Hipcamp host "Kip" W.,
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Hundreds of acres to hike or bike on trails in the woods. We also have large open pastures with horses and cows. 

Around our house, peacocks roam the property as well as geese and chickens. Ten minutes from town feels like a world away. Stay in our one room cabin and listen to owls calling as the sun goes down. It was built by Kip and his son roughly 25 years ago and

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Hundreds of acres to hike or bike on trails in the woods. We also have large open pastures with horses and cows. 

Around our house, peacocks roam the property as well as geese and chickens. Ten minutes from town feels like a world away. Stay in our one room cabin and listen to owls calling as the sun goes down. It was built by Kip and his son roughly 25 years ago and has been enjoyed by the family over the years. It has a large, open fireplace (s'mores, anyone?), breezy loft space and a covered back porch. There is a small pull out sofa with a clean mattress, chairs and a table inside (ground floor), outside chairs and a porch swing out back. There is something about the sound of rain on the tin roof of our cabin. We have a gas lantern for your use; there is no electricity at The Cabin so bring flashlights for night time.

Check out our Extras! We have fruits and vegetables available from our gardens during spring, summer and fall--tomatoes, blackberries, pears, muscadines, sweet potatoes, pecans--ask us what's available in season if you're interested!

Our chickens lay the best eggs, too! Get yourself a dozen for a nice camp-style breakfast with grits cooked over the fire in the morning. As the length of days shortens, the hens stop laying for their winter rest so supplies tend to dwindle around October through March.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
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  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding

Ride your own horses on our miles of trails.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Watkins Farm Cabin in South Carolina.

Forest

Hundreds of acres of mixed hardwoods and pine forest to explore

Farm

Horses, cows, geese, peafowl and chickens.

Driveway

Circular drive around house. Most of the pastures are drive able. Recommend studier vehicle for transport to cabin or we can pr...Read more

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Hipcamper Brooke

A lovely place to retreat

Brooke G.
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October 28th, 2021

Watkins Farm is the perfect place to retreat, especially for those who love to be out in the woods! It is a camper's dream--comfortable chairs on the covered porch, a fireplace big enough to cook in (and to warm the cabin on chilly nights!), and just enough side comforts to make it super functional--like the outhouse, not far from the cabin, or the propane lantern hung inside by the door and the looong handled cookware hanging by the fireplace (even an old time popcorn fireplace pan!).

The cabin is surrounded by trees which are surrounded by pastures. If you want to feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, this is the place to be. There are plenty of trails to explore and plenty of water available at the creek or up at the main house.

My dog was welcome and was free to run around to her heart's content, which is what made this place particularly restful and enjoyable to me.
Kip and Connie (and their dog Cosmo) are super friendly and helpful and did an excellent job with helping us feel right at home. Their honey, eggs and vegetables are delicious--I highly recommend those add ons for your trip.

Side note: Also, as we turned into the driveway to the main house upon arrival and circled up to the front steps, several large peacocks were wandering around the yard in that golden sunset light, which was pretty magical. Driving through the pasture to the cabin in the sunset, with the horses tossing their manes and the cows grazing, was also stunning. It's truly a beautiful place!

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Hipcamper "Kip"
Response from "Kip", the Host, on October 29th, 2021

What an amazing review, Brooke--thank you so much for your awesome feedback! We really enjoyed meeting you and hosting you and your dog at the cabin. Please come back soon--we'd love to hear about your adventures backpacking!

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Hipcamper Angelia

Relaxing and an great experience

Angelia H.
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October 12th, 2021

We liked the serine setting and walks around the paths. Saw 2 deer and loved the stream that runs in front of the cabin. The host was so informative and personable. The fire place just made the evening. Talked there and had a restful night. We left the property all cleaned for the next guests.

Hipcamper "Kip"
Response from "Kip", the Host, on October 22nd, 2021

Thank you for your nice review and thanks so much for the clean up! We couldn't tell anyone had been there after you'd gone, it was a wonderful surprise! Hope to see you on future Hipcamp trips.

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Hipcamper Alex

Amazing!

