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Eagles Aerie Sugar Shack & Tenting

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· Franklin, New Hampshire
3 acres
3 units
1 Glamping
2 Motorhome/tent
We are a 150 yr old farm that is small and quaint. The setting is open but shaded or inside the Sugar shack. If choosing the Sugar Shack, bring your own sleeping bags. Additional bedding is provided. No electricity except at house and no heat. Completely weatherproof! There is ample open space to pop up any size tent for the fun of it. You will be well shaded and enjoy some of the creature comforts of the house. We have events and a farm store to visit. Come enjoy the seasons! Enjoy visiting Franklin Falls Dam with miles of hiking, fishing, disc golf course, swimming hole and biking just 2/10 of a mile from your tent. Veggies / fruit to pick seasonally. We offer a farm store. We offer soaps, jams, herbs and secret stuff to sample / buy. Each group will be given a bundle of free firewood to add to the experience. After that there is plenty of firewood to collect for free and a limited amount to purchase. 30 minutes from Lake Winnisquam, Winnipesaukee, and 45 minutes from White Mountains. 20 minutes to Meredith, 20 minutes toBristol and 25 minutes to New Found Lake area Come have fun! Remember, you’re coming for a peaceful rural experience as is your one neighboring camp site. So we do not encourage late nights and heavy drinking / partying.
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Franklin, New Hampshire, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Ulrike B.Joined in February 2018
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12 Ratings · 209 reviews
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Dorothy C.recommends
January 14, 2023
Rustic Sugar Shack
Lovely Sugar Shack! ❄️
Im trying to dip my toe into winter camping, and so Ulrike’s sugar shack was a great way to do so! Her beautiful home is just a 4 min walk down the road from Fall’s Dam, which has easy paved trails and more wooded hikes, and apparently is very popular for mountain bikes and frisbee golf. She lives right off the road, but the shack itself faces these beautiful woods and a brook which was raging as promised! We started a fire w her firewood, and cooked ourselves dinner and s’mores. The queen bed was very cozy and with the right sleeping bag we were fine even when it got to the high 20sF overnight. In the morning it was so nice to take a break indoors and be treated to coffee, yummy apple cake, and eggs. We hiked a bit around the Falls Dam which looked beautiful after a dusting of snow. Super glad we stayed here!
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Jennifer E.recommends
November 10, 2022
Rustic Sugar Shack
Lovely space. The bed was super comfortable and we loved the way it zipped up so we knew there weren’t any bugs in there. The openness of it was exactly the experience we were looking for. We had a lovely Sunday breakfast. My daughter got to learn how to make alpaca wool felted dryer balls, which she loved doing.
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Xavier F.recommends
October 24, 2022
Site 1 - Eagles Aerie
Ulrike was a wonderful hostess! Super attentive and welcoming. The morning coffee was always ready and warmed us up after our cold nights in the tents. It was a easily accessible location and a perfect spot for our weekend at Highland Bike Park. We will definitely be back!
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Frank G.recommends
October 24, 2022
Site 2 - Eagles Aerie
Camping beyond my expectations!
Ulrike is the ultimate host! This is my first time using a hipcamp site, and I had doubts about what to expect, but after camping with Ulrike I am sold. Ulrike made the experience soooo much better than the typical camping experience. I wasn’t looking forward to camping in November, but the warmth she provided made it amazing- both figuratively and literally. She keeps the bathroom in her house available, and exceptionally warm. She provided amazing warm drinks, food, and let us use her grill and propane fire pit on a beautiful covered porch. I could go on, but let’s just say I’m very much looking forward to going back and staying again. (Especially know that I learned there is an mtb trail network pedalling distance away!) Thanks Ulrike; You are the best!
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Brendan M.recommends
October 19, 2022
Rustic Sugar Shack
Top notch
Cabin was a great place to stay and host Ulrike very hospitable. 100% would recommend to stay here
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Mike V.recommends
October 17, 2022
Rustic Sugar Shack
Maple Sugar Shack
Staying at the Sugar Shack was an absolutely fantastic experience. Ulrike was a magnificent host, who thought of everything and was very experienced in her planning and presentation of the property and the room. There is so much to explore in and around the property, and Ulrike is very knowledgeable about the area and things to do there. Her farm store is fantastic, and the breakfast on Sunday morning is beyond words. The rustic sugar shack has a peaceful brook beside it that puts you right to sleep at night, and the views are fantastic. You feel miles away from civilization even though you’re just outside of town. We can’t wait for our next stay with our dog in the sugar shack!
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Tetiana S.recommends
October 12, 2022
Rustic Sugar Shack
Great experience!
We loved the Sugar Shack experience with Ulrike! Bonus is that we could stay with our doggo nice and safely, the terrace has fencing around so we did not have to worry and let her run free. In addition to comfy bed you’ll have a nice romantic terrace, a swing and a separate fire pit which we enjoyed very much. We were happy to have a hot shower and complimentary delicious hot breakfast on Sunday. Highly recommend this place, we’ll be back!
