Hipcamp host Susan H.
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Special Notice: We will be renting camping sites for NEMBAFEST. The Serenity Spa camping is NOT included in the camping fee via NEMBAFEST. Call or visit our website. The hipcamp platform cannot handle the quantity of sites for that one weekend.

This is primarily a primitive tenting site. We have space for one RV (smallish and towed)In the middle of the > 150 mt. biking


Special Notice:   We will be renting camping sites for NEMBAFEST.   The Serenity Spa camping is NOT included in the camping fee via NEMBAFEST.  Call or visit our website. The hipcamp platform cannot handle the quantity of sites for that one weekend. 


This is primarily a primitive tenting site.  We have space for one RV (smallish and towed) In the middle of the > 150 mt. biking Kingdom Trails, Camp in a hay field, or a grassy spot under some pine trees.  Views of Burke Mtn, Kirby Ridge, Willougby's Gap, and  easy access to KT trail heads. You can easily access some of the more famous trails, such as Sidewinder, Tody's Tour. The field is behind a spa, and we limit use of the bathrooms to our usual and customary fee per person or negotiate a group rate during non-spa hours.  The spa is limited to adults. 

You can also use a communal fire pit.  No fires or grills in the hay field itself. 

One part of the field is wheelchair friendly.  Not every site is accessible. There are also accessible showers and bathrooms inside the spa. Please let us know when you book, if your plans include being wheelchair accessible. 

You will be able to drive your car to the tenting site, and unload. Then, please leave your vehicle near the spa and bring your car back to the parking area.  There is no car camping in the hay field.   

If you think you want a massage or facial, we recommend booking in advance. Look for Serenityspa.us to book. 

No wifi is available. You will need to use your cellular hot spot. We do have DSL in the spa, and if you need to send a message home or have an emergency, please do ask. 

Thank you. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Max size unknown
No hookups
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
Have a question? Send Susan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


We are in the middle of the largest MT Bike trail system in the country. No motorized vehicles allowed.

Wind sports

Hang Gliding is allowed and prevalent on Burke Mountain. Burke Mountain is a Monadnock; thus not in a Mt. range and not shielde...Read more


Willoughby Gap has a crystal clear lake, and there are swimming holes off some of the rivers on the trails.

Wildlife watching

There is lots of wildlife around, foxes, deer, moose, cattle, coyote, coydogs, etc. Our birds are incredible. I can't even ide...Read more

Horseback riding
Snow sports


Natural features you'll find at Serenity Field @ The Stepping Stone in Vermont.


In Vermont, you go up, you go down. It is hilly whether it is considered a mountain range or ridges. It's hilly.

Prairie, meadow, or plain

There are roughly four campsites on ten acres of land in a field of hay. Or one or two in the shade on the lawn, depending on a...Read more

River, stream or creek

Nearby on biking trails

Suburban or backyard

Sometimes it is possible to camp on the lawn close to the Spa.

Swimming hole

Willoughby Gap has an amazingly clear lake.


Farms are on both sides of the camping areas. The pasture for the past 200 years has had cattle on it.


Farms are on both sides of the camping areas. The pasture for the past 200 years has had cattle on it.


The vibe at Serenity Field @ The Stepping Stone

Places to see near NEMBAfest camping

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Hipcamper Kim
Kim W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 2nd, 2018

After our first day at Serenity Field, I caught my boyfriend looking at real estate prices in the area. Situated right off the Kingdom Trails network – we rode straight from our campsite - the spa grounds are a peaceful oasis, with enough amenities to help even the dirtiest, hungriest mountain biker feel human again.

We rolled in at dusk and were greeted warmly by host Susan and a gang of her family and friends, who were sitting around the firepit. They helped us get settled into our campsite and made us feel right at home.

If you’re coming to this neck of the woods, odds are you’re at least something of a mountain bike enthusiast. I promise you this: You won’t be disappointed here. There are plenty of level, grassy tent sites to choose from. Near the (nice, clean) port-a-potty, Susan has set up a bike wash station complete with a bin of rags to use. The patio provides a great place to relax and on the weekends, you have access to a café with food and drink for sale. The best part, though, is that you can leave your car keys in the tent if you’d like, and ride the extensive trail network – including trails to town – right from here.

