Hipcamp host Claire L.
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Nestled into 80 undisturbed wooded acres in the Ozarks, Dockley Ranch provides unique getaway opportunities.  Here, you will meet free-roaming alpacas, pastured goats, chickens, dogs and cats.  During the growing season, partake in the bounties of organically grown produce on a stroll next to the garden koi pond.  Well-marked hiking trails lead from the house and garden thro

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Nestled into 80 undisturbed wooded acres in the Ozarks, Dockley Ranch provides unique getaway opportunities.  Here, you will meet free-roaming alpacas, pastured goats, chickens, dogs and cats.  During the growing season, partake in the bounties of organically grown produce on a stroll next to the garden koi pond.  Well-marked hiking trails lead from the house and garden through the woods, down to Columbine Falls and up through maturing oak stands. Pull up a stool at the private Lafferty Cabin Bar along the trail to watch the sun set over the rugged Ozark hills.  This newly constructed tavern resides under the preserved roof of an historic 19th century log cabin.  Located 30 minutes from Ava, the “Treasure of the Ozarks,” and 1 hour from Springfield, Branson, and Mansfield, Dockley Ranch stands as an intentional preserve of natural beauty and peace of mind.

Our hilltop cabin, accessible by car, but on a 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.  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  [Flushing toilets are closed for the season - Composting toilet only.]  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.


Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Claire a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Paddling

Beaver Creek Canoe in Brownbranch is 20 miles from our driveway - it's the closest Ozark stream to us for floating.

Fall Fun

Experience the sites and sounds of our working farm this fall.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Dockley Ranch Hilltop Cabin in Missouri.

Waterfall

Private waterfall for wading and cooling off. A 15 minute walk from your camp.

Forest

The vibe at Dockley Ranch Hilltop Cabin

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Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle P.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2017

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!

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Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda A.
recommends this listing.
March 9th, 2018

We had such an amazing escape from reality at the hill top cabin! The views were incredible and it was so nice being able to hike to the cute waterfall and all of mark twain’s National Forrest right behind the property! waking up to the alpacas in the morning was so funny, we had an overall amazing experience, if you’re considering going, just do it!

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Hipcamper Maria
Maria H.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2017

My husband and I stayed here recently and loved it! Claire and her husband were great and ready to help us with anything we neeed, we really appreciated that. We stayed for about 4 days and never left once, no need to. Would go again!

Hipcamper Phillip
Phillip D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 22nd, 2019

You will be around 4 very sweet dogs, they are very kind but a little attached to people!

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Hipcamper Sam

Relax and revive at the cabin!

Sam M.
recommends this listing.
April 25th, 2019

This was a delightful escape. The site has so much to offer we were at ease the entire time. The dog “good morning” committee was delightful. We felt safe, relaxed, and comfortable the entire time. We camped with out 3 year old and he had a delightful time exploring the area. The cabin has so many amenities in such a small space we could have shown up with only clothes and food and been comfortable for days. Such a delightful relaxing retreat!!

Hipcamper Antonio

Awesome place

Antonio A.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2019

Great hosts, really cool people.

Hipcamper Katherine
Katherine H.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2019

This was the perfect location for a girls' weekend away to disconnect from all the craziness of life. Claire and her husband were wonderful hosts! They were there if we needed anything and wanted to ensure we had a relaxing weekend. Their four sweet dogs were lovely companions. I would definitely come back here.

Hipcamper Anthony
Anthony M.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2019

Really nice cabin that includes most everything you could need for a night. Wonderful hosts (including their four legged friends)

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Hipcamper Kellyn
Kellyn G.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2019

This is a truly magical spot, and one of the most beautiful spots I’ve stayed in as far as October fall views go.

I enjoyed my solo stay very much, and between the inviting host family and their four dogs, I was in good hands! The space felt comfortable and rustic. I enjoyed sleeping in the loft, even though there was a nice bed on the main level. Hiked a bit and made a fire without any trouble. Can ask to use indoor showers, but outdoor one works fine too.

The space includes a pavilion and bathroom within sight of the cabin, and a stage for events as desired. The ranch is secluded, no noise or light pollution. The animals are content to share their space, though! Beautiful landscape, makes you feel instantly that you are on vacation.

Do several days if you can- the first one primarily for taking in all the natural beauty. Beyond that, lots of options. I will definitely be back!

Property
Dockley Ranch
State
Missouri
$50/night
1 Site