Cabins to Campsites: America’s 10 Best Hipcamps

Looking for a place to pitch a tent or maybe a more luxurious glamping option? Hipcamp offers outdoorsy places to stay across America, and these are the best right now.

Hipcamp gives campers the option of staying on private property. Hosts offer a broad range of experiences, from petting zoos to boating. And camping ranges from simple meadows and forest sites to gorgeous cabins.

This year, Hipcamp (for iOSAndroid, and PC) collected tens of thousands of votes to find the most popular locations in its network. Nominees were chosen based on trip reviews, camper feedback, bookings, and other factors that support a great camper experience.

Tallied by the highest number of votes in each state, these are the top 10 Hipcamps in America.

Oh! Pear Orchards (Pennsylvania)

Oh! Pear Orchards (Pennsylvania)

Nestled between two streams in the Endless Mountain Region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, this orchard has several varieties of pears, including Olympic Giants, Hosui, Bartlett, 21st Century, and more.

In addition to selling Asian pears, Oh! Pear offers a look at near-zero energy and negative carbon footprint farming.

Oceanview Couple’s Corner (California)

Oceanview Couple’s Corner (California)

This Horse/Animal and Nature Sanctuary is a “peaceful and private immersion into the beautiful wildlands of the Coast.”

Enjoy amazing views of the ocean and coastal mountains, lots of wildlife, and stargazing. While this site currently has a teepee, it’s building a dome with a bathtub in the spring!

Glamping at Deer Camp (Tennessee)

Glamping at Deer Camp Tennessee

Your inner child will get stoked in this adult-size treehouse, where you can enjoy “all the feels of camping without the work.” Just bring clothes, food, toiletries, and chargers.

Then, enjoy a unique experience that offers a super-comfy queen bed, high-end cotton sheets, and a patchwork quilt.

Art, Spirit, and Nature — Ffynnon! (Oregon)

Art, Spirit, and Nature — Ffynnon! (Oregon)

If camping close to nature and the elements is your jam, check out Ffynnon. Bring plenty of the necessities to ensure your stay is comfortable and relaxing. Then, get away from it all in a private forested retreat and farm setting.

This Hipcamp has shrines and quiet spaces, two meadows, two large gathering circles with fire pits, and many lovely sites for camping, all connected by a several-mile trail system. Ffynnon is minutes from the Banks-Vernonia trail and about halfway between Portland/Hillsboro and the coast.

The Copper Cabin (Michigan)

The Copper Cabin (Michigan)

The Copper Cabin is a completely self-contained, off-grid hideaway. And it’s situated just feet off the Montreal River in a pine and birch forest teeming with wildlife.

Once you leave the road and the ATV/snowmobile trail, you’ll drive the two-track (or snowshoe) to the footbridge crossing the river and travel by foot on up to the cabin in the woods.

Note: This is a real wilderness destination that isn’t for everyone, but it’s perfect for the adventurous spirit.

R&R Ridge (Ohio)

R&R Ridge (Ohio)

Enjoy fantastic views and close access to Caesars Creek State Park Lake (with well-maintained hiking trails) and the little Miami river, where you can kayak and ride bikes on trail.

At the bottom of the ridge is the Warren County Observatory at Hisey Park that you can contact before your visit to schedule a look through their telescope. Or bring your own, as light pollution is low.

If stargazing, biking, and camping aren’t your thing, nearby Waynesville also hosts the Ohio Renaissance Festival and the Sauerkraut Festival.

Blackwater Birds and Bees (Virginia)

Blackwater Birds & Bees Virginia

Blackwater Birds and Bees is a developing farm that became a full-time project in 2016. If you’re looking for privacy, you won’t find a better place in southeastern Virginia.

The 120 acres on the Blackwater River offer access to more than 2 miles of waterfront without leaving the property. The river is much like a cypress swamp, with large channels running through the middle that create a perfect environment for all kinds of wildlife.

This Hipcamp has kayaks and canoes for campers to use and permits fishing in a private 10-acre pond and on the river. The farm currently has an apiary, large peach orchard, vegetable garden, blueberry bushes, and animals including ducks, chickens, geese, and goats.

P2 Rendezvous Retreat (Minnesota)

P2 Rendezvous Retreat (Minnesota)

This property sits on a private and secluded, 60-acre nature preserve, resplendent with trees, trails, and hills. And hey! This adult-only property is clothing-optional where designated.

Minutes from the Cannon River and Lake Byllesby County Park, the retreat claims utter quiet and a lack of mosquitos that will make you wonder if you’re still in Minnesota. Choose from tipis or safari tents for your stay.

Fiber Farm, Your Tent, and More! (New Jersey)

Fiber Farm, Your Tent & More! New Jersey

Not into completely roughing it but want the experience of staying on a working farm? Choose from a variety of places on the farm to pitch your tent.

Camp in the pasture with the gentle alpacas or choose a woodsy location. Either way, the on-farm hospitality will warm you up.

Gates Nature Preserve (Oklahoma)

Gates Nature Preserve Oklahoma

Enjoy nature, shaded campsites, amazing hiking trails, and even a petting zoo. You can also catch some bass, catfish, and perch at the pond. This family-friendly Hipcamp claims fun for all ages.

Just 3 miles from Strayhorn Landing at Lake Tenkiller, you can launch your boat or swim. Or bring your bike or go jogging.

When in season, gather blackberries or visit the garden for potatoes, tomatoes, and cucumbers. The farm’s chickens may even provide eggs for breakfast.

Here, you can expect semi-primitive camping and a camp house with shower/toiletries. Enjoy spending time with others at a communal bonfire, make s’mores, cook hotdogs, play games, sing, or just relax.

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.