Hipcamp host Darlene N.,
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Tent camping spaces with fire rings provided, 4.6 miles up a gravel road, stocked pond, hiking trails, access to creek walking, scenic and quite. Private

Lodging provided
Cabin
9 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Darlene a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper catherine

Loved this place!

Catherine S.
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(Site 3)
July 4th, 2022

I spent the night here on my way from Chicago to Omaha. Darlene was super welcoming. When I told her I'd be sleeping in a hammock, she showed me some sites she thought I'd like better than the one I had signed up for. She was right! I had a great spot overlooking the pond. It was peaceful and secluded, but close enough to other people that I didn't feel scared of axe murderers or whatever. (Single woman camping alone, sometimes these thoughts come up.) All of the tent sites are pretty nice. 1-5 are very shady, scattered in the tall trees near a playground, and 6-9 are on the hill over the pond with more sun. I was at site 7.

Hipcamper Zachary

Great overnight camp site!

Zachary L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 29th, 2022

This was a great campsite for my overnight stay. Darlene greeted me when I arrived and showed me to a really nice spot. She recommended I eat at Ruby's Pub and Grill which did not disappoint. While you're in the little town of Stuart, don't miss the opportunity to see a bank that Bonnie and Clyde robbed in 1934!

A view from the property (not my camp site)Camp site #7Camp site #7
Hipcamper Darlene
Response from Darlene, the Host, on July 6th, 2022

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and got to enjoy the small town atmosphere, food and see the bank LOL. Come by again if you get the chance

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Hipcamper Shannon

Beautiful, peaceful campsite

Shannon K.
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(Site 9)
June 13th, 2022

I had an amazing stay here. I arrived late and Darlene still showed me to my campsite and made sure I felt right at home. The property is gorgeous and serene, it was exactly what I was looking for. I’ll definitely be back if I’m in the area again!

Hipcamper Darlene
Response from Darlene, the Host, on June 14th, 2022

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Please do stop by again if you ever get the chance.

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Hipcamper lucas
Lucas K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 7th, 2022

Darlene was awesome, I got in late and she let me pick a site and brought me firewood. Heard lots of wildlife throughout the night which was pretty cool, it was a nice backdrop. Would definitely stay again.

Hipcamper Darlene
Response from Darlene, the Host, on June 10th, 2022

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thanks for the great review, hope you get the opportunity to stay with us again

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Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 31st, 2022

I enjoyed at excellent night at Darlene's place. The host was extremely accommodating and let me have my pick of spots, due to an incoming thunderstorm. I was treated to a chorus of frog calls and field of fireflies, when the thunder let up. This spot is very convenient if you are traveling cross country along I-80, and need a safe and pretty place to pitch camp.

Hipcamper Hope

Peace and quiet!

Hope H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 3rd, 2022

Darlene met me at the entrance to her beautiful property and showed me to my site. She welcomed me to hike and explore and was very friendly and helpful. I took a nice hike on the hilly meandering trails. I saw some bunnies, a red squirrel(?) and lots of pretty songbirds. On my way out the next morning, I saw four deer on the dirt\gravel road. The road is in great shape. My little Hyundai Veloster handled it all just fine. So don't let that deter you. Best sleep I had in 3 nights. Absolute quiet aside from wind and birds.

Hipcamper Darlene
Response from Darlene, the Host, on April 8th, 2022

Hope I'm so glad you enjoyed our place and had a restful night. If your ever back this way stop by it looks all different depending on the season. Thanks again.

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Hipcamper Sullivan
Sullivan F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
December 30th, 2021

Beautiful property. Great owners. No complaints

Hipcamper Jen

Beautiful pondside private site

Jen S.
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(Site 9)
September 27th, 2021

Darlene was wonderful and efficient.. Recommend.

Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
September 19th, 2021

Really nice spot. Easy to get to but quiet with a lot of amenities. I was just stopping overnight on a road trip but took a couple nice walks and my pup enjoyed the little pond. Hope to stay again some time!

Hipcamper Darlene
Response from Darlene, the Host, on September 22nd, 2021

So glad you enjoyed our place and thanks so much for the nice review, hope we get the chance to host you again. Haunted Trail is coming along LOL

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Awards

Best of 2022 Iowa
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Property
Rock N Ranch Events & Campground
State
Iowa
Country
United States
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