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Peaceful Country Haven

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· New Haven, Vermont
72 acres
2 sites
2 RV/Tent
Dan found this special place back in 1996. We didn’t move on site until 1999 and still haven’t build our dream home. The years were full of raising our four daughters on this beautiful property. The girls had horses, enjoyed snowmobiles, four wheeling, ice skating, kayaking, sliding parties, camping, picking wild berries and playing in the woods. We had a Christmas tree farm and enjoyed sharing the property and horses with our customers. We now enjoy all this with our two grandsons. It seems only right to share what we have been so blessed to enjoy all these years with others. Learn more about this land: Park your RV or pitch your tent and take some time to relax. Take a walk through the woods, take your kayak out on Otter Creek starting at the base of our driveway or relax with a campfire. Visit Blazer or ring the humongous bell, and check out the wildlife. Do you have a dog? Enjoy the freedom of letting it run and play in the small ponds in the woods. You are most likely to hear the train whistle a time or two. Wake up to beautiful sunrise to start your day off right!
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New Haven, 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 Melinda And Dan M.Joined in June 2021
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39 ratings · 34 reviews
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Seppo R.recommends
October 18, 2022
Site 1 Mountain View
This site was among the best that we have visited. We stayed in a camper with our young kids, and we loved it. There were incredible views, wonderful walking trails, and a lot of solitude. The playground was ideal for our little kids and the picnic tables we large enough for a big group.
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Elizabeth B.recommends
October 9, 2022
Site 2 Rabbit Run
Great views and host!
Great place! Melinda is super sweet and a great host. Didn’t meet Dan. My dog played with their dog, and we visited the horses a few times. Great views. Both sites have a fire pit and table, which is great. Outhouse is very clean. Highly recommend!
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Coleen A.recommends
October 9, 2022
Site 1 Mountain View
Beautiful property, gracious hosts, economical, and seven minutes to our Middlebury College student!
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Max E.recommends
September 26, 2022
Site 2 Rabbit Run
Melinda and Dan were perfect hosts. They were communicative in advance of my arrival, helpful when I got to their land, and struck the perfect balance between ensuring I had my privacy while also checking in to make sure I was enjoying my stay. In addition, they made helpful local recommendations for activities and places to visit in the surrounding area. The land itself was level, easy to get situated on, and offered great views. The proximity to the outhouse was an added luxury. I'll definitely be coming back for another visit!
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Adam P.recommends
September 18, 2022
Site 1 Mountain View
Vermont goodness
Lovely spot. Really enjoyed the view and the peaceful nature of the place. The horses were great companions.
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Olivia P.recommends
September 12, 2022
Site 2 Rabbit Run
The camp site was situated on such a beautiful expanse of land with two sweet horses keeping watch. The site was also near the TAM for fun trail running. Thank you for a special stay. :)
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Gillian K.recommends
September 6, 2022
Site 2 Rabbit Run
The property was beautiful. No one was there when we arrived but a quick phone call got us settled in. Loved the horses and the view.
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Kelly D.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 1 Mountain View
Camping at Melinda & Dan's place was great! The space was beautiful with excellent mountain views. There was awesome kayaking and hiking super close to the site as well as easily accessible breweries, wineries, and restaurants in nearby towns. Melinda & Dan are kind and gracious hosts with a really lovely piece of property to enjoy!
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Will M.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 2 Rabbit Run
Beautiful spot, lush and lovely!
Awesome spot! I made a last minute booking here and Melinda was very responsive and easy to communicate with. Dan was helpful with finding a spot on the property and dropping off a fire ring. The property was beautiful and quiet. I didn’t have any insects bothering me (mosquitos and ticks are usually the culprits) and it was just an overall good safe vibe. This was my first time staying at a hip camp after a recent horrible experience with another host. Melinda and Dan have restored my faith in Hipcamp hosts!
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Benedetta S.recommends
August 21, 2022
Site 1 Mountain View
Camping with friends
Great spot, lots of space, we loved the horses and the swings!
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Zekiel C.recommends
August 20, 2022
Site 2 Rabbit Run
Nice backwoods camping
Loved the private spot up the woods trail. Dan was very kind and brought me up to the site with my things in his ATV, and Melinda and Dan showed up later with a little burn pit that produced a fantastic hot fire. Overall nice spot, you can hear the train off in the distance but it is not loud enough to be a hinderance. I suggest taking the woods spot tucked up farther as Dan had showed me!
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Bahman A.recommends
August 18, 2022
Site 1 Mountain View
Great location and camping spot. Wonderful hosts. Beautiful views. Very close to Middlebury. Highly recommended.
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Peter K.recommends
August 12, 2022
Site 1 Mountain View
This is a private, perfect spot in a breathtakingly beautiful piece of land. It didn’t hurt that I arrived after a short, heavy rain to a double rainbow and spectacular sunset, followed by a full moon and night of meteor showers. Sometimes you get lucky! Melinda is a great host. She and her family have the kind of easy, genuine friendliness that makes you feel like you’ve known them for years. I’m glad I found this place. I’ll be back.
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Marc H.recommends
July 31, 2022
Site 1 Mountain View
Pretty, mowed campsite with a view!
