Family tipi camping, all equipment provided, just bring food and sleeping bags.
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.
Check-in: 1:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Two friendly dogs live here.
great for kids to wander and explore!
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great overnight adventure
My family (boys ages 7 & 4) had a wonderful adventure at the tipi camp. The listing was exactly as described and we had the added benefit of perfect weather and fireflies to enhance our stay. Maria and Kent are lovely hosts who helped us with all our needs. We would recommend bringing a cot or air mattress because the bottom of the tipi is open to the ground outside and we had a few critters of the insect variety attempt to join us for the night. We had a mattress and a lounger so we fared fine, but my boys were not about to sleep on the ground in their sleeping bags. We enjoyed fishing in the pond (bring your bait!) and even paddled about with the kayaks. We also enjoyed adding some wild black raspberries from the trails to our breakfast. Overall a lovely and low demand camping experience close to the Amana Colonies and central to our other destinations!
Thank you Janell! We are so glad you had a good time. Your family is welcome here anytime, hope you can come back sometime.
Best camping experience of my life! Very private and beautiful place. Can’t wait to be back.
We enjoyed our camping trip with friends at this beautiful campground.Kids had a blast in the pond and exploring the grounds.
Thank you Maria!
Thank you Viktorija! You are always welcome here. You were wonderful guests and I’m glad your kids had such fun.
So much fun!
We have three young boys (6,7 and 10) and they LOVED everything about our visit! And for us parents, it was so wonderful to not only see them having such a great time on their adventures (and of course joining in!) but also to relax and enjoy our own time too. The weather was a bummer but couldn’t be helped and Maria was so accommodating, helpful and gracious! Plus, we loved the wine! Raspberry especially was a surprising and refreshing afternoon treat! Thank you for the experience! It was a world unto itself!
Great night at a beautiful place!
We stayed at Walking Stick Adventures on a very cold and windy night but we still had a blast! It was so nice to be able to keep the fire going well into the night inside the tent where we were protected from the wind. Everything we could have needed was provided and the property owners (and pups!) were great! They gave us a great suggestion for a local restaurant and even provided us with their homemade wine. The tipi is incredibly spacious and we’d love to return with some friends or family on a warmer weekend. We can’t recommend this place enough!
What a nice couple! They communicated well with us before and after arrival, left the site very clean and were such troopers on a very windy day. We are so glad they enjoyed their stay and are welcome to come back anytime!
Awesome outdoor experience
Stayed for two nights with 3 kiddos. Great location and lots to do. Hosts were wonderful and helpful. Enjoyed the pond and tipi.
We hope you can come again!
Perfect for a family getaway
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.
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.