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Burnhead Grazings

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· Indiana, Pennsylvania
68 acres
3 sites
1 Lodging
2 Tent
The rich history of Burnhead Grazings is enveloped in a love for God's creation. Dr. Gib and Emmy Lou McLaughlin purchased Burnhead, which is Gaelic for the head of the stream, from William H. Stevens. The once pasture for Hilltop Dairy's cows became a pasture for sheep. Gib and Emmy had been in search of land for years after getting their first border collie and falling in love with the Shepherd lifestyle. Gib trained dozens of border collies to work the sheep and did hundreds of demonstrations highlighting the herding abilities of the collie across the country. Their love for Scotland and the border collie took them Scotland on many occasions. Burnhead Grazings is a snapshot of Scotland, "in bye" or close to, the beautiful college town of Indiana, PA. Less than two miles from two hotels, three miles from downtown, and within minutes from Amish country, it is amazing that this respite still exists so close to civilization. Gib and Emmy's daughter, Moire McLaughlin Bridges and her husband Randy have endeavored to bring the sheep back to Burnhead Grazings and to continue the family tradition as well as to share in the experience. You can listen to an interview on The Christian Witness Program on this page for some history about Moire and Randy in Tennessee where they were residing before coming to Indiana. They are producing lamb, wool for spinning and felting, and hay and are opening up the farm for small events such as weddings or family reunions. Moire is also the author and illustrator of a children's book available for sale on iBooks called Sissy & The King. In November of 2014, with the help of Hilltop Baptist Church and many others, they began hosting an event, LIFE Nativity, the weekend before Thanksgiving, which benefits Life-Way Pregnancy Center. Moire is also a fine artist and gives classes on wool felting. Ask about signing up for a class or book a private felting party.
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Indiana , Pennsylvania, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Moire B.Joined in December 2017
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128 ratings · 101 reviews
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Rebecca S.recommends
November 27, 2022
Spring House Retreat
Moire and Randy were very kind, welcoming and generous hosts. They ensured that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The space was thoughtfully designed and well appointed. The soapstone wood stove was gorgeous and kept us cozy and warm. (Several space heaters were available as well.) The fire pit was perfect to cook on with adjustable grate and griddle attachments. One of my favorite things each day was having my morning coffee looking out on the rolling landscape with grazing animals. It was the perfect place to rest and recharge. We will most certainly be back.
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Stacey M.recommends
October 24, 2022
Stream Side Peninsula Tent Site
Prepared to be charmed!
Be prepared to never want to leave! This pastoral setting truly has it all. Moire is a fantastic host (she's there when you need her and gives you all the space to roam when you don't!) Her farm is charming and her dedication to an enjoyable experience shines through! Order the morning coffee she'll make for you and take a walk (or several). The town is nearby and offers a nice little diversion if you can pull yourself away from the field and stream. Bath setup is ideal for glampers: it's access to a half bath on the back of the main house just a short walk away from the site without feeling like you're too close to the house. Highly, HIGHLY recommend!
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Christine F.recommends
October 23, 2022
Spring House Retreat
Beautiful surroundings
It was a very nice cottage, beautifully decorated and clean. There were lots of friendly animals right next to us that let us pet them. The owner was very welcoming and came down to meet us and show us around. We brought our dogs and they also enjoyed walking around the property and seeing all the sights and smells. The firewood we paid for was a truckload and the eggs were perfect for breakfast. It is a really beautiful place.
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Jennifer C.recommends
September 18, 2022
Pond Side Tent Site
Idyllic Slice of Bucolic Life
Loved this idyllic slice of the bucolic life. Randy and Moire were friendly and welcoming, and the landscape is stunning: quiet pond with Adirondack chairs and koi, a stately tree with porch swing, fog enveloping the fields on a fall morning. From a practical standpoint, we also appreciated access to a clean, indoor bathroom:)
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Victoria S.recommends
September 12, 2022
Spring House Retreat
Glamping with animals!
The property is beautiful! The hosts are amazingly sweet and welcoming. I stayed in the Spring House and it was gorgeous! If you get the tour you can pet and interact with the animals, it was a great experience!
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Jayson N.recommends
September 12, 2022
Stream Side Peninsula Tent Site
This place is wonderful. The landscape is serene and idyllic & Moire is an exceptional host who goes above and beyond at making you feel welcome on her land.
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Karen S.recommends
September 11, 2022
Spring House Retreat
Camping on Moire land was a true joy. We love the animals and the Spring house is so cozy. The tour of the barn was amazing. The animals are so friendly. Hope to return someday
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Deidra M.recommends
September 4, 2022
Stream Side Peninsula Tent Site
Labor Day camping
We had a great time camping on Moire’s land. She and her husband were very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. The bathroom is attached to their home but has a private entrance and is only a short walk from the site. I would definitely recommend this site!
