Campers can sleep in a beehive cabin at this getaway, named the most effective outside keep in Mass.

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Salamander Hollow Healing Habitat
The Slovenian Beehive Cabin at sundown. Salamander Hole Therapeutic Habitat

At Salamander Hole Therapeutic Habitat in Warwick, company can sleep in a cabin with bees.

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The Franklin County property was not too long ago named the most effective Hipcamp in Massachusetts in 2023 and a runner-up for greatest cabin rental within the U.S. by Hipcamp, an Airbnb-like market for outside stays that features tent tenting, glamping, cabins, treehouses, and extra.

Salamander Hole is billed as a personal honeybee and human being sanctuary, located on 17 acres of land abutting Massachusetts state forest. The Slovenian Beehive Cabin is one among 4 lodging on the property. The others are a tipi with a wood-fired pizza oven, a tiny glamping cabin with an infrared sauna, and an island cabin in Tully Pond that debuts this week.

“It’s very nice to see individuals take pleasure in one thing that you simply helped to create,” stated Mary Canning, who co-owns the property with husband Ingo Winzer.

The Massachusetts beekeeper purchased the land in 1997. After operating a store referred to as Comply with the Honey in Harvard Sq. from 2011-2020 (which remains to be out there on-line), she determined she’d like to share her land with others and created lodging on the property earlier than becoming a member of Hipcamp in 2021.

Canning stated she studied beehive cabins throughout her travels to Slovenia and used them as inspiration for constructing the Slovenia Beehive Cabin. The cabin incorporates 4 lively bee hives.

“Folks can truly sleep safely with honeybees,” Canning stated. “They’re very meditative and calming. We’ve by no means had, in two years, one sting. As a result of the bees are on their very own aspect. They’ve a steel mesh that seals them off.”

Her property is particular as a result of it gives privateness in addition to many alternatives for outside adventures, together with swimming, fishing, mountaineering, climbing, and visiting native farms, Canning stated. For instance, company can discover the New England Nationwide Scenic Path (NET), hike close by Mount Grace and Tully Mountain, swim, boat, and fish at Sheomet Pond and Richards Reservoir, store natural produce at Chase Hill Farm, and extra.

Canning stated she loves being part of the Hipcamp group.

“Individuals are bringing a sort of respect and integrity to your property as company,” she stated.

The tipi and cabins start at $139 per evening and are open 12 months spherical, whereas the island shack is seasonal and begins at $75 per evening.

The annual Hipcamp Awards have a good time the top-performing Hipcamp properties throughout america, Australia, Canada, and the UK.

The remainder of the New England winners among the many greatest hipcamps to go to within the Northeast in 2023 are Vernal Heights in Colebrook, Conn.; 4 Acre Woods Campground in Deer Isle, Maine; Sacred Nectar Sanctuary in North Sandwich, N.H.; Glamp Frogmore in Coventry, R.I.; and Louella’s Land in Westford, Vermont.

Originally posted 2023-05-05 17:56:55.