Colton was helpful, quick to respond, and text right away when asked a question. The bathrooms and shower were clean and very well maintained. I would definitely come back to stay here. The sites aren’t private but people were respectful and it was a great use of space and layout.
This was my 2nd time back at the Farm and I am sure it won’t be my last. My 1st experience was amazing as was the 2nd. I definitely recommend for anyone looking for a private site close to Austin yet still far enough away.
The Ardor Wood Farm was the perfect little camp spot. Graham responded within minutes to every question I asked before I even booked. Directions were easy, and the signs on the property directing you where to go made it very simple to navigate. The campsites are secluded from one another with a community fire pit right in the middle (we were the only campers so we set up in the middle). There is clean running water, an outdoor shower, a composting toilet, and wagons provided to make your stay convenient. It rained the night we were there, yet never made the campsite muddy since it’s a very sandy ground which was a bonus. The trails were beautiful, and well maintained. Graham came out to greet us in the morning, and gave me some history and info on upcoming projects at the farm. Before I left I bought some fresh eggs and honey which was the icing on the cake. If you’re looking for a great spot close to Austin that isn’t flooded with people, this is it. I will definitely return to this little gem.
Justin was an awesome host! He was quick to respond, gave very accurate information, went out of his way to call me to make sure we settled in fine and even gave us use of his pool and air stream (which was very refreshing after a hot day to cool off). It was easy to find, though it does not show up accurately on maps (satellite won’t give you an accurate view). The actual lot is a few houses before where GPS wants to drop you off.
Anyone who has stayed at several Hipcamp locations knows you always get something different. This is not a very primitive site, at any given time you can see the house. The camping spot designated for tents was small and rocky, so plan on having a smaller tent (<8 man) and moving some rock out of the way. You would set up right by the pool. There are few place to go where (as a girl) squatting is a bit out in the open when you need to relieve yourself.
Since Justin just got the airstream prior to us coming, it’s hard to review as it is a work in progress. He graciously let us stay in it but informed us it was “under construction.” It will definitely be a gem once fixed up.
If you’re looking to stay a week, it might be hard to stay here simply due to privacy, but for a one or two nighter like we planned it worked well. Most campsites in Hot Springs are first come, and this was a guaranteed spot. I look forward to coming back in a year and seeing what has been done to Justin’s little Hipcamp.
This was a perfect little weekend spot close to Austin. Enough space to spread out even when a few other campers were around. Lots of space to let the dogs run around. The pier was a great hangout space at sunset and the stars were amazing. We did wake up to a few cows one morning, but they were calm and just kind of hung out and left us alone. The trails are minimal for biking or walking but still enough to have some fun on.