About Big Oak Treehouse
We currently allow one party at a time at this site. During the eclipse period we will expand the options to five parties. Also prices will be raised to reflect demand. This has to be the best Eclipse viewing campsite in Missouri. The view is incredible and unobstructed. Sunrises and sunsets are beautiful. Your site is on a hill top, topped with an Indian mound, topped with a tree house in a huge White Oak. Ten minutes from I-70. We will offer our "Big Oak Tree-house" area as a campsite for 5 parties of registered Hipcampers. If it can be agreed on by the Hipcampers, possibly by drawing straws, winners can take a turn sleeping in the tree. (Or just come back outside of Eclipse premium prices and have the whole place to yourself.) The tree house is not a house, just a deck, but it is well made and has solid guard rails. The location is about 600 feet from our residence and so is relatively private compared to most campsites. The view is amazing in ALL directions. Indians used this location heavily as evidenced by abundant stone artifacts. They were the original campers here! The best view is of the Missouri river bottoms. I'm sure this is why the Indians used this site. Wildlife is abundant. It is very quiet except for the frogs, birds, coyotes, etc. Who knows what the wildlife will do during the eclipse?!?! There is a hydrant for water about 150' away. Electricity for charging phones, etc. can be accessed at the barn. We have a full size, but not ADA, portable toilet at the barn.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 1
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent, Vehicles & RVs
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 1 month out
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Big Oak Treehouse
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This review is long overdue!
First off, Doug and Brenda have a very special place, here, and not just the treehouse, though the treehouse is pretty amazing on its own! Their property is lovely and peaceful, and you get the real sense that they care deeply about the horses they are looking after. They are both kind and generous, and were more than helpful when it came to any questions or suggestions for the area.
The treehouse itself is wonderful. We only had one night in it, and decided we simply had to pitch our little 2 person tent up on the platform. What an awesome experience. I'd say that if you're comfortable with heights and have a small enough tent, you absolutely must do it. There is the option to pitch beneath the impressive tree, however, and the space around the trunk with the table and fire barrel is quite nice. Doug has a camp sink set up near the table, which is convenient, and there's an outhouse just a short walk away at the barn.
We'd stay here again in a heartbeat, and cannot recommend it highly enough. It's a truly unique site in a really beautiful area that more people need to see! Thanks Doug and Brenda (and Radar!) for everything!
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful weekend here. We arrived late and Doug was kind enough to start a fire for us. The ground was dry so we were able to drive right up to the campsite. The Oak itself is gorgeous, as is the property. The site is about 100 yards from their house. They have two friendly and adorable dogs, a cat (and kittens when we were there), chickens, and horses. The horses roam around the property, but there is a perimeter of paracord around the campsite that keeps them from wandering too close. They wont bother you but if you're terrified of horses this might not be the place for you. Doug and Brenda were very kind and considerate hosts. They took the time to show us the property and told us we were welcome to explore anywhere we wanted, and even told us we were welcome to some fresh eggs from their coop. They also gave some great suggestions for places to go in the surrounding area, including Katy Trail state park, which was beautiful and had a winery right off the trail. If you are looking for a peaceful retreat, and to meet a couple lovely people who will make you feel like family then this is the place for you.
My group consisted of myself, husband and 13yr old son. This was a fantastic getaway for the weekend. We were way out in the country surrounded by horses, chicken and a full sky of stars. The owners home was far enough away that we had privacy, but we were close enough to help the owner feed the horses (a highlight for the 13 yr old). I slept on the tree house platform with my 13 yr old. My husband slept on the ground in his tent. When we showed up the owners had a fire already started for us, so it didn't take too long to get a few s'mores in. At night we could hear the horses taking to each other and we could feel the breeze blowing through the tree. It was perfect and hope to get back someday.
Really beautiful spot! Our pup loved the wide spaces and the pond and got along great with their dog Radar. They had sweet calm horses and chickens and let us have a few fresh eggs for our dinner! They also built us a fire before we arrived, which saved us time. Highly recommend for a relaxing experience!
Although it was very hot, we had a great time at Tripletop! Before we arrived, Doug, set up a couple stock tanks of water for my boys (ages 7 and 10) to keep cool. During our stay he taught them about the horses and invited them to assist him during feeding time. That was a special experience they won't soon forget. They also had the opportunity to check the chicken coop for eggs and they loved visiting the cats. Tripletop is just the place to enjoy nature, animals, relax and reconnect through simple fun. Thank you Doug and Brenda!