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Seclusion at Sunder Falls

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· Keene, New Hampshire
2 acres
2 sites
2 Tent
After moving here in late 2017, I knew I found a place that I wanted to share with others. This is the manifestation of that desire, and I hope you’ll love it as much as I do! Disclaimer: We are experiencing moderate drought conditions, and the falls have temporarily stopped running. If you think you’d enjoy camping with panoramic privacy and a small private waterfall, Camp Sunder falls couldn’t be more perfect. This brand new campsite is only a few hundred feet from the house along a mulched path, yet feels as though you’ve stepped into a storybook. There is a second secluded camping area in the forest here called Camp Boulderwood, which is very beautiful, and has a 10x16 tenting area, but has no waterfall. We are located at the very edge of the small city of Keene, New Hampshire, yet nestled in 368 acres of continuous protected forest. When you book Camp SUNDER FALLS (Site 1) it includes two tenting areas. Both can accommodate tents of about 7x8’ comfortably, with one being about 20’ from the falls, and the other close by, nestled in gigantic boulders, and adjacent to some baby falls, with a dish-washing area with potable water. The fire area is about a minute walk uphill, and has seating for 5, as well as about 10 tiki torches to help keep the bugs at bay. Fuel is available for purchase. Enjoy a glampish bug-free experience 15 feet from Sunder Falls in a PROVIDED 9x9’ bug tent! Mood lighting and a petite picnic table with comfortable chairs complete this serene setting. REMOVABLE Wind/rain panels offer additional protection from the elements, should inclement weather occur. An outhouse is available for use, with a sawdust “flush”. Camp BOULDERWOOD, (Forested site 2) has a partially sunny 10x16’ tent site about a 1/5 mile trek into the forest, with a fire pit, chairs, water for drinking/dishes, bathroom, and tiki torches, and nothing but forest all around you. You will have access to almost a mile of private meandering paths leading through quintessential New England landscape. Enjoy a walking meditation alongside a rocky stream before ascending to the edge of an evergreen forest. See if you can spot the trail-side jumbo quartz embedded in the earth. You’ll find a trailhead to Robinhood park 1/4 mile from the house, which connects to a 4+ mile trail network. Robinhood has a lovely pond, picnic areas, tennis, and a playground. Across the street from this trailhead is an entrance to the Northfield cemetery. This 78 acre sanctuary includes many acres of protected wetlands, ancient trees, the best sunsets in town, and lovely streams. Tour the town’s murals, hike up Mt. Monadnock or explore Pisgah State Park. Dine at one of dozens of restaurants, catch a movie, throw some axes at The Keene Axe House, and retreat back to your home-base with a cozy campfire. Firewood can be provided for a fee, but it isn’t necessary if you don’t mind gathering it up for free SOME LOCAL HIKING & RECREATIONAL OPTIONS * Robinhood Park: 1 mile away, 3 minute drive to the main entrance. (Description above) * Beaver Brook Falls : 1 mile away, 4 minute drive. Lovely paved trail that runs parallel to Beaver Brook. The gently sloping .75 mile trail ends at Beaver Brook Falls, which can be viewed from above, or if a base-view is desired, a short downhill scramble is worth the additional view. * Drummer hill conservation area: 1.5 miles away, 5 min drive. 18 miles of hiking/technical mountain biking (mostly expert level) * Greater goose pond: 3.7 miles, 8 min drive. Lovely 2 mile loop circumnavigating Goose Pond, connects to Drummer Hill’s 18 mile network * Otter brook: 4.3 miles, 9 min drive. This 1300 acre park is known widely for its free 18-hole Frisbee golf course. Dozens of picnic tables and grills line the edge of the brook itself, adjacent to grassy fields perfect for throwing a frisbee around. Otter brook also has a beach with a small swimming area. Kayaking is also permitted. * Horatio Colony Nature Preserve: 5 miles, 13 min drive. Lovely area with a bit of uphill hiking, potential for about 3 miles of hiking with a view. * Surry mtn lake/beach: 6.5 miles, 14 mi drive. Swimming/kayaking; It’s always quiet and peaceful. * Chesterfield Gorge: 11miles, 17 min drive. Simply Gorgeous! :) * Gap Mountain: 13 miles away, 25 minute drive. Popular, 4 mile round-trip 600 ft elevation gain to get a spectacular view of Mt. Monadnock. * Spofford Lake: 14 miles, 19 min drive. Kayaking/fishing * Mt Monadnock State Park, Dublin trailhead: 14 miles, 24 min drive. Highest point for 30 miles, 6,000 acre preserve with 36 miles of hiking trails. 