About Dockley Ranch Camp
Enjoy a quiet view of the hills and the stars at our retreat in the southern Missouri Ozarks. Our hilltop cabin, accessible by car, but on a rustic gravel road, has a double bed on the ground level, a double bed up in the sleeping loft, and a twin bed in the sleeping loft. A switchback trail takes you down to our private waterfall through the oak forest and the trail loops around approximately 30 acres. We raise alpacas, goats, and chickens and we have 4 livestock guardian dogs. This cabin has electricity, but no indoor toilet or sink. Our rainwater catchment tank can be used for hand-washing and cold water showering. A flush toilet is a short walk away at the pavilion bathhouse. Outdoor activities within driving distance include renting canoes nearby on Beaver Creek at Brownbranch, driving the Glade Top Trail (part of Mark Twain Nat'l Forest), hiking Hercules Glade Wilderness area and more. On a Saturday night, head to the Oldfield Opry for local music and open jam session. There are 3 other places near the cabin to pitch a tent, or hike into the woods for the camp site of your choice.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 3
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Lodging
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Dockley Ranch Camp
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Dockley Ranch is a great place to detox and relax in Missouri. This property is absolutely beautiful and serene; every inch of it is a lush green, with no trace of urban lights or sounds. Claire and her husband are very friendly hosts and cooked us a delicious meal of vegetarian tacos, with ingredients that they grew themselves in their garden! Guests stay in their hilltop cabin, an extremely cute little shelter that has a sink system outside with running water. It’s sturdy, comfortable, warm, and clean. You can either sleep in the main bed, or climb up into the loft area to sleep on mattresses. My friends and I spent an evening walking around the property and just soaking in how overwhelmingly green and quiet the area is. Unfortunately our stay landed on a stormy night, but I'm sure that on a clear night it would have been the perfect place to kick back, crack open a beer, and gaze at the stars.
Last but not least, if you love animals—this is the place for you. Claire and her family raise a ton of chickens, dogs, cats, goats and….alpacas!
One note: The roads in the area are pretty brutal on tires so make sure to drive painstakingly slow or with all-wheel drive up to the cabin. Either way, be mindful of your tires!