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Deer Mountain Farm

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· Sharon, Connecticut
70 acres
1 site
1 Tent
Since 1800. Learn more about this land: Privacy, exclusivity and serenity Join us at Deer Mountain Farm, nestled on a plateau at the top of Deer Mountain, near the Sharon/West Cornwall border in Connecticut's legendary and historic Northwest Corner, surrounded by unspoiled forest land and beautiful distant hills.  Deer Mountain Farm offers the ultimate in privacy, with 70 acres of land, no neighbors in sight or earshot, and no other campers to disturb you. Our beautiful old farm features 30 acres of fields and 40 acres of forest preserved for wildflowers and wildlife, a mere 3,000 feet from the Appalachian Trail. Located at the very top of the hill on a dead end road that terminates at the state forest, we are blessed with complete quiet, zero traffic, and no noisy neighbors. To ensure the ultimate in tranquility and privacy, we offer only a single campsite situated at the edge of an expanse of fields filled with wildflowers. You will never be disturbed by other campers because we only host a single group at a time. We maintain the property in such as a way as to provide maximum hospitality to local wildlife. Grasses in the fields are allowed to grow long, and the forest is kept relatively untouched, providing excellent habitats and food sources for ground-nesting birds. A dizzying array of circular pathways wind their way through the fields. On a recent birding walk with an expert from Audubon, we spotted at least twenty species of bird, including Grey Catbird, Eastern Towhee, Chestnut-sided Warbler, American Redstart, Red-eyed Vireo, Veery, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, Song Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Purple Finch, Tufted Titmouse, Brown-headed Cowbird, Black-capped Chickadee, Bluebird, Black-and-white Warbler, Baltimore Oriole, Pileated Woodpecker, Tree Swallow, Red-shouldered Hawk, Eastern Phoebe, Mourning Dove and many others. Take a path through the woods to a dirt road that leads you straight to the Appalachian Trail (past a singularly ambitious beaver pond) and enjoy a day hike, or simply enjoy the stillness and the incredible variety of bird sounds. Spot the occasional coyote, bobcat, or bear in the quiet and watch the raptors circle overhead as they hunt rodents in the fields.  Deer Mountain Farm is bordered by 3,500 acres of preserved State Forest land, teeming with birds, whitetail deer, coyotes, wild turkey, possums, occasional bears, bobcats -- just to name those creatures we spot regularly around the farm. The Appalachian Trail runs right through this stretch. At the bottom of our little mountain runs the Housatonic River, a very popular destination for fly-fishing and canoeing. Electric bikes can be rented in the nearby village of West Cornwall. Kent Falls is about 15 minutes down the road, also a great place for a day trip. Explore the area, then return to your secluded campsite to enjoy the sunset in a chorus of tree frogs and birdsong. The large swamp just down the hill through the woods is a very popular spot for passing birds and other wildlife. An Appalachian Trail campsite provides paths down to the water for bathing. Enjoy the bounty of outdoor activities the Northwest Corner has to offer, then enjoy the absolute peace and stillness of Deer Mountain Farm. The Site Our single Hipcamp campsite is about 500 feet from the dead-end road, separated by a grove of sumac and a stone wall. Very private but only a short stroll from the main house where indoor facilities, including bathroom and shower, are provided exclusively for campers. As we are located at the top of a small mountain with consistent winds, directly bordered by the state forest, and our property consists largely of grasslands and forest, we do not allow traditional campfires on the site. However, we provide both a charcoal grill and a small firepit that may be used by campers, weather and aridity permitting. At Deer Mountain Farm, we live surrounded by wildlife and the beauty of nature and hope to share this magic with you.
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Sharon, Connecticut, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Bela S.Joined in April 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
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25 ratings · 19 reviews
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Gene B.recommends
November 8, 2022
Birders' paradise!
Perfect family getaway
We had a wonderful stay on this beautiful property in upstate CT. We stayed here as alternative to camping on the Appalachian Trail (while having close access to it), with the added comforts of a private campsite with a campfire and bathroom. Bela was a gracious host, and after a warm welcome, we had a scenic open meadow surrounded by forest all to ourselves.
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Carrie M.recommends
October 21, 2022
Birders' paradise!
Peaceful beautiful field
This was a beautiful spot to camp - the sunsets were stunning and the wildflower pathways were fun to walk. Private bathroom was nearby and the tenting field was very private from the main house. A peaceful retreat that checked all the boxes for my weekend!
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Andrii I.recommends
October 17, 2022
Birders' paradise!
Amazing experience, love this spot, nice and quiet, easy access.
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Joel B.recommends
September 25, 2022
Birders' paradise!
Beautiful site and wonderful host!
We had a great time camping on Bela's land! It is beautiful, exactly as described, and Bela was very communicative and welcoming. I would definitely stay here again.
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Lap K.recommends
September 25, 2022
Birders' paradise!
This was a beautiful, scenic, pleasant, and private campsite. Bela was accommodating and responsive to our needs. Our dog enjoyed exploring the trails that were mowed through the fields. We enjoyed gazing at the stars in the night sky and listening to the wildlife. We will definitely be back when we're in the area again. Bela is not only a welcoming host, but he is also a talented and thought-provoking photographer. If you're looking for something to do, he has a gallery exhibit at the nearby Wish House for the next couple of months. Highly recommended!
