Hipcamp host Robin V.,
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You'll love this relaxing space to camp and enjoy the Iowa outdoors!  Very easy access,  we are just 1/2 mile off of Interstate-35.  Our farm is bordered by nature on three sides and the city of Ankeny on the south.  This is a single campsite, private and quiet. Your campsite has an adjoining mowed private walking trail overlooking Four Mile Creek, and is also within walking

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You'll love this relaxing space to camp and enjoy the Iowa outdoors!  Very easy access,  we are just 1/2 mile off of Interstate-35.  Our farm is bordered by nature on three sides and the city of Ankeny on the south.  This is a single campsite, private and quiet. Your campsite has an adjoining mowed private walking trail overlooking Four Mile Creek, and is also within walking distance of Ankeny sidewalks for biking, walking, jogging.  It’s the best of both worlds - town and country! 

We're a 15 minute drive from Big Creek and Ledges State Parks, Jester Park and Saylorville Lake where you can enjoy fishing, skiing, boating, horseback riding, hiking, biking, and the beach life.  You'll find unique shopping experiences, delicious dining, a good movie, a thriving live music scene just 15 minutes away in downtown Des Moines, downtown and campus town Ames, and  at The District in Ankeny.  

Upon your arrival you'll find the greenhouse mini-fridge is stocked with 4 complimentary bottles of water and everything you'll need for making S'mores.  One free bundle of wood is included with each booking.  

RV only area
RV site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 36 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
TV hookup available
Generators allowed
Hookups: No sewage
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Robin a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We are surrounded by excellent bike trails! The City of Ankeny is home to more than 80 miles of bike trails, which connect to r...Read more

Boating

Boat Ramps on Saylorville Lake at offer convenient lake access.

Fishing

Fishing at Saylorville Lake and Big Creek State park are just 15 minutes away.

Hiking

We just a half hour drive from hiking adventures at Ledges State Park.

Horseback riding

Enjoy horseback riding at Jester Park, just 15 minutes from your campsite.

Paddling

Kayak & paddleboard rental available at Big Creek State Park, a 15 minute drive from your campsite.

Swimming

Enjoy swimming at the Cascade Falls & Prairie Ridge Aquatic Centers in Ankeny, or soak up the sun on the beach at Saylorville &...Read more

Wildlife watching

Explore the wildlife programs at Jester State Park and Saylorville Lake.

Wind sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Greenhouse Camping in Iowa.

River, stream, or creek

Stroll our walking path overlooking Four Mile creek.

Farm

Enjoy the beautiful surrounding farmland that change with the seasons.

Driveway

The private drive to your campsite provides a quiet, low traffic experience.

Field

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Hipcamper Gladys
Gladys S.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2022

This was our first experience with Hipcamp. The Greenhouse was an excellent place to start. Although it was a back-in spot, we backed in across a lawn instead of a tight driveway. Robin was quick to attend to our needs. We had a great sunset to greet us. Trash and recycle bins in Greenhouse itself, along with refrigerator and firewood and other helpful instructions. Location is close to the interstate.

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Hipcamper Tyler

Greenhouse and farm

Tyler A.
recommends this listing.
September 21st, 2022

We really enjoyed our first hipcamp with Robin! Robin was friendly and easy to communicate with and has very well written instructions INSIDE the greenhouse regarding location of parking your RV. plenty of room to navigate and maneuver. the yard has well kept pathways through tall grass on the property for a night walk with your friends. Great amenities as well with a fridge and freezer in the greenhouse with waters and chocolate for s'mores. the ambiance in a late summer evening was a great first experience!

Hipcamper Allia

Peaceful spot

Allia C.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2022

We enjoyed our stay! The greenhouse made a nice place to store extra gear during rainy weather.

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Hipcamper Brande
Brande P.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2022

We had a great time camping at Greenhouse Camping! While there is a house on the property lived in by renters (not the owner of the Hipcamp site), they were clearly used to having people in the site and while they seemed friendly, they also just stayed away from the site. The main road is close, but not super busy so that noise didn't bother us at all. There is a housing development going in to the south as you can see from Robin's pictures, so there may be construction noise during the week, but since we were there on the weekend/Labor Day the rigs were parked, so it wasn't noisy at all. The walking path was nice and the view of the sunset was wonderful each night! Robin was very nice and super helpful the night we arrived. The kids loved the smores kit and made sure to enjoy it the first fire we made :) . We went swimming at Saylorville Lake just 15 minutes away and it had a great beach. We also went hiking and exploring at Ledges State Park about 30 minutes away, which we would highly recommend to anyone in the area! We would definitely recommend this location!!

Hipcamper Cathy
Cathy T.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2022

Very quiet and peaceful. Rural setting but close to Des Moines and sights to see.
Has everything we needed.

Hipcamper Emily

Must stay for any passerby campers!

Emily T.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2022

Beautiful setup with all the amenities any passerby campers need plus many more convenient goodies. Just off I35 and super easy to get to and park.

Backed in our 31ft trailer. Easy peasy! Beautiful lit area for nighttime. Perfect ambiance for relaxation.
Hipcamper Kathleen
Kathleen M.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2022

Robin’s property is lovely with huge shade trees, just as pictured. We arrived near dark and were only spending the night so we didn’t see more of the property. The sight was clean and welcoming, a string of party lights to one side. For those with trailers, the sight is a bit unlevel side to side. We were in a 30’ travel trailer. Both 30amp and water hookups. Directions were good. Robin was most helpful and accommodating. We enjoyed a nice quiet restful sleep under a beautiful moon.

Hipcamper Nancy
Nancy V.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2022

We stayed at the Greenhouse in our 36 ft RV. It is a beautiful peaceful area! Great sunset view and nice mowed walking paths through the property. This was our first Hip Camp and I would highly recommend the Greenhouse!!

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Hipcamper Shelly
Shelly L.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2022

Watched a beautiful sunset last night, we love coming here with the pup 🥰

Awards

Best of 2022 Iowa
Finalist
Property
Greenhouse Camping
State
Iowa
Country
United States
$30/night
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