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Paul C.recommends
September 18, 2022
Rustic Sugar Shack
We had a great time. Ulrike is an awesome host. Fell asleep listening to the brook. She made us a yummy breakfast. Wonderful sitting areas. Access to a bathroom with hot shower. Don't hesitate to stay here.
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Joshua A.recommends
September 7, 2022
Rustic Sugar Shack
What an amazing place! Ricci is an amazing host and already looking forward to coming back in a couple of months. The view from the Sugar Shack is breath taking!
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Charles M.recommends
July 27, 2022
Site 1 - Eagles Aerie
This stay was absolutely incredible! We were greeted with a tour of the property, being offered blueberries from the bushes and access to the porch to eat dinner. The camp spots are close to a road but didn't notice much traffic noise once night fell. Being able to take a shower in the house after a day's cycling was hugely appreciated too! Fresh zucchini bread was in the oven when we arrived and that made a perfect breakfast the following morning. Can't say enough nice things about the hospitality, would definitely stay again without any doubt!
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Craig S.recommends
July 11, 2022
Site 1 - Eagles Aerie
Car camping heaven
I loved my tent camp setup that was close to my car and included a fireplace, table, and chairs. Sunday morning muffins and tea were the best and I was disappointed that my departure time was prior to breakfast. I stayed here to ride at Highland Mountain Bike Park which is a 20 minute drive. Franklin Falls Dam singletrack is next door to Eagles Aerie and it was great to ride on some of these trails.
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Alex S.recommends
June 7, 2022
Mountain View Site
great getaway
Super kind and accommodating hosts. campsite was great, plenty of space between for privacy. very relaxing vibe. alpacas are timid by nature but these were friendly
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Ellen W.recommends
June 6, 2022
Back of the Paca Field
Back of the Field camping
This was an awesome experience! My family of 5 camped 2 nights over Memorial Day weekend, in the Back of the Field site. Lots of space for our tents and gear. Had what looked to be a new grill and picnic table, as well as a private fire ring for the site. Super clean site - as well as the cleanest port-a-potties ever (a short walk, by the house). There were several other groups camping, but it still felt private and like we had our own space. The alpacas were a super fun addition for the kids. We were able to feed and bathe them. They stayed close to the barn - never venturing over to our site. The hosts were so lovely and helpful and provided a delicious farm breakfast on the Sunday. Overall a wonderful stay. Would definitely recommend!
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Kelly M.recommends
April 29, 2022
Berry Beautiful Pacas
We loved camping at Paca Hill Farms! Ulrike was an amazing host and offered us use of an inside bathroom/shower and a guest bedroom to use of the temperatures dropped too low. She went above and beyond to give us a wonderful spring camping experience. The property was gorgeous and we had the best time visiting with the alpacas. Definitely will be back again when it’s warmer!
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Aurelio M.recommends
October 26, 2021
Back of the Paca Field
A very wonderful stay
We stayed at Paca Hill Farm for one night. The campsite is incredibly beautiful, and very well kept/clean. We slept next to alpacas which was a really unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our campfire had a grate on top, allowing for easy cooking, The host, Ulrike, was extremely kind to us, allowing us to use her home shower, and prepared a delicious breakfast in the morning. Her friend even helped us get out of a mud pit in which our car got stuck; all to say that she went above and beyond to make our stay the best possible. Would 100% recommend, in fact we are going back!
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Evelyn C.recommends
October 18, 2021
The Vineyard
Great stay!
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Deepak C.recommends
October 18, 2021
The Vineyard
Great hospitality
Great hospitality from the host! We felt well taken care of! Thank you Ulrike!
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Alex O.recommends
October 15, 2021
Under the Bull Pine
Lovely place. Lots of room. Friendly host and animals. Cool Lil apaca gift shop on site. Super clean porta potties. Lovely views.
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Jarrad M.recommends
October 11, 2021
Christmas Tree Nook
Our stay at Paca Hill Farm was great, Ulrike was incredibly hospitable and made you feel like family. The campground was beautiful, and location was great. I couldn’t recommend staying here enough!
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Daniel L.recommends
September 14, 2021
Berry Beautiful Pacas
Awesome time with the Alpacas!
