Hipcamp host Trisha T.,
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Restore energy to a stressed soul. Get out of the city. Just get away. “We need the tonic of the wilderness” Henry D. Thoreau. Pitch a tent, or park a small camper and enjoy peaceful privacy, relaxing in the remote countryside by a campfire, sipping a cold beer, or a camp coffee, while you watch the stars or a sunrise, or maybe sketch the view, photograph it, write a po
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Restore energy to a stressed soul. Get out of the city. Just get away. “We need the tonic of the wilderness” Henry D. Thoreau. Pitch a tent, or park a small camper and enjoy peaceful privacy, relaxing in the remote countryside by a campfire, sipping a cold beer, or a camp coffee, while you watch the stars or a sunrise, or maybe sketch the view, photograph it, write a poem about it, or hike around in it! Let your soul relax and feel refreshed when you head back to civilization! Welcome to our farm! Tents, small campers, car tents or truck camping is best. The old stone walls gives limited clearance to get into the camp area from the narrow street for anything larger than the small campers/ pop-ups. Be prepared for mosquitoes and ticks and poison ivy depending on what season youre camping in. We spray Mosquito Barrier around our farm, it is a concentrated garlic solution that they just don't like. I havent seen poison ivy lately though. I think the goats have eaten it to death...! Ticks- the poutry keeps them in check. Even still, come prepared! You might hear a train whistle if one is passing through Hardwick, i like that its such an iconic sound, and it toots at all the road crossings in the area. The site is secluded. It is very dark at night. (Unless there’s a full moon!) A powerful flashlight would be great, maybe a couple of extra lanterns. I highly recommend arriving before sunset as there is no lighting in the camp. You will hear wildlife -at night, like owls, and coyotes, (which are afraid of us out here.) We also have porcupines, and we have even seen an eagle! (They live over at the Quabbin) There is a mocking bird that can be heard singing at night in June (when he is announcing the hatching of his brood) and he mimics a Robin, a Cardinal, a Blackbird and a Hawk. Heads up: Sometimes he starts at midnight and sings till 3am. Its totally awesome! Farm animals really do free range, you will hear and see goats (and they wear a bell), pigs and chickens, ducks, and friendly ornamental breed geese. Be sure not to feed them, it's better that they don't associate campers with food, or, you may have goats and chickens hounding you for food! Goats can develop Bloat from eating food they arent used to. ( they could die from that) And now we have added a fence- the goats still free range, but not in the camp area. We have large firewood bundles available at the farm. We would prefer you buy our firewood as not only does it keep our elm trees safe from Dutch Elm disease, it also helps support our farm! If you would like, there are fresh eggs available to buy at the farm. We are a small farm, and what we have available is what is in season, (and even then for a short time) for example rhubarb, asparagus, blackberries, raspberries, tomatoes...and theres even fresh flowers! Here are the local offerings: The diner in Gilbertville called The Whistle Stop. (for breakfasts) Mimi’s has the best sandwiches and coffee, they’re right there on the Hardwick common where you could just picnic out on the grass! Rose 32 Bakery has delicious fresh made breads and pastries, and also serves sandwiches and coffee. Janine’s has fast food and ice cream, and they have live music on Fridays during the Summer. Also there is Ragged Hill Orchard (and they make hard cider). Hardwick Winery, Lost Towns Brewery, Stone cow brewery is in Barre. Stone Cow has a farm store, has a restaurant, and theres a play area for the kids. Gilbertville has one of the few remaining covered bridges in the state that is still in use! There is a walking trail (Fitness trail) along the Ware River here in the village. Medicine River Pow-wow is held in August here in Gilbertville. Rock House Reservation is a 10 minute drive from here, created by glaciers, a camp and hunting ground used by indigenous tribes, its a blend of geologic and human history. You can go fishing or kayaking (if the water is high enough) on the Ware River, and the Quabbin Reservoir. Swift River in Belchertown is wonderful for kayaking, it’s only a 20 minute ride from here. You can cycle into scenic Hardwick Village by just riding up our street to the far end, you can visit Mimi’s for a sandwich and a coffee. Also, during the Summer, there is a small farmers’ market on Sundays, 11am to 1pm. The East Quabbin Land Trust here in Hardwick has beautiful views and birdwatching, (especially Bobolinks) You can access the Mass Central Rail Trail -where you can cross a historic pony truss bridge. You can bike ride east to Newton from here and west to Northampton. Ware has free Summer concerts at Grenville park, check online for dates and times. We are 50 minutes away from Worcester, 45 minutes away from Springfield. So much to do here!! Or, do nothing! This is rural camping. Quite an experience! There is no lighting. We do have an outhouse and we are adding a shower and wash area in 2022. ( i will update this paragraph when its ready) Whether you just stay at the camp or check out the lovely area, you will have given yourself a needed break from the noisy, busy world. We are considering a work/camp trade if you are interested, let me know. There are times we need extra help at the farm and you would camp for free, firewood included, ask for more details at the farm.
Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Water hookup available
Ask about access type
Ask about max length
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Have a question? Send Trisha a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

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Biking

Scenic, historical area, covered bridge.

Boating

There is a boat dock in Hardwick for access to the Quabbin.

Fishing

You can fish in both the Ware river and the Quabbin.

