Hipcamp host John A.,
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Summer is here!  Come and enjoy our pond or nearby VT swimming holes.  Of course with summer comes mosquitoes so be prepared.

  Curl up in front of the fire and relax.  Marsh Billings farm museum in Woodstock has lots of fall activities.  Christmas is n




Summer is here!  Come and enjoy our pond or nearby VT swimming holes.  Of course with summer comes mosquitoes so be prepared.

  Curl up in front of the fire and relax.  Marsh Billings farm museum in Woodstock has lots of fall activities.  Christmas is not that far away, Vermont Country store is close and Woodstock has unique shopping. 

We are closing weekdays during the winter as a general rule.  If you want to stay for an extra day let us know and we will unblock.

Spacious one room camp, bunk bed, dinning table, and chairs. Sweeping view to the South. Swimming pond 5 minute walk. LP burner and some cooking utensils. Wood stove for those chilly nights. No electricity but LED battery lighting. l. 

Note that we do not charge a cleaning fee like some sites.  We appreciate our guest leaving the camp as found.  So far so good!

Camp has the following: LP 2 burner cook top, pots and pans, dishes, flat ware, some spices and such.

Fresh clean water will be at the camp when you arrive.  The furnished jugs have been cleaned.  If  you still wish to bring your own drinking water please do so in reusable jugs.  We are trying to limit plastic use.

NOTE:  Using GPS, Google map, or other device our address may come up as Perkinsville, Ascutney, or even Springfield even though the town is Weathersfield.  Check the map and just confirm that Center Grove Rd is shown or called out as off of Weathersfield Center Rd.  


 There is plenty of wood to scavenge on site.  There is a small buck saw in the cubby. However if it has rained or raining you may want to bring kindling wood.

We now have slab wood for sale if you do not want to rummage for wood in the forest

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN KINDLING WOOD FOR THE STOVE. Chunk wood is furnished for the inside stove.  There is a splitting maul, snow shovel, and hatchet

Check in and out times are flexible if no one is booked on either side.

And last but not least if wedding bells are in your future your host is a Justice of the Peace and can perform wedding services!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Off site, Connecticut river 3m and Black River 3m

Wind sports

Hang gliding off Mt Ascutney or tandem ride at near by flight park

Snow sports

Cross country on snow mobile trails. Snow shoeing, we have 2 pair to borrow. Alpine Okemo 30 min Killington 55m



Natural features you'll find at Green Mountain Retreat in Vermont.


Lovely view across the Green Mountains


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Hipcamper Lynne

Cabin with a view, and so much more

Lynne R.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

This spot is amazing! Truly a gem.
I stayed here with my 72 year old mom for 4 nights and it was exactly what we were looking for. Quite, peaceful, beautiful surroundings for gazing either day or night. Short walks on the property were nice, and more challenging hikes within 10 minute drive (Mt Ascutney, Little Ascutney and river walk).

The cabin was a fantastic upgrade to our typical tent/lean-to camping style and it had absolutely everything we needed. The water jugs that John had waiting for us were very helpful. The indoor fire place was dreamy, and the 2-burner stove top was appreciated and used more than we anticipated.

John was a very respectful host. He checked on us during our stay to make sure we felt comfortable in the cabin and with it's many uses.

The view from the cabin was incredibly and the environment was very peaceful. The fireflies were out in full force during our stay, which my mom enjoyed tremendously. We were lucky to have the biting insects at bay during our stay (mid-late June). My mom did have a challenging time with the rough terrain around the site and to the outhouse. This was exactly the setting we were looking for, AND this is not the typical state campsite with paved roads to the bathrooms and hand raked flat campsites. A person with limited sight and ability may find this site challenging. Thankful John had ski/walking poles sitting in the cabin and my mom was able to modify her steps with their aid.

We would excitedly visit again.

Hipcamper Randal
Randal S.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2022

This is a beautiful spot. As a single dad, I was nervous about bringing my 3 kids(all 8 and under) to a cabin in the woods with no electricity but they had a blast! It was really nice to unplug and connect with the kids. The owner (John) offered up the pond behind his house for swimming and there are some beautiful swimming/fishing spots just a short drive away. At night we enjoyed a stunning sunset over the mountains and a great show of fireflies to finish the night.

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Hipcamper Scott

Beautiful view, secluded

Scott B.
recommends this listing.
June 18th, 2022

Beautiful view, secluded with great wood stove that can make the inside even cozier. We would definitely go back.

Hipcamper Emily
Emily S.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2022

We had a great time camping at John's, and we'll absolutely be back! The cabin is well-equipped, the view is beautiful, and the pups had so much fun in the pond.

Hipcamper Aisha

Like living in a painting

Aisha D.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2022

This was one of the nicest hip camp location we have ever been to. Upon arrival, we drove up to very well treated land and continued up the hill and through the trees until we reached the beautiful cabin with a view.

Cabin: 9/10. Cabin was clean and equipped with everything one could ever need. Forgot cooking supplies? They've got it on the cabin. Don't want to grill outside? They have a camp stove set up inside for ya. Get cold at night? There are extra sheets and sleeping bags in what you brought was not enough. Bored? There are a lot of games, coloring, chalk, etc. to entertain your hearts desire. I loved waking up to the trees outside and hearing the birds chirping. If it weren't for the pesty ant (termite?) invasion I would absolutely give it a 10/10 but I'm terrified of any sort of flying insect near where I sleep so it gets a 9.

Outdoor space: 11/10. The fire pit and bench were well taken care of. We did bring our own firewood picked up locally but when we ran out we were able to purchase some slabs for $5 a wagonload which was nice. If you visit in the warmer months, bring a canopy or you will be outside in the full sun (which is wonderful for folks that want to tan). We also visited the pond which was refreshing and nice. Overall loved spending time outside the cabin this weekend.

View: 12/10. No description needed. It's like a painting and at night just look up at the stars.

We will definitely recommend this listing to our friends!

Hipcamper Robert
Robert C.
recommends this listing.
May 18th, 2022

Amazing place to get away! Great view, well accommodated, and very friendly. Will definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Kathy
Kathy M.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2022

We had a great stay at the Green Mountain Retreat! Beautiful views, good swimming in the pond, and lots of great hiking in the area. The cabin was simple and comfortable. We had everything we needed and the hosts were also very nice :-)

Hipcamper kazzy
Kazzy Z.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2022

Beautiful and amazing and relaxing!

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily Q.
recommends this listing.
February 13th, 2022

Beautiful views in a really special, perfectly simple cabin. My partner and I enjoyed games and tending to the fire while breathing in all the fresh air. Our dog was living her best life roaming and sniffing and playing in the snow. Access to towns and trails and much more nearby. John was super kind. The only thing we'd change is that we could've stayed longer. Will be back (again) soon!


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