18,  a safer alternative for motorcycles to driving on Interstate 90.Depending on the season, there is almost always something to pick, whether it be cherries, apples, mulberries, plums, rhubarb or something from our garden! The camp area is a few minutes from the main house, and feel free ask for input during booking to determine which sites have the most privacy if you'd prefer quiet time. We have been working on our “Glamper” and she is NOT currently available for use. Upgrades happen every year and we LOVE the feedback from our campersUPDATE DUE TO COVID-19: We our campers to practice social distancing, and respect all others. We ask  that all campers clean and disinfect the porta potty touched surfaces before and after use so that may be safely used by others. We ask that all campers respect CDC requirements to include distancing with other campers if they are not comfortable with direct interaction. All pets MUST be on a leash. Your help in supporting these requirements will allow us to stay open and having positive outcomes for all
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Shared Corn Crib Swings a farm favorite!
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Blue Tin Ranch
3 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Burbank, SDHello and welcome to the peaceful countryside! Proud to be named HipCamp's 2022 Top 10 Properties! We are a luxury hunting lodge here in South East South Dakota and love offering people the chance to camp, park, and explore our property! We are fifth generation farmers and are so proud of our farm and of South Dakota. Ask us about guides for the way out west to the Black Hills. We have 10 acres to share and are excited to host you! On property you can find, corn crib swings, a winding enchanted path to a gazebo perfect for sunsets, a gravity wagon basketball game, a romantic lit pavillion, a balcony overlooking both Iowa and Nebraska, and fields of corn and beans! Bathrooms can be found centrally on the property, we have 2 womens, 2 mens and one family/ handicap accessible. Now with Shower AND WIFI!
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Green Hills Tiny Houses
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Green Hills Tiny Houses
4 sites · Lodging80 acres · Martinsburg, NEDiscover the simple beauty and tranquility of Living Tiny while surrounded by soft, green hills. Sip a cup of coffee while gazing at greenery from the living room or back deck. Lounge in a hammock, meditate or write, explore the 80-acre property, or relax on the back deck by the outdoor fire pit. Enjoy a breath-taking view of the stars from the outdoor hot tub. Come in after enjoying nature and relax with a glass of wine in an elegant, modern tiny house. A perfect, peaceful get-away. Go to www.greenhillstinyhouses.com for videos of the building process and more details about upcoming projects! The entire footprint of this home is 12x32 (not including decks)--but for a tiny house, it actually is quite spacious! Huge windows with beautiful views of the Nebraska countryside, fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, in-ceiling speakers, wifi, Netflix/Amazon Prime, large back deck, front deck, 3'x5' shower, washer/dryer, indoor fireplace (turned off during summer months), outdoor propane fire pit, oak floors, reclaimed barn wood accents throughout. All on a spacious property of rolling hills and spectacular views. My tiny house has a wide-open feel first because of the landscape (rolling hills and NE plains), and next because of all the windows that let that nature in. I designed and built this house myself, and wanted two things in order to give it an open, bright ambiance: High ceilings and big windows. I wanted to look at nature all the time, and tried to "bring the outside in". It turned out exactly how I wanted! This house is one of those "Not-so-tiny" tinies. Once inside, it feels bigger than you'd think, but it's still technically only 342 sq feet on the bottom level. Since I was custom building it for myself, I had to include a few luxuries and wish-items! My favorite features are: the heated floor throughout the bathroom and bedroom, the fire place, the big back deck/carport, in-ceiling speakers throughout the house, the electric fireplace by the master bed, the hardwood oak living room/kitchen floor, the reflective ceiling tiles (create an illusion of space and 'bigness'), the look of the storage stairs, the off-grid water system, the barn wood that I incorporated throughout the house, and the huge picture window in the living room. My desire for everyone who stays in my home is first, that you feel valued and valuable, and second, that you feel and enjoy the peace that I feel in this space. Please be aware that like most tiny housers, I have a composting toilet—it’s environmentally friendly, saves a ton of water, and I love it! (I also built it!). But please be conscious of this fact before you book, and know to expect it. I know this type of thing isn’t for everyone, though most people seem to adapt just fine. If you are unsure about it, just ask. More about the space: This tiny house is on a vast 80-acre property! My friends John and Audrey live on the property about 400 feet north in a farmhouse on the other side of the grove of trees, and I live on the property in the neighboring teeny tiny house! We are building a tiny house community! We all love Jesus, and have a passion for seeing Him heal and restore people. The entire tiny house is yours! For food: You have access to all kitchenware, myriad spices, anything in the pantry, cupboards or fridge, coffee/coffee maker, etc. Some breakfast foods are provided in the fridge and pantry--various