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Tipi camping, private pond, hammock, trails on 4 acre private site.

Bedrooms Studio
Half Baths1
Space 18 sq ft
Property type campground


About the property

Family tipi camping, all equipment provided, just bring food and sleeping bags.

Our farm is just off Interstate 80 in Eastern Iowa, near Amana Colonies, local wineries, you pick farms, small town bistros. We offer a 4 acre site covered by restored prairie, woods, pond and trails. Our quiet setting is perfect for friends and families to get together and spend time outdoors. Campers sleep in our 18ft tipi, can cook over the fire, grill or Dutch ovens. They can fish, swim, kayak, canoe, catch frogs and fireflies. Our campers only need to bring food and sleeping bags, we have everything you will need. Finally, there is electricity at the cook site and at our rustic restroom. The restroom includes an outdoor hot water shower. Water is provided at both sites as well.

Maria Koschmeder
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Maria Koschmeder

I am a naturalist. I teach outdoor skills and ecology. My husband is a builder and wine maker. We love vegetable and fruit gardening and improving the farm. We love to meet our visitors and share our farm.

Maria Koschmeder purchased this campground in 2006

Why Maria Koschmeder chose Williamsburg

The farmstead has been used by the same family for over 100 years. It was clean when we purchased it but the land was well used. It is a wonderful challenge to restore the bean fields to prairie, the windbreak to timber and the shallow pond to a healthy wetland.

What makes this campground unique

We wanted to be able to invite our family and friends to use our new wildlife area. We put a small beach in, purchased and learned how to take care of a tipi and brought a lifetime of camping gear and experience to our site. At our pond, you can have a fire, see the stars, sleep in a tipi. In the morning you will watch the sun rise in the east and set in the west on our hill. We are only five miles from the interstate but it is quiet, peaceful, natural. When you camp at our site, younarebthe only client for that day. Everything you could imagine is provided. You only need to bring food and sleeping bags. We even have an outdoor shower at our rustic restroom.


Williamsburg Campground Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • campground
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 18 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , Rustic restroom, running h/c water outside, electricl outlet
  • Our restroom facilities are rustic, in other words, it is not a flush toilet. However, we have hot/cold water outside with a sink and outdoor shower. It is a single occupancy unit. Electricity is available just inside.
  • Studio, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Tipi camping, no beds. Sleeping Bags required.
  • Our tipi sleeps 6 comfortably, up to 10 kids at a time. The floor is soft and covered with layers of carpet and rugs. A fire ring is in the center and can be used during the night.
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming


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Tipi camping, private pond, hammock, trails on 4 acre private site.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Perfect for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was more than we could have expected. Walking Stick provided everything we could possibly need to camp given that we are not regular campers. We have three kids 15, 9 and 3. They were able to entertain themselves for three full days without electronics and it was a great way to bond and disconnect while enjoying nature. The pond is perfect size for kids with a nice little beach the little one loved and plenty of space for the two bigger kids to use kayaks without us having to worry about them since we could see them the entire time. The teepee was clean and better than a tent. We had great weather so I can't say how it holds up in rain but I'd imagine well. There's a rustic outhouse that's clean and my kids didn't find disgusting :) the 3 year old loved pumping the water into the basins to wash her hands and the camping shower worked great- the kids found it pretty cool to take a shower "outside".

You have 4 acres to yourself and there are more trails than we could keep track of- thankfully they all lead back to your campsite so no one can get lost. It's big enough to feel like you're far away but small enough for you to feel comfortable letting your kids run around. Having the small stuff provided helped us a lot- fire wood, cookware, lanterns, etc. We ended up bringing more than we needed. You only have to pack food, bait and personal care items EVERYTHING else is provided. It was amazing. I can't explain how perfect this was for a family that doesn't camp a lot. My kids got to experience camping and I didn't have to worry that I'd forgotten something because things I didn't even think I'd need were there (salt and pepper!).

On a grown up note two wonderful bottles of wine were given to us night one- hand made by the family. These were a treat!

I can't recommended Walking Stick adventures enough.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We love sharing our farm and meet many wonderful people in the process. We especially love when the kids can be kids and experience the outdoors in a positive way. Your confirmation of that means everything to us!!! You are always welcome here.
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Tanger Outlet Williamsburg
Fireside Winery
Ladora Bank Bistro
Amana Colonies
Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Cedar Rapids Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Williamsburg, IA
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
North Side of Williamsburg, IA
Nearest Motorway
53 Miles
Iowa Speedway, Rusty Wallace Dr, Newton, IA 5
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
on the Square, Williamsburg, Iowa
Nearest Beach
Walking Stick Adventures Farm
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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