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CAMPING and Picnic area . Quarry View is a unique 334 year old Brownstone quarry that is listed as a Historic National Landmark. Here you will find natural springs that flow from what we call "The wall of water" down to one of our small waterfalls. We also have many artifacts including dinosaur tracks and carved dates in the stones in the walls that go back to 1887. There is a
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CAMPING and Picnic area . Quarry View is a unique 334 year old Brownstone quarry that is listed as a Historic National Landmark. Here you will find natural springs that flow from what we call "The wall of water" down to one of our small waterfalls. We also have many artifacts including dinosaur tracks and carved dates in the stones in the walls that go back to 1887. There is a trail that leads back in time to an area with 80 foot brownstone walls left from the quarry operations. Here you can find a rear patio where a musician will enjoy the acoustics unlike any other. Tuesday and Saturday Drum circles 6:30-9 with a sunset ceremony. We sit 50 feet above the water upon the ledges that overlook the Brownstone Discovery and Adventure park below . (SITES ARE BASED on 2 adults children under 16 free) Contact us before booking with details of your party for help to book.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
8 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Biking
    Boating
    Fishing
    Hiking
    Paddling
    Swimming
    Wildlife watching

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at Quarry View tents sites in Connecticut.

    Swimming hole

    Swimming is at the Brownstone Discovery Park next door which requires tickets found on line

    Waterfall

    Several small waterfalls , and when it rains several large falls

    Forest
    Suburban

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    Hipcamper Noam
    Noam Y.
    doesn't recommend this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    September 3rd, 2021

    Dean and Darlene were relatively friendly at first, but communicating with them in-person and over text was difficult. Within 5 minutes of arriving, Dean let us know that he had a gun and joked about using it. Dean and Darlene imposed new rules that were not stated in the hipcamp page, and were staying in a camper van very close by, which was not noted on the hipcamp page, either. Not our best experience with hosts.

    Hipcamper Darlene & Dean
    Response from Darlene & Dean, the Host, on September 5th, 2021

    Looking back at this booking, you originally paid for two people which is in the hipcamp booking page. Yet you showed up with four people and failed to pay on the booking site for them, then asked if someone could come to visit the following morning but two others with a dog stayed overnight WITHOUT our permission. Communication falls to you to let us know how many people will be on our property. We supplied you with a patio canopy that is not part of the rental agreement. Your comments about security is incorrect. We are a gated facility and when the park is vacant we have cameras and security. In our rules dogs are also to be leashed at all times, this was not the case.

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    Hipcamper Juan
    Juan C.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    August 1st, 2021

    D&D’s place is uniquely fantastic. Picture a human abode on Mars - rocky and strange, suddenly interrupted by trees, grass, and water flowing through slabs of brown and reddish stone, and falling off a cliff into a lake. The special story and tremendous work that has gone into their land are only matched by the generosity with which Dean and Darlene share it. We had a relaxing couple of nights. The water park in front is great fun with kids. Because the place is on the edge of the town, you will hear the road nearby. Yet, it is absolutely great and magical, quiet, superbly maintained, never crowded, and the hosts are simply wonderful. We look forward to coming back many times. Thank you so much, D&D!

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    Hipcamper Darlene & Dean
    Response from Darlene & Dean, the Host, on August 9th, 2021

    Thank you for the review and joining us on our journey here at Quarry View. This park changes daily as we respond to the comments and interaction with our guest. We continue to clean and look for artifacts as well as dinosaur prints that we are proud of. Safe travels to you and family

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    Hipcamper Tim
    Tim G.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    July 27th, 2021

    What Darlene & Dean have done with this once forgotten quarry in such a short amount of time is nothing short of astounding. Fantastic hosts & beautiful views. An amazing experience!

    Hipcamper Darlene & Dean
    Response from Darlene & Dean, the Host, on August 9th, 2021

    Had a great time even with the chance of rain. See you again and we thank you

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    Hipcamper James

    Quarry view: a must visit camp site

    James F.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    July 27th, 2021

    I typically prefer more secluded camping. Quarry View has options for both secluded and non secluded , I can see this being a great option for so many types of campers who are looking for access to amenities like water and bathrooms and even electrical hookups. Dean was so nice to offer us to use his clean air generator that kept all of our electrical items charged the whole 2 days and two nights we were there. The campground was beautiful and very welcoming. Everything is here you name it. From the river, the frog pond and to the sounds of the waterfalls Dene and Darlene are actually some of the nicest people i have ever met. They are nothing short of kind and amazing. We even had two small children with us and they absolutely loved it for a small little summer vacation. The kids loved the frog pond. make sure to look through all of the photos! This is a local private owned and operated campground.” Very Peaceful and perfect for setting up a tent and cooking outdoors. Please, everyone, sincerely and truthfully want anyone who loves camping to visit this place. Even those who are new to camping will love it. Just do it. Quarry View is the one you want.

    Elishah wanted to go swimming in the frog pond! :)Alezandria was mesmerized by the frog pond!We enjoyed cooking every day and throughout the night. At the end of it all, we were all happy campers!
    Hipcamper Darlene & Dean
    Response from Darlene & Dean, the Host, on July 27th, 2021

    Thank you for your kind words and since we are campers also we had a head start on knowing what people need. Here at Quarry View with its Historic features we try to add the camping in with the landscape and the views with the ledges and make adjustments from what we learn from our guest.

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    Hipcamper Ayelet

    Perfect camping site!

    Ayelet G.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    July 26th, 2021

    This place is heaven on earth! It's so beautiful, well organized, and even inspiring. Every corner of this property is thoughtful and made with great care and good taste.
    Darlene and Dean were very attentive, everything we needed was there before we asked. They are both so nice and have such a smile on their face that it's contagious.
    The drum circle is a beautiful event. Our son joined and stayed until the last person left.
    Good vibes are everywhere there.
    We can't wait to come back!

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    Hipcamper Eddie

    Awesome private camping location

    Eddie M.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    October 26th, 2020

    What a wonderful and magical place. Everything was perfect for our private camping adventure. Dean and Darlene were very accommodating. This is a great scenic place to go camping. It's safe and affordable as well as very interesting.

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    Hipcamper Sanaya
    Sanaya H.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    October 21st, 2020

    Staying at Quarry View was a great experience, especially for a first time camper! Stayed at site 3, which is decently private and has a lovely view of the quarry. Dean was very welcoming and lit an amazing fire for us at night. Each site has it's own portapotty which was very clean, hand sanitizer on the side too. We happened to be there on the day of a drum circle as well, it was a fun experience.

    Hipcamper Linda
    Linda W.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    October 14th, 2020

    We had a good time and the owners were very present during our stay. It is a newer campsite so next season it may be very different. Please note it is a historic landmark so there were a tour groups throughout the day. Dean made sure everyone had what they needed which meant the construction vechicles were being used during the day. I'll be back.

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    Hipcamper Siddarth

    More than one thumbs up

    Siddarth D.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    October 12th, 2020

    This campground is so good that the review system on hipcamp doesn’t do it justice. It doesn’t deserve one thumbs up but several. (I needed two hands for all the thumbs ups I wanted to give)

    Dean and Darlene somehow managed to recycle an unused pile of trash that was once a rock quarry into art. It’s really spectacular. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

    Hipcamper Darlene & Dean
    Response from Darlene & Dean, the Host, on October 14th, 2020

    It was such a pleasure to have you experience Quarry View with us. You were amazing guests even for a short time and we welcome you back ANYTIME!! Thank you for your review, we are very grateful.

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    Property
    Quarry View by Darlene &Dean
    State
    Connecticut
    Country
    United States
    $100/night
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