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Quarry View by Darlene &Dean

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71 reviews
· Portland, Connecticut
6 acres
19 sites
19 Caravan/Tent
This Historic National Landmark Brownstone Quarry was believed to be owned by Stone cutter James Stanclift and to have been the first European to live on the eastern bank of the river. In 1686, the town granted him “a parcel of land upon the rocks” in payment for his work as a mason; by 1686, he owned six acres of prime quarry land. We believe this is the same 6 acre lot. Now owned by Darlene and Dean who are preserving and restoring its hidden Beauty. Vintage CAMPING and Picnic area . Quarry View is a unique 334 year old Brownstone quarry that is listed as a Historic National Landmark. Here you will find natural springs that flow from what we call "The wall of water" down to one of our small waterfalls. We also have many artifacts including dinosaur tracks and carved dates in the stones in the walls that go back to 1887. There is a trail that leads back in time to an area with 80 foot brownstone walls left from the quarry operations. Here you can find a rear patio where a musician will enjoy the acoustics unlike any other. Tuesday and Friday Drum circles 6:30-9 with a sunset ceremony. We sit 50 feet above the water upon the ledges that overlook the Brownstone Discovery and Adventure park below . (SITES ARE BASED on 2 adults children under 16 free) Contact us before booking with details of your party for help to book. No TV hook ups and only tents and trailers with no black water tanks
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Portland, Connecticut, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Darlene & Dean S.Joined in July 2020
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67 Ratings · 71 reviews
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Nico A.recommends
November 28, 2022
Historic Brownstone Quarry Park
Dean was a wonderful host running a very unique campsite. Before and during our stay he was very helpful, providing detailed information and met us upon arrival to ensure we got into the camp without issue. Although we arrived at the end of their drum circle what we did catch was very cool. This site has a lot of history behind it and a lot of great views.
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Cindy Z.recommends
November 14, 2022
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Coolest place to camp!!!
They were so so helpful and friendly! This was our first visit to Connecticut, and they sure made us feel so welcome in this beautiful place! It is so awsome that they have opened up this magical place of theirs so that others could enjoy it! This has been one of our most enjoyable places we have been!
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Izadora I.recommends
November 13, 2022
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Wonderful spot wi
Beautiful area with ample room to spread out, peaceful and lovely fire at night. We even had our own bathroom access.
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Ahmed A.recommends
September 18, 2022
Historic Brownstone Quarry Park
Immersed in unique landscape and hi
This place was amazing. Dean and Darlene are excellent friendly and knowledgeable hosts that really get the vibe and allure of the area. We had a wonderful time with our two boys making this our homebase for a few days as we explored the area. Stunning views, interesting backstory, well spaced camping sites.
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David G.recommends
September 18, 2022
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Incredible history
Really interesting property with lots of history. Our tent site was right up on the edge of the quarry wall where we had an outstanding view of the water and surrounding shoreline. Dean was well versed on the property and was eager to share what he had discovered during his research as well as telling us about the various artifacts found around the quarry as he restored the property.
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Anja S.recommends
September 14, 2022
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
This Campground is an unbelievably and unforgettable amazing place to stay
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Ashley K.recommends
September 3, 2022
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Definitely coming back!
Dean and Darlene were quick to answer when booking our campsite. We booked the same day we stayed. Gave us great directions and met Dean upon arrival. Dean let us know about the drum circle about to happen. Showed us which trail we could take along the property. We had a couple choices were to stay and stayed the closets to the artifacts. My family and I personally loved that spot! We were able to set up two tents in our space. Beautiful Picnic tables. Love the fire pit it appeared to be made with again beautiful rock formations. The drum circle was great! It occurred from 6:30-9. My six year old loved it. Dean showed us were my child could pick up different musical instruments to play surrounding the drum circle. Bathrooms were easy accessible across our tent site. VERY clean port a potty! Lights light up surrounding the property around sites and makes a nice scenery touch. We were able to leave and grab some local food and come back. This is a gorgeous spot in Connecticut. Across is the view Brownstone activity park.
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Amy H.recommends
September 3, 2022
Historic Brownstone Quarry Park
The perfect local get-a-way
Beautiful spot, great host, and Friday night drum circle was a fantastic and welcoming experience! The campground itself is so clean and well kept, and the quarry, history, and beautiful vista really tied it all together. I’ll be going back!
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Ashley L.recommends
August 30, 2022
Historic Brownstone Quarry Park
What an absolutely beautiful place that is unlike any other. It’s historic charm, relaxing zen vibe, amazing views and very accommodating hosts really set the bar for primitive camping.
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Steve Z.recommends
August 29, 2022
Historic Brownstone Quarry Park
great place, thanks for opening the gate so late at night for us. a beautiful and unique getaway
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Daniel B.recommends
August 28, 2022
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Hidden Gem!
This is an absolute hidden gem! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to book this site, I guarantee you won’t regret it! I can honestly say I don’t know what was more amazing; the stunning views; absolute solitude/peace &quiet, the historic feel, or the hospitality of Dean and Darlene. This place is a treasure! We came in for a long weekend and ended up being stuck in traffic and didn’t arrive until 2:00 am. Dean was super accommodating and stayed up just to make sure we arrived and got situated ok. When he realized our trailer jack was broken he went out and got the part for us and replaced it! Just an example of how awesome they are! The pictures of the views speak for themselves! Can’t wait to come back!
