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Shawna C.’s Land

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· Wisconsin
13 acres
2 sites
2 Tent
Learn more about this land: The Willow Creek tent site is one of only two camping sites available on this historic 13-acre organic farm. Nestled in a secluded valley in Wisconsin's Driftless Region, our farm, "Griff Run" has been rated a 5-star accommodation for travelers for several years. In 2020, we expanded our offerings by adding the Willow Creek tent site.  Please note that our sites are listed as "not suitable for children" under 12 due to country road hazards, electric fence, gated pastures, etc.   Parking for high clearance vehicles is available at the site - others may park in our barn drive and will have a short walk to the site.  Along the creek and sheltered by a willow tree, this site has been cut into native Wisconsin prairie and offers a fire pit, large grill grate, trash can and picnic table. Firewood is available for purchase via Hipcamp (super reasonable!) and we ask that no firewood be brought onto the property.  Our Willow Creek tent site is frequently visited by our laying hens and turkeys as their mobile coop is not far away. New in 2021, we have built an outdoor hot-water shower for our guests - near the red barn.  A well-maintained porta potty and wash sink for guests of the Starcraft site are also near the camper. This potty is serviced after each reservation.   Potable water is also available at a spigot near the barn. Guests can also find a charging station near the potties.  We haven't had any issues with theft at the farm to date, but note that devices charging there are left at your own risk. 
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Hosted by Shawna C.Joined in July 2020
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21 ratings · 28 reviews
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Jaime G.recommends
September 5, 2022
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
I loved this little gem! Best outdoor shower thus far in my journeys. Everyone was so friendly including the animals. Thank you guys so much and we will absolutely be back! Sorry for the parking mishap ❤️
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Sam P.recommends
August 4, 2022
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
Beautiful spot, easy camping
The farm was great! The campsite was easy to find with the hosts directions on Hipcamp. Really cool to check out the alpaca in a really amazing farm nestled in this valley. Having water, a toilet and shower made it easy too! The stargazing was incredible!
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Randy K.recommends
July 17, 2022
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
Avoid the crowded State Parks
We loved staying at Willow Creek! It was so much better than staying at a noisy and crowded state park campsite. The kids loved feeding the Alpaca. The star gazing was also amazing due to very little light pollution. Thank you Shawna and Matthew, we hope to come back again!
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Rebekah D.recommends
June 6, 2022
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
Camping on a farm!
We met Matthew (husband) and Holland (daughter) plus Alice, the friend who helps run the eclectic shop. Shawna was available by messaging and responded quickly to our questions. They are all a very friendly and helpful family. We couldn't have asked for a better stay! (Well, maybe for it not to rain, Lol). This place was great! We loved the alpacas, even to just sit near them because alpacas don't like to be petted much, but we knew that! We just liked them being there to watch and even feeding them some grain treats. The seating in the animal area was relaxing. The shower was hot and amazing especially after being soaking wet from the rain, and wanting to be warmed up. We also enjoyed some eggs each day for breakfast, a warm fire by our campsite, and some delicious baked brownies from the shop! It's a pretty and primitive ( have to drive a ways (at least 20+ minutes) to restaurants, wildcat mountain state park, etc) yet very great stay and also nice to be away from places. We'd love to come back and stay in the cabin or BNB sometime too. Yep, we loved it and would recommend this place for a night or two of camping. We stayed in our tent so no electricity needed for us, but they also do have a charging station by the barn area for guests to use. We kind of felt like we were glamping a bit! So many amenities not often found for campers!
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Desiree J.recommends
May 29, 2022
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
A truly magical place
I felt like royalty here. Everything was immaculate and clean and thoughtful. The alpacas are utterly irresistible. The two turkeys provide great sound effects and Marco and Polo (the two fuzzy "Pyredors") are so happy! The weather turned unexpectedly cold and then unexpectedly rainy, and everyone went above and beyond to make sure I was warm and dry. The porta potty was spotless, and the hot water in the hand washing station was marvelous. You must visit the store in the barn, and be prepared for an amazing trip down memory lane. The store is an absolute gem. I can't wait to go back. This is an amazing, hard working family that provides a restful, calming and charming stay.
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Eliz T.recommends
May 29, 2022
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
Chips is the best 🦙
Highly recommended adding on some eggs, so good! All the animals 🐓 🦙 🦃 🐕 are super cute! Lovely hosts and wonderful amenities.
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Kyle C.recommends
October 3, 2021
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
Great place and informative host!
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Alana M.
September 9, 2021
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
Alpacas! Chicken welcoming committee!
