No RVs please -- our property cannot accommodate them!
No RVs please -- our property cannot accommodate them!
We are excited to welcome you to our farm. We have a few rules that you need to follow to make your families stay on the farm a wonderful one. Many of our guests are not familiar with farm life and we want to make certain everyone stays safe (both the campers and the farm animals!)
Some important rules of the farm.
- Please do not enter the barn or any farm structure without a farmer.
- When entering or exiting the farm, please DRIVE SLOWLY. You never know when something with feathers or fur may be wandering about.
- Quiet after 10pm. Livestock animals are quiet and settled at night, please make plans for quiet at your site after 10pm.
- Absolutely no wandering the farm at night. We expect guest to use the bathroom facilities, we do not expect to find them wandering about, we are concerned for the safety of our guests and our animals.
- Many of our fences are high tensile electric. Ouch! Please be careful.
- Never chase the animals. If they want to interact with you, they will come to the fence to be pet, or if they are in the pasture with you, they will approach you for attention.
- Never feed the animals, they are fed twice a day feed appropriate for their species. If you would like to help with farm chores, let us know and we will be happy to include you. That being said, we take care of the animals on our schedule, not yours.
- The alpacas, some of the goats, and the female sheep will be released into their pasture during the day, which you may be camping in, so always close gates after you. Alpacas are very quiet, shy creatures. They may be curious of you but they are perfectly safe to be around.
- Never, EVER, go in with the yaks or the sheep. Bulls and rams are not always friendly to strangers if they are concerned their females may be threatened.
- The main gate for the farm is closed every night to prevent any animals from leaving the property and accidents occurring. If you need to leave, please close the gate after you.
- We have several friendly barn cats, they enjoy visiting with our guests, please let us know if they are pestering you.
- If you have a dog with you, please keep it on a leash at all times, although our animals are used to dogs, they are not familiar with yours.
- We use Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dogs, they will not be released while you are camping but may bark if they sense something disturbing their livestock.
- We have a pet mute swan named Bopeep. She is usually on the pond but sometimes wanders around and you might find her up by the farmhouse or outside the barn, please don’t be alarmed.
- Our chickens and ducks are usually in the hen house. However, the roosters, have free range to wander about, they are perfectly safe and will not bother you.
We are a WORKING farm. What does that mean?
- All of our livestock is raised to provide a farm commodity, in our case, amazing fiber to be used for fiber arts such as spinning, weaving , knitting and all sorts of crafting. These are not “pets” but animals that we treasure for their ability to produce a commodity.
- There are times that our livestock is in season and breeding activity will occur. Please understand that privacy is not important to animals and they do not mean to offend you with their antics.
- Our animals will give birth to their young, outside with the herd. This is completely normal. If you see an animal in labor or birthing, please give it space and stay back. If you are concerned, you are always welcome to call or come and get a farmer to check.
- Sometimes animals get sick or hurt. We do our best to keep a very healthy herd of animals but things happen in life. Any animal that is penned separately in the barn is there for treatment, please do not approach them as they are not feeling their best. If you think any of our animals need attention, please do not approach them or try to help. We are more them happy to check out any situation that may concern you. Further, we have animals that are aged, some have arthritis, we have a couple that limp from former issues. They are not suffering, this is their normal state of being. An animal that gets up, eats and moves with their herd is in a good place and is content.
- Our animals go to the bathroom outside and don’t always choose the perfect place. We work hard to keep the farm clean but please watch where you step.
Questions we are frequently asked
- Can I help with farm chores? We welcome your participation on the farm, but please realize, our schedule and those of our animals is our own, we will not wait for you to get things done.
- Can I interact with the animals? Yes, on your own you are welcome to pet any animal that comes to the fence to interact. Alpacas are quite shy and although will hang near you if you are quiet, they generally will not seek your attention. If you are interested in an interactive farm experience, please book the farm tour.
- Can I ride your horses or ponies? No, our horses and ponies are not available to take off the farm or ride independently on the farm.
- Can I shop in the fiber shop? Yes, our hours are 10am to 5pm, Friday to Sunday, before or after those hours, please ask us for assistance.
- Can I take a fiber arts class? Yes, classes are available, but we rarely can accommodate last minute requests. Please make your reservation for classes in advance.
What does “My tent and more” mean, what does that include?
- There is a full sized kitchen sink and a refrigerator in the lab area for your use. If you need to cook on a burner, please let us know and we will be happy to assist you. Again, understand that we allow four groups to camp at a time, you will be sharing these facilities with other guests.
- Please understand you are entering our home and place of business, be courteous and don’t open any doors that are shut. There are security cameras in the fiber shop, lab, and studio, however, the bathrooms are private.
- The driveway alarm lets us know when anyone enters or exits the farm and the door alarm will let us know when anyone enters or exits the house. We get a lot of visitors and this is for our security.
- Please do not enter any door of the farmhouse except the fiber shop entrance. Please do not wander around our home. The only side of the house meant for guests is the fiber shop side, all other areas are reserved for our family.
We are here to help you have an enjoyable stay on our little piece of the world. If we can help you or answer any question, just give us a shout.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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We stayed at Hidden Pastures last weekend and had a great time. Loved seeing the alpacas and the campsite was really well taken care of. It's a lovely farm with friendly owners. We also made friends with the kitty that came hang out with us at night. It was a great experience and I totally recommend it.
Absolutely fantastic, unique, and memorable! Got to walk around with Mike and feed the animals in the morning, and recieved a gracious super information lesson about fibers and weaving from Natalie. One of the most fun camping experiences I've ever had. I got to fred a blueberry begal to a yak : D
A great spot for an easy night away
A perfect place for an easy getaway from the city - and with some adorable company too! I have to say, it was a pretty unique experience to wake up surrounded by a herd of grazing alpacas!
Perfect quiet weekend away
I recommend this place for anyone who wants a quiet weekend away from the city (it’s so close to NYC too)!
• hosts were friendly
• real showers/toilets (bring your own towel)
• alpacas (and other animals) were REALLY cute to look at
• good cell service (though I don’t know why you’d need it)
• camp sites (at least the one I was at) had a campfire area!
We had a really good time at this camp, however I was surprised when we arrived to find that we would be sleeping in the fenced in area WITH the alpacas. I guess I assumed we would be outside of their area. It ended up being really great and fun to watch the animals, but should be made clear on the listing.
Lovely hosts, lovely farm
The farm tour was fantastic. We were able to get to know the animals, and were pleasantly surprised to learn that the 800-lb male yak wasn't as mean as he looked. He was sweet and loved attention. In fact you'll find no shortage of fun, quirky animals – there's enough diversity for an ark. And the toilet/shower were a huge perk. Only pro-tip is to bring a headlamp to help you navigate at night in case you need to use the facilities. We almost stepped on a frog!