Yoga with goats meets camping with alpacas! We offer camping in the small animal pasture of our family petting farm. (We also offer campsites away from the critters if your not too sure about sharing your space with livestock!). The options are limitless!
- Check in: After 9AM
- Check out: Before 5PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
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Enjoy the petting zoo during business hours. HipCamp discounted rate of $5 ...Read more
Happy Hour w/ the Goats!
Event happens once per month June, July and August. No, you're not dreamin...Read more
The farm offers live music once a month in June, July and August. There is a...Read more
Farm Fresh eggs available in the big red barn. (Supply is variable depending...Read more
Yoga on the Farm!
Slow Yoga for fun at the farm offers a unique opportunity to play, unwind, st...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
6.5 miles from the public boat landing on beautiful Lake Vermilion!
Approx 6 miles from beautiful Lake Vermilion. Premier fishing lake in northern Minnesota
Feel free to explore the 120 acre farm or expand the hike to any of our local sites
Snow shoeing, cross country skiing and we are adjacent to a public snowmobile trail
Six miles from the public beach at Lake Vermilion, hop skip and a jump from several other northern Minnesota lakes
There are a variety of "wild things" out and about the property. I have seen deer, bear, fox and bobcat along with other fuzzy...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Camping with the Critters in Minnesota.
We have 120 acres of field, forest and wetlands ready for exploring!
The vibe at Camping with the Critters
Places to see near Cook's Country Connection
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This was definitely a unique and unforgettable experience, and we will be back! If you’re the type of person that has always dreamed of living on the farm, you are going to love camping here! So many diverse and fun animals, all of which seemed to have their own personalities! Great for picture taking and kids of all ages! The scenery was absolutely beautiful, the amenities and host were all encompassing! Loved meeting Lois, super warm personality and very accommodating. If you’re looking for fresh air, and a big starry night sky, with fun animal sounds...makes sure to try this place out!
Staying here was a complete joy! We had so much fun seeing and interacting with the animals and Lois was a fantastic host! The site we chose was in the alpaca pasture and after they got to know us the alpacas and llamas and sheep would come to say hi whenever we were in sight. The porta potty was very clean and we were provided with everything we wished for our stay. And did I mention Lois was amazing?!
Highly recommended !
Campsite was level and dry with plenty of shade. The view of the Farm was perfect and the animals are happy and friendly. Firewood was provided, which is a big plus. We all had a fun and relaxing time .. definitely going back !
My family had a great time camping with the critters. Lois and others went out of their way to make sure we were ok. We encountered a thunderstorm on our first night, and we were provided shelter at the barn if we needed it (we did for a short time). The kids loved meeting all of the animals, and inviting them to our campsite (even if we didn't want the special guests at our supper). The location is very close to Lake Vermillion, and you can wander around the upper part of MN, where there are loads of hiking and swimming opportunities (provided you bring insect repellent in the summer). We were also able to do farm yoga, which happens every Thursday night during the summer. I would recommend this site to anyone, as this local business deserves support!
This place is beyond charming! What a wonderful opportunity to interact with animals in a beautiful and unique setting. Lois was the consummate hostess, and her love of the land shows in all her words and actions.
No matter how old you are, this place brings out the happy little kid in everyone. Bring your family and make joyful memories here!
Amazing farm weekend!
Our stay was fantastic! We had a very private campsite in a picturesque yak pasture (do you know what a yak is? I didn’t.) The petting zoo was a huge hit for our kids ages 3 and 5. There were many other attractions including a playground and live music. For breakfast we had fresh turkey and chicken eggs over the campfire. This is a great place for kids and adults. It was a welcome reprieve from over crowded public campgrounds. Highly recommend!