Hipcamp host Gretchen  B.,
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Make your home for the night in the A-frame at the north of the SiloSide property, facing the green mountains and the length of the old SiloSide dairy barn. Enjoy the surrounding open wildflower fields, heirloom apple trees and marvel at the summer fireflies and stars. Take a dip in the on-site pond, or visit Harvey's Lake or Groton State Forest's Boulder Beach. Access to VT


Make your home for the night in the A-frame at the north of the SiloSide property, facing the green mountains and the length of the old SiloSide dairy barn. Enjoy the surrounding open wildflower fields, heirloom apple trees and marvel at the summer fireflies and stars. Take a dip in the on-site pond, or visit Harvey's Lake or Groton State Forest's Boulder Beach. Access to VT hiking (Devil's Hill), biking (Lamoille Valley Rail Trail and VTXL) and ski trails can all be found within a 30 minute radius, or head over to NH's White Mountains 45 minutes away. The A-frame is located off the dirt road and below our walk-in site, "QuaranLean-to" and accessible by any vehicle.

A queen futon is available, despite some photos - BYOB: bring your own bedding including pillows. Guests have access to a potable water spigot, composting toilet, and large firepit. Firewood, organic eggs and a garden basket are available for purchase online or on site. There is no wifi access, limited cell service, and ample peacefulness. 

NOTE: If you are traveling on the VTXL bike route and arriving by bike, we are able to make an exception to the 2-night minimum. Please send us a message to inquire about forgiving the 2-night minimum.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Gretchen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Maple syrup

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Firewood bundle

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Garden Goody Basket

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Canoe w/ paddles & PFDs

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Dozen eggs

Meet the ladies who produce these colorful organic free range eggs!

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Homemade jam/jelly/savory preserves

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Cross Farm grass-fed sausage, 1 lb.

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Mini Fridge (for a long stay)

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at SiloSide A-frame in Vermont.


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Hipcamper Sean

Hidden gem on hipcamp

Sean C.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

Such a wonderful gem on Hipcamp. This A Frame is like something out of a story book, situated in the middle of literally dozens of amazing hikes between Vermont and New Hampshire. Had a very special time with my girlfriend and dog and would not hesitate to stay here again.

Hipcamper Megan
Megan O.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2021

We had such a cozy stay at the SiloSide! The cottage is very comfortable and has lovely windows. I love waking up right next to the forest. The campfire is very nice. We used the stove provided and got water from the spout. We had a great stay.

Hipcamper Cara

A+ a frame stay!

Cara N.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2021

Very fun and rustic cabin to have a unique camp experience! Gretchen was very hospitable and gave us helpful tips to make our stay comfortable and places to explore around us as well. Great to communicate with and welcoming! Thank you Gretchen!

Camp eats!View of Gretchen and Ian's farm from the A-FrameFire pitCooking on the electric stove
Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney C.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2021

The SiloSide A frame was wonderful! It was a hard to find based on the directions provided but when we eventually found it, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The cabin is full of thoughtful touches and it was nice to get out of the city and stay in nature for a bit.

Hipcamper Kristen

Beautiful, magical land

Kristen P.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2021

Gretchen’s property is magnificent: peaceful, verdant, beautiful. The stars are so bright at night. The wildflowers in the breezes took my breath away. The little cabin was simple but wonderful. The eggs from the sweet chickens were gorgeous and delicious. And Gretchen’s kindness but also her respect of our privacy were so appreciated. What a special place. You feel deep love and care for the land right away.

Hipcamper Allie
Allie B.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2021

Gretchens place is so perfect. The a frame is beautiful and serene. What an amazing setting. Could not recommend this place enough!

Hipcamper Sarah

Heaven on earth

Sarah U.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2021

The A-frame was an absolute dream! We cannot wait to come back and visit the property. Definitely take advantage of the extras that Gretchen offers (firewood, jam, vegetables, and eggs).

Hipcamper Sequoia

Perfectly sweet

Sequoia Y.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2021

This A Frame was soooo sweet. Two friends and I stayed here while we were completing the VTXL bikepacking route. It is all set up with old props on the inside to really complete the rustic farm feeling. Gretchen was super amazing and kind. Drinking coffee next to the fire pit in the morning was exactly what I needed. It definitely is just one step up from camping. The bed doesn't come with blankets (even though they're in the photos) but we had our sleeping bags so it wasn't an issue. There is an electric hot plate we cooked on although there was no oil to saute the veggies we got in our garden basket. All and all an amazing experience!

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Hipcamper Sylvie
Sylvie F.
recommends this listing.
July 2nd, 2021

Staying here totally surpassed our expectations!! We arrived in a storm and were so surprised at how big and cozy the cabin is! There's electricity which meant we could cook on a stove inside during the storm, and play Uno all night. Gretchen is SO nice and we got to try her farm basket and homemade jam. We woke up to a bunch of chickens and the beautiful little orchard and farm :) I want to go again so badly, and couldn't recommend it more!

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