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Selby Farm Horse Retirement

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Wooldridge, Moniteau, Missouri
75 acres hosted by Doug And Brenda S.
6 RV/tent sites
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Big rig-friendly
Spacious, level camping well-suited for travel trailers over 40 ft long.
Best in Missouri: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Doug and Brenda is a Star Host
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Summary: Easy access from I-70 Great views. Usually very quiet except for wildlife sounds Portapottie at both camping areas Great star viewing. Excellent conditions for pets Hosts live nearby and are good communicators via text or phone. Hosts can direct you to several local attractions and shopping options. Hosts are happy to take questions before, during, or after your stay. Narrative about Selby Farm: Selbys have lived on this 75 acre farm since 1990. Doug and Brenda are retired from teaching at nearby public schools. Our Farm is now dedicated to boarding retired horses for their owners. Feel free to review the Selby Farm Horse Retirement webpage if you are a horse fan. We encourage you to visit our business website where you will see more farm pictures, videos, and where you will learn more about us. We practice rotational grazing for the health of the horses and the health of our pastures. The horses live in a herd as they would in the wild. Basically, they are hanging out with their friends! They also get regular care and feed and so are VERY happy. You will see and probably interact with the horses if you wish. They are guaranteed to come closer if you have treats like carrots and apples slices. Our quiet county road used to be the main road along the river. A hundred years ago it was called "Shanty Road". The shacks that were along it housed workers that harvested food from farms in the river bottom. The only evidence of those shacks now is perrenial flowers growing in unusual places. The area is inhabited by professionals working in nearby towns and cities. In fact there are only five homes along our 1.5 mile section of Copps Chapel Road. The native Americans who used this area did so because of the great diversity of wildlife and availability of water. Also the view is amazing in all directions. Was using this ridge top encampment for security, or just because the view is so satisfying? The Missouri River is on the far side of the bottoms now, but has been very close historically. There is also a large spring flowing from a cave nearby. Witness the flint chips when you walk through our barn lot. You are likely to see a broken stone tool that was once worked on by a native American. These river hills are composed of soils blown in from the end of the last ice age. Being near the river, erosion has cut down the surrounding area making the scenic topography associated with Missouri River valleys and river hills.
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528 ratings 路 338 reviews
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Tracy S.doesn't recommend
May 22, 2024
Site 1
We didn鈥檛 end up staying there because of car troubles but they were a pleasure to communicate with.
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Dylan K.recommends
May 12, 2024
Site 7
Beautiful land, lovely people and friendly horses! We got lucky and had the whole RV campground to ourselves 馃槏 So peaceful waking up to the pastures and breathing with the herd. Dogs loved it too. We鈥檒l be back!
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Melissa C.recommends
May 12, 2024
Site 1
We had a nice 2 night stay. Very quiet and comfortable. Doug came and greeted us upon arrival and we spoke to his helpers also. Took a couple of short hikes on the property which were nice.
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Lynn M.recommends
May 9, 2024
Site 4
Majestic
This place was majestic. Easy to find and very quiet. The host was welcoming and helpful. If you love horses this is the place for you. Easy in and out from site 4. Highly recommend staying here.
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Emma W.recommends
May 6, 2024
Site 2
Tranquil Retreat Amidst Nature
Nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes, our recent camping experience at Selby Horse Farm was nothing short of a rejuvenating escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We camped 2 nights in our 33-foot travel trailer which we could have faced either direction thanks to the extra extension cables which were available to borrow at the site. One of the highlights of our stay was undoubtedly the presence of majestic horses grazing peacefully in the nearby pastures. Our youngest is a horse lover and she cherished the opportunity to interact with these magnificent animals up close. From gentle nuzzles to playful antics, every encounter with the horses was a memorable moment that added to the magic of our camping experience. What truly set Selby Horse Farm apart, however, was the unparalleled sense of seclusion and exclusivity it offered. Having the entire place to ourselves during our stay was definitely an added bonus! The hosts came by and offered a couple of extra things we might consider doing during our stay, and although we couldn't fit those in during this visit, we plan to return soon.
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Claudia K.recommends
April 26, 2024
Site 1
Beautiful, green, quiet
What a beautiful place! Rolling hills of green, herds of happy looking horses, well maintained gravel road, friendly and welcoming host, level space for our Airstream, water and electric hookups, and deep, delicious silence. Only 10 minutes from I-70 and in its own green universe; we couldn鈥檛 have wished for a better place to lay our travel-weary heads
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Wooldridge, Moniteau, Missouri, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Peoria, 饜搹饜挵饜摀饜挵饜摀饜挿 饜捈饜搨饜搳饜捇 饜搯饜捇饜捒饜挿 饜搥饜挵^饜摀饜挵^(Osage), O膷h茅thi 艩ak贸wi艐, Kaskaskia, and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Doug And Brenda S.Joined in July 2016
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