Hipcamp host Valerie D.,
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Pitch your tent beside a river with the woods at your back!

We are committed to a private yet supported, roughing-it outdoors camping opportunity. You will have your choice of 2 campsites on a river in a forested area, surrounded by farmland. Cook all your own food over a campfire, or order pizza delivered to the house and we can run it back with the four-wheeler. A po

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Pitch your tent beside a river with the woods at your back!

We are committed to a private yet supported, roughing-it outdoors camping opportunity. You will have your choice of 2 campsites on a river in a forested area, surrounded by farmland. Cook all your own food over a campfire, or order pizza delivered to the house and we can run it back with the four-wheeler. A pop-up screen and luggable loo bring you privacy for bathroom needs. Wake to the gobble of wild turkeys and possibly the yipping of coon kits or wild coyotes. Bring your pet. You can drive a 4x4 to the campsite, or hike the 1 km of moderate terrain while we run your supplies back with a four-wheeler and cart. Buy campfire bundles or find and chop your own from deadfall in the woods. You do not see any buildings from your site, and we will be sure you and your friends have the campsite to yourself. 

During the day you can wade up the river or dangle a line or drop in a canoe. We welcome you to harvest the woods for berries, chop firewood, and wander the trails with your canine family member to enjoy off-leash roaming. Once you turn in for the night, you will sleep well in the quiet with darkness high-lighting the stars.

We are near Millbank with the famous Anna Mae's bakery, between Kitchener-Waterloo and Listowel. You will be immersed in nature but still have access to modern amenities in town!

Campsite area
Tent sites
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Valerie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Ice

Bags of ice can be delivered to your campsite.

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Eggs

Dozen eggs

Start your morning fresh with eggs from a nearby farm.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Paved roads wander through Amish farming country.

Off-roading (OHV)

There is approx. a km of private, winding trails through our woods adjacent to the campsite, and also the km of field edge taki...Read more

Swimming

The river begs to be dabbled in, and you can bring floating rafts and water toys. Most of the summer it is, however, only 1-3 f...Read more

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Very Private Riverside in Ontario.

Field

The trail to the campsite is field edge and can be traversed by most vehicles when it is dry.

River, stream, or creek

The river's clarity and depths varies throughout the season, but generally by August is fairly shallow and meandering.

Farm

45 acres of workable farmland, the rest is woods and river meadows

Forest
Driveway

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Hipcamper Nathan

Exactly what we were looking for!

Nathan H.
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(Riverside Site 2)
May 18th, 2022

Valerie, Steve, and their son Wynton were amazingly hospitable over our stay! They went above and beyond our expectations, and from our conversations with them, it’s really clear they have a genuine heart for hosting, wanting to ensure that you have everything you need.

The site itself lives up to the name as it’s about a few minutes drive into their land away from their house/main road, so it’s very private and peaceful. It has everything you’d need for a comfortable camping trip with drinkable well water, a picnic table and log seating for the group, and using the grilling grates over the fire pit was enough to cook for our group of 6. That said, they are always just a call or text away and they can bring additional supplies with their ATV if needed.

It’s really great to wake up to nothing but the sound of nature and Valerie has set up a nice reflection spot right along the edge of the stream if you’d like to just sit and take it all in. Otherwise, you can walk in either direction along the stream and explore. Our stay was around mid-May, so although it got pretty hot during the day, we would still recommend dressing warm when the temperature drops in the evening.

Would definitely recommend their site!

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Hipcamper Valerie
Response from Valerie, the Host, on May 18th, 2022

Thank you for the review, you are welcome back anytime!

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Hipcamper Changbeom

Wonderful host! wonderful camp!

Changbeom N.
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(Riverside Site 2)
May 4th, 2022

The warmest hospitality I have ever received.
Valerie and her husband Steve have been super nice and kind. They replied fast and made sure I am doing well at the site. They have pots, pans and grill at the site which were super handy. There are a lot of birds around the site and I woke up to those singing. Wonderful experience at Steve&Valerie’s! I would definitely go back!

