Bell tents near Rochester

An artsy gateway town to endless adventures in Vermont’s Green Mountains.

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The TrailHouse

12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents38 acres · Poultney, VT
Historic, quintessential VT farmstead on 38 private acres at the end of a quiet dirt road. The Slate Valley Trails pass through our property - providing direct access to 50+miles of world-class mountain biking and hiking trails. We are located mid-point in the network at a perfect jumping off point for adventure. There are also miles and miles of quiet dirt roads and abandoned forest tracks in the area, offering near endless opportunities for gravel cycling adventures. The property features perennial gardens, a pond, open meadows, forestland, and picturesque southerly views from the top of the north meadow. The tent, van and glamping sites are thoughtfully located in protected nooks in the forestland and along the forest's edge. We have hot outdoor showers (3) and a handmade wooden building that houses our portable toilets. There is also a communal fire pit.
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Heart and Heritage Stables

7 sites · Lodging, Tents50 acres · Hinesburg, VT
Located on a scenic dirt road between two covered bridges, our campsite is on the edge of a beautiful, peaceful horse farm. This is a great place to come get away and relax. There are quiet woods to walk through, miles of dirt roads to walk or ride on. We are close to a short hike on Mount Philo or Raven's Ridge. We are 15 minutes away from Lake Champlain and 30 minutes from Burlington and Middlebury.
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Glamping with Goats - Tent or Park

2 sites · Lodging, RVs1 acre · Essex Junction, VT
We live in this 1830's farmhouse and travel with our Airstream Basecamp 20X. Often boondocking, and knowing the need for an easy-access place to park our RV, whether it be for a night or a week, we decided to open our driveway to help our fellow RV-travelers explore both the Burlington, VT area and enjoy the great outdoor adventures the Green Mountain State has to offer. In the Fall of 2023, we added a glamping bell tent to our location as an additional option for Hipcampers. Learn more about this land: COMING OCTOBER 2023 - FAINTING GOATS AND FALL FOLIAGE GOAT YOGA.
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Anderson-Key Farm

3 sites · Lodging20 acres · Sharon, VT
You want to stay here!! Beautiful 20 acre farm perfectly located in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Barn complete with Coffee Bar, Electricity and additional camping supplies. Great spot for groups! Farm boasts of small pond, Elmer’s Brook, hiking and walking trails all in a secluded paradise. Disc Golf, Bocce Ball and Croquet sets available for you to enjoy! We want you to have a blast while you’re here. Located only 2 miles off the interstate. Book the farm including The Vermont Suite for a wonderful group experience. https://airbnb.com/h/vermont-suite-anderson-key-farm *20 minutes to Woodstock, VT (Billings Farm, Shopping, Dining, Hiking, Golf, Spa, Skiing and much more) *25 minutes to Silver Lake State Park (rent boats, kayaks and paddle boards) *20 minutes to King Arthur Flour a short distance to dozens of restaurants, activities and experiences.
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The Hollow at Dynamite Falls

2 sites · Lodging150 acres · Roxbury, VT
Full of scenic waterfalls along a Vermont mountain brook, our young daughter named the land after dynamite was found during renovations of the former one-room schoolhouse on the property 5 years ago. Naturalists will love the brookside trails, many dipping pools, a zip line, hammocks, and a privy with a woodland view. There are several scenic campsites on the 150 acres, but only one will be rented each night to ensure a special experience. Wifi and power available across the brook outside the farmhouse as needed. No cell service. Spend lazy days exploring the woods, reading a book in a hammock, or sunning yourself on a rock in the river Roxbury is the geographic center of Vermont - which makes it a great basecamp for adventures. Warren / Sugarbush is 20-25 minutes to the west. Montpelier is 20 minutes to the north. Randolph is 20 minutes to the south. Two brewpubs are within 15 minutes.
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Shaw Mansion Bell Tent

1 site · Lodging3 acres · Waterbury, VT
Located on three beautiful acres in Waterbury Center, Vermont. Parking is a 30 second walk into the woods off a quiet dirt road and a 7-minute drive into the village for dining and shopping. We do have neighbors, so we ask that you are respectful in your noise level. Ten minutes from the free boat launch on our glorious reservoir where you can rent kayaks, canoes or SUP's. Bike right out of the site to awesome mtn bike trails, and within a couple miles of hiking trails including, Camels Hump and Hunger Mountain. Or just stay and relax in the spacious bell tent! Provided, bell tent with tall queen air mattress topped off with a super comfortable mattress topper and fitted sheet. Please bring your own bedding for on top of the sheet. Charcoal grill also provided, bring your own charcoal and kitchenware for cooking and eating. Fire pit, picnic table, chairs around the fire. Chairs on the deck with tent. Firewood can be purchased and be waiting for you when you arrive! A small tent for the portable camping toilet. Solar lighting all around.
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Waterbury Sugarwood's Getaway

