Hipcamp host Jack P.,
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Stay in one of our off the grid cabins that are on above the ground 20' x 20'  decks.  The cabins are at the top of Loess Hills bluffs, placed to provide great views.  They have been spaced to give you a lot of privacy.  Get ready for spectacular vistas and the ability to get away from it all.  

It begins with leaving you car down below. You can hike or ride your horse


Stay in one of our off the grid cabins that are on above the ground 20' x 20'  decks.  The cabins are at the top of Loess Hills bluffs, placed to provide great views.  They have been spaced to give you a lot of privacy.  Get ready for spectacular vistas and the ability to get away from it all.  

It begins with leaving you car down below. You can hike or ride your horse to the cabin. You don't need a horse to stay at Horse Creek Adventures. We bring up your gear in a gator.   The cabins easily hold queen size air mattresses. We also have cots you can use. (Rented at $5 a stay) Each cabin has a spindle picnic table with chairs; fire ring and some basic cooking items. You bring the rest of the gear you would bring for a camping trip.   We provide a 7 gal container full of water and a porta-potty toilet for your use.    

Once you are set up there are trails to walk or ride with your horses, or just sit on the deck enjoy the beautiful view and read a book. After a short hike, you can catch fish from the pond.  It is catch and release, you bring your own pole, no fishing license is required.  Depending on the season there are blackberries to pick and eat.  

At night get ready for the sounds of coyotes and other creatures sharing the space with you. These are just a few of the ways you can enjoy staying at Horse Creek Adventures.  We are less than an hour from Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska. St. Joseph and Kansas City, Missouri are about an hour and a half.  

Special Notes:

Horse owners: 

You can rent one or more of our cabins, keeping your horse with you in a nearby corral . 

Horse Rentals:  For children, a short ride accompanied by our wranglers in our arena or for adults, a two hour guided trail ride beginning with an introduction to trail riding. Contact us for more details.

Dog owners:  We are pet friendly at Horse Creek Adventures but it does require that dog owners work with us.  At any given time there are horses and dogs sharing the same space.  Tell us up front that you are bringing a dog and tell us about its size and breed.  Our rule of thumb is small dogs are welcome. Large dogs are on a case by case basis. This is especially important for dogs that are trained to protect their owners.  When dogs are here they must be kept on a leash, "no exceptions".

Our Facebook page "Horse Creek Adventures" provides up-to-date information about activities and the latest at Horse Creek.

Lodging provided
6 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Jack a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 15 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Catch and Release, Bring your own equipment, no license needed. Our customers have caught trophy size fish.

Horseback riding

Horse trails. Horse Camping. Horse arenas. We do not rent horses.


Using kayaks for fishing has been very successful in our pond. "Catch and Release", Bass, Crappie and Bluegill are predominate.

Snow sports

Snow shoe and cross country 🎿. Trails or blaze your own.

Wildlife watching

Abundance of wildlife. Birds, deer, eagles, waterfowl, coyote, linx and occasionally mountain lion.



Natural features you'll find at Horse Creek Adventures: Cabins in Iowa.


Part of Loess Hills Byway. Near Wabonsi State Park.

River, stream, or creek

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Hipcamper Brittany
Brittany S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 3rd, 2017

CAMP HERE! This property is owned and run by the most amazing hosts who look after their land, run a Christmas tree farm, have horses for riding, and above all...over 100 acres of land to wander, rolling hills to explore, and your stay is ABOVE average in their brand new cabins. Even though these cabins are shelter only, each one is specifically placed with a panoramic view that is unbeatable, you can see for miles. I could go on and on about this space, I definitely encourage campers to visit and stay for at least one night!

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Hipcamper Addelyn

Quaint + restful

Addelyn E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 12th, 2019

I cannot rave about this place more! From the super friendly and helpful hosts, to the gorgeous views and quaint cottage, I could not recommend this place more!

