- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
The vibe at The Funny Farm Joyce Wa
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Very nice host with chikens, ducks and dogs running around the yard. Campsites are in the front yard right infront of the house. There is also consturction going on next to the camp sites. Campsites are not marked and it’s first comes, first servce. If there is 8 camps in the places, all the camps would be back to back. They let us use the water in the outside but it’s cloudy and heavy with sulfur odor. Recommend to bring your own water. No shower available outside. You will have to go into host’s home. Great firepit and plenty of chairs.
I've been staying at hipcamp locations for the last few months now and Dena was by far the most gracious host I've had to date. I was teaching a class in the area and she made myself and all of my students feel very at home for a couple of nights. We'll be staying with her again during our next class.
Our experience at the Funny Farm was a bit of special case that I don't think most people who choose to visit will (hopefully) experience.
Upon arrival we were told by the host that we could spread out and camp wherever we wanted to, which sounded nice, but when we looked around there were only a few real options, mostly just in the areas around host's house. There was some construction going on elsewhere on the property, and I presume that were this not happening, we would have been able to camp there (and had a little more privacy).
Other items unique to us: host's dogs were VERY attentive to us. This wouldn't have been a problem had we not brought our dog too. Host's dogs eventually got so excited and riled up that we had a small dog fight and our dog was bit twice. This just didn't seem reasonable, so we put our dog in the car after that. These being farm dogs, they are used to roaming the property, and we get that, but we didn't find them to be friendly.
Also on the dogs: one of them barked from about 12-midnight to about 3am, all around the yard and often near to our tent. Again, these are farm dogs, so in a way I understood that this dog was probably used to barking at whatever he heard. But, to my knowledge, this wasn't called out to us in host's description of property. It would have been nice if host had taken action much sooner than 3am.
The rest of our party included 4 more adults, two kids and two other dogs, and we didn't feel this was the right place for us (mostly because we didn't want the kids waking up, and we were concerned about the other dogs and host's dogs).