Hipcamp host Peter K.
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***ATTENTION*** During this time of year as the the leaves start to fall and weather shifts, traffic noise does tend to get a little louder. Sometimes you can't hear it at all, and sometimes it is quite loud. Just a "heads up" to help you decide whether you want to book with us . . .

Simple, rustic tent camping (site 1) and vehicle/RV (or car camping) spot (site 2) on

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***ATTENTION*** During this time of year as the the leaves start to fall and weather shifts, traffic noise does tend to get a little louder. Sometimes you can't hear it at all, and sometimes it is quite loud. Just a "heads up" to help you decide whether you want to book with us . . .

Simple, rustic tent camping (site 1) and vehicle/RV (or car camping) spot (site 2) on a 150 year old active farm nestled in a suburban setting.

Site 1 is a walk-in (1/10 of a mile) tree-covered tent camp site next to an open field. This is fairly private and out of the way.

Site 2 is a camper/RV spot next to farm buildings that can also be used for car camping. This is close to the action (and close to the outhouse, sink & barn deck). While you do have your own space, it is not secluded. Plan on seeing and hearing people, much like a traditional campground or RV park. 

Hiking trails are on the property throughout the woods & meadow for you to use and enjoy. These are a  mile and a half of nicely-manicured, easy to moderate trails.

There is a deck on the barn for camper relaxation, and the old milkhouse is converted into a lounge for your use. 

There can be traffic noise as we are close to a highway. Also plan on hearing chicken noises (we have complimentary ear plugs if you'd rather not hear the rooster a the crack of dawn). 

Active farming includes hops, honey, eggs and we have goats that manage our buckthorn. Fresh eggs for sale as an "extra," as is coffee. Firewood bundles are available for purchase, and we don't mind if you scrounge for downed, dead firewood around the farm. 

Wildlife is abundant. Depending on time of year, you may see deer, bear, fox, sandhill cranes, turkeys, raccoons, muskrats, barn swallows, great horned owls, kestrel, ducks, salamanders, snakes, fire flies and more. Depending on time of year you may also see ticks, mosquitoes and horse flies.

The scenic Gateway Trail for biking, walking and horseback riding is just down the road. There is access to several lakes, including legendary White Bear Lake within 5 miles if you have a boat, kayak or other watercraft. The historic rivertown of Stillwater is 6 miles away.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Have a question? Send Peter a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Hipcamper Sara

Beautiful campsite and lovely hosts

Sara S.
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(Site 1)
July 13th, 2020

This was our family’s first camping experience with young kids. We had a wonderful time at the wooded site, as well as exploring the woods and the farm, visiting the chickens and goats. Thank you—can’t wait to come back!

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on July 20th, 2020

It was so nice to meet you! Glad you enjoyed our space. Yes, please come again!

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Hipcamper Claire

Cute and cozy weekend trip

Claire N.
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(Site 1)
July 20th, 2020

Our host was very warm and welcoming. They went above and beyond to provide things to make our stay there comfortable! And the goats were amazing!

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Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on July 24th, 2020

Thanks so much, Claire. It was great to meet you! And yes, the goats are sort of the highlight! Hope to see you again.

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Hipcamper Trevor

Great getaway for a group of queers

Trevor B.
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(Site 2)
July 22nd, 2020

Both of the two campsites at this location were excellent, and Peter was a fantastic host. The facilities were clean and well-maintained (loved the composting toilet!), and the sustainable farm/surroundings were beautiful. Peter was accommodating and responsive, but the stay still felt private and relaxing. At only 25 minutes outside of the Minneapolis, it was a quick getaway, which made for a convenient and fun weekend. All of our group is queer, and two friends are gender nonconforming — we were all pleasantly surprised to feel safe and comfortable, and Peter was nothing but friendly. We highly recommend both sites at this eco-friendly farm! Make sure to meet the goats during your stay :)

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on July 24th, 2020

Hi Trevor, thanks so much. Your crew was awesome. Glad that I wasn't too intrusive but still available enough - it's a challenging balance. I'm grateful you found our place welcoming. At the same time, I'm sincerely saddened that you have to think about your safety because of who you are. We're open to all. Hope to see you again!

