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Greenhouse Camping

· Ankeny, Polk, Iowa
5 acres hosted by Robin V.
2 RV sites
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Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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Robin is a Star Host
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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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86 ratings · 78 reviews
Carin T.recommends
June 29, 2024
Greenhouse Camping
Easy to find
Good location right off Hwy easy to find, clean with hook ups. Robin was friendly and welcoming Would definitely stay again.
Elisa P.recommends
June 23, 2024
Greenhouse Camping
Great Spot Close to Des Moines!
Great spot! Big, private, great lawn area, beautiful view of the creek! Perfect for our family of 5! Robin was personable and answered our questions right away. Our next stop wouldn’t be available until later and Robin let us have a late check out, no problem!
Kevin H.recommends
June 23, 2024
Sunset View Camping
Solid stop!
Awesome, host super cool and easy. Quiet beautiful setting.
Tim O.recommends
June 16, 2024
Greenhouse Camping
It was nice and open with plenty of room to pull forward and then back in. I didn’t have to use any of my special “sailor” words reserved for backing, of which, I brought plenty. It is the far far north end of Delaware Street which is the Main Street for shopping in Ankeny. Water hydrant and electric was very handy in the greenhouse spot. Would do it again.
Aaron H.recommends
June 15, 2024
Sunset View Camping
This spot more than lived up to its “Sunset View” name. Truly beautiful views. Very accessible to Ankeny, Des Moines and Ames. The host was extremely kind and accommodating.
Rachel S.
June 13, 2024
Greenhouse Camping
The hookup was great and Robin was welcoming. It was handy to have the greenhouse for extra storage and some additional fridge space. We were disappointed that the suburban development and construction site were so much part of the view and experience. It also seemed as if it had been awhile since the porta potty had been cleaned out and the lights that were such a lovely part of the evening pictures of the site were completely out of commission.
Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Báxoje Máyaⁿ (Ioway), oθaakiiwaki‧hina‧ki (Sauk) & Meškwahki·aša·hina (Fox), Jíwere–Ñút’achi Máyaⁿ (Otoe-Missouria), 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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