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Deer Mountain Farm

· Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut
70 acres hosted by Bela S.
1 tent site
Bela is a Star Host
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All to yourself
100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Best in Connecticut: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
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, Litchfield, Connecticut, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Mohican and Schaghticoke First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Bela S.Joined in April 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 5 hours
43 ratings · 34 reviews
Andy D.recommends
November 13, 2023
Birders' paradise!
Kind hosts and beautiful land to soak in some nature outside of the city (easy ~2 hr drive)… private and pristine while just a hop skip and jump to a camper dedicated basement room in their house with utility sink, toilet, shower, coffee maker and tea kettle! The kids and I had a blast - can’t wait to return. 🙏🙏
Amanda M.recommends
November 12, 2023
Birders' paradise!
First time!!
We went camping for the first time a couple days ago, mind you it’s dead smack in almost winter, but Béla and his wife made everything so smooth! They made sure they checked in on us every now and then and even sent a a bakery that was not too far! We promised that we’ll book again in the summer where we won’t freeze!
John P.recommends
October 23, 2023
Birders' paradise!
The hosts were very nice and the property is beautiful. The camp site is close enough to the property that access to the bathroom is convenient while the campsite itself still feels very private and secluded. Bathroom is in a building separate from the main house so it feels very private. They had firewood, a grill, charcoal and a small fire pit which was really nice. It would be better if they put in a proper fire ring at the camp site. A well built fire ring is probably safer than a cheap metal fire pit anyway. Due to heavy rains they offered to refund our stay which was a nice gesture though we declined. Overall a great spot to camp.
Kevin W.recommends
September 26, 2023
Birders' paradise!
Beautiful property. Exactly the kind of place I was looking for. Clean bathroom. Quiet, private and easy to find.
Walter R.recommends
September 24, 2023
Birders' paradise!
Great spot! The hosts were friendly and accommodating, and the property was absolutely gorgeous.
Kathy N.recommends
August 20, 2023
Birders' paradise!
This is a gorgeous property and a unique campsite! You have tons of privacy while still having the convenience of a drive-up site and being close enough to the house. My little dog was able to run freely and had the time of her life. There are gnats that can be a bother at times but it was totally fine for me to deal with. Bela and Helen were super kind and welcoming, so grateful to them for sharing their land with us.
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