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Julia D.recommends
August 22, 2022
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Great place to stay
Dean and Darlene were great hosts. Location was beautiful, well kept site with a great view. Dean was super helpful getting us set up and telling us about the place. Unique location and we definitely plan on coming again. Would recommend staying here for sure.
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Ken L.recommends
August 15, 2022
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Very unique place!
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Amanda Q.recommends
August 10, 2022
Historic Brownstone Quarry Park
Beauty Abounds
Dean, the rock whisperer, has created such a special place for others to enjoy! This type of camping isn't for everyone, as it doesn't have the usual amenities (yet), but it was perfect for us. Beautiful views, drum circle on Tuesdays and Fridays and natural artistry around every corner. Thank you Dean and Darlene for sharing your wonderful property with the public. We will definitely return.
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Richard S.recommends
August 1, 2022
Historic Brownstone Quarry Park
Slice of the Grand Canyon
Best private property RV experience we've had. Darlene and Dean were great hosts. They were available to answer our questions and give us an impromptu tour and details about the quarry but they also gave us our privacy as well. The quarry is magnificent to see. Feels like a small slice of the grand canyon. Our family had a great time visiting the Brownstone Discovery Park next door. Our stay will always be remembered.
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Aaron G.recommends
July 26, 2022
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
this is an absolutely amazing property with stunning views and incredible camp sites. the very kind hosts Dean & Darlene have clearly put a ton of work into their property and so cool that it's setup for others to enjoy! definitely the place to camp if you're in the area.
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Jeff G.recommends
July 18, 2022
Historic Brownstone Quarry Park
Great history. Very memorable camping stay
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Maura K.recommends
July 4, 2022
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Gorgeous view and intimate feel
Fantastic location with beautiful views of the quarry, beautiful cliff faces with vegetation and birds, and a huge fire pit. Dean was extremely helpful and kind. Clean spot. Lots of space. Location is near brownstone adventure park which kids loved. We were sad to leave and will be coming back!
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Joe Y.recommends
June 21, 2022
Quarry View tents sites
Father's Day Camping
What a special experience Darlene & Dean shared with us on our camping trip. The property is truly unique, with curious rock formations, nicely appointed campsites and a fire ring worthy of kings. We also got to experience the CT Drum Circle community and were welcomed to join in their weekly drum circle. Dean was around the entire time to help us with setup and direct us to sites around town during our visit. Thanks Dean!
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Michael C.recommends
June 21, 2022
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Camping in the quarry
Amazing experience. Beautiful, secluded yet with everything that you need. Dean was super helpful and made himself available at all times. Restroom situation is a porta-potty but it is cleaned prior to each new camper. Highly reccomend staying at this site!
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Kate B.recommends
May 31, 2022
Historic Brownstone Quarry Park
Quarry with GORGEous view
What a unique place to park the RV overnight! The rock formations, the view, the dinosaur prints, oh my! The quarry is a one-of-a-kind camping experience lofted 50 feet above the water with extraordinary views. I only wish we had more time and no toddler to worry about. Parents of obstinate little ones: take care. You will have to be vigilant because it is a large cliff. Couples and adult friends, camp til your heart's content. I hear there is a drum circle twice a week and an arts festival coming up. What an awesome place with great hosts. Thank you for the stay!
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Jamie C.recommends
May 31, 2022
Historic Brownstone Quarry Park
Absolutely beautiful! Loved the park and my site was amazing!! Hosts are top notch will definitely be back!
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Erin D.recommends
May 30, 2022
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Amazing views and great host!
Darlene & Dean were very accommodating and the site was beautiful. The quarry had a uniqueness to it. We were given our own bathroom and were even able to change sites half way through to get another cool view of the water.
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Christopher M.recommends
May 2, 2022
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Dan and Darlene were great hosts. They made sure we were happy and comfortable with our camp site before leaving us on our own for the day.
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Lindsey R.recommends
April 24, 2022
Historic Brownstone Quarry Park
Quarry camp site
We loved staying at Darlene & Deans! The quarry is beautiful, the port a potty’s were VERY clean, and they were accommodating to our group. We had one 22ft RV and two tents. Being able to hookup was an extra bonus. I recommend giving them a try.
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Jared T.recommends
October 12, 2021
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Great stay and awesome host!
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Meghan D.recommends
October 11, 2021
Quarry View tents sites
Our stay was great! The place is beautiful and Darlene and Dean were great hosts, kind, friendly and went above and beyond to make our stay more comfortable. The drum circle on Saturday night was also a lot of fun! We would definitely come back .
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Constance L.recommends
October 9, 2021
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Second time staying. Such a great place. Such kind hosts.
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Robin S.recommends
September 7, 2021
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Recommend
Fun place! A look at history in tge past and histiry in the making. Great drum circle! Clean. Friendly.
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Joshua C.recommends
September 6, 2021
Brownstone Quarry Historic Park
Exceeded our expectations
Our stay at brownstone quarry exceeded our expectations. Dean was a great host. I’m sure we’ll be back.
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