Hipcamp host Scott G.
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Sleep with the sheep, alpacas, donkeys, potbellied pigs and rabbits when you pitch your tent on our Vermont Farm! An outhouse, community grill, and community fire pit will give you a sense of seclusion, even though your tenting area is only a 5-minute walk from our log home. Money from your camping fees go directly to supporting the non-profit farm animal rescue! Not only do

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Sleep with the sheep, alpacas, donkeys, potbellied pigs and rabbits when you pitch your tent on our Vermont Farm!  An outhouse, community grill, and community fire pit will give you a sense of seclusion, even though your tenting area is only a 5-minute walk from our log home.   Money from your camping fees go directly to supporting the non-profit farm animal rescue! Not only do you have a great time when you camp with us you but you make a difference in the lives of abandoned and abused farm animals!

Looking for something more secluded?  You can go anywhere on our 107 acre farm and have complete privacy.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Scott a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

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Guided tour

Three Tour Options!

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

450-acre Lake Fairlee is just 5 1/2 miles away. Lake Fairlee is a natural lake, enlarged by damming a tributary of Ompompanoos...Read more

Fishing

Lake Fairlee is an excellent fishery: rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and perch from ...Read more

Hiking

Looking for something strenuous? We are just 20 minutes from the Appalachian Trail! Don't want to break a sweat? You can tak...Read more

OHV

The Westshire ATV Club maintains many of the off road trails in the area. Trails are open from May 15th to December 1st. (Goo...Read more

Swimming

You can swim in any of our ponds (clothing optional). Or you can take a swim in Lake Fairlee (accessed through the Thetford ...Read more

Biking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Vermont Farm Animal Rescue in Vermont.

Forest

We are located on 107 acres of forest land. Looking for something more? Our land abuts Brushwood Community Forest, 10,000 acr...Read more

Suburban or backyard

License plates from all 50 states are displayed on our garage. They are arranged in a very specific order from top-to-bottom, ...Read more

Swimming hole

Small ponds make great places to take a dip and cool off near your tenting area.

Farm

Farm animal rescue! Your visit helps support our efforts to save abandoned and abused farm animals.

Driveway

Our driveway can be difficult to find. It is gated. Please keep the gate shut to prevent our rescue animals from going on a h...Read more

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Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 1st, 2018

Scott was a generous and welcoming host and I’d recommend his site for anyone traveling or passing through the area. It is within an hour and a half of many hiking trails and lakes. You can camp in the forest for more privacy, or you can camp in with the animals and have access to a fire pit with grate, a table and chairs, and an electrical outlet. WiFi was on from 4-midnight and extended through the backyard.

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Hipcamper Laura
Laura V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 3rd, 2018

Scott’s farm is beyond special and adorable. He has several different types of animals and you can camp amongst all of them, or if you prefer something more private there are 140 acres of woods surrounding the farms with ponds and trails that all all yours to camp and explore.

The host was nearby and reachable for all of our questions s and graciously offered his shower/bathroom and a sink for us to use at our leisure.

This was a great experience and we recommend you try it out for yourself!

Communal firepit with plenty of free wood and seating!One of several inviting gathering areas scattered about the space.Awesome tent pad and BBQ spot!You can find several ponds around.
Hipcamper Rémi
Rémi B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 7th, 2018

Great host, great spot, great donkeys!

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Hipcamper Kali
Kali N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 21st, 2019

Our time here was very memorable. We are huge animal lovers so this was just perfect for us, our only downside was not staying longer so we had more time to play with the animals! The farm was LGBT friendly was a warm surprise to us that we greatly appreciated! It was a beautiful location and closer to needed stores than we expected so that was a plus. Some of the animals are in different sections, and near the main hanging out are (with tables, chairs, and firepit), they are there too, we completely loved that just keep in mind that obviously then there might be poop scattered. We appreciated being so close to the animals, though be aware some of them like to run around in the dark near you, nothing wrong, just don't be surprised if you hear in the night that it's them and not anything else! It actually gave us comfort knowing they were around. I know we would have preferred the firepit closer to the main hang out area, but we didn't mind going down the hill a little.
I always prefer listings that have bathrooms, though I would have rathered known prior to booking, going to the outdoor bathroom required going over a ladder. Obviously, you're camping, but in the middle of the night that isn't my preference. I will say, they offer the use of their bathroom which really helped us. I did feel very awkward going into their home to use it, but we're shy people so I'm sure others wouldn't feel the same. The mentioning of their cameras was more times than we expected, though we completely understood it, it was just a little awkward for us. I cannot blame them though. It did make things confusing for us, as they mention skinny dipping, but not knowing where cameras were we were not comfortable considering it (though we're shy, so then again we probably wouldn't have considered anyways)
We really appreciated their kindness and it really helped brighten our trip. I would definitely recommend camping here, I mean who doesn't love waking up to donkeys!

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Hipcamper Karen
Karen D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 24th, 2019

Scott was so friendly and helpful. Knowledgeable about the area with many suggestions. I loved my stay there. One of my favorite places!

Hipcamper Manon
Manon W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 28th, 2019

We had fun at Scott's place. Lot of space and nice animals. Scott gave us good recommendations and was very nice!

Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2019

Excellent host, beautiful property, and loved the animals! Will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Ross
Ross J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2019

We had a great time at Willoughby Farm and Forest and highly recommend it to others! The farm had everything we could have wanted, including a grill, fire pit, twinkle lights, and a nice "outhouse." Scott was friendly and helpful, and he even offered us shelter in his basement when a lightening storm rolled in during our stay, which was very kind. But the best part of the stay was the animals! It was fun to wake up to alpacas grazing just outside of our tent, and the donkeys were so friendly that we were able to pet them and feed them carrots. A few tips: we found the ground to be muddy in places, so it's best to wear something other than flip flops, and the rabbits sometime need to be shooed out from under your car before driving.

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Hipcamper Kristen
Kristen B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 7th, 2019

We had a great time staying at the farm this weekend! The farm was awesome and we really enjoyed hanging with the animals. Scott was very friendly and welcomimg. It poured one day and he gave us an extra tarp to stay dry, as well as dry wood and a fire starter to help us get a fire going. Great location too, not too far from the White Mountains!

Property
Willoughby Farm & Forest
State
Vermont
$29/night
3 Sites