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Salamander Hollow is a private, evolving honeybee and human being sanctuary on 18 acres of land abutting Massachusetts State Forest.  

Rented out solely to one private group at a time, you will enjoy the entire property with its three dwelling options - the Slovenian Beehive Cabin, the Sleeping Library and 22 foot cerem



Salamander Hollow is a private, evolving honeybee and human being sanctuary on 18 acres of land abutting Massachusetts State Forest.  

Rented out solely to one private group at a time, you will enjoy the entire property with its three dwelling options - the Slovenian Beehive Cabin, the Sleeping Library and 22 foot ceremonial Sioux Tip with firepit -  just the two of you, or up to twelve of you. More if anyone wishes to tent. Great option for families and retreats. 

Seasonally available from April through October is the truly novel Slovenian Beehive Cabin experience - wildly popular in the eco-tourism culture of Slovenia - where you and three of your guests co-habitat safely with honeybees. Enjoy the meditative hum of their secured hives redolent with its subtle fragrance of beeswax and honey. This sunlit one cabin comfortably sleeps four, two on a queen futon and two in an upper loft. For those balancing work and play, the bright space boasts a strong WiFi signal and small desk with picture window where you can gaze at the mesmerizing honeybees while on a Zoom call enhanced by beautiful natural lighting. 

Also on site inclusive of the rental, the year round one room Sleeping Library with wood stove, cozy sleeping loft for one or two spooners and two benches below on either side of room - for two sleeping bags on inflatable camping pads provided.

 Lastly, the sacred 22 foot ceremonial Sioux tipi with two cots, two Adirondack chairs and fire-pit. Removing the chairs during the night, makes ample space for two sleeping bags on the wood platform.This remote Warwick, Massachusetts property abuts many miles of New England Trails, including to Mount Grace and a 45 minute drive to Mount Monadnock. One can pack a lunch and take a round trip day hike, snowshoe or cross country ski right off the property to and around Richmond Reservoir. Its also a short drive to swimming & trout fishing at Sheomet Pond - also, known as Clubhouse Pond.

A ten minute drive takes you to the parking area to hike up Tully Mountain. There is a grill, wood fired pizza oven, two fire pits and a hygienic Incinolet electric toilet on the property for night convenience, with small camp sinks for washing & teeth brushing.

Take a short hike off the property to organic Chase Hill Farm for milk, eggs, seasonal veggies, grass fed meat and other goodies. Say hello to their cows, chickens, pigs, goats, pups and kids. Nestled across the road from Salamander Hollow is Timber Haven Farm, where you can schedule your pickup of bacon and eggs, while loading up on delicious Owl Energy Bars for your adventurous excursions.For those interested in the glamping side of camping, you will enjoy a remote rustic experience with a few creature comforts to keep you well read, clean and fed.Please bring your own bedding - pillows, sleeping bags, comforter, teddy bears.There is a wall mounted blue tooth car radio/CD player in Sleeping Library, so bring your pre-digital favorites. Classical CDs to listen to. Lots of eclectic books to peruse.Walkie talkies, a set of 4, are available upon request. Chess & poker sets, too.Electric 2-burner stovetop and griddle upon request.A courtesy amount of firewood is provided in The Sleeping Library.

Bring fire-starters/newspaper for tinder. We suggest if you are staying more than a night or two in winter, you bring supplemental wood or we can direct you to a nearby standNext season, our own cut and split wood will be seasoned and available on site.We ask that you carry out trash and recyclables.There is another location underway allowing you access to hot shower and toilet we hope by the mid to end of June.An established Western facing four point sacred Medicine Wheel site being established on Askari Ridge - our name for the slope starting with the two fire pits - 'Askari' being Swahili for night guard. Here is where we envision a great touch-point area for those leading groups to be for a base-camp by day or night, where eventually a multi-use tenting platform/performance stage will be constructed for outdoor entertainment, creating an authentic 'stadium style' seating on the hill.

You will see on your way up to Salamander Hollow main clearing - the Kula Bata Cabin on the left of the dirt road-  now available to rent with its small guest room for two, infrared sauna, hot shower, kitchenette, dishwasher and laundry.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Mary a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Snow sports

Miles of trails off the property in the State Forest leading into the NET [New England Trails]


Sheomet Pond is less than five minutes away by car.

Horseback riding
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Beehive Cabin, Sleep Library & Tipi in Massachusetts.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Jenna
Jenna H.
recommends this listing.
October 22nd, 2021

What an amazing and magical location! We were sad to not get to stay too long here because it was so cool! From the amazing buildings to the trail in the woods, every inch of this place was wonderful. Mary was a wonderful host and gave us awesome recommendations. We will absolutely be back!

Hipcamper Antonio
Antonio G.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2021

I would highly recommend this place! Mary was so accommodating for our large group and was easy to contact and reach for any questions we had. Would definitely come back for future trips.

Hipcamper Michael

More magical than disney

Michael F.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2021

What a magical place to get away to and truly enjoy some solid peace and quiet with zero distractions! The hosts go above and beyond to satisfy the guest with true “glamping” creature comforts by all means. Highly recommended, but don’t let the secret out since we plan to book for winter and summer excursions moving forward!

Hipcamper Marina

Serene and spacious glamping

Marina F.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2021

Mary and Salamander Hollow graciously hosted our group of 12 cyclists for a weekend. The location is great, with many near-by swimming spots, hikes, and cyclist-friendly roads. The "tiny house" and tipi were all well thought out and spacious. Mary was easy to communicate with and was keen to ensure the weekend would be perfect! Definitely try using the pizza oven...though daunting at first it make the best pizza i've ever had! Lot of wildlife around at night, so if you're a fitful sleeping bring ear plugs.

A group of bikers ready to roll out from campView of the beehive from across the koi pondMaking pizza!Beehive Cabin, Sleep Library & Tipi
Hipcamper Caitlin S.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021