Heads up Google maps has a tendency to have you Drive an extra 4 to 10 miles of gravel road follow my directions to avoid this.
We live in the country on a working grain farm. (Corn and Soybeans).
You could wake up to deer eating grain around the bins. In the evenings
you can look down to the East by tree line for deer and turkey.
Oct. We will be working in fields with vary loud grain dryers running and farm equipment moving around.
The best way to communicate with us is via Boondockers Welcome contact service. We do not answer calls from unknown phone numbers nor do we check voicemail or text regularly.
Park at the Wind Mill and we will help you find a spot.
We can handle any size RV.
All spots are level.
City water is available at several camp sites. Depending on freezing weather.
Gray water may be dumped in yard, (No Black Water).
Water is available in Barn in winter.
All electric sites are for year-round use.
9 30/50 amp locations with water within 50ft.
7 20 amp locations.
2 30/50 amp locations are on 125 ft x 125 ft cement slab with water.
We also have a primitive camping area west of the grain bins in open yard. (no electric or water).
Rv parking is available on grass when ground is hard or on the concrete and gravel driveway when soft.
We only have one picnic table at this time.
There is a trail we keep mowed to the East of the hay barn along side the crops which is great for walking/dog run.
We do appreciate a donation for Electric and City Water as the expense does add up. Donation box is on windmill.
You can be as private or engaged with us as you feel. No need for the obligatory gift. Your friendship and conversation is a gift in itself.
Dumpster is by machine shed and for you to use.
There are 30+ local TV channels.
Open southern skies for satellite use.
The lights turn off at 10 PM. Fire Pit light dims down to 15% after 10 PM. You may turn any of the lights back on after they turn off.
You are welcome to continue outdoor activities and use fire pit and lights as long as you do not disturb other campers.
Mouse light stays on all night for your convenience.
We have one old farm cat. Please do not let your dogs eat him. Thank You.
Fire pit is for you to use. Supplied and built by AYearToVolunteer.com
Free Firewood is available in barn.
Please do not put trash in fire pit. (I have to clean it out)
We would prefer if guests could arrive before dark, We like to settle down for the evening.
If you have large pets, please throw their leavings in the field. (Sorry no horses).
WIFI is Boondockers Password is welcome1 (no caps)
Please be sure to acknowledge your stay on the Boondockers Welcome website.
We appreciate estimated time of arrival (ETA).
Smoking is allowed, if you leave No sign behind.
Children MUST be supervised.
(No packages are to be shipped to this address).
DO NOT DRIVE ON GRASS BETWEEN LIGHT POLE, FIRE PIT & WIND MILL. (There are overhead lights).
In the event of severe weather or highwinds you are welcome to come to the house.
No generator use we have lots of sites with power.
Access is down 1/3 of a mile down county gravel road from paved county road.
From 169 Google maps has a tendency to have you turn onto 300th street which is 4 extra miles of gravel road. Instead go 3 miles north to E57 and follow directions in info.
Last 1/3 mile is Gravel road and very well-maintained.
We use this road with Semi-tractor trailer for unloading the grain bins so maneuvering into the camping area will not be a issue.
Turn in driveway with the Mickey Mouse pole light.
Stop at the Wind Mill and we will help you find a spot.
DO NOT DRIVE ON GRASS BETWEEN LIGHT POLE, FIRE PIT & WIND MILL. (There are overhead lights).
We can even handle large groups.
We have a large area, you may leave towed vehicle attached to camper or unhook. We have a circle drive around the grain bins with lots of green grass. Parking is available on grass when ground is hard or on the concrete and gravel driveway when soft.
Perry IA ---------------------515 465-3547
Boone IA--------------------515 432-3140
Casey’s General Store
Whistling Donkey Sports Bar and Grill
Main St Woodward (Down Town) 115 S Main St (no phone)
A J’S Grocery Store
Picket Fence Creamery.
ATM Ebank Woodward 217 S Main St
Sorry I can no longer recommend dump stations. Local ones are refusing non-camper use.
Picket Fence Creamery
Woodward High Trestle Bridge & Bike Trail
Such a nice couple and a quiet place to stay. We'v
e stayed twice before and I'm sure we'll stay there again.
This was a beautiful property with lots of accommodations. It was quiet, peaceful, and just a great place to relax for rest.
Great site, hosts were super.
Best water pressure I have had at a campsite and I have camped with my Airstream for 240 nights.
This was my wife's first boondocking experience, and she really enjoyed it. She loved not having close neighbors and being able to keep the blinds and windows open.
There was no problem using cellular or our Inseego hotspot device.
This was our first time staying with a Boondocker’s host and wow did they set the precedence. We had an amazing time and met some great people while staying there. We would highly recommend and will return! Thank you!!
Mark and Donna have provided a great space for boondockers. Plenty of room to move about, and a good level of hospitality. We joined the other campers around the campfire each night we were there, and met some wonderful people. Donna even made pork loin/bacon/biscuits one evening, and cinnamon rolls and bacon one morning. Felt like having a touch of family while far from home.
We’ve been members of Harvest Hosts for four years but never researched Boondockers Welcome until friends told us about their favorite BW location - Burkhart Farm. So we signed up and these hosts have set the BW bar really high! Such a relaxing and slow paced stay. We were parked in plenty of space between grain bins and looked out onto to field of corn. Large areas for the dogs to walk and quiet afternoons to sit out and read. Several campers were there during our three nights. We sat outside each night around the fire pit and visited until the stars came out. Thank you Burkhart Farm for a wonderful stay!
