Hipcamp host Joan
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We are a grass-fed beef operation, Health Hero Farm, on the island of South Hero.   Our farm is on the bike route around the islands, with access to many other vacation activities.   Pitch your tent in the farm stead or in half of our empty equipment shed 30' x 60'.   In the shed, which is open on the north side, you have shelter from the rain, sun and wind.   We have two Continue reading...

We are a grass-fed beef operation, Health Hero Farm, on the island of South Hero.  Our farm is on the bike route around the islands, with access to many other vacation activities.  Pitch your tent in the farm stead or in half of our empty equipment shed 30' x 60'.  In the shed, which is open on the north side, you have shelter from the rain, sun and wind.  We have two campsites that can share a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker in the barn.   Lots of storage under roof for bikes and luggage.  Our composting toilet (from Natures Head Composting Toilet) is a unique amenity -- installed in a retired ice-fishing shack (on skis).  We have a farm stand where you can buy beef, a few veggies, eggs, cheese and the world's best caramels.  We are 2 miles from a convenience store that packs an amazing array of products into a small space.  We are close to a gem of a public beach, a winery (Snow Farm Vineyard), apple orchards, a public school playground, a small petting zoo, as well as kayak and bicycle rentals.  Local farmers markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays offer some of the best produce from these agricultural islands.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
RV details
Not specified
RV hookups
None
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, pump or well
Fires allowed
Communal fire ring
Toilet available
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bath in lake
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Joan a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
Beach
Lake
Prairie, meadow, or plain
Farm
Ranch
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
Swimming
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

The vibe at Islands Base Camp

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Hipcamper Jim
Jim
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 14th, 2018

Awesome experience!! This farm is right on the Lake Champlain Bikeway, so it is perfect for bikers! Great ride up the causeway from Burlington, a small bike ferry brought me to the south end of the island, 2 miles from the place.
Joan is an awesome host, really thoughtful about how the place is set up. They have a huge three sided barn structure you can camp in, or pitch a tent out in the field. The barn could easily hole a large group of campers, no problem. There is a grill you can use and two picnic tables. I had the farm to myself. It was nice to have my gear under cover and set up a bivvy in the breeze.
There is also a farm stand. I was beat from a long day of riding, so grabbed a bag of tomatoes and peppers, a block of raw milk cheddar and a bag of awesome caramels (best ever!). Walked across the street to Lake Champlain and had a great picnic watching the sunset. In the morning it was a beautiful ride to the ferry to Plattsburgh and the next leg of my journey.

I cannot wait to bring my biking friends here and spend more time on the island!!

Thanks, Joan!

Hipcamper Joan
Response from Joan, the Host, on September 2nd, 2018

Jim, we enjoyed your energy and enthusiasm for biking. We hope to host small groups on cycling trips around the lake, in the future.

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Hipcamper Emile
Emile
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 17th, 2018

The campsite/area is well thought out. We enjoyed the open scenery and having access to a large open barn is great shelter from the wind and stormy weather.

Great for an overnight while biking the Burlington area and Islands.

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Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 1st, 2018

Loved this spot! Joan was a great host, had a nice little setup and got us acquainted with the spot in no time at all! The area is nice and quiet, we thoroughly enjoyed the farm cat and rooster! Great place to stay when visiting Burlington but don't want to stay in the city! Thanks again!

Property
Islands Base Camp
State
Vermont
$40/night
2 Sites