Discover a Riverside Respite, nestled in a private wooded setting throughout 27 acres of water frontage, on lovely Powder Mill Pond and the Contoocook River in Bennington, New Hampshire, just 1.5 hours from Boston and 2.25 hrs from Hartford, in the legendary Monadnock region. Your site sits right on the river's edge, secluded in the heart of natures beauty. During the warmer weather, you can swim, sun, fish, boat, bike, hike or maybe even learn to paddle board. (EMS is just down the road and rents boards for the weekend or day).
Your standard Tentrr site includes a Canvas Tent, Bunk with 2 Queen Beds, Camp Table Camp Benches, Adirondack Chairs, Wood Stove, Campfire Grill, Grill Tongs & Brush, Water Carrier, Sun Shower, Trash Can, and Camp toilet.
We have provided some free extras, such as a charcoal grill, Fire Pit, a supply of firewood, camp chairs, loo privacy tent, a 5 gallon water jug/pump and more. You just need to supply the linens, instant coals (for safety reasons, no lighter fluid allowed), and the marshmallows! Complimentary bicycles, floats and games are available for guests to use on site. For a small fee, Kayaks, canoes,and paddle boats (and life preservers) are all also available onsite for guests to enjoy.
And you can also reserve a private hot tub for a small fee as well. Don’t forget to bring your bathrobe and crocs or flip flops.
For your convenience we can also provide indoor and seasonal outdoor showers with hot water, electrical outlets, power packs, additional firewood, etc. (minimal fee may apply). And just a short hike through the woods and across the road, there is a playground and ballpark as well as a small local store that sells bait and also offers a respectable selection of craft beers!
If you are traveling with another couple, or a larger group, you may also want to reserve a dome tent and/or see our other listings for more places available to book. There are 10 additional accommodations on the property that include a Yurt, 2 Tiny Houses, a safari tent, 3 vintage campers, 2 waterfront homes and a 1940’s boat that is currently being restored. All are available for you, your friends, a large group or family reunion to book, and enjoy the property amenities and activities and the vibrant surrounding classic New England areas as well!
Reserve now and experience the simple joy of a place where you can truly relax, escape the daily grind, or seek tranquility off the grid to enjoy quality time with the people you love!
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About the Area
No matter what the season, there are plenty of outdoor recreational activities for you and your family to enjoy, but the area itself is also world renowned for offering so much more! Discover a rich arts community, unusual shops, farm to table dining spots, antiques, live music and theater, historic landmarks, architecture, and ongoing fun events and activities unique to the region throughout the year! Enjoy 18 holes of golf at the beautiful Crotched Mountain Golf Resort, tour the local brewery, visit any one of the area’s gourmet shops specializing in artisan cheeses, homemade ice cream, or decadent hand crafted chocolates. Explore the surrounding towns, where during season, you can pick your own fruit from local farms, sample fresh apple cider from the cider mills, or enjoy maple syrup from the local sugar shacks. Don’t miss the town of Peterborough Bennington retreat. Budget Travel magazine has deemed Peterborough one of the “top 10 coolest small towns in America” and has also been recognized by USA Today as the"most Idyllic picturesque town in New Hampshire."
If enjoying nature is your vacation aspiration, the entire Monadnock region awaits you, or simply enjoy the 27 acres of woods and water and the onsite amenities at your new rustic chic retreat. The Monadnock Region in southwest New Hampshire has been described as the Heart of New England, a tribute to its centrally located position within the six state region. Explore the area's plethora of nearby lakes, state parks, and mountains. Looking for hiking trails – easy and accessible or challenging? Of course there is always Mount Monadnock mountain, the most hiked mountain in the world just 40 minutes away, with 40 trails and more than 100 breathtaking mountain vistas!. But the Monadnock region boasts more than just its namesake mountain. Discover more than 35 local hiking spots and secluded wilderness for all levels, surrounding , ranging from steep and cliff trails, to smaller hills and leisurely, gradual strolls that include old rail trails and countless walks close to many village centers. And both Harris Center for Conservation in Hancock and Sheiling Forest in Peterborough Naturalists offer programs, events (even camps) for young and old to learn more about wildlife and nature and the trails, bridges, streams, and boulders make it an "unplugged" wonderland for children of all ages!