The Burkhart's were awesome people, and A pleasure to talk with. We will look up Burkhart Farm to stay in the future if we are in the area. Mr. Burkhart has enough power running to his grain bins to supply power to A small city. Would be A great place to meet up with A group.
Thank you for responding very quickly so late in the evening and waiting upon my arrival at a later hour.
We felt right at home in this rural setting. Our hosts have set things up to host many campers and we sure appreciated the electrical hookup on the hot day we were there. My wife and I enjoyed an evening walk down a country road. We may visit again as this site is on our way to see grand kids.
This was my very 1st time using boondocker's welcome and I couldn't have spent it with a more delightful couple. The Burkharts are exceptional hosts, extremely generous, and just plain good people. I highly recommend them, so If I'm ever in the area again I will definitely return unless they're out enjoying their own beautiful RV. Thank you both for the great visit and grand experience.
The Burkhart Farm was perfect for our family. Nestled by the corn on a level pad, this spot was so peaceful. Close to the little town of Woodward, we enjoyed the High Trestle Bridge and the Whistlin Donkey. Hosts were extremely hospitable and provided everything we needed. They provide water, electric, and wood for fire. There are many spots to choose from. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and appreciate them!
This was our second stay at Bukhart Farm. The hosts are wonderful people. We love our shady spot behind the grain bin. Lots of swallows flying in the skies to keep the bugs under control. We enjoy the conversation with the hosts and as always find that is the best part of boondocking is getting to know others as you travel. We spent the day biking the High Trestle trail which is only about 5 miles from the farm. We don’t know what our future travels will be in that direction but if we head near Des Moines we will likely request another stay,
We had the best time on this farm. Couple took the time to make us feel comfortable for our overnight stay. Would highly recommend this place to others traveling.
Very nice people with an awesome setup for Boondockers. There were 3 different rigs there and the owners visited with everyone and even showed us some of the farm operation.
I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend this super host.
We had a very nice spot between grain bins. We're also Iowans, so that was very comfortable for us. Hosts were very pleasant and welcoming. We are coming back for 2 nights next week on our way home.
Thank you, Burkhart Farm,
Such generous and accommodating hosts. A pleasant and easy stay on our journey. Thankful for hosts like these!
Very peaceful & enjoyed sharing info on boondocking. Grateful for elec. for a/c as in 90’s. Would definitely stay again!
Mark and Donna were wonderful hosts! I wasn’t feeling well so I missed out on getting to know them but hopefully we will be able to stop here in the future. They have a wonderful set up that is very easy to get in and out. We enjoyed the cool breeze and grilling outside next to the silos. Perfect first Boondockers Welcome experience!
Such a peaceful place for sure. Was wonderful to be able to hook up to electric. The host was very welcoming and his farm is spacious - lots of room for several rigs. Very easy to find.
They're the best! Loads of level, open space with lots of green and super friendly. Just what you'd want & expect of terrific Iowa farm folks.
I'd be thrilled to visit again, next time I'm nearby.
So peaceful and quiet that we rerouted our trip to stay another night on our way back to Texas. Great hosts and location!
What a wonderful experience, there are multiple places to setup with water and electric. The setting is like from the movie Fields of Dreams with corn fields as far as you can see. Host was very cordial, taking me on a short tour of the corn and soybean fields. There's a nice walking/ bicycle trail close by and a great creamery with delicious icecream and diary products. Highly recommend this boondocker for a must stop if you're ever in the area.
The hosts have all the power one would need. The water is right there. No traffic noises or bright lights. After-all, you are on a farm surrounded by fields. The stay was so good, to show our appreciation, we left them with one of our hand painted rocks.
Excellent host awesome location we visited the whistling donkey As suggested it was excellent, we also visited the hardware store in town. What a collection. That should be considered a museum not a hardware store. The Trellis bridge was a highlight of our trip. Thank you very much
My wife thought we would knock out some projects since we would be in the middle of a corn field. Well we were in a a sea of corn but then we met the hosts who showed up with a packet of information on sights and activities in the area. Needless to say the projects were put on hold due to fun conversations and seeing the sights of the country side. Grateful to our hosts who made us feel at home and looking forward to our next visit. Highly recommend Burkhart Farms as a great stopping point.
Great spot, great hosts! It was so nice to have electric hookups since it was so hot! Quiet and spacious!
A wonderful place to take a break. Quiet and out in the country. Great little town to visit. The host is great and a very nice place to enjoy.
Super host and they went above and beyond when I had a mechanical issue. They moved my van into workshop very well equipped and took care of it. Obviously I highly recommend
Beautiful place, easy access with a large rig, level spot next to a grain bin with electric and water and a view over the top of what seems like an ocean of corn. What more could you ask for? We really enjoyed getting to know our hosts and sharing stories about hosting and rving in general. It’s obvious that they host for the right reasons and put a lot of effort into making sure guests have everything they need. We hope to make it back, and that we will get to host them at our place someday too. Highly recommended!
Mark and Donna are very welcoming. The area is peaceful but you have the opportunity to socialize with the hosts and other RVers if they are there and if you want. The set up is great with electric, water and WiFi. You can sit out at night and see the stars and listen to the corn grow. We will definitely go again when we are back this way.
