Hipcamp host Amy M.
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Enjoy your stay next to our edible forest garden and orchard of berries, nuts  and fruit trees.  This site is in the back yard due to the access from the driveway for cars and vans.  We offer privacy and many extras to this site if needed.  See reviews for all those who enjoy this site for its views and for the property location.  Again, it is a back yard site!   Various sea

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Enjoy your stay next to our edible forest garden and orchard of berries, nuts  and fruit trees.  This site is in the back yard due to the access from the driveway for cars and vans.  We offer privacy and many extras to this site if needed.  See reviews for all those who enjoy this site for its views and for the property location.  Again, it is a back yard site!   Various seasons will offer you an opportunity to pick your own breakfast in our maturing establishment.  If you are an edible landscape  enthusiast you will enjoy exploring, and examining our 7 year permacultuire food forest with chestnut seedlings already tall enough to climb , 10-foot hazels bearing buckets of nuts and a different selection of raspberries, blackberries, gooseberry, currents, golden berries, service berries and Mulberries. (all are seasonal)      Enjoy a stroll through the meadow trail to breath in  morning views and evening fireflies and stars.  This camp area is semi private and closer to the household and area for parking a car or small camper is not far away.   Nearby blue mark trails, mountain biking, Ferris Acres Creamery, lake Lillinonah and outdoor activities are at your fingertips and your hosts will be happy to provide any assistance needed to find or enjoy these opportunities.  We can provide breakfast upon request from our free range chickens on our kiwi lined deck with beautiful mountain views.  Come and enjoy the croak of the bullfrog and the sound of the crickets.  We are new and growing our amenities so at this time check the overview for available amenities but you can guarantee we won't disappoint.  Come visit Mickelberry Forest Garden!!!  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 7 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 34ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Amy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Eggs from our free range chickens! Also duck eggs if you are interested.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Mountain biking trails very nearby.

Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wind sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mickelberry Forest Gardens in Connecticut.

Lake

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Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer P.
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May 5th, 2018

Mickleberry Farms was a great spot. The hosts are lovely and very accommodating. The camper site was fairly close to the house but felt private and the hosts really made a point of making sure we weren’t disturbed. Tent camp sites are in an upper pasture which would be a really ideal experience. The spot is very rural but only ten to fifteen minutes from a main road. Great location -

Really beautiful, peaceful location. Bird song was lovely -Fantastic location for both tent and small campersMorning tea looking out over beautiful rolling hills. Owners have tent camping space in an upper pasture and a spot near the fire pit for small campers. This is a really great location.
Hipcamper Amy
Response from Amy, the Host, on May 5th, 2018

You were wonderful visitors. My husband really loved your camper and Charile was a wonderful guest as well!!! We agree the camper spot is a bit close to the house and are working on a new parking spot in mind for upper meadow. Thank you for the great photos as well. Happy Camping!!! Come back again some time! Bill and Amy

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Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer P.
recommends this listing.
May 5th, 2018

Absolutely lovely location and the hosts were more than helpful, really going out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had what we needed. Definitely recommend this location - we will be back the next time our travels take us to western CT.

Really beautiful, peaceful location. Bird song was lovely -Fantastic location for both tent and small campersMorning tea looking out over beautiful rolling hills. Owners have tent camping space in an upper pasture and a spot near the fire pit for small campers. This is a really great location.
Hipcamper Travis
Travis P.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2018

I was initially a bit hesitant booking this place however I took a chance and I’m glad I did. It was exactly what I was hoping it’d be. The grounds were awesome and the owners couldn’t have been friendlier. If you’re looking for a peaceful dog friendly location to do some glorified camping ... this is your place.

Hipcamper Amy
Response from Amy, the Host, on June 5th, 2018

Thank you for your patronage. You were wonderful guests and your dogs were beautiful and so very well behaved. Your note was also very special. We hope to see you again! Be well!!!!

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Hipcamper Shaina
Shaina V.
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June 18th, 2018

What an absolutely lovely place! Amy and her husband were wonderful hosts and made us feel right at home! Beautiful views, land, place to camp and twinkle lights! I highly recommend staying here and can't wait to come back!

