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Paradise Valley Homestead

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· West Milford, New Jersey
33 acres
10 units
10 Motorhome/tent
We have 10 large sites available on our 33 acre property located in Northwest NJ. Sites 1 through 4 are on mowed, fairly level fields and are large enough for campers or RV's up to 30ft, or a couple of tents, and sites 5 and 6 are further back in the woods, available only for a few small tents, sites 7 through 10 are much further into the property and can only be accessible with SUV's or you can park and walk in. Although we are only 2 1/2 miles from a main highway, the last 2 miles are on a dirt road with no houses. We are surrounded by protected land, so no neighbors and lots of wildlife, including the occasional bear, coyote or raccoon. Keep all food items secured. Because we are surrounded by protected land we are not sprayed for insects, so be safe and do tick checks often and bring the bug spray. We are 45 minutes from NYC or the Delaware Water Gap and an hour away from the NJ shore. There are horse farms nearby that offer trail rides. We are also close to the Highland and Appalachian Hiking trails. There are two reservoir within a 20 minute drive for canoeing or kayaking. There are walking trails through our property, including a ten minute hike on a marked trail to a small waterfall in a ravine.
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West Milford, New Jersey, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Kathleen G.Joined in May 2021
Response rate: 100%
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298 Ratings · 229 reviews
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Pearl H.recommends
January 30, 2023
Site 2 - Paradise Valley Homestead
Round #2 was much better than our first try. No equipment failure this time, everything was perfect! We have a great time enjoying a quiet night by the camp fire after a hike around Clinton Lake. Kathleen was her usual warm and welcoming self. Love it here!
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Jason G.recommends
January 23, 2023
Site 10/SUV or Walk-in
Absolutely loved it, words can’t even begin to describe how nice and attentive Kathleen is. I would and will recommend this to all of my friends. I will definitely be back multiple times this year
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Nicholas L.recommends
January 19, 2023
Site 3 - Paradise Valley Homestead
The best!
Second time at Kathleen's property! Always clean and we'll maintained. Love the location and convenience.
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Marco C.recommends
January 16, 2023
Site 5 tents only
Kathleen’a land is beautiful and very spacious. Kathleen is a very nice person, she will help you out on everything you need to get there. She also sell firewood for a very good price if you compare to buy on other places. Very recommended.
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Kevin L.recommends
January 15, 2023
Site 9 SUV/Walk-in
Third time back to Paradise Valley! Gets better each time. Perfect long weekend trip.
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Pearl H.recommends
January 9, 2023
Site 2 - Paradise Valley Homestead
It was a series of equipment & trailer brake fails that put our one-night winter camping trip into a massive tailspin. The bad luck continued with a dead car battery the next morning. The only saving grace was host Kathleen was super flexible to accommodate our ever-changing schedule and so nice & helpful to jump our car, then pointed us to a scenic hiking trail to unwind after the checkout time. The camp site was truly a boondock heaven. The first 2+ miles was a long one lane sloping dirt/gavel road, thus explains the 2 hour check-in/check-out gap to avoid conflicting traffic. Sites #1 to #5 are close to a clean compost outhouse and a seasonal mountain spring water hose, but sites #6 to #10 are much further into the woods, so recommend that bringing your own portable toilet & water supply. The 10 camp sites are well spaced apart, unlike the congested RV parks with light pollution and generator noise, it also did not have the unnerving gun shot sounds during the hunting season. The tent sites are surprisingly large to accommodate multiple tents but may need a more rugged vehicles to get there. There is no trash disposal, carry in & carry out only. Also, need to keep the food and trash locked up to avoid attracting bear. There is a nice well maintained trail that leads to the waterfall, it also branched off as Highland Trail (blue trail) to a nearby pond, and eventually connect to Clinton Reservoir. Hiking shoes are recommended. We will be back again to explore.
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Carlos A.recommends
December 10, 2022
Site 3 - Paradise Valley Homestead
Very comfortable and inviting. Secluded camp far away from road noise and light pollution.
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Rafael R.recommends
December 2, 2022
Site 3 - Paradise Valley Homestead
Chill spot
The land was meticulously, cared for. The staff was wonderful and involves. Got to meet Jason as he was cleaning one of the other campsites. Seems to be a wonderful spot that I will be revisiting again. Thank you so much everyone💕
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Michelle H.recommends
November 28, 2022
Site 4 - Paradise Valley Homestead
The site I stayed at (site #4) was very spacious for car and tent camping. There was a fire pit and non-potable water for rinsing. The ground was clean and flat/level. The outhouse was very close to my site and clean! The common area has seating and tables which is super convenient if you didn’t bring your own. The hike to the small waterfall is close by and you can even do a short section of the Highland Trail to see the beautiful pond. Follow the cairns to find your way to the pond and back to the campsites. The family was so lovely and were so nice to check on me periodically since the weather was extra cold that weekend. I would highly recommend for a great secluded camping trip not too far from NYC.
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Ruth S.recommends
November 26, 2022
Site 4 - Paradise Valley Homestead
Great campground close to the City!
I am so glad that Kathleen made her property available for people like me who likes to spend time in the woods. What’s cool about her place, there are trails around the area to explore. If you’re from NYC, it is just less than 1.5hr drive. Kathleen is a great host and is very responsive to my queries before making the reservation. The place is well maintained and very quite.