Our 2nd time here. Great place for rest and relaxation—close to Des Moines and amenities. Highly recommend
We enjoyed our overnight on the farm. Great accommodations with water, electric and very welcoming hosts. It was also nice to camp with others as the farm can easily handle multiple campers. Thanks guys!
Great place! Great hosts! Parked rig right next to HUGE corn field. Water and electricity readily available. WIFI excellent! This would be rated as a five star campground if it were one!
If you come here, please follow hosts directions to the property and do not rely on GPS.. it will save you a very long trip down gravel roads.
Mark & Donna are wonderful hosts. I highly recommend a stay at their farm. They have several water and electric hook ups and even built a fire in their firepit.
Very peaceful and beautiful place to stop for the night. Worth the detour off the interstate. Very welcoming and nice people. I woke up in middle of night to utter silence. So nice and great sunsets and sunrises. Will stop here again.
Two of the most friendly and giving people you'll likely meet on the road. If we pass through Iowa, we'll adjust course to come and stay. Staying here at Burkhart farm is like a breath of fresh air from reality. Peaceful and quiet! As full-timers, we get so much work done on our volunteer program.
Thanks you two for your outpouring of hospitality, your welcoming nature, and your friendship!
Communication was good. We pulled in, very easy going host, showed us where to park. We had a relaxing evening and the host was around to visit with if we wanted to, but also left us alone to do our thing. We would definitely stay here again. It was located well for what we wanted to do.
We were there 3 nights. Quiet, plenty of space. 50/30 amp every spot. Water hook up as well. Hosts are super. Big storm came up Friday afternoon and they got us into there brick home. Golf to tennis ball hail and 50 mph winds. After, he assisted me doing temporary repair to our 5th wheel home. Make this your campsite in Iowa!!!
We were very happy with our stay at the Burkhart's
It was a nice quiet place to spend the night. There was plenty of room for the kids to play and for us to park the campers along with the water and electrical hookups making it a very enjoyable evening. The host was very friendly and we had a good visit the evening that we arrived.
Very relaxing night spent at the farm. plenty of spaces to pick from, all with electric and water. We give it a 10 out of 10!
Thank you for your hospitality 😊
Mark and his Bride went over and above the hospitality of their farm and surrounding I enjoyed being educated By marks experience on his 5 generation farm so I'm so farm smart thanks mark pleasure to have been a guest stayed 2 nights enjoying his company highly recommend by chance we have the same last name except mine is with a dt Thanks and God Bless you both
The Burkharts met us as we entered their property and gave us the options for where to park. There were many! We were able to enjoy both water and electric hookups, as well as dump our gray tank. Surroubded by corn fields, our night was very quiet and peaceful. We couldn't resist taking photos of the gorgeous pink and purple Iowa night sky. Our hosts were very kind and let us know we were welcome to use the picnic table and fire pit nearby. We would definitely recommend this safe, quiet ans beatuful spot to others in their travels!
This was a great stay that exceeded expectations. We will certainly plan to visit again!
The hosts have everything set up so perfectly and their kindness was very helpful and much appreciated.
It is a great location, a quiet farm, and they have set up electric and water for several rigs on a level concrete/gravel area.
To make a long story short; I had an issue with my vehicle, and Mark drove me to town about 15 miles to get a part, let me use his garage and tools, and then even let me borrow another part from a vehicle he had there! I got back on the road and made it home due to his generosity and grace. Great man!
Easy to find, level, pull through sites. Friendly couple, who greeted us on arrival. Spent a quiet night. Safe travels when you begin your adventure. We'll stay again when in the area.
This is a really great place to “unwind”, quiet, exceptionally nice hosts, a rock solid/stiff 50 amp connection, even wi-fi…….not much else that anyone could ask for!
We had such a lovely time on the Burkhart farm. We were incredibly comfortable. Our host was so kind and friendly. We even had a fire one night with other Boondockers staying there. Thanks again for the ultimate hospitality!
Excellent hosts. We spent two nights at their location. Highly recommend this location if you are in the area.
M & D's property is very beautiful. It's such a pretty green area of Iowa. We especially loved how peaceful and quiet it was at night. We were greeted by both hosts as we drove into the driveway. M drove my hubby around the property to show him roughly 10 different spots we could park in. Some are lush grass and some are paved/gravel. They all looked very level. We had both 30 amp and water hookups. M & D have lived here forever and told us all about its history. They also gave us a large packet of local information and a few menus for local restaurants. We had dinner the 2nd night at The Whistlin' Donkey and the plates are so huge we needed a doggy bag!
We didn’t realize when we booked our stay with M & D that their property was right in the middle of the area devastated by the wind storm back in August 2020. It was eye opening to see the damage that is still prevalent in the area. Silos and other buildings that still haven’t been repaired, trees and other structures that were snapped by the 140 mph winds! Fortunately the crops are again planted and thriving but you couldn’t imagine the outcome without seeing it! We enjoyed talking to Mark and Donna about the farm and the surrounding area. We also had lots to talk about as Mark is an avid SCI-Fi fan and so am I.
BTW Mark, I thought that the Star Trek Museum in Riverside was worth the visit. Lots of geeky TV show memorabilia and static and interactive displays. I even bought a communicator badge and t-shirt! Thanks again for letting us stay. We truly enjoyed it and look forward to coming back again someday!
We had such a wonderful peaceful night at the Burkhart farm. The owners were nice and friendly. The view was gorgeous!
Couldn’t have been happier with our stay. Lovely couple with a beautiful farm. Our son has really enjoyed the large lawn to play ball ⚽️
Thank you for having us!
