Hipcamp host Dominic P.
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Three different and separate, secluded tent sites are dotted around the farm. Each with it's own charm: Pondend, Hedgerow, and Fieldedge. If you prefer a roof over your head, check Moon In The Pond Farm Overlook Cabin.

Moon In The Pond is a small farm nestled on a quiet and picturesque dirt road in the southern Berkshire hills in Sheffield, Massachusetts. Raising food

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Three different and separate, secluded tent sites are dotted around the farm. Each with it's own charm: Pondend, Hedgerow, and Fieldedge. If you prefer a roof over your head, check Moon In The Pond Farm Overlook Cabin.

Moon In The Pond is a small farm nestled on a quiet and picturesque dirt road in the southern Berkshire hills in Sheffield, Massachusetts. Raising food naturally and sharing the experience has been a strong and growing commitment throughout the farm’s 23-year history. Through production and education Moon In The Pond maintains a strong focus on the elegant integration of historic and modern technology. The farm is situated on preserved land that is surrounded by thousands of acres of wild, conserved land (in part owned by The Nature Conservancy). Adjacent to the farm, as well as dirt-road-hiking distance and driving distance nearby are numerous marked hiking trails, including the Appalachian Trail and several offshoots. Also in the neighborhood are canoeing, kayaking, swimming, rock climbing, off-road, dirt-road and country-road biking, snowshoeing, cc skiing and pretty much any outdoor activity/adventure opportunity. As an alternative cultural mecca there are numerous other entertainment opportunities from fine dining to yoga, art and music. It's still amazingly quiet and the milky way is clearly viewed. Also participation in farm activities can be arranged as well as organic home cooked farm meals.

There’s a wonderful hiking trail that starts at a trailhead ½ mile north of here on our road, Barnum Street: The Nature Conservancy Rodger and Virginia Drury Trail. The trail starts at the road, goes through the woods, then intersects a corner of our farm field (where you can jump on or off from the farm/your campsite) and goes down to Schneob Brook. Rodger and Virginia Drury were the farmers on this land 1945-1985.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
3 bookable sites
Access
Walk to listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, charcoal grill
Toilet available
Flush toilet
No pets
No showers
Pack it out
No picnic table
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Dominic a message!
  • Check in: After 9AM
  • Check out: Before 6PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

The farm is on a dirt back road amidst a series of connecting dirt roads in Sheffield. Great for back road biking. Paved coun...Read more

Fishing

Some of the best New England fly fishing is very near.

Hiking

LOTS of hiking possibilities from gentle stroll on a marked trail next to the farm, to serious uphill day hikes that connect to...Read more

Snow sports

Two downhill resorts nearby: Catamount (NY), and Butternut. Cross country and snowshoeing are fantastic on the farm if you're ...Read more

Swimming

Dozens of great swimming holes within a short drive. Notably: Bash Bish Falls, Umpachene Falls, Green River, Schnoeb Brook Old...Read more

Wildlife watching

On our acreage we've seen lots! Birds galore: song birds, woodland, field and grassland, raptors, owls, wrens, woodpeckers (4 ...Read more

Boating
Paddling
Climbing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Moon In The Pond Farm in Massachusetts.

Forest

We're surrounded by thousands of acres of preserved land, park land and state forest and park land. Every type, every situatio...Read more

Lake

Twin Lakes very nearby.

River, stream or creek

Housatonic River, Green River, Schneob Brook (borders the farm), Blackberry River, Umpachenee River, etc.

Swimming hole

Shhh... (See Rivers and Waterfalls)

Waterfall

Places to see near Moon In The Pond Farm

Taconic State Park
Taconic State Park
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Housatonic Meadows State Park
Housatonic Meadows State Park
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Lake Taghkanic State Park
Lake Taghkanic State Park
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Macedonia Brook State Park
Macedonia Brook State Park
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Lake Waramaug State Park
Lake Waramaug State Park
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Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
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Catskill State Park
Catskill State Park
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Black Rock State Park
Black Rock State Park
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Mills Norrie State Park
Mills Norrie State Park
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Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
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Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
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Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site
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Cherry Plain State Park
Cherry Plain State Park
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Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
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Kettletown State Park
Kettletown State Park
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Clarksburg State Park
Clarksburg State Park
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New England National Scenic Trail
New England National Scenic Trail
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Fahnestock State Park
Fahnestock State Park
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River Highlands State Park
River Highlands State Park
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Thacher State Park
Thacher State Park
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Weir Farm National Historic Site
Weir Farm National Historic Site
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Hurd State Park
Hurd State Park
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Woodford State Park
Woodford State Park
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Molly Stark State Park
Molly Stark State Park
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Max V. Shaul State Park
Max V. Shaul State Park
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Saratoga National Historical Park
Saratoga National Historical Park
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Lake Shaftsbury State Park
Lake Shaftsbury State Park
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Gillette Castle State Park
Gillette Castle State Park
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Harriman State Park
Harriman State Park
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Fort Dummer State Park
Fort Dummer State Park
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Wells State Park
Wells State Park
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Devil's Hopyard State Park
Devil's Hopyard State Park
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Selden Neck State Park
Selden Neck State Park
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Green Mountain National Forest
Green Mountain National Forest
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Hammonasset Beach State Park
Hammonasset Beach State Park
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Mashamoquet Brook State Park
Mashamoquet Brook State Park
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Townshend State Park
Townshend State Park
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Jamaica State Park
Jamaica State Park
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Rocky Neck State Park
Rocky Neck State Park
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Hopeville Pond State Park
Hopeville Pond State Park
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Wawayanda State Park
Wawayanda State Park
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Moreau Lake State Park
Moreau Lake State Park
81 miles way Explore
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
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Wildwood State Park
Wildwood State Park
82 miles way Explore
George Washington State Park
George Washington State Park
83 miles way Explore
Monadnock State Park
Monadnock State Park
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Emerald Lake State Park
Emerald Lake State Park
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Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
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High Point State Park
High Point State Park
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John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley N...
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Glimmerglass State Park
Glimmerglass State Park
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Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park
Paterson Great Falls National Historical...
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Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
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Pearl Hill State Park
Pearl Hill State Park
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Hamilton Grange National Memorial
Hamilton Grange National Memorial
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General Grant National Memorial
General Grant National Memorial
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Gilbert Lake State Park
Gilbert Lake State Park
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Fire Island National Seashore
Fire Island National Seashore
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Lake St. Catherine State Park
Lake St. Catherine State Park
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Greenfield State Park
Greenfield State Park
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Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National H...
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Burlingame State Park
Burlingame State Park
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Thomas Edison National Historical Park
Thomas Edison National Historical Park
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African Burial Ground National Monument
African Burial Ground National Monument
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Lower East Side Tenement Museum National Historic Site
Lower East Side Tenement Museum National...
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Hipcamper Lu
Lu T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
November 15th, 2015