Hiking

Lovely views, clean air, wildlife, nobody else but yourselves on our property. The Gilbertville Fitness Trail access is on Mai...Read more

Paddling

The Ware River runs through Gilbertville, where you can kayak. When the river is full it has class II-III rapids. Pleasant comb...Read more

Whitewater paddling

The Ware River runs through Gilbertville, where you can kayak. When river is full it has class II-III rapids. Pleasant combinat...Read more

Wildlife watching

We do have plenty of wildlife here, bring your Peterson’s field guides!

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at ‘Find Your Muse’ Camping in Massachusetts.

Forest

Woods, wild open field, overgrown with wild roses, serene, remote enough to not hear sirens or motor ways.

Lake

Gilbertville abuts the Quabbin Reservoir.

Field

Besides a couple of acres of open pasture, we have open pastures, with wild roses and shrubbery like elderberries etc. fun to e...Read more

River, stream, or creek

We have a seasonal stream, it dries out near the end of Summer.

Wetlands

We have wet swampy areas, with frogs/toads, you can hear them in the Spring.

Farm

This is a small working farm, we have four goats, two are milked daily. We have 20 Muscovy ducks, about 45 chickens, and some p...Read more

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Hipcamper Lisa

Wonderful find!

Lisa H.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2022

We loved camping at Find Your Muse. Everything was as advertised and the charm of the place really is a wonderful thing to find in a campsite. The outhouse was nice - no smell at all and very clean. We would recommend to anyone to stay here.

Hipcamper DAVID
David B.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2022

Absolutely beautiful place! Our kids loved hanging out with the farm animals. Trish and Bill are lovely hosts, and they've made the nicest outhouse in the world!

Hipcamper Jacqueline

Camping at a farm!

Jacqueline B.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2022

I loved Camping here. Nice relaxing weekend with our son who’s 1.5 years old. Our hosts were super nice and informative. A real farm stay. We did the farm activity and really enjoyed going around to feed the animals. The outhouse was super clean which was a nice surprise, considering it’s an outhouse. The spot to tent was private but close to the parking spot, the outhouse and animals. Not a bad drive from the city. Can’t wait to visit again!

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Hipcamper Emma
Emma M.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2022

This was a great spot! Directions were easy to follow and the camp site was great for the two tents we had. We loved the duck brigade that visited, and seeing the goats/pigs/geese. Next time we will pick a few days without torrential rain!

Hipcamper Megan
Megan C.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2022

Lovely property with lovely hosts and sweet, friendly animals! The property is green and plush, with gorgeous flowers and plants surrounding. The animals roam free on the property, except for the goats (baby goats!) and pigs. But, you can say hi, give a pet, and marvel in their sweetness. I have a Jeep with a tent on top and it was perfect for the camping space provided. Green grass area with trees surrounding-- not 100% flat, but no where ever is for a rooftop tent. Clean, open, very private.

There is a picnic table that is very useful, awesome fire pit with swivel grate, and an incredibly well constructed composting toilet outhouse-- complete with a few humorous signs to view while sitting.

There is a very short trail on their property, and the road to the farm is great for walking in the evening-- charming cemetery down the road.

So many birds chirping and flying about and I wasn't bothered by too many bugs. Great hammock to relax in and read. The energy on the farm is so positive and calming.

Owners are GREAT people-- hard working, inventive, thoughtful, and with a fantastic sense of humor. I had some port with them by the fire under the stars.

Highly recommended, especially for a solo traveler. Would book again for sure!

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Hipcamper Sarah

Serene camping spot

Sarah S.
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August 21st, 2022

Trisha & her hubby were wonderfully welcoming and the campsite serene. The animals are all beautifully cared for and the farm tour was a delight. I will definitely be back 😊

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Hipcamper Kirsten

Terrific camping experience

Kirsten S.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2022

Had a fabulous weekend camping at Trisha's with our three kids. Trisha was a gracious, friendly host. We had plenty of room to spread out on the spacious campsite, but the site also affords lots of privacy. The water spigot worked great for meeting our water needs. Best of all was having all the animals around. We definitely will return.

Hipcamper Elisabeth

Sooo quiet

Elisabeth B.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2022

This was such a lovely experience! My daughter and I went for 3 nights, and it was such a nice, quiet and gentle stay.

Trisha and Bill were super friendly and helped out with all our questions. My daughter loved going to see and feed the animals, and we learned a lot about life on the farm. We ate so many chicken and ducks eggs! The outhouse was very clean. No shower (yet) but with so much privacy it was easy to take a bucket shower at the end of the day.

Most of all: so very quiet! Thanks for a lovely stay Trisha and Bill.

Hipcamper Andrew

Fun camping with goats!

Andrew K.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2022

This was possibly my single best camping experience ever! The site is in a beautiful grassy area, private, and has everything you could need. Trish does a great job setting it all up and keeping everything looking great. The kids (and adults) loved the farm tour and just walking around petting the animals anytime. She was also very helpful with hiking and swimming recommendations. It was an incredible stay, we’ll be there again!

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Awards

Best of 2022 Massachusetts
1st place
Best in 2021 Massachusetts
1st place
Best of 2019 Massachusetts
3rd place
Property
Rosy Goat Farm
State
Massachusetts
Country
United States
$50/night
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