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A Vegetable & Flower Farm

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· Fredonia, Wisconsin
8 acres
1 site
1 Tent
Our little chunk of paradise is about 8 acres. It is a diverse piece of land allowing for micro environments. A hilltop with an orchard a a few terraced garden beds, about an acre or so of wooded area with a waterway down below, and another 1.5 acre of garden, intermixed with pasture, out buildings and our home. The land is surrounded by 120 acres of adjacent farmland. Across our street is wetlands and woods. Adjacent to the 120 acres of farmland is another 80 acres of public hunting land. We are blessed to live so close to nature without a view of a neighbors house. Stars, crickets, frogs, woodcocks in spring, hummingbirds and sandhill cranes in summer, and more all in abundance at our Willoway Farm. We bought our home in 2006. Before then it was in the same family that settled there in 1840s-1850s. At one time there was a log cabin, then they built our cream city brick farmhouse in 1893. The farm in the 1980s and before was a dairy farm. When we bought it half of where you see the garden was either grass or part of the conventional farm adjacent to our property. Our farm logo is taken from the builder of the barn-many pioneer barn builders often signed their barn work with a symbol. We liked the symbol and kept it to use as our own yet honor the builder of our barn. We have great appreciation for those that built with such beautiful large trees and all by hand. The Produce Wash Building is a timber frame built by Dan our farm owner and farm doer. The timber frame was made from reclaimed timbers and reclaimed barn siding, the shingles were made from scratch by Dan also. Learn more about this land: Willoway Farm is a small scale organic vegetable &and flower farm established in 2007, located 35 minutes north of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It's situated upon a glacial hill over looking a Milwaukee river flowage to the south and the kettle moraine state forest to the northwest. Our 8 acre land with cut flower & heirloom vegetable garden is surrounded by over 200 acres of uninhabited land, ( Farmland & state wild land). We are just 5 minutes from hiking trails into the state forest, which is beautiful all times of the year! A 55 acre secluded lake with public access is only 1.5 miles from Willoway - we hear the fishing is good. New now is across the street is a 283 acre land trust- Biehl Nature Preserve on Lake Twelve. The roads near the farm traverse through mixed forest and farm land with only slight traffic offering exceptional bicycling! The camp space is primitive and private yet offers gentle vistas upon the surrounding landscape with often both amazing sunrises and sunsets - situated upon the high point of the farm nestled in a young apple orchard. We have a spacious outhouse on site. We feel so fortunate live and farm where we do & love offering the natural beauty it offers to others. Our garden is lush with flowers, herbs and vegetables great for observing our plethora of pollinators. There are so many places to visit within 10 miles of our Campsite. A favorite is Riveredge Nature Center only 9.6 miles offering 3 miles of trails including 1 mile along Milwaukee River. Riveredge Nature Center has vast landscapes with so many lovely native wild flowers.
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Fredonia, Wisconsin, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Willoway F.Joined in December 2015
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Banks ..recommends
September 15, 2022
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Stay here!
Beautiful land and kind and warm host
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Nidia B.recommends
August 15, 2022
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
The farm is really beautiful and was a lovely experience for my kids' first time camping! The campsite is quiet, with some nice trees for shade/cover from wind and rain. There was a curious sheep who watched us walk to the outhouse, which really thrilled the kids (and the adults, too). Our hosts were communicative and understanding of a change of plans we had to make. I would definitely camp here again!
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Maria A.
August 14, 2022
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Lovely camping spot on a Wisconsin farm! Plenty of space to set up tents among the trees. Picnic table with a bench and fire pit were great for preparing/eating meals (we brought our own grate to put over the fire and a small camping stove). Wheelbarrow of wood was available for $20, also wood available for sale in the area, including at Harrington Beach State Park. The outhouse was in good shape and just down the hill from the site. Water pump was also down the hill and easy to use. The water was yellowish -- probably okay and has to do with iron/manganese but we weren't 100% sure we could drink it, though we did in the end. May be good to bring some big water containers with you. The spot was pretty quiet and relaxing at night except for occasional road traffic, some gunshots from the local gun/fishing club, and some people arguing at a nearby farm. We wish we had more of a chance to interact with hosts and also to get a tour of the farm, like it shows in the photos, but we followed instructions and didn't explore too much. Overall had a nice stay and would recommend to others. Thanks for hosting us!
