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Views of woods, pond, and sunrise

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· Westminster, Maryland
139 acres
1 site
1 RV/Tent
Welcome to our fifth generation, mini-valley, woodland, and rolling hills. Empty Cupboard Farm has been family owned since 1918. It is presently planted in soy and corn. Wildlife abounds, including deer, small mammals, and geese. Bald eagles and Heron even take a pond dip periodically. Woodland trails are accessible and new tree plantings can be observed.                                         We welcome RVs under 30'. It will be too hilly for anything longer. (Be aware: inclement weather is not your friend here if your vehicle can't handle potentially slippery conditions.) Enjoy the following activities:  - Mountain biking, pedal only - Pond fishing. (Sorry, no swimming in the pond; but an "An open to the public", private pool is 13 miles/20min. As is the Y. )   - Lawn games and a fire pit are available. So are the stars at night; cloud permitting. Consider the free star gazing app, SkyView Lite, even in the day and under clouds.   - Stunning sunsets at the "Red Door," our entrance.   Historical towns within 10 miles any direction are reached over rolling countryside. Gettysburg is less than 20 miles. Baltimore is less than an hours ride by open highway. Blue Ridge mountains 18 miles. Taneytown, 1836, has an extraordinary antique store that is a delight to browse; as well as fine dining, drive through, an open air beer garden and close by grocery stores. Homemade ice cream is found at Baugher's and Hoffmans in Westminster. Baugher's Orchard has pick your own.   Additional things to see: - Boating in Carroll County Maryland - Local wineries - Ski Liberty  - Carroll is a full service county whatever your needs. Check out carrollcountytourism.org to learn more.  No lions, tigers, and Oh my! However, be aware that small critters may try to steal your food.  No recent bear sightings. Geese have been visiting recently.  All hunting rights are reserved for long term clientele; therefore, hiking on the farm may be curtailed if they are present.
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Westminster, Maryland, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Peggy D.Joined in July 2020
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79 ratings · 71 reviews
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Saurabh S.recommends
November 6, 2022
Views of woods, pond, and sunrise
The Hipcamp experience I have had!
The place is not to far away from the city which was great. Peggy was an amazing host and told us about it's history, etc. The night sky was beautiful if you are looking for some stargazing. We pitched our tents close to the pond but slept outside. The ground was flat with soft grass so we had a perfect sleep! Highly recommend to anyone and everyone!
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Ron D.recommends
October 28, 2022
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Peggy has a beautiful spot on a quiet farm. Although we were there slightly after the peak foliage it was still a lovely setting. If we weren’t passing through cross country it would have been nice to stay there longer.
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Suzi Y.recommends
October 24, 2022
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Absolutely Lovely!
My husband and I enjoyed the peaceful retreat on Peggy's land. The rolling corn fields, her rustic red barn, and the star speckled skies were absolutely lovely!
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Justin C.recommends
October 9, 2022
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Camping with a dog
Large Fire pit with a gorgeous view. A good place amongst good company. Check with the host about hunting season, as that may determine whether or not your party can go into the woods. Our party had a dog, who had plenty of space to roam. If you forgot some things on your trip, there is a Safeway nearby that’s very convenient.
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Dalya B.recommends
October 6, 2022
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Good time
Beautiful pond and woods. Thanks Peggy for your hospitality!
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Melissa H.recommends
October 3, 2022
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This spot was absolutely AMAZING!!! Definitely want to go back!
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Anthony A.recommends
September 19, 2022
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Quiet solitude
Our tent camping experience has been exclusively at Maryland State Parks which are well maintained and reasonably priced. But peace and quiet is not always part of the experience. We decided to look at Hipcamp.com and chose Views of Woods,Pond and Sunrise based on the pictures from previous campers and the idea we would be the only campers. Peggy Drew is a warm welcoming hostess who shared information about her farm and local points of interest. We pitched our tent under a huge shade tree between the empty barn and pond. There were corn fields everywhere as far as you could see and a woodland walk the took us about 1.5 hours to complete. I used my fly rod twice a day all three days, catching many 3-4 inch bass. There is an odd over sized fire ring (6-8' diameter) which it turns out is the homes burn pit for waste paper. So not the typical camp fire set up. There is a potable water spigot at the corner of the barn but no bathroom facility of any kind. So we used a portable toilet and were required to take all trash and waste with us when leaving. We use a disposable bag system rather than a cassette toilet to avoid going in the middle of the night to the State Park bath house. We were not sure if the "no toilet" would be a deal breaker but decided to give it a try. So while an outhouse or porta-potty at the property may have been preferable our own system proved up to the challenge and was not a deal breaker. We would return this property.
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Rachael M.recommends
September 13, 2022
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This was our second trip to Peggy’s farm. It was a great place for our two year old’s first camping trip last year and our 4-month old’s first trip this year. We enjoyed the views and the quiet around the campfire in the evening. We expect to make return trips in the coming years.
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Randall H.recommends
August 14, 2022
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Family weekend camping trip!
We absolutely loved staying on Peggy’s farm. My family and I were able to relax and enjoy the views, do some fishing off the dock, and just spend time together. Our dogs loved also swimming in the pond. Peggy gave us a tour of her barn that included some great history for my two young sons. Can’t say enough about this site. It was great!
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Elena P.recommends
July 18, 2022
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Peggy was super kind! My dog had a wonderful time exploring and sniffing around.
