Hipcamp host Maggie W.
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Just minutes off the highway the bustling world falls away as the road turns to gravel and the mountain views come into sight. A short walk from the parking area you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Pitch your tent on the large platform nestled next to the hillside perched over an ephemeral stream bed. The platform also host two Adirondack chairs and a fir

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Just minutes off the highway the bustling world falls away as the road turns to gravel and the mountain views come into sight. A short walk from the parking area you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Pitch your tent on the large platform nestled next to the hillside perched over an ephemeral stream bed. The platform also host two Adirondack chairs and a fire ring with a grill. For those who don't want to completely disconnect there is also power available on the platform. Although not far from the main house there is a great sense of privacy. Near the end of a dead end road the spot backs up to 150 private acres abound with wildlife. Pileated woodpeckers, Barred Owls, Fox, Deer, The occasional Moose, etc.

Tents also available to rent and can be set up before your arrival if you choose. ($25 additional charge)

Adjacent to the town forest with loads of hiking, trail running, mountain biking, snow shoeing and access to VAST snowmobile trials. Short drive (10 to 45 min) to surrounding ski mountains and Nordic ski areas (Killington, Pico, Okemo, Quechee Ski Hill, Sunapee).

Connecticut River, Hartford Reservoir and Dewey's Pond, Rope Swing all minutes away. (Canoe and tandem kayak are available for rental but you must be able to transport)

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Maggie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hemlock Perch Camp in Vermont.

Forest

The vibe at Hemlock Perch Camp

Places to see near Hurricane Hill Land

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Hipcamper Sean
Sean M.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2017

Great spot for a few nights! Electricity and shower hook up for a little glamping touch. Two thumbs up. Easy to find. Beautiful location. Great host.

Hipcamper Michael
Michael C.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2018

A lot of positives about this camp. Easy access off a quiet road, the campsite is about 100' walk from parking. A large platform for your tent, with an electrical outlet which is a huge plus. It's very private and gives you the feeling that your alone in the middle of the woods, with no one around. I like that!

Being hyper-sensitive to sound, my only negative comment would be the noise from a not too distant highway affected my sleep. However, I often find I'm bothered by sounds that others don't even seem to notice. A curse I live with daily!

This site is definitely worth considering.

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Hipcamper Mikaela
Mikaela R.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2018

This place was great - so much nicer than my expectations! It wasn't hard to find, wasn't far removed from the road but still felt very private because it's conveniently tucked behind a little hill. The site itself was very well constructed and certainly not lacking for anything - it was really quite charming! Would definitely stay again.

Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah A.
recommends this listing.
October 8th, 2018

This spot is a perfect combination of accessible and private. Nestled amongst some trees and a stream there is plenty of quaint Vermont to satisfy your camping soul. The platform is great for setting up a tent but be warned there is no way to stake it to the ground so you may have to get creative.

Hipcamper Marine
Marine P.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2018

The site is wonderful! We just stayed one night on a stop-over but wish we stayed longer and arrived earlier to enjoy it more :)
There are enough space for 2 2-persons tents :)
We saw an eagle!

Hipcamper Caitlin
Caitlin B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 13th, 2018

This tent site is remarkably private and quiet despite being so close to the highway and other amenities. The platform was very large, with plenty of space for our two-person tent, plus the Adirondack chairs and fire pit. It’s also a very short, easy walk to the parking spot, so it was a breeze to bring all our gear down to the platform.

We were a bit unlucky as it had rained earlier in the day when we set up our tent in the evening. This meant the platform was kind of slippery and waterlogged, which then seeped up into our tent. Also, the listing advertises that there is provided firewood, but when we arrived there were only about 4 logs that, because they were uncovered, were also waterlogged. Luckily, we were able to buy some dry firewood and kindling at the Shaw’s in town not too far away.

All in all, if you’re looking for a place to camp that’s conveniently located and feels private (despite some distant road noise) this is a great spot.

Hipcamper Jae
Jae L.
recommends this listing.
November 14th, 2018

The site was great; just as described. We arrived after dark, and were able to find the site very easily. We loved that it was a single site without other campers nearby, and that we were able to come and go without disturbing the host or neighbors. Despite being close to the road and being able to just barely see lights from the host's home, it was and felt very private.

It appears that a bit of repairing may be due in the spring to an area of the platform where planks were a bit damaged, but the host had reinforced the platform with an additional wood panel; we felt totally safe and comfortable pitching our tent on the platform.

We enjoyed listening to the sounds of the small stream flowing underneath us. Definitely recommend this site, and hope to visit again sometime.

Over the " knoll", as we approach the platform.Looking over the edge of the platform at the stream flowing underneath. Standing in front of our tent, looking back to where we parked, at the top of the "knoll".About to step up onto the platform.
Hipcamper Joe

Exactly what we wanted

Joe T.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2019

We came up from Boston Friday afternoon and made it through traffic with enough time to set up with sunlight, crack a beer and enjoy our fire. There are a few vistas not from the site that you can walk to for some star gazing. Mike was very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely make this a regular pit stop as we launch into our weekend adventures through VT.

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Hipcamper Willow
Willow H.
recommends this listing.
May 27th, 2019

Nice setting on the edge of the family property. Private and safe feeling, comfortable as a solo traveler. The sound of the stream created a nice white noise.

Property
Hurricane Hill Land
State
Vermont
$30/night
1 Site
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