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Amber S.recommends
September 7, 2021
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
This was a fun place to camp! The site is super cute and has a neighboring chicken coop with chickens and turkeys who like to come visit. Great view of the stars at night. Wifi worked well. The porta potty was clean and a short walk from the site (in the alpaca enclosure). We were able to park in the designated spot and then disconnect and walk our 4x8’ teardrop camper down the path to the site. A little tight but doable! The host was super helpful and gave some great recommendations of things to do in the area.
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Amber S.recommends
September 7, 2021
Willow Creek 2 - camp with alpacas!
We loved our stay here! The Starcraft was great - the mini fridge, stove, heater, and coffee maker made it feel like glamping. The porta potty was clean and the outdoor sink and shower were so nice to have. The host was very welcoming and helpful. The alpacas and chickens made for a memorable trip. The eggs were delicious too!
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Claire B.recommends
July 25, 2021
Willow Creek 2 - camp with alpacas!
We had a very nice time at Shawna’s place! It’s a beautiful peace of land with plenty to do; walks, campfire, outdoor shower. Would totally recommend to a friend.
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Eliz T.recommends
July 25, 2021
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
Salsa was our favorite!
So many nice little touches from having a touch lantern at the picnic table to a dish rack at the sink. We loved our time hanging out with the alpaca and chickens.
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Joelle K.recommends
July 19, 2021
Willow Creek 2 - camp with alpacas!
Sleeping with the sweeties
My sister and I used the pop up as our headquarters for exploring the Driftless Region on our birthday weekend. We had a blast. Though HOT during the day, the camper cooled off nicely. Stars amazing, waking up, grinding coffee and sitting with the alpacas was super fun. The place feels private and the shower is AWESOME. we loved our stay
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Lesley K.recommends
July 18, 2021
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
Warm, chill and easy
Great place! Shawna and crew made sure we had everything we needed, including fresh eggs and fire wood and fire starters! The space is cleared out just enough near a willow tree, private and the on-site WiFi and showers were a welcome addition to the camping experience. Shawna gave recommendations for kayaking and a local brewery. All around a great stay at Willow Creek. Thank you!
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Sara K.recommends
July 6, 2021
Willow Creek 2 - camp with alpacas!
Yep, book it.
Our stay here was great. It's a sweet little farm and we loved the sound of the running water in the nearby creek after a heavy rain. The pop-up camper was clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Both the porta-potty and shower were VERY clean and it was nice to take a hot shower at the end of the day. Alpacas were gentle, friendly, and hilarious. I recommend this stay and wouldn't hesitate to book!
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Frank S.recommends
July 4, 2021
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
A truly unique experience
This was a great camping experience in a truly unique place. Shawna made us feel welcome and was an awesome host. The farm was beautiful and the site was perfect.
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Brian M.recommends
June 18, 2021
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
Relaxing campsite with animal frien
The host, Shawna was super communicative and answered all my questions before and during the stay. Incredibly quiet area off the beaten path, our campsite was perfectly situated for stargazing, enjoying a simple breeze while also being an easy drive to Effigy National Monument. The shower was a welcomed addition after the 7+ mile hike and the bathrooms/porta potties were immaculately clean, with zero of that "typical" smell. The chickens were curious and played the role of welcoming committee perfectly while the alpacas were curious but ultimately kept their distance (until the provided alpaca snacks came out). I would gladly stay again - maybe in fall to take in the changing autumn colors.
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Katy A.recommends
June 7, 2021
Willow Creek 2 - camp with alpacas!
Pure Magic
We had a fantastic stay at Starcraft Creekside! We opted for fresh eggs (for amazing breakfasts) and a ring of campfire wood (for excellent evenings). The camper was spotless and provided everything we could possibly need during our stay. Shawna made some wonderful recommendations for local sights, eats, and nature walks. Of course, the animals at the farm were great company and the outdoor shower was incredible and refreshing. We hope to make it back in the near future!
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Julie L.recommends
June 2, 2021
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
A perfect stay
We could not have asked for a more enjoyable weekend! The campsite is lovely and the chickens and alpacas make it really fun to stay here. We got plenty of giggles out of the antics of the chickens. Having a real sink to do dishes at was also fantastic, and it was a very reasonable walk to the facilities. Shawna is super accommodating, friendly, and helpful and was a wonderful hostess. We got plenty of privacy and were so incredibly glad that we did this instead of the typical state park type deal. We actually got our peace and quiet and the sound of trees and birds instead of a million people and cars. The stars at night were clear and gorgeous also! I would go back anytime.
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Megan J.recommends
May 23, 2021
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
Run, don’t walk to book your trip!
We will definitely be coming back! Such a perfect place for a weekend getaway. Relatively quiet spot but still close enough to get to amenities. Just enough amenities on the property to make the trip PERFECT for everyone! Porta-potties, large farmhouse sink, AND a rainhead shower! Shawna and her family have a great set up for you and yours! Highly recommend.
