Hipcamp host Olivia P.,
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Pitch your tent or string a hammock in one of our several serene camping areas around the meadow and forest. The meadow has thousands of wildflowers, hundreds of fruit trees, and several gardens. There is also a beautiful wooden stage that is nice


*** Please read ALL info before sending messages/booking requests. Most FAQ can be answered in the descriptions below *** 

Pitch your tent or string a hammock in one of our several serene camping areas around the meadow and forest. The meadow has thousands of wildflowers, hundreds of fruit trees, and several gardens. There is also a beautiful wooden stage that is nice for lounging, music-making, yoga or tai chi practice. The meadow is surrounded by forest and has a nice walking trail to enjoy. Fern Hollow is beautiful as it is peaceful. It's a perfect place to slow down, soak up the starlit nights, pull out a book or instrument and enjoy your company by the fireside. Our farm serves as a hub for community events and sustainability education - we are always working on projects, if we’re around and you’d like to learn more about the farm and what we’re up to, we’d love to bend your ear. You can also visit us at our website Fern Hollow dot org and Fern Hollow Farm Facebook & Instagram.


BOOKING WITH US: We have three campsites spread across our 10 acres. We have sites that can accommodate larger groups and small pull-in or pop up campers. When you send a booking request please tell us 1) How many campers are in your group (including pets)  2) What your camping set up is (tent, hammock, camper, car-camping, etc) 3) Any other info you feel we should know. Based on this info, we will verify that there is a site available that can accommodate your request and we will either approve or decline the request accordingly. The $40 base price covers two guests and site reservation, with a $10 fee per additional person (this includes children). We will respond to your booking request within 24 hours - please allow 48 hours for all other correspondence related to your trip.

Please familiarize with our cancellation policy BEFORE sending a request. Once a request has been approved, you have three days prior to your trip date to make modifications (changing # of nights, # of people) or a cancellation in order to receive a refund. We do understand weather forecasts and travel plans change but this is the policy that feels fair to our farm team and business through our experiences of hosting. We often get more requests than we can accommodate and have to decline requests. Last minute cancellations negatively affect our team and moving forward we will not be accepting exceptions to our policy. 

Check in time is 3pm. We try our best to be available for your arrival but with different groups arriving at different times and juggling our work responsibilities on and off site there are times that we may be delayed in greeting you. We provide self-check in instructions to your camping site and general information about accessing farm amenities prior to you arrival so that you have the needed information to begin getting settled and enjoying your visit. One of our farm team members will greet and further orient you to the site as soon as they are able. If you expect to arrive after 9pm please let us know at time of booking or as soon as you expect that you might be arriving late. Understand that we may not be able to provide an in-person orientation during those late hours (you will still receive self-check in instructions and needed information for accessing amenities) and we can move that in-person orientation to the following morning if needed. Check-out time is by 1pm.

CAMPSITE AMMENITIES: Each site has a fire pit (not all pits have cooking grates so please come prepared to cook over open fire). Each site either has a picnic table or a patio bistro set for seating and dining. We provide a 5 gallon water jug and one small bundle of firewood for each site. If you need additional firewood, there is some available for sale on site for $10/bundle.

FARM AMMENITIES: Recycling bins are available but please try to minimize waste and pack out mostly what you have packed in. Much appreciated! We have a Porta Kleen toilet that is serviced weekly (usually on Tuesday mornings) for campers. We have a beautiful solar shower house available for our guests - we ask that you use the provided biodegradable soap/shampoo and do not utilize any outside soaps/shampoo/other bathing products to help protect our natural ecosystem. We have two different walking trails that guests are able to explore around the property and forest. 

Please note that this is a working farm and also Erik and Olivia's home. There are chickens and guinea fowls who free roam and a rooster who crows in the morning ;) We also have two Great Pyrenees dogs who free roam until about 9:30pm and help protect our livestock. They can have a big bark but are super sweet and have loved becoming friends with Hipcampers. Your pets are more than welcome on the farm but we ask that they be leashed through the visit due to our free ranging birds and as a courtesy to other guests. We also ask that you clean up after your pets around the campsite and public areas around the meadow. You may occasionally hear farm equipment in the neighboring farms though a typical day at Fern Hollow is quiet and peaceful. We look forward to sharing our home and community with you :)


Surrounding area: The farm is 5 minutes outside of Somerset, a quaint and historic small village in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian region. There are good dining and drink options (Epicere de les fleurs, Strong & Co, Clay Haus Tavern, Sophie’s Tearoom) within the town square and drive-thrus and a small grocery store for any last minute conveniences you might need. 