flavors of bagels and cream cheese, breakfast sausage, bacon, oatmeal, pancake mix, and coffee. There are also various condiments in the fridge. The grocery store and local pizza joint are an 8-minute drive east, there's a yummy burger dive (Bob's Bar) 9 minutes south, and a large variety of restaurants is a 30-minute drive East. If you're staying for three days or more, and enjoy cooking new meals at home (like I do!), I can also arrange to have Blue Apron deliver meals for you to make. More details about that below. You'll also have access to the entire property: 80 acres! Feel free to go exploring--except the space with the cows. Don't do that. But overall, just let loose and be free! Hike the big hill by my house; the view is truly unparalleled. Or you may just prefer to sit on the back deck and take in the lovely views from there, or walk the trail circling two acres of the property. You may see other people around the property, as the tiny house about 100 feet north of mine is also rented on Airbnb (this is included in a few pictures). Also, I live in the teeny tiny house 150 feet away from the Big Tiny House. Both other tiny houses are screened from view with privacy fence sections. Additionally, Audrey lives with her family in the house behind the grove of trees (about 400 feet north) and will be around at all times to answer any questions you might have. During the late Fall and Winter months, this will be a peaceful oasis; there won't be people working outside much--too cold! During the temperate months of the year, this is a working farm, so expect us to be investing in and improving the land and property during the day; we may be working on the garden or food forest or the pond. Let us know if you’d like to get your hands dirty by helping John with some permaculture work (he does this on the weekends and in the late afternoon/early evening on week days)--or just relax! 1.5 miles from my tiny house is Powder Creek Lake--which is great for fishing or kayaking/canoeing. And I do have a canoe on the property for your use! You will need to have a vehicle with a hitch (1 7/8” ball ) to transport the canoe on my utility trailer to and from the lake. But just let me know in advance and I will get it set up for you! Also, I don’t know if you can ice-fish on it in the winter; I would assume so! If you prefer a real wood fire, free to use the fire-pit across the yard from my house! Chairs and wine glass holders are provided. Transportation to the property: It’s a good idea to have a 4-wheel drive vehicle, as the 4-mile-long gravel road out to my place can get tricky to drive on if it’s raining or during the winter if it snows and plows have not come through yet. If it snows, I do have someone come out and plow my driveway; yet, once in the past when the snow was extremely deep and city plows hadn’t yet come through to clear the main road, my plow guy couldn’t make it out to my property with his bobcat until the next day. This only happened once in the last three years. But just be aware that there is a chance of being snowed in during your stay, and be okay with that before you book in the winter time! Having said that, if you have a 4-wheel-drive, high clearance vehicle (I.e. a truck or SUV), you shouldn’t have any problems. I have a Jeep Cherokee and it has been perfect in the snow! **There is another lone Tiny House about 1/4 mile north of Big Gray that is under construction. It is gray, white, cedar, and has blue doors. Do not turn there; that tiny house a new project, and not ready for visitors. If you keep going for another 1/4 mile, you'll see Big Gray Tiny House, where you'll stay! If there's any confusion, please call :) -There may or may not be other people renting out the tiny houses 100 feet North and 150 feet South of the house. -During the summer months there may be some activity going on! Generally not loud, but there may be people about, tending to the garden, etc. -A deep-cleaning of the entire tiny house is done between each and every guest stay. That means: -Fresh, clean linens are always used -The furniture (chairs/couch/lounging area) is sanitized and cleaned -All touched surfaces throughout the house are cleaned (every surface but the walls) -Audrey and her husband John have three small boys. In the winter months you will not see them (unless requested!) and in the summer they will mostly be playing by their house on another part of the property where you may see them from time to time, especially if John is working in the gardens. They like to "help" him. -If you are staying for at least three days, I do have a subscription to a fresh meal delivery service called Blue Apron so you can cook your own dinner without needing to shop or bring groceries beforehand. If requested, I would be happy to order a few fresh food delivery meals for you to cook and enjoy during your stay. Blue Apron offers two meals for two people for $53, three for around $70 (plus up-charges for substitutions and additions), and four meals for $85. Blue Apron also offers meals for 4 people for an additional cost. We can schedule the meals to be delivered on almost any day you'd like--just not Sunday or Monday. I personally have really enjoyed trying new recipes and discovering delicious new meals! It's also wonderful not to have to go grocery shopping. If you book a few weeks in advance and would like to try this option, let me know. I will send you the meal options for that week and we will work out the order details! Winter ONLY: During the winter months in order to avoid freezing water lines, there is a chance the tiny house may use its off-grid water system, which includes a water container inside the couch and