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Hilleetla

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· Colmesneil, Texas
80 acres
12 sites
12 Tent
This beautiful property with big rolling hills, big trees, spring water, creeks and lakes lies deep within the Big Thicket, behind the Pine Curtain. Originally a dairy farm, with the old barn and milk bottles intact, then a miniature pony farm with a miniature stable to match, and later a vacation home for some quasi-urbanites. Now our home, our muse, and our place of refuge. A place to share with friends and family and those seeking an authentic experience here, on the ground. A working farm, a plant nursery, a garden, our forest farm, and our center for creativity, love, life and design. As a landscape architect (Alissa), designer and horticulturalist (David), we've found our match here, at what we now call Hilleetla.
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Colmesneil , Texas, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Alissa P.Joined in January 2018
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112 ratings · 88 reviews
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Brian L.recommends
January 1, 2023
Hilleetla
Amazing Property
Such an amazing place to stay. We went with our 4 and 2 year old and had a great time. Very secluded and perfect for a get away from the hustle and bustle of Houston.
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Ryan J.recommends
December 22, 2022
Hilleetla
One of my favorite Hipcamp sites to visit, lots of places to camp along with all of the fun activities I can do! Can’t wait to come back!
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Ian F.recommends
November 20, 2022
Hilleetla
Perfect place to ground yourself
This is the second time I've camped here, up on the hill with a view over the trees and up to the stars. It's the perfect place to be free, in peace and quiet with just the sound of wildlife and the wind. I leave here feeling recharged and grounded with new insights.
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Lorena S.recommends
June 12, 2022
Hilleetla
Perfect place to relax
The place was really gorgeous with sandbars, clear streams of water, stone benches, tall trees and a huge pond. Alissa was very hospitable. She helped me with starting my bonfire and choosing a nice spot close to waters as I prefer that. Her dog stayed at my camp overnight and was very friendly 😃. The place was clean and quiet and is the perfect place to enjoy bird watching. Their organic eggs are the best and is a must try.
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Ian F.recommends
May 15, 2022
Hilleetla
I tent camped here on top of a hill and it was so nice. It was a peaceful and private escape with incredibly diverse wildlife, plants and animals everywhere. There was diverse topography too, which I appreciated. The environment was so healthy and balanced. Everywhere I looked there was some neat little critter doing it's thing recycling nature. I watched the sun go down and the moon come up through the trees on the hill and went to sleep with the croaking of frogs and the loeing of cattle in the distance. The farm fresh eggs with olive oil around the campfire was so delicious. I left feeling energized! Check out this hidden gem! Places like this are few and far between where the owners work so hard to make something humans and animals can enjoy.
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Karina V.recommends
March 24, 2022
Hilleetla
First camping and we love it !
This place was amazing, the views were really nice, a big plus having a hot shower in the middle of the adventure! it has all that we were looking for, my kids had the chance to go fishing that was a big deal for them, they also loved feeding the chickens. The hosts were great, 100% recommended!
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Jaziel T.recommends
March 18, 2022
Hilleetla
I love the land, the nature,I was truck camping and it was peaceful. I will be definitely going back soon!
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Gustavo H.recommends
March 18, 2022
Hilleetla
Camping with friends
Everything is wonderful, we love this place !!! ⛺️🔥❣️❣️
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Roman S.recommends
March 18, 2022
Hilleetla
Nature all around!
What a great experience. There's a lot of great spots to pitch a tent and the property is large enough to feel like you're the only one camping. The property is full of life and felt like nature is all around you. We loved watching the ducks and geese fly in and land in the lake every evening. Our two girls spent hours playing by the creek. Looking forward to a return visit!
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Roland D.recommends
March 16, 2022
Hilleetla
Simply relaxing and beautiful!
It was a great place to camp with kids in tow. We all had a good time and camped by the glass pond. You can camp anyplace you like as long as it does not disturb others. Alissa met us at the drive up to their home on property and handed us our chicken feed. Was told to have a great time and to enjoy ourselves. Shower is great, potty is a so so for us big butters but an awesome way to return to the earth! It's a 2 to 5 min walk from the Glass pond to the potty. The kids enjoyed the live birds, the dogs and the use of the aluminum canoe. Please turn it upside down after use! I would recommend this for first time campers or hardened campers as well. The Lily pond has small to medium big mouth bass. I caught a couple and lost a few. Thank you very much Alissa! Even though we got rained on hard, it was a great place and we all had a great time meeting you, David and the fur babies! It's true, the dogs will listen to you when you say Go Home! Maybe we shall come back again sometime! You have a beautiful place! Appreciate the hospitality!
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Shephard C.recommends
January 31, 2022
Hilleetla
Go camping here
The location is gorgeous and even better than the pictures can capture. There is much to explore and the host alissa is very awesome. Also get the eggs (trust me).
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Ava S.recommends
January 16, 2022
Hilleetla
So peaceful & so much to explore! The property is gorgeous! Would highly recommend, Alissa & David are super awesome!
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Rachel A.recommends
November 20, 2021
Hilleetla
I have absolutely nothing negative to say about my stay. Beautiful property! Wonderful host! Excellent amenities! Ps. Bobbie is the sweetest dog.
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Lisa D.recommends
October 24, 2021
Hilleetla
Hilleetla is a must see.
