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1860's Botanical Paradise

· Bellevue, Jackson, Iowa
2 acres hosted by Jessica O.
1 lodging site · 1 tent site
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’ve 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! 👋🏽 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’d like to learn about herbs or gardening/ homesteading, we love sharing our knowledge. If you’d 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 😉). 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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98 ratings · 78 reviews
Kendall K.recommends
May 18, 2024
Woodsy Campsite
The hosts were especially kind. The site was very beautiful and I enjoyed staying there!
Jamie J.recommends
May 5, 2024
Amazing host, amazing location, amazing experience, amazing Bunkie!
Pamela T.recommends
April 29, 2024
Peaceful… the property is beautiful. I definitely recommend this place!
Basil P.recommends
April 17, 2024
We enjoyed our stay at Bunkie, a comfy and cozy setup. Plenty of firewood provided and walking around the property was interesting. There is a great park close by for some hiking and a picturesque riverwalk close by. Will swing by again soon.
Jaden G.recommends
March 29, 2024
An early spring oasis
We loved staying at the Bunkie! It was a great place to stay since it's still a little too cold to camp outside. Jessica was very friendly and made us delicious tea. Having cooking equipment and utensils available made the stress of planning a trip that much better. We had a very quiet and peaceful night sleep. We hope to stay again!
Jay C.recommends
February 18, 2024
Beautiful farmstead
We loved our stay here! Jessica was so welcoming and knowledgeable about her land and animals, and gave us a thorough picture of how to care for chickens in her class. The place is super comfortable as well.
Bellevue, Jackson, Iowa, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of oθaakiiwaki‧hina‧ki (Sauk) & Meškwahki·aša·hina (Fox), Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, 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%Response time: Within 4 hours
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