Alex R.
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September 26th, 2021

Amazing kind people. Gorgeous property, amazing cabin.
Wonder trails and awesome horses and cows !
Would definitely stay over again!
Enjoyed very much

Hipcamper "Kip"
Response from "Kip", the Host, on October 22nd, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review, Alex. Y'all fared well arriving at dark which made things hard to see out in the woods that first night! We're glad you stayed with us and got to meet all the cows and horses. We hope to see you all back some time soon!

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Hipcamper Justin

Lovely secluded getaway. dog friend

Justin L.
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September 7th, 2021

Our stay was quite lovely, and as others have said, the hosts are spectacular. They made us feel right at home and the cabin and property are perfect for really getting away from it all. Tons of trails to explore around the massive property. Our dogs had a great time roaming around. Note that it is rustic, so you do not have running water or electricity, although the outhouse is one of the cleanest I have ever seen! We had 1 bar of t-mobile LTE service which was good to be able to check in with family and know we could be reached, but for the most part being away from all the hustle and bustle of daily live is the best part. Bring a camp stove or cook on the fire (plenty of firewood provided). We definitely plan to come back and stay

Hipcamper "Kip"
Response from "Kip", the Host, on October 22nd, 2021

We are so glad you enjoyed it here! We hope to see you back some time!

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Hipcamper Woo
Woo K.
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July 12th, 2021

Watkins Farm is amazing! We spent 3 days just walking around the farm and enjoying nature. The dogs enjoyed playing in the creek out back, and we spent most of our time on the porch hanging out. I highly recommend you get the add-ons when you book. We got sweet potatoes, corn, grits, and honey, and they were all fantastic! Our station wagon was able to make it on the trails. You just have to take it slow. We will be back soon!

Hipcamper "Kip"
Response from "Kip", the Host, on July 30th, 2021

Thank you so much for coming to stay at The Cabin and leaving us such a kind review! Our cows enjoyed meeting you and got a kick out of your bicycle :D Come see us again soon as the weather cools and fall sets in--great time to sit by the fire and listen to the creek!

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Hipcamper Robert

Peaceful

Robert D.
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June 29th, 2021

Kip and his wife were amazing host. Perfect place to get a way and enjoy the outdoors.

Hipcamper "Kip"
Response from "Kip", the Host, on July 10th, 2021

Thank you for staying with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the Cabin and look forward to hosting you all again!

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Hipcamper Benjamin
Benjamin M.
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June 20th, 2021

This place is perfect for anyone who needs a break from the busyness of life and wants to slow down and watch the wind blow through the trees. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here.

Hipcamper "Kip"
Response from "Kip", the Host, on July 10th, 2021

A great way to describe the Cabin! Thank you for choosing us for your Hipcamping trip!

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Hipcamper Jo Thomas

Micah & i loved our stay

Jo Thomas W.
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June 10th, 2021

Kip’s cabin was perfect. I would describe it as a minimalist ultra cabin. I plan to go back as soon as possible. I was only able to stay one night, but it was fantastic. My dog loved exploring and I loved the porch swing and trails and the nice hike back to my car the next morning. The honey is divine! And maybe next time I’ll try to grits and eggs as well. Thank you for a perfect stay!!

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Hipcamper "Kip"
Response from "Kip", the Host, on July 10th, 2021

Thank you so much for choosing us, Jo! We really enjoyed meeting you and Micah--Cosmo LOVES to play with a nice big friendly dog! Come back soon! We would love to host you again!

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Hipcamper Christy

Beautiful

Christy S.
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May 9th, 2021

Went on a bikepacking trip and booked this place. I have never seen a farm so beautiful. The cabin is rustic and secluded. Hosts were phenomenally welcoming.

Hipcamper "Kip"
Response from "Kip", the Host, on May 16th, 2021

Thank you so much for the review, Christy! We enjoyed meeting you all and are so glad you enjoyed the farm and cabin--I'm sure you all needed some rest after your long ride that day. The weather worked out perfectly. We sure hope you all can make it back to see us soon!

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Property
Watkinsfarm
State
South Carolina
Country
United States
$50/night
1 Site