Tuesday ยท July 11, 2023
The Bunkhouse: Vermont's Hidden Gem for Outdoor Enthusiasts
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The Bunkhouse Lodging in Vermont | Top Horse Trails

Nestled within the serene wilderness of Central Vermont, The Bunkhouse stands as a year-round haven for outdoor adventurers and those seeking tranquility in nature. Offering rustic lodging and access to miles of scenic trails, this remote horse campsite invites visitors to immerse themselves in Vermont's year-round beauty.

Whether you're an avid equestrian or simply seeking respite from the bustle of daily life, The Bunkhouse promises a perfect four-season getaway. Its cozy accommodations cater to individuals of all interests and preferences. While the campsite is a haven for equine trail riding enthusiasts, it also offers limitless recreational activities for everyone. From snowmobiling and cross-country skiing in the winter to snowshoeing, mountain biking, and hiking during the milder seasons, there's always an adventure waiting to be discovered. For those seeking relaxation, the campsite's serene ambiance provides the ideal backdrop to curl up with a favorite book and let time slip away. Moreover, The Bunkhouse serves as an excellent gathering place for groups and clubs, accommodating various interests and occasions.

The campsite prides itself on being "off the grid," relying on solar and generator power to meet all electrical needs. This commitment to sustainability ensures that guests can enjoy modern conveniences without compromising the unspoiled beauty of the surroundings. Although The Bunkhouse is tucked away in a remote location, it's a mere short drive to the vibrant towns of Barre, Bradford, and Montpelier. Visitors can explore these nearby communities, indulging in a diverse range of dining and shopping options, before returning to the serenity of their rustic retreat.

One of the defining features of The Bunkhouse is its conservation efforts, as the property is conserved through the Vermont Land Trust. This dedication to preserving the natural landscape allows guests to fully appreciate the untouched beauty of the region. Moreover, the campsite boasts a pristine pond, inviting visitors to take a refreshing swim or simply bask in the tranquil atmosphere.

The Bunkhouse is a hidden gem that offers a truly authentic Vermont experience. With its rustic lodging, extensive trail network, and commitment to preserving the environment, it provides a unique opportunity to connect with nature and rejuvenate the spirit. Whether you're seeking thrilling outdoor adventures or a peaceful escape from the demands of daily life, this remote horse campsite promises an unforgettable retreat. So come, immerse yourself in the private tranquility of The Bunkhouse and discover the beauty that awaits in Vermont's remote wilderness.


Whiting Campground offers the following facilities and amenities:

  • Bunkhouses
  • A living room with a couch, chairs, and a futon.
  • A kitchen that is fully equipped for all of your cooking and dining needs. There is a large attached deck with a BBQ grill, patio table, and chairs with a great view of the pond.
  • The bunk room with six bunks and a double bed
  • Full bathroom with a stand-up shower.


Horse Facilities:

  • The Pavilion: Six 14' x 30' corrals with cover for individual turnout.
  • Bunkhouse Paddock- Fenced hillside turnout with run-in to accommodate 2-3 horses altogether.
  • 2 tack sheds with saddle racks and room for storage.
  • 90' x 200' outdoor riding ring and a round pen.
  • GPS Trail map app. information to download onto your phone to help navigate the many trails.
  • We do not offer Living Quarter hookups as we are off-the-grid.


Note: All horses will need the following:

  • Negative Coggins test for the current year and immunization record.
  • You must provide your own grain, hay, and bedding.
  • Water bucket for pavilion corrals.
  • Wheelbarrow and hay/luggage cart are provided.


The Bunkhouse is ideal for camping with your horse, a trail rider’s paradise! It is a “bring your own horse” facility surrounded by miles of trails to explore on horseback. You will find our equine accommodations to be safe and comfortable. The trail terrain is varied, from class 4 roads to forest trails, fields, and gravel roads with light vehicle traffic. Located in the mountains of Vermont, naturally, there are hills to climb and streams to cross, the trails vary in length from one hour to an all-day ride if you’d like. Besides trail riding, we also have a large outdoor arena available for guests to use.

Lessons and training rides are also available to you. Kelly will be happy to assist you with any problems you’re having with your horse, or areas that you’d like to develop. She has ridden since childhood and has been providing instruction and training since 2001.  She will offer a patient, common-sense approach to any type of rider and horse across all disciplines.



  • No smoking in any of the buildings.
  • No dogs allowed, dogs live on the property (do not feed our dogs please).
  • We ask that all riders and guests be respectful of the areas they will be exploring. Some of the areas are private land and it's through the generosity of the landowners that we have so many trails and roads available to explore.
  • Please put trash in its place. If you carry it in, please carry it out.
  • Recycling and composting food scraps is made easy by the provided bins.
  • Please conserve energy by shutting off unused lights..
  • A release form must be signed by all riders.  If a rider is under the age of 18, the form must be signed by a parent or guardian.
  • All riders 18 years and under are required to wear approved helmets while mounted.
  • Obey all No Trespassing signs.

Cost Details:

  • A cleaning fee applies to parties of 6 or more.
  • $165/night for 2 people, each additional person $30/night, plus 9% VT rooms & meals tax. This includes one horse per person. Each additional horse is $20/night.
  • A 2-night minimum is required and a cleaning fee will be applied to groups over 6.
  • Training and Lessons are available for $45/hr.
  • Kelly offers one courtesy guided ride upon request, beyond that guided rides are $25/hour.


If you want to discover and explore other campsites and horse trails, here are some of them that you may visit:



SAINT JOHNSBURY, VERMONT - Lamoille Valley Rail Trail

LITTLETON, NEW HAMPSHIRE - Ammonoosuc Rail Trail

The Bunkhouse does require reservations for overnight accommodations. Please visit their page here on Top Horse Trails - The Bunkhouse for more information.