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Vonsaladfarm

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· Kingston, New York
45 acres
1 site
1 Vehicle/Tent
Back in the day this was all farmland. I purchased this property in 2019 and have been busy developing it. I’ve build a chicken coop, installed a bee hive and am planning to add Nigerian dwarf goats this fall. There is a farmstand that will open with gourmet goods later this year. The property is about 6 acres of flat land with several great spots to camp. Across the road is our private forest about 40 acres. Great for hiking and off roading with dirt bikes or ATV’s.  Learn more about this land: We are conveniently located next to the NY Thruway & 209 Highway yet super secluded and in nature’s paradise adjacent to the Sawkill River and across a large private Forrest. There is some road noise from Sawkill road & the Thruway dependent on the spot you choose to set up. If your’e tenting you can be in the woods way up, if you want to plug in you’ll be closer to the house near the road.We grow vegetables, have fire pits, common outdoor furniture & BBQ’s that can be used. There is chicken & bee’s & goats.  A lot of outdoor activity with bird watching. Wild bunnies, deer, groundhogs say good night.It’s rural yet only 10 minutes to Kingston uptown area. We also have a wood fired oven and offer bread & pizza making classes as well as catered meals. 
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Kingston, New York, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Alexander L.Joined in August 2020
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22 Ratings · 21 reviews
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Hannah C.recommends
May 31, 2022
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
We made so many goat friends!
We loved staying on Alex’s farm! Had a lot of fun getting to know his goats and really enjoyed his delicious homemade pizzas and apple wine. We will definitely be back!
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Andrew B.recommends
October 6, 2021
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
The Amazing Von Salad!
I don’t know where to start. We arrived to find a very out of the way camping area that was clean and easy to access. We joined Alex for a wonderful evening of wood fired pizza, fine refreshments and great conversation along with a few other locals who had stoped for some amazing pizza. We found out that Alex was preparing an Oktoberfest meal the next day so after seeing some of the local sites we went back for lunch. The adventure couldn’t have been better, we met some new friends and dined on a fabulous menu of authentic Bavarian cuisine prepared by Alex for the feast. We will definitely be returning!!!
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Aaron S.recommends
September 14, 2021
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
Amazing Place with an amazing host
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Jake W.recommends
September 7, 2021
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
Alexander was an excellent host! Super easy to communicate with and very friendly. He has a wonderful property and a barn at the front with beers on tap and pizzas in the oven on the weekend as a roadside restaurant for travelers. The location is about 15 minutes from Woodstock and right outside of Kingston, so if you ever need anything you are very close to civilization. If you are looking for something out in the wilderness, this may not be the place for you but if you want a camp feel with the security of civilization close by, then this might be great for you! The site itself is at the back of the property and backs up into a river/stream. The stream was a bit high when we were there so we couldn't sit in the water like some of the pictures.
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Brad S.recommends
September 6, 2021
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
Amazing stay at the farm
Our farm stay was amazing. We were tucked back in our own private garden. The natural beauty of the Catskills and the cute towns were all easily accessible. Above all, Alex was an amazing host. He was so helpful, cutting back plants to make our site more accessible and giving us tons of great recommendations for the area. On weekends, he makes amazing homemade pizzas and has local brews for sale. We met all sorts of people who stopped for pizza and drinks, and enjoyed some delicious pizza and beer ourselves. And the baby goats! Loved our stay so much.
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Andrew M.recommends
October 25, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
Great host and a great hideaway spot with awesome wooded land across the road. Perfect for a relaxed family weekend.
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Brooke H.recommends
October 18, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
We loved Alex’s home and campsite. He greeted us with his new puppy and showed us the campsite and property, and started a fire for us. He has baby goats! There is a nice creek behind the campsite that is perfect at sunset. There is a private entrance for a bathroom that is COVID safe. We didn’t take the opportunity but he owns property across the street where you can take a hike. We will definitely recommend his farm.
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Scott P.recommends
October 14, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
My friends and I had a great time at vonsaladfarm. Alex was a great host and provided everything we needed for a peaceful night of camping. The BBQ was amazing to have also. Would definitely recommend staying here.
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John F.recommends
October 11, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
Great stay!
Great stay! Alex wasn’t able to be there for our arrival, but sent one iPhone videos to show us around and explain where we could camp. Very welcoming and gracious!
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Shannon D.recommends
October 9, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️food & service in the wild
Alex is so great! He is just a lovely person and makes you feel very welcome on his property. The property is beautiful and so peaceful - the rooster & hen, the mama & baby goats, the nearby river, the trails through the forrest — you really get a little of everything! And if that wasn’t enough, Alex is a chef! He made us a delicious breakfast and we sat outside enjoying a beautiful morning on the farm while slammin on some good eats! Book your trip to his little oasis now - you won’t be disappointed! We will definitely be back and can’t wait to see what else he does with all his land!