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Alison S.recommends
August 14, 2022
Stream Side Peninsula Tent Site
Burnhead Grazings is a beautiful farm. The Stream Side tent site was the perfect site for our family camping trip. It was a great spot for my 15 month old granddaughter’s first camping trip. Moire and her family are warm and welcoming.
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Jessica B.recommends
July 24, 2022
Stream Side Peninsula Tent Site
My ideal camping spot!
Perfect camping location, lots of space and privacy, and so much to do (kayaking on the pond, visiting the animals, playing in the stream,…). We had a lovely time. Hosts are exceptionally helpful and kind as well.
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Christene L.recommends
July 12, 2022
Stream Side Peninsula Tent Site
Well, this is our 3rd year coming here. First, it was just our family trip. Then last year, we started a great tradition of a mom/kid trip! The kids and moms made same fantastic memories! The hosts go above and beyond every year to make us feel like we never want to leave! They have a nice outdoor shower this year that we were able to use after visiting Yellow Creek Beach, which is 15 min away. Walmart is right up the road as well! The kids played in the creek, walked down to the barn, caught lightning bugs, took a short horse ride, watched/swam with the mini horse (Poppy), ate fresh farm eggs, played in the creek some more, had a great fire, played tag, fished for big bass in the pond, and laughed pretty hard! Thanks so much Moire!!!!! The kids are whooped!!! See you next year!!!
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Christopher G.recommends
July 10, 2022
Spring House Retreat
Glamping with lots of animals!
It was a beautiful stay! My wife and I found it very comfortable. The hosts were incredible! We sat out at the fire ring for the evening and relaxed. Moire and family make you feel like you’re part of their family. We’re definitely going to rebook!
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Beth S.recommends
June 19, 2022
Stream Side Peninsula Tent Site
The site was amazing! Just as described, quiet; and perfectly serene. The hosts were thoughtful and friendly. The bathroom easily accessible from the site and clean. We really enjoyed the hospitality here and will return again, for sure! A great place to camp with kids.
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Che L.recommends
June 14, 2022
Stream Side Peninsula Tent Site
Moire and Randy were wonderful hosts and their property is simply magical. If you're looking to make family memories that last, it doesn't get much better than Burnhead Grazings. We enjoyed a blissful 4 days wandering the property, chatting with Randy and enjoying the majestic views. Our kids particularly enjoyed feeding the fish in the pond, swinging on the tree swing, playing tag in the fields, stomping in the stream and of course, hanging out with the farm animals.
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Matt K.recommends
June 6, 2022
Stream Side Peninsula Tent Site
Backpackers prepping for the season
This was a great tent site. You could easily fit 10 very large tents all around in the designated area. Lots of land to walk and sites to see on the property. Moire was extremely welcoming and enthusiastic about sharing her property. The house is about 200 yards away up a small slope. There is 2 Air BnBs on site but did not cross paths at all. I would absolutely stay again and would likely bring my kids next time.
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Sarah W.recommends
September 19, 2021
Pond Side Tent Site
Beautiful, relaxing, perfect!
This property is just gorgeous. Moire was so wonderful and accommodating, We will definitely be coming back!
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Isabella A.recommends
September 12, 2021
Spring House Retreat
Excellent Hospitality!
Moire and her family were excellent hosts. Sometimes you get lucky and stay somewhere that the hosts genuinely enjoy sharing their space and providing an excellent experience…. This was that kind of place! We were greeted by her niece who welcomed us to the space and gave us permission to hang out with the farm animals at our leisure. We enjoyed an evening cooking over the campfire and hearing the occasional “baaaah” of sheep from the pasture! We stayed for breakfast with Moire and she went above and beyond to meet our dietary needs and make us feel warm and welcomed. :-)
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Judah L.recommends
August 16, 2021
Stream Side Peninsula Tent Site
We had a wonderful stay at the Stream Side Peninsula Tent Site. Our site was private, yet close enough to the powder room. Steps from the stream was perfect, especially on the hot day! The fire ring and picnic table were perfect and we enjoyed our campfire. Saw horses, goats, sheep, and chickens! Will definitely be back again!
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Michael H.recommends
August 15, 2021
Pond Side Tent Site
What an absolutely beautiful time we had at Burnhead Grazings! The hosts were so kind and the grounds were breathtaking! So very beautiful and peaceful!
