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The Farm

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· Brant, Brant, Ontario
15 acres hosted by Karen L.
4 RV/tent sites
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It was 1984 when John found his ‘diamond in the rough’, 20 acres with an orchard on the outskirts of Brantford. O.K., so the house was nothing to write home about but perfect for building a construction yard…no neighbors except for the family across the road that used their property to build log homes. By 1987 the old house was gone, a new one was being built and a shop for working on heavy equipment had been located about 200 ft. from Dr. the back door. It wasn’t until 1996 that things changed very much. Yes, the property around the house had benefitted from a wide array of trees and shrubs that John saved from the construction/demolition jobs he had done and that still thrive today but no big projects (except for equipment purchases) were ongoing. A chance meeting with the neighbor across the road one day resulted in the following dinner conversation, ‘How was your day’ I chirped. ‘Not bad, so-and-so didn’t come in; the truck broke down and I took it for repair; I bought the property across the road, and oh, yeah I’ll need a ride after dinner to pick up the truck’ was John’s casual reply. ‘What was that’? I pressed. ‘Yes, I need a ride after dinner to pick up the truck’ he repeated with a bit more volume. Of course like anyone, I had questions, ‘Do you want peas or corn with dinner’? ‘What time do you want to go to get the truck’? ‘The property across the road’, 10 acres, still has the 4 storey barn with its twin tiled silos which was built in 1914 and the big white house with wrap around porch that once was home to a Doctor and his family. Built so the Doctor could see his patients in the front with the family living in the back was very common in the day. Things remained relatively peaceful until 2000 when after studying alpacas for more than 6 years I bought our first three. Back in 2000 alpacas and llamas were not frequently seen on farms and because they could been seen from the road they received A LOT of attention. People driving by would stop and ask about them, ask if they could take a picture or two and that was when I would hear over and over again ‘You have a beautiful place here, I wish I/we could stay’. Well, if you want to visit and stay in the city it’s doable, we call it a hotel. But visiting a farm and staying well, that isn’t so easy. Each year we would see more and more families coming to ‘The Farm’ as they would call it. Some came to see the alpacas and horses, some came for a stroll and to check out the horse drawn milk and bread delivery wagons, some to have family birthday parties, others to have engagement/wedding/Christmas card pictures…and so many asked if there was any way they could spend a day or two. In 2021 during a conversation with a friend I mentioned we were in the process of gutting the 1100 sq. ft. space downstairs and turning it into an Airbnb! Right away she said, ‘I don’t know why you don’t have a Hipcamp? You’ve got that great area by the new barn that Hipcampers would love’! After a little investigation I found out what a Hipcamp was…and as they say, the rest is future.
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Mitchell A.recommends
June 18, 2024
Site 1 • DRAGONFLY MARKER
We rode our bikes in to camp at The Farm as a 2 day bike excursion (at 2 hipcamp sites). Karen met us soon after our arrival and explained to us that we were able to pick out any area on the lot to set up our camp. There was a a fire pit and a nice picnic bench that we were able to move to the area we decided to pitch our tents. The camping area was big enough for us to an area away from the other campers. Karen gave us a complimentary carton of 4 farm fresh eggs which were GREAT! as well as provided wood for us for $7 per bundle. There is a portapotty close to the camp which was very clean and has a sink for washing (non-potable). The day after, Karen met us to give myself, my partner, and the other campers a tour through their farm, where we were able to meet her 2 rather large horses and pet them. afterwards we walked over to the Alpaca enclosure where we were given food to feed the Alpacas by hand. I highly recommend coming to the farm for camping as we had lots of privacy and Karen was very accommodating to us. The tour of the animal farm was the icing on the cake. Thank you Karen for letting us stay!
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Nash P.recommends
June 17, 2024
Site 1 • DRAGONFLY MARKER
Karen’s land AKA the Farm
It was a wonderful stay at the farm, Karen is a superb hostess and so very welcoming. My wife and I enjoyed the atmosphere and we had many opportunities to engage with the livestock on the farm who was an adventure on it own. I highly recommend to everyone of all ages
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William T.recommends
June 16, 2024
Site 4 • The Farm Site
Short and sweet first time out
This was my first HipCamp experience. The farm environment brought back fond memories and Karen was a thoughtful, joyful host. Thanks for the stories, the tour and the treats.
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Leslynn F.recommends
June 16, 2024
Site 2 • BUTTERFLY MARKER
Camping 🏕
Camping at The Farm was quiet yet exciting. We saw a lot of wildlife, including chipmunks, blue jays, hawks, and even a tiny fawn! Thanks for the wonderful experience.
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Leslynn F.recommends
June 9, 2024
Site 1 • DRAGONFLY MARKER
The Farm
We loved camping on the large grassy site under the pine tree. We could see the sunrise and the sunset from our site. It was so peaceful!
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Niya Mol P.recommends
June 9, 2024
Site 2 • BUTTERFLY MARKER
Our stay was excellent and we really enjoyed this stay.
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Brant, Brant, Ontario, CanadaTraditional, ancestral territory of Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee), Attiwonderonk (Neutral), Mississauga, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Karen L.Joined in July 2021
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