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n*Everland Barnyard is an eccentric art installation space created from found, recycled, and re-purposed building materials in the heart of Grant Wood Country in Jones County, Iowa. Gothic and rustic, the space provides multiple camp sites for easy access to bike trails through town and into the Wapsipinicon State Park across the river from the property. Kayak the Wapsi (we

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n*Everland Barnyard is an eccentric art installation space created from found, recycled, and re-purposed building materials in the heart of Grant Wood Country in Jones County, Iowa. Gothic and rustic, the space provides multiple camp sites for easy access to bike trails through town and into the Wapsipinicon State Park across the river from the property. Kayak the Wapsi (we recommend a Matsell Bridge put in with a stop at the historic General Store in Stone City) and end only a mile away from your campsite at the Barnyard in Anamosa at the dam takeout. Visit the State Penitentiary Museum, hang out with the Barnyard chickens, hike our wooded trails, or simply unwind. This place is a magical retreat unlike anywhere else in the world. If you are seeking to disconnect from the world, find presence and live in the Now, this is the place for you. 

There is a beautiful spring fed water hole ideal for swimming in the state park, as well as access to the river from our property (although we do not recommend swimming in the river due to pollutants.)  Watching the sunset at the river is one of our absolutely favorite ways to end the day. 

As of 2021, we have a newly constructed wood-fired pizza oven. Inquire upon booking about availability and pricing. You will not be disappointed, roasting any food and baking pizza in the outdoor oven is absolutely amazing!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
40 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Pop-up campers, Class B RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 35 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Class A RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No showers
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Robert a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at n*Everland Barnyard Camping in Iowa.

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Hipcamper Terri

Great place

Terri H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 16th, 2022

The place was beautiful and so cool! Close to town and my dog was very happy.

Hipcamper Quinton

Gorgeous and welcoming

Quinton H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 13th, 2022

This is a fantastic place to stay if you're interested in an eclectic art style with lots to explore. The hosts are super welcoming and they have plenty of great camping spots. They also have chickens, 2 cats, and a dog so it's excellent if you like animals.

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Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 11th, 2022

This place was magical, and even more so, Bob and Xene are magical humans. If you love eclectic creativity and are up for exploration, this is a spot that will absolutely deliver. I camped in my car but could have also set up a tent in this beautiful quiet space. Definitely opt for a tour if they offer you one, and say yes to whatever other hospitality they offer, too. This is one place where I can heartily recommend going with the flow and trusting that magic will happen.

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Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on May 12th, 2022

Thank you for this beautiful review. We are abundantly blessed that our place attracts such cool people. What a joy to have you stay and be able to show you around this wacky place. We very much hope your travels bring you back this way again soon! Sharing the magic of this place brings us great joy, and it was equally fulfilling to hear of your adventures!

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Hipcamper Blake
Blake H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 17th, 2021

Fun place to stay. Would go back.

Hipcamper James

Amazing weekend

James B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 17th, 2021

Great place to camp! The hosts are amazing. They gave us a cool tour down to the river! It’s far enough from town to feel private and disconnected yet close enough to go grab anything you forgot at the store! Very relaxing! Can’t wait to go back.

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Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on January 25th, 2022

Your group was one of the highlights of the summer. Looking forward to hosting you all again!

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Hipcamper Karen

Good for the soul!

Karen M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 5th, 2021

What an incredible place!
I needed to get away for a weekend and this was a great spot with lots of privacy but yet my interactions with Xene and Bob were so pleasent and they really make you feel at home. It was last minute and they were so quick to respond. I car camped and hung my hammock.
Tip: watch your pup, mine got a fancy hair cut when we got home as he had a lot of tiny burrs because he had to explore the bushes :)
I can't wait to go back, I know you'll enjoy it too!

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on January 25th, 2022

It was an absolute joy to have you stay here Karen and very much look forward to that promised return visit!

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Hipcamper Mary Ann
Mary Ann L.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 3rd, 2021

We are new to this method of 'camping". As many hipcamp sites are small and tucked out of the way, we will review directions via satellite photo in the future. Using given directions, we took a wrong turn ( arrived after dark) at the last minute. Directions need to be clarified or entrance flagged. We barely interacted with Xene, but she is responsive and kind. Promised firewood needs shelter so it is dry and usable. Setting is pleasant.

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on January 25th, 2022

Glad we came upon you at the moment of your wrong turn and got you immediately turned around and in your site without any trouble. It was lovely to have you stay here and hope you visit again on your way across this big country!

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Hipcamper Bruce

The coolest place ever!!!

Bruce L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 3rd, 2021

There are not words to describe how magical my experience camping here was. I'm fairly certain that Xene and Bob are literally the most kind, talented and laid back people on the planet. When arriving I knew this was a special place... They're both so graciously share their beautiful property, art and vibes... I swear even the water is magical!!! Please take the time to stay here I promise you will fall in love. Who knew Iowa was so Rad!

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on January 25th, 2022

Equally great to have met you Bruce. Thanks so much for this awesome review. Looking forward to your return visit. Not all of Iowa might be as rad as this place, but we are hoping to change that!

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Hipcamper Alice

Great place!

Alice H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 19th, 2021

This was my first Hipcamp stay, and I chose it for the handy location to stop for the night. But, it's really a fun location with lots of space, nice amenities, and Xene and Bob are great. I've already been talking up this place to friends, and will keep it in mind for a future destination (not just a stopover).

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on September 28th, 2021

Thanks Alice! We had a great time checking out your awesome camper setup and very much look forward to your return visit! Follow our website page for event listings and come some evening when we are having music or a small festival. We hope to see you again soon!

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Awards

Best of 2022 Iowa
Finalist
Best in 2021 Iowa
Finalist
Property
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
State
Iowa
Country
United States
$55/night
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