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Rusty Star Ranch Riverview

99%
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· Melrose, Minnesota
34 acres
1 site
1 RV/Tent
The Rusty Star Ranch is nestled along side the Sauk River. The site is slightly elevated which give you a picturesque view of the river and the natural beauty of country scenery. Perfect access to the river if you want to enjoy canoeing, kayaking or fishing. Level sites for camping Learn more about this land: On the banks of the Sauk River. Kayaking. Tubing, bicycle access to the Wobegon trail. Fishing for pike. The view over the river is breathtaking at sunset
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Melrose, Minnesota, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Timothy V.Joined in March 2021
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54 ratings · 48 reviews
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Anita O.recommends
November 9, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
This is a very private, peaceful spot with a beautiful view of the river. There are many nice amenities such as a covered dining area and very fancy fire pit. I wish I had had a chance to try out the kayaks! As an overnight stop on a multi-day road trip, the close proximity of the Lake Wobegon Trail was a huge bonus as a safe place to stretch my dog’s and my legs after hours in the car.
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Myria K.recommends
October 10, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Such a beautiful spot! Tim was so kind when we had car trouble and had to stay a bit longer than planned. We can't wait to come back.
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Francis M.recommends
October 9, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Hermoso lugar, limpio y acogedor, lastima que no lo descubrimos en verano, pero ya lo tendremos en cuenta para volver con gusto
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Marla K.recommends
September 23, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
We loved this spot and so did our dog! Everything was thoughtfully placed and the kayaks were really fun to use. We unfortunately got rained out in the early morning and had to pack up quickly, but the evening beforehand was peaceful and beautiful :) Thanks for a great getaway from the cities, Timothy!
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Marie M.recommends
September 11, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
This place was as quaint and thoughtful as the previous guests described. I would highly recommend this site to future campers!
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Vanessa A.recommends
August 29, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Perfect for group camping! Saw beavers, herons, and eagles. Firewood was really dry and the extra personal touches were appreciated. Host communicated well and when I asked for more firewood, he was there within the hour! ***Please note that you will hear interstate traffic your entire stay***
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Adam P.recommends
August 18, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Rusty star ranch fun
Awesome campsite. Tim was great. It rained cats and dogs and we still had a blast. The space he put together is thoughtful, playful and fun. Will come back!
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Tracy A.recommends
August 17, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Secluded, fun riverside campsite
My wife and I tent-camped on Tim's site for three nights and had a wonderful time. The campsite is large and very secluded, right on the river, with many cute birdhouses decorating the surrounding trees. There's a charcoal grill and a nice fire pit, which we used each night. The weather wasn't ideal for kayaking, so we didn't tour the river, but I did make use of the hammock for an afternoon nap. If you bring your bikes, it's an easy 5 minute walk/ride to the Lake Wobegon Trail, which heads right into Melrose. While we enjoyed the remoteness, you can see the highway in the distance, and there is definitely road noise, especially if the wind is from the west, but after a while it just became background white noise and didn't really bother us at all. Tim has done a great job with the site and we highly recommend it. It was nice for just the two of us, but it would also be fun for a larger family or group. We'll definitely come back.
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Ted K.recommends
August 16, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Excellent spot. Very peaceful and many amenities. Sure, close to the highway but it’s kind of a white noise.
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Susan J.recommends
August 11, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
The host was wonderful. Highly recommend this spot!
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Corie S.recommends
August 10, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Central MN Gem!
What a lovely spot! Many thoughtful touches made this stay super comfortable. The deck over the River and gazebo were perfect gathering places for visiting family. River is easy to kayak. Tim came down from the main property to say hello after we’d settled in. Otherwise, this place felt very private. Freeway noise actually helped us sleep at night, but could be an issue if you prefer silence/only nature sounds. I really recommend this choice for the area.
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Kelly K.recommends
August 3, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Wonderful spot! We came for a night and loved the spot so mich we extended our stay for another day. The kayaks and the river were great places to cool off in the summer sun. Definitely would recommend.
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Melissa P.recommends
July 31, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Stellar 10 out of 10 Campsite
This place was absolutely perfect! Definitely coming back!! The host provided kayaks, wood, shelter with tiki torches and even a porterhouse. Thank you so much, Timothy! We will be back!!
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Kendra K.recommends
July 30, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Lovely spot right on the river and steps to the bike path. Like others mentioned, the highway is constant background noise but it didn’t bother us. We were just 2 campers but it would be great for a group.
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Kat T.recommends
July 25, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Friend Camp Weekend
The experience was wonderful! The site was clean and had many cute touches. You can tell how proud they are of the space and it is so welcoming. The structure was key and made for a fun rainy night! We’ll definitely be back!
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Jared N.recommends
July 11, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Camping by the river - great time
This place is really awesome! Great amenities! The flys got a little annoying, but that’s no fault of the hosts… super great spot for tenters, or do folks with a smaller camper like a scamp. Managed to get our 22’ couples camper in and out, but it was a little “sketchy” lol… All in all this is just a really cool place to check out!
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Holly T.recommends
July 7, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Beautiful and well taken care of!
