Hipcamp host Billy H.,
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FALL SEASON

It’s autumn, and Scotch Forest is the place to be if you want to witness nature’s artistic display of vivid fall colors. Primarily consisting of maple trees, Scotch Forest will not disappoint in lack of fall foliage. Don’t forget your camera. The geese are also back, a short walk to lake Denison will allow you to observe them, or a 6 minute drive into Danvi

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FALL SEASON

It’s autumn, and Scotch Forest is the place to be if you want to witness nature’s artistic display of vivid fall colors. Primarily consisting of maple trees, Scotch Forest will not disappoint in lack of fall foliage. Don’t forget your camera. The geese are also back, a short walk to lake Denison will allow you to observe them, or a 6 minute drive into Danville, where at Burbank Pond up to 100 000 geese congregate each evening at dusk in the fall. It is also the perfect time to go apple or pumpkin picking, a list of these and other options will be sent to you in your welcoming message. 

Fall promotion: for every 3 bundles of firewood purchased, you will get a 100g bag of freshly ground locally roasted coffee.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Nestled in the rolling hills of the Eastern Townships lies Scotch Forest. Here you can live amongst the hardwood trees, let go, and immerse yourself in nature’s beauty. Peace and tranquillity await you, along with a sense of calmness and healing from being absolutely submersed in nature. Experience the birds singing in harmony, the breeze whispering through the branches, water trickling down a nearby creek, ferns and wildflowers dancing in the wind, animals scampering amidst the leaves on the forest floor, fresh sweet smelling air, moss-covered rocks, field berries, and the sunlight peeking through the forest canopy. Feel free to wander the trails of the 100 acre wood, including an old road once used by horse and buggy, explore the brooks, or hang out in the meadow and watch the sun set, or stargaze.

We are in the Eastern Townships, 1hr 30min east of Montreal. Centrally located to explore the Eastern Townships, Bois Franc and Centre du Quebec regions, or a 1 hour drive to hop over the US border. Our region boasts some of the nicest biking trails in Quebec, made partly from old railway lines that have since been removed. Just a 5 minute drive brings you to the « route verte #1 » in Danville with a nice parking, picnic area and direct access to the piste cyclable (bike path). If hiking is more your thing then you are in luck. The Appalachian Mountains run through the Eastern Townships and present you with an array of choices to fulfill your trekking needs. Rivers and lakes are also in abundance offering you opportunities to fish, swim or kayak.

SITE DESCRIPTION

A tree tent is what awaits you at this site. Not just any tree tent, this is a Tentsile 2 person tree tent. Let’s face it, being suspended in the trees is an enchanting experience, a disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, all the while linking you to nature. Stay high and dry, no hard ground to sleep on, out of the way of nighttime critters. This is camping at its finest. Plus, you don’t have to worry about putting up a tent and taking it down. The tent is equipped with a waterproof rainfly that will keep you dry in the harshest of down pours. If it’s a clear night, then remove the rainfly and enjoy the breeze, the treetops dancing in the wind, and the stars peeking through the canopy. The 2 person Tentsile tent can support up to 200 kgs. There is a fire ring with a grill and a picnic table. Check out our extra options to make your stay a more memorable one. What better way to spend the night or weekend with a loved one and disconnect from normal life. ***YOU CAN ALSO ADD ADDITIONAL PEOPLE TO YOUR GUEST COUNT, AND PITCH YOUR OWN TENT ON THE GROUND AT THIS SITE.***

There is good cell reception. Your site does not have electricity and is not accessible by vehicle. Potable water is available in the garden, and there is a dry compostable toilet (outhouse) at your disposition. It is about a 6 minute walk to get there. If you have a lot of gear, cooler, etc., consider our transport service extra option when booking. The terrain is hilly and you won’t regret it. In addition, there will be extra options during checkout to enhance your stay. Examples of these include firewood, cookware (kitchen kit), transport service, solar shower kit, kids crafts, local produce, fresh water, popcorn, s’mores, coffee and espresso kits, baked items, farm fresh eggs, bike rental and workshops.

Please note, kitchen available means a wood fire pit with a grill. If you require kitchen amenities then check out our extra options.

ALSO, consider opting for the transport service (EXTRA OPTIONS), the terrain is hilly and it is a nice luxury not having to carry all of your stuff in and back out.

ABOUT US

My wife, myself and our 3 girls look forward to hosting you on our land in the wooded hillside of Denison Mills, a picturesque area with a lake, forests, fields, farms, an old flour mill, a church, and winding country roads. We have a friendly dog and chickens and live in a log home I built for our family. Various workshops such as making stained glass, beeswax products, mindfulness, log furniture making, and kids crafts can be reserved and made available on weekends. If you’re interested, during booking you can select the workshop of your choice as an extra add on option.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

We have the highest respect for nature and we strive to be environmentally friendly. Our firewood is harvested from dead and/or fallen trees from wind storms. Materials used for HipCamp come from the land (lumber, rocks, sand, clay, etc.), or are upcycled from neighbouring buildings that have collapsed, and items that would otherwise be thrown out and thus given a second life. We hope you too appreciate the environment, and benefit by reducing your impact during your stay. That said, we are happy to offer you recycling and composting options however, we challenge you to keep your garbage to a minimum.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Within a 5-20 minute drive: You can experience kayaking down the St. Francis River, amazing biking paths including “La Vallée” (biking along an old railway line) and “La Rive” (a bike path along the St. Francis River), walking trails through the marsh at Burbank with excellent bird watching, a public beach on Three Lakes, art galleries, museums, quaint restaurants and cafés, micro breweries, wineries, a distillery, farmers’ markets, berry picking, cheese makers, local producers, walking and biking trails, golf courses, live shows, and more. If you want to drive a little further there is the Mont Ham regional park, Mont Orford national park, Yamaska national park and beaches such as the Magog municipal beach with great walking & biking paths, picnic area, and park with great views of lake Memphrémagog. Furthermore there is the Granby Zoo, Amazoo water park, Bromont water slides and mountain biking. A detailed list will be provided in your welcoming email. Or, if you wish to leave your car parked, then feel free to hike in our forest, take a stroll down the country road to feed the donkeys, check out the farm animals, see beautiful lake Denison, the old flour mill, and the little church. We also have a couple of bikes we can rent to you cheap (see extra options).