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Hanna V.recommends
September 5, 2022
Birders' paradise!
Amazing Labor Day weekend!
This is my second time camping at this site. We had the best time and will definitely be back again. We enjoyed exploring and letting the dogs run all over the place! They love the crop circles and bounding through the tall grass. The bathroom was a nice little luxury to have. The host opened up her massage studio, so that was a huge luxury I took advantage of! The site was as beautiful as ever and the views were amazing.
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Emily S.recommends
August 25, 2022
Birders' paradise!
Beautiful property and nice, secuded campsite. The host, Bela, has also created wonderful paths through the meadows and our young kids had a blast running through them!
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Liat H.recommends
August 19, 2022
Birders' paradise!
True sound of nature
If you are looking for a place without any noise pollution, that is the place for you. Had a fantastic stay on Bela’s beautiful land. at night we were lying on the ground listening to the many beautiful sounds from the trees and fields around us. It was magical. Absolutely hope to return!
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Carrie W.recommends
July 24, 2022
Birders' paradise!
The campsite was beautiful, private - and close to many great hiking spots. Bela and Helen were excellent hosts, and the drinks and snacks in the garage were a nice touch. Just a heads up to anyone coming in the summer though - the gnats and flies are relentless! Otherwise enjoyed our stay.
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Caleb S.recommends
July 5, 2022
Birders' paradise!
The spot was fantastic! Can't recommend it enough. Very beautiful and private.
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Eliot P.recommends
June 5, 2022
Birders' paradise!
Just amazing.
Such an amazing weekend. Thank you Bela & Helen. You are wonderful hosts and have a beautiful property. We will most certainly be back. Highly, highly recommend.
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Dan Y.recommends
September 26, 2021
Birders' paradise!
Perfect for a Family with Dogs
Adjacent to dense forest, this campsite is surrounded by gorgeous fields of goldenrod, aster and milkweed that make for prime habitat for monarch butterflies. We enjoyed walking through the network of trails and listening to the owls at night. We backed a pop-up camper into a quiet and private location that wasn’t far from the house but was physically sheltered by dense bushes. Would absolutely return; highly recommended.
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Hanna V.recommends
September 5, 2021
Birders' paradise!
Wonderful Labor Day weekend
We only stayed here a night and wish we had stayed longer! The space was very nice, quiet and private. It was very beautiful near a field full of flowers! The fire pit and grill were just what we needed to cook meals. We could drive up to the site, which was great because food needs to be stored in cars and we didn’t have to carry. The bathroom was clean and private. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming! Our dog loved exploring the many paths.
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Rebecca L.recommends
August 8, 2021
Birders' paradise!
Hooray for Hummingbirds!
That was everything I hoped for and more! Thank you for sharing your spectacular property with us! Sleeping with the wonderful nature sounds, far from human sounds, and yet a real bathroom for our exclusive use. The birds were lovely, as were the wildflowers and the very exciting distant glimpse of the bear strolling by! The hummingbirds stole the show, however. I counted 7 hummingbirds at once!
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Michelle B.recommends
August 1, 2021
Birders' paradise!
Béla was a welcoming, responsive, and accommodating host. We found the property to be a gorgeous, private, and peaceful sanctuary. My daughter loved running around the circles in the meadows. My husband and I enjoyed looking at the vast sky at night to see the Milky Way and constellations. It was also fun to try and figure-out the sounds of the birds and animals we were hearing. Béla was nice to talk to and he even gave us some firewood and starters for the fire pit, which was thoughtful. The bathroom was within a couple minutes from the site and was clean, though be prepared to step-up into the tub to shower (not sure if some steps could be added?). We would definitely return. It’s a beautiful spot and we thank Béla for hosting us.
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Michael H.recommends
August 1, 2021
Birders' paradise!
Quiet and beautiful!!!!
This spot was more than wonderful. The host met us as we pulled in and directed us where to park and showed us where everything was and then the magic began. Quiet and after the rain every star in the universe was out. If you’re in this part of the country I can’t think of a better place to camp.
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Tim N.recommends
July 12, 2021
Birders' paradise!
Made the best of it
It was raining the day we came up so bela was nice enough to let up set up camp in their barn which was nice and dry. Will have to return another time to actually check the place out.
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Gary W.recommends
June 19, 2021
Birders' paradise!
Beautiful spot, constant breezes from being on top of a ridge and Bela has made a delightful series of circular paths to wander through the meadows. Great bird watching and the quiet and beauty we were looking for. I do recommend spraying your sitting area with your Deet product as the ticks were initially bad, but we held them back. Strong recommendation for a base for exploring this part of the country as it has great access to other lovely spots.
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David R.recommends
May 16, 2021
Birders' paradise!
Open air, open space.
Had a great stay here. Secluded, calm and relaxing. Bela was a gracious host and we enjoyed meeting and getting to know him and his wife. This is a great choice for campers who are looking for real open space and not a plot next to other campers. Pet friendly and our dog loved the place.
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