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Free Verse Farm

· Chelsea, Orange, Vermont
40 acres hosted by Misha J.
2 RV/tent sites
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Farm store
Offers products directly sourced or produced on the farm.
Best in Vermont: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Private sites
98% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
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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385 ratings · 186 reviews
Matt C.recommends
October 23, 2023
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Beautiful views ! We had a great stay! Site was very easily accessible in our Jeep and site was clean and ready for us
Caroline G.recommends
October 21, 2023
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Loved the stay at Free Verse Farm! Beautiful view, plenty of space, quiet, and private with an accommodating and communicative host! Would absolutely recommend and go back.
Terrence K.recommends
October 16, 2023
Meadow Campsite
Awesome place, nice people and really amazing views. The road up to the campsites is steep - probably want 4 wheel drive or you might have to walk your stuff up, but there is room for parking at both the campsites. There's also plenty of nice flat ground for tents. There's two sites on property and someone else was staying in the other - we knew they were there because we saw them heading down in the morning or back up in the evening, but never noticed anything else. The sites are spread apart enough that you can't see or hear each other, so it feels nice and quiet. There's a short hike at the top of the property that's perfect if you're settling in after arriving and don't have time for something longer before it gets dark.
Tyler B.recommends
October 12, 2023
Meadow Campsite
Free Verse Farm is an absolute gem! The views are truly incredible, and the camp site offers a wonderful sense of privacy and seclusion. I stayed at their meadows campsite. Don't forget to explore their amazing little store in town as well!
Rob S.recommends
October 11, 2023
Forest Edge Campsite
Loved tent camping on this beautiful land! Incredible views, quiet, and just what I was looking for. Can’t wait to go back!
Boaz K.recommends
October 9, 2023
Forest Edge Campsite
A lovely autumn trip
Our second time staying at the Forest Edge campsite and another five star ***** experience! Taylor and Mischa are ideal hosts. Make sure you save time to visit their charming farm store in town!
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
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 10 hours
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