Hipcamp host Carey H.,
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Winter ready! This little rustic cottage is located on the front/east side of our property, near the big barn. It was originally farmhand housing and later workshop. We have completely redone the inside. It does have electricity and is heated by a very efficient wood burning stove; warm and comfy throughout the coldest of winters. It is the perfect cozy, country cottage. The

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Winter ready! This little rustic cottage is located on the front/east side of our property, near the big barn. It was originally farmhand housing and later workshop. We have completely redone the inside. It does have electricity and is heated by a very efficient wood burning stove; warm and comfy throughout the coldest of winters. It is the perfect cozy, country cottage. There is a little refrigerator and an electric kettle. Unlike the campsites we offer, it is near the house and in the midst of animals and farm activity. There is complete privacy from 10pm -7am.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Carey a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Cottage at Hibernian Farm in Michigan.

Forest
Field
Farm

Places to see near Hibernian Farm

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Hipcamper christina

Don’t miss out on this!

Christina L.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2020

Lovely place on a working farm with a lovely family. It was great to learn a bit about the farm and learn about how they care for their land. We thoroughly enjoyed all the animals and walked with the goats and Eva their canine protector for an hour; such personalities! The space itself is charming, everything you need and nothing you don’t. Warm, cozy, good snacks and entertainment right outside the window. We were at total and complete peace, a rarity coming from the city, we read ourselves to sleep. The goats being fed in the morning, head butting each other and competition from the dog was really funny. After such a comfortable night and slow morning it was hard to leave. Really nice people, helpful with starting and keeping our fire going as we fumbled a bit. Very communicative, attentive and I must make my way back there soon. Don’t wait just book it now.

Hipcamper Steve
Steve R.
recommends this listing.
November 20th, 2020

Great little cottage, neat farm, and great hosts. The place is as described with all sorts of animals and rounds being made for farm chores. We enjoyed our stay and bought two bundles of wood from the kids for our camp fire. The farm is close enough to Ludington and Pentwater to easily run into either town if needed or for fun. There were a lot of apples on the trees still when we stayed so we got to do some U-pick while we were there and made apple sauce when we got home. We would certainly recommend a stay at the farm!

Hipcamper Sara

Absolutely incredible

Sara L.
recommends this listing.
November 28th, 2020

Our time at the Hibernian Farm was amazing. We went when it was pretty cold outside (low 40s-high 30s) & we were kept exceptionally warm in the cottage. The cottage itself is extremely well kept and there is a strong attention to detail. The cottage is within one of the goat pastures so it was awesome to wake up to see the goats eating. The host, Carey, was very attentive to our needs. If you’re concerned about keeping warm, trust me, you will be sweating with how hot the wood stove gets. The area of Michigan that the farm is located is also beautiful and has a lot of nice natural attractions.

Hipcamper Ty

Cozy cabin!

Ty G.
recommends this listing.
September 25th, 2020

This place was amazing and Carey and family were great hosts. The cabin is super cute and tidy. The goats, ducks, chickens and fluffy dogs were a great addition. Will def be coming back again!

A great place to live off grid but still have electricity and internet!

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Hipcamper Josephine

Cozy cottage farm retreat

Josephine M.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2020

We had a wonderful stay at Hibernian Farm and we were pleasantly surprised by our experience. Carey, Jason, and their family were incredibly warm, open, generous and hospitable as they opened up their farm for us to experience. The cottage was very cozy and charming and perfect for a weekend get away. We enjoyed lots of rest, hanging out with the goats, campfires, and peaceful evenings under the stars. We brought a solar shower for outdoors and a camp stove for a more “glamping” experience. Most of all, we enjoyed seeing a peek into their family farm life and walking the property of orchard. This is a wonderful option if you’re looking for a nourishing retreat.

Hipcamper Dannan

Warm and cozy stay

Dannan H.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2020

We had a wonderful stay at Hibernian farm! Jason, Carey, and the whole family were super welcoming. It was great to hear about the history of the farm and the area. The little cottage is newly renovated and we stayed cozy warm with the wood stove. Carey and Jason are transitioning their apple orchards to organic and have U-pick available. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Erin

Semi-private getaway!

Erin F.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 17th, 2020

The cottage was adorable and very sweetly decorated. The goats were adorable! The location was close to fun places to explore.

A few pieces of constructive feedback:
- Leave written instructions in the cottage regarding parking, hose/water location, etc. Note for guests that the dogs will bark, but not bother you. The first morning waking up, the large dogs were outside the fence and I was unsure if I could exit.
- List as semi-private. This is a working farm. Which is wonderful, but did limit some of the seclusion and quiet time.
- Put opaque curtains up. The sheers were beautiful, but with host family around the cottage doing farm chores, we felt a tad uncomfortable changing, snuggling, etc.
- Provide a first aid kit. We had a small boo-boo while crafting and needed a band aid.

All in all a beautiful stay and beautiful farm!

