- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 50% off
The vibe at Boss Mare Ranch and Horse Park
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We very much enjoyed our stay! Very Private campsite surrounded by Pines. It smelled sooo good! Host was very helpful and pleasant. Easy to find and close enough to town in case you burn your steaks and need fast food. Lol! Close to the river for swimming! Would definitely recommend this to a friend!!
We had such (!) a magical time at Boss Mare Ranch with Sandy and Scott as our hosts! We came on Saturday evening and Sandy kept in touch the whole way through, even meeting us at the gate when we arrived! There are several sites available ~ all beautiful! ~ we chose the far site with the huge, gorgeous fire pit next to the foundation remains of a 19th century church. At night, we saw shooting stars and of course, fireflies blinking against the quiet darkness. Such blissful privacy! Sandy is THE horse guru ~ her ribbons and prizes on the wall, her humor and experience and wisdom, her energy and passion for animals just seep into every inch of this fabulous property. My ten year old son declared Boss Mare Ranch "heaven" ~ and we completely agree. On Sunday morning, we took a trail ride (a very reasonable discount for HipCamp participants!) through the fields, woods, and meadows. I could have ridden all day, listening to Sandy's stories and looking out over miles and miles of gorgeous Ozarks nature. She and Scott let us help prepare the horses, teaching and guiding us each step of the way. Their four dogs are as sweet as can be (our son wanted to take them all home!) and the horses roam freely in the property. The most magical night was Sunday night as we took a long walk around the well-kept trails, encountering the horses as they grazed the grassy meadows, taking sips from the pond. They greeted us like old friends ~ which we felt we were, by then! We could hardly bring ourselves to leave on Monday morning ~ thankfully, we had a long goodbye with the horses and Sandy, enjoying a cool morning breeze as we petted Lady and Kady and sweet Marcel ~ these horses just find a way right into your heart. So much gratitude for a beautiful weekend. We will absolutely (!) be returning to this "slice of heaven" (as both Sandy and Scott, and also my little son describe Boss Mare Ranch).
On a practical note: the bathroom is in the barn, very close and easily walkable/driveable, including a sink with cold and hot water. We brought our own tent, folding table/chairs, and food for the weekend, and it was perfect. An easy and lovely access to the Niangua River is just minute away down the scenic farm road. Truly, this is our best camping experience, ever.