1800ft elevation gain * Pisgah State Park & Kilburn pond: 18 miles away, 25 min drive. New Hampshire’s largest state park with 13,300 acres, and 62 miles of trails. Kilburn pond is a popular place to swim, with its outcroppings of warm boulders, and many easily accessible trails. GROCERY STORES: Monadnock Food Co-op is 2 miles away. Aldi and Hannaford are each just 2.3 miles away. There is also a farmer’s market downtown every Saturday 9-1. CAFES within 2 miles: Prime Roast, Brewbakers (Live music on Thursdays) Terra Nova coffee roasters, as well as Dunkin’ and Starbucks. RESTAURANTS within 3 miles: The Works Cafe (think designer salads), Thai Garden, Koto Japanese steakhouse, as well as Tokyo Express; for Mexican there’s Margaritas and Mi Jalisco. Other options include: Stage (best brunch in town), Lucas Mediterranean Cafe, Local Burger, Machina Arts kitchen and artbar (performance art bar, and gallery), Elm city brewing company, Phonky Noodle, Thirsty owl, Country Life vegetarian restaurant, Yolo Cafe, Lab’n lager… Too many to name, just about anything you can think of, including all the fast food chains such as Chipotle, D’Angelo’s, Wendy’s, Subway, KFC, Burger King, etc.
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Keene, New Hampshire, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Julie T.Joined in February 2022
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49 ratings · 41 reviews
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Brendan A.recommends
October 31, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Wonderful Getaway Weekend!
Julie was a fantastic host and her property was beautiful. A short ride to town and yet you feel secluded in your own world while at the camp site! The waterfall and stream was so peaceful to fall asleep to and just sit by. Julie provided us with many amenities that made our trip so easy. The bathroom (an outhouse tent with a no-water, camping toilet) was full of toiletries. Wood was right next to the fire area and the bundles are a great size! She also gave us some recommendations for what to do around town. Overall it was an A+ experience!
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Thomas L.recommends
October 20, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Excellent Stay at Sunder Falls!
We loved staying at Seclusion at Sunder Falls! Julie was very accommodating and provided more support and resources than anywhere I've ever stayed which almost made it feel like we were "glamping". The tent site was right next to the small waterfall which made it peaceful and relaxing. We definitely plan on coming back!
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David K.recommends
October 16, 2022
Site 2 (forest site)
An easy, well-signposted short walk to this lovely site nestled in the woods. Very clean and tidy. Outhouse waaay better than we could have hoped for! Highly recommended.
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Matthew M.recommends
October 4, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Great time in Keene, waterfall was super peaceful to wake up to and the host really went above and beyond to provide some items that allowed us to have a blast! Would definitely recommend .
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Sarah C.recommends
September 25, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Thoughtful little oasis
Julie’s space was beautiful. She did a wonderful job creating a serene oasis. Julie’s space has everything: a bug tent complete with lights, tables and chairs, board games, and reading materials. There were chairs to sit by the waterfall, a hand washing station, and a hammock already set up when we arrived. All we needed was a tent to sleep in. The fire pit area looks great - although we were too tired from our hike to actually use it. We were lucky enough to camp after a big rain and the waterfall was running. It was so peaceful. Julie was friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. You can tell a lot of thought and effort went into this camping space. I would definitely stay here again.
