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 maybe sketch the view, photograph it, write a poem about it,
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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 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 and ducks. 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) This year we have added a fence- they still free range, but not in the camp area. We have large firewood bundles available at the farm, aged ash wood, it burns longer, and hotter. 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 and raw goat milk available to buy at the farm. We may have sausage patties and sometimes bacon (they both go fast!) 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... Check the following businesses to see what restrictions they may have: The diner in Gilbertville called The Whistle Stop. (for breakfasts) Rose 32 Bakery has delicious fresh made breads and pastries, and also serves sandwiches and coffee. 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! 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, Robinson's Farm for delicious cheese made right at the farm. Stone cow brewery is in Barre. 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 to Newton from here! 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. There are no modern shower facilities. No asphalt or concrete pathways. Phone service- its best with Verizon. Fortunately, there is wifi because of the solar panels. 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
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
No electrical hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
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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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

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

Driveway

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Hipcamper Stacey
Stacey J.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

We just returned from the most wonderful weekend camping at Rosy Goat Farm. The location is idyllic and peaceful, it was so special to have the space to ourselves to wander around watching the animals! We did the farm experience and it was so much fun for my kids to collect eggs, milk and brush Nutmeg the goat! Trisha and Bill are the perfect hosts, so friendly and accommodating, before we left they let my kids pick flowers from the garden to bring home. Definitely buy the eggs and milk, delicious! We can't wait to return next Summer.

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Hipcamper Rose
Rose C.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2021

Loved hanging with the animals, lots of room, and great little outhouse! Overall 5/5!

Hipcamper Jim
Jim B.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2021

Sweet location with curious ducks, goats and pigs for company. Trish was very helpful greeting us and getting us settled in. A badly sprained ankle kept us from exploring as much as we would have liked, but we would definitely return.

Hipcamper Xian

Lovely almost rainy wknd

Xian H.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

Stayed here with my two kids on a wet, verge-of-rainy weekend and it was great nonetheless. Maybe a bit on the buggy side, but we were greeted by goats at our parking spot a couple steps from the campsite and woke up to sounds of the farm's roosters early in the morning. Oh, and Muscovy ducks also came to hang out with us later in the morning as well. The farm friends more than made up for the weather. The campsite was nice with a clean, comfy outhouse. And Trisha and her husband were wonderful hosts. Great weekend getaway.

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Hipcamper Sarah

Idyllic farm camping experience

Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2021

Our family enjoyed our stay at Find Your Muse/Rosy Goat Farm so much! We used our small travel trailer. The landscape is simply idyllic - lots of rolling hills, a beautiful working farm, and lovey native plants. The outhouse was well maintained and a short walk away from the campsite. We bought the farm tour and it is was such fun for the kids, the eggs were also amazing! The stars at night were gorgeous, even with a bright waning gibbous moon. The weather was quite hot but there was a breeze. Bring your bug spray, the mosquitos were (unsurprisingly) active.

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Hipcamper Elijah
Elijah S.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2021

Very wonderful place! Trisha is a wonderful host. I highly recommend trying the goat milk!

Hipcamper Andy

Love it - been 3 times and will be

Andy T.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2021

Great site. Fine hosts. Highly recommend.

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Hipcamper Ser
Ser J.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2021

This was a sweet camping spot on a farm. The host was very nice and the location was beautiful and quiet.

Hipcamper Sarah

Wonderful

Sarah D.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2021

What a wonderful campsite, clean, great outhouse, wonderful goats, a family of ducks waddled in to say hi. Host was great. Peaceful and beautiful

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Awards

Best in 2021 Massachusetts
1st place
Best of 2019 Massachusetts
3rd place
Property
Rosy Goat Farm
State
Massachusetts
Country
United States
$49/night
1 Site

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