Have fun, be active, relax, and just be free...enjoy the simpler life, serenity and privacy, a romantic respite, an off the grid experience, a taste of "glamping" or just hassle-free vacationing.
Experience a waterfront camping getaway tucked in a secluded and picturesque oasis on the Contoocook River and Powder Mill Pond, just 1.5 hrs. from Boston and 2.25 hrs. from Hartford in the legendary Monadnock region. Swim, sun, fish, boat, bike, hike without ever having to leave the property!
This is an exclusive Tentrr Signature campsite. Tentrr partners with farmers, ranchers, and other property owners to offer unique outdoor accommodations on beautiful private land. Our campsites are off-the-grid which means they generally do not have access to electricity, wifi, or modern plumbing. Instead, they offer the chance to relax, unplug, and fully experience nature! You'll have the entire campsite to yourself, as you'll be the only Campers enjoying this piece of paradise.
Each campsite includes a 10'x12' safari-style canvas tent on a raised platform, and you'll find one queen bed or a queen-size bunk bed inside (each site is different, see photos for the exact setup). Larger groups can also use the extra 5-person pop-up dome tent that’s provided (you’re welcome to bring your own camping gear too). You'll also have a 6-ft picnic table, outdoor fire pit, 2 Tentrr Adirondack chairs, and a heating source to keep you warm and toasty at night.
What you should bring:
-S'mores supplies & any food you'd like to eat
-A cooler to keep your grub from spoiling
-Bedding and pillows
-Lanterns and lighting
Upon check out, you should leave-no-trace of your stay and be sure your campsite is returned to its natural glory! While Tentrr does not charge a cleaning fee, we do expect campsites to be left how they were found. After you check out, take everything you brought in and be sure to leave your trash at the designated location on the property.
If a CampKeeper submits an incident report after your stay that details evidence of trash or damage to the campsite or the CampKeeper’s property, Tentrr reserves the right to charge a minimum cleaning fee of $50. Just make sure to follow the Camper Manual posted at your campsite and you'll be set!
Toilets: Every campsite is equipped with a camp toilet (we call it the Tentrr Loo). This is a simple wooden box with a toilet seat and a bucket inside. Line the bucket with a CleanWaste bag supplied at the camp (or another appropriate plastic bag) prior to use. Afterwards, simply tie the bag up and place it in a trash bag. We got this idea from bathrooms used on NASA spaceships, and we've used the Tentrr Loo countless times ourselves- don't worry!
Showers: Every Signature campsite comes with a Coleman Sun Shower. The sun shower has a reservoir that holds up to 5 gallons of water, potentially enough for multiple showers. It's constructed of heat-locking material that warms the water when it's left in the sun, even on cool days.
Other Things to Note:
Do hike the trails throughout the 27 acre property and bring a compass. Do explore the pond and the river, and if you choose to rent a kayak, canoe, or paddle boat etc. for a minimal fee, please be aware of the safety guidelines that are part of the rental agreement, wear a life preserver and remain mindful of the small dam/waterfall down the river.
Do enjoy the sounds of nature, and the waterfall but in the evening, please keep noise at this pastoral setting to a minimum.
The land is sprayed for mosquitoes etc. and also has electric bug traps, but Do bring bug spray as well.
Do watch out for poison ivy and bring calamine lotion, just in case! Do keep all food in animal safe containers
Do abide by laws pertaining to legal alcohol and drug usage, and act responsibly.
Do leave firearms at home.
Do feel free to reach out to the camp keeper for ANYTHING that may make your stay more comfortable and/or fun!