Lakeside glamping near Elmira

The Finger Lakes and stunning waterfalls are just a stone's throw from Elmira.

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Underhill Forest and Farm

6 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents36 acres · Dryden, NY
Underhill Inn is a small homestead located in the Finger Lakes region tucked in the rolling hills near Dryden Lake. We have a small garden, a flock of sheep and chickens, hives of honeybees and countless wild foraging on our 36 acres of pasture and hiking trails.   Take a walk down to Brockendock pond and cruise across the water in a canoe or paddleboat to find peepers, heron, toads and turtles. Drop a line in the water to catch trout, bass and sunnies. The chicken coop is always bustling and there are plenty of eggs to harvest each day. A morning hike on the trails usually kicks up the deer and wild turkeys and at night the barn owl will sing for you if you listen close. Adults and children are welcome to pet and feed the animals on the farm. There are farm tours available where you can learn more about our mushroom garden, composting techniques, blueberries, felting, and more. 
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Towner's Country Paradise

4 sites · Lodging, Tents500 acres · Addison, NY
Towner's Country Paradise started out as a wild forest and pasture for cows in the 1940's, owned by Llewellyn Towner. In the 1960s, Llewellyn's love for aviation led him to construct a small airstrip and hangar, and then his son Terry began to plant Christmas Trees (no more cows) and clear much of the land. By the early 1970's our main and largest pond was built and since that time our fully functional cabin, several more fish ponds, roads, trails, running water and generated electricity have been added. Christmas Trees are still grown and harvested by Terry's son Scott Towner. Green rolling hills, deep valleys, a waterfall, ponds stocked with fish, a fully functional cabin, herds of deer, flocks of turkey and Canada Geese, & well-maintained roads and trails here in Addison NY. It's so private that even most of the people who live in our small town don't know we're here! CHECK OUR REVIEWS!OPTION to camp/hike in the woods for a more wild experience. NEARBY: restaurants including Chinese, Subway, pizza/wings, & several excellent diners offering take out or eat-in. ALSO: Dollar General, Wal-Mart (15 min away), Dunkin Donuts (5 min away), & gas stations.Your jaw will *drop* when you see Towner's Country Paradise for the first time!
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The Spotted Sandpiper

5 sites · Lodging4 acres · Trumansburg, NY
The land that became our property was once owned by the King family. (i.e. Kingtown Beach Road) In the 1970s it was a marina developed by the Fulton family, with 4 small tourist cabins on the hillside above the water. Two more families loved and cared for the property before our family purchased it in late 2018. We're are delighted to share the beauty of Cayuga Lake with guests from all over the United States and the world, and hope to welcome you soon to The Spotted Sandpiper! Situated on 4 acres and with 400’ of secluded frontage on Cayuga Lake, The Spotted Sandpiper is the largest private lakefront vacation rental property in the Ithaca area. We’re nestled at the end of a private road, but only 7 minutes from Trumansburg, 3 1⁄2 miles from Taughannock State Park, and 20 minutes from Ithaca. We're conveniently located along the Cayuga Wine Trail!We are perfect for family reunions and wedding party rentals, families traveling together or friends looking for a week or weekend away! Our beach is an ideal swimming spot for children because of its gentle slope and clear waters.
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Tempest Ranch camp

