Hipcamp host Brenda J.
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Once a country school built in 1938 and used into the 1960's, this property with 5 wooded acres surrounded by pasture and farmland, has been our family home since 1982. Our family home schooled our 4 children here.

Pitch your tent in our woods, just a short walk in from the road. Campsite 1 is close to the road and house, just about50 paces in from the road. Campsite 2 is

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Once a country school  built in 1938 and used into the 1960's, this property with 5 wooded acres surrounded by pasture and farmland, has been our family home since 1982. Our family home schooled our 4 children here.

Pitch your tent in our woods, just a short walk in from the road. Campsite 1 is close to the road and house,  just about  50 paces in from the road. Campsite 2 is farther into the woods, uphill and offers more privacy.

The night and early morning sounds can be incredible! Coyotes, owls, loons,  frogs, sandhill cranes, wild turkey, cattle, sheep and chickens too.            

 You will have much privacy , but we also have a large fire ring near the house if you would like to join our family for s'mores in the evening. 

While we currently do not have many amenities, we do offer peace and quiet , darkness , nature sounds , and   campfires.  Learn a little about edible wild plants if you are interested!

While our property does not include a lake , there are many within a few short miles.

The small town of Avon on 1-94 is just 3 1/2 miles away. It offers access to the 65 mile long Lake Wobegon bike trail, the Avon beach,  a fishing pier, and legendary "Fisher's Club , home of the best darn walleye, all  on Middle Spunk Lake. 

St John's University is a few short scenic miles away.   Hiking trails, maple syrup festival, bird watching, fall colors ... and many more reasons to visit this Benedictine campus.

Stearns county has 8 county parks with miles of hiking trails. 

Birdwatching is excellent year around.

Avon Hills Folk School is little over a mile away.

El Rancho Manana is within 8 miles and offers horseback riding.

We currently only offer an open air composting toilet.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Brenda a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Lake Wobegon bike trailhead in Avon is just 3 1/2 miles away .

Boating

There are many lakes with in a few miles.

Fishing

Many lakes within just a few miles.

Hiking

Several Stearns county parks and St John's university have hiking trails within several miles

Horseback riding

El Rancho Manana offers horseback riding and is around 8 miles south of here.

Swimming

Middle Spunk beach in Avon .

Wildlife watching

Deer , sandhill cranes, chipmunks, squirrels etc..

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Country School,Avon,MN in Minnesota.

Beach

There is a beach on Middle Spunk lake in Avon .

Forest

You may explore our woods but please do not cross the fence. The neighbors pasture sometimes has a bull .

River, stream or creek

There is a small creek that only flows during snowmelt or after a very heavy rain

Farm

Surrounded by pasture and fields, but do not cross the fence please .

The vibe at The Country School,Avon,MN

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Hipcamper Steve
Steve D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 29th, 2019

An amazing campsite. The site was clean, and well taken care of. The owners are super friendly, and offered us a tour of the entire site. Very family friendly with lots of beautiful woods to relax in. If you wanna go camping, but also be in a safe secure wooded area this is the place for you! 10/10 will be back!

Hipcamper Brenda
Response from Brenda, the Host, on May 30th, 2019

Thanks Steve, we enjoyed having you and Q! After many years of camping with the family at noisy , crowded campsites, I am happy to offer these 2 sites . A place to get away and enjoy nature and solitude. Sorry the coyotes did not serenade that night , but I''m sure the cows with their calves made a bit of noise!

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Hipcamper Hattie P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 13th, 2019
Property
The Country School
State
Minnesota
$10/night
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