Hilleetla is beautiful. It is everything you could want in a weekend getaway. The landscape was good exercise for us and everything was beautiful. The hosts David and Alissa are gracious and kind. They brought help when we were rained on and really got the full experience. David even helped us when my car battery died. The 2 ponds are great for fishing and paddling, they have a canoe for your use. The different types of trees, flowers, critters, geese and chickens were all really neat to see. All in all we had a great time and plan to return. On this trip was just us, but we plan to bring the kids and friends next time. There are no complaints or critiques at all, we had a wonderful time. Thank you both for sharing your land with us!
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Antonio T.recommends
September 26, 2021
Hilleetla
doesn’t get much better than this!
10 out of 10! Beautiful place. We came with our 2 kids (under 10) and we all had a blast. The lakes, the forest, the open fields, and nature, it does not get much better! The lakes provided good fishing and a were fun to swim ( cold water!!!) I’m already planning to come back, either as a family, couple, or with a group of friends! The host were awesome!
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Jerry A.recommends
September 26, 2021
Hilleetla
A great time at Hilleetla
We enjoyed our stay at Hilleetla. Alissa was a really nice host and quickly responded to any question we had. You can tell they care a lot about their property. The property is very well maintained and the ecosystem there is thriving. We saw lots of bees, butterflies and hummingbirds in Alissa’s garden. It was over all a great experiences. We will definitely be back!
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Kara V.recommends
August 2, 2021
Hilleetla
This was our second time staying at Hilleetla. Alissa and her husband David are so extremely accommodating. We love camping down near their creek under the trees. Great fishing on the back pond. We also enjoy the late night star gazing and their shower system. Bobbi, the dog was definitely a fun addition to this stay just like last time. We plan to come back again sometime in the colder months
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Brittany J.recommends
May 31, 2021
Hilleetla
It was gorgeous! The hosts were welcoming and the stream was a feature I would recommend anyone to check out. My daughter had a blast in its sandy bottom and clear waters. The pond is beautiful and the feathery friends are abundant. I enjoyed their waddling presence throughout the property. The restroom and shower were an added bonus.
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Marcus R.recommends
May 17, 2021
Hilleetla
An amazing place to camp
An amazing place to camp out.. the host is very kind helpful and understanding.. it was me and my guests first time camping and it was and we had a great time.. we will definitely be returning.
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Kara V.recommends
May 9, 2021
Hilleetla
My boyfriend and I live the camper life on a regular basis. We went for fishing and private camping we both believe we got that experience 100% both home owners were extremely friendly. Had Bobbi ( their camper dog) with us the whole first night and slept outside our tent
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Jay H.recommends
April 26, 2021
Hilleetla
Great camping experience away from
Hilleeta is such a beautiful place with so much to explore. Their dog Bobbi joined us while camping and really enhanced our experience there. David and Alissa are such cool people and were there for us if we had any needs. It was a nice dad trip with my friends and we are all looking forward to bringing our families next time. P.S if you are surrounded by chickens and that big Mother Clucker rooster comes around they just want food. They're not to jump you, stay safe!
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Alicia H.recommends
March 25, 2021
Hilleetla
Beautiful property! We enjoyed canoeing in the pond and lake, hiking along the creek, and eating fresh farm eggs for breakfast. Excellent communication from Alissa. We’ll be back!
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Lauren C.recommends
March 20, 2021
Hilleetla
Amazing getaway not too far from Houston. Canoeing, trampoline, disc golf plus lots of acreage to explore. Great place for families.
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Gustavo H.recommends
March 8, 2021
Hilleetla
Want to come back
It’s the second time my friends and I go!! We will definitely come back for a 3rd, 4th and many many more times.
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Michelle G.recommends
November 30, 2020
Hilleetla
Caring hosts, for both visitors and the land. Beautiful and secluded area. Would definitely book again, there is a lot to see and explore at Hilleetla!
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Felipe P.recommends
November 27, 2020
Hilleetla
Such a beautiful property! Alissa and David are great hosts who keep their land in perfect condition. During our stay we stayed by the Glassy Back Pond, a beautiful small pond full of ducks and geese. Bobbi, one of their dogs, kept us company for much of our stay, he's such a sweet dog. Overall, it's such a perfect camping gateway - hills, woods, creeks, ponds, meadows and bogs make for a great time exploring. Beautiful wildlife is abundant around the property (foxes, coyotes, deer, etc...) and not to mention the BEAUTIFUL fall colors that were present during our stay (late November).
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Chuck W.recommends
November 25, 2020
Hilleetla
Might add some discrete signage to insure entry thru the proper gate/driveway and a little disappointed in the wash/latrine options as again signage made finding the lieu an adventure and it was a single seat (no boy/girl option), one enclosed shower only with no separate sink - external, i ternal or covered. With no site water I would qualify as "primative" camping - aka bring wash/drinking water. I'm sounding like a bit of whiner but encourage anyone to try this Eden. Short dirt road drive to everything n town u might need - including a watering hole - and once you understand the rules its game on👍
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John H.recommends
November 22, 2020
Hilleetla
Everything was great. First time camping in a while. Hosts where very welcoming. Lots of things to do and see.
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Jonathan W.recommends
November 16, 2020
Hilleetla
Words cannor exprees the beauty of this property! The ponds are gorgeous, we helped feed the ducks and fish werenr hard to catch! Our overbight stay was quiet and pleasant. Watched deer night roam in complete silence. Really, rhis place should be much higher priced!
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Josh H.recommends
November 8, 2020
Hilleetla
Recommended 10/10
Beautiful property with a lot of great spots to set up camp and really friendly hosts! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a nice secluded camp spot.
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