a small water pump to get the water to all the house water pipes. The pump is not excessively noisy, but does make some noise, and it comes on whenever you turn on a faucet; so just be aware of that before you book. It wasn't used or needed these last few years, but just know that there's a chance it could be needed. Our property is so peaceful! Away from the city, away from the stress. You can see the stars at night and listen to the birds chirp in the morning. I also have two very friendly cats who would love a little pet if you have a second. And we have cows, of course! There is a lot of farm land and hills surrounding us, and some beautiful gardens next to the tiny house. Walking the trails through the trees is a must! It is beautiful. Such a tranquil, remote setting, but only an 8-minute drive into town, where you'll find a few restaurants, a grocery store, gas stations, and all the basics you'll need. I highly recommend visiting Ponca State Park and hiking the trails there. It is beautiful! I've also seen people biking along the roads in the park. We are far out into the countryside, so if you like off-roading or want to bring your snowmobile or snowshoes in the winter, it is perfect for those types of activities. I also have a canoe you can take to the nearby lake (it's on a small trailer, if you have a hitch and 1 3/4 ball to pull it), and lawn games in the summer (a corn hole set, bocce ball, and various other games). About my community: We are a few friends living in community together on the Food for Rest property outside of Ponca, NE. This Tiny House is about 150 feet east of another tiny house (I call it my "Teeny Tiny Cabin") that I'm currently living in. It is also about 100 feet south of another cabin (which is rented out on Airbnb by my friends). Strategically-placed sections of privacy fence effectively screen the other tiny houses from view. The land owners live in the original farmhouse on the property (about 400 feet north of the Tiny House, through the tree grove). If I am not on the property, my co-host Audrey is there most of the time and can answer any questions you have. John and Audrey are amazing people, and I hope you are as blessed by them as I have been! My tiny house is secluded in the middle of the Nebraska countryside, about 8 minutes from the nearest town and 20ish minutes from the nearest "big" town. There is no public transport out here, so you will need your own transportation. We have a good little walking path that circles the property--maybe .3 miles long. You can also hike to the top of the hill east of my house to see a beautiful landscape of rolling hills. Driving: During seasons when it is very wet, it is a good idea to have a 4-wheel drive vehicle to traverse the 4 miles of gravel road leading to my house. The road tends to become quite muddy and can be tricky to drive in, so 4-wheel drive is best if there is a massive amount of snow melting, or after days of heavy rains. Additionally, snow is usually cleared out by the city fairly quickly after snow falls, but occasionally they have waited a day or so to do so. This can make it difficult to drive in the meantime in a vehicle without medium to high ground clearance (I have a Jeep Cherokee, which works great). Before your stay, I will be in communication with you about potential weather issues and give details about the terrain then if you or I have concerns. Nearby: The town of Ponca is an 8-minute drive East of my house, and there you will find a grocery store, a few pizza places, a gym, post-office, pharmacy, doctor's office, etc. If you want a larger town, South Sioux City, NE and Sioux City, IA are a 30-minute drive East. Normal cities--population of about 120,000--so lots of shopping, eating places, etc, in that area. Vermillion is another medium-sized town that is about 20 minutes West of us. It is a university town (USD), and has some cool places to check out as well. I have specifics and details about different places nearby which you will find in the Tiny House Manual when you arrive at the tiny house.
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King bed above kitchen
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Food For RestTiny House Homeste
4 sites · LodgingPonca, NEWe are Audrey and John Dutton. Our tiny house solar cabin is on my inlaws homesteaded land that has been in the family for over 100 years. The big house is called the Heidy House because it was homesteaded by my husbands great great grandparents Eli Lincoln Heidy. Our passion is to heal the land and people. Bringing the two back to restoration through our Creator.
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BK Produce Farm
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BK Produce Farm
11 sites · RVs, Tents11 acres · Monroe, SDAwarded South Dakota's best Hip Camp to see in 2023, 2021, and runner up in 2022. Uncle B's farm is a small 11 acre hobby farm with a large vegetable garden, chickens, peafowl, guinea fowl, turkeys, dogs, and cats. There is an old quarried stone railroad bridge and a few short walking trails around the pond. The pond is at the back of the property where I have 6 dry camp sites for tents or self contained RV's. All sites have partial to full shade and most have mature trees that will work for a hammock or tensile tent. The "shower shack" has 2 separate 3/4 baths with all modern plumbing and is shared by all guests. Available at Uncle B's RV Camper site I have 3 RV sites with water and 30 Amp electrical hookups. All of the campsites have a firepit, some with cooking grates and all sites have a picnic table. Uncle B's farm has been voted Best Hip Camp to see in South Dakota. Come see why...
