Up 2.5 miles of dirt logging roads lead to a beautiful plateau and mountain drainage basin, surrounded by healthy forest of mixed hardwoods and conifers. Wildlife abounds and the sounds of traffic are nominal or nonexistent. The platform is situated on a large homestead with meadows, small fields and gardens in production and a greenhouse grows greens 12 months out of the year. Four homes are on the property with a few year-round residents. The 12-acre pond freezes to 3 feet thick. Huge snowshoeing and backcountry nordic skiing potential!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Meadow Mtn Tent Platform
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This place is AWESOME! It's a mix between a home and the best parts of summer camp. The area is well maintained and the campsite has an incredible location, overlooking a pond with rolling hills in the backdrop.
Anna (and her father) were incredible hosts. They welcomed us to use any amenities we may need. They also gave great recommendations of hikes in the surrounding area.
A few highlights:
- this is the opposite of any typical campground. It's secluded and charming and accommodating.
- the grill by the tent platform is great!
- waking up to the view of fog rolling over a partially frozen pond was quite nice :)
I'm not sure if I could do this place justice with mere words. We were greeted by Jim and Anna (father and daughter) who were friendly and helpful. As is in the description they were always available if needed but other than that they allowed us to have our space and explore the property.
Honestly, this place is a slice of my personal heaven and I fully plan on returning more than once. Thank you so much Jim and Anna for opening up your amazing place to us!
This was one of the coolest camp sites I've ever been to. It really was completely private (we could barely hear the people staying in the cabin across the pond), and we loved the novelty of canoeing across the pond to get to the platform. And the wildlife! We saw beavers swimming in the pond, frogs and salamanders in the forest, and heard barred owls calling at night.
The platform itself was plenty big -- we had enough room for our 2-person tent with extra space to set up our camp stools and prep our meals. At night we even had enough space to roll out a blanket and look at the stars (which were stunning, by the way). This is important, as there is essentially no empty space on the ground around the platform with the exception of the fire area. Also, the fireplace is not a ring, but rather is enclosed on three sides, with some metal slats across the top for a cooking surface (see pictures).
During the day we spent our time hiking, and there are a LOT of hikes nearby, not just in the White Mountains (~1 hour away) but also nearby state parks (~30 minutes away). As for amenities, the town of Bethel is a short drive away and we were able to stop there during the day to pick up some supplies. The big Stony Brook campground you drive through on the way to Anna's property also has a small store with many camp essentials (ice, firewood, insect repellent, s'mores fixins, etc) but be warned that they might be sold out of firewood if you come too late. If you plan to make a fire, I'd recommend picking up wood well before you reach Bethel, as we saw very few roadside places within 30 minutes of the campsite.
In terms of navigation, Anna's directions once you turn off the main road were spot on, and there's a parking spot available for your car. Our car (a Civic) was able to make it up the gravel road decently well, though there were a few tricky spots where I can imagine the car might have struggled in inclement weather.
A final note on cell service: I have Verizon and had service nearly everywhere we went in the area, but my partner has T-Mobile and lost service basically as soon as we left the interstate.
What a great camp site! Jim was a gracious host and one inventive, cool dude. His property is a fascinating place to explore with a lovely trail around the pond. The campsite itself was tucked away offering plenty of quiet and some incredible views. The best part was having a family of beavers as our neighbor. What a great spot to get away from it all- we highly recommend this place. Don't forget the bug spray!
I would absolutely recommend checking out this campsite. The platform had an incredible view and the property itself has a really welcoming yet unspoiled feel. Anna was very helpful with coordinating our stay and was available to answer any questions we had. We loved that there were canoes available for us to use! So glad that we stumbled upon this place.
Our stay at Meadow mountain platform was amazing!!! We had access to the entire pond for swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking the trail around it. Anna, our host, was more than helpful and extra sweet during our stay. We would highly recommend this location to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway right on the border of New Hampshire and Maine. We are in love with all it had to offer!
The Meadow Mtn Tent Platform was absolutely lovely. My boyfriend and I stayed on this platform over labor day weekend. It was a little brisk, but beautiful none the less. We spent the evening exploring the property sitting by the fire, and playing games. We woke up to a wonderful sunrise, went for a walk, and then had a chance to talk with Anna about the property, hipcamp, and sustainable living. Would definitely recommend.
I do need to point out, when we arrived - there was roadwork going on and we couldn't get up the road. We parked the car and walked up the rest of the way - if you're staying here soon, just double check that things are good to go! When we got to the top, there was another couple and they said that they called Jim (Anna's father) and he directed them to another route. Also, be mindful - if you don't have at least a tough car - you will not be able to make it up the mountain road, we actually would have loved to mountain bike it but only had our road bikes.