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,
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 ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
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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Farm activity.

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Scenic, historical area, covered bridge.


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


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


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


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!


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


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


Gilbertville abuts the Quabbin Reservoir.


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.


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


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 Ian
Ian M.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2018

Came for a night and fell in love! Good flat land for a tent, as well as convenient parking. There were all types of farm animals, and we woke up to find baby pigs playing in an area close to where we slept! Roaming chickens keep ticks at bay, which was a huge plus! Trisha talked to us about her animals, new baby chicks and all! Would love to have stayed another night. Wear boots if you want to hike around, and get lost on the property.

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Hipcamper Carter
Carter C.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2018

This space is so well thought out and was a complete pleasure to stay at. You really are tucked away back in their back field, but it is all very well maintained, with little spots cleared out for fire pits, shaded picnics, flat areas for tents, etc. The views are just spectacular as well. Would definitely go back!

tent forest peopleThe land is so lovely, with big expanses all over the placeThis is the barn across the road from where you will pull your car in to meet Trisha, your hostFree range goats dotted the farm
Hipcamper Carter
Carter C.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2018

Trisha's farm is so pleasant. You have great views over her fields to the mountains. She has free range chickens and goats that were pretty funny to have around. The trails are all extremely well kept. Nice private section for tent, with fire pit and shaded picnic table. Would definitely go back here. A great stay!

tent forest peopleThe land is so lovely, with big expanses all over the placeThis is the barn across the road from where you will pull your car in to meet Trisha, your hostFree range goats dotted the farm
Hipcamper Joel
Joel T.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2018

The hosts were so friendly as they greeted us and helped us get situated then let us enjoy our time of solitude. We felt surrounded by nature and by some of the animals on the farm which was such a cool way to disconnect from city bustle. If you want to feel close to nature and ducks and goats and the fenced of pigs then come! They gave us plenty of wood for a fire at night and were delightful as we said our goodbyes.

Hipcamper James
James G.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2020

My college buddies and I had a great time at the farm. Trisha and her husband were delightful hosts and immediately responsive to any questions we had. The goats, ducks, bunnies and pigs we're all very entertaining. The new outhouse was also a plus. It was a real, private respite from the suburban/ urban life and the view of the stars at night was also wonderful. Give it a shot!

Shaded, lower areaPlenty of room to park and for tents‘Find Your Muse’ CampingHog neighbors...behind electric fence.
Hipcamper Nasser
Nasser J.
recommends this listing.
April 6th, 2018

I have camped many places before and this time I couldn’t make it to this campground but their customer service was excellent that I cannot wait till I come there and camp

Hipcamper Kit
Kit M.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2018

Super beautiful and private. Everyone was very friendly!

Hipcamper Tim
Tim B.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2018

We just returned from a delightful getaway to Rosy Goat Farm. Bill and Trisha are excellent hosts and take the time to explain all the projects going on at their farm. They have a diverse assortment of animals all living happily there including goats, pigs, chickens and ducks and are pursuing heritage breeds, which are resilient and healthy. The spot is very private, in a corner of the property deep into meadows which features a diversity of wildlife thanks to their use of organic, low synthetic chemical techniques. For example, their pigs are good at clearing the underbrush while chickens do the fine tuning afterwards. We fell asleep with the soothing buzz of hummingbirds, and light trails of fireflies. Then a gentle rain came in about half way through the night and with an old growth grove of walnut trees above us kept the air nice and cool. The next day we found breakfast at a local bakery, Rose32Bread, which has one of the top pastry chefs in the country! The farm is an easy drive for anyone south of Boston as it avoids having to go through the city. We’ll be back.

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Hipcamper Tara
Tara D.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2018

Trisha met us for a quick tour when we arrived, showed us several options for campsites, told us to let her know if we needed anything, and was super nice overall! Her location is really great, very secluded yet not far from civilization. We chose a campsite near where they kept their pigs; they also have goats, ducks, dogs and chickens, all of whom were adorable, friendly and curious about random humans in their backyard 😊 We spotted chipmunks, young rabbits, lots of birds and quite a few hawks (maybe even a golden eagle?) as well. We left for supplies/to explore a couple times, Wal-Mart was pretty close, and there are a ton of parks and hiking trails in the area to explore. Other than some rain and an unfortunate tent leak the second night, this was just the type of trip we had been hoping for! Thank you Trisha, we love Rosy Goat Farm and can't wait for a chance to come back!!

Some interesting mushrooms we found on a hike at nearby Rock House ReservationSettling in for the night :)Pigs of all sizes and colors, very friendly, they love the nuts of the nearby walnut tree!Friendly goats! (I think this one is Helga?)


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