Hipcamp host Colby T.
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Leave your tent behind and glamp in style. On the hill side and right along the Vermont state forest boundary, the Bear's Den is close to vast mileage of untracked forest. Pack a book, banjo and mandolin and set up our bell tent in your own taste. At 16ft in diameter, and over 8 ft tall at the center point, the Den feels like walking into a Harry Potter tent. The adjoining f

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Leave your tent behind and glamp in style. On the hill side and right along the Vermont state forest boundary, the Bear's Den is close to vast mileage of untracked forest. Pack a book, banjo and mandolin and set up our bell tent in your own taste. At 16ft in diameter, and over 8 ft tall at the center point, the Den feels like walking into a Harry Potter tent. The adjoining fire pit is on a natural plateau with plenty of deadfall around to keep a fire going into the evening. 

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Colby a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off

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Into to Tiny House Living/Building

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Guided Yoga

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Paddling

Just minutes away from the Conneticut River, head down to the island between NH and VT to launch across from the Whetstone Stat...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

Our land is connected to the Vermont VAST trail system (that is the Vermont snowmobile trail system.) In the summer it's beauti...Read more

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Bear's Den in Vermont.

Forest
Mountainous
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Waterfall

The vibe at Bear's Den

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Hipcamper Ellis

Great site w/ nature all around!

Ellis R.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2020

Great spot!! The site was a quick walk but still felt private, with a nice brook and some falls and beautiful views and natural landscape all around. The hosts were super nice and friendly too! Overall exactly what I was looking for, and that fact that I didn't have to bring a tent was a great bonus, the on-site tent was super spacious and comfy.

Hipcamper Anthony

Enchanted at elsewhere homestead!

Anthony S.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2020

Elsewhere is magic! It’s easy to catch the earthy vibe here. The tiny home, the VW bus ‘Dharma’, and all the homestead sites really make this spot feel cozy and welcoming. Colby and Aria are a rad couple. They are super friendly and have some great stories to share about traveling and adventure. I got the experience I was looking for; out in the forest, connected to earth, and in good company. I WILL BE BACK!

Hipcamper Heidi

Bears den was beautiful!

Heidi T.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2020

We had a great time at Bears Den! The site was so peaceful and the tent was awesome and so cool, with plenty of room for our group. Hope to come back again!
Thanks for everything,
Heidi & Frank

Hipcamper SIV
Siv A.
recommends this listing.
June 24th, 2020

Colby and Aria were great hosts & it's a beautiful area. highly recommend checking out the timber crib dam a town over, and wandering around their trails!

Hipcamper Nathan
Nathan S.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2020

Had an amazing time! Very special to be secluded in the beautiful VT woods at a campsite. Colby and Aria are A+ hosts and exceeded my expectations. Hope to be back up here again soon!

Hipcamper Mollie

Highly recommended!

Mollie M.
recommends this listing.
June 29th, 2020

What a great spot! It was very private, surrounded by woods, and the fire pit and tent were perfect. I wouldn’t recommend bringing too much stuff if you can help it. The walk in was short, 3 min walk, but uphill and across a brook. We took too much stuff up to the site and we’re kicking ourselves the next day when we had to lug it all back to our truck. Colby and Aria are very friendly! Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Molly

Relaxing escape from the real world

Molly S.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2020

Great time. Unexpected fawn ran through our camp. Beautiful serenade of birds, chipmunks, & squirrels playing. Compost bathroom was immaculate. Lovely river to take a dip in.

Hipcamper Dan
Dan S.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

Great spot. I’d come back

Hipcamper savannah

Great experience!

Savannah W.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2020

Great location! very secluded and cozy site with lots of activities in the town nearby! would definitely go again!

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Property
Elsewhere Homestead
State
Vermont
Country
United States
$75/night
1 Site

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