Intro: Love being one with nature and enjoy life adventures in the outdoors. I ride a motorcycle (5 years now) and have had some great long distance vacation rides with my boyfriend that included camping. I enjoy veggie & flower gardening!
This was a return visit to Freeverse Farm & Shiretown Campground site 1. Not only are Misha & Taylor super friendly hosts, but their farm and surrounding area are absolutely beautiful, peaceful & quiet. We were excited to see some of the July 4th fireworks from the valley the night we arrived. Chelsea makes a great home base for our motorcycling adventures to neighboring towns with plenty of winding backroads for us to enjoy. The weather was extremely HOT this trip, but we stayed cool in amazing swimming holes we learned about from locals & Misha., as well as a visit to Ben & Jerry’s! As much as I want to tell everyone about this place...part of me wants to keep it our little secret too ;-)
The host(s), Misha and Taylor, were very easy to communicate with and their response time to questions was quick. Their Hipcamp profile was very detailed in terms of amenities and what to expect. Their location was very easy to find based on their directions. Upon our arrival around 4:30pm Saturday, Taylor met us in the front yard and we did a meet & greet. From there she took us on a walking tour of the farm and our amenities (wonderful outdoor shower with hot/cold water and large double farm sink next to shower that also had hot/cold drinkable water for brushing teeth and doing dishes. Next we took a walk up the winding farm road to our camp site location (500ft as the crow flies from the farm house). Stunning views of the valley! Along the farm road near the campsite there was a new, compostable toilet that was very clean and easy to use. Back at the farmhouse we met the other host Misha :-) After our farm tour, Taylor told us about a nano-brewery 10 minutes away that was open until 6:00pm where there would be food and live music as well as good beer....so we dropped off all our camping gear at our site and rode our motorcycles to the brewery. Great fun! Great beer! And we had plenty of time to enjoy the live music and get back to our camp to set up for the night and cook some dinner. What a beautiful night of camping we had! So peaceful and quiet. We both woke up around 4am and peeked out of the tent....the night sky was clear and FULL OF STARS and there was a fog sitting over the town in the valley below. Breathtaking! The next morning we both enjoyed hot showers and made coffee and hot chocolate at our campsite, then hit the road for a motorcycle adventure. We stopped by the farmhouse to let Misha & Taylor know we would be off on a motorcycle ride. We returned late Sunday evening just in time to make some snacks and enjoy the sunset and amazing view of the surrounding hills and valleys. Monday morning we packed up to head home. Once again we stopped by the farmhouse to say goodbye. Misha & Taylor are such friendly and helpful hosts, giving you as much space or assistance as you need. Definitely bookmarked their Hipcamp profile because we will be returning! -Lisa & Seth