- Small scale traditional farm
- Beautiful Dutch Countryside
- Lots of activities for children
- Lots of nearby hiking
- Close to a Deer Park
The Canvas Frills Lodge at Het Hertenkamp is one of the tents that are located on this working farm, in the village of Mariahout in the province of North Brabant, the Netherlands. Hertenkamp translates as deer park, and the farm is named after the nearby forest where deer gather. The tents have a beautiful view of this area and guests can regularly see deer walking through the meadow.
Any stay at Het Hertenkamp includes a tour of this working small-scale farm that is largely made up of goats, sheep, and chickens. There are also rabbits for children to get to know and guests can lend a helping hand on the farm and learn about how it works. The owners of the farm are horse enthusiasts and so guests can rent a pony or learn how to horse ride.
The Canvas Frills Lodge has a double bed, a bunk bed, and a single bed, sleeping a maximum of five guests. There is an en-suite bathroom with shower and basin, flushing toilet, deck chairs, an outdoor cooker, an extended canopy for a covered veranda, and cold running water. The lodge comes with a starter pack made up of wood for heating and cooking, starter pack candles, and lamp oil. Kitchen linen is provided, there is a BBQ provided, and there is ample parking space.
The area around the farm has many activities. There are many walking paths and walking tours including the path around the village Erp. There are fishing ponds in nearby Lieshout and along the Wilhelmina canal. Renovated in 1999, a replica of the Lourdes grotto can be found in nearby Scheveningen. In Mariahout, there is a great open air theatre that was renovated and re-opened in 2012. Visitors can also take a day trip to Eindhoven as it is only a 30-minute drive from the farm.