Hipcamp host Tamara F.
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ESCAPE TO THE BEAUTIFUL FARM & ORCHARD COUNTRY,                                                       MORE COWS AND APPLES THAN PEOPLE

            ***    REGISTERED HISTORIC SITE     CIRCA 1890 ***

                        * LIVING  FARMSTEAD  MUSEUM  *

                             DEMONSTRATION GARDENS

TREE SWINGS, HORSESHOES ,BASKETBALL HOOP

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ESCAPE TO THE BEAUTIFUL FARM & ORCHARD COUNTRY,                                                       MORE COWS AND APPLES THAN PEOPLE

            ***    REGISTERED HISTORIC SITE     CIRCA 1890 ***

                        * LIVING  FARMSTEAD  MUSEUM  *

                             DEMONSTRATION GARDENS

TREE SWINGS, HORSESHOES ,BASKETBALL HOOP ,ARTS AND CRAFTS

            ***FIREWOOD BUNDLES AVAILABLE ONLINE OR AT FARM***

               (NO OUTSIDE WOOD PLS- INSECT/DISEASE RISK )

                                       SPACE HEATER IN BUILDING

Fresh organic produce, homemade canned goods and organic,non gmo eggs available , gratis morning hot beverage bar

Victorian Summer Kitchen Curiosity, circa 1890, is located on small, organic Cloud Nine Farm among the beautiful Orchard, Dairy and Mennonite country of Western Maryland. 

Glorious sunrises over the Catoctin Mts and a great 360 vista of the surrounding Farmlands and Orchards. Close to the Appalachian trail and several State Parks, great biking . Awesome area. We DO have good Wifi in all buildings                                                                     THIS IS REAL FARM COUNTRY

                                           (sights, sounds and smells)

Fresh local produce available either on our Farm or at innumerable Orchard stands throughout the year. This includes milk and ice cream  :) , Apples, Peaches, Plums, Cherries, Strawberries, and all types of veggies and meats.

The summer kitchen and its loft are outfitted as they would have been in the Victorian times, with implements for cooking, canning, candle making, herb and plant processing, braided rug making. etc.  Object being to perk your curiosity and to reflect on another time in history, when practically every farm and homestead were self sufficient.

Also, part of the stable is set up as a eating area, and the barn and hayloft as a hands on Farm museum to explore. Old fashioned games and rope swings and Arts and Crafts for additional fun. 

Our Mennonite neighbors milk 120 cows twice a day, and in the summertime, the cows come up to our back fence.  This area is still very much Agrarian, with hundreds of Farms still being worked, it is a wonderful thing to see, experience and appreciate.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Tamara a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at VICTORIAN SUMMER KITCHEN CURIOSITY in Maryland.

Cave

Cavetown is here, named after it's caves, Crystal Grotto caves are close by to visit

Mountainous

Located in "The Great Valley" between 2 mt ranges. Spectacular. Close to Camp David, the Presidential retreat known for its gre...Read more

River, stream, or creek

Antietam creeks and Potomac river close.

Waterfall

Cunningham Falls State Park 10 mins away, has a trail network and a waterfall

Farm

Cloud Nine Farm organic Flowers, Herbs and Veggies. Pollinator meadows, windmill tower, cool 1890 Pointy Victorian house.

Forest
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The vibe at VICTORIAN SUMMER KITCHEN CURIOSITY

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Hipcamper Polina

An educational victorian dream

Polina T.
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2019

I took my mom here for Mother’s Day weekend and we both loved it! Staying at Tam’s was like staying at an old friend’s place. She’s incredibly welcoming and friendly. Tam’s only been at this property for about a year and a half and has already poured so much love into restoring and caring for the place. Her passion for American history, especially agrarian culture, is evident in her hospitality, her desire to keep the space & decorations original and authentic, and her knowledge about tools, arts & crafts, gardening, etc.

The summer kitchen is an original late 1800’s building. There are still a few things that are not restored yet, but no big deal. It’s not meant to be a modern tiny house or anything, so there’s dust and patina. As long as you go in with the expectation that it’s an experience like going back in time, then you won’t be disappointed. However, if you are a bigger/taller person, you might have some trouble climbing the stairs into the loft as the stairs are also original and the people back then were much smaller. The lofted space is also open with no guard rails, so not recommended for young kids that run around. She’ll have other listings that are better for families.

Tam’s property and the orchards behind it are great places to go for a nice half-mile walk through apple & pear trees. There’s also nice places to sit around a fire. Her dog Willow, the sweetest, smartest German Shepard, can keep you company. There’s also a ton to do around the area including wineries, orchards, and creameries.

We can’t wait for Tam to expand her Hip Camp experiences and come back for one of her workshops or canning or rug-braiding in the future!

