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Sleep in an Iowa Barn @ TLC

· Zearing, Story, Iowa
28 acres hosted by Gretta R.
1 lodging site · 1 tent site
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Threshold Learning Center is 28 acres of prairie, creek, woods, and our barn dormitory.  Threshold is first, an outdoor learning center for schools during the school year, and a summer camp offering several day camps, family camps, and trips.  As a non-profit, however, we are constantly trying to find a way to  offer our programs to everyone regardless of whether they are able to pay our fees while still making enough money to stay open.  We started renting TLC to the public 5 years ago for weddings, reunions, or just families who are looking to connect to the world around them.  Our motto is "No Child Left Inside" and we want every inner child to enjoy what we have at TLC.  We have 7 bedrooms in our dormitory, 5 camp sites, a large camp fire ring, a mini-golf course, and we are always willing to lead your group in an educational experience or take you on a hayrack ride.
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35 ratings · 29 reviews
Jeremy C.recommends
July 7, 2024
TLC Camping
Wonderful spot would stay again
Beautiful property with great amenities and excellent hosts. Stopped through on our travels from Indiana to the Black Hills and beyond. Would definitely stay here again. Thanks Gretta for everything.
Christina L.recommends
June 17, 2024
TLC Barn Dormitory & Camping
Great barn stay
Greta is amazingly sweet to work with, and very laid back allowing you to just do your thing, but helpful and easily accessible. The dormitories are basic, but clean and met our needs. They were also air conditioned, which was an added surprise! You have two modern single shower bathrooms, so if the dorms are heavily occupied then juggling showers and hot water can be a bit tricky. The upstairs of the barn offered a large family room where we played board games and a shared kitchen we could use. The weekend we stayed there was a community outdoor concert on their property, with a food truck, which was added fun for the family. They have a beautiful property with lots of room to run and play a pickup football game. Their land touches two parks, the city park with playground and basketball courts are on one side, and a public fishing lake on the other side. We wanted to do quite a bit of fishing. Just across the street was a park with a lake and kayak rental. The park is kind of small, and not "foresty", it is literally located in the middle of a flat cornfield. But the fishing was excellent. A great place to take your kids for a guaranteed catch- the water is exceptionally clear and you can see the fish right from the dock! The better park is located in Colo, about 10-15 min drive. Included a beach, boat ramps, shelters, a walking trail that looped the lake. A really beautifully kept place to spend the day. Highly recommend. Overall our barn stay was fun and relaxing!
Drake A.recommends
October 18, 2023
TLC Barn Dormitory & Camping
Had an excellent time! Loved the space. I would recommend this place for anyone who is planning an event.
Mia L.recommends
August 29, 2023
TLC Camping
Best Stay Ever!
This was the most beautiful place we have stayed at to date. The hosts are so warming and lovely and the site itself is more than we could have asked for. Thanks TLC for giving us a nice home for a couple of nights and for being a genuinely caring organization that takes care of the community and the children.
Jorl C.recommends
July 16, 2023
TLC Camping
Perfect spot
I loved the tent camping at Greta’s place. What a find! Such a great place to relax and let the world spin for a few days. Can’t wait for my next trip to Iowa so I can stay again.
Anna H.recommends
May 31, 2023
TLC Camping
Great spot! Easy to find, clean bathroom and shower, firewood, potable water and rubbish disposal! Had lovely chats with the hosts aswell! Would definitely stay again! Thanks Gretta!
Zearing, Story, 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 Gretta R.

Joined in August 2018
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