About Moss Hill Farm
Experience a bit of natural immersion and enjoy the endless opportunities for outdoor recreation while camping in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts! We're a 300 acre farm focusing on producing organically grown fruit, vegetables and timber for local markets. We're finally making available our properties scenic brooks, waterfalls, swimming holes, forests and meadows to folks seeking to experience a truly unforgettable, countryside retreat. Ask about sampling some of our organic garden produce. Currently visitors to the farm are enjoying broccoli, cabbage, apples, lettuce, cilantro, parsley, peaches, pears, jalapenos and tomatoes!
Blandford State Forest offers thousands of protected, woodland acres for additional exploration directly adjacent to our property for the truly ambitious explorer. The exciting and wild, Westfield River Canoe Races happen annually just a mile down the road from the farm on April 15th each year. Ask to borrow our fleet of modern bicycles for single track and back road riding. We can provide two, four and 8 man tents on loan at no extra charge as well as a hammock and extra rain cover. Also in the neighborhood are many swimming, white water boating, rock climbing, gardening and hiking opportunities.
Our quiet farm is near the university town of Northampton offering opportunities from fine dining to yoga, art galleries and live music. Participation in some of the gardening activities can be arranged in exchange for fresh, organic produce.
There is a wonderful network of hiking and biking trails that start at the camp site, meander through the woods, and intersect at different points on our farm, make their way to Black Brook and eventually converge with Stage Brook.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 4
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent, Vehicles & RVs
- Check in after: 12PM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Weeknight discount: 10% off
The vibe at Moss Hill Farm
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Our party of six had a lovely relaxing camping weekend here. Jed and his family were totally accommodating when we needed something but otherwise left us to our own devices. The site is located down a short-ish hiking path from a dirt road, which makes it feel isolated, in the best kind of way. Fresh-from-the-spring water is tapped out another short walk down the hill from the campsite.
We were comfortable in three normally sized two-person tents but the site would have gotten tight with any more. Ample tree cover means you're safe from the occasional rain shower, and there's a large fire pit next to a very clever half-tree table for cooking (and lots of downed wood nearby for firewood). The privy even has stained glass windows! Cumby's (and a liquor store) are right down the road if you need to duck out to restock on ice and other necessary items. As expected for the area, there are ticks about - so don't forget the DEET!
Possibly the best thing about this location is the swimming hole - an easy hike down an old farm road from the spring spigot. Water was clear, cool, and refreshing! Probably about 4' deep at the most. We also happily traded a few minutes of weeding sweet potatoes for fresh-from-the-ground organic garlic, kale, and spinach to supplement our camp kitchen. We highly recommend checking it out!
These sites are amazing! This place is our new favorite camping spot. Moss Hill Farm offers secluded, private spots with ample tree cover. A short hike (less than 10 minutes) down the hill leads to a private waterfall swimming hole that is perfect for relaxing in the summer heat. Plenty of firewood was provided, although we didn't even really need it because we made use of the fallen logs and sticks surrounding the site. Our host, Jedidiah, was very accommodating and even offered us some excess organic produce when we left. This place is quiet and peaceful and very relaxing!
There is a lovely site set up for tent camping about 100 yards off a dirt road that you have to yourselves with a great fire pit. The site itself does require walking in so you have to carry your gear. There's also a nice and clean outhouse and another 100 yards or so up the road is a lovely stream. If you want to camp in the woods by yourself then this is the place. Very removed from the farm that owns the property. We were in a vw camper van and only there for a short night so didn't make use of the fire pit or anything. Lovely spot if you're looking for the feeling of camping in the woods at a nicely cleared spot with fire pit and wood provided without having to hike mikes to get to it. Jed was very nice and accommodating.
Moss Hill Farm is a gem of a spot, with plenty of woodland solitude. Campers can set up in the forest, or if they are traveling in an RV or van, can make camp on the secluded logging road. There is a spring for filling up your water a short hike from the camping area. The road in is bumpy and a bit rutted, but our compact car made it in and out no problem. The highlight of this spot is the secret waterfall and swimming hole in the woods. It's a hike downhill from the camping area, but it's not to be missed!
Jed was kind and welcoming, and the farm and forest were perfect respite from the cities and highways of our trip. The location gave privacy and adventure in a manageable site. The campsite itself gives plenty of space for tents, food prep, and fires. The privy/compsting toilet makes camping far from facilities more manageable for those unfamiliar with back country methods. The swimming hole is every bit as magical as you would expect and more.
We stayed at a private campsite about 100 yards from the road. It was more than big enough for are 4 person tent and a fire. There was plenty of firewood stacked at the site and delicious, potable water about another 100 yards away. We walked down to the swimming hole and waterfalls everyday and had a blast. Our puppy loved it! We will definitely be back!
Jed was a very kind and easy going host. When we arrived, we walked with Jed through our site and along trails in the woods that would get us to potable water and a swimming hole. Though it was raining the first night we stayed, the thick canopy kept us dry. A beautiful brook ran alongside the space, and we had plenty of firewood provided by the farm to get us through the weekend. Though we were comfortably close to reality, this space was a remote oasis in the thick woods, and I would be happy to go back any time.
Moss Hill Farms was a lovely hideaway, not too far of a drive from Boston. Jed had provided us with a tent, so all we had to bring was food and our belongings. It made for a great weekend! The campsite we had was clean, spacious and had a beautiful stream right next to it. The toilet and water spigot were very convenient as well. The best part of this place was the watering hole! Can't miss this!
I arrived at he farm and drove up the dirt road to the first house which is marked Mason. Gave Jedidiah a call and he came out to meet me. We talked about the Christmas tree farm and the history of the property. I followed him up the logging road to a small parking area. Then he walked me down a few interconnecting paths to show me the spring water source and point out the road to the swimming hole. I picked the campnsite that was closer to the road as I had a lot to carry. The sites are all walking from the car area. So worth it as you get a sense that you're the only ones there. The campsites are laid out with plenty of sitting stumps, a prep table made from a split log, a firepit, a healthy stack of wood, and a level place to put a tent. The living area is cleared out as well. I found a perfect spot for my hammock.
In addition to growing Christmas trees and organic produce the farm is dedicated to timber. Lots of forest!
I look forward to returning as there are some great trails for hiking and mtn biking that link up with the logging roads.
I drove to a couple local microbreweries and then built a fire to enjoy my night.
Moss Hill Farm was an excellent find and my group of three friends and myself couldn't be happier with our choice to stay there. Immediately upon entering at the yellow Moss Hill Farms sign, we knew we would have a secluded and rustic experience. We drove the winding wooded path to a clearing that led us passed peach trees (from which Jedidiah encouraged us to pick and enjoy) and the farm's beautiful and large garden with delicious variety (from which we took parting gifts of herbs and veggies upon departure). We continued driving through the woods to our parking spot, then walked a trail to our camp site.
Site amenities: This site had no table, but Jed offered a picnic bench that served us well. Other sites did have tables. This site had a fire ring and a grill, and a nice level area for our 4-person tent. There is an outhouse on the trail between the parking spot and our site, as well as a drinking water spigot just a short walk further passed the site. I am glad that we brought a 5-gallon collapsible water bladder, which we filled once and used for the entire weekend.
Don't forget to visit the swimming hole! It is a short walk passed the water spigot and will NOT disappoint. Two peaceful waterfalls keep the water moving, offering a clean and refreshing area to swim and play.
Jed was welcoming and accommodating. I messaged him through hipcamp a few times while there and he always responded promptly. I would highly recommend camping at Moss Hill Farms to any one who is looking for an authentic camping experience.