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 far
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.
NOTE: Due to the corona virus pandemic we have reduced our camping capacity from three sites to one. We also require all guests to sign in and provide contact information. Temperatures are taken of all visitors. Face masks are also required for tours when working in close proximity.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 5% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Bring your mountain bike! The Cross Rivendell Trail, Brushwood Community Forest and Fairlee Town Forest offer hundreds of mil...Read more
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
Lake Fairlee is an excellent fishery: rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and perch from ...Read more
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
Nearby Open Acre Ranch (3 miles away) will help you get your horse on through trail rides, group riding lessons and private rid...Read more
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
There is great snowshoeing and cross country skiing across our 107 acres!
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
Natural features you'll find at Vermont Farm Animal Rescue in Vermont.
We are located on 107 acres of forest land. Looking for something more? Our land abuts Brushwood Community Forest, 10,000 acr...Read more
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
Small ponds make great places to take a dip and cool off near your tenting area.
Farm animal rescue! Your visit helps support our efforts to save abandoned and abused farm animals.
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
The vibe at Vermont Farm Animal Rescue
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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!
Lovely escape in beautiful vermont
We had an excellent time at Scott's farm. The animals were adorable, the farm is beautiful, and Scott was a lovely host. Since we were staying there during the pandemic, Scott took extra safety measures, checking our temperature when we arrived and keeping his distance from us to keep him and us safe. We were also the only people on the site (there are typically 3 groups at once). We felt very safe, protected and comfortable. It was an awesome way to get a break from the current situation without breaking social distancing guidelines. Highly recommend!!
My partner and I LOVED our experience at this campground! There were many things to look at and enjoy on the property- including the animals, scenery, structures, starry skies, and decorations. Even the trip to the outhouse was an adventure. There is plenty of property and privacy for multiple sites in busier times, but I especially enjoyed the serenity of being the only campers under Covid protocols.
The host was very helpful, and the directions were easy to follow. What followed was a charming mix of adventure, humor, and enlightenment. We will definitely be back! Multiple times!
Walking onto Scott's property feels like stepping into a magical place. Open fields with free ranging barnyard friends everywhere. Plenty of areas to pitch a tent, and plenty of seated areas to hang out in. It was quite a refrshing experience. We will definitely be back!
For an in "tents" experience stay at Willoughby Farm. My favorite part was the donkeys. Make sure you bring them some carrots.
Great for families. Host was very accommodating. As well as giving you your own space and privacy. If you enjoy farm animals and camping this will be your nirvanna
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.
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!