- Check in: After 7AM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 30% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Our local roads are a favorite of bikers, Whiteface mountain offers downhill biking with chairlifts, mountain bikers may like ...Read more
Climb our mountain with its few 'tops' and get excellent views, and of course you may know about the Adirondack High peaks reg...Read more
We offer riding instruction, and do take students on trail rides
Many good rental companies nearby
NY has an extensive trail system, we are checking into insurance for owner operators, please inquire ahead of time
Our trails are suitable for XC skiing, and of course Mt Van Hovenburg is nearby in Lake Placid, and for downhill skiing there i...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Willow Hill Farm and Mountains Camp in New York.
Nice beaches on Lake Champlain nearby
Places to see near Willow Hill Farm and Mountains
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Super convenient. Had cell service, data wasn't great but more than i expected. Ken was extremely helpful, even offered lighting for me. Hot water for the showers were such a plus. Previous reviews said you needed 4 wheel drive- nah. Lowered cars and maybe sedans might struggle but not bad. Very convenient location and ill stay here the next time im up this way.
Secluded stay with amenities
Ken was a kind and great host. His land has trails you can walk around, showers and flushing toilets. He has firewood for sale. It used to be a children’s camp with horses) you can see names written in the camps dating back to at least 2000). I’m glad I got to experience Ken’s property and let my dogs roam around.
The host what kind and accommodating the camp site, showers, and toilets are clean and well-maintained. We got to use the gazebo to set our chairs in which saved us from the rain.
A reminder of summers past
Willow Hill Farm is truly a special place! We stopped through on a long car camping road trip for a few days to explore the eastern Adirondacks. There were two of us - my friend arrived a day before I did, and I didn’t really know what to expect. I got there very late at night and found myself and my very low-clearance minivan climbing up a steep grassy series of roads to a field high above the farm itself. The road was in great shape, and I think any car could make it up. This on its own was really impressive to me.
Willow Hill Farm has been an equestrian summer camp in years past, and the camping area for hipcampers is among the three cabins and bathhouse used for former attendees. Thankfully the rain bands from a recent hurricane did not give us too hard a time, and the big trees around the perimeter gave good cover for our tents and vehicles. The bathhouse was in good condition, and the hot showers were great after a long day hiking and exploring. A note to the wary - yes, there are spiders in residence, but since the bathroom/shower combo has screened doors that shut by themselves, there isn’t a lot of opportunity for bugs to get inside, so the spiders are few and far between and we coexisted fine. Toilet paper was kindly provided, but bring your own biodegradable soap, towels, and shower supplies.
I imagine it would be a lot of fun to camp near other people up there, but it was just as magical for us to be completely alone for a few nights. The stargazing in the field was immaculate, and the whip-poor-wills that called to each other in the darkness gave us a taste of our forests back at home. We spent most of every night around a fire in the big fire ring with wood that Ken kindly provided for a small charge. We packed out our trash each day to the dumpster at the bottom of the hill - and got to say hello to the many horses grazing on the field as we did.
The location is great, especially to explore the Ausable area if that’s what you’re looking for. Only 40 minutes in various directions are Lake Placid, several easy-ish hikes with outstanding views that I could do with a hurt lower back (Belfry Fire Tower felt almost too good), and the ferry to VT in Essex.
The three dogs who also call Willow Hill home gave us a few friendly visits, which was awesome. Be careful driving since they have free reign and might meet you on the hill road!
Overall we’d love to come back here - the atmosphere was so peaceful, isolated and nostalgic, and it’s clear that a lot of special memories were made for the campers who got to spend their summers here. Taking a look inside the cabins, where years of signed names and messages from participants past blanket the walls, we really felt like we were back at camp ourselves. It was worth it just for that. Thank you so much Ken (and Tara) for opening your family property to hipcamp. One day we’ll be back.
Ken and Tara were more than accommodating at their family farm. It was a beautiful spot not far from highway 87 with easy access to everything you needed. I set up camp, a 19 ft trailer, up by the dining hall behind the main farmhouse. It snowed a fair amount but I was able to fill up my water tank at the barn before heading up to camp. They had the water supply at camp off to prevent the pipes from freezing. I spent the next three days hiking the hill side and skiing at whiteface mountain. I would definitely stay there again!