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Firefly Farm at Burke Hollow
66 reviews
· Burke, Vermont
30 acres
3 sites
3 Caravan/Tent
Our story begins around the turn of the millennium when we were expecting our first child and thinking passionately about how we wanted to nourish him. We planted our first garden, shopped at the co-op, and began working with whole foods: baking our own breads, tortillas, canning jams, and freezing small harvests. After an unexpected move to the coast of Maine, we took advantage of the climate, and began growing a lot of our own food, raising hens, and dreaming about a farm of our own where we might grow enough food to sustain ourselves. The dream included a farm with an old barn, still standing, and a place to build a tiny net zero home. It also included many vegetable gardens, a farm stand, a mature apple orchard and sugarbush, a pond, a cleared pasture, at least 25 acres, and it had to be in a cool town in Vermont. This list grew over the years, as did our family. As a family of four, we had become very connected to our community in Maine, and suspected that we would not return to our home state until many years later when the kids were grown. But one night at the kitchen table, in a moment of political frustration, we peeked at the real estate listings, and there was our farm! All of it! Waiting for us! So we jumped ship, all four of us, and said good-bye to our dear friends and the house that had been our home for almost a decade. We bought a used camper and landed, home. In our first two years back, we built a small energy efficient house, a chicken coop and a sugar shack. We dug a pond, created gardens, grew some vegetables, planted berry bushes and more apple trees, thinned the sugarbush and boiled some sap. With the help of the Vermont State Conservation Grant, we began rehabbing an 1800s barn that is the only remaining structure of the original farm. In our third year, we launched a CSA, opened a farm-stand made and sold maple syrup, erected a hoop house, built a greenhouse and guest space. Our dream evolves. We are doing what we love, in a beautiful place, and designing a means of sharing it all with others. We hope to continue to grow food, nourish our community, host events, and allow the dream to grow for generations. Learn more about this land: Tucked in the hills of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, Firefly Farm is committed to providing access to locally grown food free of pesticides, utilizing farming practices that enhance biodiversity while combating climate change, and working with nature to promote wellness for our Earth and all its beings. By staying here, you get to experience this connection with the Earth, as well as engage in the community and ride the trails around Burke. Our camping area is primitive, with just three small level sites available, but only site one will accommodate a small camper van or teardrop trailer. Two of the sites are wooded and one is on the edge of the woods. Each site is private and will accommodate 2-4 adults plus any number of children (at no additional cost). If you want to book with friends, just book an extra site, or book all three and have the place to yourselves. Come stay with us and enjoy the beauty of the Northeast Kingdom!
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Burke, Vermont, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Ben T.Joined in April 2021
85 Ratings · 66 reviews
Craig K.recommends
September 19, 2022
Site 2, Tent Only
Bery nice place. Don’t expect much in the way of amenities but do expect great views, clear air, plenty of quiet and all the goos stuff of camping. Make sure you bring whatever you want besides firewood and water because you are a poke from services, just like camping should be
James W.recommends
September 17, 2022
Site 1, Tent or Van/Camper
The campsite was comfortable with nice views and the outhouse was well set up with a creative yurt design. There was also a nice fire pit with a table. Ben and Michelle were over the top kind and accommodating. We helped them move a few pumpkins and squash and they overpaid us and potatoes and home bake cookies.
Mark M.recommends
September 11, 2022
Site 3, Tent only
Ben and his family have a fantastic place to stay. Just a couple miles from East Burke and Burke Mountain, and only 1-2 miles from the KT network. Site 3 is on a small knob, set back in the trees, with a nice atmoshpere. The communal fire pit has everything you need, including views and a grate for grilling. I highly recommend Fire Fly Farm and would absolutely be back next time I visit!
Carter S.recommends
September 11, 2022
Site 1, Tent or Van/Camper
Site 1 has a beautiful view!
Tyler B.recommends
September 8, 2022
Site 2, Tent Only
10/10 Highly Recommended
I had a wonderful time camping at Firefly Farm! The woodchip bedding provided a nice level comfy spot for my tent and the privy was very clean and stocked up. You absolutely can't beat the price and I would highly recommend camping here!
Ginger I.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 1, Tent or Van/Camper
What a great quiet place, wonderful location for riding Kingdom Trails, and what a nice host! Plenty of trees, space, and a most unique, nature-friendly loo. A farm stand on the property and a sugar house where proprietary syrup is produced... had a wonderful time!
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