A "Snapshot Farm" as one of my recent lovely guests described my property. Atop a hill at the corner of 2 highways, convenient access, there is highway noise. If you like white noise, you may enjoy it, I do now. Watching the traffic also becomes a nice past time seeing many classic cars, huge campers, showoff motorcycles and semi's using j-breaks.... it just comes with the t
A "Snapshot Farm" as one of my recent lovely guests described my property. Atop a hill at the corner of 2 highways, convenient access, there is highway noise. If you like white noise, you may enjoy it, I do now. Watching the traffic also becomes a nice past time seeing many classic cars, huge campers, showoff motorcycles and semi's using j-breaks.... it just comes with the territory. Drive into my property from a short trip on a gravel road to the quarter-ish mile gravel driveway past cornfields, a grove, huge oak and ash trees to the circle drive at the north of the house for site 1. Then continue a short distance further for site 2, north of the barn. I have 2 geriatric, female dogs that roam the land. Emma is a black lab and Lady is a pit/terrior mix. They will likely introduce themselves by barking and running towards you, then a sniff check of your belongings. They are friendly as can be. and sometimes invade a little too much and have once because of their terrible manners snatched a campers leftover pizza!!! If you're okay with me pets roaming, beware they are food thieves. I also have 2 farm cats that wander around and often greet guests. If you are traveling with pets, or this kind of animal behavior will bother you, please give me a heads up, I promise you won't hurt my feelings. A walk around my 7 acre property you will find a grove with dirt trails, downed trees and native plants. I have a small garden to enjoy fresh vegetables and preserve food thru canning or drying. If veggies are ripe during your stay and look tasty, help yourself. Also feel free to rip out some weeds if you are ever so inclined. Near the garden is a hammock, junky-ish (sorry) wooden rock wall and tower with slide (if you have small children, this is remnants of a swing set from when my kids were little), a little old playhouse with chalk board inside, and brick ring for fires, (firewood and fire starters are available for a small fee, ask in advance if you can) and logs to sit on or bring your chair, a sandbox is adjacent to this. This area is closet to site 1. You will also find an outbuilding for storage in this area edged on the south hill with a pumpkin and gourd patch looking over the highway and north edge of the City of Blue Earth, corn fields, my fenced in pasture with prairie grass, clover, oak trees, and dirt-bike jumps my kids have made. My 2 story old barn was once a dairy cow barn where my great grandpa had 30-40 head for a number of years and then he converted the barn into his shop for his carpentry business. It's now my shop that I share with my dad and family to tinker on our projects. Next to the barn is and old shelter which will be housing some piggy wiggies coming in July. My chicken coop for my egg layer chickens is also there in the pig pen area. For your safety and the safety of my animals, please do not go inside the small fenced area unless I am with you. If you wish to do so or have any questions about the animals, please ask! :) Northwest of the barn/animal area is my parking garage and home. Northeast of the barn/animal area is site 2 and another storage shop. Please feel free to roam the property and check it all out. You will see wildlife on the property including rabbits, pheasant, deer, eagles, many other birds, neighbors cats, coyote, skunks and raccoon (mind your trash and food scraps and pets!) Start your morning with a perfect view of the sunrise (site 2), or a more shaded, sleep-in a bit (site 1) along with your favorite morning beverage. If your stop allows time to explore, take a walk on our country road or into town, approximately a mile and a half to restaurants, Visitors Center & Museum at the Jolly Green Giant Statue, hardware stores, Shell gas station & food mart or access to miles of paved trails around the town great for pedal bikes or electric, walking, and jogging . Explore and have fun locating the dozens of "Little Sprouts" (baby Green Giants) around town. On Main Street you'll find several cute shops and boutiques, Juba's Supervalu Grocery and Convenience Store, benches with shade and flowers to enjoy, the south end of Main Street there is a really nice swimming pool with zero depth, 2 water slides, a diving board with lap pool, concession stands, plenty of lounge chairs with big umbrellas, tennis courts, playground and shelter areas. Very easy entrance and exit to Blue Earth, site is located at the intersection of Interstate 90 & HWY 169.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 10AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 67%
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Natural features you'll find at Happy Camping, Snapshot Farm in Minnesota.
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Chelsea’s property is lovely! Beautiful old oak trees shaded our site; fresh green lawn surrounded us. My sister and I had just picked up a travel trailer and driving home to Virginia. We had zero experience. Chelsea and her dad were there to greet us and help us get the trailer set up including hooking up to electricity and water. All the anxiety we had about the process evaporated. Now
we feel prepared for our next stop. So very grateful to Chelsea and Randy!
The beautiful farm & rolling land are so picturesque. I was tucked in beside a small forest of trees on one side & the lovely farmhouse on the other side. Chelsey was a great host, made me feel welcome and very comfortable. She let me know about her dogs & cats and I was perfectly fine, if not even excited, to meet them all, which I did. It was a beautiful place to stay and Chelsey was a perfect host, she even sold me some firewood. The only down side was some traffic noise, but it wasn't too bad. I would 100% stay here again.
We loved stay at Chelsea’s! It was quiet and peaceful. The location was just off the highway and very convenient. Chelsea was welcoming and very accommodating. She provided us with a longer hose for water and an additional extension cord so we could hook up for the night. The kids loved running around and seeing the baby chickens. We would definitely stay at Chelsea’s again!
This was my first HipCamp experience. Chelsey is a wonderful host. She worked with us on where we could comfortably fit and made sure we had a safe place to go off the storms hit. We really enjoyed visiting with her and her family. The grounds are beautiful and so easily accessible from the interstate. I will definitely use HipCamp again and will be back to visit Chelsey.
Home away from home
Our family rented an RV this summer and set out to Yellow Stone from Chicago. Although, we arrived late in the evening and had to leave in the morning, Chelsey’s hospitality was abundant She helped us get settled in right away. In the morning she didn’t hesitate to greet us and offer us coffee and see if we needed anything. This is a beautiful and definitely hip, cozy property for travelers to take a rest, explore and feel the love that welcomes you :-)
Great peaceful place to stay. We needed a place for the night and won the lottery finding Happy Camper. Chelsey is a sweetheart. Very gracious host. We used the 30 amp and had a great and safe nigh sleep. Needs a little leveling if you use the 30 amp but there are other places to park that are flat.