We live on a farm in rural Iowa raising mainly corn and soy beans. (Hobbies) Hosting a Boondockers.com host site and maintaining my farmstead. We really enjoyed traveling in our motorhome but never seem to have any spare time to do it. So guest come to us. I am retired but my wife is still employed. Looking forward to when she retires so we can travel more. I used to be very computer literate with the windows 95 and 98 system but I am completely in the dark with windows 10. (Check out our host site)
One outside farm cat. The cat stays home he does not travel with us
Monaco diplomat 2006 40 feet
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