1 site · Lodging200 acres · Waterbury, VT
A small hillside farm thats been in the same family for over 100 years. The sugarwood's are a special spot on the farm, we have 500 taps and love making maple syrup. Let us know if you'd like to leave with some. Thanks for staying here with us, it's a special spot.
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Bell tent glamping site

1 site · Lodging100 acres · South Royalton, VT
Our bell tent glamping site is nestled on our 100 plus acre property at the edge of the woods over looking a field with great views. Beautiful sun rises ,star gazing and a terrific flyer fly displays. You are a stones throw away from our pond/ swimming hole. You can fall asleep with the sounds of owls, bullfrogs and crickets. We are local about two miles away from a main road nestled in a valley for peace and quiet. There are many miles of dirt roads for mountain biking or hiking. We are not far from the Connecticut river perfect for fly fishing ,tubing or kayaking. We are about 30 to 60 mins. away from many of Vermont best tourist attractions. There are great local restaurants and some nite life too. Local farmers markets, farm stands and our local Coop offer the best produce, meats cheeses and eggs that our location has to offer. Out to eat or cook at the site your tummies will be satisfied. We offer a full size bed (bring your own sleeping bags) 2 blow up sleeping mats perfect for a small family. There is also 2 camp chairs, picnic table, grill set up with utensils(bring your own charcoal), trash can w/ removal and fire pit. We will provide your first fire set up after that we offer fire wood at a small fee to abide by all state laws. (This protect us from invasive species entering our state) please do not bring wood for out of state. We offer towels for swimming ,a cloth line and solar light along with citronella candles . You do however need to provide your own water , toilet facilities and removal at this time . Future plans for our out houses is underway.
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Green Feathers Farm

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Springfield, VT
Green Feathers Farm is a small homestead with free-range chickens, a frog pond and gardens intended for birds and butterflies. Within a 30 minute radius you will find hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming. Our farm is a quiet place for relaxing and reconnecting between outdoor adventures.
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KZ Farm in the Adirondacks

1 site · Lodging48 acres · Westport, NY
This is a single-site property with a canvas bell tent on a platform overlooking the Adirondack Mountains. Our property is a working farm that raises grass-fed and finished beef, eggs, and a small vegetable garden. We're a stone's throw from Lake Champlain and a two-minute drive into the town of Westport. There are multiple trailheads on our road for short, easy hikes along the CATS trail system. We are a 25-minute drive from Keene Valley, where more vigorous Adirondack Mountain hiking trailheads are accessible. For larger groups, there is an option to pitch additional tents in and around our orchard. Amenities include: a fire ring, bbq, fresh water, wifi and an electrical outlet in the parking area, a picnic table, chairs, and a pop-up canopy in case of rain.
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Bell tents near Rochester guide

Overview

Rochester is a small town in central Vermont situated at the base of the Green Mountains. The White River flows right through town, as it makes its way to the Connecticut River as its longest undammed tributary. Despite its small population, Rochester has a thriving arts and culture scene with several galleries, frequent festivals and concerts, and a theatre company. Rochester’s proximity to camping, hiking, and biking trails in the Green Mountain National Forest and several ski areas makes it a great basecamp for outdoor adventures.

Where to go

Moosalamoo National Recreation Area

Nestled into the western slope of the Green Mountains just twenty minutes from Rochester, the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area offers hiking and mountain biking trails, several camping areas, and plenty of scenic views. The area’s highlight is the Robert Frost Trail, an interpretive trail that commemorates Robert Frost’s poetry and introduces hikers to the area's landscape.

Chittenden Reservoir

The Chittenden Reservoir is tucked into the Green Mountain National Forest about 45 minutes from Rochester. This pristine lake is a popular spot for motor boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming. There’s also several miles of trails around the lake for hiking, cross-country skiing, and snow-shoeing adventures. 

Branbury State Park

Located at the base of Mt. Moosalamoo, on the eastern shore of Lake Dunmore about 30 minutes west of Rochester, Branbury State Park is a great spot for boating, kayaking, fishing, and swimming. The park offers 36 campsites suitable for tents and trailers as well as seven lean-to sites for tent campers.     

When to go

The Green Mountain National Forest surrounding Rochester, Vermont is open year-round. Summer is the best time for camping, hiking, and water sports as long as you come prepared for mosquitoes and other biting bugs. The Green Mountain National Forest is also one of the best places to see fall foliage in Vermont. The Lake Dunmore area is particularly pretty in fall and colors are best between late September and middle of October. 

Know before you go

  1. Rochester has a small grocery store, a few restaurants, and a bike shop.
  2. Many national forest and state park campgrounds near Rochester offer advanced reservations online. Parks typically have a handful of sites on a first-come, first-served basis too. 
  3. Bears are common in the Green Mountains, so secure food in bear-proof containers. 

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