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The secluded tent campsite looks out over a 3-acre pond, which features two active beaver houses, ducks and an occasional blue heron.   Wake to the glory of bird songs,  pick some organically-grown berries for breakfast (mid-July through late October) and explore the trails around the farm or follow one that connects to Ashfield town trails for a longer hike.  Prepare a deli

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The secluded tent campsite looks out over a 3-acre pond, which features two active beaver houses, ducks and an occasional blue heron.   Wake to the glory of bird songs,  pick some organically-grown berries for breakfast (mid-July through late October) and explore the trails around the farm or follow one that connects to Ashfield town trails for a longer hike.  Prepare a delicious meal in the gorgeous stone fire pit and enjoy an evening under the stars.  The campsite, which is a short walk from your parking spot - about 150 feet, has space for two tents and accommodates up to six people and features a picnic table, hammocks and a nearby open air latrine toilet. There are two parking spaces near the campsite; additional vehicles can be parked near the barn. Guests have access to a bathroom and shower in the barn.  In addition to organic berries, Bug Hill Farm is known for its fruit shrubs, cordials, and conserves, which are available in our farm store.  We don't have any livestock, other than a very friendly English Shepherd (who will turn one year old in early July 2022). She is a love and we are working on her training but......she is still a puppy. We manage our land following organic and regenerative practices to grow nutrient dense berries and to foster native habitat for wildlife and pollinators.  The diverse habitat (open fields, early succession woodlands, mature forest and pond) make this property a haven for birds and bird watchers.  This property is the ideal spot for those looking for a quiet, relaxing getaway in the great outdoors. Come and enjoy this magical land! Check out our website to learn more! bughillfarm.org. 

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper April

Love bug hill!

April M.
recommends this listing.
August 1st, 2022

This site is so beautiful and the hosts are amazing. This was our second stay here and we definitely be back! The town and surrounding area is super nice and welcoming. We went to the farmer’s market and a couple of the lakes nearby.

Hipcamper Charlotte and Sam
Response from Charlotte and Sam, the Host, on August 4th, 2022

April and her husband were, once again, wonderful guests at our campsite. They were very respectful of our farm and land. We welcome them back anytime!

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Hipcamper Hannah and Rob

Lovely spot!

Hannah And Rob J.
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July 31st, 2022

Lovely campsite by the pond! It felt intimate and special. Lots of frogs, a beaver, and birds around. Their check-in check-out was smooth and the bathroom/shower was super clean and nice. Great hosts and a great location!

Hipcamper Charlotte and Sam
Response from Charlotte and Sam, the Host, on August 4th, 2022

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Kimberly
Kimberly A.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2022

It was so beautiful and quiet! We had everything we needed to have a quiet weekend in the woods with our friends. Would highly recommend.

Hipcamper James

Hospitality with a capital h

James S.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2021

So to start off, our hosts Charlotte and Sam were very communicative before we even arrived. They actually contacted us a few days before our arrival to let us know the weather report said there would be a severe rainstorm on the evening of our camping, giving us the option to either cancel before we surpassed the period for a refund of the trip or a loft in the barn they were renovating into an AirBnB. My fiancee and I were so touched they actually reached out to let us know that, we decided to opt for the loft.

We arrived and Sam showed us where to park, then took us for a tour of the barn and loft. It's not finished yet, but the renovations were far enough along that we had a bed and space to sleep as well as a bathroom with a shower. It's mainly the kitchen that has yet to be completed. It was all very nice and well-constructed. Sam even had a table near the entrance with a note with our name on it as well as a store coupon for their shop, pamphlets, hiking trail guides, and local restaurant menus. There were even flowers that they grew in a vase we were allowed to take up to our room!

The loft was the quietest, furthest HipCamp from a busy roadway we've stayed at so far. There was no wifi, but that honestly didn't bother us. The place would function very well as an artist's or writer's retreat. Cell service is almost nonexistent up there except for a few patches of road, so whatever you need to do that involves Internet, get it done before you arrive. Download instructions to the place.

We had a couple minor hiccups. Due to the lack of Internet access, we did need some directions written down to the pizza joint in town. Honestly, though, it's close enough and simple enough to get to that the directions almost weren't needed. The pizza restaurant doesn't take credit, though, and the nearby gas station's ATM was unable to connect to the Internet, but the cashier gave us the owner's Venmo account and we were able to send funds directly to him when we got a signal.

Apart from that, the place is gorgeous. The greenhouses had so much organic food, and Sam's and Charlotte's little shop is well-prepared for whoever wants to purchase their conserves or shrubs. They even have cups for sampling items! It's a very honor-based system, so lacking cash, we took a picture of their mailing address to send a check to them. We hope they got it!

We wandered around the farm in the morning, walked on the trails that led us to a gorgeous pond, with a well-set-up campsite. This would have been where we were supposed to camp. The firepit was well-marked, the walking pathways were adequately marked, and practically every item you would need had a sign explaining what its function was or what to do. The toilet was an entire contraption that I would like to have used. There were even lawn chairs near the pond for morning viewing and blockades for privacy to let other campers know whether the site was occupied or not. It was so cool, I wish we had been able to camp there.

All in all, my fiancee and I had a great time, the hosts were very courteous people, and we absolutely wouldn't mind going back again or even to actually have an artist's/writer's retreat in the loft whenever it's finished.

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Hipcamper Emily

Exceptional!

Emily F.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2021

I will be back to this beautiful oasis next year! They have one of the most amazing campsites I have been too! Charlotte and Sam are also the friendliest of hosts! I would recommend to anyone if they need to get away from all the hustle and bustle this is the place to go!!!

Hipcamper Catherine

Beautiful site

Catherine K.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2021

Lovely campsite. Our second time there and even in the rain we had a blast. Fabulous hosts, nice bathrooms and delicious berries. My kids say this is the best campsite ever!!!

Hipcamper Rachelle

Fall is beautiful up here!

Rachelle R.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2021

Another amazing and peaceful weekend at Bug Hill. I absolutely love this place. Tonsssss of wildlife this weekend too so exciting! The hosts are absolutely wonderful too. It's beyond gorgeous up here in the fall. I will definitely be back in the spring/summer. By far my favorite local hipcamp location. Thank you for sharing your land/campsite with me. I'm gonna reserve a whole week hopefully next year!

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Hipcamper Roxanne

Zen and beyond

Roxanne B.
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September 20th, 2021

Charlotte and Sam are very welcoming hosts and provide just about everything you need except the tent including an incredible berry picking experience like no other, The land is absolutely gorgeous and completely pristine, with trails that lead beyond your expectations straight from camp!! I enjoyed the flowers and gift certificate . Thank you I would highly recommend this campsite.!! I am a photographer and thoroughly enjoyed the Beavers, Birds and wildfowl <3

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Hipcamper Catherine
Catherine K.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2021

Gorgeous site. So many great amenities-shower, berry picking, hammocks, great open air outhouse, a resident beaver, owls and more. Already booked a return visit.

Awards

Best of 2022 Massachusetts
Finalist
Best in 2021 Massachusetts
2nd place
Property
Bug Hill Farm
State
Massachusetts
Country
United States
$40/night
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