Fools Grove is my lazy two acre homestead. There is a dwarf fruit tree orchard, blackberries, blueberries, pears and a pollinator garden. I often have deer in my yard, groundhogs live under the garage and occasionally a flock of wild turkeys visit. Past campers have told me that I have "excellent bird diversity" in my orchard. I keep Fool's Grove as organic as possible and
Fools Grove is my lazy two acre homestead. There is a dwarf fruit tree orchard, blackberries, blueberries, pears and a pollinator garden. I often have deer in my yard, groundhogs live under the garage and occasionally a flock of wild turkeys visit. Past campers have told me that I have "excellent bird diversity" in my orchard. I keep Fool's Grove as organic as possible and avoid use of chemicals. There are no unpleasant smelling chicken farms near me, I promise! Our camping experience is "Primitive Plus" because I do have shared electricity, shared chemical toilet, shared water (hose), shared kitchenette (in the garage) and shared handwashing station. For bathing I can offer you our hose to spray down in while wearing a bathing suit or you are welcome to bring your own camping shower. To facilitate social distancing I have reduced the number of sites I offer to two. Car camping (site 1) is to the left of the driveway. It's the only site with car access and is very close to the house, street, and the communal fire pit. It's well lit at night by flood lights on the garage that stay on all night. Don't risk a night in a parking lot when you can have access to a coffee maker and toaster oven in our garage kitchenette! You may park in the grass by the log. If you are tent camping (site 2), park up by the garage. A very short walk behind the garage will take you to site 2, between the solar panels and the grapes. This is the biggest site and is most private. It's about equivalent to the State Park "Group Sites". In fact Fool's Grove is available for outdoor religious ceremonies, such as celebrations of the equinoxes and solstices, and weddings. I am happy to host your small group, but you will need to book both Site 1 (car campers) and Site 2 (tent camping). I request that campers have quiet hours from 10pm to 6am. If you communicate with me in advance, I may be able to be flexible with arrival times between 1pm and sundown. Rabies vaccinated dogs are welcome. Please keep your dog on a leash and clean up after your dog. You may talk your dog on a longer walk around the perimeter of the property, which I keep mowed. Please check out my "Extras" including bonfires, Woodfire cooking tools, musical performances, and fruit, when in season.
Delmar Pizza, Delmar, MD: Best pizza in the county, and I'm originally a Jersey Girl so trust me!
Cactus Taverna, Salisbury, MD (South of Fools Grove): Best Paella in several counties. Also, excellent white wine margaritas.
Third Wave Brewery, Delmar, DE: most local brewery, sometimes has food trucks.
Ikebana, Salisbury, MD (South of Fools Grove) : Best sushi and udon in the county.
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
You may lock your bikes on my fence near the garage.
You can walk or bike to a popular fishing spot a few miles down Williams Mill Pond Rd. N 38° 26.058 W 075° 33.199
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Past campers say I have "excellent bird diversity"!
Natural features you'll find at Fools Grove Camp in Maryland.
I'd describe it more like "edible landscaping" but we've got lots of berries!
The vibe at Fools Grove Camp
Places to see near Fool's Grove
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Elizabeth was very thorough and prompt with communication. She's a very sweet host and joined us for a lovely conversation when we were grilling.
It's a lovely big camping space, very safe neighborhood.
It wasn't very private though, fairly close to the highway and had a lot of light from neighboring homes.
Campsite was as described, with a chemical toilet and hand washing station and fire pit with a few chairs.
I would recommend this if you're looking for something not too far from assatugue and just need a place to set up your tent :)
If you drive the backroads to Fools Grove Camp, you will be treated to a view of beautiful farms and large expanses of fields on both sides of the road. Fools Grove Camp can accommodate both tent campers and camper vans/vehicles. There is an area to the side of Liz's house for your vehicle, which is where we parked. There is also a large fire pit in this area that is available for you to use. It was filled with tree trimmings while we were there!
Back behind the host's house is a small fenced in backyard where she has peas growing on the swing set! In the open space behind the fenced in yard you will see a solar panel and a run of grapes along with a solitary blueberry bush. This area is for tent campers and can easily fit two different groups with plenty of privacy for all. You also feel much further from the road than you actually area and the property is quite pretty.
Liz your host is very friendly and eager to make sure you are comfortable. Salisbury is only 6 miles away and offers restaurants, breweries, grocery stores, and anything else you should need. We recommend a stay at Fools Grove Camp if you are in the area!
Elizabeth is a very cordial host and her site proved to be great! My wife and I were looking for a place to stay while we visited the Assateague and Chincoteague Islands (highly recommended if you haven't been there). Elizabeth's place was an awesome location for that. It was a buggy at our site so do make sure you have insect repellent. Even though we did not spend much time at the site, we enjoyed the nature and privacy found there.
We had a great time at Fool’s Grove! Elizabeth was really accommodating when we had to arrive late, and was such a welcoming host. The campsite was in a field surrounded by trees, so there is privacy. There is also a fire pit with extra brush that we used to have a bonfire. My friends and I stayed for two nights and had an amazing time. The property has a tree grove and plants, so you get to wake up to birds singing and the sounds of nature. Would definitely come again!
We reserved at the last moment because of corona must c1ampgrounds weren't accepting tent campers however she confirmed our booking in less than 3 hours she was accommodating in everyway. This was our first time ever using hipcamp so we were a little weary and sketched out but she put our minds at ease right away we would definitely camp here again. Thank you so much!
My friend and I had a lovely stay at Elizabeth's place. We camped around the back of the property at site 2, which is more private from the road. It is quiet and nicely kept, with a wonderful little orchard and lots of native plants. We appreciated the Covid precautions, low contact, masks worn, etc. A very pretty, easy 45 minute drive from Bethany Beach. Thanks so much, Elizabeth!
Pros: Elizabeth is a lovely host -- she was SO flexible and accommodating with our delayed arrival (due to a travel snafu, we didn't arrive til 9pm). She was incredibly kind, and even set up lighting to help us pitch our tent in the dark! Wow. The site itself is lovely and very well-kept. When we woke up, lots of different birds were chirping ... I loved seeing the fruit on the pear tree in the orchard. Cons: We experienced the site as somewhat noisy. Traffic noise from a nearby road was prominent. A group of men outside the house next door were talking, laughing, and fixing a flat tire between 11pm and midnight. You are in the middle of a residential neighborhood ... I recommend earplugs!