Spend a night in the "Eagle's" group area at Holiday Hill Day Camp. During the summer weeks, these 2 12x16' Adirondack style lean-tos house our teen leadership program. But when they're not in use, they offer a beautiful spot to spend the night outdoors, with a commanding view of our manicured grounds and access to a wealth of outdoor recreation. The site includes both lean-
Spend a night in the "Eagle's" group area at Holiday Hill Day Camp. During the summer weeks, these 2 12x16' Adirondack style lean-tos house our teen leadership program. But when they're not in use, they offer a beautiful spot to spend the night outdoors, with a commanding view of our manicured grounds and access to a wealth of outdoor recreation. The site includes both lean-tos, 2 picnic tables and fire ring. There is ample flat space on the ground, or pitch your tent on the deck in a lean-to for shade or shelter from the wind.
Guests are welcome to use our outdoor athletic facilities and playgrounds. Daily swimming pool memberships are available in-season. Just across the street, Mansfield Hollow State Park offers a variety of hiking, biking, running, paddling and picnicking opportunities within a few minutes drive. Also only 5 minutes up the road is the UConn main campus, with arts, entertainment, dining, exploration and the renowned UConn Dairy Bar ice-cream stop.
Since we are a functioning 23-acre summer day camp and event facility, you might expect to share the property with an outdoor gathering, wedding, or group lodging in our Farmhouse rental on the property. If that's the case we'll contact you at the time of your booking and let you know what to expect. The owners live on site, you may see them driving on the road below. We're also in the process of developing 2 other Hipcamp spots on the property, all located to provide a wide buffer of privacy.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Lean-Tos on the Hill in Connecticut.
Places to see near Holiday Hill
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The lean-tos were a perfect setting as part of our daughter's wedding! The groom and groomsmen camped out in the lean-tos and tents the nights before and after the wedding. Very spacious, plenty of room for a large tent on the ground in addition to the lean tos. Bathhouse is a bit of a walk, but nice to have with showers available.
Great trip. Very convenient on the basics. Water, shower and bathrooms down the hill. Was nice and clean. Camp site is great too. Beware you will hear highway noise. This didn't bother me but it's good to point out. Plenty of fire wood. Great host.
We had a great time. Easy to find and very clean. Friendly staff. The Lean-to's were huge and well built and the fire ring was immense. Remember to bring a grate if you want to cook easily over it due to that size though. Ton's of things to do nearby and loads of hiking trails just across the street. Would definitely return.
Lovely site. Jesse is a fantastic host. Beautiful, lovely sounds of birds chirping. Great amenities (water, bathroom, shower, firewood) plus other stuff available on the site like swimming pool, PICKLEBALL! Great nature (state park) and restaurants available nearby.
I really enjoyed my stay at Jesse's land it was just me and my friend and we had the whole space for us, the area has every you need, just make sure to bring already cooked meals as the firering doesnt have a grill where to cook on. I went during a full moon and the moon rise was breath taking.
This was a great base camp for the hikes available nearby. The lean-to provided extra protection from the wind, rain and cold. The firewood was plentiful & dry, and the site was very clean. As the bathrooms are closed this time of year, the outhouse just up the path was sufficient - but make sure to bring a light with you, even in the daytime.
Jesse was very responsive even before I booked, and he made sure to meet me before I left. Very pleasant & helpful. Otherwise, no one bothered me, which was what I was looking for.
I would definitely book a stay here again!
Watching the sun set and the full moon rise was the perfect way to celebrate the long, nearly-solstice night. Camp fire wood aplenty kept us warm on this sub-freezing December camp out. Quiet and peaceful. Beautiful, large fire ring. One day camping feels like 3 days in the real world. Keep watch over the eagle until we get back!