Hipcamp host Peter K.,
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***ATTENTION: During July and August, this cabin will most likely be warm (especially the loft), with no guarantee it will cool off at night. We do supply one fan but if heat isn't your thing, please wait until fall to book this site!*** 

Enjoy our simple, rustic farm stay on a 150+ year old active family-farm nestled in a suburban setting.  

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***ATTENTION: During July and August, this cabin will most likely be warm (especially the loft), with no guarantee it will cool off at night. We do supply one fan but if heat isn't your thing, please wait until fall to book this site!*** 

Enjoy our simple, rustic farm stay on a 150+ year old active family-farm nestled in a suburban setting.  

Stay in the camper cabin that has a sleeping room, kitchenette and living area on the first floor, and a sleeping area in the second floor loft. The cabin sleeps four (4), has a picnic table and firepit with grill grate. 

We provide mattresses and clean sheets, and you bring your own sleeping bag and/or blankets and pillows. There's a 12" rechargeable fan for nighttime use. We also provide very basic cookware: can opener, cutting board, dish towel & bio-degradable dish soap and four sets of tableware.

This spot is close to the action (and close to the outhouse, sink, milkhouse lounge and  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. 

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, or you can 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. Sunfish Lake Park nature preserve for hiking and mountain bike trails is two miles away, and Lake Elmo Park Reserve is nearby as well. 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.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
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: 30% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

State trails within 2 miles; mountain bike trails within 2 miles.

Boating

Boating lakes and public boat landing within 2 miles.

Hiking

On-site or at nearby city and regional parks.

Wildlife watching

On-site or off-site

Fishing

Terrain

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

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Suburban
Wetlands
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Hipcamper Teresa

Lovely! stay here!

Teresa M.
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May 23rd, 2021

Beautiful rustic cabin. We stayed one night with our kids downstairs and we were upstairs. The wood on the upstairs ceiling is beautiful! We got a great breeze to cool it down at night. Currently no electricity, so bring headlamps to navigate the staircase at night. A short walk to the loveliest composting toilet you've ever seen. The setting is beautiful! You must walk (or mountain bike) the trails-we saw redwinged blackbirds, sand hill cranes, the farms goats, and heard the bees buzzing in a tree -maybe honeybees from the farms hives? We also left with four dozen eggs from the farm's chickens. (Full disclosure I'm related to the owners).

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on June 2nd, 2021

Thanks for being our opening night test run for the newly finished cabin! We did add a solar-powered lantern to the mix for the stairs - thanks for the feedback! It was great to have you out. The sandhill cranes are my favorite. Thanks!

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Hipcamper Cameron
Cameron C.
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June 1st, 2021

Peter's cabin on Whippletree farm was an amazing escape from the city! The cabin itself is comfy, clean and only a few steps away from the restroom. There's also some meandering paths on the property that took me past a decent variety of wildlife and some really nice prairie marsh areas. Loved the experience, will be back!

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on June 7th, 2021

Hi Cameron, thanks for visiting and glad you enjoyed your stay -- and used the trails! Yes, the ponds are great for wildlife of all sorts -- hopefully you spotted the sandhill cranes that are hanging out this time of year. See you again, Peter

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Hipcamper Simone
Simone L.
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June 11th, 2021

Whippletree Farm is truly an idyllic place. There is so much to discover here, from the beautifully restored barn, to the adorable goats and a milk house where Peter served delicious coffee. Peter is the most gracious host!
We loved our time there!!

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on June 18th, 2021

It was so much fun to have you out here and was great to meet you. Thanks for coming and for the nice review; it's really appreciated. Peter

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