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Kim C.recommends
September 28, 2020
Willow Creek 2 - camp with alpacas!
The Gold Standard for Glamping!
This experience far exceeded any hopes I had for an enjoyable glamping weekend. The site is located on a little slice of heaven in what I believe is one of the most beautiful regions of Wisconsin (driftless). I was fortunate to be there as the fall colors were peaking and I swear I could see them change over the course of the weekend. Communicating with Shawna leading up to my trip was effortless and reassuring as I was traveling alone and ended up arriving to the farm at dusk. The camper was outfitted with every creature comfort I could have possibly needed and immaculately clean. The luxury of an electric coffee maker eased me into my joyful mornings spent there. I awoke the first day to hear “someone” walking around right outside the camper. I opened the window from my bed to see four lovely alpacas on the other side of the fence quietly meandering while grazing for their breakfast. I grabbed the grain jar that Shawna left inside the camper and in no time I had these gals eating out of my hand - no llama drama whatsoever - they were gentle and shy (and somewhat aloof) but that grain jar sure got their attention! I can’t wait to go back to this little piece of heaven!
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Sarah L.recommends
September 21, 2020
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
Absolutely Amazing!
Absolutely amazing! I can not say enough great things about the hosts and the site. It was beautiful and peaceful. Clean and we'll kept. Friendly and welcoming. The animals were great and fun to be around. They provided feed for their alpacas and let us try their eggs from their chickens and gave us enough fire wood to last the weekend with out going cold. Definitely would recommend to anyone looking for a small get away and we definitely hope to go back. Thank you so much for providing a mini escape from the craziness in the world right now!
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Julie H.recommends
September 20, 2020
Willow Creek 2 - camp with alpacas!
Lovely!
Beautiful property and location in Wisconsin, great area for stargazing and cruising windy country roads dreaming of being a farmer. The alpacas are a joy and the hosts are are super kind and friendly. I will recommend this place to friends for sure. We stayed in the pop up camper but the rustic campsite up the way is also beautiful, along the creek with a willow tree. The pop up camper has everything you need in terms of utensils, and the hosts were so sweet to leave some fresh eggs and coffee. Thank you!
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Deirdre S.recommends
September 16, 2020
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
The perfect start to our trip
Our stay at Willow Creek was wonderful. We chose to stay there as it was along our route, but would return just to stay in this spot. Shawna was so accommodating and kind and the whole farm is welcoming and pleasant.
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Laura L.recommends
September 9, 2020
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
Truly unique camping experience
This was one of our favorite camping spots ever! Shawna and her family went out of their way to be welcoming and to make sure we were taken care of. They provided outstanding firewood free of charge, which allowed us to make wonderful campfires. They even gave us a bag of fresh tomatoes from their garden and an egg from their chickens. My family really enjoyed getting to feed the alpacas (a container of feed was provided to us.) When a bad storm was moving in, Shawna offered us shelter should we need it. We were so grateful to have such a caring host. We also enjoyed the privacy of the site as it was set a ways away from everyone but the turkeys and chickens. The fact that it was a walk-in site was not a deterrent to us since it just meant that we got to walk through the alpaca pen multiple times a day. This site definitely is meant for families with older children since there is a road just beside the property as well as electric fences in some places and large dogs on the property. For our family, it was a unique camping experience that we will treasure.
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Sarah W.recommends
September 9, 2020
Willow Creek 2 - camp with alpacas!
A quiet, kind, immaculate retreat!
Immaculately kept camper and facilities! Everything you need from firewood to cookery. We found the alpacas, chickens, turkeys, dogs, cats, and greenery quite enchanting! The location is a short drive to some great hikes if you want to get into the woods and hills. Shawna and her crew were excellent hosts. Easy going yet attentive to anything we asked for. We look forward to visiting again.
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Heather D.recommends
August 30, 2020
Willow Creek 2 - camp with alpacas!
Wonderful stay at the Starcraft!
This is a wonderful little farm! Beautiful and peaceful. We arrived later than expected, but communication via text with Shawna was great! The Starcraft camper was all set for us as well as the campfire area. They left us eggs and tomatoes, as well as grain for the alpaca. The alpaca were so awesome! Very friendly and curious but also like “okay, I’m done with you”. Lol! We met the family’s 3 dogs as well. Super friendly. Also met the chickens and turkeys. We explored the root cellar and had a good laugh at the funny signs near the farm house and out on the road near the other campsite :-). Ver relaxing place. The camper was soooo cute and we stayed nice and warm at night. Had plenty of utensils, coffee, tea, cleaning supplies, wood, etc so felt all set for having a lovely camping experience. I definitely recommend staying here!
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Lisa K.recommends
August 11, 2020
Willow Creek - camp with alpacas
Incredibly welcoming hosts and the cutest alpacas I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting!
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