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Laurence L.recommends
July 4, 2022
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Peaceful bucolic setting. Great cam
We loved this camp! Beautiful setting in a qiuet swale just close enough to a secondary highway. Will come again. Thanks to the host.
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Bryan H.recommends
May 30, 2022
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We really enjoyed our Memorial Day Weekend at this location. Peggy is very kind and friendly and was a wonderful host. Our 26' Travel Trailer worked fine after some leveling and was parked next a large shaded tree overlooking the pond. There is a great water connection next to the barn and 120v power at the lamp post. Power is about 15 amps which was enough for all our needs except AC. The water was perfect to connect directly to our rig. Power was about 40 feet and water was about 70 feet... so bring enough house and extensions and you'll be fine. We caught large bass in the pond and our dog had the time of his life running and swimming. This valley location is simply beautiful with lots of wildlife to observe. It's was the most relaxing camping we've done so far and will be back for sure. Would highly recommend this location.
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Dalya B.recommends
April 3, 2022
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Sweet pondside camping
Great location, beautiful pond with forest are behind. Grass is soft and luscious. Peggy is kind, friendly and generous. I hope to be back to this lovely place
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Cody A.recommends
April 1, 2022
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Absolutely loved my stay it was an amazing little bottom of the fishbowl visit joyed seeing the northern lights and absolutely love the peace quiet and tranquility Peggy is super sweet and absolutely a must meet I hope everybody enjoys their stay as much as I have four days was not long enough thank you Peggy for an amazing trip
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Sreekar C.recommends
February 27, 2022
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The directions where clear and Peggy is a very friendly host. Views where great!
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Nikita K.recommends
January 9, 2022
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Awesome
Beautiful place to stay. Peggy was very helpful and kind, Just don’t drive down the hill, you will easily get stuck in the mud.
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Jessalin E.recommends
November 1, 2021
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Perfect place to camp tent!
Peggy was wonderful! She has a great camping area with beautiful views, a perfect fire pit, and a fun pond. She was very kind to my husband and I. We hope to spend more time there in the future. (:
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Derek C.
October 26, 2021
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Tory M.recommends
October 5, 2021
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A little slice of heaven!
Peggy’s place is simply gorgeous!! A beautiful pond, wide open space and unmatched scenery. The stars at night are big and bright (but not in Texas) truly magical!! We went at a perfect time when the chestnut and walnut trees were giving up its fruit!!! Just so so perfect!! And also the pond offers a fun fishing experience!!
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Nancy B.recommends
September 25, 2021
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Great place as always, and Peggy is a wonderful host!
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Adie W.recommends
September 22, 2021
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Truly beautiful
Peggy's family farm is by far the best place we have visited so far! We spent a quiet evening watching the mist rising from the pond after the sun set and then a nearly full moon rising. In the morning as the sun warmed the air, we watched as the mist evaporated. There are several acres of lush meadow in this tranquil valley that our dog Molly thoroughly enjoyed rooling in. I bet that small children would also enjoy rolling down the gentle slope too. Thank you, Peggy for sharing your peaceful valley with others! For those camping in a vehicle, the levelest spot to park is closest to the barn while the 15 amp outlet is up the driveway a bit. Our 20 ft cord was too short so bring at least a 50-ft one if you must have power at night.
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Nancy B.recommends
September 7, 2021
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This place is so beautiful that I had to add another night to my original stay! Thank you Peggy for being such a gracious host.
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Nancy B.recommends
September 7, 2021
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What a beautiful and peaceful farm area this is. Just the perfect place to walk and enjoy nature and just settle back and enjoy your favorite book. Peggy is a wonderful and welcoming host and I can't wait to return!
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Jen B.recommends
August 30, 2021
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We stayed at Peggy's place this past weekend. She was a wonderful host and the scenery was beautiful!
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Edward M.recommends
August 22, 2021
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Beautiful farm stay.
Lovely, quiet place with site next to pond. Highly recommend.
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Trias M.recommends
August 22, 2021
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What a beautiful space!
Beautiful, serene, quaint, you name it. This place is IT. I was greeted by Peggy who's a wonderful host. I camped there only for one night and wished to stay longer. It was a rainy night which gave me a good night sleep. Too bad the rain stayed throughout the morning after so the sunrise was nowhere to be seen. All the more reasons to come back! :)
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Patrick M.recommends
August 13, 2021
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The area is even more picturesque in person. The water often attracts a variety of birds that are a pleasure to watch. And Peggy is a wonderful host.
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Vee G.recommends
August 8, 2021
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Beautiful landscape to enjoy
The landscape is beautiful to take in the views of the fields, red barn and pond. It’s great to be able to hook up to electric and use the large fire pit that is right next to the pond. This was our second stay at Peggy’s and both times they were mowing the lawn for a few hours, which isn’t ideal for a relaxing atmosphere. Overall the land is beautiful and it’s a good location close to a couple cute towns!
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Deborah J.recommends
August 7, 2021
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GORGEOUS surroundings!!!
Oh my gosh, I sincerely recommend this beautiful, peaceful farm. Truly enjoyed my stay to the point where it was difficult to leave!!!!!
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Teresa M.recommends
July 30, 2021
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Best Hipcamp of All
Peggy’s farm is a beautiful place to camp. We enjoyed the sunset and the sunrise. The spy is private and cozy and having the water and electric makes this Hipcamp my favorite Hipcamp of the 20 or so I have stayed at. We purchased Farm Fresh eggs which were delicious. Peggy is welcoming and kind. I recommend this farm 10,000 percent.
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