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Hipcamper Grace
Grace B.
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(Site 1)
July 23rd, 2020

Our group had a great time using both spots! The farm is adorable and Peter was a phenomenal host. The farm is located a couple miles from the Gateway State Trail which our group used both to get to the campsite from Minneapolis and to bike into Stillwater.

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on July 24th, 2020

Hi Grace, so glad you had a enjoyable stay and it was nice to meet you. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Also glad you biked out, that's so cool. It's such a great trail!

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Hipcamper Julia

Loved our stay at the farm!

Julia S.
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(Site 2)
August 2nd, 2020

This place is awesome! My husband and I really loved our overnight there. Peter was super nice. He grabbed us some extra firewood and made sure we had everything we needed. The accommodations were exactly as stated in the post, the outhouse was clean and nice, the milkhouse was a great place to hang out and had solid Wi-Fi. The farm was charming and we can’t wait to stay again!

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on August 20th, 2020

Yes, it was so great to have you out for a stay! Glad you recovered your tent piece too. Please come again!

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Hipcamper Elizabeth

Full moon

Elizabeth T.
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(Site 1)
August 3rd, 2020

We really enjoyed the site. Peter has a cart ready for his guests to haul their equipment to the site. He even has a large water jug that you have as an option to fill up and bring to the site. He has the trail marked very nicely with stones. He has a map available with marked hiking trails. We didn't have time to take advantage of the trails but would have liked to:) There is wood available for you at the site and plenty of kindling you can gather. Great view for sunset! Will come back again if we're ever in the area.

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on August 6th, 2020

So glad you stopped through and enjoyed your stay! Thank you!

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Hipcamper Kathy

Country dream

Kathy F.
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(Site 2)
August 4th, 2020

LOVED our stay at Whippletree Farm!! Peter has done a fantastic job creating a welcoming spot to camp. We set up our Eurovan next to the barn where he has a fire ring and picnic table set up. A compost toilet and sink are steps away and is probably the sweetest restroom I’ve ever seen! There’s an outdoor sink to wash dishes. There’s even a small building that is set up as a “bar” to sit, have a drink and play chess! The nature walk is a highlight. You pass the chickens and walk the trail where we saw deer and Sandhills cranes! Also, fainting goats dot the pasture. It’s all so picturesque! Peter gave us a tour of the barn which is insanely beautiful. All in all it was a perfect Hipcamp experience for us. There is traffic noise as the farm is near a road. Being from Los Angeles, that didn’t bother us. It’s 30 minutes to Minneapolis-where we were headed the next day. We bought fresh eggs to put the cherry on our stay. We hope to be back!!

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on August 5th, 2020

Hi Kathy, you are too kind! We really enjoyed having you and are glad you enjoyed your stay. Safe travels in your cool little van! Peter

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Hipcamper Anagrace
Anagrace B.
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(Site 1)
August 11th, 2020

It was super cute and an easy place to go camping. The host, Peter, was very nice and helpful.

Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on August 20th, 2020

Hi Anagrace, so nice to have you out; it was great to meet you!

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Hipcamper Carrie

Perfect family camping excursion

Carrie O.
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(Site 1)
August 20th, 2020

This campsite was perfect for us. My 6-year-old son loved exploring through the woods and trails, finding bugs and frogs, and getting a close-up view of the goats and chickens. I enjoyed sitting in the milk barn (which took my breath away, it is so beautiful!), identifying the birds, and appreciating the scenery. Our campsite was private but still close enough to amenities. Peter is an excellent host and he's only a phone call away to answer any questions. With state parks only 30 minutes away it made it easy to plan our adventures, there was never a wrong choice.

Outside the milk barnDeer across the field, they even came through our campsite!Inside the milk barn
Hipcamper Peter
Response from Peter, the Host, on August 27th, 2020

I was so fun to have you and your son out. Yes, the bird watching has been more exciting as we've diversified the farm landscape. See you again!

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Property
Whippletree Farm & Nature Trail
State
Minnesota
Country
United States
$30/night
2 Sites

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