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Free Verse Farm

99%
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139 reviews
· Chelsea, Vermont
40 acres
2 sites
2 RV/Tent
***WE'RE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO VISITED IN 2022. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AGAIN IN SPRING 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: Tu-Fr 12-6, Sat 9-30), 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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Chelsea, Vermont, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Misha J.Joined in July 2015
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172 ratings · 139 reviews
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Angelina D.recommends
October 21, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
Loved this campsite! It was clean and beautiful and felt super safe. Misha and Taylor were so friendly and welcoming (: I can’t wait to stay here again!
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Felix L.recommends
October 18, 2022
Meadow Campsite
Perfect place!
Location extraordinaire au cœur du Vermont! Misha is very friendly ! Thank you :)
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Emily P.recommends
October 18, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
absolutely gorgeous farm and campsites. could not recommend more
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Emma P.recommends
October 17, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
Beautiful spot, we had a great time, the view of the little town was so cute and the nature of it all was so nice.
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Charles B.recommends
October 17, 2022
Meadow Campsite
Incredible spot and super friendly hosts. A must see in Vermont!!
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Shelley C.recommends
October 16, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
Amazing campsite with beautiful views. Property is well maintained. My partner and I loved our stay and enjoyed the fall foliage. Misha was a great host and we would absolutely come back again.
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Naomi C.recommends
October 11, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
The view was incredible. I was at the second camp, near of he forest. It was so quiet and relaxing with little sounds of nature.
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Santosh G.recommends
October 11, 2022
Meadow Campsite
Free Verse Farm is beautiful. We woke up to the stunning fall views and the little town of Chelsea and it’s Valley is amazing. I completely loved it. Misha was very helpful, we arrived late in the night and he helped us with the instructions. The campsite has firepit and also provides firewood for a low cost. It has a small restroom at the outhouse.
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Shannon D.recommends
October 9, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
Beautiful farm!!! The host were so sweet. I definitely recommend. Breath taking views of the valley. Such a nice town. We stopped into their farm shop and got so many goodies! Shower was really nice too!
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Nicholas L.recommends
October 3, 2022
Meadow Campsite
Camping with a view!
One of my favorite views in Vermont! It’s become our annual October trip!
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Sian X.recommends
October 2, 2022
Meadow Campsite
We camped at the mellow site for 2 nights and loved every minute of it. The outhouse was a minute walk away, and was very clean and well maintained. The outdoor shower had great flow and temperature, just that the lock was a bit off, but as the site was very private and quiet, I wasn’t worried at all. The 2 sites are far away from each other so we felt like we had the place by our own. Thank you Misha, we’ll definitely visit again.
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Michael H.recommends
October 2, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
Perfect Vermont Rolling Hills Spot!
Hello HipCampers! You’d be hard pressed to find a better spot than FreeVerse! My wife and I have hit almost every best in MA, CT, ME, and NH hipcamp spot. There are several in VT that are great but this gets our Best of the Best award. We camp out of a Jeep Gladiator setup for overlanding so this was perfect. We stayed at the campsite #2 aka the Forest Edge site. Got in well after dark on a Friday pm and was a tiny bit tough to find the route up to the site. Good thing I had google earth’ed it so I had a slight clue. Drove to the top of the hill overlooking the property and set up went right to sleep. Got up at 3am to a crystal clear sky with the Milky Way clearly visible. Being early October it was chilly (41F) but manageable in our roof top tent. At sunrise a cool autumn fog blanketed the quaint town of Chelsea below. By midday it had cleared and the entire valley and town were in view. Epic view is an understatement! Saturday we strolled around Chelsea and took in some local charm and hit some shops and far stands. The couple who own this property have a satellite farm stand in town which is VERY well done. We picked up local lavender and other goodies. The hosts provide ample firewood for a small fee and the site was immaculate. Many woodsy trails to explore and talk about quiet…it’s so peaceful you can’t help doze off in the fall sun next to your fire. I give this spot a 10/10 and hope we can snag another weekend here.! Def worth every penny!
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Rayner P.recommends
September 25, 2022
Meadow Campsite
Outstanding Place
My wife and I extremely love this place and the experience. Misha and Taylor are very welcoming people. The landscape is outstanding. Highly recommend. Please check out their store downtown.
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Em K.recommends
September 22, 2022
Meadow Campsite
This campsite was a dream. The sites are well maintained with lots to explore on the property. The location is central enough where I was able to explore a lot of Vermont. The outdoor shower was amazing - hot water, good pressure and so clean. I didn't want to leave! 10/10
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Rebecca P.recommends
September 20, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
Camping with Toddlers!
