Hipcamp host Gretta R.
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There are several ways to enjoy Threshold Learning Center (TLC):  Tenting, RV, Teepee, or a night in our barn dormitory.

We have three sites where you can pitch a tent near the creek, and one tent site that is located in the middle of the prairie, where you can enjoy the wide-open night sky.  Each site has it's own small fire pit, and there is also a communal fire ring

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There are several ways to enjoy Threshold Learning Center (TLC):  Tenting, RV, Teepee, or a night in our barn dormitory.

We have three sites where you can pitch a tent near the creek, and one tent site that is located in the middle of the prairie, where you can enjoy the wide-open night sky.  Each site has it's own small fire pit, and there is also a communal fire ring where a larger group can gather.

We have one spot where an RV can be parked and  there is electric available.  The bathrooms in the dormitory are available or you may wait and use the RV dump station at the lake campground located just north of the site.

We have a teepee that can be rented to use at any of our tent sites.

We have a barn that has been renovated into a dormitory for the school groups that come for overnight experiences.  There are 7 bedrooms.  The family room has a queen bed with a bunk above.  The other 6 rooms each have 2 bunkbeds and can sleep up to 5 people.  There is a Men's restroom and a Women's restroom, each with flushing toilets, a shower, and a sink.  There is a lounge and kitchenette on the main level with 7 rooms and bathrooms.  The upper level has a full kitchen, large dining room, and stage.

We are a great place for a quiet, secluded stay with the family, where you can unplug and unwind.  We also have the capability to host your large reunion or gathering with several ways to stay, our large dining hall, catering, and fun activities.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 22 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Gretta a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at TLC Barn Dormitory & Camping in Iowa.

Forest
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at TLC Barn Dormitory & Camping

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Hipcamper Erik

Relaxing, spacious and fun!

Erik M.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2019

Our family enjoyed a long weekend and had a great time. The accommodations were exactly how they were described. We had space to prepare our meals, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. Can't wait to come back.

Hipcamper Kyle

Great spot for families

Kyle R.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

Such a great spot in the country. We all loved the barn and wide open spaces. Hosts were great too

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah G.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2020

Such a spacious and cute space! Worked out perfectly for a small bachelorette party in the midst of Covid. One thing to note is the kids classes are still in session during the week. They wiped everything down before we entered the space and there was a full kitchen and living room area to hang out in. I would just be wary if you're trying to be completely distanced. You can see the stars by the campfire at night. It's the quintessential Iowa campout spot.

Hipcamper Johanna Y.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2020
Hipcamper Lisa K.
recommends this listing.
May 25th, 2020
Property
Threshold Learning Center
State
Iowa
Country
United States
$75/night
1 Site

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