Timothy's property was just a quick overnight for myself and my dogs, but I'd love to come back if I'm ever in the area again! The site was beyond generous, and the host have thought of everything from a porta-potty to hammocks. The sunset was amazing as well.
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Daniel B.recommends
June 28, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
A perfect camping experience!
We absolutely enjoyed our stay here. The site is perfectly located within the property. It offers plenty of privacy and at the same time, easy access to both the Sauk River and the Lake Wabegon Trail. The site includes many well thought out extras to make the experience both convenient and comfortable. We look forward to staying here again soon.
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Samuel N.recommends
June 26, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Absolutely incredible. A true hidden gem. I would recommend this campsite to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway weekend. I will be coming back soon
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Tony E.recommends
June 12, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Perfect weekend getaway
The weekend was wonderful, the sunset view was absolutely breathtaking. The gezibo, firepit, trails etc all very well maintained. The hosts came down and greeted us the first night and had some good advice on kayaking up river so the trip back was relaxing. You can tell alot of love and care has been put into this place. We will be back again in August and every year after that! This is one of our most favorite places yet.
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Ashesh A.recommends
May 31, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Amazing Location!!
I loved tent camping at Timothy's land with my friends. You can see beautiful sunset by the river. Timothy was very helpful.
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Stephanie C.recommends
May 30, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Wonderful Location
The campsite was very clean and set up well. The balcony overlooking the river was especially nice and a great place to watch the sunset. The amenities were great (fire pit, trash can, hammock). The gazebo had a nice table and provided cover from the rain. The campsite is close to town but still secluded enough to be able to relax. You can hear the freeway traffic but after a while, you don't even notice it. The people in town were very kind. My GPS took me to the wrong location but somebody noticed I was lost and drove over to me and gave me directions. The host, Timothy was equally nice. Would definitely recommend this camp site.
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Molly K.recommends
April 19, 2022
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
The perfect place to camp!
The perfect place to stop on our long road trip! I booked last minute with Tim as we were passing through for a place to settle in for the night on a cross country trip. He was prompt in accepting our reservation request and very quick to respond to questions. The place was easy to find and such a quaint little riverside oasis. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!
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Tim M.recommends
November 8, 2021
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Late October season ending getaway
Second time here. Just a super secluded spot to kick back and relax. Timothy (host) was great.
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Mark V.recommends
October 13, 2021
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
What a great place! So many amenities and a decent amount of land to explore. You can really tell a lot of thought was put into the creation of this gem. The weather was not great while we were there, but the silo provided plenty of protection from the rain and we still had a fantastic time. Timothy came and met us when we arrived and it was nice to know he would be available of needed. Otherwise it's a very private location. There is a constant noise from the nearby highway, but after a while you will tune it out. We will definitely be returning to this spot in the future!
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Tim M.recommends
October 10, 2021
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Way better than any campground
The camping spot is tucked amongst the woods and there isn't anyone else around. There are trails all around of mown grass leading to different places. You have a balcony to over look the river. The gazebo is great with a full table and comfortable chairs. There is a firepit with a swinging grill. Firewood down there too (for a small fee). It was just amazing. I came to fish the river and didn't have much luck, but it was a great day for a paddle. Porta Potty was clean and well stocked. I don't have a single bad thing to say.
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Tonya B.recommends
October 4, 2021
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Tim and Rusty Star Ranch were wonderful! The property was beautiful and well-equipped for our weekend stay. There were so many amenities available - the pavilion, a (clean!) potty, a lovely firepit + grille, a patio overlooking the river, hammocks, kayaks, everything you need to relax. Property was clean and level and surprisingly bug-free, given the time of year. The freeway noise was present, but we learned to tune it out. The hosts came and greeted us, but otherwise gave us our space to relax and enjoy the beautiful view.
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Cody C.recommends
September 27, 2021
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Loved our weekend stay! Caught a few fish, relaxed, and ate good food. We explored the area a little bit a found a handful of cool mushrooms and caterpillars. The pictures we took of the sunset had people jealous.
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James N.recommends
September 22, 2021
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
True Hip Camp
This place puts the “hip” back in Hip Camp. Secluded, a perch overlooking the river, enchanted lighting. Host met me after dark and offered to start a campfire. Warning: although you can see it the freeway is nearby. Earplugs for sleeping are good idea.
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Carrie A.recommends
September 21, 2021
Rusty Star Ranch Riverview
Gracious Hosts /Adorable Camp Site
Within minutes of driving up to this beautifully set up campsite in the late evening, the friendly hosts walked over from their home that was near (but not visible) and greeted me. They made sure I was set up comfortably and let me know they were available to answer any questions I might have about attractions in the area. Before leaving me to settle in, they set the ambience by lighting the tiki torches around the site for me. For a "rustic" campsite, this set-up was very comfy. I didn't even need to bring my camping chairs or firewood (with an envelope for $$). The cute, solar-lighted gazebo, the little deck overlooking the river and decorative birdhouses in many of the trees totally added to the charm! And the whole site was very spacious and totally private. The only down side to this site is that it is so close to the freeway and there is no way to avoid hearing the traffic noise. However, I used a small bluetooth speaker to play music to drown it out. But if traffic noise isn't a huge turn-off to you, this is a true gem for a very reasonable fee.
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