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Sarah D.recommends
July 28, 2021
Stream Side Peninsula Tent Site
Stream Side Serenity
The Stream Side Site at Burnhead Grazings was beautifully picturesque. We loved it there beyond words. Hearing the stream while falling asleep brought absolute serenity. Randy was genuine and kind, and his hospitality and friendliness was comforting and eased us into feeling immediately at home. This was the getaway with my dear friends that we all needed so much, and I have so much gratitude and feel truly blessed we were able to spend our time together at this remarkable and stunning farm, with the added bonus of meeting and talking with Randy. We look forward to an opportunity to return. Thank you very much!!
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Thomas A.recommends
July 26, 2021
Spring House Retreat
Fun, relaxing, delicious
The cottage was comfortable and pleasant. We enjoyed being next to the barn and seeing and hearing the animals on a daily basis. Our hosts Moire and Randy were helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the delicious breakfasts that we signed on for. We had a very enjoyable vacation at Burnhead Grazings.
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Cara L.recommends
July 7, 2021
Pond Side Tent Site
A great family camping experience
Camping at Burnhill grazings was an incredible experience for our family. Moire and her niece , Emma, are the sweetest hosts. Our boys loved exploring in the creek and running down the dirt road to see the animals at the barn. We kayaked and swam in the spring fed pond with the miniature horses, met the animals, learned about the farm, ate fresh eggs and fell asleep watching the lightning bugs light up the trees around us. Morning coffee is a must have and it came with a delicious homemade surprise. We really enjoyed our stay and look forward to doing it again :)
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Carol P.recommends
June 16, 2021
Stream Side Peninsula Tent Site
Perfect Relaxing Place!
The stream side camp is a relaxing quiet spot. We stayed two nights. The first night there was a heavy rain, and when we woke the stream was flowing fiercely, which was neat to see and hear. We had put our tent uphill from the stream, which was good because the lower area by the stream flooded. No one was staying at the pond side camp and we were able to walk up there and enjoy the views and the swing. Moire is a gracious and accommodating host. Would definitely stay here again.
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Jessica B.recommends
June 6, 2021
Pond Side Tent Site
This camp site is really special… it was spacious and surrounded by fun things to do and beautiful surroundings. We got to enjoy the nearby stream, the kayaks on the pond, and even got to meet the farm animals. The two campsites on the farm are far apart, so there’s lots of space to spread out and plenty of both sun and shade. We were able to cook over our campfire, with fresh eggs from the farm, which was great! Moire and her family were gracious and kind hosts. We had a fantastic time and will be back!
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Iris S.recommends
June 2, 2021
Pond Side Tent Site
Safe. Beautiful. Welcoming.
What a magical space! I enjoyed hiking, the animals, feeding the fish, sitting by the pond and the swing on that beautiful tree allowed me to dream bigger. A beautiful space for relaxing and reflecting. I felt safe and the hospitality was lovely. Thank you folks!.
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Tori C.recommends
May 16, 2021
Spring House Retreat
From the fresh air, to the smells of Moire s cinnamon coffee and scones. From the wiggly fish in the farm ponds, to the ornery lambs. From the roaring hot fire at sunset, to the coolness from the spring under the Spring House. Our senses were happy at Burnhead Grazings. Thanks all for the stay and the fellowship!
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Ashley S.recommends
May 3, 2021
Spring House Retreat
Amazing!
We had a great time at the Spring House Retreat! My kids enjoyed all of the farm animals, especially the mini horse ride! Moire & her family were amazing hosts! This was a beautiful private farm, with a lot of places to explore! The cabin was beautiful, clean & had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend this to our friends and family.
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Nathan S.recommends
April 19, 2021
Pond Side Tent Site
Great host!
Moire's campsites are quiet and nestled in the middle of her beautiful property surrounded by rolling acres of pasture, woods, and a stream. Her hospitality was warm and authentic, the breakfast was delicious, and the farm tour was an added charm - especially for animal lovers!
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Brian S.recommends
April 17, 2021
Pond Side Tent Site
Such an amazing poperty and Moire/family are such incredible hosts! We will most definitely be visiting again!
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Megan D.recommends
April 10, 2021
Spring House Retreat
A beautiful adventure!
My family had such a wonderful getaway at the Spring House Retreat. We fell in love with the beautiful land and the animals and so enjoyed exploring the creek, experiencing a glimpse of farm life and having bonfires at night. Moire and her family made us feel right at home and we enjoyed getting to know them a bit. The Spring House was comfortable and had everything we needed (and more) for our stay. These memories will stay with us for a long time. Thank you, Thank you for sharing your farm with us.
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