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Pitch your tent in the walnut grove situated a short distance above the trout pond. Here you will have complete privacy compliments of mother nature creating a wall of vegetation that locks you out from the outside world. Wake up to the sweet sounds of songbirds welcoming the new day. Be lulled to sleep with the soft sound of the babbling brook and the beautiful night sky to

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Pitch your tent in the walnut grove situated a short distance above the trout pond. Here you will have complete privacy compliments of mother nature creating a wall of vegetation that locks you out from the outside world. Wake up to the sweet sounds of songbirds welcoming the new day. Be lulled to sleep with the soft sound of the babbling brook and the beautiful night sky towering above the canopy. Bring a hammock to enjoy a relaxing lounging experience by your personal fire ring or watch for wildlife with the A+ view of woodlands.  

When making reservations please include in your total any person over the age of two.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Heart's Content in Minnesota.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Wetlands
Farm
Ranch

The vibe at Heart's Content

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Hipcamper Leah

Great place for families

Leah F.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2020

Our family had a wonderful 3-day stay at Patty’s and Michelle’s farm. They went through great lengths to make us feel welcome and provided everything we could have needed to make the most of our stay. The camp site was private while still being accessible to the farm, which our kids really enjoyed. Waking up to grazing horses/cows/donkeys/sheep/goats was really great. Michelle even took us on a tour into the pasture to say hi to the animals. Their friendly farm dogs would make an appearance every now and then and hang out too. Patty and Michelle shared some great recommendations to local areas that we never would have discovered on our own. They take pride in their land and very generously make it accessible to visitors. We had such a fun and memorable trip, we can’t wait to go back!

Hipcamper Heather

Not enough words...

Heather M.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2020

I couldn't come up with enough words to let everyone know what a great place and what wonderful people you will find here. There were 4 of us plus 2 daughters and Patty and Michelle made us feel as if we had found a new home. Kind, warm, fun and inviting.
Whatever kind of camping experience you are looking for, you will find it here! Secluded in the woods? Book Hearts Content. Sleep out in the stars with the animals? Book Life is good (Hope I didn't get those backward). Need a little more shelter? Book the studio.
Need the selfless love of a dog or two? Willow, Josie or Shiloh will find you. The friendliest, sweetest donkeys I have ever met wander the property. Look for Lucy if you want to meet a cat who loves belly rubs. One of the handsomest roosters and politest goats around :). And the cows!!! The dear sweet cows give the wettest, best kisses.
For water people, bring a floaty and cool off in the pond. For the water flora adverse, less than 3 minutes away - go swimming in the Mississippi. Ask Patty for some good fishing sites!
And most importantly - get into that outdoor shower. This will cure all that ails you - heart, body and soul.

You can't NOT go at this point!
Yes, I recommend Shady Rest Acres!!

Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan P.
recommends this listing.
September 23rd, 2018

Awesome place and great hosts! The sounds of the outdoors with the presence of farm animals is an added bonus. It’s hard to describe but the photos and other reviews are very accurate.

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Hipcamper Nick

Perfect city escape!

Nick V.
recommends this listing.
May 6th, 2019

Best hospitality a person could hope for! They went above and beyond making sure that my wife and I had the best time! From starting our fire for us before we got to our campsite, to spending time giving a tour of the farm and all their animals. Plus the area is absolutely beautiful!

Hipcamper Sandy

Perfect place to get way from city

Sandy G.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2019

It was awesome camping place I have ever been. Patty & Michelle are so hospitality and their property has lots of fun and things to explore. There are so many pets you may never had such as donkeys, goats, cows, turkeys etc. If you are looking for a place to escape from city, there it is!!!

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Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney E.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2019

This was our first time using Hipcamp and we booked at Shady Rest the night before our reservation. We are so glad we did!! It was exactly what we needed. Great hospitality from Michelle and Patty and a beautiful property. If you are a lover of animals and want to get out of the cities this is the spot for you. The campsite was exactly what it looks like in the photos. A great way to reconnect with nature, even if only for one night. Would definitely come back again! Thank you Patty and Michelle, we will definitely cherish this memory for the rest of our lives.

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Hipcamper Ashley
Ashley D.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2019

This place is amazing! The host, the views, the animals all great! Stayed under the walnut trees and watched horses graze, a some goats snuck in too! Some deer came to the horse pasture to visit. Got a couple visits from the hosts pets and got to play ball with a couple of the dogs. The trout in the pond are huge! Took the canoe into the cave, got out and walked in the cave to see its its amazingness! If you're looking for a get away from the city and experience some country Heart's Content is the place! I know I will be returning!

One of the farm chickens out and aboutOne of the many trout in the pondThe cave entrance One of of friendly visitors to our site
Hipcamper Ashley

A great place to stay!

Ashley D.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2019

This place is amazing! The host, the views, the animals all great! Stayed under the walnut trees and watched horses graze, a some goats snuck in too! Some deer came to the horse pasture to visit. Got a couple visits from the hosts pets and got to play ball with a couple of the dogs. The trout in the pond are huge! Took the canoe into the cave, got out and walked in the cave to see its its amazingness! If you're looking for a get away from the city and experience some country Heart's Content is the place! I know I will be returning!

One of the farm chickens out and aboutOne of the many trout in the pondThe cave entrance One of of friendly visitors to our site
Hipcamper Sara

Fantastic stay at a peaceful farm

Sara R.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2019

Patty and Michelle were fantastic hosts! This was our first experience with hipcamp and based on our experience with them we would definitely do this again. Their farm is fantastic, with the sites spread out far enough that you get privacy, but can also interact with others as you'd like.
The two of them were great with our young son and let him help feed the animals, lent us a life jacket and use of their canoe and overall ensured we had a great time.
The site itself was exactly as pictured and described. Quiet, surrounded by trees and across from a pasture of horses that we got to say good morning to each day.
We ran into the potential of some bad storms and it made me feel safe knowing that they told us they'd come warn us if the weather got severe, but also told us if we ever felt the weather was unsafe we could use their house as shelter.
If we have the opportunity we'd definitely stay here again

Awards

Best of 2018 Minnesota
1st place
Property
Shady Rest Acres
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$40/night
1 Site

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