Hipcamp host Lois P.
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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. The options are limitless!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
3 sites
Up to 11 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Camping vehicle details
Have a question? Send Lois a message!
  • Check in: After 9AM
  • Check out: Before 5PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off

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Petting Zoo

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Happy Hour w/ the Goats!

No, you're not dreaming. All of your wishes have finally come true and your T...Read more

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Live Music!

The farm offers live music once a month in June July and August. There is fo...Read more

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Eggs

Dozen eggs

Farm Fresh eggs available in the big red barn. (Supply is variable depending...Read more

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Yoga on the Farm!

Slow Yoga for fun at the farm offers a unique opportunity to play, unwind, st...Read more

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

6.5 miles from the public boat landing on beautiful Lake Vermilion!

Fishing

Approx 6 miles from beautiful Lake Vermilion. Premier fishing lake in northern Minnesota

Hiking

Feel free to explore the 120 acre farm or expand the hike to any of our local sites

Snow sports

Snow shoeing, cross country skiing and we are adjacent to a public snowmobile trail

Swimming

Six miles from the public beach at Lake Vermilion, hop skip and a jump from several other northern Minnesota lakes

Wildlife watching

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

Biking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camping with the Critters in Minnesota.

Forest

We have 120 acres of field, forest and wetlands ready for exploring!

Farm
Driveway

The vibe at Camping with the Critters

22 Written reviews
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Hipcamper Trina

Barnyard paradise

Trina B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 21st, 2020

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!

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Hipcamper Lois
Response from Lois, the Host, on June 1st, 2020

Thank you sooo much! It was great getting to meet you and your son! I'm glad all my furry, fuzzy and feathery friends weren't too much!

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Hipcamper Anna

Perfect!

Anna P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2020

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?!

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Hipcamper Lois
Response from Lois, the Host, on June 1st, 2020

Omigoodness! You are too kind! It was amazing getting to know you and your daughter and sharing the little farm in the woods. I sure hope you can make it back some day!

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Hipcamper David

Highly recommended !

David M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 14th, 2020

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 !

Hipcamper David
David M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 30th, 2020

Very accommodating, friendly staff and just a fun place all around !

Hipcamper Tamil
Tamil R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 30th, 2020

We had a wonderful experience camping with the farm animals. The host was very warm and welcoming. Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Sharon
Sharon J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 12th, 2020

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!

Hipcamper Cara
Cara G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 12th, 2020

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!

Hipcamper Casi
Casi C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 25th, 2020

We enjoyed your farm so much! Thank you for your hospitality and sharing your beautiful farm with us.

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Hipcamper Laura

Amazing farm weekend!

Laura C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2020

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!

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Property
Cook's Country Connection
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$25/night
3 Sites

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