Hipcamp host Brenda B.,
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Near everything fun in Delaware - short drive from DE and MD beaches and state parks (20-30 mi)/ state forest trails (3 mi) / Nanticoke River boat ramps, kayak, canoe launches and fishing (8-9 mi) / Sports at the Beach and DE Turf Sports Complex too / on America Discovery Trail / Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is only 20 miles from camp.

10 wooded acres in the cou

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Near everything fun in Delaware - short drive from DE and MD beaches and state parks (20-30 mi)/ state forest trails (3 mi) / Nanticoke River boat ramps, kayak, canoe launches and fishing (8-9 mi) / Sports at the Beach and DE Turf Sports Complex too / on America Discovery Trail / Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is only 20 miles from camp.

10 wooded acres in the country - rural wooded property with pastured horses surrounded by tilled farmland and forest.  Three wooded primitive tent sites @ $40 per night.  Site # 1 has 8' x 10' platform 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send brenda a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Deer Forest Road is part of the American Discovery Trail which starts in Lewes, Delaware and goes across USA to Sacramento, Cal...Read more

Boating

Near by Nanticoke River and Hearn's Pond for kayaking

Hiking

Deer Forest Road is part of the American Discovery Trail from Lewes, Delaware to San Francisco, California Prime Hook National ...Read more

Paddling

Kayaking in nearby Hearn's Pond, Trap Pond State Park , or the ocean & back bays

Wind sports

Indian River Bay is a popular place for Wind Surfing. Check out different areas just off Rt 1 near Dewey Beach

Surfing

Delaware beaches are about 30 miles away

Swimming

Delaware beaches are about 30 miles away - Lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey, Fenwick Island and more remote areas are Broadkill, Slaughte...Read more

Wildlife watching

Bald eagle, red tailed hawks, eastern blue birds, and various other birds are seen from this area. Wild life includes wild tur...Read more

Fishing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Deer Forest Hideaway in Delaware.

Beach

Delaware and Maryland beaches are approximately 30 miles from campsites.

Forest

Each site is private and secluded in woods. No road noises or light pollution.

Field

Our sites look out on neighboring field

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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 10th, 2021

We had a lovely time! Brenda was a very gracious host, the campsite was lovely. We had no trouble driving around the property and spent a peaceful night in the forest.

Hipcamper Jennifer

Quiet overnight outing in the woods

Jennifer R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 7th, 2021

We planned a last minute camp out this past weekend and it was perfect. Brenda was great. She allowed us to choose our site once we arrived as we were the only guests that weekend. We stayed at camp 3 which is by far , the best site . It is situated in the woods and on the edge of a farmer’s field. The sites are quite spacious. Fortunately we were able to drive our car in but that may be difficult for larger vehicles. Brenda will provide a shuttle service in her buggy if you can’t make it back there. The sites are set back quite a way from her home so it truly feels like you are in the middle of nature. I would definitely camp here again.

Hipcamper brenda
Response from brenda, the Host, on October 8th, 2021

Jennifer, you, Tyler and your doggies Arthur and Karma are welcome back anytime. So well behaved animals which didn't scare the horses. Love to see campers such as yourselves enjoying nature. I'm so glad the "other" campground was booked and you were able to find Deer Forest Hideaway. Come back again and I'll show you some closer hikes for your furry friends - not even 3 miles from here and so beautiful this time of the year. Enjoy your camping!!

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Hipcamper Malaika
Malaika G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 9th, 2021

Brenda was a great host! She was very welcoming - helped us bring all of our stuff to the site and lent us a tarp for the rain storm! Her property is quite large, so each site seems very private. A beautiful property, with nature and wildlife all around you! Thank you, Brenda for a great weekend get away!

Hipcamper brenda
Response from brenda, the Host, on September 9th, 2021

So glad you pick our woods to relax before you head back to classes. The local winery was calling to you to come back and take the tour on Monday with your engineering friends from Lehigh. So glad they found and liked our place too. Thanks for the review and hopefully more graduate students will enjoy our woods as much as you did!!

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Hipcamper Lindsey

Great for a weekend get away!

