I absolutely loved my stay here! With all of my usual primitive campsites booked, I was looking for somewhere to hammock camp and Country Lane Camp turned out to be just perfect! Joan was a wonderful host and the property has some great features just for campers. The main camping area is set up nicely with a sand tent pad, picnic table, light, fire pit, firewood, and a power strip. I was able to find a suitable place for my hammock just down the trail from the regular camping area and it worked out just fine. The property is surrounded by farms and ranches with open fields but the campsite and the owner's property are heavily wooded and it really feels like you are in the middle of the woods. The quarter-mile (seems longer) hiking trail that winds through the property is beautiful and takes you right back to the camping area. The owner's home is on the same property but you will probably forget it's there. The outhouse seems like it's right out of Better Homes and Gardens and is nicer than many indoor bathrooms I've seen. You will hear all kinds of animal sounds at night, including, if you are lucky, lions, tigers, and cougars from the nearby big cat sanctuary. The donkeys, coyotes, and dogs from neighboring farms can be somewhat loud so if you are a light sleeper like me, just bring some ear plugs and you will be set.
I usually backpack into primitive sites in state parks but this was the best of both worlds. I still felt like I was "out there" but it was nice to be able to drive right up to the site and have access to bathroom, electric and even a shower, though I didn't use it. Also, it's close enough stores, restaurants, gas stations, etc. should you need anything. From the immaculate outhouse to marked trail signs and the "charging mailbox" there are some really neat touches to this place that make you feel at home. This site is perfect for anyone who just needs a quick getaway. I also think it would perfect for cyclists who are using the nearby trails.
I have a long list of places I want to camp but I do expect to be back here, especially if I need another impromptu 24-hour vacation!