Glamping near Ithaca

Ithaca glamping is your portal to waterfalls, gorges, and lakeside bliss.

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Ithaca Artsy Bunkhouse

1 site · Lodging2 acres · Ithaca, NY
Stay in our cozy, heated and insulated, artsy bunkhouse. We're located on a quiet woodsy dead end street with tons of bird life and acres of nature to enjoy. Walking trails are right out the back gate! There is also frog pond and campfire pit to enjoy. Marshmallows provided. The bunkhouse is less than 2 miles to the center of Ithaca where there is plenty to do! including the taking advantage of the new bike share program and waterfront trails. Definitely come hungry, Ithaca has more restaurants per capita than NYC and LA.!! Were also just 12 min across town to Cornell University and Ithaca College and 5-20 minutes from numerous amazing waterfalls. The available half bathroom is in the main house, just seconds from the cabin and is open to use 24 hrs. The heated bunkhouse has 2 twin mattresses in the loft, and several blankets and pillows, but you need to BRING YOUR OWN SHEETS and pillow CASES as you wish. Firewood is $5 per fire, starters materials included, marshmallows are in the end table drawer! there are roasting sticks out by the fire pit. You can select the campfire wood option here or pay in cash in the cabin. Feel free to bring your own fire wood and pay nothing to enjoy a campfire. if you need any help starting a fire, we can help. We have a sweet fluffy orange cat who roams the property. His name is kitty kitty :) He's fearful of dogs, and is wary of visitors since they might be harboring one! If you have a pup with you, please keep them leashed at least around the main house and cabin. We are also fostering our adult daughter's very sweet dog Beya-- (pronounced Bay-yuh). She is the nicest person you'd hope to meet and although she may bark a little the first time you come in to use the bathroom she's just letting us know you have arrived- and will be very happy to have you greet her. She doesn't jump up, growl, or have any negative behavior with people other than getting underfoot in the kitchen!. There isn't a shower included in the stay unless you are here for multiple days and have spoken with us about it...but you can definitely wash up with hot water and soap, in the half bath --hand towel provided. The cabin has air conditioning for summer use So no worries about being too warm to sleep well. (and heat in the winter) The location is Beautiful in all seasons! Cross country skiing is possible in the winter but bring your own gear.. (we did not do a rink this year) If there's something else you need for your stay, just ask! We are pretty flexible and can probably help out.
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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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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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Villa Villa Bula near Buttermilk

4 sites · Lodging, Tents3 acres · Ithaca, NY
This land was once owned by Mr King (West King Road) There are many tiny houses on it built on this roadin the 1940's for the stone quarry workers who build the gorge trails in the area. I bought 3 little houses here and 4 acres of land in 2002. I mowed a labyrinth in about an acre. I hope to add more to it as time goes on! Learn more about this land: The Villa Cocoon is a step up from camping -insulated with electric,a fan, a portable heater, bed & table. It can be used any time of year if you don't mind stomping through snow in the winter. Located near the fire pit and house. There's a nature trail on the property - it's a short walk to Upper Buttermilk and the gorge trail as well as the Fingerlake's trail!  It's a space to reflect, cocoon, do a little art and reading...collage supplies and paint included as well as sampling essential oils and tea. Keep in mind there is NO BATHROOM... just a pee bucket under the bed that you will empty & rinse out. Many use the nearby gas station or cafe. There's a washroom and eco bags & powder as back up. You can also arrange for bathroom usage in my house if your staying awhile.   YOU WILL need to bring - Bedding - sheets, pillows, blankets or a sleeping bag.  A mug to help yourself to tea  Please, bring any garbage made with you. I look forward to sharing my space which I have enjoyed myself, practicing music and art, reading and writing for self-care and growth. I really love the energy in it and feel such a small space holds people in a cozy and comfortable way.
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Rustic Art Studio Cottage

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Ithaca, NY
Learn more about this land: A step up from glamping, the "Shack" is a rustic, bohemian 2-story cabin/ art studio on a property that was formerly a train station. The property has 3 cottages on it and is situated across the street from Cayuga Lake in a secret wild garden, but is a 6 minute drive to downtown Ithaca Commons. This cottage is not for everyone. It is a cheap option in a cute, very bare bones cottage. It is best suited for low maintenance, easy travelers who are looking for an inexpensive place to crash after a long day of exploring. Guests who stay in the Shack share the bathroom in the main house with me - the bathroom has a separate entrance from the one I use in the main house. The cabin consists of 2 rooms - the upstairs has a double sized futon and a single futon mattress that can be used for guests, and the downstairs has a sleeper couch as well as a futon mattress that can be set up for extra guests. If you book the second room, it's an extra $30 per night. Note that the top room is accesses via a ladder. Definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but for the right fit it is the perfect home base to explore Ithaca's many spenders, ideally located across the street from Stewart Park and the trailhead to the Cayuga Waterfront Trail. and a short walk to the Stewart Park/downtown bus line and the East Shore swimming beach. Note, there is a cat who lives on the property and he sometimes comes to visit this studio. I see guests inviting him in occasionally to visit. If you're allergic, this isn't a good option for you.
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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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Grayhaven

