Hipcamp host Tim G.,
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Eight tenths of a mile hike/bike to your shelter in the woods.  Then it is only a few hundred feet to a private dock and your own swimming area.  Set up a tent or make use of a shelter.  Your choice!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Remove your rubbish
Have a question? Send Tim a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 0%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

We have had loons on the lake since 2014.



Natural features you'll find at Shelter in the Woods of Vermont in Vermont.


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Hipcamper Evangeline

Secrete garden

Evangeline C.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

It is more magical than what I imagined. If each forest has a smell this is the best smelling trail to hike in. The 20 min is dead accurate and it's a leisure hike in if you are not carrying like a tons of stuffs with many gentle ups and downs. We tried to pack light for this trip based on other's review but definitely still challenging to pick and choose. The site is situated so nicely with many options to set up tent. The lean on shelter is neat when the weather is unpredictable. Can't really describe the beauty of this place but you just have to come see for yourself. So peaceful so tranquil and super appreciated Tim and his family preserved and guarded this secret garden and willing to share with us.

Private dock and the pup loves sitting out there watching the view. Water is so clean and clear. Met many people fishing for rainbow trout and bass. Back side of fire pit boulder, which is neat and block and smoke from entering the tent. Canoeing around the lake and house tour many amazing mansions nearby.
Hipcamper Caroline
Caroline C.
recommends this listing.
August 26th, 2021

Tim’s place was absolutely gorgeous! Plenty spacious enough for 2 tents, 2 shelters in case of rain, beautiful fire pit (with lots of fire wood), access to canoes for a paddle around the lake, and docks for sitting out on and for jumping off into the clean water!

Hipcamper Catina

Best site ever!

Catina C.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2021

This was my second time visiting Tim's campsite and we had an absolute blast. It is the perfect campsite, the fire pit, the private dock, the little shelter, are all incredible details that make the site so special. We got to take a canoe out for a spin this time too! The pit toilet is an absolute dream too, brand new and SO clean! Can't wait until next year!

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Hipcamper Meghan

Nature lovers dream

Meghan L.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2021

I spent my birthday weekend here and it was every bit as amazing as I hoped it would be. The lake is gorgeous and peaceful. I saw loons for the first time and heard their beautifully haunting calls. Also a bald eagle.

I really appreciated the shelters. It was just the two of us so we stayed in these smaller shelter close to the water and set our 7x8 tent up inside with enough room to still use the table and benches provided. We really appreciate it the first night when there was a thunderstorm and we stayed cozy and dry. All the hooks on the walls gave us plenty of places to hang things and stay organized.

The lake water was a great temperature for swimming and beautifully clear. We purified it with a Sawyer Mini 0.1 micron water filter for drinking and it tasted great. We made use of the canoes and took a nice paddle.

Plenty of firewood was provided with donations via Venmo encouraged.

Nothing but positive things to say and I definitely plan on visiting again!

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth J.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2021

Tim is very organized and everything at the site is of very high quality. The location is stunning and very relaxing.

Hipcamper Richard


Richard P.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2021

Tim was doing an 11 on our host scale, friendly and as helpful as he could be. The camp site is spectacular, on a pristine Vermont lake with lots of friendly boaters and kayakers passing by his 1000' frontage, situated on a nearly 100 acre forest preserve. Canoes, paddles and life preservers are provided on site, and two ultra clean (large and huge) lean to's and the most pleasant outhouse (low usage) we've ever been in. Higly recommended, we'll be coming back many times with friends!

Hipcamper April
April R.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2021

Awesome spot. PACK SUPER LIGHT (two backpacks per person). Due to the weather, sometimes the available fire wood does not stay super dry and the trail is wet and muddy. If taking a bike or wagon, fat tires are a game changer. Keep food secure at night.

Hipcamper Mike
Mike A.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2021

Tim’s place on Lake Raponda was awesome! We definitely learned that packing light is a must, bringing a cart up the hill on the way in was tough! We will definitely be back, with much less stuff next time! There is a picnic table and chairs for you, bringing them is unnecessary!

Hipcamper Kim


Kim H.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2021

While we did stay during a few rainy storms, the site was still perfect. My favorite place to camp, by far. The hike in was worth it. We saw a loon, heard lots of frogs, and the water temperature was refreshing. My family and I didn’t want to leave. Our host made sure there were plenty of logs for a fire, toilet paper, canoes and life vests to use, and more! Highly recommend!

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