Steepleview Farm Peaceful and Park Like
This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Sparta, KY
Max Rig Size
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
PLEASE NOTE: FORMER BOONDOCKERS WELCOME MEMBERS: if you try to make a reservation under your nickname, WE WILL NOT respond. We will only approve requests which include first and last name and phone number IN THE REQUEST. "Handles" and "Nicknames" are insufficient for our needs. We operate from our phones and without this info we cannot locate your request in our communication sources. Also please note: Due to the high number of guests requesting to stay, every morning around 6 am we respond to and confirm all requests for a stay within the next seven days. REQUESTS MADE AFTER 6 AM FOR SAME DAY OR NEXT DAY MUST BE BY TELEPHONE as we are not at our computer all day. So please, do not fret, do not cancel if you don't get an immediate response to a timely web request for a stay. We can accommodate many guests at one time, weather permitting so your timely stay request is 99% likely to be confirmed. Our confirmation process requires an additional step over and above making an online request. We've found that too many guests do not read the messages we send via HH web portal. So please look for a HH message after making your request AND be prepared to complete your reservation via text message. DIRECTIONS: We have gone the extra mile to design a system and write directions that are more responsive to our guest's confidence in our host site. In addition we have designed directions that will overcome the hazards of a GPS instructions and help you avoid blind curves, low over heads, construction delays and narrow pavement. We manage our property to make this more of a destination than just an overnight stay, and as such we have to manage our reservation system to ease your mind, make your travel here peaceful and the "in and out" experience more comforting. Now, in addition to what we think you will find to be the best Harvest Host farm stay location available anywhere, here's what else you will find at Steepleview Farm. Naturally raised produce, gourmet foods, hiking trails, fishing lake, beautiful park-like farm. We are an all natural, sustainable farm growing incredibly healthy and wholesome delicious produce. We LOVE to share our decades of natural living experiences with everyone, including those with gardening, canning, preserving, pickling and cooking interests. ************************************************************ ****We are easy to find so to ease your mind, make your travel here more enjoyable and to assure you of the best route and directions possible, through the collaborative effort of our many prior guests arriving in all sorts of RV's, we have assembled THEIR suggestions into comprehensive directions. You will only find them at our website. DO NOT ENTER OUR ADDRESS INTO YOUR GPS (its our residence, not our RV area) FIND THE BUTTON THAT LINKS TO OUR WEBSITE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PANEL WITH MY NAME AND PHONE NUMBER If you are using a mobile device, please scroll all the way past "reviews" to the bottom of the page and click *VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING DIRECTIONS***** on the link for "website" found next to our facebook logo, which is right after my name "Marcus" and our cancellation notice. THIS LINK TO OUR WEBSITE IS THE BEST LINK TO THE BEST DIRECTIONS. https://steepleviewfarm.com/directions-to-rv-parking If you just visit our website, and are looking for directions find the page for "DIRECTIONS FOR THOSE WITH A MOTORCOACH, FIFTH WHEEL OR A TRAVEL TRAILER" ***AGAIN PLEASE NOTE*** Do Not use our mailing address for your GPS. It takes you to our residential mailbox and our private driveway which is not suitable for RV's. You can use our Google Map by typing in the address below. https://bit.ly/2YQSugs ********************************** NEARBY ATTRACTIONS MANY OF OUR GUESTS VISIT: The Ark Encounter The Creation Museum Elk Creek Winery Neeley Family Distillery Big Bone Lick State Park Frankfort Cemetery (Resting Place of Daniel and Rebecca Boone and many historic figures) Buffalo Trace Distillery Old Capital and Old Governor's Mansion Frankfort Kentucky Kentucky History Museum Clifty Falls State Park, Madison Indiana Belterra Casino Resort Kentucky Speedway *******************************************
Vehicle Suitability Information
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Offleash Area for Pets
ARRIVAL All guests must arrive before dark, local time. Despite detailed directions, after dark it is hard to visualize the parking area and despite detailed directions, guests continue to turn down our private driveway, not the RV parking entrance. Our driveway is narrow, low hanging branches and no turnaround. It creates a very dangerous situation for you which is easily avoided if you can see the intersection ahead of you where the sign to the RV entrance is prominently displayed. CHECK OUT: Check out time is 12 noon. GENERATOR USE: Generators are permitted at all times. However, during your visit, we suggest that you discuss your desire to run your generator after 10 pm with nearby guests. During hot weather or cold weather or when solar is not available if another RV is parked nearby we suggest that you discuss among yourselves whether generators need to be quieted after 10 pm. If you have any special considerations such as medical equipment, very small children or other needs, let us know and we can locate you farther from others for your necessary generator use if nearby RV's have any objection. GENERAL CAUTIONS: No fires except in designated fire rings and only upon granted permission. If you see any tree stands or blinds along the way, please do not climb into or on any of them, they may be unsafe ** Watch bees in our bee yard from a safe distance. ** Do not cut or pick any vegetation without permission. ** Do not open or enter any buildings except the horse barn where a supply of carrots is usually right inside and in sight for you to feed the horses over the fence. ** Feed horses carrots at arm’s length ** Be aware, HORSE CAN BITE! ***SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING OUR NATURE WALK*** While on our nature walk, please be aware that the ground may be uneven, roots, rocks and slippery spots will be encountered. Appropriate footwear and leg protection rom the occasional thorny growth, sticks, stumps etc. is advised. The longest trail is approximately 1 mile, there are shorter trails and comfortable wildlife viewing areas to rest. This is not a “hike” so to speak, but intended to be a leisurely stroll under the canopy of large trees with informational signs along the way. However, some hills may be steep and some parts of the trail require exertion. Because all recreational activity at Steepleview Farm is free of charge we are exempt under Kentucky Law from any and all liability. Have a SAFE and Enjoyable Visit!
