Hipcamp host Xene A.,
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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

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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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
6 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 35ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Xene a message!
  • 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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Activities

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

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Hipcamper Angie
Angie A.
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July 6th, 2020

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.

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Hipcamper Xene
Response from Xene, the Host, on November 5th, 2020

Thanks so much for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are equally disappointed to hear the highway noise as any camper, but the upside of being minutes from town do have some perks too. We hope to see you again!

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Hipcamper Liz
Liz P.
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July 8th, 2020

Just as cool as the pictures look and interesting things for you to find out on your own too!

Hipcamper Xene
Response from Xene, the Host, on November 5th, 2020

Thanks for being an adventurer and coming to stay as one of our first campers! Hope you make it back this way again!

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Hipcamper Susannah

Peaceful, convenient, beautiful ret

Susannah B.
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July 11th, 2020

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!

Hipcamper Xene
Response from Xene, the Host, on November 5th, 2020

Thanks for the great review. We hope you make it back this way again. Happy travels!

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Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca S.
recommends this listing.
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July 13th, 2020

Xene and Bob have a truly magical space. We had a fun & art-filled weekend and are already planning our next trip back. Can't recommend this place enough.

Hipcamper Cory

Great weekend trip

Cory T.
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July 6th, 2020

Fantastic weekend spent here. Great place for some well needed r&r.

Hipcamper Xene
Response from Xene, the Host, on November 5th, 2020

Thanks for the great review, we hope to see you again!

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Hipcamper Todd

Unique and artsy

Todd K.
recommends this listing.
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July 18th, 2020

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.

Hipcamper Xene
Response from Xene, the Host, on November 5th, 2020

Thanks for the wonderful review. This has been our first summer with campers and we have enjoyed every moment. We hope to see you again if you venture this way in the future.

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Hipcamper Charlie
Charlie P.
recommends this listing.
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July 20th, 2020

This property is a dream. Go check it out and see for yourself!

Hipcamper Xene
Response from Xene, the Host, on November 5th, 2020

Thanks for the great review Charlie!

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Hipcamper Craig

Sculpture garden stay and tour

Craig M.
recommends this listing.
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July 23rd, 2020

It was an amazing place to stay. Also very inspirational and magical. I will certainly come back my next time driving across the country

Hipcamper Amelia
Amelia R.
recommends this listing.
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July 31st, 2020

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.

Hipcamper Xene
Response from Xene, the Host, on November 5th, 2020

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again when your travels bring you this direction!

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Awards

Best in 2021 Iowa
Finalist
Property
Xene A.’s Land
State
Iowa
Country
United States
$55/night
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