Our campsite is located at the far back of our property right on Rainbow Reservoir which is part of the Farmington River. This reservoir is used for hydroelectricity so boating, swimming, fishing and all sorts of watersports are welcome. Directly across from our property is a massive land preserve and local park so the veiw looking out is all untouched forest. We get a wide
Our campsite is located at the far back of our property right on Rainbow Reservoir which is part of the Farmington River. This reservoir is used for hydroelectricity so boating, swimming, fishing and all sorts of watersports are welcome. Directly across from our property is a massive land preserve and local park so the veiw looking out is all untouched forest. We get a wide variety of wildlife through the year, the most exciting are probably the abundant wild birds we see daily including hawks and blue herons and the occasional bald eagle which are said to have nests in the forest along the opposing land preserve up the river. Although our location is conveniently located within 5 minutes from the international airport it will feel very private with the property on either side of us uncleared down to the water. Only one of the two sites has a picnic table so please inquire beforehand to check for availability. Also both campsites share an outhouse and hand washing sink station. It seems to be ideal for two groups trying to camp together. We have bundles of split firewood available for $5 each if you choose to not bring your own. Campers will have their own small, private stairwell that steps down to their own small beach. Depending on the fluctuation of the dam our beach increases and decreases in size, much like the tide on the ocean so sometimes the water comes right up to the stairs but it's still convenient water access for swimming or floating. We currently only have a canoe for rent but you can bring your own kayaks, paddleboards, fishing poles or even your boat! The boat launch for the reservoir is less than a mile down the road. You can launch it and tie off right in front of the campsite. Great for tubing or water skiing. On our property we also currently have chickens, ducks and pigeons and our personal dog Bowie so you can expect a miniature farm experience! If you chose to explore the area nearby we are located within a 7 mi radius of 7 different hiking trails or state parks as well as the capital city Hartford, CT or the capital city Springfield, MA both located eithin a 20 min drive. Springfield is also home to the recently built MGM casino if you felt like testing your luck at the poker table before roughing it. We hope our campsite gets you and your friends and family excited about getting outside and making memories. We cannot wait to meet you and make new friends as well. *Reach out to us directly if you want to book with us sooner rather than later. We are also open to having small trailers or van/truck camping upon request with an increase in the rate. Please inquire*
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 25% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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