Hipcamp host Tamara F.,
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 ESCAPE TO THE BEAUTIFUL FARM & ORCHARD COUNTRY,                                     More Cows and Apples than people!!! Registered Historic Site 1890, Good Wifi         Amazing Beauty  - 360 Views of Farms,  Orchards and Mountians -Beautiful Big Barn w Kitchen area  & Arts and Crafts and workshop  -Feed the Chickens, Gather their colored eggs-  Activities and Games-Tree Swi


 ESCAPE TO THE BEAUTIFUL FARM & ORCHARD COUNTRY,                                     More Cows and Apples than people!!! Registered Historic Site 1890, Good Wifi         Amazing Beauty  - 360 Views of Farms,  Orchards and Mountians -Beautiful Big Barn w Kitchen area  & Arts and Crafts and workshop  -Feed the Chickens, Gather their colored eggs-  Activities and Games-Tree Swings-Horseshoes-Basketball-Checkers-Cards- Living Farmstead Museum, Hands on- Old Tools and Ways -Gardening-Birdwatching- PYO Flowers,Herbs, Veggies  -Great Fire Pit, Cast Iron Skillets, Tools and Grates provided -Learn about Agriculture and times on a 1890 American Farm - Local Orchards, Creameries,Mennonite Feed and dry goods stores   MICROWAVE - HOTPLATE - COLEMAN STOVE 



    Fresh organic produce, homemade canned goods and organic,non gmo              eggs available , gratis morning hot beverage bar

Victorian Summer Kitchen Curiosity, circa 1890, is located on small, organic Cloud Nine Farm among the beautiful Orchard, Dairy and Mennonite country of Western Maryland. 

Glorious sunrises over the Catoctin Mts and a great 360 vista of the surrounding Farmlands and Orchards. Close to the Appalachian trail and several State Parks, great biking . Awesome area. We DO have good Wifi in all buildings                                                                     THIS IS REAL FARM COUNTRY

                                           (sights, sounds and smells)

Fresh local produce available either on our Farm or at innumerable Orchard stands throughout the year. This includes milk and ice cream  :) , Apples, Peaches, Plums, Cherries, Strawberries, and all types of veggies and meats.

The summer kitchen and its loft are outfitted as they would have been in the Victorian times, with implements for cooking, canning, candle making, herb and plant processing, braided rug making. etc.  Object being to perk your curiosity and to reflect on another time in history, when practically every farm and homestead were self sufficient.

Also, part of the stable is set up as a eating area, and the barn and hayloft as a hands on Farm museum to explore. Old fashioned games and rope swings and Arts and Crafts for additional fun. 

Our Mennonite neighbors milk 120 cows twice a day, and in the summertime, the cows come up to our back fence.  This area is still very much Agrarian, with hundreds of Farms still being worked, it is a wonderful thing to see, experience and appreciate.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Tamara a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Off-roading (OHV)
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Natural features you'll find at VICTORIAN SUMMER KITCHEN CURIOSITY in Maryland.


Cavetown is here, named after it's caves, Crystal Grotto caves are close by to visit


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River, stream, or creek

Antietam creeks and Potomac river close.


Cunningham Falls State Park 10 mins away, has a trail network and a waterfall


Cloud Nine Farm organic Flowers, Herbs and Veggies. Pollinator meadows, windmill tower, cool 1890 Pointy Victorian house.


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Hipcamper Jason

Hooray for cloud nine!

Jason V.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2021

Cloud Nine is a wonderful destination and we couldn't ask for better hosts than Tam and Willow. This Victorian-era farm that offers comfort in a pastoral setting is thoughtfully arranged and decorated. The spacious property includes a vegetable and herb garden, sunny and shady sitting areas, and a barn with a cooking area and some art and craft supplies for children and adults to enjoy. Tam is extremely courteous and responsive, from booking to departure. Our family had a memorable stay, and left with homemade jam, a painted slate tile and eggs from chickens we got to know by name. We look forward to returning to Cloud Nine!

Hipcamper Janel

Felt like home (away from home)!

Janel R.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2021

Family had such a nice time. Tam made us feel so comfortable and welcome. We had great conversations and learned a lot about setting up our future home for self-reliance, gardening, and animals. We actually brought more than we needed because she had so much. Thank you!

