Hipcamp host Roy M.,
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Douglas designed the Farmhouse on CONSERVATION Land and retreated to this “hidden” large pond where he was planning a “floating barn”!

It is our latest site with plenty of space for 1- 3 tents on the North side of “Doug’s Pond”. 

It has Solar light next to the one of 3 signs bringing you too the site but I REQUEST you arrive well before dark and be guided by text


Douglas designed the Farmhouse on CONSERVATION Land and retreated to this “hidden” large pond where he was planning a “floating barn”!

It is our latest site with plenty of space for 1- 3 tents on the North side of “Doug’s Pond”. 

It has Solar light next to the one of 3 signs bringing you too the site but I REQUEST you arrive well before dark and be guided by text or in person as this site has a several turns that need to made to be found. 

It is on the large, long space where we suggest tenting under the apple tree which is marked with wide planks (to keep the growth down and ready for a tent). Stone fire ring set with some beam benches on the ground. Bucket for trash (see Extras) and water bucket for washing and for cooking (we recommend 10 minutes boil if you are cooking with this water).  Well water available near farmhouse. NO SOAPS in the Pond.

We have been advised not to allow imported firewood (can import Wood Beetle dangerous for our forest - PLEASE use the Firewood bundles we provide ($10) or pull wood from the woods and make it safer for use.

Beautiful and plenty of wildlife nearby... as well as a new Port a Potty with a short 200 foot walk (it has a solar night light).

Unique and lovely as well as being next to trails and roads to miles of remote spots with very few if any ... people.

In Winter we request only AWD vehicles go down to this site or park up by farmhouse and hike in so you can easily get out.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 34 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Roy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 12% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to Sunrise farm #5 Site: “DOUG’S POND”


River Inner Tubes

New Oversized Truck Inner Tubes - Great for going down the West River 10 minu...Read more

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Volleyball /Badminton/Football …

…donate if you like so we keep our equipment current… Soccer ball, Dodgeballs...Read more

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DISC GOLF FREE w your Own Disks or

We have a 72 acre farm and a New Par 3 Disk Golf Course - The Course starts...Read more

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Blackstone Propane Cook Stove

New Barbecue and Propane Grill combo with grilling and cooking instruments .....Read more

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Trash Pick-UP

Please leave no "Trace left Behind" ... but we will pick-up trash and Recycla...Read more

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Solar Water Shower units

Solar Water Shower unit available for 5 sites … Sites 1 and 2 at Sunrise Farm...Read more

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Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood (depending on weather -ma...Read more

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Charcoal briquettes

We provide a barbecue and will give you a full or half bag $8 whatever you need

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We do rent a couple of adult size recently maintained mountain bikes and there are plenty of trails we are connected to.


All Trails is a great app to show you the trails around. We are connected to many they don't show out back - logging roads

Horseback riding

Flame Stables in Wilmington ... Hazel takes out only 3 riders at time for $25 (cash only) and its a ride on trails for about 40...Read more


Rivers aplenty here - their speeds vary with how late it is in the year.

Off-roading (OHV)

Miles of logging roads behind our farm that we are connected with.

Snow sports

Lots of great choices nearby


Our big pond is artesian fed, clean and as big as a couple of Olympic pools without the chlorine.

Whitewater paddling

Seasonal - Spring

Wildlife watching

Lots of bird life and if you are quiet and patient much more.

Wind sports


Natural features you'll find at Sunrise farm #5 Site: “DOUG’S POND” in Vermont.


Miles of forests as far as the eye can see to explore... not a house you can see looking East for over 50 miles.

River, stream, or creek

Check out the local terrain. Many river, streams and creeks we can direct you to for swimming and exploring...some on our land ...Read more

Swimming hole

See Swimming above and River, stream or creek descriptions.


Directly behind our farm on the other side of the logging road you will find a wetland with otters and much more.


Non working farm now but we have plans for an organic grow next year and will be trading space for help.


Short but plenty of parking


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Hipcamper Mike
Mike A.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2022

Very pretty place to stay. Roy's land is very scenic and it's pretty reasonable to get to the site. The drive down the hill seems a little rugged at first, but my 2wd van didn't have any issues even in wet conditions.

Couldn't actually get the van into the campsite, since recent rain had formed a mud pit between the entrance to site 5 and the parking spot, but i was still able to park about 5ft away from the pond.

Roy and Gus were very helpful & responsive

Hipcamper Reid
Reid M.
recommends this listing.
May 19th, 2022

Gorgeous location, wish I could have stayed a little longer.

