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n*Everland Barnyard Camping

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· Anamosa, Iowa
20 acres
10 sites
10 RV/Tent
Learn more about this land: n*Everland Barnyard is an eccentric art installation space created from found, recycled, and repurposed building materials in the heart of Grant Wood Country in Jones County, Iowa. We are not a commercial campground. Firmly in the realm of Outsider Art, Gothic and rustic, Bob Kellogg has created a place unlike anywhere else in the world that represents freedom and inspires endless creativity. The land provides multiple camp sites for easy access to bike and walking trails taking visitors into town or through the Wapsipinicon State Park across the river from the property. Anamosa offers several restaurants, grocery stores and other businesses all within walking distance and less than a mile from our land. Kayak the Wapsi (we recommend a Matsell Bridge put in with a stop at the historic General Store Eatery in Stone City) and end only a mile away 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. If you are seeking to disconnect from the world, find presence and live in the Now, this is the place for you.  There is a beautiful spring-fed water hole ideal for swimming in the state park, as well as access to the river from our property (although we do not recommend swimming in the river due to pollutants.)  Watching the sunset at the river is one of our absolutely favorite ways to end the day.  As of 2021, we have a newly constructed wood-fired pizza oven. Inquire upon booking about availability and pricing. You will not be disappointed, roasting any food and baking pizza in the outdoor oven is absolutely amazing!
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Anamosa, Iowa, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Robert K.Joined in June 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 4 hours
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90 ratings · 82 reviews
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Dominique D.recommends
October 10, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
This is a awesome campsite. The wonderful upcycled barns are amazing. Robert and his wife are so welcoming.
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James P.recommends
October 9, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Great location and great spot
This is a great place to camp. The Bob and his wife are amazing and make you feel welcome right as you check in. The camping locations are perfect and could not have asked for better location.
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Muri D.recommends
October 6, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Awesome hosts and tasty pizza!❤️
Bob and Xena are awesome hosts! The place is unique, clean and quiet! They waited us with a fire and pizzas! It was exactly what we needed for the end of that day! They have an awesome pizza oven outside! You have to try it for sure! We will definitely come back there when we will be in the area!
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Aaron S.recommends
October 4, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
This was an excellent experience with a truly unique atmosphere and the kindest hosts you could ask for
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Melissa B.recommends
October 3, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
this was such a unique and peaceful camping experience. we had lots of privacy, beautiful surroundings, interesting buildings to explore, art everywhere, and the hosts were fantastic.
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Katie K.recommends
September 28, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Fun and Unique Camping Experience
Xene and Bob were excellent hosts. Their property is awesome. Such unique buildings all built by Bob. Very fun to explore. We of course had to have pizza. Xene is a gem, kind soul. She prepared our pizzas (along with homemade sauce, fresh mozzerella, yummy mushrooms) and provided great conversation with our group of 16. We had plenty of fire wood and a clean Porta potty.
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Cynthia B.recommends
September 25, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Such a cool area! My boyfriend walked down to the river and enjoyed the sunset. The campsite was so clean and Robert was so friendly!
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Seth R.recommends
September 19, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Inspiring and eccentric space. Did some tent camping on the property that had a lovely view of the stars. Can’t wait to come back!
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Jay R.recommends
September 17, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Robert’s place is fantastic. The hike to the river with its beautiful rock cliff was amazing. To top it all off the lights were put on at nite to bring all the buildings and art work to life. we had a great stay and would recommend it to anyone. thanks much!
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Rebekah L.recommends
September 11, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
We will be back 😊
Such a cozy and calm place to chill out and catch up with our friends around the campfire! Thanks so much to our hosts for sharing your lovely property and for making our 2 night stay relaxing and pleasant.
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Jordan H.recommends
September 6, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Incredible 1st Hipcamp experience
I booked for a single night the morning of, and received a message that my reservation was confirmed quickly. Upon arrival Xene gave me a warm welcome, and invited me to come have pizza from their homemade oven on their beautiful patio. I had a friend coming, so she recommended the general store pub for us. What a wonderful experience that was. Bob had a large bonfire ready for after dark. The seating was so comfortable that some people fell asleep star gazing, and watching the flames roll on. Breakfast was a choice of sweet or savory egg bake, which came out just right in the pizza oven. The trails that adjoin the wapsi river are well maintained, but not nearly as traveled as a public refuge. I was the only person back there, and saw numerous deer. Tons of flowers, and mushrooms to check out as well. I could ramble on about the buildings for a while, but I’ll keep it short. Each structure is one curious nook after another. The artwork throughout adds texture that seems to slow down the exploration to a snails pace. Bob and Xene are wonderful humans, and work hard to make everyone feel welcome. The conversation flowed easily, and time didn’t steal my attention anymore. Pros -tasty food -cool grain bin shower -walking trails -artwork EVERYWHERE -firewood supply up the ying Yang -friendliest camp hosts I’ve ever met
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Rebecca S.recommends
September 6, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Pizza in the barnyard ✨
I can’t stop coming back ti the barnyard! The vibes there are always so good, but this time was my best trip yet. Xene and Bob have a wood burning pizza oven that they used to make group meals all weekend. the pizza was some of the best I’ve ever had, and I loved how it brought all of the different camp groups together. Definitely don’t miss a trip to the barnyard, and do not sleep on the group meals!
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Kristin C.recommends
September 6, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Staying here is a must!
n*Everland Barnyard was such a hit! The directions for check-in and finding the property was easy as could be. Portapottys were clean, there was ample fresh water, firewood, and Xene was such a hospitable host. Our dogs loved the private 'beach' along the riverbank. The artwork and sculptures were just stunning. We're so looking forward to returning with friends.
