Hipcamp host Erin O.,
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Only 1.5 miles from our cozy little capital city, we are a six minute drive to downtown but set in a wooded landscape bordering protected land and North Branch River Park. We live in a small house, maintain extensive gardens and run a native plant nursery on site. The campsite is set away from the house, nursery activities and neighbors and looks down into the forest and wi

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Only 1.5 miles from our cozy little capital city, we are a six minute drive to downtown but set in a wooded landscape bordering protected land and North Branch River Park. We live in a small house, maintain extensive gardens and run a native plant nursery on site. The campsite is set away from the house, nursery activities and neighbors and looks down into the forest and wilderness parkland. It can accommodate up to a 9x12’ tent. Plant lovers are welcome to tour the gardens and nursery.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Other
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Erin a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Turtle Hill Native Plants in Vermont.

Forest
Suburban
Farm

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Hipcamper Chea

Gardens meets woods

Chea S.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2022

Turtle Hill was perfect in every way. The site was soft and flat, buffered by trees and close to the trails and gardens on Erin's property. He had water ready for me when I arrived. An outhouse is in close proximity to the site with a washing station. The site over looked a pine forest with ferns. Quiet, private and peaceful while being minutes from Montpelier. Erin's communication was superb and he's a super nice guy. He has incredible gardens to explore.

Sign out front where you park. This little inch worm kept me company during my stay.
Hipcamper Erin
Response from Erin, the Host, on August 13th, 2022

You are too kind Chea! It was lovely having you as a guest. Best of luck with your endeavors and hope to see you again soon!

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Hipcamper Bruce
Bruce M.
recommends this listing.
July 1st, 2022

Erin was very accommodating for our short stay. Very secluded and peaceful back in the woods.
At the site a picnic table would be a bonus.
Beware if you are hiking or biking the hill to the house is a killer especially at the end of a day. Have everything you need when going up there.

Hipcamper Casey
Casey C.
recommends this listing.
May 7th, 2022

Erin is a great host with a nice place to camp very close to Montpelier. I would recommend and come back!

Hipcamper Meredith

Quiet spot for the night

Meredith R.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2021

Camping on Erin's land was a great choice! It was easy to find, and we had plenty of space and privacy to ourselves. We both slept very well and biked down the hill in the morning to get breakfast in Montpelier (about a 10 min bike down - it a rather steep hill going up, FYI!). He made us feel very comfortable by leaving out some firewood and drinking water. Thanks, Erin!

Hipcamper Carlyn
Carlyn K.
recommends this listing.
October 13th, 2021

Erin's campsite was peaceful and quiet, we had a very pleasant stay there for one night. We did the hike that Erin suggested to us, and it was amazing! We were provided with plenty of filtered water and wood to build a fire.

Hipcamper Matt

Peaceful weekend away

Matt D.
recommends this listing.
October 6th, 2021

I enjoyed my two night's at Erin's place. Erin was easy to communicate with and I loved that he built a fire for my arrival so I could chill out and enjoy it once I finished getting set up (especially since I arrived at night). The setting is peaceful with a large flat area with soft moss underneath. Erin did a good job mapping out the paths with wood beam guides on the ground so it keeps you from getting lost. I felt far away from the house which was both part of the charm and part of the challenge. If you find yourself going back and forth to your car for things then it is a 3-4 minute walk uphill to go back and forth. I loved how out in nature the place felt while still being really close to the downtown area. Erin also did a great job setting up his native plant area and I will be curious to see what the place looks like as he continues to build it out. I would stay again.

Hipcamper Madeleine

Highly recommend!

Madeleine V.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2021

My stay was great! Got there pretty late after my train was delayed, and Erin graciously opened the gate and showed me the getup in the dark, bringing me plenty of freshly filtered water too. It's a beautiful area, even saw some deer! Didn't get a chance to have a fire or to fully explore, as I had to leave fairly early in the morning, but but all the more reason to go back!

Hipcamper Adam
Adam G.
recommends this listing.
August 3rd, 2021

Fantastic place to camp so close to Montpelier. Camp site was great, nestled in the woods nice and peaceful with enough distance from the main property for privacy. Plenty of space for one tent on a leveled area, possibly could fit two if needed. Erin was a stellar host. He was very accommodating and friendly during our stay. The property and amenities were also fantastic; water, outhouse, firepit. If you're looking for a nice escape conveniently located, this is a great place.

Tent area at Turtle Hill Native Plants
Hipcamper Leah
Leah N.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2021

Wonderful place to stay- peaceful and welcoming

Property
Turtle Hill Native Plants
State
Vermont
Country
United States
$30/night
1 Site

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