Hipcamper Anna

Charming outdoor package all in one

Anna B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 13th, 2020

Ready to plan our second trip here! This property has so much to explore whether its hiking the ridge for a sunset view, letting your dogs cool off in the pond, or soaking in the views of the Loess Hills from your deck. Wonderful, welcoming, and helpful hosts. We stayed in site #2, the "tree house". This site has seclusion, shade, and a nice big cabin perfect for us two and our two happy dogs. For additional views, we took a 12 mile gravel bike ride right off the property to nearby Sydney, IA. Cannot recommend this place enough!

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Hipcamper Regina
Regina G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 16th, 2019

This place is a hidden gem worth that is definitely worth the drive from the interstate if you are traveling, or if you are in the area. The hosts were kind and communicative, the cabin and port a potty were very clean, and the views are beautiful, especially at sunset. My dog loved being there too!

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Hipcamper Kellie
Kellie E.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2019

Such a perfect getaway! The cabins are clean and well kept. Excellent fire ring. The view is incredible! All the wonderful parts about camping and getting away from everything without having to set up or take down the tent! Host was very helpful and friendly. I would recommend for a family camping trip, a weekend getaway, or a romantic night away.

View from our cabin Perfect cabin for a getaway
Hipcamper Kellie

Great place, great host

Kellie E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 29th, 2019

All the wonderful parts of camping without having to set up a tent! The cabin, site, toilet, and fire pit were clean and well kept. Shady site was great any time of the day. Host was helpful and responsive before and during our stay. Very private site. Excellent walking path and ripe wild blackberries! Couldn’t have been better!

View from our cabin Perfect cabin for a getaway
Hipcamper Sarah

Lovely space

Sarah F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 6th, 2019

I really enjoyed my stay here. The space was private and the views were beautiful.

All of my things were brought up for me the hosts were more then accommodating. I even forgot a can opener and they bought me one!

The cabins are clean and spacious. I chose to set up my tent so i could look at the stars and enjoy the breeze in bed.

Hipcamper Karrin

The epitome of hospitality

Karrin H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 23rd, 2019

Before even arriving Lona was very accommodating. We were coming from about 14 hours away and told Lona that we’d be arriving at night. She quickly explained that it might be difficult to get to the cabin at night but she’ll help make it work. When we arrived she set us up with clean drinking water and drove us with all our things up to the cabin. The cabin was tucked away up a hill in the forest. It had a beautiful porch with a great view! Lona’s property of 170 acres was absolutely stunning. Unfortunately, due to the extreme heat, we were unable to stay in the cabin for the second night. Lona so kindly offered a room in her house where we could spend the night. Her house was so lovely and we had everything we needed and we were well taken care of. The morning we left, Lona had blueberry muffins and coffee waiting for us. We fell in love with Lona, her home, her horses and her land! Thank you Lona!

Hipcamper Andrew
Andrew D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 24th, 2019

I stayed here last night with my dog, Sam. We had a great time. It’s a great listing.

When you arrive, you’ll meet the host at the main ranch house. I met Lona. She’s extremely kind and very welcoming. You and your gear will be taken up to the cabins in a Gator. Hipcamp will have you select a site upon reservation, but you’ll really have your pick of any open site once you arrive.

There are 3 cabins and 2 tent platforms. There are a variety of views depending on what you’re into. One of the cabins and one of the tent platforms are nestled in the trees. Very good for bird watching and some privacy. The other 2 cabins and last tent platform have great open views. Both sunrise and sunset at the listing are great. There are sites facing just about any direction you’d desire (west, east, and south).

The cabins vary slightly, but they all have French doors and several windows. The windows have screens to keep the bugs out. The balconies are large and have great views.

I stayed at the south-facing cabin. It was very clean and very well kept. You’ll be offered the option to have a cot taken up with you, and they’ll provide you with a 5 gallon water tank. Each site has its own fire pit. There are a lot of large, dead branches around to use for wood. The Porta Potty is the cleanest I’ve ever seen.

There’s quite a bit of area to walk around and explore, and there’s a pond down the east side of the hill.

When you depart, you can text the host and they’ll come up in the Gator to carry you and your gear back down (or you can pre-plan a departure time).

I’d most definitely stay here again.

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