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Selby Farm Horse Retirement

· Wooldridge, Missouri
75 acres hosted by Doug And Brenda S.
4 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
Amazing Views
Recent Hipcampers say there are great views at this Hipcamp.
Private sites
95% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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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Wooldridge, Missouri, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Doug And Brenda S.Joined in July 2016
Response rate: 100%
482 ratings · 299 reviews
Natasha W.recommends
September 17, 2023
Big Oak Treehouse
Peace and animals
Doug was very kind and helpful on our visit to the Big Oak Treehouse. I was drawn to this camp site to see the horses but was pleasantly surprised with the beauty and seclusion of the property. the near silent visit except for the fantastic sounds of nature (owls, cicadas, frogs, etc.), the horses, a crackling fire, a few beautiful train horns in the far distance and some sort of string musical instrument being played in the distance for a short time in the evening as well. We enjoyed a nice 2 mile walk, lots of horse watching, relaxing and dinner by the fire. Perfect ambiance and I hope to return!
Linda M B.recommends
September 14, 2023
Big Oak Treehouse
Peaceful Primitive Camp
This is the perfect place to bring a friend who has never primitive camped. There is a port-o-potty & running water for those not used to pooping in the woods and want water from a tap. Mind you, the sink is basically in the middle of a field, there is no structure around it. I did a last minute overnight trip to watch the bridge over the Mighty MO get blown up. The spot is beautiful. The giant white oak is great to camp under, no tent needed (dry weather of course). I didn't sleep up on the platform in the tree because I had my pup with me, but I did watch the sunset from up there. For those afraid of heights or ladders, stay on the ground. It's high up there, but totally worth it if your are brave. It was lovely. There is a metal firepit with grill grates to cook on, Doug & Brenda supply the wood for the fire. I grilled a pork tenderloin & a baked sweet potato. Although you are far away from a big city you will hear the train, possibly the occasional plane, & maybe I-70 if the wind is blowing from the north. It's not completely silent like the deep woods, but again, good for those new to camping. The best part is the horses & the STARS! I brought some apples from a neighbors tree and some carrots, the horses came right over for a snack. It was awesome! The 12 hours I was there were the best 12 hours of my week. I didn't know how much I needed the quiet unplugged camp time in nature...I really felt the weight of the week lifted. I will 100% go back again and again!
Tommy C.recommends
September 12, 2023
Site 7 - Selby Farm tent sites
Great horse farm and hosts! They gave me an upgrade. Recommend.
Mark R.recommends
September 11, 2023
Site 4 - Selby Farm RV Sites
Camping with horses
The farm was beautiful and the horses were friendly, Doug made sure to come by and talk with every camper. We will definitely be camping there again
Zak S.recommends
September 10, 2023
Site 1 - Selby Farm RV Sites
Great camping with nice horses!
Doug and Brenda were great hosts! And Johnny, the caretaker, was very awesome with the horses. The views were beautiful, and the trails were great to walk with the dogs. We had no issues with power, or pulling our camper in and out of the site. I’m definitely recommending the site to others, and we’ll be back for sure!
Ryland J.recommends
September 9, 2023
Site 7 - Selby Farm tent sites
Absolutely loved staying here! Will definitely be back!
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