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Windy Goat Acres

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· Chelsea, Iowa
15 acres
4 sites
4 Lodging
We love animals, plants, art, and outdoor recreation and love sharing these things with people! We found the perfect little plot for all of these things we love. Nature, art, animals, and lots of space! The hilly, lush land is also known as the Bohemie Alps and it's quite a beautiful area tucked away in Iowa. Visit with the llamas, goats, peacocks, potbelly pigs and the horses and hike around the property or stay in for a quiet stay with a good book and enjoy all the sights and sounds. Lots of extra 'add ons' to enhance the experience! Semi wooded property with hiking trails, hammocks, aerial silks, campfire pit. 5 mi away is Otter Creek Lake, a recreational park for fishing, kayaking, swimming, etc. We have 2 kayaks available. So much to do! Also perfect to just relax, meditate, yoga, sleep...
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Chelsea, 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 Jessica K.Joined in November 2020
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250 ratings · 193 reviews
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Keith H.recommends
January 23, 2023
Queen Armadillo's Yurt
Even in mid January this place was a beautiful oasis. It was a joy hanging out with the farm animals, the horses were amazingly friendly. The yurt itself is beautiful and comfy inside. The lights and record player made for a fun night. Highly recommended!
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William Z.recommends
January 9, 2023
Retreat Cabin on the Goat Farm
You can tell that their farm is a passion project these wonderful hosts share. The amenities they offer expand upon the place’s carefully crafted magic. The animals are more than happy and are well cared for. Altogether, my girlfriend and I had an unforgettable experience and want to come back during the summer some time, perhaps when the bathhouse is completed (exciting!).
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Ting T.recommends
January 1, 2023
Queen Armadillo's Yurt
Peaceful retreat & amazing animals!
We had a great time at Windy Goat Acres! Jessica and Jim are wonderful, and were very responsive and helpful in all our requests. Jim even came down in the night on NYE to help us city folk keep our camp fire going!! The waffles were super yummy. The yurt is very cozy and warm, even in the cold Iowa winters. Unique structure, spacious and thoughtfully laid out with lots of little touches that gave light, Woodland vibes. We love that their place is dog friendly, and our dogs had the best time exploring the trails around the property. We met the llamas, goats and horses - so cool that all the beautiful animals on the farm are very well socialized and super friendly, what a treat! Would recommend, and we will be coming back in the summer :)
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Jessica P.recommends
December 26, 2022
Yurt Glamping on the Goat Farm
Warm Despite Freezing Temps
My girlfriend's and I planned our getaway right before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. It also happened to be one of the coldest weekends with snowfall and high winds. We stayed toasty warm in the yurt. The only downfall was having to walk to the porta potties or "warm bathroom" at the house. If we came again in the cold, I'd bring our camping toilet. The property is gorgeous and we explored a bit despite the cold temps. We all fell in love with Banana. We unanimously agreed we should come back with our families and let the kids explore the property.
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Lynn S.recommends
December 11, 2022
Queen Armadillo's Yurt
Amazing experience!!
We had our daughters 21rst birthday at the farm and rented both the yurts. Her friends and our family all loved it! It was amazing. The only thing I will say is, bring warm clothes if you will be there in the winter. Jessica was quick to respond to all questions. We are already planning a trip back when it’s warmer and we don’t even live far away! It was just that much fun. Highly recommend.
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Hannah A.recommends
December 10, 2022
Retreat Cabin on the Goat Farm
serene retreat in the hills
Came here for a little solo retreat- everything is so cozy and inviting! loved it so much i had to add another night to explore the grounds and try out a yurt, too ❤️thanks for the hospitality. love all the books and little items for purchase and the attention to detail. plus it's beautiful and serene. thank you 🙏
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Amanda S.recommends
December 5, 2022
Yurt Glamping on the Goat Farm
Great for families!
The yurt was a great time. We took our 3 kids (14,6, and 1) over Thanksgiving weekend for a Campsgiving. They loved getting to interact with the animals and the fairy garden!
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Courtney H.recommends
November 23, 2022
Retreat Cabin on the Goat Farm
Loved this little weekend getaway! Cabin was cozy and welcoming. Jessica was very accommodating and responsive. She found a non-dairt waffle recipe for me which was delicious! I brought my dog with me who enjoyed the little hiking trails and visiting with the animals. A peaceful experience and can't wait to come back!
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Melissa R.recommends
November 22, 2022
Queen Armadillo's Yurt
WINTER WONDERLAND!!!
