About Ardor Wood Farm Camping
all species living together in nature restoratively
to CULTIVATE thriving biodiverse habitats, because we lived here
to LEARN from the regenerative nature of flora and fauna
to SHARE the responsibility to care for one another
to GROW our deep appreciation for the beauty of this Earth
ACREAGE: 67 ACRES, NEAREST TOWN IS BASTROP, 20 MILES
DISTRICT 8: ROLLING TERRAIN IS POST OAK SAVANNAH AND 75% DENSELY WOODED, TALL GRASS/OAK SAVANNAH, OAK SCRUB / SHRUBLAND, POST OAK-YAUPON WOODLAND AVG RAINFALL: 36.5”
PREDOMINANT PLANTS: OAK, BLACKJACK, YAUPON, EASTERN RED CEDAR (JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA), LITTLE BLUESTEM
ANIMAL SPECIES: DEER, TURKEY, MIGRATORY BIRDS, COYOTES, BOBCATS, GOPHERS
We are located at the far end of a sandy stretch of road, completely private. The 67 acres are completely enclosed in an old barbed wire fence and gated, so you can't get lost for too long, although the woods are DENSE. Owners live on the property.
We ask that campers park their cars just inside the gate and camp within "range" of a new cedar outhouse with composting toilet, located in the southwest corner of the property (close to the front gate). The entire acreage is open to exploring and there is a small pond (great for dog swimming only). Along with outdoor composting toilet there is running water available in the meadow (planned for future organic agriculture). Please pack in/pack out your belongings and all trash. There are a few trails - more to come soon. Infrastructure plans are just beginning! We welcome your ideas and shared vision. It's very Natural out here . . .
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 3
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 2PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Ardor Wood Farm Camping
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My husband and I stayed at Ardor Wood Farm this weekend and loved every second of it – it was the perfect escape from the Black Friday madness! The campsite was very easy to find and signs were in place to help us find everything from parking, to the campsite, to the bathroom. There was about a mile of unpaved, very bumpy road before arriving, but we made it without any trouble in our old cargo van. If it has rained recently you may want to call ahead or drive a 4x4.
There are several cleared areas on the property to pitch a tent, but the main campsite is located just a short walk back into the woods. There is a great fire pit and level ground for setting up camp. The entire property is surrounded by beautiful trees, wildlife, and walking trails which are perfect for campers of all ages. There is also a very clean outhouse with an odorless, composting toilet.
This really is a beautiful campsite and Karen was extremely hospitable. We would highly recommend Ardor Wood Farms!
Karen was a great host and our group of four adults and one 2-year-old very much enjoyed our stay at Ardor Wood Farm. There is a great fire ring surrounded by a few secluded sites perfect for pitching a tent. The outhouse was very clean and we were encouraged to roam the property freely, even taking a walk to hang out with their chickens. The property is very secluded but a train does run along the very back of the property so you will hear it roll through a few times each night – not very loud itself but it does get the area coyotes and dogs stirred up for a bit.
This is a great place with lots of room and trails to walk. There is a pond too for dogs to swim. The camping areas were clean and pretty, also there is a compostable toilet which is really cool. The whole ranch is fenced in and private.
Ardor Wood is in a lovely, heavily wooded area about 30 minutes from East Austin. My girlfriend and I just wanted to get out of the city for a little overnight nature-time and this place perfectly met our expectations. It felt very out of the way and private. At the campsite there was a nearby faucet for potable water and a clean, working outhouse. Aside from that, it was an otherwise authentically primitive camping experience. I would absolutely reccomend this place for couples or families. I would also suggest picking up some of their honey while you're there. It's delicious.
If you want a private camping experience 30 minutes from Austin this is the place. The forest and camping spot are beautiful. There is a great fire pit and a bbq table and Karen and Graham are very welcoming. The camping spot is secluded from the farm but you are welcome to walk around, use the trails and visit the animals. They have baby goats! Who doesn't like baby goats :-)
Only a 45/50 minute car ride from Austin. Perfect weekend getaway. Our group enjoyed the beautiful property, being surrounded by wildflowers, their goat and chicken farm, and privately. Karen and Graham couldn't have been better hosts. No question went unanswered before our arrival and we felt very welcomed!
Absolutely fantastic spot and hosts! The property is incredible offering trails, wildlife, and raw nature that is not easy to come across, especially only being 40 min away from Austin. The hosts are incredibly kind and hospitable and offer fresh honey and eggs. Really looking forward to staying again!
I had the pleasure of staying there the entire weekend on my own with my dog. It was amazing to let my dog run free the entire weekend (but was mindful to not let him get too close too the goats or chickens). I feel like this is how camping should be. Plenty of space to do your own thing and just enjoy being in nature. Graham was incredibly friendly and available for anything I might need and I was able to buy fresh eggs and honey from the farm. Yummy! I plan on staying here again for sure and probably inviting some friends 😊
Great place not too far!
Everything was cute and went smoothly.
Take the truck or whatever for clearance on the road in: it's made of sand and uneven in places.
The sites are super close to walk in: all is set up nicely with picnic tables, fire pits, composting toilet and water spigot. We also brought the dogs which was great and took a long walk around the property in the morning, which is basically laid out with trails and a homemade map.
We don't mind, but you do hear the sound of the train in the night sort of nearby... if you're really looking for total quiet/ escape this is not exactly the spot.
Otherwise though no complaints and pleasant surprises! Thank you! our hosts were timely and attentive. High recommend.