Hipcamp host Hillary B.,
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Looking for a personal retreat or get away ? Escape to our beautiful, RUSTIC 34 acre wild homestead / farm. Just 90 minutes from DC and Baltimore.

Our treehouse is a primitive shelter in the woods that sleeps two, has a futon on a wooden pallet frame for a bed, is surrounded by a deck for enjoying life in the tree tops and a fire ring on the ground below for sitting a

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Looking for a personal retreat or get away ? Escape to our beautiful, RUSTIC 34 acre wild homestead / farm. Just 90 minutes from DC and Baltimore.

Our treehouse is a primitive shelter in the woods that sleeps two, has a futon on a wooden pallet frame for a bed, is surrounded by a deck for enjoying life in the tree tops and a fire ring on the ground below for sitting around the campfire. Two of the walls of the treehouse are solid wood and the other 2 are all screens. It is a mildly steep, but short (under one minute) walk from car to treehouse, and steps leading up to treehouse are very steep. *We do not recommend this for parents with small children.  Use caution if it's been raining. 

Sheets and pillows are not provided. Please bring a sleeping bag to sleep on futon as if you were camping. There is a small wooden makeshift camp table on ground below for a temporary kitchen space as well as a porch swing. Deck chairs are provided. You will need to bring your own camp stove, or cook over open fire . **Since this is a treehouse , please note that it is suspended between living trees that are growing up through the deck. That means that when it is very windy, the treehouse will move and sway slightly with the trees, and make creaking sounds that will remind you of being on the deck of a pirate ship. Not to worry - this is perfectly normal. There is also a lot of wildlife out here on the land and they make a lot of weird and sometimes startling noises. This is also perfectly normal for rural / wooded areas. There is a railroad track about 10 miles away. If you are a light sleeper, we recommend bringing ear plugs.

This is a working medicinal herb farm, a community , as well as our home. Please read all of our guidelines thoroughly, as well as **ARRIVAL INSTRUCTIONS** , they will tell you what to do when you arrive and how to get to treehouse . We operate by the Hipcamp option of "Self Check in" . This means that once you receive your initial booking confirmation, we will reply to you once. After that, no need to text or call to let us know how far away you are. This allows for more flexibility for you and us. Our arrival instructions have all the info necessary for you to get settled in. We usually, but not always, run into folks at some point and introduce ourselves and say hello.We do not provide firewood, but you can buy a bundle from 7/11 or Food lion just down the road, No arrivals after 8pm.

Feel free to wander through the herb gardens, eat your meals in the garden pavilion (we have picnic tables), hang out in the hammocks, get your Zen on in the meditation hut , and stroll through the woodland medicine path where we grow endangered and at at risk plants. You may see our dog, Tulsi wandering about. Please let her sniff you first as she is old and going blind, and that helps. 

Downtown Shepherdstown, the Potomac River and the C &O Trail is just 10 minutes away. Upon arrival, grab a handout from the box on the visitor parking sign. The map on the back has a layout of the land and should point you in the right direction of  water, shower, outhouse, and whatever else you might be looking for, including recommendations of great places to eat in town and fun things to do.

Shepherdstown Peddle and Paddle in town offers rentals for kayaking , canoeing tubing or biking. We are also within an hour drive to the Appalachian Trail and several state parks - Harper’s Ferry, Washington Monument State Park, Gathland State Park , Shenandoah National Park and Catoctin Mountain State Park !!

We offer a variety of classes and events on the weekends as well. Small groups... not to worry. We have 34 acres, so there is plenty of space. If you would like to know what we are offering for the weekend, you can visit our website sacredrootswv.com.

- Campfires - We do not provide firewood. Please bring your own firewood bundle. 7-Eleven and Food Lion just 10 minutes away has some for sale, and you are welcome to forage from downed trees and branches . Woodpile in front of yurt (our home) and in Sacred Circle is not for public use. Please DO NOT burn fires in Sacred Circle fire ring (we use that for ceremony only), or fire ring by yurt . Thanks.