12 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Beaver Dams, NY
40 secluded acres with 1850 feet of clear stream with a great swimming hole. Our fenced fields with sheds boarders 9100 acres Sugar Hill State Forest, hiking trails and a dirt seasonal road that connects to other dirt roads. We have a mature pine forest grove that you can pick a spot to camp next to,or walk our creek and find a cleared spot to tent or just sleep next to campfire. We have been here 20 years improving what was run down, and continue to add a few pines and special private site for great memories! Our sites sit along meads creek which is nice to sit and relax in. At the bridge along maple lane is a very fun swimming hole ,which has been so nice all summer let your dog swim with you and have a nice float .we have a picnic tabel and fire ring at most sites . We are constantly making new fun sites to enjoy . fire-ring and outhouse! We have a pond to feed fish and explore on a canoe or bring tubes .always horses and donkeys to see . I have 1850 foot of stream to hike along and explore wildlife.turkey,deer,fox the occasional coyotes howling . We have been getting eagles.few bear sightings. ..we have .some pretty private spots along the creek . And under the pine tree grove.we border 9100 acres of sugar hill state Forrest. Trails everywhere. Twelve miles of back dirt roads to get to Watkins Glen state park. 7 miles to the Glen race track .twelve miles to a great dirt track to see racing.we can accommodate horse camping ,either by ride ins or trailers with pASTURES TO PULL INTO. ! This site borders sugar hill state Forrest! Twelve miles to Watkins glen
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Minglewood Camp

2 sites · Lodging90 acres · Trumansburg, NY
Both my husband Ben, and I are natives to the Fingerlakes region. We are  nature lovers and enjoy , (Love) camping. When this property became available to us we couldn't help visualize our dream camp spot. We decided to make a go for it. The frontage of the property is a small mobile home park which truly reminded us of a quaint camp community we had just visited in Canada. After exploring the 90 acres of hardwood forest beyond the park we realized an eco friendly camp ground was exactly what the property needed. Ben sourced only local wood for the cabin and used all natural building materials. No plastic anywhere! our hope is that people who need a break from the hustle of daily life can visit Minglewwood and enjoy some serenity.Our sweet little cabin is about a quarter mile into the forest. You will have total privacy. The cabin sits beside a little creek which runs till late summer depending on rain.  There is 90 acres of beautiful forest to explore. The stunning Finger lakes are only a short drive as well as the impressive Gorges that surround the area. You will find no shortage of natural beauty when you visit Minglewood camp.
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Foxglove Cottage and Campsite

7 sites · Lodging141 acres · Montrose, PA
This working equestrian farm is situated just outside the little historic town of Montrose, which has many little quaint stores to wander through. The farm is situated on top of a hill which has gorgeous views of the surrounding area. Wonderful trails are maintained through the woods so that you may view the wildlife. Norfolk Heritage Farm is located just outside the town of Montrose, PA. Throughout the year this old traditional town has wonderful celebrations, Memorial day parade, the 4th of July Parade is the largest parade around, Chocolate and Wine festival, Blueberry festival, Strawberry festival etc. Look on the Montrose website to see events that have been planned. The neighboring Harford Agricultural fair is still scheduled in August, with all sorts of animals, exhibitions, and rides. We are once again accepting guests. Foxglove cottage is a 3 bedroom cottage located at the Equestrian Barn. Completely renovated. Heating and Air conditioning. Book the cottage, and have the ability to pitch tents on the lawn adjacent to the cottage. Cook over a fire pit or in the grill, the pond is a short walk down the lane from the cottage where you can have access to the boats and fish or just enjoy the peace and quiet while watching the wildlife. The lawn area will be freshly mowed prior to arrival. The old sites will no longer be mowed and has been left to nature. The pond is accessible depending on the weather by awd or 4 wheel drive vehicles. In this instance it may be necessary in very wet conditions to walk 50 yards to your site. Site #1 (b) This site is adjacent to 1(a) separated only by a hedge. This site is perfect as an add on for 1a for large groups or if you wish to have a large camping area all to yourself. It is suggested that groups of 8+ book both sites at the same time. This location can hold very large groups, maximum of 30. (Please contact me through hipcamp for me to change the perimeters for your booking. Site #2 This site is on the opposite side of the pond, and is similar to the site 1, the access to this location along a dirt road and is therefore more accessible by a vehicle that does not have all wheel or 4 wheel drive. These sites are visible to each other but are far enough away to give privacy. This site can hold three tents comfortably. Site 1 a and b and 2 may be booked together for either large groups or for just more seclusion. If a large group books both these sites and you want access we shall accommodate you by mowing a pathway to make each campsite accessible to each other. Site #3 This site is remote and is only accessible by all wheel or 4 wheel drive when the weather has been wet. This site is very secluded in a meadow surrounded by woods on all sides, pathways are mowed for your use for a quick walk to the barn and also the pond. This is a large area and can also hold at least 7 tents. Please contact us through hipcamp to change the perimeters for you. Site #4 This site is also remote and is neatly tucked in the corner of a hay field, on the edge of some beautiful woods. This site is perfect to watch deer and bird-watching. This site can hold three tents comfortably. Tanimals. This is a smaller site and can handle only 2 tents comfortably. All sites are provided with a table and chairs or a wooden bench, fire pit, charcoal grill, tent and a toilet bucket. (Please only put septic waste in the bucket since the waste is emptied into a septic tank) In the event of storms, the indoor arena may be used to pitch a tent for a night or duration. Pets welcome on a leash. Fireworks are welcome from the pond sites. The farm also a petting farm, with chickens, horses, miniature horses, miniature donkey, dwarf goats, sheep and alpacas, all are friendly. We also have Scottish Highland Cows, please be aware, they have electric fence on the inside of the metal panels. We also have peacocks for you to view. At the pond there a few boats and canoes, These are for everyone's use and are free to use, please be courteous and share. Campers are welcome to bring their own paddle boats or canoes. In the pond we have Large and Small Mouth Bass, Perch, and Sunnies. Feel free to fish, but always catch and release the small ones. Please bring your fishing poles and bait. Additional: Please feel free to visit the animals at any time, but only enter the animals enclosure while supervised by a barn employee. These are therapy and petting animals, but still animals, watch fingers! Horse back riding and Miniature Cart Driving are available in 1 hour increments, these are given for an additional Fee. The instructor is trained in teaching regular lessons, but also therapeutic riding, and teaching equestrians with disabilities. Fire Wood available for Purchase Please bring your own fishing poles. Additional items families may wish to bring: Life jackets (we do not have any) If children wish to ride please bring their bike helmets to ensure proper fitting.
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Hummingbird House at Bugs in a Jar

