Wolf's Haven is 17 acres of land on the skirt of Peck Hill, highest elevation in the town of Monson Massachusetts. Across the street is Cedar Swamp that the area Girl Scouts maintain a 2.5 mile hike thru and around the swamp. Cedar Swamp Road was the first road built between Springfield Ma. and Stanford Connecticut. On the Cedar Swamp Side of the property a new road was buil
Wolf's Haven is 17 acres of land on the skirt of Peck Hill, highest elevation in the town of Monson Massachusetts. Across the street is Cedar Swamp that the area Girl Scouts maintain a 2.5 mile hike thru and around the swamp. Cedar Swamp Road was the first road built between Springfield Ma. and Stanford Connecticut. On the Cedar Swamp Side of the property a new road was built 50ft towards the swamp leaving the original road (50ft wide) and stone walls on both sides. Quote from Lost New England. In 1732 a road was laid from Cedar Swamp, in the south part of Monson, to South Pond, in Wales. In 1739 a direct road was laid out from the centre of Monson to the old road running to Springfield, which traversed the northeastern section of the town. Flat part of the property will be Pines and Mountain-laurel's. On the East side of the hill will be Sunrise with Beautiful sunrises. West side of hill will be Sunset with amazing sunsets. This will be Leave No Trace Camping, bring it in take it out. Will have porta-poties to start, and am working in spring fed well on property with a water tower. Until then they have to use the hippie spring in the town of monson 3 miles away where a pipe comes out of the side of the mountain with the best water in Massachusetts. Looking to start booking in the spring around the end of May. more to come...
- Check in: After 10AM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Swift Rover 5mi
Girl Scout Trail thru Cedar Swamp
Natural features you'll find at HipCamp @ Wolf's Haven in Massachusetts.
Cedar Swamp Girl Scout Trail
The vibe at HipCamp @ Wolf's Haven
Places to see near Wolf's Haven
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I definately recommend Chris' sites, especially for those looking for a one or two day pitstop.
I do not believe that there is a street/house # for where the sites are, but Chris gave great directions and then walked down to meet me as I drove up the street. Helpful to contact Chris when you get close. (I had some dfificulty with cell phone reception going in & out at times in the area; quickly resolved by pivoting to find the right reception spot.)
As Chris noted, the sites are a work in progress.
Chris is still clearing tree stumps and levelling some areas so I had to park at the edge of the area, and was able to park 3 feet in from the road, as required by local city regulations. The clearings for camping were just a few feet in; mere seconds to carry my belongings in to the clearing, which Chris helped me to do.
The sites are right after a main junction of two roads, and the site that I was at was on a road that did not seem to be a major one. As such, while you could hear the sounds of cars, it was not so much as to be disturbing.
The two sites that I saw, had clearings that were in view of the road, while still offering some privacy with vegetation coverage. The site that I choose was big enough to accommodate my 9' x 11' tent with plenty of space around it, and with fairly flat area options for a large & a small table, and a reclining chair. There was a fantastic stone fire circle, with the a tree stump in the middle acting as the fire pit, which had a kindle starter already built, just waiting to be lit. (Thanks, Chris!!) There were stacks of cut logs of wood around, which was great. Chris also had a large water jug nearby filled with water to be used for fire dousing (not potable for drinking).
After cooking over the fire, I then relaxed as the dusk approached. I fell asleep as the rain started to come down more heavily, to the wonderful sounds of lots of night creatures out and about. (I did lock my food items in my car, just in case.)
Chris' communication was great, both prior to arriving as well as while I was there. He is very friendly, and was understanding about by changing arrival times. When I finally arrived, Chris showed me the sites; provided some setup tips; told me about the area; and shared with me a bit about himself & his background. After I was set up and settled in, Chris checked back to ensure that all was well.
I will most certainly check availability at Wolf's Haven when I am next in the area!
Chris is amazing and compassionate
My experience was very peaceful. Chris provides a site with a fire pit and unlimited wood! He came around if you ever needed anything! Beyond impressed on the hospitality at The Wolfs Den!
Chris was very nice, responded quickly to my messages, and was very laid back about arrival times (I was coming from 2 hrs away and hit traffic). The site was beautiful, very remote but still easy to find using the pics Chris has online, and the closest house was probably almost a quarter mile away. I could hear cars on the street, but very few drove by. I could also hear some coyotes at night, but never close enough to be of concern. There were also owls and tons of other birds at all hours of the day/night, deer, and beautiful sunsets. The hiking trails in Cedar Swamp are practically across the street; those are lovely as well, and I saw no other foot traffic while I was hiking the main trail there. Amenities such as Adam's Grocery/Liquor store and the local spring (which has delicious water!) are all within 3 miles of base camp, and easy to find via gps, which gets great service out there. There is an abundance of firewood on site, so no spending time dragging wood out of the forest or chopping it, which was quite nice. Overall, this site had everything i wanted/needed and more, and I'm very much looking forward to coming back to share this area with others!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful land, Chris!
Was more than i expected
Chris was very helpful with any questions I had. The site was new but very well maintained. Plenty of privacy and a nice fire pit that was stocked with wood. Chris also left a 5 gallon container of water that added a nice touch. Would definitely recommend the site and will be back again. Thanks Chris
So good, i had to come back :)
Second time staying on Chris's land, and it was just as wonderful as the first time!! Such a quiet area, I'm so happy I found this gem of a place! (For more info, please see the review from my first stay, as nothing has changed) Additionally, I brought a couple friends with me this time, and we ordered pizza from Paramount Pizza in nearby Palmer, Mass (Despite conflicting GPS reports, I think it was about 9 miles away) which turned out to be pretty darn good, very cheesy.