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John L.recommends
September 6, 2022
Site 2 (forest site)
The site is well maintained and very private. A short walk up a hill, but not too bad for how close you are to Keene center with still getting the feel of camping. We easily walked to the center, but driving and parking also wouldn't be an issue. Julie checked to make sure we had everything we needed and was a very accommodating host. I would definitely stay again!
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Jillian C.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
The camp site was legit! Everything I could of hoped for! Perfect balance of seclusion but also great proximity to the town of Keene. I wish the water was flowing at the water Fall but I’ll just have to come back at a different season to experience that!
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Laura O.recommends
September 4, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Absolutely beautiful spot right outside Keene. Loved it will definitely stay here again if we are in the area.
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John L.recommends
September 4, 2022
Site 2 (forest site)
Julie was a very personable and helpful host! Site was well maintained and clearly she had put a lot of work into making it a nice spot. 25 min walk to downtown if you don't want to drive but parking didn't seem to be an issue in Keene. Would definitely recommend and stay again!
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Dan K.recommends
August 28, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Great clean campsites and toilet area! We will definitely be back to see it during other parts of the season! Can’t thank Julie enough.
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Kyle G.recommends
August 13, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
It's a very nice spot with what sounded like some critters visiting outside our tent at night, so be sure to pack up your food. Super wooded, secluded and pretty with nice amenities. We came during a drought, so no waterfall, but still a nice place to set up camp for the night on our way back home. The lights were helpful since we came at night. I would definitely recommend for either an extended stay or a quick stop on your way to your next destination.
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Erica B.recommends
August 8, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Julie put so much love and attention into all the details of this campsite. The amenities were really high quality and she provided a box of treats which included cards, lighters, games, magazines, and such. The mesh tent was really well situated with tables, comfy chairs, and lights: we felt really cared for here!! We went during a really dry summer and it made sense that the waterfall didn't have any water, but the moss was so lush and it was amazing to us how green it still was despite the incredibly low water table. The moss peepers and salamanders totally made up for the lack of a waterfall. This campsite was really hard to leave <3
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Sarah M.recommends
August 4, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Highly recommend this site! Julie was a great host and gave us ideas for places to go explore, and even let us know there was a free concert going on in town. She’s got the trails marked with little fairy lights for night time, which were fun to explore and she left us a game to play and some filtered water & lights in the bug tent 🙂 the waterfall was dried up from the drought so unfortunately we didn’t get to experience that part of it but I would absolutely go back and try again.
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Steve W.recommends
August 2, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Julie has a great location at sunder falls. You are nestled into the woods with some nice rock features and landscape right at the camp! Everything was well thought out for memorable and comfortable experience in the woods. The toilet surprisingly was very easy to use, with TP, wipes, first aid provided. Dishwashing fluid and soap at the dishwashing station. The screened in tent was a lifesaver for mosquitoes, even with an extra light for those who didn't realize how dark it gets out there. We also appreciated her whimsical style throughout!
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Caitrin G.recommends
July 26, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Lovely site
What a special and beautiful spot! I didn’t have a lot of time to explore, but there were pretty trails up the stream and around the property. As other reviewers have mentioned, Julie really went out of her way to make sure everything was ready for a wonderful stay with thoughtful touches. Loved the screened tent area. Definitely check out Brewbakers, recommended by Julie - I was able to get some work done, and have some great food and coffee. Hope to come back for a longer visit soon!
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Meryll D.recommends
July 25, 2022
Site 2 (forest site)
Camp Boulderwood was a lovely and pristine spot a short way into the woods, up on a hill, surrounded by trees. It was flat, clean, and well-maintained, with plenty of drinking and dish-washing water, a great fire pit, and a well-stocked outhouse. The tiki torches helped significantly with the mosquitos! I highly recommend this spot to other campers and would definitely go back again.
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David L.recommends
July 25, 2022
Site 2 (forest site)
Really nice private, but also accessible campsite! Walking distance to downtown Keene (about 25 min) but feeling deep in the woods.
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Carey B.recommends
July 19, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Easy access / Feels remote...
