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Finalist: Best HipCamp Massachusetts 2021 

Featured recently on Lifetime series 'Married At First Sight' Season 14, Episode 23

**What a wonderful idea to project family or any other movies inside the Tipi!**

In winter, The Sleeping Library heats up to a toasty temp with its wood fired stove.

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+++Private bathroom/toilet/hot shower ! ++ 

WiFi

Finalist: Best HipCamp Massachusetts 2021 

Featured recently on Lifetime series 'Married At First Sight' Season 14, Episode 23

**What a wonderful idea to project family or any other movies inside the Tipi!**

In winter, The Sleeping Library heats up to a toasty temp with its wood fired stove.

Salamander Hollow is a private, evolving honeybee and human being sanctuary on 18 acres of land abutting Massachusetts State Forest, with currently a one room, wood stove warmed, cozy sleeping loft for one or two - with two benches below on either side of room - for two sleeping bags; plus, a separate 22 foot Sioux tipi with two cots. There are two chairs in the tipi, which if removed at night, make floor room for two or three other sleeping bags. 

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/snow shoe 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, with small camping sink for handwashing/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 and pups.

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 currently to listen to. Lots of eclectic books to peruse.

Walkie talkies, a set of 4, are available upon request.

Electric 2-burner stovetop and griddle upon request.

A small courtesy amount of firewood is provided in sleeping library and tipi, yet bring fire-starters/newspaper for tinder. Wood stove takes 10-12 inch cord. 

Wood for fire-pits and pizza oven, average cord size. We have both sizes on property for sale if needed. Honor system. Cash or Venmo.

We ask that you carry out trash and recyclables. 

If you'd like to rent the Slovenian beehive sleeping cabin, with additional sleeping for four [two in sleeping loft and two in queen size futon] it is available in Spring.

Also, available for booking is the new Kula Bata Tiny Cabin with Infrared Sauna, kitchenette, dishwasher, laundry & guest bedroom for two.

An established Western facing four point sacred Medicine Wheel, currently covered in snow, will reveal itself in Spring as we continue to cultivate it on Askari Ridge [our name for the slope starting with the two fire pits - Askari, swahili for the guard -  where we envision a great touch-point area for those leading groups to be for a basecamp 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. 

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
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: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Natural features you'll find at Forest Zz Library Tipi & Pizza Oven in Massachusetts.

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Hipcamper Dena

Lovely time

Dena L.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2022

We had a fantastic time at this peaceful retreat. Wonderful hosts!

Hipcamper Allison

Camping at it’s best

Allison P.
recommends this listing.
September 18th, 2022

The site is a special place. Cozy amenities, thoughtful details and a spectacular night sky. The surrounding community offers amazing artisan cheese (perfect with Mary’s honey!) and a serene landscape full of wildlife. Our family will definitely return.

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Hipcamper Vera
Vera H.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2022

The space was very healing. The small koi pond. The salamander and notes everywhere was so cool. I need to go back to discover the long path, only did the short one because of time and weather. The cabin was so clean, smelled of cedar and aromatherapy. Nice shower and sauna was a great relaxing self care moment. Mary is always available via text if needed. Felt safe and needed the quiet space for a few days. Could have stayed longer! Thank you for creating such a healing space 🙏

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Hipcamper Kerry

Great and unique get away with pups

Kerry Z.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2022

What a great and unique place! Dog friendly! The pups had a blast. Mary was super helpful with surrounding amenities and hike recommendations. This place was adorable and the tipi was amazing. Very happy to have stayed here! Next time I think I'll bring more people and rent the tiny cabin and salamander hollow library to have the whole place!

Pizza in the out door brick oven yummyLibrary Pups, my love and a fire in the tipi!Full moon
Hipcamper Becky

Glamping

Becky H.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2022

We loved the privacy and the fact that the dog could be off leash. We went hiking on the trails out back, made s’mores in the tipi, slept in the library with our baby and made an amazing pizza in the pizza oven! Awesome place. Definitely coming back for another family trip.

Hipcamper Gabe
Gabe L.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2022

Stop reading reviews and book this place!!! You won’t find a more peaceful and secluded location in New England. The hosts are beyond welcoming and helpful. THANKS MARY!

Hipcamper Lauren

A lovely retreat!

Lauren W.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2022

We had such a fun weekend getaway at Mary's forest sleeping library! Everything felt cozy and comfortable, with helpful amenities and information prior to our arrival. The bathroom facility (a few minutes walking from the site) is super clean and felt great to use after a day of hiking around the area. We made pizzas for dinner in the pizza oven, watched the sunset, built a fire, and relaxed! Would definitely recommend this for anyone looking to get away for a bit.

Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda B.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2022

We had a great time! Fun to explore with our kids.

Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon M.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

Mary’s place was amazing! We loved the mix of comfortable pieces with the gorgeous elements outside. The pizza oven was a huge hit and the sleeping library was so perfect for night time. Just far enough outside the city that we felt like we were in a whole Nother world. Thank you for a wonderful stay and sweet note!

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Hipcamper Mary
Response from Mary, the Host, on July 7th, 2022

Thanks so much, Shannon! So appreciate your taking time to pen a sweet recite and for leaving the place pristine!

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