This was the second time we choose to stay there and IT WAS AMAZING!!!! We were worried about being cold in the winter months- but the yurt was very warm and snuggly! We had a wonderful time bundling up and hiking the property!! What a great winter retreat- so quiet and calm! The animals were loving the crisp sunny winter weather too!!!! We plan to come back in January and try sledding in some of the hills!! We will also try the hot cocoa bar offered!!! This place is so calm, snuggly, and fun-I can’t say enough about it!!! Book the yurt today- if you can!!! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!! What a magical place!!!
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Randy S.recommends
November 6, 2022
Retreat Cabin on the Goat Farm
Really enjoyed listening to the farm animals, very relaxing and peaceful. Would definitely recommend this to anyone that wants to relax. Also enjoyed the outside shower
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Ellie C.recommends
November 6, 2022
Yurt Glamping on the Goat Farm
Marvelous Time
We had a marvelous time even though it rained pretty much the whole time. There was enough to do inside and we loved the add on food items.
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Agnes H.recommends
November 2, 2022
Queen Armadillo's Yurt
Peaceful Retreat
We had a wonderful time exploring the property, meeting the animals, and enjoying the breathtaking sunrise each morning. Jess and Jim were fantastic hosts - always responsive but not in your space (even though we were in theirs!)! The Yurt was also very clean, as was the shower and WC!
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Laura E.recommends
October 31, 2022
Retreat Cabin on the Goat Farm
Wonderful Weekend Experience
Jessica and Jim are fabulous hosts. The goats, horses, llamas, pot belly pigs, peacock, chickens and cats were all great to be around. Was fun when the goats were let out towards evening and walked around the property. So peaceful and what a beautiful night to star gaze. Outdoor shower was the best. A little chilly out but what an experience!!! Nothing better than being in the country!!! We will be back! LuAnn and Laura
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Carrie D.recommends
October 31, 2022
Yurt Glamping on the Goat Farm
We loved staying in the yurt at Windy Goat Acres. We woke up every morning to the sound of ducks and chickens, and sat out on the wonderful patio to stargaze every night. We loved spending time with the animals, and there were plenty of nice surprises in the yurt as well!
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Marissa H.recommends
October 31, 2022
Yurt Glamping on the Goat Farm
Cozy yurt and friendly animals
What a fun stay! We were here with our kids and friends, and we all had a wonderful time. The yurt is very clean and comfortable, and the property has lots of friendly animals (horses, goats, llamas, ducks, chickens) to hang out with. The hosts were friendly and accessible, but still made it feel like we had the place to ourselves. There are other sites nearby (another yurt, a few cabins in progress, hanging tents), but it was not a problem. Overall, a great stay and a wonderful way to spend a weekend with friends!
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Jamie L.recommends
October 30, 2022
TreePods for the Adventurous
Is this Heaven? Yes Windy Goat Acre
This little gem in Central Iowa is AWE-MAZING! I was greeted by the owner, Jim, and he took me to my tree house/pods for my stay. I would highly recommend bringing a warm sleeping bag or multiple blankets if you plan to sleep in the tree house/pods. There is no electricity, very primitive. Camp stove, headlamp recommended. There is a small walk to the bathroom/outdoor shower. On your way to the facilities, there is a pergola lit with tivoli lights, a firepit and festival hula hoops. I went on a small hike with owner, Jessica, and their 2 llamas, Penny and Scarlet at sunset and it was such a treat. They let the goats, horses, pigs and ponies out to graze and this morning I got to meet the resident peacock. The friendliest white cats kept me company during my stay. The coyotes cackled/howled during the night while our ancestors (stars) watched over us from above. I'm hoping to schedule a yoga retreat here in the Spring. Such a great place for a music festival or spiritual retreat. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Megan M.recommends
October 29, 2022
Yurt Glamping on the Goat Farm
Relaxing stay
We loved our stay in the yurt. The accommodations were cozy and clean. The morning waffles were delicious, and the coffee was too. The animals were delightful!
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Chansamouth F.recommends
October 25, 2022
TreePods for the Adventurous
Whimsical and Enchanting!
The farm was so whimsical and enchanting. The weather was perfect for staying in the tree pods! A sleeping bag sufficed to keep me warm for temps that were in the 50s overnight. The clear night sky was amazing for stargazing. The tree pods were just steps away from a fire pit and pizza oven. We didn’t get to use the oven but will remember the next time we go there to use it! The bathroom was close as well and wasn’t scary to walk to in the middle of the night with a flashlight (I’m a scaredy cat 😉). The site was far enough from others to make it feel private. The animals were all so cute and friendly! If you come here, go explore! There are little pockets of whimsical set ups to read a book, meditate, or even picnic! What a little gem to have so close to us! We will definitely be back!!
