Robyn and Diedrie(?) were very welcoming and gave clear instructions on the use of the composting toilet and indications to look for to know they were home if we needed anything.
The toilet house was clean and also stored supplies for fire starting, cleaning, a few games for rainy days, and a few other things to borrow if needed.
They have three sites that are part of their backyard. Plenty of tree coverage for shade and each site has a fire pit. The sites are not separated/as private as we were expecting, but each does have plenty of space. All three sites were used throughout the weekend we were there (Memorial Weekend) and everyone was respectable of the shared backyard space we were set up in.
Short drive to Marine on St Croix which has a general store, ice cream shop, bar/restaurant, wine and chocolate bar, and a few other things. Willam O'Brien State Park is also very close for those interested in hiking trails or beach access.
We would stay again if we plan to explore more of the area another time.
We arrived to the site after dark and didn't meet with the host during our one night stay but we did message with him prior to our arrival.
The weather was not ideal so we were not able to utilize the fire pit, it was extremely windy. Because of recent rain and storms the beach was not accessible.
The site is secluded enough from the surrounding houses but has an open view to the road, not a big deal to us. The view of the bay was really nice and we were awake early enough to enjoy the sunrise which was wonderful.
The port-o-potty/outhouse could have been cleaner. Our stay was short so we didn't need to use it much.
Overall we thought the site was nice, lots of trees and a nice view.
This was our second visit to Stone Creek Farm. Messaging via Hipcamp makes it easy to communicate with Dani, the property host and she responds to messages quickly. We were greeted upon arrival and Dani assisted us with getting our camping supplies to and from the site via a sled and four-wheeler. The yurt tent is set up on a wood platform with plenty of tree coverage. The site is set up with a picnic table, wood chair bench, padded lounge chair, fire pit, charcoal grill, and compost outhouse with plenty a space to move around and relax in.
We planned this trip with only a couple days notice but everything was set up and prepared as if we had booked in advance.
We would recommend staying at Stone Creek Farm and will definitely consider visiting again!
The common area for fires and cooking is within an old barn foundation and is set up nicely with a table and chairs, fire pit with benches, and a charcoal grill. It has a nice amount of tree coverage for shade yet open enough to watch the sunset and fireflies after the sun goes down. The common area is part of their backyard but far enough away from the house to where we didn't feel like we were disturbing them. The stargazing globe tent is set up on a platform beyond the common area behind a group of trees. It was a nice surprise to see that the bed inside the globe was full size and on a bedframe with a headboard. They provided a power strip inside. We'd recommend bringing a fan if the weather is warm as there is no air flow inside the globe. The weekend we were there it was 90° and very humid so a fan would have been very helpful. They also provided a separate screen type tent for privacy to change clothes and such. A compost outhouse is on the premises as well.
Just a few miles outside of Taylor's Falls which has plenty of scenic areas and attractions within and nearby. A nice site and setup if you wanted to stay onsite during your stay but plenty of options for daytime activities off site.
We were greeted upon arrival and given a tour of the premises. After that we were left to do our own thing. They provide complimentary s'mores fixings and the first bundle of firewood. They have a farm to take care of and did some work during the day but it was not distracting to us. We would stay here again but would try for cooler weather in our opinion.
They're somewhat new to Hipcamp and renting out their property but we felt welcomed and thought everything was set up well. We would visit again!
Thank you for your hospitality and for a great experience!