This is the best ever BW experience. The hosts take pride in providing a positive experience for the weary or not so weary traveler. They are hospitable, kind, generous and just good people. We visited quite a bit and I felt like I had known them a long time. As a solo traveler being made to feel welcome and to have help offered as needed made my visit with the Burkharts even more special. I would absolutely consider them a first stop if I’m in the area again and would welcome a visit from them even though I am not a BW host. And Mark, you did not talk too much!
I grew up on a Dairy Farm so I’m quite use to the country. I do have to say this farm is absolutely stunning and extremely clean and kept up. The owners work extremely hard and it shows how nice their home and property is. This was a oasis to us and we loved every minute of it. We are so sad to leave, but hoping we can come back again and again. The owners greeted us even though we arrived later than expected, they were friendly and went out of their way to make us feel at home. The spot we stayed was on concrete and we did have water/electricity. WiFi was also included along with dumpster to throw our trash. The grounds was just beautiful to walk and the star gazing was amazing as well. We wish our hosts an amazing adventures of their own in their RV as well. Hope to see you again!
Really nice couple, very kind and helpful. Wish we could've visited more. We so badly needed a few days of down time and were able to rest during our stay. Towns not far, complete with Walmart and a laundromat. No sewer, but one is not far away at Ledges State Park in their camping area. So glad we stayed at Burkhart Farm too, because the campground was PACKED. If you're staying for 5 days, we highly recommend visiting this state park, not the campground for it's views. When you enter, don't turn into the camping area... instead, continue straight. There are creeks going right over the road (in about 4 or 5 different areas), waterfalls, wildlife and it gives the amazing opportunity for beautiful photos. We're in a larger rig, with a tow dolly and we made it. I was nervous but we actually just went slow and did fine. Wish I would've brought the car one day during our stay, packed a picnic and spent the day. Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful
It's very clear that the hosts have put a great deal of planning and effort into providing a great boondocking experience for their guests. The sites are level, there is plenty of space to maneuver and the power & water hook-ups are an added benefit. It's a peaceful, safe and quiet location. Our hosts were very friendly; we had an opportunity to chat and we appreciated the packet of information they provided on area attractions. They were on alert for our safety, offering shelter when the weather turned threatening. We understand our hosts have some travels of their own coming up; we hope that their Boondockers Welcome experiences are as pleasant and smooth as the one they provided for us. Thank you, Burkharts!
The hosts are absolutely perfect. Very accommodating and making sure I had everything including a long fresh water hose to hook up. Thanks for a wonderful 2 nights!
Always a treat to stay at Burkhart Farms. They're welcoming and friendly and their farm is always quiet and peaceful. We're beginning to make the Burkharts a necessary stop and they're more like family than friends.
This is a stop you can't beat. There is electricity, water and a place to dispose of the gray water. We were parked between two grain bins on a really good gravel base. I would hope to make this stop again. Mark is a great host.
We loved the location of this beautiful farm right in the middle of acres of cornfields. We were greeted by the friendly and gracious hosts and directed where to park. We so appreciated the electric and water hook ups as our Class C has a residential refrigerator 😬. The rainy weather kept us from getting to know our hosts better, and from partaking in the lovely fire pit available. I hope that we may visit them again!
We really enjoy staying here. They are always helpful. Let us use an extension cord to plug in. Great that they have both power and water. Very peaceful too!
Enjoyed our stay. Greeted on arrival by our host Mark and directed to a great grassy, level spot with E/W. It rained heavily all evening and all night but the ground was not soft and we didn't even need mud boots. Had a nice visit once the weather cleared up. Would be happy to return anytime we are in the area.
This was a great stay. There are many options for spots with water and electric. Host was very helpful. Sunsets were beautiful. Enjoyed the Iowa Farm scenery.
Nice spot with electric and water. Little bit of wind during my stay but enjoyed walking around the property. Did not get to visit with the host this time but hopefully will my next. Would recommend this spot.
Had a short overnighter on our way home. They responded quickly, were prompt in responding to questions, and overall have a great setup. Was able to fill my tanks, run 30amp power, and enjoy a lovely evening on their farm. Will definitely be back when we pass through again.
Perfect spot around the silos. Plenty of space, tucked away from the city but easy driving to whatever needed. Very kind and conscientious hosts. Thanks, guys!
We stopped for one night on our way from KC to MN. The hosts responded in less than hour. There was a cold snap and decided we needed power to help run our space heater. The farm is clean, pretty and level with lots of spaces
This was a super beautiful farm and setup. Hosts are very kind. Will definitely be staying in the future
Host was very accommodating and shared stories with my husband. Great place to stay. We hope to return!
I'm sorry but I thought I had left a review! It was a short overnight stop but our host was very nice. We appreciated having a quiet place to stay.
Lots of level spaces to choose with 30 & 50 amp hook ups plus water. We highly recommend this generous host! Thank you for the wonderful stay.
Every time we come through Iowa, we take the opportunity to come and visit. An amazing couple who pour tons of energy into providing a comfortable and safe stay for their fellow travelers. We love these two! Thank you for the amazing hospitality! ~P&S
Directions were perfect. What a nice place in the
country. Any size rig can fit here. And our Host was waiting for us to direct us to our perfect spot.
We loved the peaceful experience while we visited our daughter at Iowa State! I am sure we will be back!
Beautiful stay! Would love to come back in the summer. The host was very accommodating and polite.
