I rent this farm and have cows, sheep and chickens. We welcome travelers and weekend warriors-minimalist camping only (BYO) with limited access to kitchen.The native prairie thrives here! I enjoy sharing stories with people who appreciate the land.
Bring your tent or RV! I am working on renovating this space, so accommodations are limited. If you want a private place to camp and have access to shower and kitchen, this is your gig! Enjoy the wildlife viewing, and hiking in the area. Dogs negotiable depending on their ability to ignore chickens and cows.
If you're the do-it-yourself type who doesn't need frills and enjoys nature, you will love it here. If you need a gas station around the corner, television, and are bothered by the occasional spider or fly, this is not your spot.
Kitchen has coffeemaker, stove, microwave, toaster and sink. Grill outside. Full bathroom but is shared. We would like folks to camp outside, but can access bath and shower. We have a mosquito gazebo/ tent, sleeping pads and linens to lend but prefer our guests have their own basics.
Hang by a bonfire (plenty of scrap barnwood around!), on the huge front porch, take a walk down the country road, cook supper on the grill with me. I'm always on the move though, working on projects! Heck, my neighbors might stop by and offer you a beer. Depending your schedule I will happily offer up a home cooked meal or at least snacks for the road.
I work full time and run the farm so am not always at home. My job is an hour from the house so guests have to be a little independent!
I also speak some German, if that matters to anyone...
I'm an avid outdoors enthusiast myself. If you're coming to wildlife watch there are numerous public areas within 5 miles with deer, waterfowl and pheasant. Oleander Wildlife Management Area, Freese Wildlife Production area and Oleander WPA are literally just around the corner.
you will need to get directions from me, the roads that lead here aren't straight and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) is helpful but not 100% correct
good ol country hospitality demands humility and respect. We are busy with off farm and farm jobs alike so typically need at least 3 days heads up to ensure kitchen and bath are prepared for you.
I have degrees in agriculture, sociology and philosophy which somehow led me to my passion for grassland management and ranching! I just moved to the area this spring after leaving a ranch in South Dakota. I work as a consultant for a MN Non-Profit working on private lands conservation in the Chippewa River area. I also bartend on weekends at a local bar here, but most of my brain power these days is devoted to starting a livestock business.
I canoe, hike/backpack, hunt, fish, love cooking and working with animals. I don't live in a house decorated with crap from Cabelas or drive a giant truck. My home reflects my passion for living frugally and simply.