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Rosy Goat Farm
116 reviews
· Gilbertville, Massachusetts
15 acres
1 site
1 RV/Tent
Bill and I bought this 15-acre property in 2012, It was overgrown with wild roses. We have worked with a limited budget, and used animals to clear the land. The goats love the roses, but they only eat the leaves. The pigs dig the roses up. Chickens rake it clean. Win win! Very interesting place here- lots to tell you, there’s quite a list of things to do and see around here! Did you know that Gilbertville has a covered bridge? It is one of the last covered bridges still in use in Massachusetts! First- a touch of History: Rev. Timothy Ruggles bought this land from the Native Americans for his family to live on, and work the land. His son, Brigadeer General Timothy Ruggles became unpopular after he introduced the Stamp Act, and was banished to Nova Scotia. His daughter Bathsheba became the first woman executed in the United States for the murder of her husband Joshua Spooner. (There’s a book about it called Murdered by his wife by Deborah Navas.) Want to know local eateries? For breakfasts and lunch there is The Whistle Stop diner, and Rose 32, a well known bakery that serves tea, coffee and sandwiches. There’s Hardwick house of Pizza- which also serves beer. Mimi’s for lunch. Ware has Mexicali Grill, Theresa’s Restaurant for Italian foods, Hanna Devine’s for traditional American cuisine, and, Pig Park BBQ for comfort food! Farmer Mat in North Brookfield has take out meals- there are picnic tables available, beautiful views. Things to do: You can kayak and fish at Swift River in Belchertown. Hardwick is the home of the oldest agricultural fair in the US, held every year in August, and, every Sunday there’s a small farmers market on the common. Hardwick also has a winery, and brewery. Medicine River Pow Wow is In August here in Gilbertville. River Run. The East Quabbin Land Trust has birdwatching and fabulous views, and the Central Mass Bike trail entrance is located here. Bike it or hike it! Quabbin Reservoir is close by for boating and fishing. There are free concerts in Grenville Park in Ware, (check for dates). Ware also has Janine’s Frostee ice cream and fast foods- and live music on weekend nights! Also check out these on line: Ragged Hill orchard and Rock House Reservation in West Brookfield, Stone cow Brewery, and Carter and Stevens farm in Barre, and the Leicester, and Mendon drive-in’s. Old Sturbridge village is 30 minutes away. Lake Siog in Holland has a lovely picnic area and beach for swimming. (30 mins South from here) Isn’t this area great or what?!
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Hosted by Trisha T.Joined in February 2018
133 ratings · 116 reviews
Lisa H.recommends
September 26, 2022
‘Find Your Muse’ Camping
Wonderful find!
We loved camping at Find Your Muse. Everything was as advertised and the charm of the place really is a wonderful thing to find in a campsite. The outhouse was nice - no smell at all and very clean. We would recommend to anyone to stay here.
David B.recommends
September 18, 2022
‘Find Your Muse’ Camping
Absolutely beautiful place! Our kids loved hanging out with the farm animals. Trish and Bill are lovely hosts, and they've made the nicest outhouse in the world!
Jacqueline B.recommends
September 11, 2022
‘Find Your Muse’ Camping
Camping at a farm!
I loved Camping here. Nice relaxing weekend with our son who’s 1.5 years old. Our hosts were super nice and informative. A real farm stay. We did the farm activity and really enjoyed going around to feed the animals. The outhouse was super clean which was a nice surprise, considering it’s an outhouse. The spot to tent was private but close to the parking spot, the outhouse and animals. Not a bad drive from the city. Can’t wait to visit again!
Emma M.recommends
September 7, 2022
‘Find Your Muse’ Camping
This was a great spot! Directions were easy to follow and the camp site was great for the two tents we had. We loved the duck brigade that visited, and seeing the goats/pigs/geese. Next time we will pick a few days without torrential rain!
Megan C.recommends
August 28, 2022
‘Find Your Muse’ Camping
Lovely property with lovely hosts and sweet, friendly animals! The property is green and plush, with gorgeous flowers and plants surrounding. The animals roam free on the property, except for the goats (baby goats!) and pigs. But, you can say hi, give a pet, and marvel in their sweetness. I have a Jeep with a tent on top and it was perfect for the camping space provided. Green grass area with trees surrounding-- not 100% flat, but no where ever is for a rooftop tent. Clean, open, very private. There is a picnic table that is very useful, awesome fire pit with swivel grate, and an incredibly well constructed composting toilet outhouse-- complete with a few humorous signs to view while sitting. There is a very short trail on their property, and the road to the farm is great for walking in the evening-- charming cemetery down the road. So many birds chirping and flying about and I wasn't bothered by too many bugs. Great hammock to relax in and read. The energy on the farm is so positive and calming. Owners are GREAT people-- hard working, inventive, thoughtful, and with a fantastic sense of humor. I had some port with them by the fire under the stars. Highly recommended, especially for a solo traveler. Would book again for sure!
Sarah S.recommends
August 21, 2022
‘Find Your Muse’ Camping
Serene camping spot
Trisha & her hubby were wonderfully welcoming and the campsite serene. The animals are all beautifully cared for and the farm tour was a delight. I will definitely be back 😊
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