Brewster River Campground
Gateway to Smugglers' Notch,
No Pets Allowed Reservations Required
New Reservation Policy in Effect April 2021.
YOU MAY RESERVE THE ENTIRE CAMPGROUND
Everyone is eager to get out of the house and we all miss seeing our friends and family in person. In response to the pandemic restrictions, we have developed an attractive option to provide a safest possible camping experience at the BRC in 2021. Basically, we would like to rent the entire campground or 1/2 of the campground for a two-night minimum stay to a one or two groups. The group/groups would decide on who is to be included to avoid their exposure to strangers. We prefer limiting campers to only Vermont resident and we may require them to be vaccinated. Groups must comply with the VT official restrictions on travel/size of gatherings and BRC guidelines on acceptable campers.
MID-MAY TO MID-OCTOBER
We are offering this option primarily to groups of “family and friends,” then to businesses and to smaller organizations (religious, interest groups, etc.) if we are not yet filled up with reservations. The camping season here runs only mid-May to mid-October, roughly 20 weeks, so the reservation calendar may fill up quickly. Some flexibility is possible on length of stay around major holidays like the Fourth of July when there is maximum demand for camping.
WHAT DO WE OFFER?
This BRC web site provides a good virtual view of the property and facilities, though it is impossible to capture on a computer screen the beauty and calm atmosphere of the riverside setting. The waterfall and swimming hole, the group campfire site in the open field, and peaceful flow of the river all have to be experienced in person. We will welcome exploratory visits by potential group organizers once we get past mud season.
YOUR GROUP GETS THE PLACE ALL TO ITSELF
We have 20 spaces to rent, ranging from tent sites through three RV sites to several lodging buildings. These can accommodate around 80 to 100 campers, plus our 20 acres allows you to invite an agreed-upon number of folks to visit for just the day. We can supply firewood and help you to contact local restaurants and caterers. Outdoor recreation in the area is great year round, while activities such as yoga, panning for gold, and hiking can be arranged on site.
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
Weekends are in the highest demand. Booking a week (six nights) will get you a significant discount, to be negotiated for each group. A longer stay brings the per night rate down and is certainly cheaper. A non-profit group could even make this into a fund raising activity by charging its participants the full going rate for the entire campground and keeping the difference.
Contacts for booking Kerrie at 802-734-8137 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond promptly to any inquires for more information.
Check your quarantine status at the official site accd.vermont.gov/covid-19 before traveling.
Come relax at a quiet campground alongside a clear Vermont mountain stream. You can also enjoy the many opportunities in our area for outdoor recreation.
We offer sites for tents and small trailers/RVs, as well as a variety of rental accommodations including a lean-to, riverside cabin and a 1 bedroom apartment above the bath house.
We have NO DUMP STATION.
To ensure an enjoyable stay for all our campers, we do not allow pets at the campground and we strictly enforce reasonable quiet hours. (Changes to these regulations may be negotiated for groups renting the entire campground.) We require that everyone respect their fellow campers and the environment.
** IMPORTANT NOTICES:**
The access road is NOT suitable for vehicles over 19′ in length (6m) or those towing a trailer over 14′ long (3.5m). The turning radius off and onto VT. 108 makes entry and exit unsafe for longer vehicles and we CANNOT accommodate such vehicles.
Loose gravel and possible ruts require careful use of motorcycles and bicycles on the driveway.
At the summit of Smugglers’ Notch, VT. 108 is not plowed to remove snow and that section of the road is closed from around mid-October to mid-May. Check www.511vt.com for current conditions in spring and fall before traveling through Smugglers’ Notch. Road closure signs are posted and barriers erected on the road beyond the ski areas on both sides of the Notch.