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The Farm Restoration

Our purchase of the farm in 2015 began the process of restoring the farm to its former glory. In partnership with the Natural Resource Conservation Agency we embarked on a journey to bring biodiversity and balance back to the farm. We are working on meadow restoration, reducing invasive species, creating habitat to repopulate bob white quail and wi

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The Farm Restoration

Our purchase of the farm in 2015 began the process of restoring the farm to its former glory. In partnership with the Natural Resource Conservation Agency we embarked on a journey to bring biodiversity and balance back to the farm. We are working on meadow restoration, reducing invasive species, creating habitat to repopulate bob white quail and wild turkey.

Guests can enjoy the peace and quiet, wander the trails, visit the Nigerian dwarf dairy goat herd, watch our beautiful Texas Longhorns as they browse or see the black buck and Barbado sheep relaxing in the meadow. Wild life viewing stands are available for those who would like to sit and observe our flora and fauna.

Come walk the Labyrinth located near the main farm house. 

WE VALUE

All species living together in nature restoratively

WE STRIVE

to CULTIVATE thriving biodiverse habitats, BECAUSE we live here.

to LEARN from the regenerative nature of flora and fauna.

to SHARE the responsibility to care for one another.

to GROW our deep appreciation for the beauty of this Earth.

ACREAGE: 67 ACRES, NEAREST TOWN IS BASTROP, 20 MILESNORTH

DISTRICT 8: ROLLING TERRAIN IS POST OAK SAVANNAH AND 75%DENSELY WOODED, TALL GRASS/OAK SAVANNAH, OAK SCRUB / SHRUBLAND, POST OAK-YAUPON WOODLAND AVG RAINFALL: 36.5”

PREDOMINANT PLANTS: OAK, BLACKJACK, YAUPON, EASTERN RED CEDAR(JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA), LITTLE BLUESTEM

ANIMAL SPECIES: DEER, TURKEY, MIGRATORY BIRDS, COYOTES,BOBCATS, GOPHERS, BLACK BUCK, LONG HORN CATTLE, BARBADOS SHEEP, GREY FOX.

We are located at the far end of a sandy stretch of road, completely private. The 67 acres are completely enclosed  and gated, so you can't get lost for too long, as you wander the well maintained trails that meander through the forests and meadows on the farm. 

We ask that campers park their cars just inside the gate and camp within "range" of a new cedar outhouse with composting toilet, located in the southwest corner of the property (close to the front gate). The entire acreage is open to exploring and there is a small pond (great for dog swimming only). Along with outdoor composting toilet. There is potable water available in campground. Please pack in/pack out your belongings and all trash. We welcome your ideas and shared vision. It's very Natural out here . . .

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Hiking

Several miles of well maintained trails wind through the forests and meadows of the farm

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Hipcamper Shawn
Shawn O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 10th, 2021

My third stay here and I'll be back again! Whether a romantic glamping getaway or camping with the kids, it's a fantastic spot with consumate hosts.

Hipcamper Nancy
Nancy C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 27th, 2021

Thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay! Would definitely stay again.

Hipcamper David

Austin-to-bastrop a-list

David W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 21st, 2021

We had such a lovely experience on Karen and Graham's property. They have put so much time and love into this place; we are so grateful they have chosen to share it with us all. Please be mindful of this when you are there and respect the space. Pack out more than you pack in and have a great time. We will certainly be back.
Maybe the best part about it is that we were only a fourty minute drive home. Two nights camping and the last thing us city slickers wanted was a long drive home.

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Hipcamper Elizabeth

Family memories at ardor wood farm

Elizabeth B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 16th, 2021

We had a wonderful stay and will definitely be returning again soon! This was the perfect spot for our first family camping trip.

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 8th, 2021

Lovely little campground and amazing hosts! A short drive from Austin and great amenities including a compostable toilet, well marked trail signs, sweet animals, and firewood for a small fee. Grab some farm honey on your way out!

Hipcamper Thomas

We loved it!

Thomas L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 8th, 2021

This is a fantastic HipCamp, and perfect for a weekend getaway out of Austin. And its a fantastic combination of remote-feeling campsites and farmland for exploring.
What we loved:
- The hosts are wonderful, friendly, and helpful. We had a lovely chat with them and learned a bit more about what they're doing with their land.
- Our site (#2) had lots of dry, level, sandy ground for three tents and camp chairs.
- The hosts have built several miles of trails crisscrossing their land. Campers can wander the entire property, and check out the neat features and information. Great signage for where to go / not go.
- We loved being able to hang out with the goats, ducks, chickens, turkeys, and the hosts' super-friendly farm dogs!

Things to be aware of:
- Dogs should be on-leash at all times or professionally trained – there is electrical fencing and unfamiliar wildlife & farm animals. I consider myself to be pretty well trained, and I still managed to shock myself 😬
- The firepit is shared between the three camp sites. We were lucky to have it all to ourselves, since we were the only campers (on a saturday night!)
- The outhouse and composting toilet is a little awkward – small space and high throne make it a challenge to navigate. But its pretty clean, doesn't smell too bad, and its equipped with toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
- The property also includes a glamping tent and a cottage, if you're looking for an upgrade!

Hipcamper James

Campsite with kids - went great!

James A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 31st, 2021

I have three very active kids between 7-5, and this was the perfect place. Well maintained trails and campsites. Clean compost bathroom. Graham was amazing and patient with all their questions. Kids couldnt wait to see "Cowboy Man" again to ask more questions. Kids looked (and found) hidden duck eggs and fed the goats. We saw buckback on a morning hike through the meadow. Great experience and fantastic hosts (!). Would recommend, especially for those with young kids.

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Hipcamper David
David Y.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 24th, 2021

Great and relaxing stay

Hipcamper Samantha

Wonderful stay :)

Samantha L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 10th, 2021

This place is magical! The hosts were kind and gave us a wonderful welcome and brief rundown of the area and where to find everything. The hiking trails are well maintained and beautiful. They sell eggs and honey from their farm. We got to play with the baby goats and ducks :) Quiet and peaceful getaway

Property
Ardor Wood Farm
State
Texas
Country
United States
$40/night
2 Sites