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Shanna K.recommends
September 30, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
We couldn’t help but come back
Another wonderful stay at Alex’s farm. We LOVE it here. One week after our first stay, we couldn’t help ourselves and came back for more. The creek time was special and we can’t thank Alex enough for sending us off with coffee and delicious breakfast sandwiches in the morning. We’re looking forward to coming back again soon!
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Gordon D.recommends
September 27, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
Friendly and pleasant
Friendly fist and great site! I've never been woken up by a rooster before, so that was cool! Getting out camper to the sit was a small challenge, but the host was very helpful, and it ended up working out nicely. The site was very comfortable and secluded, and had plenty of nice amenities, like a grill and firewood. The host even showed us to the river nearby, introduced us to his animals, and offered coffee or tea in the morning.
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Jonah B.recommends
September 21, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
Beautiful farm, groovy host, cute p
Alex's spot is magical. He has cultivated a special space and his appreciation for the land is clear. Upon arrival we were greeted by his adorable puppy Asterix and momma and kid goat. The campsite is comfortable and easy to use (flat, mowed grass; picnic table; grill; plenty of chairs; firepit). There's also access to an indoor bathroom which was super super clean. We did the catered breakfast which is well-worth having. Alex is a great cook. My favorite spot were the lounge chairs perfectly positioned to enjoy the sun in the morning. Can't wait to come back and see how big Asterix has grown.
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Al S.recommends
September 20, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
My girlfriend and I had a fantastic stay here and highly recommend! Alex was very cool and helpful.
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Rhiannon F.recommends
September 14, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
Great Hipcamp site! Perfect for a quick weekend away from the city. The host was amazing and friendly. The camp area was set in a clearing in the farm/gardens and was lovely. Really great amenities at the camp site with a grill, large picnic table, lounge chairs and fire pit! Fun trails lead to a gorgeous river stream area to check out. The host also makes fantastic wood fired pizza, it was a huge hit with our kids!
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Katy E.recommends
September 10, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
We had a fantastic time camping out at Vonsaladfarm. The spot feels serene and secluded, and is a short stroll to a lovely creek. Alexander was a gracious and friendly host, helping us find everything we needed to settle in, and gave great recommendations for nearby spots to pick up supplies. We wished we could have stayed longer to get to know the newly arrived baby goats, explore more of the farm's many winding paths, and try some of Alexander's homemade wood-fired pizza. We'd definitely pitch our tents at Vonsaladfarm again!
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Kyle L.recommends
September 8, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
Lovely Farm, Awesome Pizza
We had a blast. Alex is great. The farm is lovely. Definitely indulge in a pizza or two. He loaded ours with boar, wild-foraged mushrooms and some nasturtiums from the garden. Looks like he'll have pumpkins and corn coming in soon.
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Stephen C.recommends
August 31, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
Great Site and Host
This site is great and Alex is Amazing! The site area is a beautiful clearing, surrounded (in warm months) by tall wildflowers and plants. There is a serious picnic table, 2 long lounge chairs, 2 coffee tables and enough lawn chairs to accommodate a good sized group of friends. Ground is level and soft for easy tent setup, and you can park close if you want to attach the tent to a car. We were pleasantly surprised when Alex showed us a propane BBQ Grill with utensils was also in the clearing- so buy some upstate corn & veggies down the road. There is also a hand washing station out front, and a side entrance to small bathroom in the house. We & Alex used masks whenever we were close. Walking around Vonsalad farm is beautiful. Flowers, Herbs and Vegetables everywhere (August), with winding cut paths making the property feel even bigger than it is. A family of Hummingbirds visited flowers outside our tent door, rabbits, wild birds and hawks passed through all day. There is also a dog if you're lucky. The river is only a minute's walk through the woods from the tent site- sandals would be a good move. The current was perfect for setting some chairs in and spending the late afternoon. Not deep enough to swim at this bend, but there are lots of swim-able bodies you can drive to. We used this site as our home base and were able to easily drive to longer hikes at Blue Mountain State Park, Onteora Lake, Kaaterskill Wild Forest and others. Alex is a great cook! We did the breakfast and it far exceeded expectations. The weather was nice and we had sunrise eggs, bacon, coffee, orange juice, homemade bread, butter, different jams.... it was great. We did this trip for a couple's getaway weekend, but would also work very well for a group of friends. Would do again.
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Scott H.recommends
August 23, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
great site, friendly host who makes great pizza, highly recommend!
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Shailen S.recommends
August 13, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
Great place. Great host.
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Brian M.recommends
August 12, 2020
Vonsaladfarm with river & forest
Camper's Paradise
An absolutely beautiful experience! Alex is a most gracious host and fantastic chef. The land is incredible. The campsite is positioned perfectly. The river is the icing on the cake. Thank you Alex. Here comes the boom!
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