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Lauren H.recommends
October 27, 2022
Site 6 tents only
What a beautiful space! The fall colors, clean and natural camp spots, and hiking trails all brought together by a gracious and accommodating host! I will definitely stay here again when I come back through!
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Amy J.recommends
October 24, 2022
Site 4 - Paradise Valley Homestead
Truly a piece of paradise! The amenities were great, the variety and setup of sites was perfect, and the waterfall/creek at the back of the property was the most beautiful surprise. I would LOVE to be back.
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Nicholas L.recommends
October 24, 2022
Site 3 - Paradise Valley Homestead
Kathleen and her husband are A+++ hosts! Beautiful property and well laid out. We had a wonderful stay and intend on booking a few more before winter hits! Highly recommend, book with confidence.
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Alex K.recommends
October 23, 2022
Site 6 tents only
Camping here was awesome!!! My first time camping in about 15 years, and first time for my fiancé. Camp site was well maintained with a fire pit, the compost toilet was also very clean and well maintained. Kathleen was super friendly, welcomed us, asked if we needed anything or had any questions (which was great for two newish to camping). On top of that, as we were leaving our car battery died and Kathleen had a jump kit to help get us on our way. Could not recommend this location enough! We will definitely be back!
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Jimmy O.recommends
October 17, 2022
Site 2 - Paradise Valley Homestead
Hospitality at its finest!
Second time here and just as great as the first. Kathleen’s hospitality is 10/10. Always shows up with a smile and willing to lend a helping hand. Would highly recommend, we have a 23ft sprinter and so far have stayed in 2 sites with ease!
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Dave C.recommends
October 16, 2022
Site 6 tents only
Beautiful location
Couldn’t find a campground in the state parks. Found Kathleen’s property & couldn’t be more happy! Private, remote and nice trails.
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Ryan P.recommends
October 16, 2022
#8 SUV/walk-in
Amazing camping experience and a wonderful host. We will be back for sure.
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K. M.recommends
October 16, 2022
Site 5 tents only
A experience with nature
Kathleen was very informative and attentive. I would come again and refer my friends and family.
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Tristan R.recommends
October 16, 2022
Site 1 - Paradise Valley Homestead
Camping with friends
It was a great piece of land, as we were able to fit 2 cars, 2 tents & plenty of tables for cooking and dining. More than enough fire wood back at the house and it isn’t expensive, it’s a great deal. Not too far into the woods that you’re scared at night (if you aren't a frequent camper). But also, not too close to highway where you can hear cars throughout the night. Amazing hiking trails and an amazing host, Kathleen was great and I was definitely recommend this place for a relaxing, but eventful camping trip.
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Ros W.recommends
October 15, 2022
Site 2 - Paradise Valley Homestead
This was a wonderful site. It is so still, and quiet. The directions to get there were excellent. We were in a 23 foot campervan, and we got in easily, and out again :). Lovely outdoor spaces for eating and campfires, with logs available. There is a super clean compost toilet. Kathleen was a fantastic, responsive host. Five stars from us! Thank you, we will be back if we can :)
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Kevin L.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 9 SUV/Walk-in
Kathleen's campsite is the perfect getaway from the city! Feels so remote yet just a short drive from NYC (barring any GW traffic). Can't wait till I can come back.
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Eric S.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 6 tents only
Site 6 is easily accessible by car and spacious. Kathleen was a really gracious host and knew when to check in with guests. I’d highly recommend staying here!
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Chris P.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 2 - Paradise Valley Homestead
Great first camping experience for me and my son! Kathleen was super kind and helpful! The campground was clean, you buy wood there and there are tons of trails with a beautiful waterfall! Definitely recommend it !
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Daniel R.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 3 - Paradise Valley Homestead
Great Host & Well maintained site!
Kathleen’s camp site was beautiful and well maintained. She was very friendly and welcoming, most definitely returning!
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Matt J.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 10/SUV or Walk-in
Kathleen runs a top notch small scale campground! Nestled into the woods its a nice place to spend the night. You are surrounded by trees and each site comes with a fire pit. She also has firewood for sale. The sites are fairly close to one another (atleast the first 6) but it is far better than staying at a large campground or KOA. Great place for dogs. I would stay there again.
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Allyson C.
October 7, 2022
Site 5 tents only
Typical camping experience
We had a good time and it was easy to find if you follow the instructions provided. But the water jug that was provided to us was full of mold or algae. We would have preferred to be told to bring our own water.
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Evan M.recommends
October 4, 2022
Site 4 - Paradise Valley Homestead
Great campsite overall! Kid loved the pond and playground. Dog loved the hiking trail. Friendly host, quiet, and plenty of space to spread out. Will likely be back again in the future.
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I T.recommends
October 3, 2022
Site 3 - Paradise Valley Homestead
A gem!
Loved it! Super peaceful and well maintained. Kids are asking when we can return!
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Joselyn P.recommends
October 2, 2022
Site 10/SUV or Walk-in
Best and affordable campground!
The campgrounds are so clean and spacious! We came here with our two pitbulls and the host was super friendly and understanding. We will definitely be back again to book the other sites!
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Eric C.recommends
September 27, 2022
#7 SUV/walk-in
We parked and walked to site 7 - it was lovely! Appreciated the firewood for sale.
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