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Hipcamper Valerie
Response from Valerie, the Host, on May 18th, 2022

Thanks for the review, we hope to see you again someday!

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Hipcamper Annie

April camping trip!

Annie G.
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(Riverside Tent Site)
April 28th, 2022

This place was sooo beautiful! The hike and site itself were a little muddy this time of year but if you’re into roughing it and don’t mind getting your hands a little dirty then this place in april is a must! Of course during the summer the ground will be much drier and more solid! This is a huge site and it’s so secluded it was lovely! Our dog had a blast running around. Valerie and her son were of great help bringing our supplies to and from the camp site with their tractor and all together ensured we felt comfortable and had anything we needed! We had to cut our trip short because our old dog decided to run into the river first thing when we got there and started getting too cold as the day went on. Valerie and her son helped us pack up first thing in the morning without hesitation to get our pup to warmth. Despite us being a little unprepared for the cold weather this trip was so wonderful and we will definitely be coming back in the summer to enjoy the refreshing river after the nice hike to the campsite and all it’s beautiful scenery!
10/10 recommend this campsite!!

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Hipcamper Valerie
Response from Valerie, the Host, on April 28th, 2022

Annie and her friend braved some real cold, they are very courageous and respectful campers! We hope to see them back!

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Hipcamper Kath

Perfectly private and spacious.

Kath F.
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(Riverside Tent Site)
October 17th, 2021

Valerie and her son Wynton took every opportunity to make me comfortable beginning long before my stay. They set up a fire for me, drove out my camping gear on a 4 wheeler, and allowed me all the privacy while there. The property is luxuriously large with seating, a river, trees all over and about 1 km from the main home. Feels like you're back country camping!

The path from where you park your car is a peaceful walk and simple to navigate.Wynton helped transport all my gear, thank you!The colours were mesmerizing in. this warm October.The driveway in is only the beginning of this spectacular property with rolling hills and beautiful sights.
Hipcamper Valerie
Response from Valerie, the Host, on May 18th, 2022

I love your pictures, Kath. Maybe we'll see you for a longer stay someday.

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Hipcamper Maxwell

Beautiful, quiet, hospitable

Maxwell S.
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(Riverside Site 2)
September 12th, 2021

Valerie was incredibly accommodating of our group. Her property is beautiful, and the title 'Very Private Riverside' does not disappoint. Nestled in a small meadow beside a creek, far from any roads or earshot of anyone else is where the campsite is. It was very well kept, Valerie provided water and firewood and assisted getting our gear to our site with an ATV.

This was my first Hipcamp trip and my experience on Valerie's property proved as a more beautiful and unique stay than what you may experience car camping in a provincial park.

Thanks Valerie! I'm sure we'll visit again.

Hipcamper Valerie
Response from Valerie, the Host, on September 12th, 2021

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, and you left the property in lovely condition. Thank you!

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Hipcamper Lee

A wonderful camping experience

Lee B.
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(Riverside Site 2)
August 9th, 2021

I had a really amazing camping experience here. The location was really amazing. Their farm is beautiful - full of rolling hills and a great view of the sunset. The camping site is tucked away in the back along a beautiful creek far away from any noise where there are trails to explore nearby farms.
Valerie's hospitality was amazing. The weather forecast for the night I was camping was pretty grim at first, but Valerie was very accomodating in providing alternatives to keep me out of the rain. Luckily the weather held out and I spent the night by the creek enjoying a fire.
I highly recommend this spot!

Hipcamper Valerie
Response from Valerie, the Host, on May 18th, 2022

Thanks to you mentioning the sunset, we've added a 'sunset watching hammock' at the top of the hill. Was so good to meet you, you were a wonderful first camper for us!

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Hipcamper Zhen S.
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(Riverside Tent Site)
May 1st, 2022
Property
Very Private Riverside
State
Ontario
Country
Canada
CA$40/night
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