We had such an amazing time at Paca Hill. Ulrike was an incredible host. Our tent site was in a beautiful site surrounded by cranberry trees with a hammock and the alpacas were roaming close by. In the Morning Ulrike prepared a wonderful breakfast and let us bathe the alpacas. It was overall a wonderful experience and I definitely cannot wait to go back
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Taylor R.recommends
September 12, 2021
Berry Beautiful Pacas
Best Experience Ever
Was not just a camping trip, it was a whole experience like no other! We pitched our tent directly next to the alpaca’s greenhouse and woke up in the morning to them greeting us outside our tent! Have never seen so many stars in our lives, almost looked as if we could see the entire galaxy. Ulrike was an amazing host! Fresh cooked farm breakfast, and so many cool things you can purchase at the farm store. We got to give the alpacas a bath! They were all super cute and friendly and love people! We will definitely be coming back and cannot wait. Definitely spending more than 1 night there next time! An unforgettable experience I never knew was on our bucket list.
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Kelly E.recommends
September 7, 2021
Christmas Tree Nook
Always a favorite place to camp for us. We just love this farm and Ulrike couldn't be a sweeter host. Truthfully this property is energy restoring and super close to the lakes for a day of fun. We will absolutely be back!
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Nina Z.recommends
September 6, 2021
Site 1 - Paca Hill Farm Alpacas & Beavers
This site was so much fun!! The land was beautiful and had lots of fun activities! Also there were some great perks like the hot tub and the little fridge! Easy to find, and easy to make ourselves feel at home!
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Ed K.recommends
September 6, 2021
Back of the Paca Field
1st Hipcamp trip set the bar high
This was the first trip using Hipcamp and set the bar high from the first interaction. Ricky is an amazing host with a beautiful piece of property, whether your looking for a peaceful quiet time or looking to know more about farm life this is the place. Many repeat campers, community conversation or the solitude of the night sky Paca Hill Farm has it all. Site 4 was tucked in the back of the Alpaca field and we were visited by our curious friends a few times. A nice flat site which was perfect for our rooftop tent, equipped with a fire ring and swing-out grill top. A bundle of starter wood and more dry firewood is available for $10.00. Francis, Ricky's dog, welcomed everyone who walked by and made sure she introduced herself to everyone. Ricky had prepared a delicious community breakfast on Sunday which was an unexpected treat and made this excursion feel more like an adventurous B&B. We had the chance to talk to other campers and exchange travel ideas, stories as we all enjoyed endless coffee. This exceeded all our expectations and we will be sure to make this a repeat experience. Also after coming back home I realized this camp is New Hampshire’s #1 Hipcamp destination and I can see why. We’ll be back soon
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Julie S.recommends
August 24, 2021
The Vineyard
Nestled under an enchanted birch tree, I drift off to sleep as moonlight dances amidst the quaking leaves. A few restful hours later, I open my eyes.to a pink sunrise as a deer ambles past my faithful camper van, Wicked Wilma. I had visited this same site a year ago and I’ve already reserved this magical spot for 2022 My favorite place to hang out —- expansive blue sky and white fluffy clouds floating above a rolling meadow festooned with wildflowers. I placed my chair next to a rustic artists’ easel planted next to a weathered stone wall. I am convinced the higgledy-piggledy stones house fairies, gnomes and nymphs. And Tinkerbell. I spent my day spinning fiber, a gift courtesy of the resident alpacas. A simply remarkable “farm-to-spinning-wheel-to sweater”experience. The amenities are plentiful and the host and staff are at the ready to make sure you have the best time possible. Great location, great host, great ambiance. I hope you find the magic.
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Yael M.recommends
August 23, 2021
Valley of the Pacas
Coolest camping experience for kids
We had an incredible stay with Ulrike and her alpaca gals. We were fortunate to have come during an artisan fair weekend, which was even better than expected! The kids LOVED interacting the animals, especially the farm cats. The other guests were lovely and breakfast was a delightful surprise. We can’t wait to go back!
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Mike B.recommends
August 20, 2021
Site 1 - Paca Hill Farm Alpacas & Beavers
Loved the spot- plenty of stuff to do with kids.
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Sara F.recommends
August 16, 2021
Frogs, Fairies or Fireflies
We had a magical night camping at Paca Hill Farm. It was a great spot to pitch our tent and the kids loved the animals (kitties, dogs, chickens and of course alpacas). Ulrike was a wonderful host and we will definitely be back again sometime!
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Evan S.recommends
August 15, 2021
Berry Beautiful Pacas
Great for kids (of all ages)
Really fun for our three kids! Our campsite was literally next to the alpaca stable so they got lots of time visiting the herd. (The kids also got to help out with the alpacas' weekly bath.) The kids also enjoyed playing with the farm's cat and dog. Several other camping groups were present, but we all had plenty of space. Firewood was provided for a campfire that doubled as a cookfire with a clever grilling grate. The included breakfast was delicious. Magnificent views of Belknap Mountain. Finally - the portable toilets were the cleanest ones I have literally ever seen. Would definitely stay again!
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Bonnie C.recommends
August 9, 2021
Site 2 - Paca Hill Farm Alpacas & Beavers
Yes, this is the place to camp.
Wonderful place to camp. Welcoming, peaceful, comfortable. Plus animals! Definitely will return.
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