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Mickelberry Forest Gardens

· Newtown, Fairfield, Connecticut
4 acres hosted by Amy M.
1 RV/tent site · 1 tent site
Best in Connecticut: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Amy is a Star Host
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Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
The meadow we occupy was once the farmers property that I grew up next to at my parents farm house.  When he wanted to sell his property he offered it to us for purchase at a fair price if we would not develop more than we needed to live here.  We maintained the meadow adjacent to our property and have kept it as an agricultural site.  We have had our son who is a permaculture expert develop an edible forest garden and a unique diversified small orchard so we can eat and share healthy organic fruits and vegetables while helping our environment and wildlife and educating others to do the same.  It is expensive to live in Newtown but we love our property.  We want to teach others to grow food from their land while helping to support us keeping our adjacent property agricultural and undeveloped.  Our property has provided many happy gatherings and events and we love to share it with others.  Let us know if there is anything special we can help provide for you.  Come visit Mickleberry!!!   Learn more about this land: Thank you to all the wonderful friends we have met through this amazing program.  We regret that our community at this time does now allow for "transient" renting of property and I unknowingly was operating outside of the zoning rules and regulations of our town.  Please continue to get outside and enjoy all the beautiful places and spaces this world has to offer and keep in touch.  We love you all!  Thank you for your support!   Bill and Amy  Enjoy your stay next to our edible forest garden on the Edge of a beautiful meadow along side the orchard of berries, nuts  and fruit trees.  Various seasons will offer you an opportunity to pick your own breakfast in our maturing establishment.   You can enjoy exploring, and examining our 7 year permacultuire food forest with chestnut seedlings already tall enough to climb , 10-foot hazels bearing buckets of nuts and a different selection of raspberries, blackberries, gooseberry, currents, golden berries, service berries and Mulberries.      Enjoy a stroll   through the meadow trail to breath in  morning views and evening fireflies and stars.  This camp area is very private but household amenities are not far away if desired.  This site is much more private than Mickelberry Forest Garden Site and the beautiful mountain view is only a small step away.  One mile away we offer nearby blue mark trails, mountain biking, lake and outdoor activities are at your fingertips and your hosts will be happy to provide any assistance needed to find or enjoy these opportunities.  The Creamery (Ferris Acres) is one of the best farm ice cream shops in the East.  We can provide breakfast upon request from our free range chickens on our kiwi lined deck with beautiful mountain views.     Come and enjoy the croak of the bullfrog and the sound of the crickets.  We are new and growing our amenities so at this time check the overview for available amenities but you can guarantee we won't disappoint.  Come visit Mickelberry Forest Garden and The Meadow's Edge our newest most private site!!! 
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162 ratings · 134 reviews
Lindsey J.recommends
April 10, 2024
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
Wonderful experience 🩷
Visited Amy and Bill’s farm for a solo camping trip. I don’t really have much camping experience, but have been in a huge rut recently and wanted to get out of my comfort zone and do some emotional processing. I really picked the perfect spot for this. They were so helpful and accommodating, especially around some comical weather mishaps! Truly the sweetest people ever, very warm and welcoming. Went so above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable. Amy checked in on the app periodically to see if I needed anything and it felt reassuring to know they were close by. At the same time, even though the house is very close to the site, it felt very, very private and I was able to get exactly what I needed out of the trip. The animals are also super adorable! Location wise, it’s also pretty ideal, where it’s rural and beautiful, but also easy to run to a store if you need anything (like a new tent for example lol). Amy also recommended a hiking trail close by that was lovely in the Upper Paugussett State Forest.
Cyndi R.recommends
November 5, 2023
Mickelberry Forest Gardens
Amy & Bill's property is a nice retreat complete with sweeping mountain views and various friendly animals (goats,ducks, chickens) that you can feed. They were so hospitable and even helped me to jump start my car when it wouldn't budge! They were gracious hosts and give you the right amount of privacy as well. Also it's close to the amazing Aquilas Nest Vineyard that is a must see. Would stay here again to try out their other site located in an open field.
Mike H.recommends
October 9, 2023
Mickelberry Forest Gardens
Beautiful views and very nice hosts. Good communication.
Beth W.recommends
October 2, 2023
Meadow's Edge @ The Forest Garden
Amy's property is a dream! Beautiful Mountain View's. Communicating with Amy before and during my stay was excellent! Amy went above and beyond to make my stay comfortable and safe. I would highly recommend a stay! I'm looking forward to going back.
Sean M.recommends
October 1, 2023
Mickelberry Forest Gardens
Amy and Bill made me feel right at home! Amy greeted me with a huge smile and showed me around her beautiful yard and gave me options to set up my camp. I really enjoyed myself and will be coming back soon!!
Olivia H.recommends
September 7, 2023
Mickelberry Forest Gardens
Glamping in Connecticut
We had such a great stay! A beautiful quiet property, with lovely and helpful hosts! Close to lakes and rivers, and adorable farm animals on site!
Newtown , Fairfield, Connecticut, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Paugussett, Wappinger, 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 Amy M.Joined in January 2018
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