7 sites · Lodging14 acres · Willseyville, NY
Bugs In a Jar Farm is about 15 miles south of Ithaca, in the beautiful Finger Lakes. It is almost adjacent to the Finger Lakes Hike and Bike Trail. The land consists of 14 acres of forest and open space, with a beautiful creek and several small ponds. Hummingbird House is our original tiny house, but we have since added two more: Blue Dragon, and Piney Breezes, so please check them out if Hummingbird is booked or does not fit your needs (i.e., if you would prefer a larger bed). The space "Hummingbird House," as the name implies, is a true TINY house, measuring seven feet by seven feet indoors (with decks in front and back). Please note that the bed has a TWIN mattress, measuring 39 inches wide, so couples may be a little squeezed on the bed. Hummingbird is located just steps away from the community kitchen and bathroom. It is the only unit that has heat, and the wifi connection is rock solid. It has its own dedicated fire ring and picnic table. Do note that, due to its close proximity to the community kitchen and bathroom, it is not quite so private as the other two tiny houses. Due to its small size, Hummingbird is not the right choice for kids, but for those who want the most convenient and easiest access to all the other amenities (and parking), this would be your choice. Guest access Each tiny house listing includes access to the tiny house itself, and the area immediately surrounding it. Each comes with its own picnic table and fire ring. Guests will share a common outdoor community kitchen and the bathroom inside the host's cabin. The two tiny houses I am finishing up will also have their own outhouses, so guests can use those or the bathroom in the house. Other things to note Please note that the tiny house listed here has a TWIN mattress measuring 39 inches wide. The two other tiny houses both have a DOUBLE/FULL mattress measuring 54 inches wide.
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Bare Lake House

