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.
- 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
The vibe at Islands Base Camp
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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!!
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.
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!