Hipcamp host Tamara F.,
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"BEST OF" HIPCAMP AWARD WINNER 2022, 2021, 2020

LOVELY OLD FARM      SPECTACULAR SETTING IN THE COUNTRY

GOOD WIFI     FUN THINGS TO DO AND SEE      GREAT CHILLIN

-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-Checke

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"BEST OF" HIPCAMP AWARD WINNER 2022, 2021, 2020

LOVELY OLD FARM      SPECTACULAR SETTING IN THE COUNTRY

GOOD WIFI     FUN THINGS TO DO AND SEE      GREAT CHILLIN

-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 an 1890 American Farm - Local Orchards, Creameries, Mennonite Feed and dry goods stores   MICROWAVE - HOTPLATE - COLEMAN STOVE , FIREPITS

  ***FIREWOOD BUNDLES ONLINE OR AT FARM/NO OUTSIDE WOOD PLS***

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 a REAL FARM COUNTRY   (sights, sounds, and smells)

Fresh local produce is 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, and 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 an 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
Cabin
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Playground available
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
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
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Paddling
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Climbing
Snow sports
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Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at VICTORIAN SUMMER KITCHEN CURIOSITY in Maryland.

Cave

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

Mountainous

Located in "The Great Valley" between 2 mt ranges. Spectacular. Close to Camp David, the Presidential retreat known for its gre...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Antietam creeks and Potomac river close.

Waterfall

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

Farm

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

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Hipcamper Lisa
Lisa D.
recommends this listing.
November 14th, 2022

I loved the charming and cozy accommodations! Tam has done so much to make this place lovely and interesting. We loved the chickens, and her friendly dog Willow, who was such a gentle and non-intrusive presence. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Rebecca

Perfect weekend away

Rebecca C.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2022

This was our second visit to Cloud Nine Farm and we loved it again! It's really so close to our home near Washington, DC, but feels a world away, so it's a great change of scenes and an easy recharge. Our kids love running around the farm - playing with the dog, visiting the chickens, making art in the barn. Tam is a great host, really helpful and kind (lots of her good jams and pickles to buy/cook with in the barn, too). We hope to return in the spring to see Cloud Nine in a different season!

Hipcamper Laura
Laura B.
recommends this listing.
October 7th, 2022

What a magical stay! I wanted to take the kids out of the city for their day off school but was a little wary without help from my partner. I needn’t have worried. From the moment we arrived we were captivated by the many treasures in the rooms, friendly animals, herbs and veggies to pick, swings, and even magic colors in the fire after S’mores. Tam was always thinking one step ahead and knowing what we needed.
We loved sleeping up in the loft with twinkle lights, using the “princess throne” bathroom, making arts and crafts, and digging for potatoes. I left a whole bag of cooking equipment at home and Tam took care of everything. She has put so much care into making the farm special and had great tips for things to do in the area. We can’t wait to come back.

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Hipcamper Leon
Leon S.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2022

Tamara hosts with just the right amount of help to enjoy, without hovering. Her knowledge of the area is intimate and we enjoyed getting to know her place.

Thanks!

Hipcamper David
David G.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2022

Very quaint little house. Beautiful area. Tamara was very accommodating. Great setup for arts and crafts.

Hipcamper jackie

Loved this spot

Jackie S.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2022

We LOVED our stay at Tam’s place- it was a total treat with all kinds of curated treasures. Highly recommend

Hipcamper Keira
Keira M.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2022

Such a wonderful, unique, relaxing place! The grounds are beautiful, the sleeping quarters and loft are funky and fun, and there are lots of little nooks to explore. Tam is a wonderful host — engaging, kind and helpful. It was a perfect, easy getaway from DC for me and two kids!

Hipcamper Brent
Brent C.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2022

Tamara will give you a huge Maryland welcome and her hipcamp is a delightfully quirky and gentle place to stay. Tamara is a collector of oddities and antiques and if you have an eye for such things you will spend a lot of time just looking at the things that she has amassed. Her garden is beautiful and the best memory we have as a family is sitting as the sun set cooking sausages with Tamara as we chatted and the fireflies began to glow and the sky grew purple. The accommodation is basic, but that's what we wanted and the shower under the trees in the breeze is lovely.

Tamara has the personal touch. On Sunday she set me up with a lap top to watch my UK football team as she ushered my kids to be creative and leave dad alone. Not sure where else one would find that kind of service!

Hipcamper Lina

A unique respite

Lina J.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2022

Our last stop on a roadtrip with our toddler and 3 month old and our favorite. The landscape was stunning - we loved watching the sun set over the rolling hills from under the huge tree. Lots of farms nearby. Tamara was a warm, gracious, and knowledgeable host. She had produce from her garden laid out for us on arrival and helped my husband cook on a cast iron skillet for the first time. She won over my feisty toddler as well! My toddler loved the cats, Willow the dog, the chickens, tire swing, traipsing through the gardens, and arts and crafts. The loft itself was surprisingly comfortable, given its age, and was a charming look back into the 19th century. The toilet was awesome - you'll see what I mean... All in all, we enjoyed our brief stay and would return.

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Awards

Best of 2022 Maryland
3rd place
Best in 2021 Maryland
2nd place
Best of 2019 Maryland
3rd place
Property
CLOUD NINE VICTORIAN FARM
State
Maryland
Country
United States
$99/night
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