2 sites · Lodging35 acres · Corning, NY
Family owned 35 acre property, with a 3 acre lake where we like to play and explore nature nude. We are clothing optional. Meaning you need not partake in the most comfortable and most natural way to enjoy nature. But you may see others on property that are nude. Learn more about this land:The Nut House is a newly built cabin. It is 10 x 16 with a small front porch with chairs . This unit is set in the acorn and hickory nut trees. This unit has electric with ceiling fan and heat. It has a Queen size bed with all linens, blankets and pillows. It is approximately 40 yards to club house with rest rooms and shower. There is a vending machine for snacks and sodas/water. You may pay an extra $7.00 to join for breakfast at Blake's B n B. Payment will be received at breakfast. Oct 1st until Apr 1st the club house is winterized and will not have water. Additional facilities and shower can be used at the B n B, approx 100 yards from the cabin. The cabin is located within Bare Lake Nudist Club, a Clothing Optional Club. This is a 18 years of age plus listing. No children allowed for this location Thank you. All areas of the property are clothing optional. There is a 3 acre lake for swimming, boating, and fishing. We also have marked trails to hike. Life jackets are REQUIRED with use of any and all boats! NO EXCEPTIONS. We HIGHLY recommend the use of bug spray while hiking! Come join us at our beautiful piece of nature! See you soon!
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Hemlock Hollow Camp

3 sites · Lodging10 acres · Watkins Glen, NY
Welcome to Hemlock Hollow! Located just 2 miles north of the historic village of Watkins Glen. It is also at the very start of the Finger Lakes Wine trail on the West side of stunning Seneca Lake! We have two cozy cabins available. Each one room cabin can accommodate up to four guests. Inside you will find a set of bunk beds, a fold out futon, a dresser and a corner table. Linens for the beds and towels are also provided. We rent the cabins separately or together as a package. Each large cabin site is equipped with a fire ring for hot dog roasting and s'more making! Fire wood is available for purchase. There is also a propane camp stove at each cabin and a percolator coffee pot. An 8 foot picnic table and two out door chairs with a small table on the porch are also included, perfect for that morning cup of coffee or afternoon glass of wine. We also supply a few frying pans and utensils for communal use. The property itself is very quiet and secluded with a creek that runs through. There is NO ELECTRICITY in the cabins or Bath House, but some solar lighting through out the cabins and Bath House.
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Tequila Sunrise: Lakeside Casitas

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Trumansburg, NY
Looking for a quiet lakeside getaway? Unique property right on Cayuga Lake with 100 feet of lakefront and a skipping stone beach right out your door. I have 2 freestanding Casitas (small houses) set in a grove of oak and maple trees, right next to the water. Each Casita has a queen bed, outdoor seating, and an electric heater. The Casitas are connected by a wooden deck and share a bathroom. In addition, Casita Dos has a mini-fridge, microwavecoffee maker, and camping grill. The bathroom has an easy-to-use odor-free incinerating toilet and pour-through sink. Drinking water is provided. There is a Solo Bonfire set in a patio for evening outdoor fires. Both Casitas are rented as one unit.
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Camp Whitman on Seneca Lake

16 sites · Lodging117 acres · Penn Yan, NY
Camp Whitman on Seneca Lake is a residential summer camp operated by the Presbytery of Geneva in partnership with the Presbytery of Genesee Valley.  The camp has been in operation since 1954.  Prior to that the land was a working farm.The property hosts a summer camp each summer, but the cottages and cabins are available for group and family rentals outside of this timeframe.  The property is marked by Seneca Lake on its eastern boundary, Punnett's Pond on its western boundary and streams and ravines on its north and south boundaries.  The property additionally features a swimming pool, hiking trails, a small organic garden and farm animals and optional activities like archery, boating and more for guests at certain points in the season.
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Round Top Retreat