Tam’s sweet German Shepard, WillowA salad made from Tam’s garden!VICTORIAN SUMMER KITCHEN CURIOSITYTam’s passion for agrarian culture is evident from all the tools & antiques she’s collected. She provides books that tell you what these tools were used for.
Hipcamper Tamara
Response from Tamara, the Host, on May 16th, 2019

Per Polina's helpful suggestion, I am putting up a guard rail in the loft. The Summer Kitchen has movable mattresses, so it is not necessary to sleep in the loft, ppl can sleep on the ground level if they prefer. The object is to keep things original, so you can see things as they were in 1890. This was the kitchen for cooking in summer, to avoid heating up the main house, and to reduce the risk of fire in the main house.

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Hipcamper Barbara

Enjoy some living history!

Barbara G.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2019

Tam has a lovely property, and she is a lovely host. Her property is ideally situated among rolling farmland, and her kitchen cottage is a romantic throwback to the days of yore. Tam has carefully maintained her property in keeping with the era of its construction. She has outfitted her kitchen cottage into a living museum full of period furnishings and kitchen items. She has stocked the cottage with books about the life and times of her property, and she provides thoughtful touches for her guests, including a powerful pair of binoculars with which to see the many colorful birds on her property. (She'll be happy to identify them for you too!) While visiting Tam with my husband and 9-year-old boy, she took time to show us her garden, give my son a ride on her tractor, and even whip us up a yummy breakfast over her fire pit on our last day. There is plenty to do in the area, for both adults and kids. While there, we rented a kayak for some exploring, visited a neighborhood dairy farm for ice cream, and hiked to the gorgeous Catoctin Falls. Antietam Battlefield is also a short drive away, In Smithsville, we ate at the Dixie Café and Wolfe Inn -- both very affordable and full of local flavor. I highly recommend a stay at Tam's farm. We'll be coming back for sure.

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Hipcamper AMANDA
Amanda A.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2019

The moment I booked I imprinted on Tamara. We kept in frequent contact and she included the best way finding techniques and local knowledge of the grounds and the area. Often you see something and it doesn’t exceed your expectations and memory palace of what your weekend should be. It felt as though I had arrived at a place in another century was home. We spent the night sitting around the fire talking and baring our souls. You may find time to stroll the grounds by yourself or try to explore the small bedroom town but what’s the point when you have an incredibly worldly and thoughtful host with the most gentle giant dog that paces outside your window. It’s a fairytale. Next day we walked around and every place unearthed had a story.

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Hipcamper Gwen

Beautiful farm country experience

Gwen O.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2019

I brought my two daughters for an overnight and we were charmed by the Summer Kitchen. Tamara was a wonderful host, so full of knowledge about farm life and the local area. We loved cooking over the fire, hanging out in the yard and house with Tamara and her wonderful dog and going to the local creamery. Luckily it’s not far for us, so we will be back.

Lovely gardens. View of the house from cooking over the fire.  View from the fire pit.Flowers in a window box.
Hipcamper Rupert
Rupert L.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2019

Tam is a very welcoming host and we spent our time here learning about all the things she is growing in her garden, feeding chickens and sitting by the fire watching the lightening bugs come out. Accommodation is rustic but definitely one of a kind.

Hipcamper Katarina
Katarina S.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2019

The property was even nicer than expected. Both the exterior and interior of each part - barn, cabin, house are all tastefully decorated. I simply enjoyed walking around the property and relaxing at each little corner, from the tree swing to the garden. We were a bit worried about the heat initially, but massive trees provide nice cover in a number of spots around the property. As for the tools and plants you see, Tam is a wealth of knowledge.

Hipcamper Lily

Great welcome on an old farm.

Lily W.
recommends this listing.
September 14th, 2019

Tamara is a very welcoming and warm host who goes out of her way to help in any way she can. Her dog, cats, and chickens are all very sweet. She had dinner ready for us when we got there, delicious and a lot from her garden or around the area. Peaches and tomatoes were the best I had since a long time. Our short stay on a long car trip was refreshing and interesting.

Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea V.
recommends this listing.
October 2nd, 2019

Tamara has created a beautiful space which captures the local history and heritage of a bygone era. The landscape is breathtaking and the gardens are rich with tasty fruit and vegetables surrounded by gorgeous flowers. This is by far the best off the grid camping experience I’ve ever had. Tamara is a warm, welcoming and generous hostess 🌼

Hipcamper Kristen
Kristen F.
recommends this listing.
October 6th, 2019

Tamara was very friendly and welcoming. The animals and pieces of American history provided a fun learning experience for the whole family. So many cool things to see and do!

Awards

Best of 2019 Maryland
3rd place
Property
Cloud Nine Victorian Farm
State
Maryland
Country
United States
$99/night
1 Site

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