Hipcamp host Val H.
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We have 11 wooded acres in Connecticuts "Quiet Corner". It is very private, peaceful, quiet, on an 85 acre pristine, crystal clear lake (great swimming!) with 11 islands. The treehouse can sleep 4,, bunk beds and a double ( the potential to accommodate more campers is a possubility), has a covered deck, a composting outhouse, and is secluded and peaceful with beautiful view
We have 11 wooded acres in Connecticuts "Quiet Corner". It is very private, peaceful, quiet, on an 85 acre pristine, crystal clear lake (great swimming!) with 11 islands. The treehouse can sleep 4,, bunk beds and a double ( the potential to accommodate more campers is a possubility), has a covered deck, a composting outhouse, and is secluded and peaceful with beautiful views of the water and forests. An outdoor hot shower is available as well as kayaks (6), life vests of all sizes, a 3 person canoe, paddle boards (2), fishing gear, and double hammock. A "galley" is stocked with many necessities including, a coffee percolator, utensils, kitchen gadgets, grilling tools, pot with lid, frying pan, a egg poaching pan, and camp griddle. Fishing is great , with large mouth bass, pickrel, and more. Great hikes on the property and surrounding area. Natchaug State Forest is nearby, as well as Diana's Pool. . Great photography from your perch in the trees! Wildlife includes, great blue heron, osprey, bald eagles, cormorants, turtles, beaver, white tail deer, a variety of ducks, and many beautiful song birds., and the brightest stars you have ever seen! Your own private lakefront dock, secluded covered fire pit (campfire on the waters edge even if raining!), picnic table and Weber gas grill (sheltered under the treehouse), available for $5, LP 1 LB camp tank, or bring your own, and we will provide free wood. In the treehouse, we now have an antique refrigerator, basically an ice box, to hold your food. We can freeze large jugs of ice to keep it cold, or bring ice with you. Within minutes are restaurants (The Corriander Cafe and The Wooden Spoon, ,great breakfast!) ,. 5 minutes away, a pizza restaurant as well as Ashford Dairy Bar ( hot dogs, seafood, and ice cream! )Two package stores within 5 mins. ,antiquing in Putnam, Super Walmart 15 mins, The Mansfield Drive-In/Flea Market is 20 minutes(movies nightly, flea mkt, sundays, 8-3). Wineries, (Sharp Hill 20 mins.) ,breweries ( the AMAZING Treehouse Brewery< 35 min) Antiquing in Putnam 20 mins. Uconn is 20 mins(dairy bar!). We live on the property, and can help with local suggestions or other needs. Otherwise, you are on your own and will have complete privacy. This is an amazing and unique place, and truly the hippest of hipcamps!
Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Val a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


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Hipcamper David

It really is paradise

David S.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2019

Val and Jami have got it figured out. The word “paradise” in their listing is not marketing hyperbole.

My family and our friends were spread widely across the camping-or-glamping continuum. So we appreciated that our bed-lovers could stay in the treehouse while the hardcore campers could sleep in a tent nearby. And the treehouse is the most adorable, thoughtfully appointed, magical dwelling! Our bed-lovers slept well.

The main event at this site is not, oddly, this magnificent piece of eclectic architecture. It’s the lake, with its calm, glassy waters bejeweled with 11 tiny islands! Kayaking or canoeing was a new activity to most of our party (including some children), but we quickly embarked on adventures all over the lake. There are only a few other properties on the lake, and a nearby road with little traffic, so most of the time you feel like you’re in the wilds of Maine or Vermont, not in CT just a short drive from NYC, Boston, and everywhere in-between.

While the experience IS rustic (this is HipCAMP after all), Val and Jami included countless thoughtful little touches that we greatly appreciated: plenty of potable water in jugs, a fully stocked outdoor kitchen, delicious little chocolate-chip pies as welcome presents, fire-making supplies, and Sweet ‘n Low. (I mean, we like nature, but some aspects of civilization are indispensable, however unlikely they are to be remembered while packing).

To glide across those rippled waters, reflecting a blue sky dotted with cumulus clouds, or to sit around the fire pit at dusk telling stories and singing songs, was paradise for us. Thank you, Val and Jami, for helping us disconnect from the modern world and reconnect with nature and each other.

Lakefront Treehouse  ParadiseView from fire pit (right on the water’s edge)Well-stocked camp kitchen under treehouseLakefront Treehouse  Paradise
Hipcamper L

Tree house is rustic sanctuary

L B.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2019

The tree house was a really great place. It was exactly as advertised. The hosts were extremely friendly and responsive, just the right balance between giving us space and checking in to see if we needed anything. We had a gorgeous day on Saturday, we used the kayaks, paddle boards, canoe, and tires in the lake. I loved the fact that the firepit and the picnic table were both covered so you could enjoy the outdoors even if it was raining.

We got to see a Blue Heron and what I think were swooping swallows skimming the lake and other birds I couldn't identify.

A couple of tips: There were some mosquitoes at night, so be prepared with spray and anti-itch cream but that comes with the territory, it was nothing out of the ordinary. Also, if you plan on grilling, you might want to bring a few of your own cooking supplies.

Hipcamper Ann

The perfect stay!

Ann A.
recommends this listing.
June 9th, 2019

Pictures of this beautiful location don't do it justice! What a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Val and Jami have gone out of their way to make certain everyone staying here has everything they need - and then some. With swimming, kayaking, hiking, or just relaxing in the hammock or around the firepit, there is nothing missing. I will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Tina

Great camping weekend

Tina L.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2019

We had a terrific stay with boating, fishing, and campfire memories. Host was gracious and the setting charmingly rustic. Great spot to decompress.

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Hipcamper Jeffrey

Everything was amazing

Jeffrey G.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2019

Amazing Spot! Kind host, beautiful property! The pond is so nice. Could spend all day sitting on the porch too!

Hipcamper Iris K.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2019
Hipcamper Mayte R.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2019
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