Nearby activities: If you feel like venturing off the farm for a day-trip, we love to go exploring the Hocking Hills area, about a 45 minute drive with many trails and parks within. It’s truly magnificent and if you haven’t been you will surely enjoy. Dawes Arboretum, 20 minutes away, is also a lovely place to visit and spend time exploring outside, or to enjoy a picnic. (Note: They now charge $10 admission.) They host several family events and workshops throughout the year so be sure to check their calendar to see if there is something that might interest you. Or spend the day at the lake at Burr Oak State Park, approx a 35 minute drive. There are boating and kayaking opportunities, a beach for swimming and sunning, volleyball games, several picnic spots. We love to swim here! Also, a future UNESCO World Heritage Site the Newark Earthworks is the largest set of geometric earthen enclosures in the world created by people of the Hopewell Culture between 100AD-500BC. About 25 minutes away and a very interesting place to visit to learn more about indigenous culture and history. You can walk around the site and visit the Great Circle Earthworks Museum. We also enjoy a glass of wine every now and then at Vinbierge and Sand Hollow, two local wineries. Please let us know if there is something specific you are looking to do during your stay and we’ll try to point you in the right direction. Of course, relaxing at the farm is more than enough to fill your trip!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Olivia a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 73%


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Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 18th, 2019

This place was so peaceful! The site was perfect for our tent. The water and firewood provided was a really nice touch. Will definitely be back next year!

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Hipcamper Becca
Becca D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 29th, 2019

Fern Hollow Farm is an absolute dream. The space was clean and well-kept. The hosts were very easy to communicate with and so so sweet. We can't wait to go back!

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Lance H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 6th, 2019

We had a workshop at the Dawes Arboretum. I was looking forr nearby camping options for a mushroom foray, and most of the typical campsites lookes dated and not super inviting. when looking for other options I came across hipcamp. I had heard of the site before but this was my first time using it. There were several sites within 30 minutes drive of Dawes arboretum, but this Permaculture farm looked like the best option. The campsite is at the bottom of a gravel road with a cornfield on one side and a couple houses on the other, As soon as we pulled up we ran into Eric. He was making sure we had wood even before we got there, and was super friendly when we met. The property has three unique campsites. One is completely in the woods, another is at the base of the hill surrounded by trees in a clearing, and the last one is at the top of the hill on the property overlooking the farm. When you drive into the farm you’ll notice a charming stage where they host some events and a really beautiful space. You’ll immediately notice all the work they put into creating a sustainable and gorgeous environment! I look forward to coming back here sometime next summer and seeing everything in full bloom. They have a good chunk of woods to explore, and are surrounded by farmlands. The old town of Somerset is a short 5 to 10 minute drive and will have a grocery store, several restaurants, and a place to get provisions. It seems they are growing a variety of fruits, different vegetables, and even‘s cultivating some shitake mushrooms in the forest! If you’re in the area and want a really amazing place to camp, with great energy and good people, this site is definitely for you!

Beautiful woods to wonder through on the property!We found some
Chicken of the forest on a nearby mushroom foray that made for a mighty fine meal!
Hipcamper Rupa

A little piece of hocking magic!

Rupa F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 30th, 2019

This is a lovely spot! It’s a large private area, surrounded by trees, w expansive views of hills and fields, at the end of a quiet driveway. The hosts Eric and Olivia are very sweet and extremely helpful. It’s about 45-50 min from Hocking Hills and a good spot to base your adventures out of. The camping area is huge with lots and lots of space to spread out! We used the picnic table and fire pit and had a lovely time. They have an area close by that has a stage and a vegetable and fruit farm that they are developing bit by bit. There are hiking trails on property as well. We had the most beautiful and relaxing weekend. Thank you guys!!!

Hiking trails Huge area!Every thing you need!60 min from all the Hocking hills trails!
Hipcamper Ryan

Beautiful stay with kind hosts

Ryan K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 27th, 2020

Had a wonderful stay at Fern Hollow, Olive and Eric were awesome and went out of their way to ensure that we were comfortable. The property was clean, secluded and beautiful. Will definitely be visiting again.

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Hipcamper Cameron
Cameron W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 11th, 2020

Great site, great hosts

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Hipcamper Leanne
Leanne B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 7th, 2020

I loved staying at Fern Hollow Farm. It was the perfect stopover for a road trip from the Midwest to the East coast. I liked it so much on the first leg of my journey that I immediately booked a second night for my return trip. I traveled solo and appreciated how safe I felt with Olivia, Erik and theIr two Great Pyrenees (perfect security detail). I met Olivia on the first night, she was very friendly and accommodating. The two sites I stayed in were both lovely (one more open, closer to the yurt and farm, and one very secluded in the forest with an awesome tent platform). They provided firewood and drinking water, and the portapotty was clean.

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Hipcamper Lyndsey
Lyndsey S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 21st, 2019

Olivia was a kind and gracious host. My plans were delayed by traffic and I arrived at dusk in the rain. Without complaint she meet me in the rain, showed be around, and got water for me to use. She even helped set up my tent, with a smile!

It was a beautiful site and look forward to returning in the future when I have more time to enjoy the property.

Hipcamper Jenine
Jenine M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2020

The Fern Hollow Farm was perfect in every way! Olivia and Erik have built a little oasis that was hard to leave. We most definitely will be back!

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