Hipcamp host Michele G.,
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** Our land is reserved for women, transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive folks only. If you fit into that category, you'll be a good fit for our Hipcamp. Otherwise, we respectfully ask that you look for a different option for your camping trip. **

HOWL (Huntington Open Women's Land)  is a secluded 50 acres of conserved land including forest, meadows, agricultur


** Our land is reserved for women, transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive folks only. If you fit into that category, you'll be a good fit for our Hipcamp. Otherwise, we respectfully ask that you look for a different option for your camping trip. **

HOWL (Huntington Open Women's Land)  is a secluded 50 acres of conserved land including forest, meadows, agricultural pasture, a house and a barn.  We are a non-profit land trust held in perpetuity for the full diversity of women, regardless of gender assigned at birth, and transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive individuals.  We welcome all children 10 years old or younger.

You will be camping at a grassy, mowed site in a field, about a 3-5 minute walk from the house, with complete privacy.  Beautiful mountain views, great sunsets, hiking & snowshoeing trails.  We have one Tent Platform site available.

We're right next to Camel's Hump State Park, and very close to the Huntington Community Forest, established in July 2021 (easy to moderate hiking).  We're 40 minutes from Burlington, 45 minutes from Montpelier, and 50 minutes from Middlebury.  Salvas Road is fairly steep and may require all-wheel-drive if it is muddy or snowy.  

We have 5 or 6 sites, but only 3 are occupied at any given time.  Our Caretakers can help you select the perfect campsite for you.  See Photos for map.  NOTE - 2022:  Because we have limited resources for mowing, we cannot guarantee that all of our sites will be available when you arrive.  We will do our best to find a site that works for you!  Please arrive before dark if at all possible, as it can be challenging to get to your site and set up camp in the dark.  Bring a flashlight. Check the weather forecast and bring warm clothes.  The grassy paths can be damp, so bring extra shoes and socks!

Please look at "Rules and safety" for our Camping Rules.  Note:

  • Campers must Check In before 7 pm.
  • We highly recommend you arrive at least 1 hour before sunset.
  • Dogs must be physically leashed.  An e-leash is not acceptable.
  • Dogs can be off leash only near your campsite, not near the house or buildings.

(We changed over from "Dispersed" to "Designated" Sites in July 2022.  Reviews from before that date may be for a different Site than the one that is listed.)

For more information, visit our website at howlvt.org

More About HOWL:  About 30 years ago, a group of dedicated women bought and conserved this land.  Vermont's only women's land trust, HOWL links Vermont's natural resources to a feminist, ecologically sustainable vision. HOWL is 50 acres of secluded mountain meadows and forest, with a farmhouse and barn. It is a room of our own, placed forever in trust for women and wild things. HOWL is working landscape, forest conservation, wildlife habitat, retreat, and a place for women to explore, teach and learn. 

Campsite area
Tent pitches
6 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Michele a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 93%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


From our land, you can take a trail to the Catamount Trails. The Long Trail goes through Huntington, including beautiful Camel'...Read more

Snow sports

From our land, you can take a trail to the Catamount Trails for XC skiing and snowshoeing.

Wildlife watching

Many species of birds, insects, and other creatures abound on our property!


Natural features you'll find at HOWL Meadow in Vermont.


Primarily deciduous forest for forest bathing, nature watching, and getting away from it all!


Beautiful meadows with a gentle upward slope. Grasses, wildflowers. Some of our newer paths may be a bit rough.


Extensive gardens, herbs, occasional grazing horses, and free-range chickens. Please leash your dog near the buildings for the...Read more

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Hipcamper Theresa

Super slinging!

Theresa M.
recommends this listing.
(Qiu Jin)
October 11th, 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at HOWL. Meg was the perfect host. She showed me around and directed me to an amazing site with beautiful views. Direction were clear. The amenities include clear mountain water that Meg brags on, and she she ain’t wrong. So good! I would return. Big thumbs up!

View from the hammock.Campfire and full moon-couldn’t be better.SunsetView from the hammock.
Hipcamper Elizabeth

Off the beaten path

Elizabeth B.
recommends this listing.
( Wangari Muta Maathai)
October 10th, 2022

This is beautiful land with great energy. I was greeted by Meg and had time to take a hike to the top of the ridge and watch the sunset. The campsites are very private with fire rings. I stayed in my car in the parking area but look forward to going back to use the campsites. This is definitely off the beaten path so a great place to go to be out in the woods!

Hipcamper Angie
Angie L.
recommends this listing.
( Rachel Carson)
October 9th, 2022

I loved camping at HOWL. It is a magical safe space, and great base for all of the outdoor adventures I had planned for my week in Vermont. Hope to make it back
again someday!! Thank you HOWL!

Hipcamper Judith

Peace and quiet

Judith M.
recommends this listing.
(Nawal El Saadawi)
September 18th, 2022

Beautiful scenery and lovely solitude. Michele helped me find the right camp site. Meg greeted me and gave me the overview. The outhouse is big enough to get changed in and it’s clean. Electric available to charge my phone. I enjoyed a pleasant stay!

HOWL Meadow
Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica C.
recommends this listing.
(Crow Cohen)
September 8th, 2022

View was great and the site was secluded (though no other campers were there at the same time as me). Michele was very friendly and willing to help for whatever I needed.

Hipcamper Zoe

Quiet solitude

Zoe P.
recommends this listing.
(Qiu Jin)
August 17th, 2022

Wonderful place for recreation and relaxation. Come for the quiet. Come for the views. Come for the nature. Come to calm your spirit. Gratitude for visionary foremothers that had insight to preserve this peaceful patch of another mother: Earth.

Hipcamper Lyndsay


Lyndsay S.
recommends this listing.
(Crow Cohen)
August 1st, 2022

I had a wonderful time at Howl! It is nicely secluded in the mountains, about 20 minutes from a cute town called Richmond (where there's a great hardware store for any last minute needs). Howl's property is gorgeous, with sweeping views of the mountains, incredible sunset views, and lots of stars. I camped in Crow Cohen. All the campsites are a 5-10 minute uphill walk from the parking/farmhouse. I did all my food stuffs at the farmhouse, where there's a fridge, sink, wifi, and outdoor picnic tables. There aren't tables at the campsites, so I just mostly slept and enjoyed the views up there. Owls, fireflies, crickets, stars...it's just magical!

Right up the road is the trailhead to Camel's Hump Mountain, which is an epic climb. I took the Forest City trail to the summit and Burrows trail down. Howl's caretaker, Meg, recommended a swim spot along the same road, so I went and plunged in the river after the hike. Thanks Meg for the recs! Look forward to returning later this season.

My model tent at Crow Cohen 🥹 Breakfast matesGood morning 🥲View from Crow Cohen 😳
Hipcamper Maya
Maya G.
recommends this listing.
(Qiu Jin)
July 31st, 2022

The campsite was in a beautiful location with great views. The hosts were very sweet and accommodating and put great care into meeting the needs of their guests. I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat.

Hipcamper Katie
Katie H.
recommends this listing.
(Crow Cohen)
July 10th, 2022

HOWL is gorgeous, and an awesome group of folks! Highly recommend, I'd camp here again


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