View from the campfire and back yard!
Hipcamper Amy
Response from Amy, the Host, on June 21st, 2018

We loved hosting you!!! You are such wonderful young adults and we enjoyed having you and your sweet dog. Thank you for leaving the spot nicer than you found it!!! We look forward to having you back!! Peace!!

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Hipcamper Ramya
Ramya H.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2018

Highly recommend this spot! My boyfriend and I rented a car from NYC and brought my dog up to spend a couple of quiet nights out of the city. We could not have been more pleased with the location and hosts. Amy and Bill were so laid back and helpful throughout our stay. The communication was excellent and they were so friendly and accommodating. They are respectful of privacy while also being open and available to socializing and having a good time. We loved being right next to the chicken coop and waking up to fresh eggs for breakfast! Overall an amazing experience and we hope to come back.

Hipcamper Amy
Response from Amy, the Host, on July 23rd, 2019

it was such a treat to host to you both!!! So much fun to have my cousin in common as well!!! it sure is a small world. We enjoyed visiting with you both and getting to know you! We hope you come visit again! Thank you for being such great guests!!! Bill and Amy

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Hipcamper Jorge
Jorge D.
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August 13th, 2018

Amazing hosts very attentive we rent kayaks and we did breakfast with them and it was great.
Definitely a place to return, private, secure.

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Hipcamper Amy
Response from Amy, the Host, on August 16th, 2018

We enjoyed hosting you guys so much. A great, friendly, kind , group of campers. Despite the rain it seems it did not slow you down or dampen your time together. You all still had a great time and we hope you come back!! It was so fun making you breakfast and taking you to the lake to kayak. Thank you for your generosity and peace to our new friends. Our best. Bill and Amy

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Hipcamper Kelsey
Kelsey S.
recommends this listing.
May 13th, 2020

Mickelberry Forest Gardens was a perfect camping spot for families with kids - there was a huge grass area to run around plus chickens and ducks to admire! There is not much shade so be sure to pack lots of sunscreen.

Hipcamper Amy
Response from Amy, the Host, on May 13th, 2020

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit! It was fun to find the cute dandelion bouquets at the site!! Thank you for visiting and supporting our site!!! We hope you visit again! Best wishes Amy & Bill!!

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Hipcamper hannah
Hannah J.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2020

The host was incredibly nice and welcoming. She was very responsive and communicative from the beginning. The site is beautiful and I felt like I had a lot of privacy and freedom to roam the property. She was nice enough to bring me ive for my cooler. There is a lovely fire pit and plenty of wood, although I was so tired from my day long drive that I wasn't up to building a fire. I felt safe and secure. Despite the current social climate (covid 19) I felt at ease on this space. The host was even nice enough to help me jump my battery the morning I went to leave after leaving my truck door open for too long while preparing to go. I would definitely recommend this as a place to camp!

Hipcamper Amy
Response from Amy, the Host, on June 1st, 2020

Hannah and her pal Beau were wonderful guests! Hannah was so appreciative and was a pleasure to have visit at our property. I wish you the best for safe travels and your plans for the summer!! Come visit again!!! Best wishes, Amy

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Hipcamper David

Wonderful hosts and views!

David B.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2020

An overnight stay at the Mickelberry Forest Gardens is good for the soul! Beautiful property, great hosts... what's not to love?

The surrounding area is full of natural wonder to explore - lakes, hikes, bird-watching, farm stands...

If you are looking for a great little getaway, you can't go wrong with this spot!

View of the lower campsite area.
Hipcamper Amy
Response from Amy, the Host, on June 6th, 2020

You were wonderful guests we really enjoyed talking with you and are really glad you enjoyed your Birthday Stay!!! It was a pleasure to have you as guests and we hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes to you both and thank you for chosing to visit here in Newtown!!! Peace!!!

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Awards

Best of 2018 Connecticut
1st place
Property
Mickelberry Forest Gardens
State
Connecticut
Country
United States
$45/night
1 Site

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