Beautiful property and great hosts. Our family enjoyed our stay here.
Lovely spot...easy to navigate, friend hosts. Would definitely stay again if passing through! Thanks for a great overnight stay!
Very easy to access and plenty of parking. Electric available. Very quiet. Just what we wanted. Will definitely stay here again when passing thru.
A quiet and peaceful stay on the farm. Thank you for hosting and making us feel welcome.
Such a quiet place! Hosts were welcoming and provided a thorough description of surrounding area. Very close to High Trestle Trail and Raccoon River Valley Trail. They had sever derecho damage and are coping with it wonderfully! Would stay here again!
Greeted by the host and was given a tour of the land before we parked. This was helpful to me because I love seeing the whole menu before I select, so to speak. Our host made us feel right at home. Seeing the sunset from our location was beautiful.
Hosts are very friendly and they love boondockers! We listened to their situation with the storm that came through in August with so much damage. Sad situation but they are working through it all.
We loved the Cafe and the Creamery in Woodward. We also walked the High Trestle trail and bridge. It is was a great stay!
Beautiful place well maintained and friendly. Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful place to stay. Peaceful and Quiet,
Hosts very helpful getting us settled and suggesting things to do in the area.
Awesome bicycle or walking path in town. Would definitely go there again.
Very friendly & accommodating hosts! We loved the farm! The weather was terrible, but we made the most of it. Great spot! We would love to come back!
Great place to stay. Close to Ames so we could visit our son there. Hosts were wonderful and very helpful. Will be staying here again!
We were welcomed as if we were family. Anything we needed they were willing to offer to help and this in spite of much storm damage to their house, barns and crops. Had an enjoyable evening talking til dark.
We have stayed here twice and we love these guys! We love them and their farm so much that when they asked our opinion about a fire pit, we built them one! Their son is joining us on a volunteer project in Indiana as well. We can’t say enough good things about these folks or their farm!
Great stay. Hosts were extremely accommodating. Loved the quiet farm experience.
Burkhart Farms was an excellent stop. Lots of room to relax, hookups for electric, and very generous hosts. This was a great place to recharge for a few days and look forward to my next stay already! Thank you!
What a fantastic location and terrific hosts! The Burkharts met us when we arrived and gave us a choice a several locations, all with electric! Beans were the crop of the year so views went on for miles. We picked an easterly facing site so the sunrises were beautiful with coffee. They offered info on the surrounding area and we talked until dark. What a great place and we'll certainly be back!
We enjoyed our stay at burkhart farm learned a lot about farming from our host accommodations were excellent we laid on blankets and watch the Stars beautiful and peaceful would highly recommend you staying at burkhart farm if you are in the area
Our grandsons learned a lot about corn and soy bean
The Burkhart farm is a perfect remote location to relax and get a quiet night’s sleep. The Burkharts are welcoming, friendly and have good stories from their extensive RV travels. Wide panoramic views offer a picturesque, private setting to watch deer roam and big sunsets. This was our first stop with Boondockers Welcome and we are planning many more. The memory of staying at the Burkhart farm will always leave a nostalgic warm feeling as we continue on our adventures. Thank you to our wonderful hosts, Mr. and Mrs. Burkhart. Good health, happiness, and fortune you both!
Would stay again and highly recommend
The hosts are warm and welcoming. They greeted us when we arrived and helped us set up water and electric. They have a beautiful 230 acre family farm. They are very relaxed and allowed our children to explore their awesome property. They told us about interesting outings in the area. Highly recommended.
The Burkharts were so patient and kind, and have a beautiful property, surrounded by tranquil farms wide open skies and long country roads. Relaxation, fireflies and quiet are a given here.
Mark, a talented master electrician, offered us any of his tens of hookup locations, making sure we were settled in close by to our friends, even going so far as to give us a dedicated water hookup, and offering to customize the timer on the exterior lights to our liking!
He and his wife were so patient and welcoming to our kids, sharing places to go, allowing them to play in the hay barn, loaning us life jackets for a trip to nearby Jester Park, and even demonstrating some of his shop tools!
A highlight of the experience was his tour of the grain bin, where he allowed the children to run around (with his supervision and patient explanations) inside an empty bin - an experience we and the kids will remember for life.
The Burkhart family personifies what makes Boondockers Welcome such an amazing community, and we are so appreciative of their hospitality and thank them for sharing a piece of their country life with our family.
You will love staying with them!
What amazing incredible hosts for our first ever stay at a Boondockers Welcome site. Ample room to park, they greeted us upon arrival, and we found their farm to be incredibly clean, beautiful, and inviting. it was just so relaxing. Thanks for welcoming us to your home and allowing us to stay! We would love to come back!
We really enjoyed our stay. It was beautiful farm country and very safe. The hosts were not only extremely accommodating but so fun to be around! We talked for hours. They gave us a welcome packet that highlighted attractions and dining. We would definitely stay again and again! We hope we see you on the road! Thank you for a wonderful time!
Great personable hosts that showed us all our options and offered amenities.
We had a good chat about drones, corn and their big rig named Titanic.
Would love to visit again
We had a great night on the Burkhart farm. The hosts were very accommodating. There are multiple sites to “boondocks” with full service electric service. We did not need a water fill but that is available also. The WiFi works well too. This is the best Boondocker site we have stayed at. Hoping to come back again next summer.
