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Free Verse Farm

· Chelsea, Orange, Vermont
40 acres hosted by Misha J.
2 RV/tent sites
Private sites
98% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
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Offers products directly sourced or produced on the farm.
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Best in Vermont: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Our farm & campground features stunning, panoramic views of the First Branch of the White River in the verdant hills of central Vermont. It overlooks the village of Chelsea, the shire town of Orange County. Free Verse Farm is a hilltop herb farm run by two art-making, herb-loving farmers. The property boasts twenty sloping, knoll-laden, open acres overlooking the First Branch of the White River as it passes through the scenic village of Chelsea, Vermont. We have incredible views, forest trails that offer magical woodland wanderings, and spacious campsites in our fields. We also invite you to explore our cultivated fields of herbs and vegetables and become acquainted with the wide variety of tea, culinary, and medicinal herbs that we grow and process on our farm. You can also visit with the cows that spend their summer munching our delicious green pastures. Our full line of herbs and herbal products are for sale via our website or at Free Verse Farm Shop, located just one mile from our farm in downtown Chelsea. Our Farm Shop offers a wide variety of fresh produce, provisions, fresh baked goods, alcoholic (& non-) beverages, and more to enjoy during your stay or as you continue on your journey. AMENITIES: we offer a hot outdoor shower & sink, as well as an outhouse with a composting toilet. Each campsite has a firepit and a picnic table. CAMPSITE DETAILS: We currently have 2 campsites open. They are located in meadows with beautiful views of the First Branch Valley and Chelsea village. 4 wheel drive is recommended, but not necessary, and you are always welcome to hike up to your site. The site is spacious and private. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: We also run Free Verse Farm Shop (OPEN: Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 9am-3pm), a local grocery, café, and apothecary to serve our community and visitors to the area, while supporting local farms and artisans. You can also pre-order online (shop.freeversefarm.com) to pick up in store or ship your order around the USA. The village of Chelsea hosts a weekly summer farmers market May-September on Fridays from 3-6pm (mid-May through September). In downtown Chelsea there is also a pub (The Wagon Wheel), gas station (110 Quickstop), two town commons, a small library, and a general store (Will's Store), and a farm stand (Chicken Wiggle Farm). Within 20-45 minutes of our farm you can reach the larger towns of Montpelier (state capital), South Royalton, Randolph, Woodstock, White River Junction, and the Upper Valley Region (Dartmouth College), all of which offer a wide variety of attractions and services. Upon your arrival, you will be given a welcome packet with more detailed information about our area, and we'll be happy to provide you with any other tips you're looking for. We look forward to hosting Hipcampers and sharing our love of this land, and our region, with all who visit. We can't wait to meet you! -Taylor & Misha *VISIT our Farm Shop (shop.freeversefarm.com) in Chelsea to stock up on our herbal goods, fresh produce, baked goods, adult beverages, and other provisions. You can order online for pickup at the Farm Shop or ship your order anywhere in the USA. **TAG @freeversefarm in your photos on Instagram! We love to see your shots from the farm!
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400 ratings · 201 reviews
Riley F.recommends
July 9, 2024
Meadow Campsite
What an awesome site! We arrived late because we had a really long day biking in from Burke but we easily found our site and what an awesome view to wake up to! Really awesome to have a shower and wash station too!
J. L.recommends
July 4, 2024
Meadow Campsite
Views, space, and stars
The Meadow site was an amazing escape! Plenty of space on the well-bounded site, fire pit, picnic table... and a commanding view of the valley below! The stars were bright and the cool breeze blew all night. This was an amazing place, and I'm sure I'll be back with friends after this solo car-camping journey!
Julia W.recommends
July 2, 2024
Meadow Campsite
Amazing place !!!
We loved our weekend here, although it rained, we went exploring the beautiful land and got to see some beautiful cows!! Misha was very nice and helpful!! I’d 100% recommend this place!!
Ellie H.recommends
June 27, 2024
Meadow Campsite
We had the most amazing stay here on Free Verse Farm. The view was stunning, the meadow was wonderful, and at night the millions of fireflies were magical. We will definitely be staying here again.
Octavia L.recommends
June 22, 2024
Meadow Campsite
Amazing trip!!
The view of the town and mountains was amazing and the trail to the camp site was well kept for cars to drive up it. The outhouse was very clean and wasn’t smelly or anything.
Victor M.recommends
June 22, 2024
Forest Edge Campsite
Incredibly beautiful spot! Hosts very welcoming and nice. Hope to come back soon
Chelsea, Orange, Vermont, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Wabanaki (Dawnland Confederacy) and N’dakina (Abenaki / Abénaquis) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Misha J.

Joined in July 2015
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