Hipcamp host Karen C.
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Come enjoy a stay on a working farm! Collect eggs from the ducks, pet the rabbits, play with the dogs and cats, or just watch and enjoy as the honeybees go about their daily chores and the ducks free range and just do what ducks do! 

We have campsites available in the back of the property that is secluded and heavily wooded, including a creek running across the propert

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Come enjoy a stay on a working farm! Collect eggs from the ducks, pet the rabbits, play with the dogs and cats, or just watch and enjoy as the honeybees go about their daily chores and the ducks free range and just do what ducks do! 

We have campsites available in the back of the property that is secluded and heavily wooded, including a creek running across the property, or you can pitch your tent anywhere you'd like...close to the animals, among the fruit trees, or up by the pond. 

Most of the pastureland areas are clear of trees and free of power lines, so feel free to bring a kite! or a frisbee!

Come see the wildflowers while they are blooming from mid-March to mid-April! 

Come stay and pick blackberries in May. Dewberries (wild blackberries) are plentiful all over the property. Pick as many of those as you would like, but try to leave some for the wildlife! We also have domesticated blackberry vines where you can pick-your-own for $5/pound. 

During the summer, we have a variety of fruit trees that produce, including peaches, pears, figs, and apples. 

We have many other farm products available for purchase...free range duck eggs; homemade breakfast sausage; rabbit meat; homemade breads, blackberry cobbler, and a variety of pies; homemade blackberry jam, strawberry jam, blackberry mango jam, and blackberry pineapple jam; a variety of hard lotions and lip balm made with beeswax. Check out our website for more details and pricing. Contact us for availability of products, as most of it is seasonal! 

While you are here, you will experience a wide variety of wildlife. We have seen deer, wild hogs, coyotes, bobcats, armadillos, skunks, snakes of all kinds, turtles, tree frogs, leopard frogs, a variety of lizards, hawks, owls, Mexican eagles, bald eagles, mountain lions, cottontails, voles, gophers, red fox, squirrels, song birds of many kinds...bluebirds especially like the yaupon, scorpions, insects, and more insects!

If you need a little shopping while you're here, we are only 20 minutes from the Jewett Flea Market, which is the second Saturday of every month. And if you need some cheap entertainment, we are 10 minutes from the New Baden Jamboree, the oldest running country music jamboree in Texas (65 years!) on the first Saturday of every month.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, vans and truck campers
8 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No showers
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Have a question? Send Karen a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

We are just a short drive from Lake Limestone, which offers boating, fishing, swimming, and variety of other water sports.

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hollydew Farm in Texas.

Forest

Approximate 1/3 of the property is undeveloped timberland

River, stream, or creek

There is a pond at the front of the property & a seasonal creek at the back

Farm

We have ducks, rabbits, bees, fruit trees, blackberries, & more!

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The vibe at Hollydew Farm

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Hipcamper David

Lovely weekend away

David C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 25th, 2020

We had a lovely stay at Hollydew Farm - Darren and Karen were extremely welcoming and helpful to us upon arrival - especially when we arrived much later than expected. They directed us to a comfortable spot to set up for the weekend and gave us lots of other options if we would have preferred. We definitely recommend taking their tour, it was amazing to hear their story and see what they have done with the property over the last few years. Be sure to taste some of their delicious homemade jams and mustards!
Our kids loved the wide open field as well all the trees to climb and animals to play with. Perfect spot to let them run free and play. We took advantage of their location and visited the Franklin Wildlife Safari but I think the kids loved Hollydew farms more. We would absolutely stay here again.

Lots of open space and plenty of trees to climb!Bandit was certainly a highlight!\ :)What little boy doesn't love a tractor ride!A perfect peaceful spot
Hipcamper Clay

Spacious. gracious. and scoutlife f

Clay A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 11th, 2020

Hosts were welcoming and super nice. The space was just what my son and i were looking for. Left out of there with a whole host of memories and goodies to try.