Loved this pristine tent-site in the woods. The water was just a trickle, due to the current drought, but we will definitely be back in the fall. Julie provides nice amenities, without compromising the rustic feel. The fire-pit area was great and just a short walk up the trail. We were very happy with our stay.
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Leanna B.recommends
July 17, 2022
Site 2 (forest site)
Had a great time with friends! Site was fully equipped and Julie checked in to make sure if anything was needed!!
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Doug M.recommends
July 17, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Fantastic location and beautiful and well appointed campsite. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend staying at Julie’s place.
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Sue B.recommends
July 10, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
We loved the private setting with lots of boulders, small waterfall a Brook and lots of hikeable and exploratory nature for the kids and parents to enjoy!
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Renee G.recommends
June 28, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Beautiful night in the forest
Single night stay. I slept in the screen room next to the falls. Lovely night. I walked up to the boulder site in the morning and wow. It’s a bit more of a hike up the hill but worth it if setting up for a couple nights or more. Great sanitation provided with fresh water basins, antibacterial wipes and lovely well stocked tents with sawdust toilets. Hope to return!
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David T.recommends
June 26, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
In the woods but 5 min from Keene
Julie has done a fantastic job of making her campsites comfortable and welcoming. She really has thought of everything. The site feels very secluded and quiet despite being only a few minutes from central Keene. We had a great time and would recommend it highly.
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Kat O.recommends
June 26, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Magical camp spot in the trees
This was the best Hipcamp ever. The fairy lights to the site were magical, the bathroom was amazing and totally stocked with anything you need, firewood and water galore. Truly beautiful and so secluded in the woods. Can’t thank Julie enough for going above and beyond to make this site super comfortable, cute, and magical!
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Lisa B.recommends
June 26, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Julie’s campsites were great! You can tell how much time and effort she’s put into it all. The directions were clear and helpful. The place was organized, clean, and beautiful. What an awesome spot. And we got to meet Julie herself and she was incredibly nice and friendly!
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Katherine R.recommends
June 22, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Julie's secluded paradise was absolutely gorgeous! We loved the location and scenery. Our host also added many conveniences which made the trip that much more enjoyable. The dishwashing station, breakfast tent, bathroom, tent platform, and fire pit area were all very well stoked and thoughtfully constructed. The waterfall was definitely the highlight. We loved putting our hammocks up next to it and relaxing all afternoon.
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Julia S.recommends
June 20, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Camping with friends
Great secluded camping spot! Far enough away from their house to have privacy and not too far to have to carry all gear. Beautiful set up, great for a night out in the woods.
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Jake M.recommends
June 19, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
This is the spot!
What a great spot. Wonderful and thoughtful campsite. Lighted paths, a bucket of games, and other small touches! Would highly recommend if you are hiking Mt Monadnock. Make sure to check out Downtown Keene for a coffee!
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Corn W.recommends
June 15, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Stay at this Hidden Gem
I want to give this site a negative review so others stay away and I can have it to myself. You guys, this is an absolute gem of a site! Driving there I was concerned about how I was only 0.2 km and still very much in the city of Keene. Getting out of the car I thought it was going to be a backyard site, but once you pass the very loveable dog (who has their own tent) you find yourself transported into a woodland location. To be honest, I don't know why she shares it with us - I would be tempted to keep such a beautiful spot all to myself. The trees and rocks make for such a spectacular setting, and the evening light fell across the tree tops in a very picturesque manner. It's New England in June next to a stream - there are going to be mosquitoes. But she has thoughtfully provided a bug shelter to keep you protected from them during their active hours. It's just past the tent site which has been built up to be perfectly flat. Once you've settled in is when you notice all of the other thoughtful touches here and there. The only negative I could search for is the occasional road noise. It's unfortunately what happens when you have a highway (Rt 9) near a hillside, however it wasn't enough to prevent me from relaxing into an easy sleep.
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Andrew R.recommends
June 15, 2022
Site 1 (Falls site)
Camp Boulderwood was perfect! Super peaceful and secluded, with all the essentials included. Thank you Julie!
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