Hipcamp host Brianne T.,
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This pristine and remote half acre of paradise is nestled between three hard and soft wooded lots set on the farther side of Peacham's Hidden Gem of Martin's Pond. The pond, which houses a Loon sanctuary, is situated on the back side of the expansive Groton State Forest, underneath the Looming Beauty of Devil's Hill. Remote Camping at its finest*, campers will have access to


This pristine and remote half acre of paradise is nestled between three hard and soft wooded lots set on the farther side of Peacham's Hidden Gem of Martin's Pond. The pond, which houses a Loon sanctuary, is situated on the back side of the expansive Groton State Forest, underneath the Looming Beauty of Devil's Hill. Remote Camping at its finest*, campers will have access to a rustic out house and solar shower, as well as the clean waters of the pond for their use. Two Kayaks, with paddles and adult life vests are available for use on-site. Life jackets must be worn at all times. Please message for details. A small Shed on property can be accessed if dry storage space is needed. Firewood (an ample amount & kindling) and fire pit will be provided. Pets are also welcome, but please review the pet-deposit under "add-ons." Campers are expected to bring their own accommodations: Tent, Sleeping Bag, pad, cooking stove/ fuel, etc. For bikers and backpackers, the extensive back roads of Peacham, VT as well as the hiking of Devil's Hill and other parts of Groton State Forrest should provide vast space for discovery. Not to mention the pond itself for boating enthusiasts. Currently, power and cell service are non existent on the property. Quiet camping generators are not discouraged so long as they are not in use during quiet hours. Just remember that Cell service is SEVERELY limited and you're encouraged to download any media prior to arrival. If at any time you need our assistance the closest signal is the interstate. If you require a more tailored experience, we can make arrangements to meet you at your arrival to ensure a smooth transition to the campsite. Any other questions, Just ask! 

*While access to the site is remote and the beauty is real, Martin's Pond is a developed pond BORDERING the Groton State Park. Bear that in mind when visiting the pond during peak season periods, and most holidays and weekends.  Motor Boats, Neighboring campers, and other outdoor enthusiasts may also be occupying the environment and The Alcove at Martin's Pond makes no guarantee of the specific degree of remoteness and solitude one may experience while staying at the pond. Typically the lowest trafficked times on the pond are the shoulder months (April- early May/ late September-October, as well as mid-week during Summer months) 

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Brianne a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

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Hipcamper Amber
Amber R.
recommends this listing.
October 31st, 2021

The amenities were well thought out, and the site was beautiful. It got really cold at night in Vermont this late in the year, but traveling at this time means we got to be on the lake without encountering many people. I loved going out on the lake in the kayaks, using the firepit, and disconnecting for a bit. Echoing some of the other reviews, the outhouse was well maintained, and had no unpleasant odor. The dry shed was great for keeping firewood dry and storing items so we didn't have to keep walking back and forth to the car, and the tent platform was level, and extremely convenient. Overall, This site provided so much to make our stay comfortable, and we are looking forward to visiting again (next time a little earlier in the year when it's warmer.)

Gorgeous view on-site in the morning.
Hipcamper Molly

A great weekend trip

Molly R.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

We loved our stay. GREAT amenities and the kayaks were super fun. Outhouse was super clean and didn’t smell at all. The tent platform was super convenient!

Hipcamper Peter

Magical alcove

Peter R.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2021

Brianne's Alcove on Martin's Pond is a truly magical place! If you are looking for a secluded, private, and beautiful place to camp, this is it! The shed was super helpful for dry storage and the water access with the included kayaks and floaties was phenomenal! No visible neighbors to the left and the cabin to the right is only barely visible through the trees. There are of course other houses around the lake and some power boats so it's not silent but that's to be expected in New England in the summertime unless you are in a state forest or really remote. Bottom line is, if you want to camp in a beautiful, private spot with your own lake access, this is the place!

Hipcamper Adam

Gem on the pond with amenities

Adam L.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2021

Incredible hidden gem of a camping spot. Super tidy and not-stinky outhouse, plus a handy shed, sleeping platform right on a delightful pond. The loons are plentiful and the kayaks make getting out there on the pond so easy. Would like to visit again and hike the nearby trails.

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Hipcamper Jules

Vermont-y oasis

Jules B.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2021

Beautiful alcove, comfortable platform, and extremely useful dry shed! We loved swimming in the pond and hiking Devil’s Hill. The town of Peachum is very cute, and we equal parts enjoyed chilling at the campsite and exploring nearby destinations.

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Hipcamper Cait

Luxurious, thoughtful, beautiful

Cait H.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2021

What an incredible campsite! Everything was so thoughtfully arranged. It had so many great amenities, such as drinking water, washing water, soap and a sponge, four camping plates, bowls, and cups, grates for cooking over the fire, a hammock, and even kayaks! Def a bougie campsite - you want to stay here!

Hipcamper Sean

Great spot!

Sean C.
recommends this listing.
June 24th, 2021

Amazing stay. Super nice people and area. Perfect weather and coverage if needed.

Hipcamper Megan
Megan S.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2021

This place is incredible and we hope to be back! Our first day we had beautiful weather with kayaks, great food and a fire with plenty of wood! Our second night was a huge thunderstorm, but we were so very thankful for the shed to hide out in but still slept dry in our tent due to the perfect sized platform. It was so cozy and we were able to make the most of every minute due to the ammentities available. The host has clearly thought of all the small things, so if you forgot something they've got it! The entire stay was very much refreshing and appreciated! :)

Hipcamper Brianne
Response from Brianne, the Host, on June 26th, 2021

Thank you so much Megan! So sorry you experienced some bad weather (although what a thrill)! We hope to host you again in the future :). Cheers!

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Hipcamper Rebecca

Stay here!

Rebecca M.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2021

Many more amenities than expected! Grates for over the fire cooking, some plates, cups, kitchen utensils, citronella candles, little charcoal grill! We had a very lovely weekend. Having the dry shed, with the downpour we had on our first night, was essential! Thank you so much. Remote but not super private.

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