This was an amazing site and the host was very welcoming! We stayed at the main site which was mowed grass and flat. There was a table and fire pit facing beautiful views over a farm. There is also a beautiful river right outside the property. The area around this property is also incredible with multiple rivers, swimming holes, cute towns, and lots of hiking! Hoping to come back soon!
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Rebecca P.recommends
July 24, 2022
Site 2 Rabbit Run
Gorgeous setting, peaceful and quiet. Melinda gave clear directions to a second spot that was perfect and had a great view. We wish we had more time to spend in this gorgeous place!
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Debbie H.recommends
July 19, 2022
Site 1 Mountain View
Nice flat gravel/grassy space across from a horse pasture. Up the hill from Otter Creek where you could fish or kayak.
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Kyle C.recommends
July 11, 2022
Site 2 Rabbit Run
Outstanding Camp Site
Definitely one of my favorite spots I've camped at so far ! Melinda is extremely helpful and responsive and there aren't enough good things to say about the site. The site is flat with plenty of room for an easy set up, with amazing views of a meadow, mountains, and the horses! Very quiet throughout the entire stay and I slept like a rock, it was glorious. I will be booking this site again in the future, for certain. The directions were easy to follow and found the spot with no issues. There's a cell phone dead spot for a pretty good distance, so I recommend downloading the directions to use offline if you can, but had plenty of service at the spot itself. Can't wait to go back !
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Lily F.recommends
July 10, 2022
Site 1 Mountain View
Beautiful and quiet
The hosts were sure to make me feel comfortable and the scenery was beautiful! My puppy and I had a nice quiet stay and enjoyed the fireflies :)
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Charlotte M.recommends
July 4, 2022
Site 2 Rabbit Run
Excellent Camping Spot - Great view
I loved staying at Melinda’s farm. Excellent location close to Middlebury and Lake Champlain. The camping spot is well mowed and level (especially important for tents) and the view is beautiful. There is a picnic table and a fire pit near the field location (not the woods) and makes this spot super convenient to use. Melinda was highly responsive and has a lovely spot for campers. Our dogs had a great time smelling horses for the first time too! Great spot.
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Holly R.recommends
July 1, 2022
Site 1 Mountain View
Great, easy camping spot! Host accepted our last-minute request as we rolled into town for a nearby event. Beautiful views, peaceful field and adorable horses nearby.
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Seth R.recommends
June 25, 2022
Site 2 Rabbit Run
Gorgeous views from horse farm
Beautiful views, very private, and very quick and helpful answers from Melinda. Easy bike ride to Middlebury or vergennes
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Patricia Y.recommends
June 16, 2022
Site 2 Rabbit Run
Beautiful mountain views.
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Suzanne B.recommends
June 3, 2022
Site 2 Rabbit Run
We didnt wind up staying, but Melinda was very helpful, and quick to respond. Hope to meet her another time during travels.
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Patricia Y.recommends
May 14, 2022
Site 2 Rabbit Run
This is now my "favorite" camp site ever! Can't wait to go back and enjoy more of the mountain views! Melinda and her family were so welcoming and wonderful.
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Christopher B.recommends
October 24, 2021
Site 2 Rabbit Run
It was a quick trip. Pretty much pulled in and went to sleep and was gone before sunrise, but it was a great location and beautiful setting.
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Wyatt A.recommends
August 30, 2021
Site 2 Rabbit Run
Great Host, Great Site!
I needed an affordable place to stay for an overnight job with less than 12 hours notice. Melinda was very quick to accept my request, and answered all my messages immediately. I chose to stay near the horse field rather than the woods, which was a nice open spot overlooking the mountains. Although I only wanted to spend one night, I so wished I could have stayed longer. The roads would be great for road biking, there's easy access to state parks, and you're only a few short minutes to the Middlebury and Vergennes. Overall, it was a great bare-bones site by a great host. Would absolutely recommend!
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Lisa B.recommends
August 18, 2021
Site 2 Rabbit Run
Beautiful Meadow
Amazing hosts, beautiful and quiet!
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Anne Q.recommends
August 6, 2021
Site 2 Rabbit Run
This was a very unique and beautiful site. To access the site, you pull into a grassy road in between the family farm and the neighboring meadow. My boyfriend and I were having difficulty understanding where to park our rv (the first portion of the road is the host's property) but with Melinda's help via text and over the phone, we were able to find a great spot. Melinda and her husband were extremely welcoming hosts who were kind enough to bring us out a fire ring (and wood because we forgot to bring our own). We had a great night and have never before been able to see so many stars!!
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Jeanne K.recommends
August 5, 2021
Site 2 Rabbit Run
Beautiful overnight near Middlebury
Beautiful stars and sky at night, and sunrise in the morning, parked next to a beautiful meadow field. Great location with very easy access to Middlebury. Breakfast in Vergennes is just a few minutes away, and a beautiful drive. Melinda stayed in touch with directions, and marked our overnight parking spot with a fire ring all set up for a campfire. A good spot for an overnight stay between Middlebury and Burlington.
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Randy S.recommends
August 4, 2021
Site 1 Mountain View
Pleasant, Quiet Rural Camping
Melinda was super kind and helped us find our site at night. The spot was quiet, cool, and dark, a roughly cleared area where our car could park conveniently nearby. The property was really beautiful and seemed fun to explore if we'd stayed longer.
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