1 site · Lodging11 acres · Ithaca, NY
Set up camp at the Grayhaven Motel in our clean, old and cozy 1964 Shasta Compact. This is a simple and minimal camping accommodation on our 11-acre motel-stead, where you can rest with a book, lay on a hammock, get out and explore the two state parks within 1 mile of the property, or head down the street to Ithaca Beer Co. for a brewery tour and dinner. Camper is located on the property of our recently renovated retro motel. Guests have access to the camper, Grayhaven property (playground, fire pits, grills, trails, guest lounge and bar), and a full private bathroom that is roughly 50 feet from the camper. Keys are provided for the bathroom. Our little vintage camper gives you a taste of real camping; with the added luxury of sleeping off the ground on a new memory foam mattress under crisp clean linens. The camper bed is a full-size mattress that sleeps two – that’s it! Zero-frills. No electricity. No running water. The camper comes with exclusive access to #6, a separate and private air-conditioned dressing room with a full bathroom (toilet, sink + walk-in shower). Towels and linens are provided. The Shasta is a good fit for folks open to an adventure, looking for something different, simple, and fun in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Free WIFI is accessible on the property, and in the bar and guest lounge. There is NO running water or electricity in the camper. Phone charging, et cetera is possible in #6.
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FLX Camper

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Ithaca, NY
We are closed for the season and look forward to hosting you in April. Close to it all. FLX Camper is a simple camper that sleeps 5 and a great place to rest your head while experiencing all the Finger Lakes have to offer. If you're looking for tranquil, in the peaceful woods, kinda feel we are not that. If you're wanting a place to rest your head while touring all the excellent things to do in the Finger Lakes we are the most convenient spot for that. We are close to many state parks including, Taughannock State Park, many wineries, the Ithaca Beer Company, Cornell, Ithaca College, Hillendale Golf Course, and downtown Ithaca Commons. Stay and play in the Finger Lakes!
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Healing Horses Hipcamp

3 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Ithaca, NY
Healing Horses Hipcamps are all located on the outskirts of the horse pastures here on Five Foxes Farm and Amazing Grace Bed & Breakfast, where your hostess, Alicia Alexander has been providing Hospitality, Healing Retreats and Fundraier’s for 37 Years. The 1836 Farmhouse on this property has welcomed the 10 new lives born here, the friends and families of the many couples who married here and the countless travelers who have sought comfort here over the past nearly 200 years, the last 37 stewarded by your hostess, Alicia. During her 37 years here, she has held over 15 fundraisers and supported many in need. Her organic gardens and orchards have nourished many a body, and her generous hospitality has nourished many a soul. We welcome all campers seeking a beautiful and authentic experience with horses and nature!
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What Ever Floats Your Boat

1 site · Lodging6 acres · Spencer, NY
GREAT PLACE TO VIEW THE UPCOMING SOLAR ECLIPSE!! Rustic Cabin sleeps 5-6, one large futon and 4 bunks; you need your own sleeping bags, Plus plenty of space for tents & hammocks. 6 Acres nestled up to miles of NY State Forest w/ waterfall Plus use of the houseboat’s dock and fire pit. And if you like fossils, there are plenty in the stream. Miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding and some Mountain biking. Camp is just a 1.5 mile hike to the famous Myers’ Gardens (check out the last 13 photos above of this little paradise or see Myers’ Gardens on Facebook. Pump action shower, outhouse, picnic table and fire pit. Bring your own cooler and ice. Though there's a small pool of water behind the cabin that cold that items can be placed in.
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LionsGate

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents50 acres · Willseyville, NY
LionsGate is a sanctuary for those looking to connect with nature. The land has magical healing powers. Abundant Flora, Wild Fauna, Beautiful Untouched Landscapes, and a creek that will hydrate your soul. We are located on a country road with 5+ manicured campsites to pick from or choose your own adventure throughout the 50 acre forest if you want to explore. Beat the heat in the cool flowing creek that runs alongside an old world apple orchard. Not only is the incredible 5000 acre Shindagin Reserve within walking distance but it also contains miles of mountain bike trails you can literally get lost in. The Fingerlakes trail also has an entry point about 1 mile from the property. check out this video of the property... https://youtu.be/pXS6LLNG6JU
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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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Overview

In the heart of the Finger Lakes region, Ithaca rewards visitors with waterfall hikes, sublime fall foliage, and relaxing days on Cayuga Lake. There are numerous glamping options in and around town, from yurts and tiny homes to log cabins and Airstreams. Each glamping campsite is one-of-a-kind, but many feature amenities like air conditioning, wifi, fire pits, and hot tubs. Once you've secured your glampsite, water lovers don't have to travel far from Ithaca for action—Buttermilk Falls State Park is right in town, and Robert H. Treman State Park features a waterfall you can swim below. The spectacular Letchworth State Park (“the Grand Canyon of the East”) and Watkins Glen State Park (featuring 19 waterfalls) are also worth the day trip. Ithaca itself boasts a seasonal weekend farmers market, plenty of wine tasting rooms to sample the region's famed Riesling, and kayak and canoe outfitters for days on the lake.

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