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Experience a waterfront camping getaway tucked in a secluded and picturesque oasis on the Contoocook River and Powder Mill Pond, just 1.5 hrs. from Boston and 2.25 hrs from Hartford in the legendary Monadnock region. Swim, sun, fish, boat, bike, hike without ever having to leave the property!

Your site sits right on the river's edge, secluded in the heart of nature's


Experience a waterfront camping getaway tucked in a secluded and picturesque oasis on the Contoocook River and Powder Mill Pond, just 1.5 hrs. from Boston and 2.25 hrs from Hartford in the legendary Monadnock region. Swim, sun, fish, boat, bike, hike without ever having to leave the property!

Your site sits right on the river's edge, secluded in the heart of nature's beauty. During the warmer weather, you can swim, sun, fish, boat, bike, hike or maybe even learn to paddle board. (Canoes, Kayaks, Paddle boat and Paddle boards on site to rent for small fee) Your standard site includes a Canvas Tent, Bunk with 2 Queen Beds, Camp Table Camp Benches, Adirondack Chairs, Wood Stove, Campfire Grill, Grill Tongs, Brush, Water Carrier, Sun Shower, Trash Can, and Camp toilet. We have provided some free extras, such as a charcoal grill, fire pit, one bundle of firewood, camp chairs, loo privacy tent, a 5 gallon water jug/pump and more. You just need to supply the linens, instant coals (for safety reasons, no lighter fluid allowed), and the marshmallows! On site, enjoy the small beach area, which includes a swim platform, 30 ft. "Lily Pad", and complimentary floats. Or cool off in the tire tube at the rivers edge right out in front of your private site! Kayaks, canoes, row boats and a paddle boat are at your fingertips, available to rent for a small fee (includes life preservers)Complimentary bicycles, floats and games are available for guests to use on site. And you can also reserve a private hot tub for a small fee as well. Don't forget to bring your bathrobe and crocs or flip flops for the hot tub. There are also complimentary games on site for you to enjoy as well as a park across the street with a playground area and ball field. For your convenience we can also provide indoor and seasonal outdoor showers with hot water, electrical outlets, power packs, additional firewood, etc. (minimal fee may apply) during the winter. And just a short hike through the woods and across the road, there is a playground and ballpark as well as a small local store that sells bait and also offers a respectable selection of craft beers! Enjoy the property amenities and activities and the vibrant surrounding classic New England areas as well! Reserve now and experience the simple joy of a place where you can truly relax, escape the daily grind, or seek tranquility off the grid to enjoy quality time with the people you love! Discover a rich arts community, unusual shops, farm to table dining spots, antiques, live music and theater, historic landmarks, architecture, and ongoing fun events and activities unique to the region throughout the year! Enjoy 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Crotched Mountain Golf Resort, tour the local brewery, visit any one of the areas gourmet shops specializing in artisan cheeses, homemade ice cream, or decadent hand crafted chocolates. Explore the surrounding towns, where during season, you can pick your own fruit from local farms, sample fresh apple cider from the cider mills, or enjoy maple syrup from the local sugar shacks. Don't miss the town of Peterborough which is less than 15 minutes away from your Bennington retreat. Budget Travel magazine has deemed Peterborough one of the top 10 coolest small towns in America and has also been recognized by USA Today as the"most Idyllic picturesque town in New Hampshire."If enjoying nature is your vacation aspiration, the entire Monadnock region awaits you, or simply enjoy the 27 acres of woods and water and the onsite amenities at your new rustic chic retreat. The Monadnock Region in southwest New Hampshire has been described as the Heart of New England, a tribute to its centrally located position within the six state region. Explore the area's plethora of nearby lakes, state parks, and mountains. Looking for hiking trails easy and accessible or challenging? Of course there is always Mount Monadnock mountain, the most hiked mountain in the world just 40 minutes away, with 40 trails and more than 100 breathtaking mountain vistas!. But the Monadnock region boasts more than just its namesake mountain. Discover more than 35 local hiking spots and secluded wilderness for all levels, surrounding , ranging from steep and cliff trails, to smaller hills and leisurely, gradual strolls that include old rail trails and countless walks close to many village centers. And both Harris Center for Conservation in Hancock and Sheiling Forest in Peterborough Naturalists offer programs, events (even camps) for young and old to learn more about wildlife and nature and the trails, bridges, streams, and boulders make it an "unplugged" wonderland for children of all ages!Have fun, be active, relax, and just be free...enjoy the simpler life, serenity and privacy, a romantic respite, an off the grid experience, a taste of "glamping" or just hassle-free vacationing.

Site GuidelinesDo hike the trails throughout the 27 acre property and bring a compass. Do explore the pond and the river, and if you choose to rent a kayak, canoe, or paddle boat etc. for a minimal fee, please be aware of the safety guidelines that are part of the rental agreement, wear a life preserver and remain mindful of the small dam/waterfall down the river. Do enjoy the sounds of nature, and the waterfall but in the evening, please keep noise at this pastoral setting to a minimum. The land is sprayed for mosquitoes etc. and also has electric bug traps, but Do bring bug spray as well. Do watch out for poison ivy and bring calamine lotion, just in case! Do keep all food in animal safe containers. Do abide by laws pertaining to legal alcohol and drug usage, and act responsibly. Do leave firearms at home. Do feel free to reach out to the camp keeper for ANYTHING that may make your stay more comfortable and/or fun!

Lodging provided
Safari tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Walk to listing
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Hot tub available
Playground available
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Donna a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Snow sports

Snow shoeing and cross country skiing on site. Downhill skiing and boarding at Crotched Mountain five minutes away!


We provide 30 ft lily pad and swim platforms and floats.

Wildlife watching

Bald eagle nest on the island across from us. Also a grill on the island.



Natural features you'll find at Private Safari tent on River & Pond in New Hampshire.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Kimberly

Camping along the river

Kimberly B.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2022

I loved so much about this camping site. Gorgeous views, nice breeze off the water, very private. But I gotta say this is not what I define as glamping. Air mattress, cold “solar shower” that never gets sun. Outhouse. And generally no access to real showers. We still loved the experience. And given thunderstorm it was nice to know our tent wouldn’t suddenly start leaking. Just not glamping by traditional standards.

Waterfront Woodsy Glamping
New Hampshire
United States
1 Site