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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

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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 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
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
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 Rachelle
Rachelle D.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2022

What a gorgeous site, the tent platform and dry shed were a huge bonus. Really appreciated Briannes list of locations near by and recommendation for the local musical festival during our stay. Watching the full moon rise over Martins Pond while listening to the loons was unreal. Would absolutely recommend this hipcamp!

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Hipcamper Allison
Allison C.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2022

This is a magical spot! We just camped two nights with our four and year old boys and could not have asked for a better first time multi-night, off-car camping experience for them! We hiked devils hill loop directly from the site and enjoyed the incredible summit view, kayaked among loons and gorgeous views morning and afternoon, swam and played in the sandy bottom of the clear water pond and slept under the canopy of trees and brightest stars on a dry, flat tent platform while wolves howled us to sleep. We made all of our meals together on stoves on the picnic table, s’mores around the fire and appreciated the dry storage shed and compost toilet as well. The site is not only beautiful but truly has everything you need for camping with a vase of flowers to boot. You are on a parcel of land in between camps, aka, houses so it’s not a campground nor completely isolated. For us, it was absolutely perfect. We are so grateful to have found this magical place and can’t wait to go again!

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Hipcamper Sean

Beautiful spot! 10/10

Sean H.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2022

Such a nice spot. I wish I could have stayed longer.
Everything you need (aside from your tent/sleeping stuff).
Cooking equipment, firewood, kayaks, lifejackets, etc.
Gorgeous view. One side of the lake has no buildings on it; very pristine.

The platform for the tent proved to be amazing because one night it poured rain all night long... my tent was 100% dry inside even through this long downpour.

FYI there is no cell signal at the site, but about just 7-8 minutes prior to arrival you can use your cell phone. If you really need to send a text/call you can just drive up the road where you came in. Clear driving instructions and easy to find. My Google Maps worked perfectly (keep it open once you lose signal and it still works).

Hipcamper Uladzimir
Uladzimir V.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2022

I really liked this place. It's better than many I've been to before. I enjoyed my two days there. I will come back here for sure. By the way, there are kayaks to use.

Hipcamper Sean

Had to come back!

Sean C.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2022

This was my second time staying Brianne’s campsite and I brought a friend to show how beautiful it was. The water was perfect, the camp site was perfect. I plan on coming back many more times to use the kayaks and enjoy the privacy! Cleanest outhouse I’ve seen.

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.

The Alcove at Martin's Pond
Property
The Alcove at Martin's Pond
State
Vermont
Country
United States
$132/night
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