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Steepleview Farm, Peaceful Park

· Sparta, Kentucky
170 acres
10 sites
10 RV/Tent
We joined HipCamp in August 2020. Within three weeks we went from one to ten unique tent campsites, in addition to our RV area. Here's an over view of the tent sites: 1.   REDBUD MEADOW: Our first campsite used by hundreds of people over the years.  A secluded lawn in the midst of redbud trees, easy to drive to and from with a pile of firewood and a metal fire ring.  The premier site on our property. 2.   BAPTISMAL POND: As history goes the pond in front of this site was used in the 1800's for baptisms for the church visible from everywhere on the farm, thus our name.  This is a tent site, easy to drive into and out of, fires permitted in season. 3.   THE THISTLEDOWN GATHERING: This is a very large meadow, surrounded by trees with the capacity for large groups, many tents and gatherings of lots of people.  Very level, easy in and out with vehicles. Fires permitted in season. 4.   WHITETAIL SANCTUARY: Every night for decades a herd of whitetail deer graze in this pastoral setting.  Drive in and out, fires in season.  Suitable for a family sized tent. 5.   THE PENNINSULA:  This camping spot is WALK IN ONLY.  You can drive to the trailhead on grass and walk the path to the campsite (about 200 yards).  One of two remote sites.  It sits in the woods, on the bank of a wet weather creek which flows around two sides of the campsite.  Fires permitted in season. 6.   TOTEM TREES: This site is WALK IN ONLY.  A short hike down the hill from the grass parking area and you have a small spot for a tent, in the woods, surrounded by trees and a lot of standing dead ash which appear as if you are in the presence of totem poles.  COOK FIRE ONLY.  NO LARGE BLAZES OR BONFIRES 7.   SPOTTED FAWN HIDEAWAY: This totally secluded walk in campsite is suitable for a small tent only.  NO FIRES as the site benefits from the shade and protection of overhanging cedar trees. 8.   THE OLD COATES GARDEN: This farm was once home to the Coates Family in the 1800's.  The old house is currently under renovation. The back yard is where the family had their garden and we are allowing you to camp in the yard.  Access to water and the bath/shower facilities will be only steps away once those amenities are finished. 9.   THE STEEPLEVIEW: Behind the old Coates Barn is a very level, spot that is easy to drive to and park.  Separated from the OLD COATES GARDEN by the antique post and beam, mortise and tenon barn with some remaining hand hewn beams this spot offers a view of the Steeple on the Poplar Grove Baptist Church from which we get our name.  FIRE IN FIRE RING ONLY. 10.   OLD COUNTRY ROAD: With a nice view of the woods this spot is a level location separated by a line of trees from the country road which divides our farm into two tracts.  From here you can easily access the road and take advantage of ther attractions in our area. Fires permitted in season. SO WHAT'S OUR STORY? Thirty five years ago we brought our two young sons to this overgrown, neglected, tobacco farm and began uncovering its secrets.  The old head stanchions revealed the once pristine dairy farm hidden by the scrub brush.  Old timber, rock piles and buried rock foundations disclosed the families and work that has once occupied the land and the lives of its prior inhabitants. We set out to do things the pioneer way, with antique hand tools, raising all of our own food, heating with wood, learning leather craft, tool making, the art of fermentation, animal husbandry and all the things it took to restore this farm to its fully glory. Today we operate an beautiful and all natural produce farm, a sunflower patch, a place for others to come and commune with nature on our walking trails, around our fishing pond, or just being in this gorgeous environment. We have just begun hosting visitors for overnight stays this year and it has been a tremendous experience.  So many great people, so many great stories and so many opportunities to share the blessings of our little piece of heaven with you. We hope to see you here. 
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Sparta, Kentucky, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Marcus C.Joined in August 2020
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 4 hours
18 ratings · 16 reviews
Nathanael A.recommends
November 15, 2022
Site 4 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
Had a fantastic time tent camping with our dog! The site was beautiful with plenty of room, and Marcus was friendly and made sure we were all set with firewood. Definitely planning to stay here again!
Nicole B.recommends
November 5, 2022
Site 4 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
Beautiful and peaceful tent camping
We loved camping by the pond with a gorgeous view of the sunset! Marcus was an excellent host. Everything was well maintained and beautiful. Would highly recommend.
Garry T.recommends
October 2, 2022
Site 4 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
Marcus is a great host. The tent campsites are spacious and secluded. Very peaceful with beautiful pond. I would definitely stay here again.
Sandra S.recommends
August 9, 2022
Site 1 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
Steepleview farm is beautiful and Marc was a very welcoming and gracious host. I would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Michael G.recommends
August 2, 2022
Site 9 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
Beautiful sunsets
Great location with beautiful sunsets. Marc was an attentive and great host. If you’re there on a Sunday, the Baptist church across the street is very welcoming and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Would definitely come again!
Lauren M.recommends
July 23, 2022
Site 5 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
The property is well maintained and very peaceful for sure. I stayed by the lake and the bullfrogs were so loud at night it was actually very cool. Portapotty and water supply are a decent walk away but would still recommend.
