Hipcamp host Ben C.,
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Welcome to Fern the Fifth Wheel, an updated camper located on twelve acres of private timber just 45 minutes from Des Moines. Step outside to enjoy the spectacular sights and sound nature can offer. Step inside to enjoy the comforts of modern living. During the day you can hike our private trails, cool off in the river (ask us about kayaking!), and unwind from the str

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Welcome to Fern the Fifth Wheel, an updated camper located on twelve acres of private timber just 45 minutes from Des Moines. Step outside to enjoy the spectacular sights and sound nature can offer. Step inside to enjoy the comforts of modern living. During the day you can hike our private trails, cool off in the river (ask us about kayaking!), and unwind from the stresses of life. Beyond our property, you can cut your own flowers at Walnut Trail Flower Farm (less than a mile away from our property) or head into town for food and drinks. Fern has one queen and three twin beds, a fully functioning kitchen (including a Keurig and air fryer!) plus two TVs for you to enjoy indoor movie nights. Take movie nights and meals outdoors with our spacious communal living and dining area. We have plenty of seating for you to stretch out and the kids to run around. Feed your children’s curiosity and let them play with activities (swingset, trampoline, power wheels) inspired by our two children, Camille and Sage. Fern comes with everything you need to stay comfortable so just bring food and leave your worries behind.

PET POLICY: Pets ARE allowed on the property, but are NOT allowed in the camper for any reason. If you bring your pet, plan on them sleeping in your vehicle at night. If there are other guests on the property your pets must remain on leash.

Lodging provided
Onsite rv or trailer
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Ben a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Fern the Fifth Wheel in Iowa.

Beach

The South Raccoon River borders our property and is generally quite shallow. We have a cleared area for you to access the river...Read more

Forest

Native hardwood timber

Field

Native wildflower prairie up the hill to the south, crop fields across the road to the north

River, stream, or creek

Property borders the South Raccoon River, and also has a small stream that runs throughout

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Hipcamper Niki

Peaceful setting. incredible hosts

Niki W.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2021

We really enjoyed our time @ Rooted Timbers (Fern the Fifth Wheel). Ben & Trinh were more hosts than your standard Camping spot... they invited us to the River, to go with them to pick wildflowers & a nearby park for the kids. They were incredibly genuine & kind. The spot itself really has it all! A great campsite, with a play place for the kids, a beautiful short walk to a peaceful river, great amenities in the 5th wheel, along with a great cooking/chill spot outside. VERY peaceful and great setting.

Property
Ben C.’s Land
State
Iowa
Country
United States
$139/night
1 Site