Lindsey A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 23rd, 2021

Brenda was an awesome host! Id most most definitely stay here again. Its very private and peaceful. My fiance and I really enjoyed our stay.We wanted a little get away before the school year started since I work as a teacher.

We stayed at campsite 1 which has a platform for your tent,it saved us from the rain.I was able to drive to the camp site through the trails in my CRV and was able to get out when we wanted to go to the beach for the day.

Checked out with Brenda and talked about life and our stay. Again,this place was just what we needed for a weekend get away!

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Hipcamper brenda
Response from brenda, the Host, on August 27th, 2021

Lindsey and her fiance were so pleasant to have stayed here. Thanks for posting the pics of the cover for your tent- so glad you had it during the downpour!! The trails are marked so you don’t get lost, even in the dark. Hope your art classes go well this year and come back whenever!!

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Hipcamper Joselid

Great time!

Joselid A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 5th, 2021

Brenda was a great host! Super sweet and her family seem really nice! Her property is large and you will have enough space for campers near you. Their were ticks we found because it is a heavily wooded area so cover up! but no matter that we still had a good time. The fire pit on our site was perfect and we enjoyed the peace and quiet. We took some photos a little next to the cornfield during sunset and it was amazing. You will need 4WD to get to your campsite as well!

Hipcamper brenda
Response from brenda, the Host, on July 11th, 2021

Thanks so much for coming to Deer Forest Hideaway and you enjoyed yourselves!! Thanks for the private suggestions and I'll do my best to implement some of them. I hope to attract more campers who enjoy the natural setting - not necessarily the ticks. They have been so plentiful this year - I guess due to the mild winter and the abnormal rainfall we've had in the spring. Oh well, such is nature. Sometimes I wonder how did our ancestors survive?

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Hipcamper Max

Grade-a "karen", horrible campsite

Max P.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 3)
June 21st, 2021

DO NOT CAMP HERE, ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE, RUDE MONEY-HUNGRY HOST, UNMARKED TRAILS, AND SEVERE DAMAGE TO YOUR CAR.
To cover my bases before spending $184 on a site (especially one with a cancellation policy that does NOT refund you a dime if you don't cancel 3 or more days before your check in day...who does that?), we messaged the host ahead of time to make sure we could drive into the site, especially since many in the area are listed as walk/hike-in & we had a car full of gear since we were coming from another Hipcamp site in CT - to which she said we could, & we quickly realized was a total lie. Show up & she shows my girlfriend & I around the 3 sites on her little 4 wheeler (all of which were empty, despite the app showing all were booked... red flag). Since this little 4wheeler buggie thing only had the driver & passenger seat, I had to sit in the back tiny maybe 4ft by 2ft bed that she almost knocked me out of driving crazy thru these backwoods. There are NO markings on the trails, no flags, paint, signs, etc. so obviously, when it was our turn to drive back there, we got lost. When we thought we made it back to the front, she comes FLYING towards us screaming & hollering that we have to turn around & go back the way we came despite absolutely no where for us to do so. She insisted that we could fit & would be fine despite the trails (or complete lack thereof) being several layers thick of muddy leaves, massive branches, & thorns scratching & scraping all sides of my brand new Hyundai Kona & almost ripping the cargo carrier off the hitch of my car. When we finally figured out where the site was (because she literally guided us there) she started complaining about how "no one else has had this hard of a time finding this place" despite maybe 10 minutes previous told my girlfriend that everyone else that had booked the other sites had just left that same day because they were having the EXACT same issues as us - its impossible to see where you're supposed to go, and ANY car or truck that drives back there will get stuck, especially with rain! (& of course, the lady was just outright rude!) To top off this mess, she had told my girlfriend "ill bring you some fresh eggs as a welcome gift!" then a little while later asked for her Venmo "to pay for them" - who does that?! After she left us at the site, we decided that staying wasn't an option because 1. we'd have to cut all our plans short (& ruin our vacation) to make it back before nightfall, since we cant navigate this in the daytime, night time would be impossible, 2. the trips in & out of this heavily wooded, uncleared "path" would extensively damage my brand new car with the amount of debris hanging around & on the floor (that could've easily been cleared had she cared enough to take the time to do so but was clearly too negligent), & 3. she admitted that she didn't really clean up, & had a very rude demeanor & attitude from the moment we showed up, despite us being very respectful & kind to her thru this entire debacle, & we really didn't appreciate the fact that we tried to voice our concerns & work with her to figure this out, & she just didn't care or want to help. So after driving 7hrs from CT to DE, at 630-7pm had to scramble to find another camp site (which in mid-June, prime camping season is not easy), & try to fly over there before the sun went down to set up camp with some light left. After finding a place, we somehow figured out how to make it back to Brenda's house & tried to calmly & respectfully explain our concerns once more & request a refund to which she very rudely, replied "I don't think so!" while smiling & laughing almost like she knew this would happen again & was almost banking on it, as it did with the other people before us. Obviously, I sent a message to HipCamp Customer Support, to which they responded that she said she had "offered us directions & a map" which is a complete lie, & had offered to let us park up by the house & bring all of our stuff back on the 4wheeler. Now again, this is why I messaged her to confirm this ahead of time and I would NOT have booked this if that was the case, since it obviously throws off the entire camping trip when we have a car & cargo carrier FULL of stuff, this would've taken minimum 8-10 trips & 2-3+hrs to bring all of the stuff over on this little 4wheeler buggie, THEN set up camp and have to call her up to give us a ride at 7am to get out of there and 10pm to get back every day? no way. To top it all off, HipCamp decided that they weren't going to refund me any money at all since "she did give us a map and directions" (again, BS - never happened) and would instead just give me a $32 credit. I will NEVER book on HipCamp again, and highly encourage everyone on here avoid using this bogus app and giving money to these skeevy, greedy hosts.