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Eric G.
August 8, 2022
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Nice camping spot and well maintained with good views but the mosquitos were unstoppable - they swarmed all aver us - we had to leave due to mosquitos and impending storms - owner would not refund us and stopped replying to our messages sadly.
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Kiki R.recommends
June 20, 2022
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Sweet Camp Spot
We SO adore the sweet camp space at the top of the hill! Our boys love exploring and we adults love the views and clear skies! So peaceful!
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Mario M.recommends
September 19, 2021
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Great single campsite setup
What a great spot! I wish I would have had more time to spend here. Being in this camp perched on a hilltop is awesome. Great vistas and a wonderfully secluded setting. Excellent host family, host dogs, host wildlife. It’s all just great. If you want to camp in a spot where you will be the only camp on rolling north Kettle acreage, you can’t do better than Willoway. It is rustic and wonderful. I’ll even give props to the architectural antique curated Thunderbox. Zen pooping at its finest. I’ll do my best to get back for a multi-night stay.
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Jeremy S.recommends
August 29, 2021
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Beautiful weekend for 6
We loved our weekend stay in that grove on top of the hill. 3 couples for the weekend, we enjoyed a beautiful view and our hosts' hospitality. We drove to a state park along Lake Michigan for a beach day and then dinner around the campfire. When the summer morning breeze comes through the farm and the sun is just right, it can't be beat. Don't forget your bug spray though (worth the bites)
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Hannah W.recommends
July 21, 2021
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Beautiful campsite with lovely hilltop views.
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Courtney T.recommends
July 19, 2021
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
My family has been going to Willoway each summer for several years. It is a beautiful place—the campsite is perched on a hilltop overlooking a valley, there are shade trees to tent under, lots of songbirds and often sandhill cranes. Secluded, and perfect for a trip to the countryside.
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Bill S.recommends
June 14, 2021
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Nice view from hill top site. Enough shade and nice breeze.
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Nadia Z.recommends
November 5, 2020
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
I really enjoyed my stay at Willoway Farm. The campsite had wonderful views and lots of space at the top of the hill. The host was accomodating and communicated very well too. She gave great recommendations for activities around the area. Firewood and kindling were also provided. Overall, a great experience surrounded by serene farmland!
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Tyler S.recommends
October 12, 2020
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Lovely properly. Lovely privacy. Wonderful weather. We couldn't have asked for a better weekend with the family. Great farm to camp at! Would recommend!
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Dave R.recommends
September 19, 2020
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Beautiful experience
The site, atop a beautiful hill, is wonderful. The hosts are spectacular.
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Maria K.recommends
September 14, 2020
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Great site!
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Paul V.recommends
August 2, 2020
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Fabulous Retreat
We loved our night here! Great site on the hill overlooking the surrounding area. Quiet, comfortable, and our boys loved exploring and chasing fireflies. Hosts were lovely, accommodating, and very friendly. We opted for a Covid-related more private stay and this was ideal. Highly recommend Willoway!
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Rebekah W.recommends
August 1, 2020
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Laidback Getaway
Beautiful location, easy access, friendly hosts and delicious breakfast!
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Christopher M.recommends
July 28, 2020
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
The view is for real, the farm is a great environment, the surrounding landscape is beautiful. Great find.
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Claire N.recommends
July 26, 2020
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Absolutely wonderful
This place was great!! The host showed us around and then we had a nice, secluded stay. They were very welcoming, while at the same time respectful of social distancing. Loved that it was close to parts of the Ice Age Trail!!!
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Courtney T.recommends
July 12, 2020
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
We love their farm!
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Noelle S.recommends
June 29, 2020
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Excellent getaway with kids!
Great site. Really beautiful, hosts were friendly. Well maintained, kids had a blast and overall it’s quiet. As others mentioned there is a road nearby so you can hear traffic from time to time, and a gun club is nearby also but only heard a shot a handful of times and all during the day. Random lake is nearby (bring a shade tent if you have one it’s not got much shade) and the nature reserve was really nice.
