Hipcamp host Brian S.,
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Overview:

Excellent fishing, hiking, and wildlife watching in the beautiful northern Connecticut countryside.

We offer 4+ acres of forest camping with trails lined by two brooks with two small natural waterfalls.  Get the best of both worlds when you choose between "glamping" at the cleared trail at the base of the secluded hill, complete with fully stocked bathr

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Overview:

Excellent fishing, hiking, and wildlife watching in the beautiful northern Connecticut countryside.

We offer 4+ acres of forest camping with trails lined by two brooks with two small natural waterfalls.  Get the best of both worlds when you choose between "glamping" at the cleared trail at the base of the secluded hill, complete with fully stocked bathroom facilities, plenty of seating, kitchenette and dining area and fire pit with tripod grill, or opt for a rougher style of camping once you cross the brook and trek out on our private island with unlimited options for setting up your back country campsite.  We have lots of options and upgrades available to make your experience as "rough" or as "soft" as you like! 

The brook is stocked with rainbow brook and brown trout annually each spring by DEEP.  There are also tons of other fish, frogs, and fauna living throughout the area.

Noise Alert:

Although located physically close to the road, the trees, valley, and constantly-babbling brook that separate you provide a significant buffer for roadway noise.  Depending on the time of year, you may be able to glimpse some cars between the trees. 

Local Amenities:

Less than half a mile down the road is a 24 hour public Athletic Complex including a baseball field, basketball court, pavilion, children's playscape, fitness equipment, multi-sport field, volleyball sand court and walking path (one lap = .33 miles).  (Dogs are welcome but must be leashed and cleaned up after. Doggie poo bags are available on location).

Minutes from I-84 and less than 10 miles to UCONN campus.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Other
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send BRIAN a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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$55
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Large 8 person tent.

Large tent capable of fitting 3 queen size air beds. Host will set-up tent pr...Read more

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Dog crate 24"

Small dog crate

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Cooler

Large cooler

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Cast iron pan

Cook over the firepit.

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Hammock

Have a relaxing hammock set-up and waiting for your arrival.

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Queen air mattress

Queen air mattress. Get off the ground for a great night's sleep.

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Sleeping bag

Single person sleeping bags.

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Bag of ice

1 bag of ice ready to pop in your cooler upon arrival.

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Twin air mattress

Twin air mattress. Get off the ground and have a great night's sleep.

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Firewood bundle

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Eggs

Dozen eggs

Farm eggs.

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Bluetooth speaker

Listen to your favorite musicians or podcasts.

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2 person tent

Small tent. Suitable for up to 2 people.

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Eggs

Half dozen eggs

Farm eggs.

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Solar generator

Solar generator will provide ample electricity to power all of your small ele...Read more

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Movie Night

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French Toast and Bacon Breakfast

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Running Brook in Connecticut.

Forest
River
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Driveway

7 Reviews

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Hipcamper Jason

Sprawling site settles souls

Jason G.
recommends this listing.
May 10th, 2021

What a camping site! Man, this place is just amazing. Brian has created a king of sites. The thing sprawls along the river, following the little waterfalls and rocky outcroppings, creating much more than just a spot in the woods for a tent. He hooked the place up with a fire pit, table, chairs, portable toilet, 'kitchen' area, and plenty of wood. The ground is soft and spongy. The canopy provides a ton of shade. My son and I spent a couple of hours at the river's edge, making dams and finding interesting rocks. We spent a couple of hours walking along the river, and if you get tired of that there are plenty of places nearby for more hikes. Brian himself is really enthusiastic about the land and it shows. This is our favorite camping spot! We'll be back for some fishing later this summer.

I do have to mention that the interstate is pretty close to the site. You can definitely hear it. As far as the volume goes, if you stand next to the river, the noise of the water on the rocks is louder than the highway noise, so we didn't really find it to be an issue, and you can't beat the convenience.

Hipcamper Jeffrey

A great site and setup

Jeffrey H.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2021

An amazing space and setup that will satisfy all levels of interest in camping. You will find by far the most accommodating and caring host that will keep a site in pristine condition. Simple touches and accommodations make your set up an ease from the ports potty setup to established seating areas in the best spots. And the space to explore and disperse for the more adventurous camper.
Brian is extremely friendly and social if that’s what your looking for, and respectful of your space if that’s your plan. Basically meet and greet when you get there or have a cup of coffee as well if you want.
The property is well located and planned out. It’s a dream piece of land with two brooks converging with a great sound, flow and is stocked with trout. Although this trip was unprepared and didn’t reel anything in. All the items you could think of are provided and could in theory just pitch the tent and enjoy the land.
The one thing to bring up. The closeness of the highway. It is unavoidable to not say that you will at times hear it. It is close, however elevated to reduce the noise and after a time I did not really hear it over the fast brook. So it became a no factor to me really. In fact, if using the spot as a base camp for exploration of the area, which is close to great hikes and views, then the closeness is an asset in the end.
My two days was not only enjoyable, but has not become the planning spot for our next family trip.

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Hipcamper Reuel
Reuel M.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2021

Brian was an amazing host and the camp site was beautiful. He went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed.

Hipcamper Jessica

An amazing spot for a weekend trip!

Jessica P.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2021

We enjoyed every moment at Brian’s campsite! Being located right along the brook, the water provided a nice relaxing ambient sound throughout our stay. We had minimal issues with mosquitoes and bugs in general which was a pleasant surprise. The site was pretty much fully equipped with the basics of camping: firepit, grill, chairs and table, with multiple seating areas spread throughout the site, along the brook. Brian was a very accommodating host, from the time of booking to the time we left. Thanks again, Brian! Looking forward to returning in the future!

Hipcamper Josie
Josie M.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2021

That river is everything! The camp site is private and Brian could not be more wonderful.
My family and I left a day early due to the forecast but boy did we enjoy the time we did have at Running Brook.
My four year old loved looking for critters in the water and exploring all the waterfalls.
We had mentioned ice cream and Brian suggested a 5 minute drive to Stafford Springs. What a nice surprise! Beautiful little downtown packed full of artist. Plus, the ice cream was awesome.
We live right on a highway at home so the traffic noise did not both us at all. There is a gas station 2 min down the road for essentials you didn't know you needed.
Over all we had a great time and encourage you to book!

Hipcamper Josie M.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2021
Hipcamper Haley L.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2021
Property
Brian S.’s Land
State
Connecticut
Country
United States
$75/night
1 Site