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
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!
- 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%
You know what would make this trip even better?
Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Happy Campers Private Retreat
Bags of Ice (10lbs)
We provide ice at your request for your convenience.
They have peddles and wheels that go round and round.
Fresh eggs from happy chickens
How tos - GALORE!
We teach it all from farm to table and everything in between. Classes are 45 ...Read more
Start your trip off right with bundle of mixed hardwood waiting for you at yo...Read more
Includes paddles and life jackets. For use on the lake.
Fishing poles and tackle
Take advantage of the great fishing opportunities this area has to offer.
Outdoor activitiy items
Including but not limited to basket balls, volleyballs, footballs, baseballs,...Read more
We have multiple tents available. From an intimate 2 person to a large family...Read more
Includes eggs, grits, fried potatoes, or a hearty oatmeal with orange juice o...Read more
Fresh Brew IceT & Homemade Lemonade
Freshly squeezed lemonade in a large mason jar filled with ice.
Complementary Coffee bar
We offer free coffee and tea each morning. (regular and decaffeinated, black ...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Multiple spots to fish at. White Swan Lake (walking distance) Canal Wildlife Management Area is about a mile up the road. Bo...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Happy Campers Private Retreat in Delaware.
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
White Swan Lake which stretches between Maryland and Delaware is just a short walk away.
River, stream, or creek
Back Creek runs through the property.
Places to see near Marie D.’s Land
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Spacious, private retreat
Marie and her family are incredibly kind, welcoming, and accommodating. The campsite was private and spacious- we have a huge tent and had plenty of space. My kids loved the chickens, turkeys, and goats, and my husband and I especially appreciated the coffee bar each morning! Marie was also extremely responsive and flexible as we had to rearrange our plans a few times. I would recommend this campsite without hesitation.
The host was really friendly and down to earth. They gave us a tour of the farm and had a campfire going when we arrived. They chatted with us by the fire and made an amazing breakfast with farm fresh eggs, bacon, scrapple and fresh coffee! Amazing breakfast! The host was extremely knowledgeable about holistic health and self-sustaining farming. Highly recommend!
A one of a kind campsite
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.
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.
Eclectic lil bit o heaven
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 ! ❤️👍
Slice of homestead life
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.
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.
Really did enjoy the experience.
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.