We wanted to squeeze in one last trip with our toddler before the nights got too cool. Free Verse was absolutely gorgeous and the perfect spot for camping as a family. Misha was so kind and all of the facilities were clean and well taken care of. We definitely recommend checking out the Free Verse shop in town!
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Brendan S.recommends
September 13, 2022
Meadow Campsite
Really sweet spot, beautiful view.
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Emilia D.recommends
September 10, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
We loved camping here and would highly highly recommend! We will definitely be returning. Gorgeous views, totally quiet except for crickets and an owl, and private! We lucked out and stayed here for the harvest moon. Amazing time! Super nice hosts too.
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Alyssa I.recommends
September 10, 2022
Meadow Campsite
We had a lovely four-night stay at Free Verse Farm, and we were glad for the peace & quiet over a busy Labor Day camping weekend. We felt very taken care of by our hosts and the beautiful land! The views of the valley during the day were amazing, and of the Milky Way at night… incredible! We enjoyed walking the forests and meadows on the property, and the location was perfect for day trips to nearby hiking, swimming holes on the White River, and to Burlington. We would definitely stay here again!
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Yuuka M.recommends
September 9, 2022
Meadow Campsite
A beautiful campsite! It was nice having the outhouse and outdoor shower. Check-in was easy. I would definitely recommend.
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Zoe K.recommends
September 5, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
We had such a great time camping at Free Verse Farm! The property is beautiful, with amazing views and lots of space to wander and explore. We stayed at Campsite #2 which we loved, as it was very private and had beautiful views. Misha and Taylor were wonderful hosts -- easy check in process and they offered great tips and suggestions for the area. Already looking forward to our next visit!
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Cathleen M.recommends
August 29, 2022
Meadow Campsite
Loved it!
This was a peaceful and scenic retreat. Loved the vibe, the farm and animals. It was great not to have other campers right next to our site. The night sky was amazing. There is an outdoor hot shower available. Misha and his wife are very welcoming. Great overall experience!
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Mathilde L.recommends
August 29, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
Beautiful views and quiet camping
Beautiful, well kepted, private site at the edge of the forest with breathtaking view of the valley and the main street of the nearby town Chelsea. We had wonderful weather and explored the region. Woke up in the clouds both days, then it would warm up around 8-9am. The hosts are very friendly, we wished we could have gone to their shop (bad timing on our part). If you are at the site 2 (at the edge of the forest) you will be a 5min walk away from the compost toilet, which was super clean and easy to use.
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Emma D.recommends
August 29, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
Beautiful Valley Views!
Misha's HipCamp at Free Verse Farm was a JOY! The view from Forest's Edge camp spot was unbelievable. In the early morning hours, you could watch the clouds and mist rise and reveal a beautiful valley below. We felt there was tons of privacy and great communication from the host. Highly recommend!
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Larry H.recommends
August 27, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
Amazing views. A perfect place to stay if you don't want to deal with a crowded campground. Misha was very friendly and accommodating. Best place I've ever camped.
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David B.recommends
August 22, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
Loved free verse! My girlfriend and I only stayed for a night but it was an exceptional experience. Spacious and well cared for campsite and Misha and his family were super accommodating. Would definitely stay again
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Sarah H.recommends
August 21, 2022
Meadow Campsite
Beautiful! Would highly recommend!
Absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful views, adorable cows and lots of amenities. The hosts are very helpful and give you a welcome packet when you arrive with a map of the property. You can request firewood for the night. They have a pristine outhouse with a compostable toilet, seriously no smell!! Plus an outdoor shower (with provided shampoo, conditioner and soap) and an outdoor sink available to use. This spot is incredibly private. The 2 campsites are very separate from one another and it feels like you have the place to yourself! Awesome spot for some incredible stargazing on a clear night! And they have a cute farm shop downtown that we checked out in the morning before we left with produce and so many other goodies! Would DEFINITELY recommend!!
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Maura M.recommends
August 19, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
Exquisite :)
I almost don’t want to write a review to keep it a secret all to myself but alas, I must share! This was an exquisite and delicious Hipcamp site. Unbelievably picturesque, outdoor shower, and super kind and warm hosts! Keep in mind it’s a bit of a drive to do green mountain hiking, but it’s 100% worth it, because it’s affordable for what you get AND you get to stop at all the farm stands on the way back to make dinner with. I stayed at the forest edge spot and it was very private. I can’t wait to come back again. 10/10
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Nicholas L.recommends
August 16, 2022
Meadow Campsite
Amazing special little places they carved out for themselves
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Jeston C.recommends
August 15, 2022
Forest Edge Campsite
Awesome campground, wonderful host! Definitely not the last time here!
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Dolan L.recommends
August 15, 2022
Meadow Campsite
Great spot and hosts
Amazing view and the owners are very kind.
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