1 site · Lodging101 acres · Richford, NY
Close to Ithaca, NY, Cayuga Lake, and Cornell University. Once a snowshoe lodge, then a Boy Scout camp, this rustic cabin retreat property is surrounded by the Robinson Hollow State Forest. The 100 year old cabin sits only a few hundred yards from the Sierra Club section of the Finger Lakes Trail. The area is a peaceful spot for hiking, camping and snowshoeing or cross country skiing (October 1 bow season deer hunting begins, and mid-November to December is NYS gun deer season-which may not be as serene as you'd like). Perfect get-away for humans and their four-legged friends, it's a dog's dream vacation spot. Enjoy a week or weekend, or your vacation in a place where the "noise" is the melodious sounds of nature. It is remote enough to completely break from urban life, yet close enough to Ithaca, NY to enjoy its beauty and attractions. Amenities: outhouse, hand water pump, two-seater outhouse, propane grill, some pots and pans, grill utensils, wood stoves, private, gated entrance, pond, trails. Sleeping loft, no bed (you provide mattress/sleeping bag, etc.). There may be candles, toilet paper, bug spray (if left by previous guests). We are an LGBTQ-woman owned property, and welcome all campers regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, political views, religion, or culture of origin. Learn more about this land: A wonderful rustic, private, off-grid get-away, perfect for couples, families, and pups who enjoy camping (log cabin with wood furniture available, you may pitch your tent anywhere on the property - leave no trace).  You may see some wildlife throughout the property (including a milk snake that lives in the cabin wall, but is harmless). It is a quiet, rural, farming area. Once at the cabin there are only two to three houses within a half mile (through the woods), so you will have a private space all your own. Winter camping is special - cozy wood heated cabin, hundreds of acres for snow shoeing, cross country skiing, or snowmobiling. Plan ahead, we do not plow the driveway in winter; plan to shovel an off-road parking space, and transport your gear up to the cabin (1100'). Wood is provided. Onsite: water pump, 2-seat outhouse, wood stove, campfire ring, wood, & propane grill. Exclusive access for nature hikes, streams, forest, pond, swimming, bird watching, star gazing, etc. A wheelchair that can navigate grass and some ruts can enter the cabin, but not the outhouse, and the sleeping loft is up stairs (there is room for a cot or mattress on the first floor); the porch is accessible through the cabin. When you book, you are confirming your understanding of the following: there is no electricity, running water, or std. bed/mattresses. You bring own air mattress, bedding, and gear you will need. All-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. We welcome special events, family reunions, or weddings, if your plans do not require utilities (you may bring a generator or other battery operated items, as needed). Note for winter guests: We do not plow the driveway in winter, you need to be ready to shovel an off-road parking spot, and transport gear to cabin (e.g. by sled, snowshoes) Here's a brief list of the basics to bring: Light source: Lantern propane or battery. Air mattress or cot and whatever bedding you need. Paper products (cups, plates, utensils, toilet paper, etc.) Matches/fire starter (there is wood on-site, and a propane grill for cooking that has a self-starter). Bug spray. Cooler and ice. Lawn chairs.  There are a few tables, several chairs and benches. There are 2 picnic tables (one outside and one inside). The benches can be moved outside if you'd like, just move them back inside before you leave. The propane grill should only be used outside. There is a hand axe in the cabin to shave kindling, and the wood is already split to be the length for the wood stove, as needed. Gas: 5 miles away. If you plan to grocery shop when you get to the area, the closest store is at East Hill Plaza in Ithaca, about 9 miles past where the cabin is (I can give you all that info if you like). There is lots to explore/see/do in the Ithaca area if you decide to come down off the hill one of the days. I'll have some brochures and things in the cabin, and can answer questions (aka where is the best ice cream, dinner, etc.).
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If you're looking for a luxurious camping experience near Elmira, New York, you're in luck! With over 900 options to choose from on Hipcamp, you can find the perfect glamping spot by the lake. Some top-rated options include ZiegenVine Homestead (230 reviews), Underhill Forest and Farm (166 reviews), and Towner's Country Paradise (112 reviews). Expect to pay an average of $49 per night, with options as low as $20. Popular amenities include potable water, campfires, and toilets, while paddling, snow sports, and fishing are just a few of the activities you can enjoy.

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