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or inquiries. We are bilingual (français et anglais). Again, I will be sending you some awesome Google links to help you plan your stay. These will include places to eat, local attractions, hiking, biking, walking trails and more. We look forward to welcoming you, and will do our utmost to ensure your stay is a memorable and pleasant one.

Cheers!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Billy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Espresso Kit

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FREE Workshop: mindfulness

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Workshop: beeswax crafting

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Workshop: stained glass

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Workshop: log furniture

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Popcorn kit

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

On country roads and awesome bike path (sentier cyclable du Val-Saint-François)

Boating

Trois Lacs, Lac Brompton

Fishing

Many areas to fish. Check zone6 on peche.faune.gouv.qc.ca for details.

Hiking

You can hike in our hills or visit Parc régional Mont Ham (35 min drive), parc national Mont Orford (45 min drive). Mont Chapma...Read more

Paddling

Parc nautique Richmond on St. Francis River

Snow sports

Snow shoeing in our woods, ski de fond Bellevue (cross country skiing) & Mont Gleason (downhill skiing, snowboarding and tubin...Read more

Swimming

Municipal pools Danville & Richmond (7 min drive), Plage municipale d’Asbestos (20 min drive), plage Mackenzie (30 min drive), ...Read more

Wildlife watching

In our woods & étang Burbank in Danville

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Scotch Forest tree tent for 2 in Quebec.

Beach

Plage municipale d’Asbestos (20 min drive), Plage Mackenzie (30 min drive), plage municipale Magog (45 min drive).

Forest

Our site is all forest.

Lake

Lake Denison is just down the road 2min on bike. Trois Lacs which also has a public beach is a 20 min drive.

Mountainous

Our land has some pretty steep sections. Alternatively Mont Ham (35 min drive), Mont Orford National Park (45 min drive), Bromo...Read more

Field

Surrounded by farmers fields

River, stream, or creek

2 streams running through the property.

Wetlands

Burbank pond in Danville (7 min drive), awesome walking trail, great bird watching.

Driveway

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Hipcamper Bill

Simply stated, the best!

Bill B.
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(Site 1)
August 15th, 2021

Scotch Forest is the best site I’ve camped in over many, many years of bike touring. Billy and his family are kind, caring hosts who anticipated and accommodated everything we required and requested. Billy answered all our questions and enhanced our visit with many thoughtful touches … a personalized welcome sign, a flower bouquet and small collection of berries and tomatoes gathered from their property, and a nice overview of the history of the property and area. Oh, did I mention the site is spectacular? Simple put, the BEST!

Hipcamper Billy
Response from Billy, the Host, on August 15th, 2021

Thank you so much Bill. Your review is very touching. I am happy you had a pleasant stay, I hope you come back to visit us someday. Until then, take care and happy camping.

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Hipcamper Brenna

Straight out of a storybook!

Brenna F.
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(Site 2)
August 14th, 2021

Overflowing with tall trees, wildlife, and a serene atmosphere, Scotch Forest is the perfect getaway for nature lovers. I usually feel at home surrounded by trees, but Scotch Forest felt almost mythical, like something from a folk tale.

The tree tent is every person's childhood dream—a sheltered hammock floating high in the trees! The site itself is far from Billy's house and allows for a lot of privacy. It is quite hidden in the woods, but the path to it is very well indicated and I felt safe knowing that people live nearby.

In addition to the picnic table and fire pit, there is an outdoor bathroom, water station, and a variety of add-ons in case you forgot to pack something—or in my case—are wanting to try the local coffee! Billy and Emmalie were extremely welcoming and helpful to all my needs. Billy showed me around and told me a little more about the history of the land. Billy is a woodworker and craftsman, and I found it really inspiring how much care he puts into sustaining the land and the trees. I also tried my hand at craftsmanship when I took a stained-glass workshop with Emmalie. I had never done anything like it, but Emmalie made it very fun and accessible. I loved having a keepsake from my trip to bring home.

Denison (very close to Danville), Québec is a wonderful place to visit. The site is a short walk to Denison Lake and a short drive to Burbank Pond, a bird and nature lover's paradise. Being deep in the woods, while also being a short distance to nearby houses, allowed me to totally disconnect while also feeling very safe. I full-heartedly recommend booking a trip there. Scotch Forest is something straight out of a storybook!

Stained Glass Workshop with EmmalieScotch ForestFresh blueberries View from inside the tent
Hipcamper Billy
Response from Billy, the Host, on August 15th, 2021

Wow Brenna, thank you so much for the awesome review. It was wonderful having you as a guest. You really captured the essence of Forest camping and then some. Thank you again, and we hope to have you back in the future. Happy camping.

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Scotch Forest
State
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Country
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CA$55/night
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