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. 

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.

-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.

- There is a railroad track about 10 miles away. If you are a light sleeper, we recommend bringing ear plugs.

- No smoking in treehouse or meditation hut please.

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

- Check out our local farm stand while you are here (located outside the small garage door). We always have a variety of handmade and homegrown goodies for sale .... anything from fresh eggs, herbs, berries, wooden spoons, baskets, and more ! 

- Schedule a massage on the farm! Andrea Jannotta is a licensed massage therapist offering holistic bodywork and somatic meditation both here on the farm as well as in downtown Shepherdstown.  Experience a calming massage surrounded by the beauty of the land and the songs of birds.  Her contact information can be found on the Sacred Roots website, call or text for rates and to schedule an appointment. 

- 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 Sophie

Perfect place to get away

Sophie C.
recommends this listing.
October 17th, 2021

Wonderful place can’t wait to go back

Hipcamper Natalia

Magical!

Natalia P.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2021

The whole experience was so great. We lucked out with a last minute booking, the weather was amazing, the site is secluded from the rest of the sanctuary, and at night sleeping in the treehouse -- it was magical. If you are a light sleeper and want to get some zzzs, you may want to bring earplugs as the owl sounds like he is just a few trees away, but it's so cool hearing it if you're not trying to fall asleep.

Hipcamper Derik
Derik S.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2021

Great location, comfy treehouse. Felt very secluded and was a great place to catch some sleep.

Hipcamper David

Happy camper!

David M.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

Was definitely a happy camper staying in the tree house. Was cuter in person and we can’t wait to come back! Just a beautiful property that was even more enjoyable with the great weather we had. 5/5 stars

Hipcamper Ximena
Ximena C.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2021

We could not have been more pleased with our stay in the treehouse! The farm is gorgeous and the treehouse is just far enough away to give us enough privacy. Hillary was a great host and was extremely welcoming, as was Tulsi. Definitely want to return in the future!

Hipcamper Lizzy

💯 recommend

Lizzy H.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

My partner and I absolutely loved our stay here. It doesn’t get any better than waking up *in* the trees on either side of you, hearing the birds and the insects singing. The farm is lovely as well, but just the treehouse alone makes this a fantastic place to stay. Thanks so much to the hosts for creating and sharing such a beautiful space.

Hipcamper Meika

Childhood dreams come true

Meika U.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

This is the treehouse of my childhood dreams! The campsite was tidy and well-maintained. It took me a few tries to find it, but once I did it was easy to get to.

Hipcamper Kay

Treehouse in the wild woods!

Kay R.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 17th, 2021

The tree house was great. Exactly as decribed. The trail leading in is wild and quite overgrown... my little electric car was able to squeeze through the brush gently but the thorny briar left a whole lot of scratches.
The night was airy and lovely and the property was serene... there was however a dog on a neighboring property that barked incessantly from 5 a.m. on. Not the fault of our hosts but be aware so you bring ear plugs... we loved the nature sounds.. the dog was sadly a bit louder.
There is a nice little fire pit area and comfystumps! Absolutely happy with that... they even left a lighter and some kindling and it all stays dry under the platform of what is probably the coolest treehouee I've ever stayed in.. weirdly enough I've sampled a bunch and this was by far my favorite. The porta potty is not exactly close but nature girls like me don't worry about such things.
Being self sufficient is a plus here.... if you're looking to just book and arrive and do you thing this place is great.. (weedwacker and earplugs +)
I'm sure our hosts are lovely people. They'd have to be to have such a wild wooded wonderland... but we didn't meet them or hear from them at all after booking and they didnt respond to our texts. This is very self serve. Great for folks looking for a private retreat.

Hipcamper Hillary
Response from Hillary, the Host, on September 12th, 2021

Hi Kay, I'm sorry to hear that your texts slipped through the cracks. We usually respond right away and try and make the rounds to say hello to folks as well. With everyone coming and going, sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't. That is why we try and make self check in as easy as possible. We have also had A LOT of rain the past 2 months and as fast as we trim things, heavy rains affect brush falling over. Dog barking in the distance is not a constant thing here. I'm sorry that was your experience. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Hipcamper Simone
Simone N.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2021

A true sanctuary for both the roots and self!!!

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