Hipcamp host David B.,
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Campsites are on the edge of a large field, just a couple of minutes from the organic flower gardens and the house.  You can cool off in a bamboo "room", always a hit with kids.   Organic produce, eggs, honey and jam are all available.  The hayfield is the site of Connecticut's first stupa, a Buddhist peace monument. There are sacred Native American sites on the edge of the

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Campsites are on the edge of a large field, just a couple of minutes from the organic flower gardens and the house.  You can cool off in a bamboo "room", always a hit with kids.   Organic produce, eggs, honey and jam are all available.  The hayfield is the site of Connecticut's first stupa, a Buddhist peace monument. There are sacred Native American sites on the edge of the field. The Hay House Farm is in the Great Cedars Nature Conservancy, which joins with the contiguous Preserve Nature Conservancy to form the largest coastal forest between New York and Boston. The trailhead is our driveway, and the trail heads into the woods just behind the barn.  The trails continue for miles into the adjoining towns of Westbrook and Essex.  There is a 22 acre spring-fed lake which is great for swimming during the summer.  Expect a variety of wildlife.  The farm is just about a mile from Long Island Sound (Old Saybrook, at the mouth of the Connecticut River, has 25 miles of shoreline and is great for kayaking and canoeing).   There is also an apartment available that is attached to the barn, for those who want a bit more comfort.

Campsite area
Tent sites
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send David a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 10AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hay House Farm in Connecticut.

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Forest
Lake
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Wetlands
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Hipcamper Alexander
Alexander G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 30th, 2022

David was a very kind host. The camp spot is in a beautiful area on their property.

Hipcamper Edgar
Edgar S.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 10th, 2022

Quiet, shady, and in a great location. Those are its best assets. The bugs may be an issue for some people as it was for my wife.

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 26th, 2022

Hay house is a beautiful place to camp. The site I had was at the far end of the field with the stupa in front and backed to the woods. Very quiet & peaceful.

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Hipcamper Davis
Davis D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 14th, 2022

This land is beautiful with a bamboo forest, organic farm and more. The host is friendly and fascinating.

Hipcamper Mel

A perfect peaceful off the grid tre

Mel C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 6th, 2022

The facility was beautiful, peaceful and far enough away from civilization to feel "in the middle of nowhere" but close enough to run to town if you forgot something. David knew the history of the area extremely well and clearly loves his home.
We left feeling refreshed, restored and at peace.

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Hipcamper Charles

Beautiful farm

Charles W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 6th, 2022

This was our second stay at David’s farm, and we’ll definitely be coming back again. The farm’s a wonderful place to stay, David’s a great host, and the surrounding area in CT has plenty to do.

Hipcamper Eric
Eric G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 17th, 2021

Dave is super nice and the site is also amazing!

Hipcamper Meredith
Meredith R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 5th, 2021

It was amazing. So peaceful, falling asleep to an owl. Bamboo hut, way cool.

Hipcamper Holly

Exactly what we were looking for!

Holly M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 4th, 2021

This is exactly what we were looking for in a camp site! Quiet, plenty of room, privacy, and David was very inviting and friendly!
David meets up with you when you arrive and gives you a quick tour around the gardens and grounds so you can find you way back to your car or to the outhouse when needed. You walk through the gardens to get to a field where you camp on the edge of the woods and you have this wide open space all to yourself (there is another site close but not as close as other campgrounds, but we were the only ones there at the time) there’s trails in the nature preserve and trails in the field as well as a Buddhist stupa. And a bamboo patch made into a little hide away with a sitting area inside! At night we heard owls and could see a frillion stars! Beautiful peaceful property! David informed us of a local farmers market that we went to the next day. Great weekend! Will definitely be returning when it warms up again!!

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Awards

Best of 2022 Connecticut
3rd place
Best in 2021 Connecticut
3rd place
Best of 2019 Connecticut
6th place
Property
The Hay House Farm
State
Connecticut
Country
United States
$50/night
2 Sites