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Turtle Hill Native Plants

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· Montpelier, Vermont
4 acres
1 site
1 Tent
Our extensive gardens include a large kiwi arbor, blueberries, apples, cherries, and even hardy peaches, as well as our native plant nursery beds. The path to the campsite winds through our private gardens and nursery. Learn more about this land: Only 1.5 miles from our cozy little capital city, we are a six minute drive to downtown but set in a wooded landscape bordering protected land and North Branch River Park. We live in a small house, maintain extensive gardens and run a native plant nursery on site. The campsite is set away from the house, nursery activities and neighbors and looks down into the forest and wilderness parkland. It can accommodate up to a 9x12’ tent. Plant lovers are welcome to tour the gardens and nursery.
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Montpelier, 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 Erin O.Joined in November 2019
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17 ratings · 15 reviews
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Alex C.recommends
October 16, 2022
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Good privacy, host was welcoming, left us firewood, and was accommodating of a late arrival. Would recommend!
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George B.recommends
October 1, 2022
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Erin was a fantastic host. Very much enjoyed meeting him. The camp site was remote and lovely. There was also a nice fire pit adjacent to the tent site which Erin graciously supplied with wood. I would definitely go back. Thank you Erin.
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Melanie W.recommends
September 30, 2022
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It was a beautiful quiet space. A liitle breathe of fresh woodsy air.
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Jonathan H.recommends
September 10, 2022
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We enjoyed camping in the woods below their garden/home. This was a good spot for our bikepacking trip and the descent into town was really cool in the morning.
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Sara R.recommends
August 21, 2022
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Nice private wooded site. Erin was a great host, met us and showed where to find everything. We'd stay again.
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Chea S.recommends
August 9, 2022
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Gardens meets Woods
Turtle Hill was perfect in every way. The site was soft and flat, buffered by trees and close to the trails and gardens on Erin's property. He had water ready for me when I arrived. An outhouse is in close proximity to the site with a washing station. The site over looked a pine forest with ferns. Quiet, private and peaceful while being minutes from Montpelier. Erin's communication was superb and he's a super nice guy. He has incredible gardens to explore.
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Bruce M.recommends
July 1, 2022
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Erin was very accommodating for our short stay. Very secluded and peaceful back in the woods. At the site a picnic table would be a bonus. Beware if you are hiking or biking the hill to the house is a killer especially at the end of a day. Have everything you need when going up there.
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Casey C.recommends
May 7, 2022
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Erin is a great host with a nice place to camp very close to Montpelier. I would recommend and come back!
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Meredith R.recommends
October 14, 2021
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quiet spot for the night
Camping on Erin's land was a great choice! It was easy to find, and we had plenty of space and privacy to ourselves. We both slept very well and biked down the hill in the morning to get breakfast in Montpelier (about a 10 min bike down - it a rather steep hill going up, FYI!). He made us feel very comfortable by leaving out some firewood and drinking water. Thanks, Erin!
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Carlyn K.recommends
October 13, 2021
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Erin's campsite was peaceful and quiet, we had a very pleasant stay there for one night. We did the hike that Erin suggested to us, and it was amazing! We were provided with plenty of filtered water and wood to build a fire.
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Matt D.recommends
October 6, 2021
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Peaceful weekend away
I enjoyed my two night's at Erin's place. Erin was easy to communicate with and I loved that he built a fire for my arrival so I could chill out and enjoy it once I finished getting set up (especially since I arrived at night). The setting is peaceful with a large flat area with soft moss underneath. Erin did a good job mapping out the paths with wood beam guides on the ground so it keeps you from getting lost. I felt far away from the house which was both part of the charm and part of the challenge. If you find yourself going back and forth to your car for things then it is a 3-4 minute walk uphill to go back and forth. I loved how out in nature the place felt while still being really close to the downtown area. Erin also did a great job setting up his native plant area and I will be curious to see what the place looks like as he continues to build it out. I would stay again.
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Madeleine V.recommends
October 1, 2021
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Highly recommend!
My stay was great! Got there pretty late after my train was delayed, and Erin graciously opened the gate and showed me the getup in the dark, bringing me plenty of freshly filtered water too. It's a beautiful area, even saw some deer! Didn't get a chance to have a fire or to fully explore, as I had to leave fairly early in the morning, but but all the more reason to go back!
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Adam G.recommends
August 3, 2021
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Fantastic place to camp so close to Montpelier. Camp site was great, nestled in the woods nice and peaceful with enough distance from the main property for privacy. Plenty of space for one tent on a leveled area, possibly could fit two if needed. Erin was a stellar host. He was very accommodating and friendly during our stay. The property and amenities were also fantastic; water, outhouse, firepit. If you're looking for a nice escape conveniently located, this is a great place.
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Leah N.recommends
July 27, 2021
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Wonderful place to stay- peaceful and welcoming
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Libby G.recommends
June 21, 2021
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What a beautiful little haven! I spent one night here. It was great to have a spot in the woods and be able to go sit and watch the sunset from the native plant garden. Erin was very welcoming and helpful. Lots of birds about! Such a convenient distance to town.
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