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D'Ranch at Clearwater

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· Missouri
40 acres
9 sites
3 Lodging
6 RV/Tent
D'Ranch at Clearwater is a small, 40 acre hobby farm located on the north side of the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri. What started as a simple love of backyard chickens has now become a dream farm for Tracey Durant and her husband Theodore. Nestled in the valley between two forest covered hillsides, and running adjacent to Clearwater Creek on the east and the lake on the south, D'Ranch could not have been a more perfect location for the Durants to plant their roots and get their feet wet. While they continue their love of backyard chickens with their small egg and hatchery operation know as HeebyJeeby Chickens, they have expanded their interests to an array of friendly farm animals including horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, ducks, and an occasional turkey or two. 
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Missouri, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Tracey D.Joined in January 2020
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36 ratings · 28 reviews
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James A.recommends
December 11, 2022
Cabin #3 with electric
D'Ranch At Clearwater
Fantastic place! Very comfortable accomodations in a beautiful location. The hosts, Tracey and Ted Durrant we're very friendly and gracious. Tracey took time out of her day to give us a tour of their working farm. The Kuni Kuni pigs are the best! We will be back for another stay.
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Shea R.recommends
September 19, 2022
Cabin #3 with electric
This property is great. We rented the cabin with electric. We felt it was a little overpriced considering the bathroom was a shared port-a-potty but the cabin was clean, the beds comfortable, and it had aircon. The owner is really nice and the kids loved petting and learning about the farm animals. Also it is right on the lake with kayak/canoe access. Something to keep in mind is that you won’t get a key for the cabin.
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Nick S.recommends
September 18, 2022
Lake view site #4
It was our 2nd time there and we had a great time again. Tracey is a great host, she even made us homemade ice cream one night
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Aj S.recommends
September 5, 2022
Lake View Site 5
Great experience and awesome people
This was our first time using Hipcamp. We boondock camped in a travel trailer. From the start making the reservations was easy and quick. Tracey responded quickly to confirm our reservation and was quick to reposed to any questions I messaged to her. When we arrived Tracey greeted us and provided us a hookup to fill our fresh water tank. She was pleasant and welcoming from the start. Once we filled our tank Tracey and Ted showed us to our campsite and assisted us in getting our trailer parked. They also had a pile of firewood ready for our campfire. The area was very well maintained and we had a great view of the part of the lake that comes into their property. There were several other groups staying there, but everything was spread out enough that it was quiet and easy to relax. We were able to enjoy watching the various farm animals and Learn about them from Tracey. Throughout our stay Tracey and Ted checked in on us to see if there was anything we needed. On Saturday night they made homemade ice cream and invited their guest to partake. They also had a bonfire that night that all were welcome to attend. Throughout the stay both Tracey and Ted treated us like they had known us forever. We took advantage of the paddle boat and canoe to explore the area and go out further into the lake. Tracey and Ted explained some of the best areas to fish and also provided us with some bait. It was a great experience and I plan on being a return guest.
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Michael L.recommends
July 11, 2022
Creek Site 3
Fantastic spot to camp
Fantastic spot to camp ..super cool people very nice and helpful ..wonderful property and creek and lake accommodation..10/10
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Carolyn Z.recommends
July 10, 2022
Lake view site #4
This was the most peaceful place and the hosts were just about the nicest and most welcoming people I have ever met. I’m so glad I came here. Would have stayed longer if I could!
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Damon M.recommends
June 9, 2022
Cabin #1
D’Ranch is D’Best!!!
The cabins a eloquently put together with love. The owners Tracy and Tim are wonderful hosts that offer bon fires, a working farm to enjoy along with fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. I highly recommend D”Ranch and will visit there again very soon!
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Karin K.recommends
April 28, 2022
Lake View Site 5
Calm oasis!
After a long day's drive it was so relaxing to stay at this hip camp site. Beautiful private, quiet mowed green grassy area next to a creek. Tracy was very friendly and welcoming. She led the way out to our site as well as showing us the animals on her farm. She encouraged us to take the loop around the pastures to stretch our legs and check out the sheep and pigs. There is a fire ring and wood available at the camp site. Highly recommend!
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Megan C.recommends
April 11, 2022
Lake View Site 5
Awesome stay, definitely will be back! The kayaks are so fun and close to the campsite. Great that there’s access to drinking water. Also, the hosts are incredibly welcoming! They’ve built a special place- the land, the animals, it truly is a little slice of heaven.
