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Valais Dream Ranch & Retreat

· Middleton, Hardeman, Tennessee
19 acres hosted by Lolly & Eric C.
10 tent sites
CALLING ALL ANIMAL LOVERS! Welcome to Valais Ranch & Retreat! When you stay at VDR&R, you get so much more than your typical camping trip, you're getting a truly magical and unforgettable, dopamine-boosting experience unlike no other, that will have you returning again and again! :) Hi! We are Lolly & Eric Clough, and we named our ranch after the Swiss Valais Blacknose Sheep (a.k.a. "The World's Cutest Sheep!") If you've never heard of this ADORABLE breed of sheep, you absolutely MUST. GOOGLE. THEM... and like so many others, you will fall in love just like we did - so much so that we became part of the official breed-up program to bring this wonderful breed to the U.S.! (You're welcome!) :) We currently have 10 wonderful Valais Blacknose sheep and lambs! We also have 4 Nigerian Dwarf goats and 2 baby goats, and the sweetest miniature donkey you'll ever meet, named Walther! :) All of our animals have free range of our property during the day, but are penned up at night to keep them safe. *** IMPORTANT TO NOTE: We strongly recommend bringing ear buds/plugs to block out the barking of our LGDs (livestock guardian dogs) through the night. They're just doing their job, but if you're not used to it, you may not sleep very well, so please bring ear buds or plugs! They absolutely love people, so they may get curious and try to come hang out with you in your tent! Because of this, we will provide you with a spray water bottle so you can easily keep them away from your tent. It obviously doesn't hurt them, but it works at keeping them away. *** Come pitch your tent (or rent one of ours, subject to availability!) on the grass or on the wooden deck near the edge of our pond, or walk our beautiful 19 grassy and wooded acres to find your favorite spot to set up camp. During your stay, feel free to explore our property, do some fishing (bring your own gear!) or just relax by the pond, get to know our friendly animals, take a snooze in our hammock, feed the chickens, turkeys and ducks, pet our loving LGDs, pose for professional pictures while snuggling with our sheep, goats, and mini donkey, make your own pizza in our DIY outdoor brick oven stove, (coming soon!) then start a campfire and enjoy s'mores, before settling in for a cozy night under the stars!"Pick Your Plot" is exactly as it sounds. It means that your campsite is located wherever you choose to set up camp on our 19 fenced acres. Pitch your tent in an open grassy space, or hidden in the woods, or by the pond. Upon your arrival, we can walk the property with you to point out some prime locations, or you are welcome to scope out your favorite location on your own. Our only request is that you notify us of your chosen spot so we can make sure it is safe for you.  Should you find a spot that requires some clearing out of leaves, branches, etc. you are welcome to borrow our rakes and/or shovel, if needed. Just text us any requests, and we'll do our best to accommodate! You're welcome to bring your camper to stay in, however, please note that we do not have RV hookups. Campers are only allowed in certain areas, which we will go over with you at check-in. A compost toilet is available, which we will setup inside a popup tent near your campsite. If there are multiple campers staying during the same time period, we will set it up at a central location accessible to all campsites. Everyone is required to remove their compost bag and dispose of it after each use of the compost toilet. You are welcome to bring your own compost toilet as well, so long as all waste is securely bagged and removed from the premises (along with all trash) upon checkout.
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Jack S.recommends
May 4, 2024
Pick Your Plot!
I loved staying at the pond view plot she has available it was beautiful and amazing me and my fiancé had a wonderful time. The animals were amazing. So loving, sweet, and kind. It was a wonderful experience all around. The owner is so kind and generous. The property is beautiful. The pond is lovely. There’s many spots with a beautiful view. It was a great experience having the animals come up and say hello to us at our site. The baby animals were so cute. We loved getting pictures taken holding baby sheep and a baby goat. The animals are all so happy and healthy. Highly recommend this place. Will definitely be back for our honeymoon!
Caroline G.recommends
April 28, 2024
Pick Your Plot!
Book it. Book the trip.
I'm not even sure where to start on how awesome this camping experience was for me! Wait, yes, I do - BABY LAMBS. I repeat, baby lambs! It was so much fun to learn about the breed dubbed "the cutest lambs on earth" and they are so friendly. I held one for a while and he's just happy to here. Not to mention the variety of other farm friends like a mini donkey, goats, chickens and the like. As for the campsite, I chose to set up my tent on the wooden deck overlooking the pond. Lolly & Eric supplied a nice-sized fire pit with two grill attachments and there's a pop-up potty with a compost toilet. It was a beautiful spot and so peaceful. The stars at night sparkle and I fell asleep listening to the trees rustling. Keep in mind - the campsite is next to a heavily wooden area so bring your bug spray as there are ticks, mosquitos, etc. Also at night, there are guard dogs doing their job and you'll hear them. It didn't bother me because I enjoyed knowing the pups were on patrol and keeping out any unwanted visitors.
Middleton, Hardeman, Tennessee, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Chikashsha I̠yaakni’ (Chickasaw) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Lolly & Eric C.Joined in September 2021
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