This was our 2nd stay at with them. They greeted us, then I went on to explain a problem with RV, They went the extra mile and offered me a spare fuel filter from his Coach. I changed the filters on site. He had some diesel to use to fill them etc. Even offered me the farm truck if I needed to go into town, ALL of this was going the extra mile!The property is wonderful, quiet and even had some deer come by about 40ft from the camper as feeding on the corn on the ground from a silo.We will always make Burhart Farm our stop whenever in that area, Thanks again for ALL the help, BTW: your replacement filter is arriving today:)
We had a wonderful time at Burkhart Farm. The view is nice, our dog loved getting to play fetch and run around outside. Very friendly hosts :)
This was a very nice and peaceful place to spend a couple of days.
The host can accommodate any size rig, and the sight was level.
The Burkharts were well prepared for guests, and had a lot of information regarding points of interest around the state.
The location was great for what we had planned.
Thank you so much for your hospitality!
Nice quiet stay on a very neat /clean farm. Circle drive and big rig friendy. Electric hookup was a plus. The wonderful hosts met us upon arrival and showed us the spot and explained everything. Open areas to run your pups. Kind of a rural area but yet close to most major Hwys with no problem accessing. Highly recommend this location, We surely will return when back in that area
We were made very welcome and nothing was to much trouble
We had lovely conversation at a good distance and throughly enjoyed there company
We we’re sorry to leave when it became time to move on but will be back when we are traveling through again
Paul and Rosy
We have had a lovely stay here.. We were made very welcome, and there is lots of space.
Loved being in the corner of an Iowa cornfield!
Would absolutely recommend.
We had an amazing stay at Burkhart Farm. Our hosts were amazing and super accommodating. We had great electric hook up, water nearby, and amazing wifi! We would definitely stay here again if we're ever in the area!
whimsical owl and Mickey mouse lights guide you onto the property surrounded by corn fields as far as the eye can see. Look up and you can actually see the stars twinkling! Our host offered the use of his pickup truck named " ol' Frostbite" so we drove to town and enjoyed dessert at local cafe. Awoke to a gorgeous sunrise over the cornfield lined skyline. Climbed to the top of the spiral staircase on the grain bin to get a picturesque view. 50 amp hookup a bonus! Host took us our for breakfast next morn and a tour of the town and local history. Stopped by local family creamery and bought dairy products and other goodies for souvenirs. Met hosts son who was a rodeo bull rider and now is a professional rodeo clown! Great stop!
Property was easy to get to, very level and generally just a great spot. Hosts were very friendly and helpful!!! Highly recommended!!
Even though this boondocker location is a very short distance off the paved road, it feels like you are in the middle of the remote countryside. It is quiet and calm (the harvest has not begun yet). We were given our choice of parking spots. They have numerous spots on the farm with 110, 30 amp and 50 amp plug ins available. (Glad this retired electrician and his wife are so generous).
The hosts are kind and welcoming. They seemed to enjoyed having my boys around, laughing at their silliness.
A big plus for me was the AMAZING Wi-fi. I teach English online so I have to have good wifi. I usually use my hotspot on my phone which is just barely enough. The Burkhart wifi was better than even when I use my sisters 5G cable internet.
This farm will definitely be on my favorites to stay at any time we are in the area. Thanks so much.
The Burkhart's farm was very accommodating, helpful, and kind. This was our first Boondockers Welcome stay, and we absolutely loved it. Definitely a quiet getaway spot in the country. You are surrounded by cornfields, it all makes for very beautiful scenery.
We had an amazing night, even with a thunder & lightening storm, safely nestled in between a beautiful cornfield and well maintained silos that were able to provide any amperage of power that a rig might need. These hosts could not have been more welcoming and helpful, ready to meet us and provide anything we needed, lovely conversation, printed info on resources & area attractions and stories of their own RV travels. One night was not enough at Burkhart Farms.
This was such a nice place to stay. It was a rainy day, but it cleared off and we had a beautiful sunset. Burkhart Farm was helpful getting us set up in our spot. We got up early and enjoyed watching the sun rise over the corn field. An enjoyable stay. We would definitely stay here again.
Our first Boondocker visit! Lovely hosts, very friendly and helpful. Rain in Iowa but we got a walk in this morning down the quiet county road. Thank you Mark and Donna!
So much more than we could have expected. Location was rural, quiet and very peaceful, so welcomed after a long day of travel.
What wonderful hosts. Greeted us when we arrived and helped set us up on a level spot with electric and water! Also provided a great resource packet. We chatted quite a while and really enjoyed learning more about them.
The location was so pleasant, we were surrounded by cornfields and silos and being city folk found the scenery delightful. Sunny dog had a grand time running around on soft green grass. It was raining slightly and soon after we settled in the sun came out and we had the most marvelous rainbow, surely a sign of luck as our refrigerator seemed to like the level spot and recovered (whew!)
We were greeted in the morning with a gift of delicious biscuits which we enjoyed with our morning coffee.
These hosts are exactly the type of BW Hosts we would hope to be like some day!
Thank you from Eve, Hilton and Sunny!
I had such a lovely stay at the Burkhart Farm, that I stayed again on my return trip home. They are wonderful hosts. So friendly and welcoming. Shortly after getting settled, I discovered my fresh water tank was almost empty. Mr. Burkhart assisted with running a long hose out to my spot so I didn't have to move my rig over to the water faucet.
It was nice to have 50 amp service so I could cool my rig on a warm afternoon.
The morning of my departure, Mr. Burkhart brought me some freshly baked cheddar biscuits. They were delicious and much appreciated.
