Hipcamp host Colby T.,
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•All the rain has wrecked havoc on our Bell tents, so after the weekend of July 24th Lynx will be a byo tent site, still with our huge 14ft by 16ft platform to keep you off the ground! Down the old town road and abutting a stone embankment, Lynx's Lair is the newest addition to the Elsewhere Homestead. Built up on a cedar glamping platform, the site comes with bell tent and
•All the rain has wrecked havoc on our Bell tents, so after the weekend of July 24th Lynx will be a byo tent site, still with our huge 14ft by 16ft platform to keep you off the ground! Down the old town road and abutting a stone embankment, Lynx's Lair is the newest addition to the Elsewhere Homestead. Built up on a cedar glamping platform, the site comes with bell tent and cozy deck. A raked out site complete with a large fire pit, the site can also accommodate one medium sized tent on the ground. At the Lynx's Lair, it's not uncommon to hear the sounds of barred owls calling to each other at night, or the distant yowling of coyotes in the abutting state forest. In fact, the Lair is right on the edge of a State of Vermont designated forest, as well as the Town of Vernon's forest. 

This site is deep into the woods at Elsewhere and very private, yet less than a 5 minute walk from the parking area. While staying at Lynx, explore the surrounding forest and check out the overlook of Mt. Monadnock only a couple hundred feet uphill from the bell tent. Bring your road bicycles and go for our Best Day in the Countryside loop, with a 25 mile ride on nearly all back roads that'll take you to a farm to table restaurant (The Farm Table in Bernardston), Hitchcock Brewery, and ends with Blueberry House ice cream in Guilford VT. The bustling artist town of Brattleboro is only 12 minutes away from our home, featuring Whetstone Brewery, one of the most beautiful breweries sitting right on the edge of the Connecticut River. There are tons of spots to get out on the river or a handful of lakes and ponds to choose from. And don't forget hiking! From a leisurely backwoods loop at Elsewhere to Mt. Wantastiquet overlooking Brattleboro, and further up the grueling Mt. Ascutney 45 minutes away, there are plenty of places to get after it. Book through hipcamp, or discuss with the duo when you arrive to add on to your stay later.

*Besides Lynx Lair, we also have a sites called Owl Grove, Coyote Ridge, and another canvas bell tent site; Bear's Den. You can also book out our entire campground for you and your friends! Rates are $175 a night for all four sites. Message Colby to for any questions or details on booking all of Elsewhere Homestead.* 

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Colby a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours

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Natural features you'll find at Lynx Lair in Vermont.


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Hipcamper Andrea

A peaceful evening elsewhere...

Andrea A.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2020

It was a quiet and peaceful evening. I had a big fire pit that kept me warm and a cozy tent up off the ground. I called back and forth with the owls. I was awoken by birds singing and the sun shining in to the tent.

Overall this is a tranquil spot that was the perfect place to get away! The hosts are a cute couple in their tiny house and are around if you need anything. They were very welcoming and offered firewood for a fee. There is access to an outhouse and lots of nearby trails to explore.

10/10 would stay again!! :-)

Hipcamper kelsy

Great hangout spot!

Kelsy A.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2020

This is an adorable site- tucked into the woods far away from everyone, but along a clear path with signs and solid directions. The platform is a great spot to sit, drink a beer, and listen to animals all evening. The tent is waterproof and cozy- nice to not have to worry about setting up a personal tent.
I made great use of the firepit too!

Hipcamper Gioia

Beautiful woodsy spot!

Gioia C.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2020

The site was just as beautiful as I was anticipating! It was very secluded and romantic for our getaway. Colby was really friendly and helpful! Would love to stay again sometime when we have the opportunity :)

Hipcamper Vladimir

Great experience

Vladimir G.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2020

Colby is a wonderful host! Also like all the story behind his Homestead. Highly recommend to use this spot.

Hipcamper Philip

Wonderful location & clever set up

Philip G.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2020

I had a great time during my stay at the Lynx's Lair. The site was super clean and the hosts very friendly. The canvas tent was a unique change of pace from my normal a-frame and the string lighting on the interior was a nice touch.

Hipcamper Jessie

Beautiful spot!

Jessie J.
recommends this listing.
September 30th, 2020

Our stay at Lynx’s Lair was just what we needed: relaxing! Such a beautiful spot in the woods of Vermont!

Hipcamper Amir

We will most definitely be back

Amir D.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2020

We had an amazing one-night stay at Lynx Lair in Elsewhere Homestead, albeit too short. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The campsites at Elsewhere are truly breathtaking. We visited in the fall when all the leaves were changing color and we were not disappointed with the results. That said, the forest included tall trees, boulders, cliffs, and even a stream that was flowing strong due to heavy rains before we arrived. I'm sure this would be beautiful any time of the year.

The tent was a really great quality style tent with a heavy canvas material and rubber flooring built on a raised wooden platform. The string lights were also a great touch. Overall, we truly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to come back

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Hipcamper Corn

Perfect fall camping

Corn W.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2020

I made a return trip to Lynx Lair because this truly is one of my favorite camp sites and is convenient enoigh for a spur of the moment trip. I was curious if it would feel private now that the trees have been denuded and can say it still felt every bit as private as I had hoped. The weather was perfect for sleeping with temps in the 30s. I'll likely keep returning until i reach the temperature limits of my gear.

Hipcamper Corn

A charming spot in the vt woods

Corn W.
recommends this listing.
March 24th, 2021

Lynx Lair was just as lovely as when I had last stayed there. The brook was running fast from the winter melt, creating a relaxing backdrop as I drifted off to sleep. One of my favorite places and I'll definitely be coming back.

Elsewhere Homestead
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