Highly recommend if you’re coming to the Northeast Kingdom and looking for a place to pitch your tent!

Dad and dog sharing a moment in the tent. <3 Pedaling past a small pond next door as we made our way to the main trail network. Doggone happy. Riding the connector trail from our campsite to the main network at Darling Hill. Dogs under voice control are allowed on the trails Mondays through Friday, but not on the weekends. Plan accordingly if you've got a pupper!Great evening light in the fields here.
Hipcamper Susan
Response from Susan, the Host, on September 2nd, 2018

Thank you Kim. This is the first time I noticed the "respond to review" button. It continues to be a lot of fun hosting hipcampers throughout the mountain biking season. Everyone has been polite and respectful. We truly enjoy the fun and joy each group brings to the field. Thank you!

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

Truly a magical place! We had a wonderful site with an incredible view of the sunset, stars, and some iconic VT cows! Highly recommend this to anyone, even families! Host was superb! Site was superb!

Hipcamper Robert
Robert C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 11th, 2018

Susan was an outstanding host. Excellent location. Extremely close to Kingdom trail system, your right in the middle of most of the trails where you can start right from the campsite. Head west and hit the 3 T’s, and Sidewinder. Head east and hit Jaw and you can also get to town. 10 min drive to Burke. I setup camp under the trees which was a nice way to relax after a day of riding, watching the sunset fall behind the mountains.

Highly recommended, I would definitely come again!

Night sky over camp siteCampsite under the trees, watching the sunsetNight sky from the back fields
Hipcamper Madeline
Madeline S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 31st, 2018

Beautiful views from three well-separated campsites cut into an expansive hay field. As a first-time Hipcamp user, the experience far surpassed any group campground and was truly serene. Susan, the host, as well as her staff, were welcoming and hospitable. Campers can opt to book a massage or spa activity after a hike or ride, and hot tub use is available for small fee. Potable water and bike wash station. Beautifully kept grounds. Kingdom trails are outside the door, and hikes and lake swims abound. Gorgeous property and fantastic experience; will be returning! Thank you, Susan!

Nearby hike and swim in glacial Lake Willoughby, across from Mt PisgahLarge hot tub surrounded by beautiful landscaping, orchard keeps views from spa to campsites privatePhotos truly can't do the property justice... safe, peaceful setting with 360 viewsMowed campsite in the aptly named Serenity Field
Hipcamper Laura
Laura E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 20th, 2018

Serenity Field was the perfect camping spot for a fun weekend biking at Kingdom Trails. The campsites are right on the trail network and complete with a bikewash, CLEAN porta potty and freshwater station. At night you have beautiful sunsets and an equally beautiful sunrise in the morning. Highly recommend if you are looking to spend a weekend in the NEK!

Serenity Field @ The Stepping Stone
Hipcamper Tom
Tom M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 20th, 2018

Had a great experience at serinity fields . Susan is a great host and has a unique spot to camp . Finding a place near KT can be tricky on a summer weekend and was lucky to find this place on short notice . One of the few camping options directly on KT , the hot tub /shower option at the inn makes this a great choice . Easy to get to from the highway . You can camp as private as you want , very relaxing . Shuttle bus on weekends stops here .

Hipcamper Kate
Kate N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 3rd, 2018

What a beautiful spot! So easy to come and go, it was peaceful, easy access to biking trails right across the property. Arrival was simple to check in. Definitely would go back.

Hipcamper Laura
Laura L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2018

Great site for getting right on the trail at the start of the day. We took a quick ride up Darling Hill Rd. at the start of the day to purchase our trail passes at the Bike Shop. Sites were flat and there was enough space and privacy between the tall grass between the sites.

Awesome spot for the sunset!
Hipcamper heidi
Heidi B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 10th, 2018

Wonderful!! Quiet and peaceful. Bike straight outta the tent to the Kingdom Trails. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Friendly staff. Wouldn’t evrn consider staying elsewhere

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