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Greenhouse Camping

· Ankeny, Polk, Iowa
5 acres hosted by Robin V.
2 RV sites
Robin is a Star Host
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Best in Iowa: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
We love this beautiful land that has been in our family since 1917, and think you will too!   We are located 1/2 mile off I-35 at the north border of the City of Ankeny.  Here you'll find the best of both worlds just fifteen minutes away from your quiet campsite - Boating, skiing, jet-skiing, fishing at Saylorville Lake.   Canoe,  kayak and paddleboat rental at Big Creek State Park.  Swimming & waterplay for all ages at the Ankeny Aquatic Center.  Upscale shopping and dining at the District.  Or venture out a bit further to concert venues in Ames & Des Moines, local farmers markets, Des Moines' beautiful riverwalk and exciting nightlife, or the Iowa State Fair.  It's the best of country and suburban living!  End your day with a quiet stroll along the mowed walking path that overlooks one of the most beautiful areas of Four Mile Creek in Iowa, which circles right back to your cozy campfire.    Learn more about this land: You'll love this relaxing space to camp and enjoy the Iowa outdoors!  Very easy access,  we are just 1/2 mile off of Interstate-35.  Our farm is bordered by nature on three sides and the city of Ankeny on the south.  This is a single campsite, private and quiet. Your campsite has an adjoining mowed private walking trail overlooking Four Mile Creek, and is also within walking distance of Ankeny sidewalks for biking, walking, jogging.  It’s the best of both worlds - town and country!  We're a 15 minute drive from Big Creek and Ledges State Parks, Jester Park and Saylorville Lake where you can enjoy fishing, skiing, boating, horseback riding, hiking, biking, and the beach life.  You'll find unique shopping experiences, delicious dining, a good movie, a thriving live music scene just 15 minutes away in downtown Des Moines, downtown and campus town Ames, and  at The District in Ankeny.   Upon your arrival you'll find the greenhouse mini-fridge is stocked with 4 complimentary bottles of water and everything you'll need for making S'mores.  One free bundle of wood is included with each booking.  
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Faith V.recommends
April 22, 2024
Greenhouse Camping
Great Stay
This was a very quiet and peaceful campsite!! The host is very welcoming and provided firewood, s’mores items, and more!! It was perfect for me to car camp in, though there was also a space to put a tent as well.
Colten M.recommends
April 17, 2024
Sunset View Camping
Just camped for the night on my way through, but no issues. Was easy to park and fairly level, everything was as expected. Thanks Robin!
Lisa H.recommends
April 15, 2024
Greenhouse Camping
Great site
Great site for a night. Quiet and pretty. The host was very kind and helpful. Complimentary water, s’mores fixins and fire starter was appreciated. Wonderful!
Richard H.recommends
April 14, 2024
Greenhouse Camping
The campsite was a good, convenient place to stay while visiting Ankeny. Had the amenities we needed for our short stay. Thank you , Robin
Annegret T.recommends
April 12, 2024
Greenhouse Camping
Five Stars!! 🤩
Thank you so noch for hosting us!! The campsite was put together with much love including a picnic table, fire ring and lovely lights that set the atmosphere for the evening. Our kids LOVED the tree swing. Super easy access to 35 and the directions were perfect. Again - thanks for the hospitality!! Would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Lawrence B.recommends
April 6, 2024
Greenhouse Camping
Nice accommodations, water, toilet, electrichookups, .
Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Báxoje Máyaⁿ (Ioway), oθaakiiwaki‧hina‧ki (Sauk) & Meškwahki·aša·hina (Fox), and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Robin V.Joined in May 2021
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