Hipcamper Roman
Roman S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 18th, 2020

We had a great time camping at Hollydew Farm. Karen and Daren were the most caring hosts. We got to hang out with the ducks and met the rest of the farm animals. What a great place for kiddos to discover nature at it's best. We even brought home a dozen of duck eggs and tasty mustards. Thanks again guys for sharing your farm with us!

Hipcamper Vincent
Vincent O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 5th, 2020

Darren was a fantastic host. Had some very interesting conversation about his property and the business him and his wife are running. I even scored on the last loaf of homemade cinnamon bread.

Highly recommend this spot!

Hipcamper Rosemarie
Rosemarie J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 24th, 2020

Great hosts! It was the perfect balance of secluded yet safe. Beautiful oak trees surround you, and it was so nice to see the stars so bright in the sky. It's legit camping so be sure to bring all your essentials (we forgot our bug repellent lol) We definitely would like to return in the fall. :)

It was our tot's first camping trip :)
Hipcamper Karen
Response from Karen, the Host, on May 27th, 2020

Karen: We are so glad y'all enjoyed your stay! Next time let us know if you forget something...we actually make an insect repellent that is based in beeswax & cocoa butter that we sell & it contains several essential oils, all of which are edible!

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Hipcamper Luke

Solo getaway

Luke S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 26th, 2020

Had a two day solo venture tucked in the back corner of Hollydew Farm. Karen and Darren are fantastic hosts who are living the good life and care a lot about what they're doing

Hipcamper Bridgett
Bridgett M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2020

Great hosts who are happy to teach you about their really neat operation! And the land was peaceful and beautiful.

Hipcamper James
James M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 3rd, 2020

Really enjoyed our stay! Karen is a great host

Hipcamper Tanner

A nice stay

Tanner J.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 8th, 2020

We had a nice time here. The hosts were friendly & gave us plenty of space.

A few comments (no particular order here, just wanted to share some of our experience):
- the hosts provided a bucket to us as a camp latrine and plenty of wood chips to fill it. It saved us a lot of work to not have to dig our own latrine.
- we could hear wild hogs somewhere in the trees and brush, but didn't manage to get a glimpse of them
- there were wildflowers all over the site. It was very pretty.
- the sites hadn't been mowed in a while so the grass was shin-high everywhere. Over the course of our time there, we tramped a bunch of it down by walking on it, but especially initially it was pretty in-the-way.
- we brought our own logs for a fire, and were pleased that we could easily find plenty of sticks and twigs, etc. all around the campsite to help build up the fire
- in the evening we heard several gunshots, but could not identify where they were coming from (probably a neighbor). This made my wife feel very nervous and scared our son. There was no evidence that we were in any danger, however.
- the road back to the campground was not paved or cleared of grass. It was rough and very bumpy. Our SUV managed fine, but had we brought our Toyota Camry I don't know if it would have made it.
- there was a spigot with potable water up at the front of the property - about a 2 minute walk from the campsite. The water tasted great.
- we did not see the kitchen/prep area/sink that was mentioned on this page (nor did we need it). The 'main building' (and the only building) on the property is also the host's home, so they may allow campers to use the kitchen in their house?
- the campsite had tons of shade which was very nice

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Hipcamper Karen
Response from Karen, the Host, on July 23rd, 2020

We are very sorry you had some negative experiences. Our outdoor kitchen/prep area is located just outside the main building, as mentioned in the listing. We would've been happy to show you where it was located so that you could make use of it if you needed it. And we're extremely sorry about the neighbors shooting their guns...it makes us nervous too...no one lives their full time, but when they occasionally come, they often target shoot on their firing range. Unfortunately, we have no control over what they do on their property. We've asked them not to shoot, especially when we have campers, but you, unfortunately, experienced how they feel about that request. We do hope you will come see us again so that we can give you a better camping experience.

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Hollydew Farm
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