We had a blast!!! Such a nice place. In the middle of nowhere, apart from WiFi and phone signals. This place is a jewel for people who look for absolute peace. If you wish to check out the town near by, don't forget to enjoy the local tapas cuisine.

camping in here was a great experience. a little chilly this time of the year but we had a great tendFinding wood for a controlled fire took no time.
Hipcamper Javier
Javier P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
June 20th, 2016

One of the best experiences in my recent camping. Took my three-year-old son on his first camping trip ever! As any father wishes - you just want to have all things set up right for the magic to happen, for the magic to happened!

On arrival, the farm is beautiful and very well set up. The campsite is walking distance from the farm and isolated enough to feel in sync with nature. We camped by the pond and to our surprise, we had the most amazing firefly show at night with a background frog symphony. Marshmallows around the fire and just good company.

Hospitality was great, Dom (owner) gave us a great tour of the farm. We met all the animals and got to know his farming philosophy.

I would unmistakably recommend the Moon in the Pond Farm for all of you how are looking for a nice easy first encounter with camping and nature. Easy access, walking distance from the car, great hospitality and best of all great environment.

I will be back!
Thx!

CampsiteMarshmallow experiance The farm viewsThe pond!
Hipcamper Phillip
Phillip P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 4th, 2016

Dominic and his Moon In the Pond Farm are a real treasure.

For those seeking a quiet camping experience surrounded by an incredibly varied landscape nestled amongst an amazingly diverse organic farm, look no further.

Also, no need to pack in a lot of food because Dom has it right there for the choosing.

Trust us, try the bacon.

Hipcamper Maliea
Maliea C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 5th, 2016

My boyfriend and I had a great time camping here! It was a beautiful little farm (with very cute animals!) and our site felt very private without being difficult to access. Dom was very helpful. too. It's a great jumping off point to do and see a lot of greatl things in the surrounding areas. We were able to swim, fish, hike, and take a scenic drive in one day. I hope to come back and stay longer one day!

Hipcamper Peter
Peter H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 11th, 2016

Dominic is a great host who takes good care of his farm and guests. He was happy to show us around the place which is set on a bucolic, rolling landscape fit for a movie set. Our camp site was nicely tucked away but an easy walk from the road. Highly recommended. Would definitely come back.

Hipcamper Ian
Ian D.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 20th, 2016

What a great experience! Our planned weekend of camping was thrown off course after discovering the CT State Parks had closed early for the season (budget cuts). Luckily we discovered Dominick and his beatifiul farm. Upon arriving we first found Dylan, a farm hand, who provided a very educational tour of the farm for my two boys (4 & 7), including background on each of the animals and vegetable crops. His passion for the process and the importance of organic farming completely engaged the boys . We camped in one of the large grazing fields - beautiful and private. Note you can drive to the field to drop off your gear - just can't leave your car there (it is parked a few hundred yards away by the 1700's farm house). Dominick was also a great host - full of positive energy and great stories to entertain the children. He also set us up with a grill and charcoal (for a small fee) because fires were not allowed due to the drought.

There was a great hike right on the property too - probably 2 miles through varied terrain down to a river. The boys loved the long boardwalk that led across the wetland area (where they saw many newts).

Overall a wonderful experience - so much more beautiful and memorable than a campground. We will be back.

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Hipcamper Paul
Paul G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 12th, 2016

A wonderful farm with happy animals and beautiful scenery!

Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 30th, 2017

The only secluded campsite on memorial day weekend! Our campsite included a fire pit, view of the huge pond, with pigs, cows, and sheep all within walking distance. Dom was an amazing host recommending hiking trails and towns to visit. The ability to use the farmhouse's bathroom was a definite plus! We would absolutely go back and recommend to friends.

fire pit by the pondcampsite by the pondyaks just up the road!one of the three pigs!
Hipcamper Callie
Callie S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 10th, 2017

Moon in the Pond Farm was a perfect escape from the city! We were able to camp on the edge of a gorgeous field which lit up with lightening bugs as the sun went down. The farm is surrounded by nature preserves so there are many beautiful walks you can take without getting in your car. The pig even had piglets while we were there! They have farm fresh eggs, bacon, sausage, and cheese for sale so be sure to take advantage of that! We would highly recommend this beautiful little farm.

Property
Moon In The Pond Farm
State
Massachusetts
$55/night
3 Sites