Hipcamp host Thomas W.,
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Camp out on our beautiful property in the Adirondack foothills, about a 15 minute drive to the Adirondack park border. Enjoy some of the best fishing spots in the country, hunting, hiking (easy trails or the highest peaks in the state), and mountain biking.

You'll be in the back of the property, which is pretty secluded. You can see our house, and possibly catch a gli

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Camp out on our beautiful property in the Adirondack foothills, about a 15 minute drive to the Adirondack park border. Enjoy some of the best fishing spots in the country, hunting, hiking (easy trails or the highest peaks in the state), and mountain biking.

You'll be in the back of the property, which is pretty secluded. You can see our house, and possibly catch a glimpse of a neighbor's house if the leaves aren't on the trees yet. The campsite is equipped with a fire pit, chairs, a hammock, and an outdoor composting toilet (no, it doesn't smell).

We bought the property in 2018 and have been slowly been transforming it into a functioning homestead. There is a small garden, the beginnings of a food forest, a medicinal herb meadow, and a small edible mushroom cultivation system. I am also an avid wild food forager and am happy to take you out on a foray if you're interested and if my schedule allows.

We stock the campsite with bug spray (no DEET on the property please), newspaper and lighter for fires, solar powered cell phone charger, flashlight, first aid kit, trash, recycling, compost bins, free firewood from dead branches with seasoned hardwood available for purchase. Please do not bring your own firewood as it spreads non-native insects.

Please note that we have an adopted dog named Sadie who was neglected for the first few years of her life. She sometimes barks at new people, but she isn't aggressive at all.

I am not able to accommodate RVs or trailers. I have a very long, skinny driveway and there is nowhere to to park something as large as a trailer.

The camp site is not accessible by car. You'll have to park in the driveway and then bring your gear back to the site, which is about a 2 minute walk. All vehicles must be parked in the driveway.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
Have a question? Send Thomas a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at RhizeUp Homestead Campsite in New York.

Forest

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Hipcamper Julie

Welcoming and kind

Julie E.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2021

Thomas and his wife were extremely welcoming and helpful with any questions we had. Even though we only stayed for one night, it was a great experience and I would come again!!

Hipcamper Haley

Would love to stay here again!

Haley P.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2021

Our host Thomas was very helpful and kind. The site is far enough away from the house to have plenty of privacy, but close enough to the car for hauling gear (we suggest bringing a wagon). The property is beautiful and the fireflies were magical! Great choice of location for exploring nearby regions like Old Forge and Herkimer. We would definitely stay here again!

Hipcamper Matt
Matt W.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2020

Very nice site ! Had a great time staying on Thomas's property.

Hipcamper Hana
Hana R.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2020

We loved camping here! The site was set up towards the back of the property, close enough to the house that we felt comfortable and were able to talk to our hosts if we needed to, and far enough that we had plenty of privacy. We took them up on the mushroom foraging walk which was really cool and informative. I would definitely camp here again.

Hipcamper Beth
Beth S.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2020

This place was awesome! The site is at the far end of the property just past a big field that was full of fireflies. Very quiet, and the sun doesn't hit you super early so you can sleep in and make breakfast around the fire without roasting. The hosts were lovely and so was their dog and their chickens.

Property
RhizeUp Homestead
State
New York
Country
United States
$40/night
1 Site

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