Hipcamp host Marie D.,
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Happy Homesteaders are hosting a Happy Campers Backyard Retreat. We are a family of 5 dedicated to Self Sustainability and Self Reliance. We live it. We love it. And we love to share it with others. Come be our guest in your own privately fenced in camping site. Wake up to roosters crowing and gobblers gobbling on our quaint little farm tucked into the valley of South Side C

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Happy Homesteaders are hosting a Happy Campers Backyard Retreat. We are a family of 5 dedicated to Self Sustainability and Self Reliance. We live it. We love it. And we love to share it with others. Come be our guest in your own privately fenced in camping site. Wake up to roosters crowing and gobblers gobbling on our quaint little farm tucked into the valley of South Side Chesapeake City. Back-up into your private drive and hook into the electric or come tent in our private campsite. The goats will greet you by the fireside. Lock the gates and let your hair down, swinging in one of the 2 hammocks behind the privacy fence. There's fishing down the road as well as a nice spot to kayak. A biking trail that goes all the way to Delaware City. (Ben Cardin C&D Canal Trail) We've got one of the most amazing paintball venues right across the street and the Bohemian inlet just 2 miles down the road. We are smack dab in the middle of all kinds of fun! Located between Baltimore and Philadelphia, our Happy Homestead is just 26 minutes (18.7 miles) from exit 1 off I-95, and just 16 minutes (9.6 miles) from Route 1, which is only 37 miles from Delaware Beaches. Have yourself a nice quiet night but know you are only a stones throw away from all the parties!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Sewage hookup available
TV hookup available
Generators allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Marie a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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We provide ice at your request for your convenience.

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They have peddles and wheels that go round and round.

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Dozen eggs

Fresh eggs from happy chickens

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How tos - GALORE!

We teach it all from farm to table and everything in between. Classes are 45 ...Read more

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Includes paddles and life jackets. For use on the lake.

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Fresh Brew IceT & Homemade Lemonade

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Multiple spots to fish at. White Swan Lake (walking distance) Canal Wildlife Management Area is about a mile up the road. Bo...Read more

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Boating
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Happy Campers Private Retreat in Delaware.

Beach

Bowers Beach 53 min 46.8 miles Slaughter Beach 1 hr 2 min 61.2 miles Rehoboth Beach 1 hr 25min 77.2 miles Bethany Beach 1 hr 3...Read more

Lake

White Swan Lake which stretches between Maryland and Delaware is just a short walk away.

River

Back Creek runs through the property.

Forest
Swimming hole
Farm
Driveway

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Hipcamper Claire

Really did enjoy the experience.

Claire P.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2021

Happy campers was an excellent experience all the way around. It was convenient, and easy to get to. It was a relaxing environment on the homestead, and the care and attention given was outstanding. We enjoyed the serenity during the day, and spent our evening in quaint Chesapeake City. I'd absolutely recommend it to any campers, or RVer's that are looking for a gem.

Hipcamper Marie
Response from Marie, the Host, on May 26th, 2021

Thank you so much Claire. You were such a wonderful guest and I appreciated our time by the fire. Thank you for sharing your secret recipes and teaching us how to properly cook a s'more. My children appreciated it too. lol. I am looking forward to seeing you again in the fall.

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Hipcamper Raptor
Raptor D.
recommends this listing.
May 24th, 2021

they are truly the most fabulous hosts. i came in later in the evening and they set up a tent and lit a fire for when i arrived. incredible! the camping space is a little small and close to the house. that didn’t bother me one bit due to how hospitable they were.

they have beautiful goats and turkeys and a sweet dog named Oscar who sat on my lap while i watched the fire. camping bathroom is something they’re working on still i believe.

the option to kayak is great too, recommend taking advantage of it! it is a sweet pond.

they are very into sustainability, and i’d recommend asking about it.

I had a great experience staying there and meeting the animals and the charismatic hosts.

Hipcamper Marie
Response from Marie, the Host, on May 26th, 2021

Thank you Raptor. We very much enjoyed having you as our guest. The outdoor shower is our latest project and will be ready in the near future. I'm grateful to you for allowing us to host you and for allowing Oscar to befriend you for the night. I do hope to see you again.

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Hipcamper James

Slice of homestead life

James G.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2021

This was a delightful slice of farm property with some very wholesome and down to earth hosts. They were very communicative and offering of their little slice of happiness. We exchanged some books and had several interesting conversations. The farmlife is part of the property and the baby chicks and turkeys are pretty neat. They are new to hosting a RV and were rather receptive to any feedback I gave them, including modifying the entrance fence to make getting on the property easier and increasing water pressure to the hose. It's pretty nice to be able to sit by a fire, jump on a trampoline, or pet the goats at will. I'd recommend their spot.

Hipcamper Marie
Response from Marie, the Host, on June 18th, 2021

We really enjoyed our visit with you, James. Your easy going lifestyle is admirable. Our conversations were not only enjoyable but added to our library of good info as has the book you gave us. Hoping you make it back our way one of these days.

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Hipcamper Sue

Eclectic lil bit o heaven

Sue G.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2021

The nicest hosts EVER!! A really eclectic stay! Sweet chickens, lovable goats and a sassy Tom turkey who ‘tries’ to act like the boss but fails. Great electric and water hook up. Nice fire ring with benches and Tiki torches. Our hosts bent over backwards to improve our stay! Even provided ice. If you love herbs, wild foraging and natural remedies you will love chatting! We will definitely come back given the chance ! ❤️👍

Hipcamper Marie
Response from Marie, the Host, on June 18th, 2021

I very much enjoyed meeting Sue and Don. They were very cool guests that enjoyed a lot of the same life's treasure's as we do. Our conversations were exciting and brought plenty of wonderful information in exchange. Sue makes this amazing Dandelion cream that has been dubbed the house favorite! I appreciated the good energy and great company from these two and recommend them as guests. Hope to see you both around our way again.

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Hipcamper Linda Marie
Linda Marie H.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2021

A safe haven in a country enviroment. Waking up to the roosters crow and learning the turkey's personality and interacting with it was a priceless experience. The host couple made me feel right at home in my little [email protected] trailer.

Hipcamper Marie
Response from Marie, the Host, on June 18th, 2021

Thank you, Linda, for giving us an opportunity to host you. Linda was very easy going and very easy to please. We had great conversations and learned a lot from her wealth of information. We would def recommend Linda as a guest and we hope to have her again in the future.

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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica T.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2021

Super friendly, efficient and very knowledgeable of homestead living. Beautiful area, quiet location. Would be happy to camp again!

Hipcamper Stephen

A one of a kind campsite

Stephen D.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2021

Most Hipcamp sites are a place to pitch a tent or park an RV, this site is more than that, it's a unique experience. You camp on the host's small plot of land they call their "homestead". You share the space with a small flock of chickens and one very large tom turkey. Having them wandering about was rather pleasant and not at all a bother. The hosts are super helpful and friendly with lots of good advice on what to do in the area. Nearby Chesapeake City is a lovely little town and the C&D Canal Trail is just a short drive away. There is an electric and water hookup on the property.

Our campsiteC&D Canal TrailMy palChesapeake City harbor and bridge
Property
Marie D.’s Land
State
Maryland
Country
United States
$47/night
1 Site