Hiker's paradise & high-end gear testing destination bordering the White Mountain National Forest w/ two lakes just steps away from our campsite. www.topopino.com @topopino This Topo Pino campsite is a hiker's paradise and Flowfold gear testing destination perched above two lakes bordering the White Mountain National Forest. Only 1.5 hrs from Portland, Maine, Topo Pino's surrounding 4,000 footers, mountains, lakes and scenic back roads are perfect for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts. Our serene site typically offers many free amenities including a fully made queen bed (linens, pillows and blankets), towels, cookware, dishes, silverware, cooler with fresh ice, s'mores kit, bundle of firewood, yoga mat and camp lantern. However, due to COVID-19 and the safety requirements needed for the camping season of 2020, we’ve had to adjust our site in many ways. We are asking all campers to bring their own supplies, including bedding, paper goods for eating and cleaning purposes, flashlights, and bug spray. We will continue to maintain the basic needs of the site such as providing water (in jugs), firewood, a cooler, skillet, and tea kettle. A more detailed list will be furnished in future communications. We also ask that all campers arrive by 6 pm so as to have daylight to set up your campsite. Additionally, as part of our safety measures for 2020, there will be no garbage can available at the campkeeper’s home, so we ask that you take all garbage and recyclables with you upon your departure. We hope that you still enjoy our tranquil, wooded setting, despite these new changes necessary for the health and safety of all. We look forward to better days ahead! Did someone say gear?! We are so excited to announce a collaboration with a Portland-area company called Flowfold. Try the gear at Topo Pino and receive 10% off any purchase when you receive a special code upon check-out. *Follow us @topopino on Instagram for stories and updates. *Our site is best suited for a maximum of 2 adults. Small children are also welcome with parents but there is one queen sized bed. *Please note the tent does not include a wood stove but the fire pit and propane cooking stove (see extras to add-on) are ready for your visit! *Price / night includes NH 9% tax | Do hike the 4,000 footers | Do enjoy the sounds of nature and keep noise to a minimum | Do keep all food in animal safe containers | Do enjoy a drug-free zone | Do leave firearms at home | Do explore, relax, and have fun |
When planning this trip, I was perusing The Dyrt (as usual) and came across this place. Previously unreviewed, my curiosity was piqued so I clicked on this glamping site and was directed to Tentrr. I had no knowledge of or experience with Tentrr but was intrigued enough to give this place a try as part of our 34th wedding anniversary celebration, which was two days before our arrival. Like Air BnB, you submit a request for your preferred dates and wait to hear back. It did not take very long for us to be accepted. Pre-payment is required and there is a 72-hour cancellation policy. We arrived around 5:30 pm (check-in is much earlier, I believe noon) and we were met by George and Lucy, our hosts. They were very welcoming, obviously taking great pride in their property and making sure they showed and explained everything to us. The site is VERY private and is accessed via a path through the woods. The canvas tent is set up on a wooden platform and there was a picnic table, all the pots and pans you would need to cook, a dishwashing station, four jugs of well water, paper towels, dish soap, hand sanitizer. Basically, EVERYTHING you could possibly need for your stay, all set up under a huge tarp. There is also a solar shower, a camping loo, and plenty of firewood, including birch bark which burns even when wet, and kindling. We enjoyed a fire at night and again the next morning and there was still wood left over. We were also welcomed with a basket with all the supplies needed to make s'mores. It poured during the night, but we stayed cozy and dry in the canvas tent (and everything under the tarp stayed dry as well).
There was some confusion regarding e-mails sent to us from Tentrr. I’m thinking they are standard boilerplate correspondence, but they told us that bedding and firewood were not provided. This was no problem as we travel with sleeping bags, but it was a nice surprise to find these things were, indeed, provided (I’m guessing these are not standard).
The season runs from May to mid-October but the best months to visit are July– beginning of October. We were there toward the end of September and the rain notwithstanding, the weather was ideal temperature-wise. You would contend with black flies in May and ticks in June.
The only two (minor) things to note are that the steps to the platform are steep and you need to be careful to watch your footing and the platform is on a slight downward slope so that our heads were higher than our feet. Staying here was an indulgence but we are so glad we did. We left feeling like we had two new friends in George and Lucy and would highly recommend you give this place a try if you are in eastern New Hampshire!