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Fernwood on Alan F.’s Land

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· Hampton, Connecticut
44 acres
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Hampton, 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 Alan F.Joined in July 2020
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49 ratings · 31 reviews
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William W.recommends
December 8, 2022
Fernwood 2
Base camp for awesome hiking
Always a pleasant stay Fernwood. Just park the car and be able to camp and hike in nearby preserve and state forest. It’s our go to place when we just want to get away. Site is always clean.
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Alex K.recommends
October 10, 2022
Fernwood 2
My son caught a cold last minute, so we weren't able to use our reservation. Still, Alan was super helpful on the phone when I was planning my trip and I would happily book his spot again. Thanks!
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Lydia F.recommends
August 8, 2022
Fernwood 2
This is a lovely place to camp! Comfortable space and handy amenities made the trip even better. Alan and Joan are very communicative, and were all around sweet and thoughtful hosts.
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Danielle L.recommends
July 18, 2022
Fernwood
Great tent spot
The woods here are beautiful and the sites are well set up. The host was very kind when we had a mix up with the directions sent from hipcamp -just make sure to follow his personal directions !
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John G.recommends
June 22, 2022
Fernwood
Beautiful and Private!
Fernwood was everything we (my partner, our dog, and I) could have hoped for from a hipcamp. Just as it sounds, the property is part of a beautiful and pristine woods, lined with ferns. It was peaceful, quiet, and private - we did not see or hear anyone, not even any cars on the nearby road, for the duration of our time there. I spoke with Alan on the phone for a quick chat, before our stay, and he was welcoming and informative, seems like a nice guy. Everything at Fernwood was well-kept - the ample firewood was kept dry under a large canopy tent, and the outdoor toilet (porta-potty) was spotlessly clean. The only suggestion I might have would be to install a picnic table or some type of small table or bench by the site, but we were fine without it… Would gladly stay here again, if/when we return to the area!
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Minji L.recommends
June 20, 2022
Fernwood
A great place to camp indeed!
All of my friends and I loved camping at Fernwood. Everything was so well maintained and managed- the portable toilet was definitely spotless and super clean! We were a group of 6 people with a dog, with 2 tents and 2 hammocks- and the camping site was spacious enough to accommodate all of us (maybe more than we would need haha). Very flat, yet surrounded by trees, so it feels like you are in the middle of the forest. A fire pit was also big! we had no issue with it. The host Alan was also very considerate and thoughtful in terms of providing directions/instructions, checking-in with us when it started to rain, offering us an extra blue dinning cover. The manager Russ also came in the morning to check in whether everything's okay and that was very sweet. Nothing to complain about- we'd definitely come again. One thing that might be helpful to be added is .. maybe putting a bigger sign for 'Hipcamp site' so that folks don't get lost- but it's just a thought that we had. Thanks Alan for hosting us!
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Michael K.recommends
June 18, 2022
Fernwood
Beautiful site!
Such a beautiful site! Alan has done a great job with this campsite. Secluded, but still offered a very clean porta-potty. The mulch tent site made for a soft ground to lay on, and there were plenty of places to sit and enjoy our stay.
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Janice W.recommends
June 8, 2022
Fernwood
Peaceful campsite with gracious hos
Tent camping here was convenient and peaceful. We were able to pull our car right up to the site, and the forest setting provided all the shade we wanted for a cool, restful weekend. The porta-potty was a very nice addition; clean and just a short walk from the private site we chose. We were lucky to be able to meet our hosts, who were delightful people and anticipated every need we could possibly have. We would definitely camp here again!
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William W.recommends
May 30, 2022
Fernwood 2
Great spot to come and unwind
I have camped on Alan’s land before and it draws us back. The hiking trails almost border his land, and he even has a well kept path on his own property to explore. Mostly sheltered from the outside and you can hear the horses and donkey from a nearby farm. We love to come here and just unwind.
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William W.recommends
November 22, 2021
Fernwood 2
Quiet jem of a spot
Very comfortable spot that I enjoy visiting. Hardly any traffic in the area.
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Kenn C.recommends
November 1, 2021
Fernwood 2
Good times
The host, Alan, was great, the fall leaves were beautiful, and the wood was plentiful. It was just feet from a series of public trails abutting the state forest.
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Alan F.recommends
October 27, 2021
Fernwood
I self booked as an owner because we were hosting a special group who wanted to help with wood gathering. We had two youngsters who were overjoyed to camp in the wooded environment, sit by the campfire and make s'mores. The hosts prepared delicious meals for the group and had a campfire going when guests arrived in the evening. Bathroom was clean and easily accessible. Guests indicated they'd like to return.
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Jesse B.
October 21, 2021
Fernwood
A beautiful and well-cared-for gem
What a great site! The white pines around the site were shedding their old needles and everything had a fresh soft carpet over it. Our host, Alan, had left plenty of dry wood for our fires, and buckets of pond water so we could make sure they were out cold when we were done for the night. There are area maps in the check-in kiosk by the road and the state forest half a mile further down has a number of easy, well-maintained trails and a pond overlook for wildlife viewing. Others have mentioned that the main tent site is close to the road. That's true, but the only traffic was the one neighbor farther along the dead-end street. The toilet was very clean, too.
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Jeffrey T.recommends
October 17, 2021
Fernwood 2
AMAZING. PEROID.
Amazing place to stay. SO QUIET!!!!. the owners were amazing at responding to any answers we had.