Hipcamper Ed

Sunrise farm - rooftop tenting a+

Ed K.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

Sunrise Farm was just what we were looking for. We opted for site #5 and this did not disappoint, we were surprised being so close to the pond that there were very few mosquitoes. The site and property gives you that remote feeling of solitude and at night we could hear owls calling out to each other.

A hike to the conservation trails was easily done and the red and white trails are really worth taking the time. Roy providing plenty of wood, kindling and cardboard to get out fire going Saturday night and a quick fire Sunday morning while sipping coffee and having breakfast.

Easily parked on site and provided level ground for our Rooftop Tent.

Five Star communication, excellent host and the feeling of solitude. We will return

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Hipcamper Roy
Response from Roy, the Host, on September 21st, 2021

Dear Ed, Thanks for those kind words and appreciation… we love sharing the land we are grateful to have to provide. Great shots… we pay you to return with photos like these. Best Regards, Be Well and Thrive! Roy

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Hipcamper Shameka
Shameka G.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

This was a perfect Labor Day weekend for my boyfriend and I. He swam, I laid in the shade of the trees and read, we hiked in the forest, sat by the fire, walked around the property, and even went in Battleboro for a little bit. It was the weekend getaway we desperately needed. We're already trying to decide when we could go back because it was just amazing!

Note - get there in the daylight. We got a later start than planned and had a little trouble finding the turn but thankfully saw some other campers who directed us to where we needed to be.

On our hike in the forestDoug's pondThe swimming pond
Hipcamper Emily

Rejuvenating stay

Emily R.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2021

Staying in Roy’s land was a magical experience! He took great care of us. There was plenty of room for 3 cars and tents. The pond is great for cooling off! It was fun wandering around some trails and exploring the property. I highly recommend this spot for some rejuvenation!

Hipcamper Ali

Amazing!! just book it.

Ali S.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2021

This is where you want to stay. Don’t stay at a state park, stay with Roy at Sunrise Farm. You’ll have privacy, room to explore and a great host. Took our 3 dogs and our van (3500 ext) to dougs pond. Had no problems getting down there. Anything longer or heavier might get stuck! Perfect spot. Hope to own land like it one day.

Sunrise farm #5 Site: “DOUG’S POND”
Hipcamper Roy
Response from Roy, the Host, on August 17th, 2021

Thanks Ali, Great to have you and we appreciate you leaving the spot pristine. Come again and explore some more… so much to see here. Be Well&Thrive! Roy

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Hipcamper Karen


Karen P.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2021

A beautiful serene spot, perfect for connecting with nature. Many birds fly about and even heard the coyotes howling one night. The site was level and grassy right on the small Doug's pond. A picnic table, fire pit, trash bin and a second table area to serve as a kitchen are present at this spot. The outhouse was clean and odor free. The swimming hole a short if wet walk away is large and circular the water was warm. Although it was a bit cold out for a human swim, my dog enjoyed muliple dips. Doug was a wonderful host and very responsive to our needs. Town is a short drive away and had a fantastic pizza place.

Had many swimsA view of our entire siteGreat setup 

Fire at the end of the day
Hipcamper Roy
Response from Roy, the Host, on August 2nd, 2021

Dear Karen, Thanks for your lovely comments and patronage. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best, Roy (Doug was our patron for the farm)

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Hipcamper Hannah

Senic, quiet.

Hannah W.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2021

Absolutely gorgeous spot. My sister and I camped two nights hoping to help our anxious dog escape 4th of July fireworks. We ended up having the lower area all to ourselves as no one was camping at the Lilly pond site. Gorgeous site right on the edge of a big pond. Close to Wilmington and Brattleboro and lots of hiking. Roy was very helpful and communicative and even dropped off some farm fresh eggs at 9 am after a night of rain. Thanks Roy!

Hipcamper Heidi

One of the best campsites ever!

Heidi A.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2021

"Doug's Pond was an AMAZING campsite! We had our own little private pond (great swimming for our dog), with beautiful views and sounds of frogs croaking and birds chirping in the mornings and evenings... The site was also very quiet and private, and was comfortably set up with a picnic table, fire ring, cooking area, and garbage bin. I'd highly recommend this spot to others!

Hipcamper Roy
Response from Roy, the Host, on July 1st, 2021

Thank you Heidi… hope you come also in the Fall when its so beautiful to photograph the ponds and trees…. Roy

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Sunrise Farm
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