Hipcamp host Erica F.,
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Stay in a furnished tent cabin in your own private corner of Shelterbelt Farm, a diversified regenerative farm. This is the only guest accommodation on the farm so you will have the tent, kitchen, and bath house all to yourself! You'll hear songbirds and smell the meadow flowers, and enjoy a pastoral view down the valley from your porch. This is a "reconnection zone", with n

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Stay in a furnished tent cabin in your own private corner of Shelterbelt Farm, a diversified regenerative farm. This is the only guest accommodation on the farm so you will have the tent, kitchen, and bath house all to yourself! You'll hear songbirds and smell the meadow flowers, and enjoy a pastoral view down the valley from your porch. This is a "reconnection zone", with no Wifi, but 30 yards away is your own rustic kitchen and bathhouse with electricity, coffee, hot water showers and flush toilets. You'll feel a million miles away from everything, but you'll be just 5-15 minutes from gorgeous waterfall hikes, wineries, and all the amenities of downtown Ithaca.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Erica a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Experience

Regenerative Farm Tour

Shelterbelt Farm is devoted to producing clean food while improving the soil,...Read more

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Activities

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Biking

We are on a favorite route for road biking, and are just a few miles away from one of the most popular mountain biking spots in...Read more

Boating

Cayuga Lake is one of the scenic Finger Lakes, and is only 20 min from our farm. You can rent sail boats from several places in...Read more

Paddling

There are several businesses in Ithaca, 15-20 min from our farm, that rent canoes, kayaks, and SUPs.

Wind sports

There is a windsurfing club in Ithaca, 15-20 min away, and if you have your own board, you can just go out on the lake on your ...Read more

Swimming

While our insurance prevents us from allowing swimming on-site in our ponds, there are many local swimming holes, waterfalls, a...Read more

Wildlife watching

Since Ithaca is home to the world-renowned Lab of Ornithology, birding is a very popular activity in the area. There are many l...Read more

Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Glamping with a gorgeous view in New York.

Field

The tent is located on a hillside in a secluded pasture on our farm, with a view over the valley. A few times a year, our "fler...Read more

Farm

We are a regenerative organic farm. In the growing season we graze cattle and sheep, geese and chickens, and manage an orchard,...Read more

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Hipcamper Anastasia

Perfect glamping experience

Anastasia F.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2021

This place was everything we had hoped for. Me and a friend were in the area for a training and coming home to an amazing outdoor kitchen where we could cook under the sky and a tent that we could open to the outdoors and huddle under blankets was perfect. Erica was a very kind and gracious host, and the farm store kept us supplied with the best eggs and steak we have had in a long time. Thank you!

Hipcamper Jenny

A+

Jenny P.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2021

What an amazing place! We had a great time visiting Erica's tent cabin this September. The weather got a bit nippy our first night there, but the extra blankets Erica provided meant that we had a warm comfortable bed in the cool night air. The steaming hot shower in the chilled air the next morning was even better.

We cooked using the hot plate or the campfire for every meal, and I can tell you the kitchen is a dream for glamping. Very well equipped! We did bring some extra dry firewood for a quicker starting fire the second night.

The property was easily accessible off of the main route to Ithaca, and dropping by the town center was a breeze.

Everything was comfortable and designed for us to enjoy a quiet weekend enjoying the truly gorgeous view!

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Hipcamper Julia

A lovely place to unwind…

Julia B.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

My husband and I spent 3 days enjoying the farm and surrounding area. Erica was a wonderful host and very informative during our farm tour. We left feeling refreshed and with plenty of ideas we want to bring back to our home garden! The view was incredible out over the fields and mountains and we enjoyed watching the “flerd” as they grazed along in a field in front of our spot. It was wonderful to be able to pick up a few things to cook from the farm store and we greatly enjoyed hanging out with the cats who came to visit in the evenings. Everything was so thought out- from a well stocked kitchen to card games in the tent. Our visit could not have been more enjoyable and I would recommend it to anyone looking to relax off the beaten path.

Hipcamper Patricia
Patricia C.
recommends this listing.
July 28th, 2021

We were looking for a quiet romantic get away. We were met by Erica, who was very friendly. Our tent was everything described and the view was gorgeous. We had a few issues, though. It was so hot in the direct afternoon sun and there was no escape from the heat for a few hours each day. The tent was like an oven and even the kitchen house offered no shade. We had to move a bench into a shower stall for some relief. It would have been so much nicer if there was some way to provide shade, as this is western facing. We also could not use the fire pit, which we were really hoping to enjoy at night. There was standing water all around it. Maybe some extra gravel would have remedied this. The farm was digging a pond so we had to put up with loud truck noises both days starting around 7:30 and going until late afternoon. This was just a few feet in front of us. So much for our quiet retreat. One last suggestion would be to add a small gas grill. We were unsuccessful trying to use the charcoal one - and we are not new to this. All that being said, we would love to return to see the finished pond and to hopefully enjoy a quiet couple of days. The set up is quite lovely and the outdoor showers were wonderful. With a few little improvements, this would be a fantastic place to stay and it would greatly improve the whole experience. We paid.a lot of money to stay there and felt like we were cheated out of what should have been a quiet couple of days.

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Hipcamper Ahna

The marriott of camping

Ahna C.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2021

Erica is the hostess with the mostest. She has literally thought of everything one might need/want. From coffee and local milk for morning, to games to play in evening after busy days off the farm exploring all the things to do in Finger Lakes region, to not just 1 but 2 flush toilets, hot water showers, electricity and running water, at a price well below what others may charge. Plus beautiful sunset views from your tent deck over a grassy field all to yourself, a cute store (we bought the farm's novel aronia and ginger syrups), and informative and interesting farm tour (high rubber boots may be best to have for this). I also loved the local Brookton Market for really delicious sandwiches, drinks and desserts. Perfect glamping with zero effort needed on my part, thanks to Erica and her lovely site!

Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly D.
recommends this listing.
June 24th, 2021

This is a great place to see an active working organic farm up close, in a gorgeous location. Loved it!

Hipcamper Katie

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Katie M.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2020

Beautiful for its bucolic setting! The pictures don’t do it justice. It truly exceeded our expectations.
The hosts provide a very welcoming space. My husband is more of a tent camper, but this experience really showed him the advantages of glamping. The private, outdoor bathroom is something out of a magazine...really thoughtful and charming space. The kitchen was well stocked and made it easy to prepare meals. The family pets visited often (a dog and 2 cats) and we enjoyed them.
Only negative to the whole experience was the mosquitos. We were eaten alive in the yurt on the first night. Be aware that there really is no way to prevent mosquitos entering the yurt, as there are areas that are exposed to the outdoors (under the raised floor among other spots). The second and third nights we doused ourselves with bug spray before we went to bed, but they still found areas in between my fingers. Of course, you are outdoors, this is camping, mosquitos are a part of any camping experience....
The view and the overall environment still make it a worthwhile experience and we hope to return!

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Hipcamper Adam

Great host

Adam S.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

I couldn't make it due to travel restrictions but my girlfriend did and she had a blast. The site is gorgeous and private, she had no trouble cooking up a storm in the kitchen and the local parks are gorgeous. I can't wait to get to see it myself in the near future.

Hipcamper Elzbieta B.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2020
Hipcamper Celeste D.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2019
Property
Shelterbelt Farm
State
New York
Country
United States
$120/night
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