Hipcamp host J.E. S.,
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Pitch your tent on our hill and be nestled in your own private micro forest! Our sites are well established along an old logging road with dense forest on either side. There's plenty of room to get lost in the woods, or, follow the lighted path down through our co-working landscape to cool off in the river. Nearby attractions include Bread & Puppet Theatre, Hill Farmstead Br

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Pitch your tent on our hill and be nestled in your own private micro forest! Our sites are well established along an old logging road with dense forest on either side. There's plenty of room to get lost in the woods, or, follow the lighted path down through our co-working landscape to cool off in the river. Nearby attractions include Bread & Puppet Theatre, Hill Farmstead Brewery, Lake Willoughby, Museum of Everyday Life, and innumerable NEK gems. Ask us about our BIPOC discount! *Larger groups (6-10 guests) will enjoy booking sites #1 and #3 together* *Groups larger than 10, please inquire directly!*

Sites are well distanced from each other, guests share compostable toilet(s) which are open-air, stocked with TP & hand sanitizer.

Campsite area
Tent sites
3 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
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Have a question? Send J.E. a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Hipcamper Tanya
Tanya B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(#1 )
August 1st, 2022

We had a pleasant stay and the woods and brook and field were beautiful, thank you! The downside was the trucks out on 91 were pretty loud all through the night and there was some detritus at the campsite.

Hipcamper Jon
Jon B.
recommends this listing.
(#3)
August 23rd, 2021

A perfectly located camp to check out Willoughby, Bread and Puppet and the Museumbof everyday!

Pretty beautiful river for dip.
Hipcamper Kiley
Kiley S.
recommends this listing.
(#1 )
August 23rd, 2021

The site was sweet and private overlooking the lush, fluffy NEK landscape. Lots of mushrooms around! Very relaxing little creek running below the site that lulled me right to sleep.

Hipcamper Jordan

Beautiful spot in an ideal location

Jordan G.
recommends this listing.
(# 2)
August 5th, 2021

Our site (#2) was situated in a beautiful stretch of woods at the edge of the Birdhous field. The area was quiet and well kept with easy access to Lake Willoughby, Crystal Lake, Parker Pie, and other attractions.

A couple of notes to consider so you're not surprised:

The two composting toilets are part of the same stall and are situated right on the shared trail in very close proximity (eyeshot) to one of the sites. There's a divider between the two toilets and tarp curtains for privacy but a cutout in the back of the stall means folks can see the back of your head. It's a marked improvement from wilder-pooping but not for the timid.

As others have commented site #2 is a little tight. I managed to fit two two-person tents but it was snug. If you have a group any larger than say 3-4 people I'd look at one of the other sites.

Don't rely on the firewood kiosk for wood. There's a limited supply and you'd be better off stocking up from both Birdhous and some of the local roadside spots.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and would gladly recommend Birdhous to other hip campers. The sites are private, the location is serene, and you can't beat the NE Kingdom.

Hipcamper Randy

Lovely tent sites

Randy S.
recommends this listing.
(# 2)
August 4th, 2021

This is a great tent site among some trees on a hill overlooking their picturesque farm surrounding countryside. A little river meanders through too.

Hipcamper Erica

Exactly what we hoped for!

Erica C.
recommends this listing.
(#3)
August 1st, 2021

We had an amazing time camping at this site! The photos looked exactly like the camp site and the place was covered with beautiful wild flowers on the walk up! It was so lush and peaceful, we really felt like we were in the middle of the woods!

Hipcamper Bailey
Bailey C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(#3)
July 27th, 2021

The site is on a beautiful property and nicely situated in a clearing in the woods. The view from the hill the campsite is on is beautiful. There is a short, steep walk uphill from the parking area to the campsites. To campsite 3, it was about 1/8 mile. There was no table at the campsite, but there was enough flat space for the tent and great hammock trees! The sites are close enough together that you could see each other and shout to each other, but we weren't disrupted by the other campers. The composting toilets are placed right on the main walkway to all three campsites and there is little privacy, so if you're a shy pooper you might need to find a different spot. We thought we'd get firewood at the campsite, but there wasn't any, so we ended up buying some at a nearby store. Overall a beautiful and peaceful spot.

Hipcamper peter

Bummer

Peter L.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(#3)
July 20th, 2021

We really wanted to like this place but we’re super disappointed. Upon checking in I called the host, we were unsure if we were in the right spot since it was so overgrown. Never got a text or a call back. The compost toilets were 3/4s full, I ventured over to site 2 and could barely find the fire pit beneath the weeds, just a complete lack of any maintenance or oversite. Lake willoughby is beautiful down the road, you can camp for free in the state park and have a much better experience. We’ve had great luck with hip camp in the past and this was not in line with past experiences.

Hipcamper J.E.
Response from J.E., the Host, on July 29th, 2021

Peter, we're sorry to hear (only now!) of your sore experience. Wish we'd gotten some correspondence via the Hipcamp platform, as missed call from an unknown number with no voicemail left is pretty hard to recognize as a visiting Hipcamper with needs! To all those reading: We are, indeed, very hands-off hosts and we will ONLY respond within the Hipcamp platform for our own safety, privacy and security. Do not call us. In terms of things being overgrown -- we'd had a lot of rain, which makes things grow, and also makes it pretty hard to mow! Generally, there are very clear, well-kept (albeit a bit narrow) paths to move around and through. We love the wild style. Not for everyone!

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Hipcamper Nikki
Nikki S.
recommends this listing.
(#3)
July 19th, 2021

This was a great site! Very fun to walk around. Super quiet, even with the site nextdoor occupied. Beautiful views and in a really convenient location for the trip we made.

Awards

Best of 2022 Vermont
Finalist
Best in 2021 Vermont
1st place
Property
Birdhous
State
Vermont
Country
United States
$22/night
3 Sites

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