In the heart of Grant Wood Country in Jones County, Iowa, The Barnyard is an eccentric art installation space created from found, recycled, and re-purposed building materials. Gothic and rustic, the space provides multiple camp sites for easy access to bike trails through town and into the Wapsipinicon park across the river from the property. Kayak the Wapsi (we recommend a
In the heart of Grant Wood Country in Jones County, Iowa, The Barnyard is an eccentric art installation space created from found, recycled, and re-purposed building materials. Gothic and rustic, the space provides multiple camp sites for easy access to bike trails through town and into the Wapsipinicon 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 a way 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.
Note: Our walking trails were hit pretty hard after the August 2020 Derecho (hurricane force winds for 40 minutes solid) but we are working endlessly to get them cleared; the walk to the river is accessible to visitors.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- 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: 88%
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Xene and bob were fabulous hosts. Informative and warm. The place is magical. They are so creative. It’s even more beautiful and original than the photos. Great bike ride or hikes within 5 minutes of property in wapsisican state park. Gorgeous. Perfect. 5 stars. A note: despite rural setting of this eclectic and must see artistic place, on top of a hill with lovely country feel you can still hear cars from highway at night.
Peaceful, convenient, beautiful ret
Xene was a gracious, flexible host with great communication. Despite a couple delays in my trip, she made sure I had directions and images of the campsite. The stars were gorgeous and it was a perfect stopover for my road trip. I plan to rebook on the way home!
Unique and artsy
This was a truly unique experience. Beautiful plot of land. And a unique artistic experience to boot. The hosts are unbelievably friendly, and the site attracts some unique people, artists and otherwise. Great place to socialize, or to just stay private.
Loved Xene and her magical farm. We had a quick stay, arrived late and woke up to the beauty of this spot. It’s more like camping in an outdoor museum. Xene was a great host and quick and clear communicator. Highly recommend.