Built into a hill, made of the earth. The truest Hobbit House you will ever find. Less than 2.5 hrs from Toronto and in the heart of cottage country. Cool in the summer, warm in the winter. Enjoy total privacy and serenity. No sirens, no traffic noises, no construction, no people. But there will be bugs. The Hobbit House is in a field on a farm. Please do not expect a "Hilto
Built into a hill, made of the earth. The truest Hobbit House you will ever find. Less than 2.5 hrs from Toronto and in the heart of cottage country. Cool in the summer, warm in the winter. Enjoy total privacy and serenity. No sirens, no traffic noises, no construction, no people. But there will be bugs. The Hobbit House is in a field on a farm. Please do not expect a "Hilton Experience". Expect more of a glorified tent with amenities. Outhouse and artesian well onsite. Completely off-the-grid solar power provides minimal electricity for lighting and phone charging. Propane stove, cooking supplies and crockery available. Swimming hole with natural streams are steps away. Please bring your own bedding. The Hobbit House only sleeps 3 but if you visit Hillside Stables Wildness Retreat on HipCamp, Campsite #1 is reserved for overflow from the Hobbit House at $50/night. Pitch a tent and enjoy all the amenities as your friends staying in the Hobbit House.
Hobbit House is open all year and ozonated after each stay to kill germs and odors.
Parents are expected to supervise their children while staying. We have no control over kids falling off beds or getting bitten by bugs.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Can't wait to come back!
Upon arrival you are welcomed by your awesome host Rebecca. She will guide you to the house. You can hike if you have a car. Because not all vehicles will make it down the hill. I have a van, my friend has an SUV. So we were fine. The house is secluded and has a ton of amenities. Lighting inside. You can charge your phone. Firewood and water was provided. There is a queen air mattress on the bed and there is a single cot. There is lots of room in the house and could fit another cot. I'm going to bring one next time when I bring my husband and son. It was so much fun! The swimming hole, which we dubbed the blue lagoon was amazing. Beautiful views at night. We brought a sunshade to the swimming hole. It was 32 degrees and there isn't any shade. This place is open year round and I will be back in the winter for sure! Tons of trails for hiking in the summer, but snowshoeing and cross country skiing in the winter. There is a wood stove in the house which will be awesome to use! Even with it being 32 outside. The inside of the house was always cool. It was a great place to get a little reprieve from the heat. The nightly donkey walks were my fav. They walk along the fence at 9pm at night. They are known to wander up to the hobbit house. We had 2 puppies so they weren't coming with all that barking. Haha. There are horses, dogs and soon to be pigs. My 4 year old was in heaven. I am already checking my calendar to see when I can go back!
It was a great stay at the Hobbit house and we will definitely try to come back! The hosts were warm and communicative, and there were extra small things we really enjoyed. The site had wood for campfires, the hobbit house had a speaker system so we could play music through the speakers, and the space was very private too.
They had some farm dogs that did come by for a visit (and bark lol) as well as some donkeys grazing the fields outside of the hobbit house at night. As a warning, we did find some dog ticks from being out in the field. They’re not the ones that cause Lyme but definitely bring your sprays/tick keys just in case.
Overall, we would definitely recommend this place and hope to come back!
Cool house, questionable amenities
The hobbit hole was a cool structure overall. Lots of nice woodwork details and surrounding trails. I wish the description of the amenities was more accurate. There is no kitchen or garbage bins. The cooktop provided kept tripping the power. It was hard to get a hold of the host about this and we couldn’t cook anything during our stay. I brought my own single burner cooktop as well but the power system couldn’t handle it. You can only charge a couple phones. Unless things have changed since our stay, there were a couple pots but no other dish-ware (no mugs, glasses, frying pans, cutlery, plates or bowls). No garbage can or cleaning supplies for dishes (the well water looked muddy and the lever to lower the bucket into the well was missing). You will have to ask the host to bring a jug of drinking water or bring your own. The pond is a shallow hole in the ground with some type of blue dye, maybe this would be fun for kids. This was our experience but maybe the host has already attended to these issues since then. Overall, it’s a unique spot but I just wish the description was accurate and that I knew exactly what I was getting into.