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Jeremy W.recommends
October 25, 2021
Creek Site 3
Great place to camp
We had a great time camping at D'Ranch. Tracey was quick to reply on questions prior to our trip and very helpful on anything we need while there. My boys especially loved the complimentary kayaks and canoes.
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Nick S.recommends
October 20, 2021
Lake View Site 5
Tracey was a great host. It's a very nice campground right on the lake. The animals are a lot of fun to pet too. Will definitely be back.
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Kimberly L.recommends
October 3, 2021
Lake View Site 5
We absolutely loved it here! It was clean, quiet, and so peaceful. We set up our pop up between the creek and the lake and it was perfect. There were lots of things to do and explore. The hosts were super helpful and friendly and willing to show you around and tell you about their farm and animals. The farm animals are sweet and friendly and love getting pets and scratches! It was such a great time and we plan on coming back as often as we can!
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Paul R.recommends
September 27, 2021
Lake View Site 5
A peaceful, active and divine gem.
This was my second time staying at D'Ranch in a month. The first camp was with my brother. The second time was because I had to give my wife and son the same experience. The clean, cool water is shallow enough to wade into and deep enough to paddle out on the available kayaks or canoe. The site is well maintained. Tracey and Ted are warm, welcoming, and readily available when needed. They are grateful, creative, and hardworking stewards of this beautiful acreage. On the drive up, campers are greeted by sheep, horses, ducks, chickens, pigs, cats, and two of the sweetest dogs you'll ever meet, Pancho and Harley. If they choose to take a break from their hard word, they might even come to your site to say hello and make sure you're safe. Also available are primitive cabins and a three-bedroom guesthouse if you're needing further accommodation. As I continue to use Hipcamp, D'Ranch will have a sentimental value to which I'll be called back. If you're reading this, you've stumbled upon a unique gem. You want to stay here.
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Samantha L.recommends
September 20, 2021
Lake View Site 5
Slice of Heaven
This is officially one of our favorite places. Not sure what we enjoyed more; the property or the hosts. We only stayed one night, but it was amazing. We camped right on the water! The camp spot was perfect. Level and under some trees. We had access to fishing, kayaking, and paddling boating. I also LOVED all of the animals. The two pups are so sweet and friendly along with the baby mule and pigs. We woke up to some goats visiting. Our hosts were warm, friendly, and a lot of fun! They joined us for fishing after their chores and they even have a Saturday night bonfire with s’mores! It was heaven on earth and I recommend this spot to anyone! We can’t wait to come back and spend more time.
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Jonny R.recommends
September 7, 2021
Lake View Site 5
We'll be back soon!
We had a great time all the way around. Hosts were great. Animals were great. The land was great. The water was accessible and was perfect for kayaks. Campsite was accommodating for our tents & fire. We enjoyed interacting with some fellow campers as well. Altogether a very nice weekend and exactly what we were looking for. Thanks!
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Margaret G.recommends
July 18, 2021
Lake View Site 5
MUST STOP on Lake of the Ozarks
Where to even begin? First, your heart will warm when you see a welcome sign with your name on it at the end of the driveway as you enter the ranch. You’ll then be greeted by farm animals (chickens, ducks, pigs, horses, etc.) Tracey and Ted are genuinely happy to welcome you to their little slice of Heaven and will show you around the farm and point out the best places to set up your tent/RV. They will then give you your space to enjoy the lake (I recommend sunset kayak trips) and the sounds of nature. I saw 3 eagles in as many days, along with turtles, a beaver, heron and many other bird species. If you are traveling through Missouri this is a MUST STOP campsite! Honestly, cannot recommend it enough!
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Dan O.recommends
July 5, 2021
Lake view site #4
Great setting if you want the option for quiet and peaceful. It's more remote so you can choose to make it what you want it.
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Nate U.recommends
June 28, 2021
Creek Site 4
Amazing hosts & beautiful property
My family was looking for a great centralized location to meet for a week long camping escape. We were not disappointed. This is a beautiful property right on the water with great fishing, kayaking, floating, and a clean flat area to put out campers. The hosts are wonderful people. It is secluded, quiet, and peaceful. The animals are very friendly and fun to watch and visit with. I would highly recommend D’Ranch for anyone looking for a peaceful getaway.
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Julie L.recommends
June 21, 2021
Extra Lake Site 2
You won’t be disappointed!
