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1860's Botanical Paradise

Bellevue, Jackson, Iowa
2 acres hosted by Jessica O.
1 lodging site 路 1 tent site
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is romantic.
Jessica is a Star Host
Star Hosts are highly rated, responsive, and committed to providing incredible experiences.
Best in Iowa: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Happy to announce we鈥檝e won 2nd best property to visit in Iowa! We hope to keep striving and adding more amenities as we go! Thank you to our wonderful guests and hello to future guests! 馃憢馃徑 Built in 1860 by its first caretaker botanist, this homestead was propagated over its many years of life and is busting at the seams with medicinal and edible herbs. We now run a flower farm and vegetable gardens on our homestead. If you鈥檇 like to learn about herbs or gardening/ homesteading, we love sharing our knowledge. If you鈥檇 just like some farm fresh eggs for breakfast and enjoy your time alone amongst the songbirds, that's just fine too :) The property is built into the stone hillside allowing for breathtaking views but also stairs to get to the campsites. Please wear comfortable shoes (not flip flops 馃槈). If you have mobility issues property access will be difficult. Please no children under 5. !CLASSES! We run our small school/business: HOMESTEAD and HAMMER from the property and are bringing classes to YOU! Look in the "EXTRAS" for classes you can partake in on your visit OR for more information on what's included on class weekends check out our website below! Classes include, forAging wild edibles, mushroom identification, homesteading skills, soap making, forging metals and many more! Website: www.homesteadandhammer.com *For guest and host safety property managed 24-7 by video and security services*
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103 ratings 路 82 reviews
Alyssa T.recommends
June 3, 2024
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Beautiful Campsite
Jessica was so welcoming and the land was beautiful! Jessica was knowledgeable about everything on their property and we learned a lot about the different plants, herbs, and animals on the property. Be sure to bring money to shop from their store too! Jessica was nice enough even to bring us out some of her tea to try! Highly recommend camping here and will definitely return in the future!! :)
Shaunna M.recommends
May 28, 2024
Woodsy Campsite
The Bunkie is a Wonderful Retreat
We loved staying in the bunkie! It was a cozy space with the most comfortable bed and we loved all the windows. Waking up to the sun (or rain, in our case) was truly amazing. Jessica made our trip special in small, magical moments like an introduction to the chicks, meeting her sweet pets, and offering tea in the evening. Bellevue was a sweet town and close enough for us to travel to Maquoketa Caves and Dubuque all in one weekend!
Adeline P.recommends
May 20, 2024
We loved being surrounded by plants and birds. It was perfect for our needed weekend getaway!
Kendall K.recommends
May 18, 2024
Woodsy Campsite
The hosts were especially kind. The site was very beautiful and I enjoyed staying there!
Kianna F.recommends
May 15, 2024
Great stay. Jessica was a lovely host with a gorgeous piece of land, of which she was very knowledgeable about. Fantastic place to get away for a while!
Jamie J.recommends
May 5, 2024
Amazing host, amazing location, amazing experience, amazing Bunkie!
Bellevue, Jackson, Iowa, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of o胃aakiiwaki鈥ina鈥i (Sauk) & Me拧kwahki路a拧a路hina (Fox), O膷h茅thi 艩ak贸wi艐, and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jessica O.Joined in May 2021
Response rate: 100%
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