Hipcamper Carey
Response from Carey, the Host, on October 18th, 2020

Hi Erin, We are disappointed that your stay wasn't wonderful! We made several offers, that if there was anything you needed, to let us know. We would have been happy to help in anyway we could to make it the best experience possible. It seems from your review title, your main issue was the lack of privacy. The listing does indicate, in the description paragraph, that "unlike the campsites we offer, the cottage is near the house and in the midst of farm activity". Quiet time is also indicated in the listing as being from 10 pm to 7 am. Barring some emergency, that we would certainly notify campers of, no one is in the cottage area aside from Cottage campers during these hours. Animals are put up for the night around 9 pm and not let out until after 7am, so there is complete privacy during that time. Being near the animals and farm activity is a draw for most of our guests, and we were surprised, given the specifics of the listing and the many pictures, and then after speaking with you, about how excited you were to interact with the animals and watch goat milking, that this was not understood. While the curtains are not able to be seen through unless you are standing directly in front of the windows, we are considering what changes we could make to alleviate the perception of being seen. We want our guest to feel safe and comfortable! While we have not provided a first aid kit, we definitely would have made one available had you asked! We have tried to make this "glamping" experience a fantastic one, by providing other simple bonuses like having Ethernet cord (and adapter) for internet, a small refrigerator, an electric tea kettle and a variety of teas, snacks, games & books and fresh filtered water. We did talk with you both, about the 1 Great Pyrenees Livestock Guardian dog who is within the cottage pasture, as all of the animals were in the barns for the night, when you arrived. We did let you know she would bark at you; her job is to protect the goats she is pastured with, but assured you that she is friendly and would not directly approach you. We further gave details about the animals and additional Livestock Guardian dogs in the adjoining pastures and asked if there were any concerns about the animals. You indicated that having grown up on a farm, you were comfortable and looking forward to interacting with them. When my husband heard Eva bark briefly at you first thing in the morning, he called to her from the porch and she stopped barking, he then called to you, to let you know again, she is friendly. When we greeted you upon your arrival, I gave you specific instructions about parking; indicating you could pull up close to the gate for unloading, and then if you could park toward the end of the driveway, to avoid ducks and chickens, it would be appreciated. When you left your vehicle in front of the big barn's main doors overnight, we assumed you hadn't understood about moving back in the driveway. It wasn't a problem. We knocked on the cottage door later in the day, and when there was no answer, we sent a message to ask if you could move back onto the driveway. We also let you know when you arrived there was filtered water in glass bottles in the cottage and if you needed more to let us know. At that time I also indicated, like the listing, that there was a hose available next to the farmhouse porch if you needed it for filling a solar shower or anything else. When you messaged about finishing the filtered water, you never indicated a problem finding the hose, which we would have been happy to help with. While we have considered written instructions for guests, we haven't done so, in large part because each guest is different, as is the season to season and day to day activity of the farm. Form instructions often leave more questions than answers. Our overall experience has been that greeting our guests, showing them around and answering any questions, as well as making ourselves available for any questions or needs that arise throughout the stay, is the best approach. We also try to find the balance for each guest, for desired interaction, as some people are very interested in talking and learning about the farm and animals and some really keep to themselves. We make ourselves available without being intrusive. As a potential guest reading this review, we hope this clarifies any questions or concerns this review brought up. If not, feel free to send us a message! Our hope is that every guest has a great experience and that if there is anything that we can do to help make that happen, our guests will bring it to our attention right away!

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Hipcamper Samuel

Relaxing cottage & gracious hosts

Samuel G.
recommends this listing.
October 18th, 2020

We enjoyed our wonderful 3-night stay and are already planning on returning next fall!

Carey and Jason were great and responsive - we arrived an hour later than expected, and the hosts were gracious and understanding. They even started a fire before our arrival to ensure the cottage was nice and cozy for us and provided some snacks and delicious apples from their orchard. Carey and Jason gave very explicit instructions for all of the amenities available and were responsive when we had questions.

The cottage was warm, cozy, and comfortable. It was so fun to see all the animals right outside the windows and so refreshing to get out of the city for a relaxing weekend. Easy driving distance to town and other attractions.

An amazing stay - would recommend this place to anyone looking for a rustic and relaxing getaway.

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Hipcamper Julia

Unique and delightful pastoral stay

Julia A.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2020

My husband and I wanted a quick getaway for the weekend, and were so happy to have found this gem! Carey, Jason, and her family were warm and welcoming– literally, in the sense that an hour before our arrival, Carey heated up the little cabin for our comfort.

The cabin itself is in a pasture with goats and one of their Livestock Guardians (beautiful, friendly dogs). It's decorated adorably and comfortably with an ethernet cord, eletric tea kettle, and small fridge. There's a wood burning stove that kept the cabin cozy during the chilly weekend.

The views of the farm are fantastic, and the animals just add to the idyllic, pastoral escape. There's a fire pit to the side of the cabin that you enjoy in the evenings as well.

Anytime we had a question about where to get water or how to use something, Carey, Jason, and their children were responsive and extremely helpful. Even though the cabin is close to the home and the barn, everyone was respectful of the space and privacy around the cabin.

We also went apple picking on their farm, which turned out to be a highlight of our trip! There's also a state park close by for hiking and a fantastic (!) winery nearby, called Oceana.

Such a lovely family and experience!

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Property
Hibernian Farm
State
Michigan
Country
United States
$80/night
1 Site