Pitch your tent on our hill and be nestled in your own private micro forest! Several sites exist along an old logging road with dense forest on either side. There's plenty of room to get lost in the woods, or, follow the lighted path down through our co-working landscape to cool off in the river. Nearby attractions include Bread & Puppet Theatre, Hill Farmstead Brewery, Lake
Pitch your tent on our hill and be nestled in your own private micro forest! Several sites exist along an old logging road with dense forest on either side. There's plenty of room to get lost in the woods, or, follow the lighted path down through our co-working landscape to cool off in the river. Nearby attractions include Bread & Puppet Theatre, Hill Farmstead Brewery, Lake Willoughby, Museum of Everyday Life, and innumerable NEK gems. *Larger groups (>10 guests) should books sites #1 and #3.* For PRIVATE access to our expansive Forested Tent Sites, find our "The Hill @ Birdhous" listing! Intimate enough for transformational gatherings, expansive enough for your fifty best friends. COVID19: Guests must abide by Vermont's current travel restrictions and are expected to sign a "Certificate of Compliance" to this effect upon arrival. Sites are well distanced from each other, but, guests share compostable toilet(s) which are open-air, stocked with TP & hand sanitizer, and cleaned regularly. Please wear your mask while using that shared space.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Forested Tent Sites in Vermont.
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My time at Birdhous was so pleasant - and inspiring! I love the work these young women are in the midst of and it is exciting to support them with Hipcamp. The property is beyond fabulous - looking out over a stunning hill onto their barn and home. The different tent sites are fabulous - #1 is my favorite (but Emma said she loved #2. They're all great...)! My quick dip in the river was such a pleasant surprise. Wish this crew all of the success!
Great stay. Campsite was private in the woods, site was flat for my tent, and plenty of wood around for campfire.
The host was nice. I was very impressed with her farm and all that she has going on, which is a lot.
I spent most my time fishing the river which is stocked with brook trout!
A lovely evening in the trees!
Site 1 is spacious. It’s a short uphill, grassy walk from an access road. There's a tiny pullout area where you can park while unloading equipment. It's a bit longer of a walk from the actual parking area near the property's entrance, but it's a pleasant one, taking you through a field or along the access road past an old barn. The views along the walk and from the hill are picturesque.
There was another party on Site 2, but we barely noticed them as the two sites are nicely spaced. There are shared, well maintained composting toilets nearby.
The river access is quaint but not so easy to reach -- you have to carefully climb down a slightly eroded river bank. The water is clear and refreshing. Climbing up the bank is made easier if there’s someone to lend you a hand.
We found the location perfect, less than 30 minutes from East Burke where we spent two days mountain biking. It was nice to get away from the crowds and relax with a hot meal in the trees.
My friend and I loved staying here! The host was very nice, the lights up to the site were essential, and it was a beautiful night under the stars. The only thing we couldn't find were the so called bathrooms, but we just went to the gas station up the street!
We arrived to the farm close to midnight and had no problem finding the camp site. Jes had given us good directions and the solar powered lights illuminating the pathway were really helpful. The camp site (#1) was big, beautiful and clean with a good firepit.
Jes was kind enough to show us around her beautiful farm and it's truly inspiring. The work she and her partners are doing is extremely cool not to mention their chickens that sleep up in a tree!?
All in all, they were very hospitable, very respectful of our privacy and super kind people. I highly recommend staying here
Best camping experience by far...
Staying at Birdhous was beyond what I ever could have imagined. Tucked away in rolling hills, running streams and bright blue skies with the sound of cicadas and an occasional "moo" from the resident toddler cows, you feel like this land was placed for you to nest in it. The campsite itself that we booked, even though in a community of other sites, felt incredibly safe and private. The trails and the moon made getting around easy, even at night. The bathrooms were a plus (and very clean, considering not knowing what to expect from a compost toilet.) Being able to drive your car up to the site to unload, and then park below was incredibly helpful.
The host herself, Jes couldn't have been more gem. Meeting her felt like being greeted by a long-time member and she was courteous about making sure we knew everything we needed about staying on the land.
I can't remember the last time (if ever) that I've camped without a glitch. This was perfect in every single way and I look forward to going back again (and this time checking out the nearby Lake Willoughby!)