Hipcamper Katherine
Katherine K.
recommends this listing.
October 3rd, 2021

We only stayed one night but got to feel like we had a real 'getaway'. Tam was an excellent host and made sure we had everything we needed. The space is full of interesting things to do and interesting things to look at, and my kids had a great time. They keep asking when we can go back :)

Hipcamper R M
R M W.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

Victorian Summer Kitchen was enchanting and so comfortable and homey. A beautiful ambiance of vintage, Victorian and glamping in the beautiful views and farms nearby. Tamara was very hospitable, organized, and had so many added items such as tea, creamer, microwave, paper products, and sanitizing products. Willow, her cats, and chickens’ reflect her great personality.

Hipcamper Shana

Great getaway with kids!

Shana B.
recommends this listing.
September 14th, 2021

My kids and I stayed at Tam's little slice of heaven for a quick weekend getaway. It was a perfect spot for the break we all needed, and a great home base for exploring nearby High Rock Overlook and Misty Meadow Farm. Staying in the Summer Kitchen was sort of like cabin camping, but better! My preschooler loved playing with the old-timey toys and gadgets in the little house, and my middle-schooler hung out on the tree swing and made friends with the cats. Tam's dog Willow is a sweetheart and great with kids. The arts-and-crafts barn is genius - there are materials for all kinds of projects ready to go. Tam is a super attentive host - she built our fires (as I am not a seasoned camper!) and helped us cook over the flames. She has thought of everything a person might need in order to be comfortable and enjoy their stay.

Hipcamper Choudhury

Tam and willow are wonderful hosts

Choudhury A.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2021

Staying at Cloud Nine Farm was a special kind of paradise. Tamara and Willow were lovely and interesting hosts. She had a full garden of delicious vegetables and herbs, funny and cute chickens running all through the farm,  she showed me how to make a proper fire (we still need to practice). The bathroom was clean with  all sorts  of sanitizer options, the little home was fascinating, cozy and definitely a whole experience on its own (it felt straight out  of Little Women). Overall it was just a  beautiful farm, full of nooks and crannies,  lots of fun activities throughout the farm and plenty of chairs to sit in different areas and enjoy the beautiful  views. Whether it's sunny or golden hour or even a dramatic thunderstorm, everything is beautiful. Oh it's  also just in a great area, that feels like  a vision into the past, a time capsule where not too much has changed when the rest of the modern world seems a bit too chaotic. It's also near the best ice cream place ever (Misty Meadow Farm Creamery).

Hipcamper Carlos

A visit like no other

Carlos C.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2021

What I enjoyed the most about visiting Victorian Summer Kitchen was the incredible level of hospitality offered by Tamara. Even before we visited Tam shared important information with us about what to bring as well as weather updates and places nearby to visit. When we arrived, Tam was so welcoming to all of us and even had a campfire started for us since we arrived in the evening. Our accommodations were beautifully unique, rustic, and unlike anyplace we've ever stayed. My 7 year old enjoyed all the antiques, having a chance to sleep in the loft and playing with Tam's sweet dog and cats on the farm. Tam made time to greet us each morning and have a chat with us around a pot of coffee while we planned our day. Despite the heat advisory on the weekend that we traveled, the evenings were cool and breezy since the farm sits atop a hill. Will be returning for sure next summer. 5 stars for Victorian summer kitchen, a truly unique place!

Hipcamper Yuhan
Yuhan X.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

Staying at Tam’s farm really made our road trip special. We loved interacting with the animals, taking the short hike with Tam to the apple orchard, and of course the many many great conversations we had, some by the campfire Tam again generously treated us to. The Victorian house itself is such a lovely quaint structure, and the scenery around is unbelievably serene. Tam also give some seriously amazing recommendations for nearby attractions.
Tam, thank you for this awesome experience - please let us know if you are ever in China, India or California :)

Hipcamper Nicole

Quaint, artsy, and fun!

Nicole B.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2021

Our family had a wonderful time staying at Tam's summer kitchen. Our children, 8 and 11, enjoyed playing on the tree swing, chasing Tam's dog, Willow, collecting eggs and snuggling with chickens, and feasting on fresh cherry tomatoes. Tam was a welcoming host and the summer kitchen was a cute little spot to spend the night. We did not spend a lot of time on the property, but we would definitely consider staying again.


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