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Model Farm

· Reno, Washoe, Nevada
78 acres hosted by Julie B.
10 RV/tent sites
Best in Nevada: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Learn more about this land: We are a high desert setting with 78 acres here. There is a huge lake with trees all around it. Kayaking and canoeing is allowed on the lake but it's not swimmable, sadly. There is nearby access to hiking and off road trails. In addition, we are located about 15 minutes from Pyramid Lake, a huge desert lake where there is boating, swimming, and picniciking. We are also an event center for weddings, and other events! come join us on our beautiful propety!
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Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla, Wašišiw Ɂítdeʔ (Washoe), and Nüümü (Northern Paiute) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Julie B.Joined in October 2021
27 ratings · 25 reviews
Gabriel W.recommends
October 15, 2023
Model Farm
Beautiful land, friendly people, cute dogs and ducks. Really enjoyed it!
Josh C.recommends
August 20, 2023
Model Farm
Beautiful farm/ camping spot located 35min north of Reno. Quiet, secluded, nice bathroom/decent shower (no hot water when we were there). Friendly host and groundskeeper. Plenty of room to set up whatever camp site you would like. We are artists heading to burning man, and needed a place to work on our sculptures before heading to playa. We had plenty of space and Julie and Tom were very accommodating. Will definitely stay again!
Lauren H.recommends
August 16, 2023
Model Farm
One of a Kind Campsite
Are you a nature lover? Has it always been your dream to sleep with the coyotes? Then this is the place for you! We camped at the far end of the pond next to Julie's expansive land. Throughout the night I listened to the call of the toads, the coyotes howling, the ducks quacking, and the other wildlife bristling around. It was very beautiful. Julie's backyard truly has its own ecosystem. During my morning walk, there were hundreds of adolescent toads hopping around the pond. I said hello to the ducks and watched her sweet dogs roam the land and take a dip. Julie allowed my husband and I to shower before taking off - the water was cold but refreshing. If you dislike insects, wildlife, amphibians and canines then this is not the place for you. :)
Laura G.
June 11, 2023
Model Farm
Dog issue but beautiful site
Overall the experience was fine and the site is truly so beautiful. Our issue was that the dogs on the farm were aggressive to us / our dog. The host resolved it within a few minutes once informed. Noisy at night.
Marla K.recommends
May 1, 2023
Model Farm
Camp in the Sage
Gorgeous views of the surrounding area. Located in a peaceful sagebrush habitat with some wildlife. There was even a nest of owls about to fledge! Only about 15 to 20 minutes from the supermarket and gas stations.
Scott J.doesn't recommend
March 18, 2023
Model Farm
Not As Advertised
Reflecting other reviews on here, the site is not as advertised. There was a bathroom/shower area, but no running water in the sinks, toilets, nor shower, and no obvious way to turn them on. What looked like it might have been the water supply had a broken line to it. I contacted the host about this through Hipcamp, and received no reply during our stay and still haven't heard anything. I spoke to one of the tenants there, and she didn't know about the water. If there was wifi, trash, and a kitchen available none of that was obvious nor was anything about those amenities communicated to us. Fortunately there's good Verizon coverage at the property so we were fine for internet, and we scooped up pond water to fill the toilet with, but I don't think that's what one would expect from the services listed. Finally, it's noisy here between ducks, geese, and dogs barking, including through the night. While the listing is dog friendly, there are a handful of loose dogs (and geese) roaming the property and persistent barking (and honking) on premises, if those are things that would bother your dog (or your sleep).
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