- Curious to know about the herbs in the gardens ? You can purchase a Self Guided  Audio Tour of the Gardens ( May - October). Purchase when you book your reservation, download the link on your phone before you arrive, and stroll through the gardens at your leisure as you learn about all of their many benefits. At the end of your tour,  take a little bit of Sacred Roots home with you by visiting our Farm Store. We offer herbal teas, tinctures, vinegars, etc made from the very same herb gardens you will be roaming around in.

-Some cell service does not work out here. We have AT and T. Verizon is spotty if it all.

- Maps of land and local tips located in box under parking sign.

- Potable drinking water is available . Bring container for filling. Water pump location is on map.

- No smoking in treehouse or meditation hut please.

-  Please note... we do not issue refunds if you choose to leave early due to rain.

- We are 100 % Solar Powered . Power is not available at campsites. If you need to plug into an outlet, you can plug into a power strip that is in the garden pavilion on the other side of the land....IF there is power available at the time. Power availability is subject to the weather. There is no guarantee.

Lodging provided
Treehouse
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Hillary a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Heidi

Unique experience close to potomac!

Heidi S.
recommends this listing.
November 9th, 2022

Was an amazing location and really fun adventure, great alternative to tent camping! Just be sure to be prepared to lug any wood up a path to the fire pit because you can’t park and unload without a short walk on the path to the site. I thought it would be so smart of the host to provide a wheelbarrow or cart of some kind to help but right now, it’s not an option. The bed was a futon mattress on top of a pallet, not very comfortable so would recommend some extra cushion if you have it and want to lug up the stairs. It’s a beautiful tree house, (especially the staircase!) has two good chairs on the treehouse deck for spectacular star gazing and a couple of stumps to perch yourself around the fireplace if you bring your own wood. I was so excited to see that there were little battery powered string lights but the batteries were dead. We went to the dollar store and replaced the batteries which made a huge improvement to the nighttime ambiance. There wasn’t a fire grate to cook food but we had a cast iron which helped with cooking our fresh caught fish from the Potomic nearby! There is a table which we could filet the fish and prep our dinner under the tree house. Be careful sitting on the bench swing, i fell out of it trying to share the space with my boyfriend. At night, the treehouse makes a lot of noise in any kind of wind but that kind of adds a fun element to the experience if you stay brave and sleep deeply. There’s a porta-potty and shower close-by if you need it.

Hipcamper Melissa

Camping in a tree…. literally

Melissa W.
recommends this listing.
October 30th, 2022

Loved how private and secluded the treehouse was. Great experience camping in a tree!!

Hipcamper Prashant
Prashant C.
recommends this listing.
October 23rd, 2022

Great energy of the land

Hipcamper Michael

Chill spot for some time away

Michael A.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2022

I rented the treehouse for a night of respite in solitude and enjoyed the sounds and atmosphere offered at this site. I had a great time. I only wish I bad brought an air mattress, as the futon was a bit hard on my old bones.

Hipcamper Mya
Mya S.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2022

The tree house is very impressive. The land allows people to spread out so you only occasionally run into others at the shower or bathroom. The host was very responsive and prompt in responding to emails. The map of the grounds and instructions were very helpful.

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Hipcamper Alice
Alice K.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2022

The treehouse was lovely! Very secluded, and we enjoyed lazing about and watching a rainstorm and listening to birds ❤️

Hipcamper Matt
Matt G.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2022

Treehouse was awesome. Fire pit right next to the stairs to the treehouse was perfect. Property is very nice, short drive to lots of hiking and activities. Train whistle unfortunately can be heard at intervals throughout the night which was less than ideal. Otherwise highly recommend.

View from treehouse to fire pit 
Garden pavilion. 5 min walk from treehouse.
Hipcamper Steve

Fresh air

Steve R.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2022

Echoing most of the other reviews. This is a nice place to stay and get back in tune with nature.

Hipcamper Jenna
Jenna M.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2022

The treehouse is absolutely AMAZING!!! The farm itself was cozy and peaceful and there were so many hiking trails within a short driving distance too. The treehouse itself was like a dream. Couldn’t have had a better experience and cannot wait to go back again!! Thank you Hillary!!!

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Awards

Best of 2022 Treehouse
Finalist
Best of 2018 West Virginia
2nd place

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