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Jennifer C.recommends
September 1, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
We had an amazing time at nEverland. It's a magical place at the edge of town filled with lots of things to explore. Our hosts were wonderful and so welcoming. They helped get us and our kayaks to the beautiful Wapsi river right where we needed to be! We look forward to going back
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Heidi W.recommends
August 21, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Recycled sculpture barnyard magic
Bob and Xene’s barnyard is filled with Bob’s eccentric creations out of upcycled materials. If you are a divergent thinker or a creative looking for a getaway to relax and be inspired, this is the place! Bob and Xene have filled their barnyard home with magical spaces to enjoy nature, reflect, and create. Evening brings campfires and the colorful lights that make the metal contraptions glow. There’s a hiking trail to a tiny beach perched ten feet above the river. I saw four turkeys, three chickens, two dogs, and a ground hog but he was not in a pear tree. If you see beauty traveling Route 66 or you stop at quirky roadside attractions, you will enjoy your stay here. Stay more than one day!
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Tori D.recommends
August 1, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Bob, Xene and Willow for the win💚
10/10 recommend. I can’t wait to go back. Bob, Xene and their lovable pup Willow are incredible hosts and made me feel welcomed and at home. Not to mention the eclectic art village they’ve created! I didn’t want to go home. 100% will be a place I return.
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Anne P.recommends
July 21, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Tent camping here was amazing!! The art is so cool, and the surrounding woods and trails are gorgeous. It was so hard to leave and I can’t wait to come back! Thank you so much!!
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Steph P.recommends
July 15, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Iowa’s Perfect Oasis
Honestly enchanting. A serious oasis of community, calamity, and wonder. Without sounding overly whimsical - from a stay standpoint it was excellent. Everything was thought of. The property itself is gorgeous. I felt we had an ample amount of privacy. The real takeaway however was the experience. Bob and Zini (apologies if that’s misspelled) are simply lovely. We had more homemade outdoor cooked pizza than we knew what do with. Met some super kind, and interesting people. Enjoyed the ease of conversation and flow of the evening. Just overall one of my more treasured stays. Infinitely grateful to the pair for opening up their world to us! Cannot wait to go back.
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Katie B.recommends
July 11, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Magical Experience
Cannot recommended this place enough! Such an incredible place to explore and relax. Hosts were so welcoming and kind, we had a blast hanging out, sharing coffee and conversation. Loved seeing all the incredible creations and spaces they’ve made. You just have to see for yourself! We can’t wait to come back!!
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Scott D.recommends
July 10, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Authentic. Magical. Unique.
Not everyone will “get” what all the raving reviews are about. It is true that it won’t be for everyone. But for us I must say, What a wonderful and magical experience! You could camp in a private corner of this wooded property, hike to the river for a nice sunset, watch the fireflies at night and enjoy your solitude. But many good hip camp spots offer this sort of experience. I am so glad we took the hosts up on their offers for tasting unique creations of their outdoor pizza oven, toured the unique and interesting art structures, opened our minds to the new experience of sound bowls… most of all we enjoyed being in the company of Bob and Xenie. What inspiring people. I still feel the positive, calm energy with me several days later! We will find an excuse to travel back that way for sure.
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Crystal N.recommends
July 8, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Scenery
Loved the peace and scenery and display
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Amy J.recommends
July 5, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Fantastical Camping Experience
Don’t know how we could have had a better experience for a last minute 4th of July outing. Booking was easy and fast. We arrived at at sunset, ate delicious wood fired pizza, were guided to an accessible campsite for easy set up and then roamed the amazing buildings and art installations beautifully lit up for display. Robert and Xene have created a creative, curious, warm and gracious environment for their guests. The land is lush with plant and animal life. We saw deer and an owl in the forest hike to the river. An amazing stay we will always remember; we will be back and bring friends!
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Jennifer F.recommends
July 3, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Hosts were very hospitable. The place was very unique and so much fun!!! I will definitely recommend this place to friends in the future!!!
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Susan D.recommends
July 3, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
This is a truly magical place. If you are traveling and need a peaceful break this is it. The hosts are attentive and accommodating. The camp is beyond unique. You really need to see it for yourself.
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Nick G.recommends
June 19, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
If you do not have a good experience, that is on you. Bob is an incredible host and the property is incredible. 10/10 recommend!
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Emilie K.recommends
June 16, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Genuinely such an incredible space. If you are anywhere in the area, it is a must-see spot for all the phenomenal art and impressive structures: the houses and installation pieces were all built independently for the land, and the couple who live there invited us to explore the art and the surrounding area with tips and pointers for where to go. They were so welcoming, and invited us to eat dinner with them! The conversation was lovely, and the space is unapologetic and funky. An unforgettable experience!
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Monica W.recommends
June 12, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Kind hosts, amazing art, and unique experiences. We will definitely return for the wood-fired pizza. The oven is a beauty. Thank you Robert and Xene for an enjoyable time.
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Ian S.recommends
June 9, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Very beautiful and unique place to stay. Hosts were very welcoming and have a wealth of knowledge about the local area and activities to do, highly recommend checking this place out.
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Koren S.recommends
June 8, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Pure Magic
What an incredible place!! The pictures don't do it justice, you simply must visit here. We had the most amazing time exploring the art and getting to know the artists. Everything about them and this place is pure magic. They were incredible hosts, the tent space was cozy, the bathroom was incredibly clean, it was easy to get to and from here, and mostly it was a joy to explore the space! So much to see. I can't wait to visit here again.
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Mariah F.recommends
June 6, 2022
n*Everland Barnyard Camping
Very welcoming people, it was a great experience! Full of fun and interesting art! Will be back
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