Eight tenths of a mile hike/bike to your shelter in the woods. Then it is only a few hundred feet to a private dock and your own swimming area. Set up a tent or make use of a shelter. Your choice!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2 nights
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
We have had loons on the lake since 2014.
Natural features you'll find at Shelter in the Woods of Vermont in Vermont.
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It is more magical than what I imagined. If each forest has a smell this is the best smelling trail to hike in. The 20 min is dead accurate and it's a leisure hike in if you are not carrying like a tons of stuffs with many gentle ups and downs. We tried to pack light for this trip based on other's review but definitely still challenging to pick and choose. The site is situated so nicely with many options to set up tent. The lean on shelter is neat when the weather is unpredictable. Can't really describe the beauty of this place but you just have to come see for yourself. So peaceful so tranquil and super appreciated Tim and his family preserved and guarded this secret garden and willing to share with us.
Tim’s place was absolutely gorgeous! Plenty spacious enough for 2 tents, 2 shelters in case of rain, beautiful fire pit (with lots of fire wood), access to canoes for a paddle around the lake, and docks for sitting out on and for jumping off into the clean water!
Best site ever!
This was my second time visiting Tim's campsite and we had an absolute blast. It is the perfect campsite, the fire pit, the private dock, the little shelter, are all incredible details that make the site so special. We got to take a canoe out for a spin this time too! The pit toilet is an absolute dream too, brand new and SO clean! Can't wait until next year!
Nature lovers dream
I spent my birthday weekend here and it was every bit as amazing as I hoped it would be. The lake is gorgeous and peaceful. I saw loons for the first time and heard their beautifully haunting calls. Also a bald eagle.
I really appreciated the shelters. It was just the two of us so we stayed in these smaller shelter close to the water and set our 7x8 tent up inside with enough room to still use the table and benches provided. We really appreciate it the first night when there was a thunderstorm and we stayed cozy and dry. All the hooks on the walls gave us plenty of places to hang things and stay organized.
The lake water was a great temperature for swimming and beautifully clear. We purified it with a Sawyer Mini 0.1 micron water filter for drinking and it tasted great. We made use of the canoes and took a nice paddle.
Plenty of firewood was provided with donations via Venmo encouraged.
Nothing but positive things to say and I definitely plan on visiting again!
Tim was doing an 11 on our host scale, friendly and as helpful as he could be. The camp site is spectacular, on a pristine Vermont lake with lots of friendly boaters and kayakers passing by his 1000' frontage, situated on a nearly 100 acre forest preserve. Canoes, paddles and life preservers are provided on site, and two ultra clean (large and huge) lean to's and the most pleasant outhouse (low usage) we've ever been in. Higly recommended, we'll be coming back many times with friends!
Awesome spot. PACK SUPER LIGHT (two backpacks per person). Due to the weather, sometimes the available fire wood does not stay super dry and the trail is wet and muddy. If taking a bike or wagon, fat tires are a game changer. Keep food secure at night.
Tim’s place on Lake Raponda was awesome! We definitely learned that packing light is a must, bringing a cart up the hill on the way in was tough! We will definitely be back, with much less stuff next time! There is a picnic table and chairs for you, bringing them is unnecessary!
While we did stay during a few rainy storms, the site was still perfect. My favorite place to camp, by far. The hike in was worth it. We saw a loon, heard lots of frogs, and the water temperature was refreshing. My family and I didn’t want to leave. Our host made sure there were plenty of logs for a fire, toilet paper, canoes and life vests to use, and more! Highly recommend!