Hipcamp host Tim G.
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Eight tenths of a mile hike/bike to your shelter in the woods.  Then it is only a few hundred feet to a private dock and your own swimming area.  Set up a tent or make use of a shelter.  Your choice!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Hike in
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Tim a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

We have had loons on the lake since 2014.



Natural features you'll find at Shelter in the Woods of Vermont in Vermont.


The vibe at Shelter in the Woods of Vermont

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Hipcamper Enoch
Enoch M.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2018

Tim was a very gracious host - he made arrangements for us to have firewood, provided maps of the local area with some great hiking, and was able to provide some extras such as a canoe and life jackets. The site itself is also great - very private, two great structures, and fun dock on the lake. We had a great time and highly recommend!

Hipcamper Laura
Laura V.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2018

This was just such a lovely camping site. Tim was a helpful host who made sure to give concise and easy to follow directions. The hike in was lush and easy to navigate as well as well-maintained. The camp itself is on private conservation lands with lots of wildlife. We saw otters swimming nearby and made friends with a duck! The site was fully stocked with firewood, canoes, life jackets, chairs, tables plus lots of lake sports extras!

The site is extraordinarily secluded and the views are done zero justice by photographs alone. I cannot express enough what an awesome site this is! I fully recommend you check it out.

CampsiteView of beautiful campsite from the dock. Shelter fully stocked for water sports enjoyment!Shelter #2 and a stockpile of wood for your campfire
Hipcamper Dino
Dino S.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2018

This site was truly beautiful. It wasnt just a location, it was an experience. To even just get to the site is a mile long hike through a beautiful Vermont forest. The trail leading to the site has a few small creeks running underneath the pathway. When you finally arrive at the camp site you are welcomed by a breathtaking view of the lake. The site has a wonderful firepit built directly next to a massive boulder. Its the perfect sitting area on the cooler evenings. During our stay we encountered all types of wildlife and critters. We stayed here for two nights and wished we had more time to stay at this prime example of hike-in camping. I plan on coming back for a return trip.

Hipcamper Marissa
Marissa S.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2018

The site was beautiful, private and clean. Lake Raponda was quiet – a great weekend getaway from the everyday hustle and bustle. We ended up pitching a tent to sleep on soft ground, but the shelters were very cool. We would love to come back with more people and utilize the bigger bunk! While relaxing by the fire and swimming kept us busy, we also appreciated having the canoes to take a tour around the lake. Just by chance we spotted beavers, herons, and a pair of friendly ducks. I would recommend this site a hundred times over. Thanks for letting us use your beautiful peace of paradise!

Hipcamper Joshua
Joshua B.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2018

Officially the best campsite we have been too! If your up for a little hike you should check out Tim's place. We actually didn't arrive untill 830 at night and hiked in the dark but the directions were easy to follow even without the sun. Plenty of private space and a great waterfront with dock. The water was a little cool but that didn't stop us from jumping off the dock. The canoes were a great touch to paddle around the lake. Site was very clean and the outhouse passed the approval of my wife and 2 small children. The big shelter has bunk beds and a loft so that was exciting find for our 5 year old. Such a great find and we will probably be returning soon because I'm sure my family will not want to go anywhere else anymore

Hipcamper Rebecca

Lavish outdoor living!!

Rebecca R.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2019

Tim's campsite is a must stay! Directions were clear and the campsite had signs and trail arrows from the road to the site. The walk is long and hilly so I would recommend a bike or wagon if you are transporting lots of stuff. The dock gets the morning sun all the way until the afternoon. Both shelter structures and outdoor bathroom were spotless upon arrival. Wish I stayed longer!!

View from the closest of two shelters75° and Sunny!
Hipcamper Erin

Amazing place!

Erin O.
recommends this listing.
July 15th, 2020

This place is just how it is described. A beautiful camp in the woods on a beautiful lake. The dock is perfect for hanging out on and the lake is perfect to swim in. There is a boat house with paddles, and life vets to use with the canoes. The shelter In the woods is perfect to put your tent in. Tim is a great host!
The one regret is we were unprepared for the hike that we had to make to the site. Bring as little items as possible. The path to get to the site is not ideal. We were to ambitious and should have planned better. The hike is .8 of a mile but the terrain is tough for a 7 year old and a wagon full of stuff. Just keep that in mind when booking.

Shelter in the Woods of VermontShelter in the Woods of VermontOur tent in the shelterShelter in the Woods of Vermont
Hipcamper amber

Loon cry, milky way, glory

Amber H.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2020

Peaceful, very well-maintained site. We enjoyed dips in the lake, a campfire, star-gazing, and all the creatures that passed our way in a single night (salamanders, ducks, loons, an otter, a snail, toads, a crane, and a bald eagle). Highly recommend. Thanks, Tim!!

Hipcamper Clare

Wonderful spot

Clare C.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2020

This is just a perfect spot. It’s a woodsy, grassy and slightly hilly hike out to this beautiful lakeside campsite, which comes equipped with everything you need for a fun and relaxing retreat. Out on the lake in a canoe, we saw two loons and a duck. The water’s edge is lined with residences, and friendly folks waved hello from various small boats. Despite the residential nature of this lake, the campsite itself feels quiet and secluded. There were very few mosquitoes, an abundance of wildlife, and SO many stars! We loved this site and hope to return someday. Thank you, Tim!

Green Mountain Woods and Water
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