Pitch your tent or string a hammock in one of our several serene camping areas around the meadow and forest. The meadow has thousands of wildflowers, hundreds of fruit trees, and several gardens. There is also a beautiful wooden stage that is nice for yoga or tai chi practice. The meadow is surrounded by forest and has a nice walking trail to enjoy. Fern Hollow is beautiful
Pitch your tent or string a hammock in one of our several serene camping areas around the meadow and forest. The meadow has thousands of wildflowers, hundreds of fruit trees, and several gardens. There is also a beautiful wooden stage that is nice for yoga or tai chi practice. The meadow is surrounded by forest and has a nice walking trail to enjoy. Fern Hollow is beautiful as it is peaceful. It's a perfect place to slow down, soak up the starlit nights, pull out a book or instrument and enjoy your company by the fireside. Our farm serves as a hub for community events and sustainability education - we are always working on projects, if we’re around and you’d like to learn more about the farm and what we’re up to, we’d love to bend your ear. You can also visit us at our website Fern Hollow dot org and Fern Hollow Farm Facebook & Instagram.
Please note: Camping sites are subject to availability and are first come, first serve, so to speak. We can accommodate large groups and multi-site camping - please write to us for more info. We also have an area that can accommodate a small pull-in or pop-up camper but please be sure to write to verify availability for the weekend you are looking to stay.
We provide drinking water and a small bundle of firewood for each site. If you need additional firewood, there is some available for sale. Trash and recycling bins are available but please try to minimize waste and pack out mostly what you have packed in. Much appreciated! We have a Porta Kleen toilet that is serviced weekly for campers and a small handheld solar shower available upon request.
Surrounding area: The farm is 5 minutes outside of Somerset, a quaint and historic small village in the rolling foothills of the Appalachian region. There are good dining and drink options (Strong & Co, Clay Haus Tavern, Sophie’s Tearoom) within the town square and drive-thrus and a small grocery store for any last minute conveniences you might need.
Nearby activities: If you feel like venturing off the farm for a day-trip, we love to go exploring the Hocking Hills area, about a 45 minute drive with many trails and parks within. It’s truly magnificent and if you haven’t been you will surely enjoy. Dawes Arboretum, 20 minutes away, is also a lovely place to visit and spend time exploring outside, or to enjoy a picnic. They host several family events and workshops throughout the year so be sure to check their calendar to see if there is something that might interest you. Or spend the day at the lake at Burr Oak State Park, approx a 35 minute drive. There are boating and kayaking opportunities, a beach for swimming and sunning, volleyball games, several picnic spots. We love to swim here! Also, a future UNESCO World Heritage Site the Newark Earthworks is the largest set of geometric earthen enclosures in the world created by people of the Hopewell Culture between 100AD-500BC. About 25 minutes away and a very interesting place to visit to learn more about indigenous culture and history. You can walk around the site and visit the Great Circle Earthworks Museum. We also enjoy a glass of wine every now and then at Vinbierge and Sand Hollow, two local wineries. Please let us know if there is something specific you are looking to do during your stay and we’ll try to point you in the right direction. Of course, relaxing at the farm is more than enough to fill your trip!
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
We had a workshop at the Dawes Arboretum. I was looking forr nearby camping options for a mushroom foray, and most of the typical campsites lookes dated and not super inviting. when looking for other options I came across hipcamp. I had heard of the site before but this was my first time using it. There were several sites within 30 minutes drive of Dawes arboretum, but this Permaculture farm looked like the best option. The campsite is at the bottom of a gravel road with a cornfield on one side and a couple houses on the other, As soon as we pulled up we ran into Eric. He was making sure we had wood even before we got there, and was super friendly when we met. The property has three unique campsites. One is completely in the woods, another is at the base of the hill surrounded by trees in a clearing, and the last one is at the top of the hill on the property overlooking the farm. When you drive into the farm you’ll notice a charming stage where they host some events and a really beautiful space. You’ll immediately notice all the work they put into creating a sustainable and gorgeous environment! I look forward to coming back here sometime next summer and seeing everything in full bloom. They have a good chunk of woods to explore, and are surrounded by farmlands. The old town of Somerset is a short 5 to 10 minute drive and will have a grocery store, several restaurants, and a place to get provisions. It seems they are growing a variety of fruits, different vegetables, and even‘s cultivating some shitake mushrooms in the forest! If you’re in the area and want a really amazing place to camp, with great energy and good people, this site is definitely for you!
A little piece of hocking magic!
This is a lovely spot! It’s a large private area, surrounded by trees, w expansive views of hills and fields, at the end of a quiet driveway. The hosts Eric and Olivia are very sweet and extremely helpful. It’s about 45-50 min from Hocking Hills and a good spot to base your adventures out of. The camping area is huge with lots and lots of space to spread out! We used the picnic table and fire pit and had a lovely time. They have an area close by that has a stage and a vegetable and fruit farm that they are developing bit by bit. There are hiking trails on property as well. We had the most beautiful and relaxing weekend. Thank you guys!!!
Beautiful stay with kind hosts
Had a wonderful stay at Fern Hollow, Olive and Eric were awesome and went out of their way to ensure that we were comfortable. The property was clean, secluded and beautiful. Will definitely be visiting again.
Olivia was a kind and gracious host. My plans were delayed by traffic and I arrived at dusk in the rain. Without complaint she meet me in the rain, showed be around, and got water for me to use. She even helped set up my tent, with a smile!
It was a beautiful site and look forward to returning in the future when I have more time to enjoy the property.