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.

We have recently built a wood-fired pizza oven! We can now host parties of six or more with a pizza gathering during your stay; inquire upon booking about availability and pricing. You will not be disappointed, pizza in the outdoor oven is amazing every time!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
6 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair 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 an hour
  • Response rate: 83%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

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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 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 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 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 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 Xene
Response from Xene, 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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Hipcamper Caitlin
Caitlin S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 8th, 2021

We had a wonderful weekend on Xene’s property! The weather was perfect and her location is gorgeous- rolling hills, wooded areas, and a perfect campsite for our group of 6. The art installations sprinkled about the property (and lit up at night!) are quirky and fun. It definitely adds to the charm. The stars were in full view at night and we enjoyed hearing the katydids and owl. We had the place to ourselves but there were plenty of campsites and outhouses to accommodate several groups without it affecting the secluded feel. It was truly and ideal weekend- 30 min from our home in Cedar Rapids, just on the edge of Anamosa if you need ice or emergency ketchup, and 20 min from Central Lake county park with a beach and entry for kayaks. SO FUN! It’s hard to imagine we won’t be back.

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Hipcamper Justine
Justine E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2021

Our visit to n*Everland was a very relaxing and interesting experience. Bob, Xene and their lil' black dog welcomed us warmly, made sure we were comfortably settled into our camp site and invited us to explore their property. We enjoyed the many creative sculptures, the views of the rolling hills and a little hike down to the river. The views of the stars (meteor shower!) was wonderful! Check out this unique spot!

Hipcamper David

Great place!

David N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 7th, 2021

We enjoyed or stay here, it was only one night but could have easily spend an entire day roaming around looking at the artwork and collection of stuff.
Xene & Bob were very friendly and welcoming, Bob gave us a tour of his big barn, very impressed with what they have done here and what they have planned.

Awards

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