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Courtney T.recommends
May 28, 2019
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Fantastic spot
We stayed at the site on Willoway for Memorial Day weekend, and loved it. The farm and surrounding lands are beautiful, and the campsite is situated high on a hill so you can see in all directions (but it's not too exposed, since there is a grove of trees). We hung two hammocks in the shade, enjoyed the fresh produce from the farm, and let the kids roam around. The hosts are super friendly, but we had as much privacy as we needed or wanted. Plus, the farm is a short drive from kettle moraine state park, and probably half a dozen other lakes and parks nearby. Everyone in our party agreed we would like to return someday.
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Laura J.recommends
March 25, 2019
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Will be back!
Stunning spot! Up on a hill with gorgeous views of WI farmland. We were tucked up in the corner with a fire pit, picnic tables and perfect spot for our tent. Very kind host--overall a great experience. Looking forward to returning when things are green:)
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Elle K.recommends
July 30, 2018
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Watching the sunset from from the hill of the campsite was amazing. Our daughter loved being outdoors surrounded by beautiful flowers, hearing crickets at night and cozying up to the campfire. It’s a great place to get away from the city for a night and enjoy the beautiful Wisconsin farm life.
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Blanche M.recommends
July 9, 2018
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
I always love a chance to escape away to Orchard Camp! It was my 3rd year to visit for the 4th. It is a beautiful, private site with nearby access to great lakes, hiking, and sunsets. Even caught site of a double rainbow after a storm this last go. Can't wait to return.
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Brian H.recommends
September 5, 2017
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
This has to be the most unique campsite we have visited. Perfect for kids as they get to interact with many of the animals on the farm. Our hosts were very accommodating and their 6 year old son made our boys (9&11) feel right at home. There is also a great beach 20 minutes away at Mauthe lake which is part of Kettle Morraine North State Forest, this made for a nice day trip. The farm is only a little over 2 hours straight North of Chicago so it's perfect for a last minute retreat. Do not hesitate to book your trip here, you will not be disappointed.
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Zack C.recommends
July 9, 2017
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Great campsite and super friendly!
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Kassidy P.recommends
April 18, 2017
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
I loved my stay at the Orchard Camp! The hosts are very sweet and the kiddos were happy to show me around the rest of the farm. The camp is perched at the top of the hill, which has great views for sunrise and sunset, and there's a fair degree of separation from anything else nearby, so the campsite also has decent privacy. There's a disk golf course all around the farm to keep you busy during the day and for $10 the hosts will provide enough wood and kindling to keep a fire going into the night. I'd recommend bringing a gallon container or water bladder to fill, as the water source is at the bottom of the hill and you'll need to bring it up yourself. Overall, it is a lovely little spot and I'll definitely be back!
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Emily M.recommends
July 19, 2016
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
What a lovely escape from the suburbs of Chicago! We felt so happy here for a night- we'll be back for sure! Great hosts, great campsite.
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Madeleine B.recommends
July 14, 2016
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Our group of 4 enjoyed a wonderful overnight stay at the Willoway Farm campsite. Our hosts were very hospitable and accommodating: they greeted us, introduced us to the resident farm animals, and brought firewood up to our campsite when we stepped away for a hike in the area. We also took advantage of their meal offer, and enjoyed a home-cooked, reasonably-priced dinner and breakfast on their lovely patio. The campsite itself is located on a hill overlooking the beautiful property - a gorgeous place to make s'mores over a campfire while watching the sunset. We can't wait to come back!
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Maggie A.recommends
July 3, 2016
Orchard Hilltop Camp @Willoway Farm
Amazing stay at this beautiful spot. We camped for one night with our 5, 3 and 1 year old. The kids loved seeing the farm animals as well as cranes and deer out in the fields. Tent pad is nice and flat and shady. The spot overlooks the farm and still feels private. Road is close and can be intermittently heard but not seen. Hosts were so helpful and have really put some thought into providing an exceptional camping spot. We would highly recommend to families with kids and will be back again ourselves soon.
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