Hipcamper Tessa
Tessa M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 16th, 2021

it was a nice place to rest on my road trip!

Hipcamper brenda
Response from brenda, the Host, on June 23rd, 2021

Thanks, Tessa, for stopping here on your way south to visit your friends. Glad you found your way back to site # 3 in the dark. You didn't seem to need any help. In your quiet Prius vehicle, I didn't even hear you leave in the morning... Enjoy your vacation with your friends!!

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Hipcamper Joe
Joe W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 30th, 2021

Great time. Even though it rained the whole time. Great family friendly site. Brenda was awesome.

Hipcamper brenda
Response from brenda, the Host, on June 8th, 2021

So glad you and Emily had a great time. Sorry it had to rain, but I'm pretty sure the neighboring farmers certainly enjoying the showers. You made some awesome memories with your daughter. I sure hope my sites will attract more families to come and enjoy nature in our woods...

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Hipcamper Courtney

Wonderful night in the woods!

Courtney R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 22nd, 2021

I would like to get into backpacking and wanted a safe yet remote place I could go to practice solo camping with my dog. I am an avid camper but had never gone alone before. Brenda met me by her house (with her super sweet pup!) and took me on a tour of the woods in her UTV and let me choose my campsite. There are currently 2 campsites. One is more in the woods and the other is closer to farming field. I chose the one closer to the field so I could have more light. The trail is a little tight but I was able to get my Hyundai Elantra through the trees to the campsite as long as I took my time. The campsite was equipped with a fire pit, 2 chairs, and 2 stumps. Brenda gave me a folding table to use and even had farm fresh eggs for sale! My dog and I felt very secluded back in the woods but also totally safe knowing Brenda was just a text away. I would highly recommend this campsite (and Brenda as a host!) to anyone looking for a safe but secluded get away. There are also several state parks nearby for hiking, we went to Trap Pond and it was beautiful!

Hipcamper brenda
Response from brenda, the Host, on May 25th, 2021

We are so happy you and Rudy had a great time... even chancing to see a family of foxes and some deer. Love, love, love the wildlife around here. Glad you got to enjoy the eggs - farm fresh are the greatest!! Thanks for the great review as we would like to attract more campers just like you... Come again!!

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Awards

Best in 2021 Delaware
3rd place
Property
Deer Forest Hideaways
State
Delaware
Country
United States
$40/night
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