I can't say enough kind things about the Burkhart Farm and the lovely hosts - Mr. and Mrs. Burkhart.
They will always be my stop when travelling up I-35
I stopped at the Burkhart Farm on my way to Minneapolis for time with family and the State Fair. This was my maiden voyage and the very first time off-farm for my dogs (other than to the vet).
This was the perfect stop ever!! The Burkhart's were such gracious hosts. I truly enjoyed hanging out and talking with them. It was like catching up with old friends!
Their farm was so great, that I asked to stay again on my return trip home.
Again, I arrived with welcome arms. The greeted me with smiles and engaging conversation. We simply picked up where we left off. Later, I realized I was super-low on fresh water (empty!). Mr. Burkhart helped hook up over 100 foot of hose to fill my tanks. So above and beyond! (I also learned a great way to curl up my hoses at home!) Win-Win all the around!
I cannot imagine any Harvest Host ever topping the Burkhart Farm. I am so blessed to have stayed here and will ALWAYS stop here on future trips to Minneapolis!
Our stay at the Farm was great. Perfect hosts! The farm is a little ways off I-80 but definitely worth the short drive. Our first Boondockers welcome experience was without a doubt ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️‘S
Ya, we were out of touch in remote boondocking locations and missed the wi fi Mark provided
A quiet, wonderful stay! Loved the fireflies. Very gracious hosts! Would definitely come back.
We had a relaxing few days at the Burkhart farm. Very accomadating host .
This was our favorite stop yet ! We couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful spot and nicer hosts . We learned so much about the farm and area , we were even given a booklet about things to do in the area . Which came in very handy we ended up staying longer and touring museums. Our dog had a blast running around .
There’s not many times in a persons Life that they have an experience like we did at this location. It was absolutely perfect! Our Hosts were nice and friendly, and were very accommodating. We loved the peace and quiet. Would definitely stay here again!
This is a great spot. Beautiful and peaceful. They were super helpful getting me set up and comfy.
Peace and quite is what we were looking for and that is what we got. This is a Great place to unwind and relax. Enjoyed the stars at night and the peace & quite is second to none as we slept like a couple babies every night of our stay.
Our Hosts were beyond compare and so accommodating as they immediately made us feel right at Home when we first arrived. I had to pinch myself more than once to make sure I wasn’t dreaming because that’s what it will feel like if you choose to stay here.
Thank You to our wonderful Hosts for a very enjoyable stay.
We loved staying on your farm. Thank you for the biscuits. They were delicious. A little bit out of the way as we were coming east on 80 but the quiet and warm greeting we experienced after a long day on the road was worth it
We had a great stay at the farm. We where shown where the connections were, & all I had to do was pick the one I wanted. My dog, Jayke & I had some great walks along the corn fields, & enjoyed the lightning bug show during our evening walk. We would definitely stay here again.
Excellent accommodations and host. Stayed for 2 nights in a 5th wheel with 50A hookup on the gravel drive by the grain silo. Burkhart’s were very gracious and informative. This was the ideal location for a great memory.
We just loved staying here. This was a longer stay than we usually make and it was so lovely. We enjoyed the view of the corn fields and learning about the farm. We had great conversations with our hosts who are just THE BEST. It was a perfect location on our journey west and very easy to get to coming from the Boone directions. FYI we took 30 all the way from I80 Worlds Largest Truck Stop and it was very easy and nice break from Interstate driving. We are a big rig and we had all the room we need. We were so thankful for the 50 amp hookup given the hot summer heat and offered up some cash for its use (as anyone should do). We didn't get to do any sightseeing as we were in need of downtime but next time we pass thru we are sure to stop again, and maybe that firepit and bbq will be ready. ;) I highly recommend these Boondockers Welcome hosts! So make your travel plans through Iowa (which is beautiful open road) and book with Burkhart Farms!
Easy to find location. The Burkharts were very friendly and checked on us a few times during our stay.
I was able to fill my water tank and easily connect to 50 amp power. WiFi speed and signal was great.
We had a level gravel spot behind a silo facing the corn field.
This is a GREAT site to visit. Hosts were very welcoming. They even gave us a packet with local places to see and local services. In the morning they drove their golf cart to our RV with warm freshly made biscuits. You can park in an isolated place with only cornfields as neighbors and plug into one of several electric outlets on the silo.
The owner is exactly the kind of person you want to meet on the road, honestly I don't think there is a selfish bone in his body. When I arrived he offered water and 30a extension cords to reach one of (his many) plugins. It was quite night and day with only the occasional car driving down the road. Used the wifi for a few minutes to do work, worked well and was fast.
From the local town directions are very straightforward and easy to follow, road is in decent condition but has a few curves and you spend <half mile on gravel.
Overall it was a very positive experience and I would definitely recommend.
This was a beautiful and quiet place to stay. We were only passing through and able to stay one night but if we were in the area we would love to go back there. Mark was a very helpful host and gave us a wonderful packet of information on the area which we will be hanging onto for future use.
We stayed at the Burkhart's farm for 3 nights. The setting was so peaceful and Mr. Burkhart made sure we had everything we needed. They went above and beyond our expectations, even offering the shelter of their home when a bad storm was predicted. We would definitely stay here again!
