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Lavender Essentials of Vermont

· Derby, Orleans, Vermont
12 acres hosted by Michele C.
1 lodging site · 65 RV/tent sites
Michele is a Star Host
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Pierre Capron and Michele Judd started the lavender farm in the spring of 2017. Both Michele and Pierre grew up on dairy farms in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and are proud to be the next generation of farmers, working the same land as Michele’s grandparents once did. We are a multi-generational farm family, hoping to develop a successful business that can one day be passed onto our children. Learn more about this land: Imagine camping at a romantic lavender farm at the top of Vermont. Lavender Essentials of Vermont sits on top of a 1,600' hill in the quaint little town of Derby, Vermont. Nestled in a hillside meadow, the campsites are only a short walk from the lavender fields and 360' of breathtaking views. You will want to bring your camera! Stay with us at our farm, and take in the quaint, picturesque countryside. We offer a peaceful site, away from it all, to relax and experience Vermont. In the meadows you can pick wild flowers, take an afternoon nap, wander the trails, bird watch, or listen to frogs and catch fireflies in the evening. At night you will be amazed at the star filled sky! Day or night it's hard to deny the peaceful and romantic feeling you get from the lavender farm! The farm has a Lavender Labyrinth, fields of sunflowers, chamomile, mint (and other herbs and vegetables), bees, informational placards along walking trails, cozy private seating, a gazebo for special events, a hidden geocache, and even a gift shop! There are lots of things to see and do on the farm. Especially during bloom season—June-September. Check out our event calendar and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on what's happening at the farm (Lavender-Essentials.com). Whether it’s nature or culture you seek, peace or thrills, this unique area of the Northeast Kingdom offers something for everyone! Your hosts, Michele and Pierre, are locals and they know all the best and unadvertised places to explore. Ask them about local dives and even haunted hikes. Just 30 minutes away is one of the best bike parks in New England, Kingdom Trails in Burke.  Also nearby is Jay Peak, a ski resort with an indoor water park, golf course, ice arena, climbing walls, and much more! The farm is located just 2 miles from the Canadian border. Magog, Sherbrooke, and Montreal offer a taste of international cultural that will appease your Quebecois desires! If you plan to visit Canada while you are here, remember you must have your passport!  Stay at one of the most beautiful places on earth, and allow us to help you find peace and tranquility, or we can be your personal adventure guide! We go out of our way to provide you with a memorable stay, and do our best to facilitate the kind of vacation you are looking for!  We love dogs, but we must insist dogs be kept on a leash at all times. Dogs are not allowed in the farm's fields because we grow culinary grade crops and must protect them. All dog waste must be cleaned immediately and is restricted to designated pet rest areas. Owners will be held responsible for any damages. Please keep your campsite clean.  Fires are allowed, as long as winds are not strong. Our weather can be breezy, and exposed at times, so pack according. Bring a sweater and a kite! There's a reason we have a 140ft wind turbine.
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22 ratings · 15 reviews
Dorothy D.recommends
August 20, 2023
Sunflowers at Sunset
Idyllic site on hilltop with views
This is a beautiful property and the sites have nice views. We walked among the lavender, clover meadows, sunflowers and the nature walk. It was windy so could fly the kite, fun! Well maintained port a johns and a delightful gift shop. Would stay here again without hesitation.
Kelsie S.recommends
July 17, 2023
Cozy Cabin
Our experience was absolutely magical! The views were breathtaking. We could smell lavender in the air and see horses and wildlife all around us. Michele was super friendly and warm. If you visit the farm in the high season, there are a lot of events and things to do around the farm. If you do stay at this cabin during the high season, expect to have a lot of people around you enjoying the farm during the day. You will really feel like you are a part of the farm community experience. The cabin had everything we need and more. The space was very comfortable. I would highly recommend this hipcamp cabin because it was definitely more than a place to sleep, it was an entire experience.
Robert T.recommends
May 27, 2023
Sunflowers at Sunset
Beautiful Views
This site in Northern Vermont is beautiful. The farm is very well maintained and during blooming season It will be STUNNING. The views of the mountains are beautiful and watching the clouds move through the valley is fun. There are a few sites dispersed on the farm so you may have some neighbors. The small cabin is very nice and there is an outhouse on the outside of the cabin. There is a lot of great hiking near by!
Rick G.recommends
October 25, 2021
Sunflowers at Sunset
Great Experience!
The Lavender Farm site had a spectacular 360 degree view into Canada and over some gorgeous lakes. The lavender was still in bloom so we were lucky. The property was lovely to walk around and get an easy workout. Michele was accommodating and lent us a cute fire pit. There's a beautiful gazebo for wine and cheese or a full catered dinner that can be used if you arrange it ahead of time.
Chris R.recommends
September 13, 2021
Sunflowers at Sunset
Second time here. Once again we were not disappointed. Amazing views of VT in a private well maintained space right next to beautiful rows of lavender.
Jeanne K.recommends
September 9, 2021
Sunflowers at Sunset
Breathtaking views, welcoming host
It's not exaggerating to say it feels like being on top of the world staying here. We chose a site with a view west, over the lake and to Jay and the other peaks. Had the weather been better, the sunset would have been a once in a lifetime event, I'm sure.
Derby, Orleans, 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 Michele C.Joined in August 2019
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