Hipcamp host Peter K.,
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Simple, rustic walk-in tent camping (site #1) or RV/car camping spot (site #2) on a 150 year old active farm nestled in a suburban setting.

Site #1 is a walk-in (1/10 of a mile) tree-covered tent camp site next to an open field. This is fairly private and out of the way.

Site #2 is a camper/RV spot next to farm buildings that can also be used for car camping. It

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Simple, rustic walk-in tent camping (site #1) or RV/car camping spot (site #2) on a 150 year old active farm nestled in a suburban setting.

Site #1 is a walk-in (1/10 of a mile) tree-covered tent camp site next to an open field. This is fairly private and out of the way.

Site #2 is a camper/RV spot next to farm buildings that can also be used for car camping. It is in the same spot as the camper cabin, and only one is booked for the same time period (if the camper cabin is booked, the RV spot is not available). 

Site #2 is close to the action (and close to the outhouse, sink & barn deck). While you do have your own space, it is not secluded. Plan on seeing and hearing people, much like a traditional campground or RV park. Electrical hook up is available for a fee.

Hiking trails are on the property throughout the woods & meadow for you to use and enjoy. These are a  mile and a half of nicely-manicured, easy to moderate trails.

There is a deck on the barn for camper relaxation, and the old milkhouse is converted into a lounge for your use. 

There can be traffic noise as we are close to a highway. Also plan on hearing chicken noises (we have complimentary ear plugs if you'd rather not hear the rooster a the crack of dawn). 

Active farming includes hops, honey, eggs and we have goats that manage our buckthorn. Fresh eggs for sale as an "extra," as is coffee. Firewood bundles are available for purchase, and we don't mind if you scrounge for downed, dead firewood around the farm. 

Wildlife is abundant. Depending on time of year, you may see deer, bear, fox, sandhill cranes, turkeys, raccoons, muskrats, barn swallows, great horned owls, kestrel, ducks, salamanders, snakes, fire flies and more. Depending on time of year you may also see ticks, mosquitoes and horse flies.

The scenic Gateway Trail for biking, walking and horseback riding is just down the road. There is access to several lakes, including legendary White Bear Lake within 5 miles if you have a boat, kayak or other watercraft. The historic rivertown of Stillwater is 6 miles away, and St. Paul/Minneapolis is 20/25 miles away.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 28 feet allowed
Back-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Electrical hookup available
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Peter a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Activities

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Natural features you'll find at Farm & Nature Trail Camping in Minnesota.

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Hipcamper Christine
Christine P.
recommends this listing.
(Site #1: Walk-in Tent Camping)
June 28th, 2022

Quiet, secluded, with easy city access if needed. Gorgeous, well-maintained, and cute as heck! Loved it here.

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on June 29th, 2022

Thanks so much Christine! It was nice to briefly meet you and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Peter

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Hipcamper Kallie
Kallie K.
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(Site #1: Walk-in Tent Camping)
June 20th, 2022

Everything from directions, finding our campsite, to the layout of the grounds was so impressively explained on the Hipcamp site description and when he messages you personally as your trip comes up. He’s very attentive and though we only met him briefly, he let us know throughout the day if he was gone or working in case we needed to reach him. Camp sites were not far walking distance but certainly had good amount of privacy. Would highly recommend this spot to stay!

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on June 28th, 2022

Hi Kallie, it was nice to meet you -- I'm glad I got the hay baling done so I wasn't making too much racket while you were here! Thanks, Peter

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Hipcamper James
James I.
recommends this listing.
(Site #2: RV / Car Camping )
June 12th, 2022

We really enjoyed camping at this farm.
Peaceful. Friendly. Close!

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on June 19th, 2022

Thanks for joining us! Peter

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Hipcamper Katie

Perfect spot! so close to msp!

Katie P.
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(Site #1: Walk-in Tent Camping)
June 7th, 2022

We had a great time camping at Whippletree Farm! The directions were easy to follow and the camp donuts were delicious—definitely worth the add on! We enjoyed exploring the trails on the property and were able to see some cool wildlife. Peter was kind enough to recommend a fun mountain biking spot (only ~10 minutes away!) after seeing that we brought our bikes. Would totally recommend this spot. Thanks again for a great stay!

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Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on June 19th, 2022

Thanks for visiting; it was nice to meet you. Glad you stopped by the MTB Trails at Sunfish Lake Park! Peter

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Hipcamper Claire

Adorable getaway

Claire M.
recommends this listing.
(Site #2: RV / Car Camping )
October 17th, 2021

This is a great place to camp! There are so many cute amenities that we enjoyed from the Milkhouse Lounge to the camp donuts (highly recommend!) Peter takes such great care of the property and his guests. We stayed on Site 1 and it was very easy to find.

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on October 21st, 2021

Hi Claire, thanks for stopping and thanks for the great review! Glad you enjoyed the space . . . and the donuts! Peter

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Hipcamper Katrina

A sweet spot for a family getaway.

Katrina M.
recommends this listing.
(Site #1: Walk-in Tent Camping)
September 25th, 2021

This is a great location, close to the city making it really convenient for family camping. The hosts are friendly, responsive. Not only is it a sweet little spot for a quick getaway, the hosts welcome conversation about their relationship with the land and their plans. Visit the goats, walk the trails, take in the oak savannah and the sounds of farm life.

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on October 6th, 2021

Thanks, Katrina, it was very nice to have you and your crew at the farm! I enjoyed talking land restoration with you. Peter

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Hipcamper Heidi

Charming farm campsite for friends

Heidi R.
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(Site #1: Walk-in Tent Camping)
September 7th, 2021

A great visit on this quaint farm with plenty of sky, fresh eggs, friendly owners and cute guests (goats, chickens, kitties). A little bit of highway noise competed with the rooster, but it didn't distract from the sandhill cranes, deer, owl and birds we witnessed. The fresh coffee and homemade donuts in the morning near your tent can't be beat! A great and easy getaway from the city and very close to bike trails...

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on September 10th, 2021

Hi Heidi, thanks for visiting; it was really nice meeting your group. Glad you got to see the sandhill cranes - they are awesome. Yes, it was a bit of a noisy weekend and I felt bad, but I'm glad you were able to make the most of it. Thanks again, Peter

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Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel M.
recommends this listing.
(Site #2: RV / Car Camping )
September 5th, 2021

Peter is a great host who really cares about this farm, which has been in his family for generations. My wife and I enjoyed walking the nature trails and found the site and facilities to be very clean and well maintained. We stayed at site 2 which is among the farm buildings, but it was still peaceful and picturesque.

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on September 10th, 2021

Thanks Daniel, it was nice to meet the two of you and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! You'll have to have your daughter come out and inspect my hops sometime! Thanks, Peter

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Hipcamper Alexandra
Alexandra E.
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(Site #1: Walk-in Tent Camping)
September 4th, 2021

This was one of my favorite Hipcamp experiences to date! The directions were very clear and so helpful. The chickens were lovely and two little cats walked with us on our way to the campsite. The outhouse was adorable, the campsite was very peaceful. It was close enough to the cities for a quick night stay, but quiet and rural enough to feel like camping.

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on September 10th, 2021

Hi Alexandra, glad you enjoyed your stay - you were so quiet I wasn't even sure you were here! I'm happy to hear the cats gave you an escort to the site. Thanks for visiting, Peter

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Awards

Best of 2022 Minnesota
Finalist
Best in 2021 Minnesota
Finalist
Property
Whippletree Farm & Nature Trail
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$36/night
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