Hipcamp host Robert C.,
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Mountain view of the Missouri River bluffs. In the forest that has been thinned out for campsites. Fire rings with lots of rocks. Campfires are allowed year round. Very peaceful setting with lots of wildlife. Pets are welcome.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
5 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 30 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Robert a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Hipcamper John

Great spot

John B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2022

The campsite is on a wooded hill with great views overlooking the banks of the MO. Robert met us and we followed him up to our campsite. He was a gracious host, providing a 12 volt battery with a converter and lights as well as a cooler with a couple of gallons of wonderful well water. This was our first stop on a 2 week camping/road trip and it made for a great first evening.

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Hipcamper David R Oakman

A happy surprise

David R Oakman O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 21st, 2022

A wonderful unexpected find off the beaten path! An amazing mountain spot with the most generous and friendly hosts we have had the privilege to meet. If you are looking for that one of a kind sanctuary away from the hustle of the modern world and just want to relax in a hammock as the sun rises in the distance then check this place out!!!

Hipcamper Will
Will C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 16th, 2022

Bob and Charlene really made us feel welcome — escorting us to the remote camping from the main road (past an impressive array of old boats and vehicles, providing cooked dinners, loads of water (it was hot!), selling us fresh eggs, and sharing history of the area. The camping area is on a tree-covered knoll with a cleared view looking into the Missouri River Valley, and features an eclectic mix of lawn furniture, several large picnic tables, and a stage. The marine toilet, set up in the middle of an old trailer, is unconventional, but so is everything about this place, including Bob and Charlene, which is a big part of Happy Hollow’s funky charm.

Hipcamper Travis
Travis B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2022

3rd time total at Roberts place. Will go back again!!

Hipcamper Rhana
Rhana C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 14th, 2022

Robert was so kind to us. It was our first camping night as a family. Robert and his partner generously kept our two hot, tired daughters occupied and calm while my husband, son, and sister struggled to put up our tent in the dark. Robert and his partner also provided delicious well water to drink and bacon and eggs for us to make for breakfast, apologizing that they couldn't cook because Robert had an appointment in the morning. In short, we couldn't have asked for sweeter hosts.

The campsite was large and fairly level. The toilet is in an old camper beside the site, kinda creepy and a little unappealing, but serviceable. The view was lovely. No mosquitoes, lots of cooling breezes.

The road up to the site was bumpy and twisty and passes several apparently abandoned cars. There's a spot where the track was flooded a little, nothing our Kia Soul couldn't handle.

It was very peaceful. If not for a historic heat wave, our night would have been pretty near perfect.

Hipcamper Maggie

Best camping ever!

Maggie F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 14th, 2022

Bob and Charlene are some of the most gracious hosts! They made sure to accommodate for everything and made our trip so fun. I couldn't recommend their place enough!

Hipcamper Maggie

Best camping ever!

Maggie F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 14th, 2022

Bob and Charlene are some of the most gracious hosts I've ever met! They took care of every accommodation and helped us have the best time. Thanks for everything!

Hipcamper Travis

Excellent hosts

Travis B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 6th, 2022

Robert has a beautiful place out there. They supplied us with enough firewood for 3 days, and delicious well water! Looking forward to going out there again (been out there 2 times so far)

Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on June 7th, 2022

Thanks Travis: Look forward to seeing you soon!

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Hipcamper Tyler

Wonderful view & caring people!

Tyler B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 1st, 2022

The property was nestled perfectly up on a ridge with a great view of the rolling, wooded hills. They had hammock setup and multiple picnic tables. Additionally, our spot had a stage that our girls really enjoyed performing plays on and being silly. Others may use this for music purposes, extra seating, or even a small tent.

Right off the property is the creek and swimming hole. It's either a quick car ride down the hill or a brief 8-12 minute walk depending on your pace. We all loved swimming there and the water is mostly knee level to 4 foot deep at most with gravel bars around it. Great spot!

As for the hosts, they are wonderful people! Robert made sure we found our spot and was wonderful to visit with. His wife was so sweet too. She brought our girls popsicles, gathered eggs for us, and showed us her hummingbirds. If you are bringing children, I highly recommend having Robert and his wife as your hosts. The care and sentiment is unmatched!

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Hipcamper Robert
Response from Robert, the Host, on June 1st, 2022

Gee Whiz Tyler! Thank You for the awesome review. I thoroughly enjoyed You & Taylor & your beautiful daughters having a wonderful weekend at Happy Hollow! I don't have any grandchildren or a son, but I have two daughters that are the best. Spending special time with the family 👪 is the most important time invested. Anyway, what I really meant to say is; " You're always welcome home little brother!" Always your Big Brother Bob.👻

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Awards

Best of 2022 Missouri
2nd place
Property
Happy Hollow Retreat
State
Missouri
Country
United States
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