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James S.recommends
October 24, 2022
Queen Armadillo's Yurt
The yurt was awesome!!!!
The yurt experience was top notch and they have a lot of stuff to do at the yurt and also around the grounds.
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Jeremy S.recommends
October 24, 2022
Yurt Glamping on the Goat Farm
Goat Yurting at it's finest
The yurt we stayed in was adorable and the beds were surprisingly comfy! My group of friends came for my birthday and we all enjoyed feeding and playing with the animals, highly recommend a goat social.
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Danielle N.recommends
October 23, 2022
TreePods for the Adventurous
Magical night under the stars
If you are really trying to get outdoors and connect with nature, staying in these tree pods sleeping under the stars is the best way to do this. Being able to feel the breeze and night and hearing the nighttime sounds, and getting to see the sunrise from your tree pods is magical. Can’t forget natures alarm clock, the rooster! This place is simply magical. Friendly animals and beautiful scenery offers the ideal place to disconnect and reset. Also outdoor showers are the best!!
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Erin H.recommends
October 23, 2022
Yurt Glamping on the Goat Farm
Amazing time for our family - 3 little kids and golden retriever pup. Lovely hosts and delightful creatures. Beautiful stars and over the top extras! Thank you!
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Bailey L.recommends
October 21, 2022
Retreat Cabin on the Goat Farm
The Magic in the Moment
My son made a reservation earlier in the day, “on a goat farm, Da”, and me thoughts were that Charlie the canine will love the smells, and we have over 400 miles to drive. So. We arrived at dusk. We were tired, ready to eat and retire to bed, and yet, the setting, nestled in, with the big barn , generated a sense of comfort within me that extended outward, peaceful, natural, harmonious, and this feeling has grown so much that overnight, this place has redefined Home for me. Welcoming! Familiar!
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Frank C.recommends
October 16, 2022
Queen Armadillo's Yurt
Is this Iowa? No, it’s Heaven! Windy Goat Acres was a beautiful place to spend the weekend and our hosts were friendly and welcoming. The yurt was warm and comfortable, the beds were perfect. I would love to come back and we’ll definitely recommend it to everyone we talk to.
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Phill M.recommends
October 13, 2022
Retreat Cabin on the Goat Farm
Good Glamping
We loved staying at Windy Goat Acres in the retreat cabin. Perfect size for a romantic get away for a few days. Loved seeing the different animals walking around in the open and that came up to us for petting. Also got the Waffle Bar - YUM! Beautiful property - spent an afternoon exploring everything. Was too windy for a campfire and cooking while we were there, but we found several local restaurants that were delicious as well. We will definitely be back, and are planning to bring our kids with us on a future trip as well.
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Doris C.recommends
October 9, 2022
Yurt Glamping on the Goat Farm
Camping with animals
We had an excellent time camping with animals. My grandchildren had a blast meeting the animals on a personal level Our hosts were very accommodating to Meet our wishes. Thank you so much
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Melissa R.recommends
October 4, 2022
Queen Armadillo's Yurt
AMAZING ADVENTURES
WOW!! Where to begin.... Focaccia Bread-Farm fresh eggs-Peach Wine-Fairy Hide Away nooks-hiking trails-fire pits-swings EVERYWHERE- the animals- the hospitality- the sounds- the stars- new things to find on the property everyday We ended up staying an extra night!!! You will not want to leave!! Oh and the outdoor shower!!! I can't narrow down my favorite three things~because they were ALL AMAZING!!! Oh- the record player and records-We have stayed at yurts before, this was was AWESOME!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! SO MUCH FUN!!! Oh-the horses that come out to greet you-the mushroom area- the outdoor fairy lights-the gardens-apples.... I CANNOT SAY ENOUGH!!!! Can't wait to go back. We forgot several times that we were even in Iowa!!! :) THANK YOU JESS AND JIM!!!!
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Anna B.recommends
October 4, 2022
Yurt Glamping on the Goat Farm
We loved our time at the Goat Farm! Our yurt was lovely and comfortable, the farm was beautiful, and the animals were so fun—potbelly pigs and goats and llamas and horses, oh my! The hospitality was so warm and accommodating. We are already looking forward to returning.
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Stephanie R.recommends
October 2, 2022
Queen Armadillo's Yurt
You need to go! :)
Beautiful location, personable owners and all around positive/tranquil environment. The animals were adorable and friendly. We felt very at home and will definitely be coming back!
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Jennifer B.recommends
October 2, 2022
Yurt Glamping on the Goat Farm
A glamping retreat
The yurt was beautiful and comfortable for the warm day and cool night. It was so peaceful to walk around, visit the animals and be outside. The hosts were so friendly too.
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