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Christopher B.recommends
October 11, 2021
Fernwood 2
Great woods, fishing and biking
Staying at Alan’s was great! Campsite was comfy and all the firewood chopped and ready was a real luxury. We had the good fortune of meeting Alan, who gave had information about fly fishing spots and shared about the history and future of his beautiful property, which is quite interesting! We highly recommend this spot for a quite hang and access to great biking (road & mountain) and fishing!
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J C.recommends
September 27, 2021
Fernwood 2
What a wonderful experience! It was a little confusing to find it at first, but once we located the kiosk, it was easy. The port o let was relatively clean, except for some mice that made it a home. Lol There was PLENTY of firewood provided that was covered from the rain, thank you Alan. It had POURED all the way up to when we arrived, but remained beautiful for the rest of the weekend. We were so happy! There are so many walking trails around as well. We saw a few people enjoying the trails, they were all super friendly. The house across the street was a wee bit close and they were running heavy machinery ALL WEEKEND. That was the only drawback, but all in all we still give this site a 10+ We never met our host, but he was great with responding. We can't wait to go back!
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Jeffrey H.recommends
August 17, 2021
Fernwood 2
A great site and stay.
A great site and well maintained and set up. Quiet dead end location and private and secluded but easy to get out if you want. Trails are mere steps away to break up the day. Would highly recommend to others and will look forward to going again this winter. Alan was a gracious host and accommodated everything i needed.
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Julien H.recommends
April 1, 2021
Fernwood 2
Cushy and quiet camping
The site is right next to some amazing hikes! The ground is flat and well maintained and there is plenty of firewood to keep you going. Alan and Joan were very helpful in guiding us where to explore. Thank you!
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William W.recommends
March 22, 2021
Fernwood 2
Beautiful secluded site
Beautiful spot right on the edge of miles of great hiking. Nice level spot for tents and nice fireplace with ample wood.
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Corn W.recommends
March 12, 2021
Fernwood
Situated on a dead end road Fernwood is a cozy little spot in the woods near a lake and state forest trails. There are two sites to choose from. The first is closer to the road but has the best spot to pitch a tent with soft, mossy ground under mixed woods. The second spot is further back and more private and has the better of the two fire rings. As it is early in the season the lack of leaves made the first site feel a little exposed but I saw maybe two cars drive by the entire time. I imagine had the leaves come in I wouldn't have noticed even those.
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William W.recommends
February 24, 2021
Fernwood 2
Snowy Winter Wonderland
Beautiful winter wonderland last weekend. The host Alan was easy to work with and provided us with plenty of wood to keep us warm as it got down to the teens overnight. Great woods to snowshoe on and very quiet. Would recommend this and we are already booked for another weekend.
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Jason G.recommends
November 14, 2020
Fernwood 2
Perfect spot, will stay again.
Alan did a great job setting up the site with a sweet firepit and a healthy stock of firewood. There were plenty of trees for tying up tarps, well worth the money, I'll be coming back.
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Austin R.recommends
November 12, 2020
Fernwood
Nice to escape for a night on Alan’s land. We stayed around a new fire pit Alan had made recently which was back off the main road, a plus for privacy. Alan was kind enough to get us set up with some firewood and was a kind host.
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Shayna F.recommends
October 31, 2020
Fernwood
We had such a wonderful time during our stay at Fernwood. Alan went out of his way to meet us on the property and show us around. The campsite has everything campers need- a great campfire ring, rustic seating, a private toilet, and plenty of flat land perfect for pitching one or several tents. Alan was very generous and wanted to make sure we had everything we needed for a great night of camping. He also told us to use as much firewood as we'd like. The location was very easy to get to, and we loved the privacy of the woods.
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Alexander J.recommends
October 23, 2020
Fernwood 2
Most accommodating host
Alan went far out of his way to accommodate me. I had kind of an odd inquiry.. I was in the area attending a race with my sports car which is very low to the ground. Going out on a limb, I asked if there might be any place to park my low car, and Alan actually set up a spot for me that was flat, and marked it with tape. The site was very nice, with nice tree trunk seats around the fire circle, with plenty of firewood! Nothing but the sound of tree frogs, an owl, and a coyote at nighttime. Would definitely stay again.
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Kayleigh J.recommends
October 11, 2020
Fernwood 2
Beautiful place to camp! Alan and Joan have a wonderful camping site. They went above and beyond to make our trip great.
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Ethan G.recommends
October 10, 2020
Fernwood 2
Motorcycle trip
Host were nice and friendly. The site was private and secluded, just the way I like it!
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Taylor B.recommends
September 30, 2020
Fernwood 2
Such a great campsite, especially in that sweet spot of early fall- when the leaves are changing but the wildflowers are still blooming! It was truly gorgeous. And well situated for easy access to trails and a nature preserve just across the road. Alan and his wife were also very helpful and available for questions. Plenty of wood provided for two days of cooking and keeping warm, which we appreciated. Would recommend!
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Kayla E.recommends
September 20, 2020
Fernwood 2
Exactly the getaway we needed
My boyfriend and I got to enjoy one night on the site and we are very hopeful to return! It was a beautiful drive in and out, the site was even better than we'd hoped and we lucked out with some beautiful weather. We've been raving about the trip and we're super thankful for our great host! Very highly recommend to anyone considering.
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Matthew K.recommends
September 13, 2020
Fernwood 2
Best campsite around!
Great place to stay. Isolated from the outside world but close enough to get out and get anything you have to should the need arise. Very clean spot with lots of room to roam and ample firewood to keep a campfire going for two days. We basically did. There’s a nearby nature preserve as well should you want to leave the campsite. Be on the lookout for hummingbirds! Would definitely stay again. Thank you Alan!
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