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: HOW MANY NIGHTS CAN WE STAY: We will accept up to 3 nights. Additional nights may be available so feel free to ask. WHAT ARE THE CHECK-IN CHECK-OUT TIMES: Check in anytime, we prefer around 4:00 pm, but MUST BE Before Dark local time please. Check out time is a flexible 12 noon. WHAT ARE THE BEST DIRECTIONS FOR US TO FOLLOW: We have taken the suggestions of all our guests to create detailed directions that avoid rough roads, steep hills, low overhangs, broken pavement etc. The best directions are found at our website. AND, when we confirm, we will send you a direct link to them. But please avoid one recurring problem: PLEASE DO NOT TURN DOWN OUR PRIVATE DRIVEWAY. Be sure to use our website for directions. We have a special RV entrance for you. Our address (in a gps) will have you turn down our driveway. It is too narrow, low branches and no turnaround. ONCE WE RESERVE, DO WE NEED TO CALL IN ADVANCE OF ARRIVAL: Yes Please. We request TWO (2) phone calls en route. One when you are an hour out and one when you exit the interstate. Details will be sent to you on confirmation, along with driving directions and parking information. CAN WE RUN GENERATORS? Yes, until 10 pm, all night if other near by campers don’t object. CAUTION: If you are traveling on I-71 from the north or the south DO NOT USE EXIT 62 to US 127 Glencoe/Owenton. USE EXIT 57 WHICH IS FIVE MILES SOUTH OF THE GLENCOE EXIT.
Hosted By marcuscarey
A Homesteader of 35 years, organic gardener and keeper our 170 acre farm Details: NOTE: BDW has an expiration date on stay requests. Due to the popularity of our location we can only accept requests within 7 days of the expected arrival. If by some chance you request a date farther out and it expires, don't fret. Just re-submit and we will honor it within seven days of your arrival. Next: Reserving with us is a bit different than many places. We have an ever increasing number of guests and we love it. But, managing the number required us to implement a very easy to use but vital process. If you request to stay you will receive a notice that we will ask you to send us a TEXT message. Why? Some people book several sites and then pick the final one without letting us know. We will establish a text thread that will allow us to keep in touch, allow you to receive the ONLY directions that will work for you (trust me, your GPS and map software will not be your friend here). So welcome, we look forward to hosting you and remember, our text message process is mandatory to confirm your reservation. Now, a bit about us. We are Marc and Harriet Carey. We met when we were 15, dated in high school and have been married for forty seven years. Here at Steepleview Farm we raised two fine sons, acres of crops, hundreds of cattle, and a lot of wonderful pets. We started homesteading here 35 years ago. We studied, learned and used the old time methods of clearing the land and farming with hand tools. Besides canning, freezing and preserving our own wonderful food we also learned the art of smoking meats, curing hams, and the ancient art of fermentation. With our children grown and raised, and grandchildren arriving, we began thinking of how we might use the farm in a way more suited to our love of home grown, all natural, NON-GMO pesticide free food. We traveled across the United States in search of the best, healthiest and most flavorful food in America and what we found was a wonderful community of newly interested people dedicated to farm to table programs, exactly what we’d been doing all along. We are blessed beyond our wildest dreams to have made Steepleview Farm our home. And are thrilled to share the blessings of our little piece of heaven with you. Home Town: A town that doesn't exist anymore called Poplar Grove, in Owen County, Kentucky. Favorite Boondocking Locations: Why, Steepleview Farm, of course! Skills or Expertise to Share: I am a storyteller, an organic gardener, an historian and with our children we began homesteading 35 years ago, clearing land and doing it all the pioneer way, with hand tools and antiques.
Availability for RV Camping
References for this location from other RVers
2 months ago
Very nice place for a night or two to rest up.
2 months ago
Marc’s very detailled directions allowed us to arrive on our first try. The camping are very nice so we stayed 3 nights. Steepleview Farm allowed our first taste of Jalapeño flavoured products. Wow, delicious ! We will definitely order from the online store.
3 months ago
Marc communicated great. FOLLOW his directions to get to his place! Easy in/out. Tons of room for our 40’ class A plus 25’ car trailer. Fascinating history about the property and all the work Marc and his family have done over the years to make it what it is today. Would love to come back next year first weekend of August for the “largest yard sale”. The jellies we purchased were yummy. Glad there is an online store to order more!
3 months ago
Had a wonderful stay at Steeple View Farms. Communication was fantastic and made for easy access to the hilltop where we stayed. Directions were very good and everything was well marked. We were met at the entrance and given a choice of places to stay. One of the highlights was we were able to order some of their very tasty products and they were delivered right to our door.
3 months ago
We only planned for a quick overnight as a rest stop on our trip, but it really is worth a longer stay. The area is beautiful and the hosts are wonderful folks.