Hipcamp host Lilian J.,
Hosted by
Lilian has self-certified that Hipcamp’s COVID-19 Safety Standards have been implemented at this listing. See what’s being done here.

Wilder Hill Gardens is a thriving nursery/flower farm in Conway, Massachusetts, in the foothills of the Berkshires. With pristine water from our well and forests all around, you will camp amid our gardens and orchards. Visit the chickens and pick fresh, organic fruit in season. Walk down the country road to the Bear River for a dip or explore nearby Shelburne Falls.  We have

Read more...

Wilder Hill Gardens is a thriving nursery/flower farm in Conway, Massachusetts, in the foothills of the Berkshires. With pristine water from our well and forests all around, you will camp amid our gardens and orchards. Visit the chickens and pick fresh, organic fruit in season. Walk down the country road to the Bear River for a dip or explore nearby Shelburne Falls.  We have a newly built outhouse. Enjoy a rustic “bucket bath’ or camp shower while looking over the wooded hillsides. 

Wilder Hill Gardens is very peaceful, guaranteed you will be greeted by bird song every morning and the evening sky is bright with stars. We are in a lovely rural neighborhood yet centrally located to any number of natural wonders and cultural activities. 

    There is a limit of two tents on each site and four people.  Each site has  a separate fire pit, water source, and private camping area. Sorry, but we are not accepting pets at this time. 

There are two farm dogs, Viola  and Jackson at Wilder Hill Gardens. They  are  friendly and mostly work along side me. But they do have free range of the farm and if anyone in your party has a fear of dogs this is probably not the best choice for you. 

We have PYO fresh fruit, vegetables, cut flowers, eggs, and all of our nursery stock for sale in season. There is a newly built garden shop and art gallery with a 12 Ft.  Mosaic made  of thousands of handmade porcelain pieces. We accept cash or checks or Venmo but not credit cards. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Lilian a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Wilder Hill Gardens

$25
Experience

.5 Hr. Garden Tour

Tour the gorgeous fields and gardens of Wilder Hill with Lilian Jackman, a ...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$10

Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at the wo...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$5
Goods

Fresh Farm Egs

Visit the chickens and see where your eggs come from! Enjoy farm fresh, orga...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$10
Goods

Organic Farm Fresh Vegetables

Farm fresh vegetables: Generous bag of exceptionally fresh, seasonal mix of ...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$10
Experience

Pick-Your-Own Cut Flowers

PYO cut flowers from the gorgeous fields of Wilder Hill Gardens. Adorn your...Read more

Add to trip
Remove
0
max
$4
Goods

Fresh Fruit, PYO

Organic Currants, Gooseberries, Blueberries and Asian Pears in season.

Add to trip
Remove
0
max

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Wilder Hill Gardens in Massachusetts.

Forest
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Farm

74 Reviews

This listing has no reviews yet.
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Hipcamper Robert

A magical camping location.

Robert L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 25th, 2021

I don't often use the word "magical", but when describing this site it is more than appropriate. Located behind a small nursery the entire property is a lovely mix of untouched nature and beautifully curated landscape design. While the site is located behind the owners lovely small home and studio it felt very private (especially at night). We had easy access to potable water, firewood, a functional outhouse and some raspberries and the juciest Asian Pears I have had in years!! Lilian showed us around and then left us to our own devices. The town of Shelburne Falls is a 5 minute ride down the road and we spent our days exploring the town and riding our small motorcycles in the area. You are very close to a lot of great hiking trails and he had a nice hike on the "Two Bridges" trail. We very much enjoyed our time at Wilder Hill Gardens and recommend it to anybody who wants a slightly more curated camping experience.

We were able to park our Honda Monkeys under the cover of the Print Shop Porch roof.Chickens on the site.Waterfall on our "Two Bridges" hike. The location was only 15-20 minutes away.View from the nursery area to the back of the house.
Hipcamper Lilian
Response from Lilian, the Host, on October 27th, 2021

It was just lovely to have you camp here, so glad you made some big, warm fires. You will be happy to know we are rolling several big, heavy chunks of a downed maple tree out to the camp site to make a few bench’s around the fire pit. Thanks for the compliments and the suggestion! All the best, Lilian

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Kate
Kate C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 3rd, 2021

Beautiful and private campsite! Lilian was very generous with her orchard, her art, and her dogs. Bring waterproof boots for the dew in the long grass and keep your eye out for stinging nettle— we saw a few clumps in the camping area. Loved staying here and hope to come back soon!

Hipcamper petra
Petra Z.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2021

We had a great time! Lilian was amazing, so helpful and a true artist.
Our two kids so enjoyed the area for fishing and swimming. They were both very determined that they are going to stay there and live with Lilian:)
The nearby town is also very charming.

Hipcamper Lilian
Response from Lilian, the Host, on September 9th, 2021

We so enjoyed hosting your beautiful family. Jackson was sad to not have his devoted playmate and we all hope to see you next year. Be well, Lilian

Helpful
0
Helpful
0
Remove vote :(
Hipcamper John
John T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 28th, 2021

This is a lovely property, with a lovingly designed garden and workshop. Really, you have to see it in person to appreciate the care that went into it over a couple of decades. Lillian was kind, welcoming and laid back and her two dogs and I hit it off immediately.

I left my tent before dawn to go ride D2R2, which started outside of nearby Deerfield and after that 100 mile event was over, I checked the weather and realized that I really needed to drive back down to NYC that same night before Hurricane Henri arrived. Even leaving again before dawn would have put me out on the road in horrible conditions. So, I packed up my tent and left, a little sadly, without really getting to enjoy the place and relax there. But it's beautiful and I hope to see it again. Recommended.

Hipcamper Brenda

Living it up in the garden

Brenda V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 9th, 2021

What a one of a kind spot. The blueberries we picked were so so so tasty. If you enjoy sleeping in the hill towns and floating in rivers and sleeping by flowers then this spot is for you. Lillian is a generous host with her time and area insight. Can’t wait to be back next summer

Hipcamper Nicole
Nicole V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 28th, 2021

Lilian was a perfect host. The property was well maintained and beautiful. We set up our tent in a nice private area on the land and had two pleasant nights of sleep there. Look forward to going back someday!

Hipcamper Alyssa

Perfect spot

Alyssa K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 19th, 2021

Beautiful gardens, peaceful place, wonderful host. So grateful and would totally stay here again!

Hipcamper Jen

Wonderful place!

Jen H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 30th, 2021

Wilder Hill Gardens was beautiful!! We had such a special time there and would love to go back. There were gooseberries and currants in season, and Lilian helped us learn how to pick beautiful flowers properly. It got very hot and we were so grateful for a cool swim in the river just down the road.

Hipcamper Jie
Jie F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 28th, 2021

Lilian is a great host. we enjoyed our stay and loved her garden! our kids had a lot of fun! highly recommended

Awards

Best in 2021 Massachusetts
Finalist
Best of 2019 Massachusetts
6th place
Property
Wilder Hill Gardens
State
Massachusetts
Country
United States
$50/night
2 Sites

Lists including Wilder Hill Gardens

18 camps including Birches, Barns, Gardens & Meadows and Ripley Hill Cabin
22 camps including Dragonfly Meadow Farm and Wilder Hill Gardens
119 camps including Little Creek Tent Site and Upper Esopus Creekside Camp