The Treehouse Cabin was absolutely amazing! I took my mom and sister for a girl's weekend and we really couldn't have had a better time!
Upon arriving, we met the very accommodating Katie, who talked to us about the property and gave us a map that came in handy the whole stay. Katie will be the go-to person should you have any questions during your stay! The Treehouses are tucked back in the woods and only accessible by foot. My family doesn't camp very often, so they weren't used to packing light – luckily the walk from the car isn't too far and there are donkey carts provided to carry all your belongings from the car to the cabin.
We unpacked, made our beds (be sure to bring all your own bedding or sleeping bags), and headed down to Driftwood Cove for some river relaxation. While you aren't allowed to swim on this property, the river it beautiful and provides a serene location to read, have a picnic, or fish. We enjoyed cooking breakfast over the fire pit and then heading down to the water lookout to eat it – we even saw a porcupine and two foxes!
This property is wonderful for big or small families, a couples getaway, girl's trip, and so much more. It is about a 15 minute drive from some local restaurants and a gas station should you need some last minute snacks. We had dinner at Angels (a local restaurant) on our second night and had a blast! There was great food, live music, and ample outdoor seating where we could enjoy the cool evening breeze. I highly recommend booking this property!
Prepare to time travel while camping at the Ranchview Cabin! Built in the early 1900's, this cabin has no electricity, water, or air conditioning – so come prepared to live life without our 21st century luxuries. Ranchview Cabin offers a beautiful retreat from the fast paced life we experience on an everyday basis.
My dog, Pilgrim, and I stayed at Ranchview earlier this week and thoroughly enjoyed our time spent there. When we arrived, Joan met us at the main house and gave us a tour of her beautiful flower and veggies garden. We talked for a while before her son, Shannon, came over with the 4x4 to drive us to the cabin. Since it had rained recently, my car wasn't equipped to drive through the fields... however, if it hasn't rained in a while (or you drive a 4x4), you can drive yourself to the cabin, which is set about a half mile back on the farm. They gave me a tour of the cabin and left me on my own – just me, my dog, and the beautiful summer sounds resounding across the property.
We spent the afternoon exploring, watching cows graze, and swimming in the pond. It was a hot 87º on the day of our visit and Pilgrim spent most of his time cooling off in the pond. I made the mistake of not bringing enough water and had to walk all the way back to the main house to get more. So make sure you bring plenty of supplies, including food and water, since this cabin is a good 20 minute walk from the main house (which is very peaceful, but not so fun if you forget your water!).
Joan was a wonderful and inviting host and the property was beautiful. Overall, the Ranchview Cabin was a great place to camp and we very much enjoyed our visit. Come prepared with lots of water (especially in the summertime) and you will too!
We couldn't have had a better experience at Tin Can Acres! I stayed over the weekend with three of my girl friends and we had a BLAST hanging out in the airstream, swinging in the hammock, and running around the 11 acres exploring.
When we arrived, we were greeted by Steve and his wife who gave us a grand tour – they were so accommodating and even gave us a list of all their records to choose which we would like to use during our stay. Since they live close by on the property, they were available to help in anyway we needed. The home was very clean and decorated so thoughtfully; we could really tell how passionate the owners were about this airstream and how much effort went into making it the perfect little getaway. All the decorations, furniture, kitchenware, utensils... everything was mid-century and matched perfectly!
Tin Can Acres was the perfect place for our girls weekend, but would be great for couples and families as well. it was the perfect getaway and I hope to visit again soon! :D
My husband and I have read so much about these tiny homes and were thrilled to finally have the opportunity to visit! Our stay was nothing short of amazing, totally exceeding our expectations.
We arrived in the late afternoon and settled into our home before going to explore. The first thing we noticed about the houses was how unique each one was. Every home is built by hand from 96% salvaged materials! It shows in the distinctive designs and mixed-matched wood colors. Make sure to check out each one during your stay as they all offer different tastes of tiny home living. One of my favorite things about the Blue Moon was it's view. We had the perfect view of rolling plains, cacti, and cows grazing from our front porch.
While roaming the acreage, we met Laura (a full-timer on the property) who told us all about Brad's vision for the community and gave us a tour of the mud baths located 30+ feet underground. The pool is filled with natural ground water, which combines volcanic ash and mud to create both a relaxing and healing experience! We definitely encourage you to take a dip - just remember that it is clothing optional!
This property is ripe for exploring! We highly recommend climbing Magic Mountain - with it's 360º views of the tiny home community, it is the perfect place to watch the sun set. Definitely a 10/10!! We will be staying here again in the future.
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!
Hoppy Hog Farm is a really great camping site for large groups. There is ample parking space towards the front of the property, large shade trees throughout, and dozens of potential tent sites! We loved walking the acres of trails with our dog and relaxing in the hammock out in the woods. The property is large enough for large groups, family reunions, or even festivals.
One really unique feature of this property is the large hops garden on the property. Scott, the owner, grows and harvests hops and we really enjoyed learning about the process from him. If you're interested in beer or home-brewing, this is the place for you!
Where to begin?! We had an absolutely phenomenal time at Happy Horse! We were greeted at the entrance by Beaux who gave us a detailed tour of the campground and trails winding through the 18 acres of property. There are several sites for primitive tent camping and four main campsites which you can drive right up to – since we sleep in our van, we opted for a main campsite close to the outdoor shower, outhouse, and shaded lounge deck. We spent the afternoon reading, cooking hotdogs over the fire, and walking the endless trails with our dog (you may see a couple neighbor dogs at some point, but don't worry, they are very friendly).
The drive in campsites are big enough for large campers or trailers. If you're looking for a great place to camp with your horse, you've found it. Not only is there plenty of room to ride, the campsite is also only a mile from McKinney Roughs Nature Park that boasts 15 miles of riding trails. We loved everything about the campsite, but one of our favorite things was the view of the stars from our campsite. The sky was so clear that we could see the milky way!
Beaux and Hollis were excellent hosts. They were detailed, friendly, and all around great people! They also provide wifi which was a nice touch. We would definitely recommend this campsite to any sized group.
We stayed at Sue's Tin Barn Lodge over the weekend and had an incredible time! Sue greeted us when we arrived, gave us a tour of the barn lodge, and set us up with fishing poles and bait. We spent the afternoon walking the 30+ acres of property, feeding carrots to the mini-horses, fishing, and cooking hotdogs in the outdoor chiminea (there was a fire pit available, but we opted for the chiminea because of strong winds)!
One of our favorite things about the lodge were the beds. There were six, super cute twin beds with extremely comfortable mattresses lining the walls of the barn. Each one had an option to be flipped over and turned into a sturdy table (see photos), which we used to play board games all night long. They are perfect for cards, board games, or dining with the whole family. Since each bed transforms into a table, you can easily seat 25 people with the benches provided.
Another favorite was the home-cooked breakfast in the morning! Sue provided a delicious breakfast and made sure to have everything set up by the time we woke up. We piled eggs, bacon, blueberry pancakes, and fruit onto our plates and ate in the lounge area of the lodge. It was such a nice and unexpected gift – just one of the many ways Sue showed us how kind and hospitable she is to her guests.
We would all highly recommend the Tin Barn Lodge as well as the tent areas outside.