The hobbit house review
The Hobbit House is unlike anything I've ever stayed at. I ended up staying here as part of a bikepacking trip. With camping closed almost everywhere I turned to Hipcamp and discovered this unique listing.
The good, Rebecca was very courteous as a host and did her best to make me feel comfortable. There was lots of firewood for the woodstove, coffee and tea, and even some minor snacks. The outhouse was pristine, with no smells, one of the best I've seen. There was power, enough to light some lights and power my devices.
The not-so-good, and for the most part these are things that I think could be easily addressed. The place needs a good sweep and dust. It may be a hobbit hole, but it should feel clean. There was lots of dirt on the ground, some of which I very well may have brought in, and dust all over the shelves. I ended up giving the main walking areas a good sweep for my own peace of mind. The front door seals okay, but not perfectly, so some bugs could get in, I didn't see as many as I thought I might, but it was a concern. The final note is the swimming hole looks like someone dug a giant hole in the ground, and dyed the water the most unnatural shade of electric blue I've seen, not something I would want to bring my kids to. From what I can see I'm thinking it's blue pond dye that kills algae and is safe to swim in.
Now I say all this, and I do say that I think this place with a few minor tweaks has a lot of potentials, especially for someone who always dreamt of staying in a hobbit house.
Lovely spot. We enjoyed the privacy and freedom to roam the 200 acres. The swim pond was refreshing on the hot day. The hobbit house was very quaint and authentic. A lovely retreat for a couple who seek an opportunity to regroup.
Magical experience 110%
Rebecca was an amazing host. She greeted with smiles and gave us a grand tour of the hobbit house. A list of what were available to us: Water, coleman stove, cleaning supplies, cooking utensils, bed, cot, magazines, books, coloring pencils and books, board games, umbrella, fire wood, spices, cooler...And the list goes on! Rebecca pays close attention to all her guest reviews and she stated that she always wants to improve her guests experience. That to me shows that she cares. We were there on Canada's day, Rebecca came in the evening and gave my son some sparklers to play with. They also set off fireworks! We had such an amazing time there and i will definitely come back again. Highly recommend!!!
We loved our stay at the Hobbit House! It was our first Hipcamp stay, and it did not disappoint.
Rebecca (and her dog Lucy) gave us a warm welcome, and she was always quick to respond to questions throughout our stay.
The house itself is enchanting with artful wood carvings, a kitchenette with lots of options, and ample seating for 2-3 people. We didn’t use the wood stove but it would be so charming in colder months. The queen bed is elevated with a little wooden stair walk-up. So neat!
We never left the property during our stay. There was so much to do! Being able to roam the trails of a private property during COVID, while not having to worry about masks or constantly dodging people, was such a blessing. We also got to visit with all the animals, make a campfire, and spend some lazy time in the hammock looking out at the expansive landscape. I read an adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream (a cute nod to the donkeys on the property) from the bookshelf, and I dipped my toes in the swimming hole.
It is a camping experience, so you are going to get some of that rustic charm. I have to say though, that this was the nicest outhouse I’ve ever seen! It didn’t smell, was spacious, and had cute solar lights in the evening. I would recommend Hipcampers bring slippers (or give your normal shoes a good wipe on the entrance rug) for inside the Hobbit House.
Everything about this stay was peaceful, relaxing, and everything we had been wanting. Greeted by Rebecca, we were shown to our little hobbit home. The hobbit home is located away from the main house, down a steep hill (although Rebecca can take you down on one of her multiterrain vehicles if you had a small car). It is on a peaceful hill overlooking a beautiful field. We brought our one year old with us, who has been walking for the past 2 months, but he had trouble walking around the area due to the incline the house is on. However, he was able to enjoy some of The trails around and also LOVED the dogs, horses and donkeys. Every night the dogs would hang out with us until it got dark and then around 930-10pm the donkeys would come right up to the campfire to say hello. It was wonderful to feel welcomesd by host and animals alike. A unique little home, brought to life by the literary imagination of the host and all those who got lost in a storybook in their lifetime are sure to enjoy.