The kids and I had an amazing time!! Tracey and Ted are so generous to share their piece of paradise. The kayaks and paddle boat were fun but the creek was an absolute blast!! As Tracey suggested, floating the creek around to the lake and dock turned out to be a favorite activity, as did fishing for white bass. We only caught little fish but the kids loved it and the fish were so colorful and pretty. The farm animals were a fun bonus - bless Poncho for “babysitting” while I set up camp. Ben even shed a few tears when we left, saying he was just sad to have to leave this place. We will be back!!
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Dereka P.recommends
June 14, 2021
Lake view site #4
An absolutely beautiful property and the hosts were fabulous. I loved my secluded camp site, chilling at the creek, and my many walks to visit the farm animals. Definitely recommend this place!!
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Alison S.recommends
April 20, 2021
Lake view site #4
Relaxing little ranch by the water
Tracy and her husband were just wonderful I was greeted by her and her pups Harley and Poncho who hung out with me by the fire at night. She does a wonderful job working with animals and the wonderful things they do to make the property beautiful. She had a fire ring and wood all stacked and ready to go. I was able to wade in the riverbed, look for cool stones and take a walk with the dogs, they are so sweet. I made friends with her mini pony. There were baby lambs only two days old! It was all just fantastic I left refreshed.
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Brittany R.recommends
November 23, 2020
Lake view site #4
We had a wonderful trip staying at D'Ranch. All the animals are quite entertaining to watch. We stayed down by the water and it was a wonderful view. We had a small campfire one night and we heard owls calling back and forth to each other. Pretty neat. You can tell that Tracey takes pride in her property and it shows. We will definitely stay again when our travels come through the area.
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Judith A.recommends
October 3, 2020
Lake view site #4
Plan to return
The main purpose of this stay was to have access to Lake of the Ozarks and catch catfish Our host was kind enough to have firewood ready at our campsite. We look forward to returning next year after the little cabins are ready to rent and for some of our children and grandchildren to join us there. And perhaps we will again catch catfish like this weekend!
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David F.recommends
October 1, 2020
Lake view site #4
Peaceful and off the beaten path
We stayed two nights at D Ranch and had a very good time. Tracey was warm, welcoming, and interesting to talk to. We parked our RV at the far end of the property, a narrow neck of land with a creek on one side and a finger of the lake on the other. It was cool during our stay and we did not venture out in the canoe or kayaks, so we did not get to see the main body of the lake. It was fun to see and be around the farm animals—horses, sheep, a cow, chickens, geese, ducks, a cow, and a couple of baby pigs. There were cats and a couple of friendly farm dogs around. Our favorites were the miniature horse and donkey, whose offspring is a miniature mule. The local wildlife is great too; we saw a bald eagle, kingfishers, vultures, and a couple of pairs of great blue herons who nest near by. It was late September and there were some Canada Geese stopping over on their way south, as well as a couple of white pelicans headed who knows where. The morning of our departure a small herd of deer came out of the woods to drink from the lake. Our stay at the ranch was peaceful and quiet. The only indications that others were in the are was when the occasional vehicle drove down a road on the other side of the creek and when military planes flew by from Whiteman Air Force Base. D Ranch is off the beaten path but is well worth the trip for those who love nature and animals.
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Lisa K.recommends
September 27, 2020
Lake view site #4
Lovely and relaxing place to camp!
Beautiful location, wonderful host. Loved the animals! Enjoyed kayaking. Such a great spot for some peace and quiet. Will definitely return!
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Beth S.recommends
September 12, 2020
Lake view site #4
Absolutely Heaven
D'Ranch was the best place we have camped in a long time!! Tracey was so nice and willing to talk to us even when she was busy. We camped in the cove that leads out to the Lake of the Ozarks, right on the water. Even though we could see the main house from our camp, we felt very alone and secluded from everyone/everything else. The animals were wonderful to hear and see every day, her dogs are very friendly. Tracey was a very gracious hostess and we will definitely be coming back again next year.
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Judith A.recommends
August 28, 2020
Lake view site #4
D’Ranch is D’Best!
D’Ranch was a pure joy! Peaceful, lots of fun animals, and our hosts were the best!
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Denitta W.recommends
August 25, 2020
Lake view site #4
The Perfect Escape from the City !!
This place is magnificent. We stayed 14 days and so did not want to leave! Our hosts were welcoming, engaging, and kind. The farm is well kept with amazingly friendly farm animals, including a miniature donkey, mini horse, baby mini mule, and more! Kayaking, paddle boating, canoeing, fishing and just floating in the lake made the days race by. Don't miss hunting for arrowheads in the clear creek or the epic Saturday night bonfire. This place should be on your bucket list! We are definitely coming back!
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