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Vermont Ranch & Riverside Retreat

· Moretown, Washington, Vermont
10 acres hosted by Lucinda N.
2 RV/tent sites
Best in Vermont: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
⛰ 🐦Wake to the sound of bird calls and water in this private retreat, situated squarely on the confluence of 2 rivers. Eventually, once part of a much larger working merino sheep farm owned by the Cobb family in the 1700s-1800’s, part of the land transitioned to a dairy cow farm operation, c.1940. Today, we steward 10 acres specially designed with horses in mind. Adjacent to a 40-acre cornfield on one side and Mt. Cobb on the other, with sweeping views our place overlooks the confluence of the Mad and Winooski Rivers. From here, you can mountain bike or hoof it to access miles of trails and bucolic scenery. Come visit this gateway to the Scenic Mad River Valley! 🌲🏊🐟The Swimming/Fishing/Tenting site ("site 1") is perched directly aside the Mad River and the Sweet Meadow Side site ("site 2") is just a 2-minute walk across the grassy meadow and down the secluded riverside path to our beloved Mad River beach. This is a semi-private beach, naturally divided and hidden from our other semi-private beach sites. Swim, tube, fish and relax up or down the river and confluence. 👢👓 Get curious about the history of this place by checking out the old abandoned Massey Furgeson hay baler tucked in the woods, the Cobb family cemetery, and more gems from many years gone by. Leave from either site on foot to access a sweet trail that travels along the river, over a private bridge, down a beautiful dirt road and into the forest. 🚴 Our property is located on the CROSS VERMONT TRAIL: "a multi-use path connecting communities, and the natural areas in between - across Vermont!" Check out their website (Cross Vermont Trail Association) for maps, guides, events and outings! Many adventurists also enjoy nearby, mountainous and beloved trails: Camel's Hump, The Long Trail, Mt. Mansfield, Stowe Pinnacle, Smuggler's Notch and more. There are a plethora of shorter, scenic and gentle hikes in our region, "the crossroads and recreation center of Vermont"! We are located just 2 miles from Interstate 89 and we reside on Vermont State Route 100B, allowing ease of access to points North, South, East and West Explore our on-site activity offerings: 🐴 Introduction Session: Get acquainted with our horses, tour the barn, and learn about equine-guided education and grooming. $45 for 1 hour for 1-6 people. 🐴 Horsemanship and Riding Lessons: Learn non-forceful bareback and bit-less leading and mounted techniques step by step. $100/hour or $150/1.5 hours for 1-2 people. 🐴 Family Team Building-Bonding (Most Popular): Enjoy an adventurous, fun, and challenging experience together as a family with exercises and activities facilitated by Lucinda. Non-mounted equine guided education at its best! $250 for 2.5 hours. These rates are discounted for our onsite Hipcampers 🙏🏼 Visit our website for more details: Horses and Pathfinders dot com. We'd love to hear from you! You are welcome to review all the varied, detailed and descriptive reviews and photos from other guests' experiences. This is a working ranch and sometimes equipment is running, but never for more than an hour at a time. Horses are on site and they have full access to this property. If you have an untrained, young or problematic dog, please consider a long lead line and read the dog rules and limits carefully. This is not a deep-woods, wilderness site. Please review the map and note our proximity to the interstate and the route where we reside. ❤️ Many guests, families and couples return here year after year as their destination vacation and getaway. We welcome you to experience what they enjoy so much -- right on site and in this special region, the heart of Vermont. ❤️
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237 ratings · 175 reviews
Keith L.recommends
May 28, 2024
Tenting, Fishing, Swimming Utopia
Loved it.
Lucinda is a gracious host, with a fabulous campsite on the river. The horses grazed near our campsite daily, the views are spectacular, and stargaze in a large open field on a clear night is a rare find. A very private and serene location that we all loved.
Natalia J.recommends
May 20, 2024
Tenting, Fishing, Swimming Utopia
Lucinda was an excellen host, camping site was beautiful next to river, plenty space we loved all details was remarkable experience for us, directions were clear, we loved the horses
Joey O.recommends
May 12, 2024
Tenting, Fishing, Swimming Utopia
Lucinda's land is majestic. The camping site was really well maintained and just next to the stream, which was really beautiful to sit next to in the morning and have coffee. A hot shower was a big plus as well. Lucinda was super helpful throughout our stay. Would definitely go back. Thanks for everything :)
Nico A.recommends
May 12, 2024
Tenting, Fishing, Swimming Utopia
Lucinda was very friendly and responsive, the site was beautiful and clean. It's a great spot to relax and watch the river flow by.
Mary Katherine N.recommends
November 5, 2023
Sweet Meadow-side Valley Views
This site was awesome! We are on a mission to tent camp in all 50 states and Vermont was our 29th state. I can't think of a better place! The horses were beautiful, the site had nice amenities, and Lucinda was very kind.
Heather W.recommends
October 16, 2023
Tenting, Fishing, Swimming Utopia
This spot was so magical! Right next to both the river and the beautiful field with the horses. Everything was well set up with the sink and outhouse making things much easier. We had a wonderful time and Lucinda was a very gracious host
Moretown, Washington, 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 Lucinda N.Joined in June 2019
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 7 hours
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