Escape the city and find yourself in this off-grid hillside cabin with a deck overlooking the Taconic mountain range. Wander through field and forest, and cool off in the nearby stream. The cabin has two rooms, and there is a kids playground and tire swing making this an appropriate family camping getaway. There is a solar panel providing indoor lights and phone char
Escape the city and find yourself in this off-grid hillside cabin with a deck overlooking the Taconic mountain range. Wander through field and forest, and cool off in the nearby stream. The cabin has two rooms, and there is a kids playground and tire swing making this an appropriate family camping getaway. There is a solar panel providing indoor lights and phone charging capabilities, a fire pit with a grill, and a simple array of pots, dishes, and utensils. There is a spring-fed 15 gallon reservoir of potable water that will slowly refill as well.
Though not far off the road, there is very little car traffic, and the surroundings are very peaceful. The din of the running stream is a constant, while the sounds of coyotes and owls can be heard at night. As the name indicates, the east-facing hillside is often witness to incredible moonrises, and the stars are always bright.
The Beer Diviner small-scale brewery and taproom is a stone's throw away from the parking area with a selection of tasty beer and some food options available. In addition to regular hours, there are special summer events, and live music every Saturday night.
Cherry Plain State Park is a 'less-traveled' state park and campground just 3.5 miles up the road, offering lake swimming, boating, hiking and mountain bike trails.
Other nearby outdoor attractions include: Williamstown MA, The Taconic Crest Trail, Jiminy Peak Resort, Hancock Shaker Village, and Mt. Greylock.
PLEASE NOTE: CAMP OPENS MAY 31, 2019 & CLOSES NOV. 1, 2019
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 4 nights
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at The Dacha in New York.
Places to see near Moonrise Forest Camp
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Cute stay, but a few concerns
I feel like our stay at the Dacha was at the end of the season, like it's heyday had already passed for the year. There were lanterns, but with dead batteries, and candles galore, but broken or too low to light. The biggest reason I rated this low though is because of safety. It's late October, so we used the wood stove to keep warm. My husband grew up in a house with a wood stove so we know how to use them. However, we also know they are a big safety concern. The smoke detector didnt work, and we werent sure if there was a carbon monoxide detector. The fire extinguisher was pretty high up, and full of cobwebs. Couldnt tell for sure if it was still charged. Also on the safety rules it said to keep anything flammable 3ft away from the stove, yet the bed, chair and blankets were all less than a foot away when we arrived. Just made me wonder how big of a priority safety was.
Site itself looked like it needed some upkeep, and from other pictures on reviews I gather it was better kept over the summer.
Host rating low just because I never heard from them.
We loved the Beer Diviner next door, and still enjoyed ourselves at the Dacha. The safety though really made me paranoid during our stay.
We really hope to return
We had a wonderful couple of nights staying in the Dacha and found it to be exactly like the photos. Very comfortable for four people. We enjoyed cooking on the open fire and using the outside kitchen facilities, gazing at the moonrise and stars at night, and sampling the beer and sough-dough pizza from the Beer Diviner (checkout their eggs from chickens fed on the used malted grains). If you want an upgrade from camping, then this place delivers. Rustic charm at its best.
Fantastic cabin experience!
Amazing little cabin! So basic yet so perfect and cosy. A lot of interesting little details makes this a fantastic cabin to visit and escape the city! Has everything you need even though it is a basic little wooden cabin.
Had such a great experience that I had to propose to my girlfriend under the stays while cooking smores over the fire at the Dacha!
Lovely private getaway
We love The Dacha! It is everything described and more SUPER private (we just saw other people because we went to the brewery). The outside kitchen is amazing - there's a french press, some pots and pans, plates, silverware, a one burner stove (you will need the butane), tea pot - it feel great cooking there. The chairs around the fire are super comfy and my little one was IN LOVE with he playground and toys. He was also super curios about the curios objects around the cabin/property.
The natural bathtub is something else... in the end of Summer it felt COLD but we of course got in there. TWICE!
If you like beer and pizza you need to hit the brewery.
The only downsides are bringing stuff up (we had a huge cooler, portable crib, food etc). My husband claimed it to be the biggest workout of his life :) so go prepared or pack light. Also, the cabin is pet friendly so there's a ton of dog hair/dandruff. Next time we will arrive earlier to air it - if you have dogs allergies like me, bring your Benadryl and get a good night of sleep!
The Dacha is a magical place. The outdoor kitchen is great. The beds in the cabin are more comfortable than you’d expect them to be. It’s so very quiet and private. The creek is beautiful and great for cooling off. We hope to visit again.