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Mrs. Pfanny's Garden Cottage
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Pfanny's Farm
4 sites · Lodging, RVs11 acres · Randolph, NEPlease note: although we are not able to mark them off on the calendar, we do not do Sunday check-ins. If you check in on an earlier date, however, you are welcome to stay thru Sundays :) Welcome to Pfanny's Farm-we love sharing our little slice of heaven with our visitors :) A love for gardening and providing healthy home-grown fruits and vegetables for our family has supplied us with an abundance of produce for over 35 years. We have canned, dehydrated and frozen the excess but the kids have flown the coop and we have expanded our operations in order to provide our patrons with that same grown-with-love nourishment! Our geo-thermal greenhouse and 2 high-tunnels are the main attractions of our farm...we raise citrus in Nebraska! And now we are also delving into agritourism by allowing overnight visitors to stay and experience life on the farm. Tours are available for a fee-don't miss out on this experience :) A children's "trail-tale" can be enjoyed during a walk on our 1/2 mile trail. The trail is partially lined with a children's story and antique machinery for your viewing pleasure. The "binzebo" area, equipped with picnic tables and a nearby firepit is always a big hit. Enjoy a game of horseshoes or cornhole while waiting to watch a beautiful sunset, followed by a night sky that is unhindered by light pollution. The view of the Milky Way is fantastic! These are shared areas, so you might see us and our other visitors out there-join in and make some friends! We do have a very friendly dog-his name is Beau. He is known to hang out with our guests and beg for belly rubs :) Our chickens are occasionally free-range, so we require that your pets be on leash.
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Dispersed tent area. Pets are welcome but please keep on leash
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The Fence-Post
21 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · River Sioux, IAI am located to the West of Interstate 29 off exit 95 halfway between Omaha, Nebraska and Sioux City, Iowa. It is near where the Little Sioux River meets the Missouri River. The Loess Hills are nearby and the state forest. There are small lakes in the surrounding areas and Lewis and Clark parks with beautiful views.
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This is a view from the gravel driveway. You can back 3 to 5 campers in this spot.
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Paulson RV Park
8 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Springfield, SDThere have been a lot of people who have come through this park in the 30+ years I have been apart of it. We would like you to be added!
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Mn River Valley Sanctuary
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Mn River Valley Sanctuary
12 sites · RVs, TentsFranklin, MNWelcome, we have a small flock of waterfowl and chickens and a herd of goats to interact with, volunteer some time in our organic garden, peer up into endless night skies or use us a s a base camp to go exploring the several county and state parks, Natural and Scientific areas, hiking trails and local communities. We are located about 5 miles from either Franklin or Fairfax and less than 20 minutes to Redwood Falls, Jackpot Junction and New Ulm.
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Blue Heron
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Blue Heron Cove
1 site · Tent1 acres · Fremont , NEOur property is just outside the small city of Fremont, Nebraska. We live across the Platte River and stay late. There are biking paths and it is a bike friendly community. Union Pacific and Burlington Northern railroads can both be heard day night. There is a lovely lake where you can fish or swim or do other water activities. We have a beach and a fire pit as well. Historic Downtown Fremont has antique stores, ice cream shop, coffeehouse and boutiques.Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent in a gated property surrounded by organically tick and mosquito treated woods and beside a beautiful 1 acre lake. Some special amenities listed. Blue herons and other spectacular bird watching. Stunning spot. Located by Fremont State Lakes, which has volleyball Courts, swimming and the Tow Line - local eatery.  Fremont is an active train community. Trains can be heard day and night. Downtown Historic Fremont is walking or biking distance on walking/biking trail. Antique Shops, Coffeehouse, Boutiques, Ice Cream shop and Library. Music in the park and churches who welcome visitors. Water park within driving distance. Splash pads throughout town. Largest YMCA in the USA. We provide a map to Historic Downtown. Nice picnic area on property.  Fire pit, wood purchase and bike rental available when booking. No outside boats or firewood (ash beetle). Electric and well water provided per request. Please note this when booking. Please review the types of camping we allow. No RV's or Vans. Pets? All requests will be evaluated. Must have proof of vaccinations. One tent spot available. We are still rebuilding after the floods. Our property has been described as a resort setting.
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Spending some time out on the lake in one of the two canoes is highly recommended!
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The Auntie's Grove at Moonstone
3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents240 acres · Montevideo, MNMoonstone is a perennial polyculture (no annual crops, lots of diversity) on the bluffland of the Upper Minnesota River Valley.  A family-based farm specializing in grass-fed organic beef production, we also maintain a vineyard, an edible forest, farmstore, farmstay guest cottage and a full-shade camping area, the Auntie's Grove within walking distance of our pond, little beach, water points and restrooms.
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KSM Prairie
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KSM Prairie
6 sites · RVs, Tents18 acres · Rutland, IA18 acres of River front pasture around an old homestead. Located at the end of a dead end street in a small quiet town. One block from a public park. Land divided into four sections divided by fences and trees. Wild berries grown around the property. Easily accessible flat grass land for tents or campers.
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