Joe H.recommends
July 10, 2022
Site 4 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
Janet O.recommends
July 9, 2022
Site 6 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
We had a great area to camp in all by ourselves. Loved hearing the frogs from the pond at night.
Becky G.recommends
June 6, 2022
Site 4 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
Marc was an awesome host, he made sure we found the property easily and had someone show us our site. The site itself was great! It was secluded but open enough that we had plenty of room. We were also able to do some fishing on the pond! Would definitely recommend.
Sahana S.recommends
May 31, 2021
Site 5 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
Unbelievable camping experience!!
This camping experience was special, one of kind for us!! The booking through hipcamp was straight forward, Mark is a busy farmer and he missed out accepting our reqiest. Second time was charm!! The time spent of booking this campsite was totally worth it. Knew it would be very unique!! We did book for the memorial day weekend at the last minute n Mark was kind enough to let us stay in his pristine property. He suggested best campsite for us which was opposite to the pond. Our 5 yr old lab free access to pond and must say he had the time of his life. There was one portable toilet at the entrance n access to potable water too. This area was lit at night. He provide a generous stack of firewood for a free, his farm eggs were awesome!! Next day we went around his property....to see Bee yard, Chicken coup, Horse stable n a walk in the nature trail with great info about few trees in that path. There is a shop where one can get fresh organic produce being gorwn at that time. During checkout our car battery died, Mark was so helpful as he helped us to jump start our car. We have done camping only at state parks before this experience made us open to something new n unique!! Our daughter loves camping after staying here. Not a single bug bit us!! The calls of green frog is the pond was just amusing to all of us!! End of our trip we were mimicking!! Overall its a little piece of paradise that we want to visit every year.
Hannah M.recommends
May 3, 2021
Site 2 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
Peaceful & quiet
We were lucky enough to be the only campers for a weekend at Steepleview Farm and had the whole area to ourselves. We stayed at the site by the pond, which was full of some very happy birds and made for some lovely background noise. We'd definitely come back again!
Russ H.recommends
October 26, 2020
Site 1 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
Beautiful setting, welcoming host
Host was welcoming and communicated well. Beautiful setting. Look forward to returning again to spend some more time and explore the property.
Jessica Y.recommends
October 26, 2020
Site 8 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
Friendly, Responsive host.
Very friendly and responsive host (no issues communicating anything) good customer service skills, great directions, site was clean. I was able to purchase more firewood upon arriving to ensure we had enough to cook our foil dinner in coals, then had wood to burn until bed, and again in the morning at breakfast. Felt like we were camping in Europe again, on a farm. They have paths/trails to walk mapped out which was a nice surprise for me. I wish I could upload pics of our stay here. We had a wonderful time. I loved how easy it was to get to, only an hour away from our home in the greater Cincinnati area. I really love this farms option of becoming a farm partner and after staying over night there and meeting the farmer, I am loving this idea more and more. I only wish I had brought more cash with me to buy and have some farm fresh eggs for our camping breakfast instead of the ones I brought from the grocery store. I will be heading back most definitely.
Steve & Carolyn P.recommends
October 19, 2020
Site 15 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
Beautiful & Congenial
The location was beautiful and well kept. The host was congenial and welcomed us upon our arrival. We were allowed to wander the farm and gardens and we enjoyed seeing the animals. We purchased fresh produce, their homemade salsa and bourbon honey. We had a very relaxing stay and will visit again if we are in the area.
Justin C.recommends
October 19, 2020
Site 15 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
Exceptional Spot and Host, NKY Area
This has been one of the nicest camping experiences we have ever had. Being new to this site, Marc immediately called me and walked me through the process and different options he had available. I explained we were looking for a last minute spot for my son's 15th birthday and there would be 8 kids. Marc was not only okay with having 8 teenagers but was genuinely excited that he could help us put together a last minute camping expedition. Marc clearly communicated how to locate the camp, and the amenities. Once we arrived Marc escorted us to the campsite and shared the history of farm which was fascinating. On top of the excellent terrain, pond and hillsides to explore, they have a fully functional farm and store with amazing fresh products. If you are looking for an excellent place to go primitive camping or even RV-ing you need to check out Steepleview Farm. Thank you Marc for all of your help and kindness. We will be back soon!
Dustin B.recommends
October 11, 2020
Site 1 - Steepleview Farm Peaceful Park Like
Relax Outside the Busy World
Mark and his family were very hospitable and accommodating. You could tell they are passionate about their home. Mark had the site prepared and ready to go. It was also very easy to communicate with Mark and his family. Mark placed us next to an old baptism pond out behind a lovely farm house and barn. The sunsets were amazing. It was nice to get away for the weekend and spend a little more time in nature. Growing up I did a lot of camping and it was nice to return to the sounds of the night out in the country. We will definitely visit again to try out another of the many different campsites. I prefer boondocking style camping/primitive over the other styles and it was nice to return to the basics. I highly recommend this location.
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