I arrived about supper time on a week night. My smiling hosts showed me where to park next to a silo and provided an extension cord since mine was not long enough for the job. He even offered bug spray! Very thoughtful. This Georgia girl is always packin' bug repellant! Then the rain started. Sorry we didn't have a chance to visit. They had engagements and I was skee-daddlin'. The flat dirt & gravel farm roads were a pleasure for me having just come out of bumpy Forest Service roads. If you want to spend more time on pavement getting to this site, follow host's directions. Google, especially coming up from I-80, "takes you on four extra miles of dirt." Recommend this host & site.
Such wonderful hosts. There is a lot of room here for multiple boondockers, there were even two others with us the same evening. The hosts even told us about the beans and corn and let us look in the silos. A very neat experience! He even had electric for us which was a plus. Would definitely recommend this stop!
A great set up for multiple units. A welll maintained farm with friendly owners!
This lovely, and peaceful location is in rural Iowa and it’s absolutely beautiful. Nothing but open fields and lots of lush greenery. Host was very kind and helpful, even provided a packet of local information and even food menus! Definitely worth the stop! Thank you for your hospitality!
They have welcomed us very well. They took the time to make sure that everything was fine. A lot of space and it's easy to get in and get out. We highly recommend this place !
Super bel accueil à notre arrivée. Ils ont pris le temps de s'assurer que tout était parfait. Beaucoup d'espace et c'est facile d'entrer et sortir. On recommande fortement !
It is late April, you know that month in the middle of Spring, just before May? It was rainy, cloudy, COLD and the winds were blowing to bring the wind chill down to winter levels. We arrived windblown and mud covered and immediately felt welcome. M. showed us the best place to park where we were sheltered, with 50amps guaranteeing heat overnight as the temps plunged below freezing and chatted with us for awhile until none of us could stand in the cold any longer. He also gave us a wonderful booklet with a list of all the sites to visit, not only around them but, in IA AND offered WiFi. Since we had to leave early the next morning we did not get a chance to meet Mrs B so we hope to on a return trip.
The sun rose over frosty fields and fog and the turkeys were gobbling in the distance so it was even a great visit for my camera.
We have lucked out again with hosts because this stay was yet another reason we love BDW. Thanks Burkhart!
Great hosts, very helpful, and very organized. We enjoyed meeting them and making a memory we will never forget. Hopefully we can meet again and share more stories, wine and cheese curds.
The Burke’s were excellent hosts. They have several parking spots with 30/50 amp electric hookups. Free WiFi and lots of OTA TV channels. We were blessed with a beautiful sunset and sunrise too!
The area is great for peace and quiet. Mark is a very considerate and accommodating host.
We stayed 3 nights. Enjoyed sunrises and sunsets. On clear day, we were able to see 12 miles. Burkhart Farms was friendly and accommodating. There were antique shops and a unique warehouse and toy museum in nearby towns. We look forward to passing their way again.
We had a great night! Tons of open space to maneuver and park, open space for the kids to run around. The Burkarts were so nice and helpful, making sure we had everything we needed. We especially appreciated the electrical hookups :)
We arrived after dark to the Burkhart Farm and were warmly greeted by our hosts. The couple is awesome and their property is beautiful with plenty of space. Our hosts offered to allow us another night, but we already had plans to meet with friends. 100% recommend y’all try to stay here. We hope to visit again and spend more time with our hosts. Great family!
We had a perfect stay on the farm. Got a lot of information about the land and the corn and the soy. They gave us everything we needed. Next morning we joined them to watch the bicycle tour and enjoyed it. Great hosts
Our host were great very nice people we had a very relaxing time we enjoyed the farm and the surrounding town our host was very gracious we shared our RV adventures and picked each others brain on RVing and boomdocking we enjoyed a morning breakfast in town we didn't do the trestle as every afternoon it rained we did go to the creamery you get the chance don't pass that one up we hope one day we will come back or run into our host along our paths of adventure. Thank you for all your help we appreciate out new friends.
The hosts are very friendly and they love traveling so they make the perfect hosts. They are very accomodating with hook up and water. The host even brought his picnic table over to where we parked our camper. No need for big rigs to worry about space or turning radius - it's wide open. Great little Iowa oasis. Thanks for letting us stay.
What an amazing stop! We booked this just to say we got to Iowa but what a surprise. This is a relaxing heartland spot with very gracious hosts! I can honestly say we have never plugged into a grain silo, but we can check that one off our list now. Our hosts were so welcoming and answered all of our questions about the area and the state. Our little dog had the run of the place exploring the soya bean fields, the silos, the barns, and anywhere he could get into (with his peeps, of course.) We had a great old "chin wag" with our hosts about all things RVing, farming and Disney! Easy access, easy in and out. Nearest shopping is a few miles away so you may want to stop at Walmart or Aldi on your way in. Don't miss out on a great relaxation stop. Disclaimer: Visit was in June, no guarantees about winter months!
Ps: when we got ready to leave we couldn’t star the rig. Several hours later and with the help of Mark’s mechanic friend we were back in business. Mark graciously extended our stay and we got on our way a day later than planned. What an altogether great experience!
Nous avons été très bien accueilli cet endroit est paisible nous avons utilisé l'électricité et avons pu remplir notre réservoir d'eau avant de repartir et leur wifi est haute vitesse. Merci beaucoup et nous référons cet endroit
Nous avons adorée notre séjour chez nos höte , un très belle endroit je vous le suggère, merci a Mrs Burkhart.
Burkharts where wonderful hosts, they where very accomodating this early in the seaason, hope to stay again when the weather is more enjoyable