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Selby Farm Horse Retirement
239 reviews
· Missouri
72 acres
4 sites
1 Lodging
3 Tent
Summary: Easy access from I-70 Widely spaced sites with great views. Usually very quiet except for wildlife sounds Portapottie at both camping areas Great star viewing. Excellent conditions for pets Free firewood for one fire with each nights stay. The exclusive treehouse site has free wifi and is private. Planning to propose? This is your spot! "Yes" is guaranteed or your hipcamp payout will be refunded. Hosts live on site 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 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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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%
253 ratings · 239 reviews
Ann C.recommends
September 18, 2022
Big Oak Treehouse
The Big Oak Treehouse was awesome. There is very little light pollution so the moon, stars and clouds were magical. Got to meet all the horses at the retirement ranch which made it even more special. Can’t wait to go for an extended stay next month.
Megan G.recommends
September 18, 2022
Site 3 - Selby Farm RV Sites
My family had the best time tent camping here. The hosts we welcoming and the land is beautiful. We will definitely be back to camp again soon!
Stacie F.recommends
September 12, 2022
Big Oak Treehouse
This place was AMAZING!! Such a beautiful property and Doug and Johnny were so friendly and accommodating! The dogs had a blast! The treehouse was super cool. Next time we will probably come without our dogs so we can spend more time in the treehouse. A nice, unique, peaceful getaway! We will definitely be back! 😁
Matthew C.recommends
September 11, 2022
Site 3 - Selby Farm RV Sites
Great!! Very private, super hosts!
Todd B.recommends
September 11, 2022
Big Oak Treehouse
Beautiful plot of land, great seclusion and super friendly hosts!
Gretchen J.recommends
September 4, 2022
Site 1 - Selby Farm RV Sites
Lovely setting. Enjoyed horses and appreciated hosts taking time to explain farm practices.
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