Luxury camping near Ithaca

Gorges and waterfalls run through this college town at the edge of the Finger Lakes.

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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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Sanctuary in the woods tent camp

3 sites · Lodging, Tents10 acres · Newfield , NY
After traveling and living around the world, raising my kids... you can return home. I craved the seasons and the woods and some quiet peaceful land. I feel in love with this property as it had the perfect spot in the middle of the ten acres for a primitive camp, not to far from the house and driveway so very easy assess. A short walk up a trail. It is private and has lots of wildlife, the deers cross every morning and evening. We added another tent camp lower down on land near creek. It is a short 10 miles to Ithaca for provisions and other types of activities, or just stay and play on the land, fish, swim, hike, swing, rest, read, write, meditate, dream. come in peace or come to rediscover your peace. I look forward to meeting you Learn more about this land: We have 10 forested hilly acres 12 miles from Ithaca. We’ve built a camp with a covered dry lean-to with a double bed platform inside to put your sleeping bags or to put supplies off the ground and dry. Lots of room for tents. We have a primitive upper camp where you can also put tents for privacy. There’s a teepee with a wood base. The campfire has a grill, 2 homemade benches & an Adirondack chair. An orange hammock and also a picnic table. There’s a fun homemade swing & seesaw. We made many marked walking trails around our land to enjoy. There is access to well water. Dry cut Firewood is available for $7 a bundle in cash at the property or you can add extras with booking for $7.70 per bundle. Portable toilet outside, outdoor private shower. Come enjoy. It is very quiet. We are close to Treman, Buttermilk And Taughannock State Parks which all have swimming. Watkins Glen State Park and racetrack is half an hour away. Watkins Glen is breathtakingly magnificent. Also great cross country skiing, walking and hunting nearby at Connecticut Hill. There is downhill skiing at Greek Peak 45 minutes away if you are winter campers. We are 14 miles from Cornell University and 10 miles from Ithaca College. We are between two finger lakes, Cayuga and Seneca, there are 60 wineries and breweries around the lakes.Woman’s Rights National Museum in Seneca Falls, Corning Museum of Glass is fabulous. Ithaca has theatres, museums for art and lots to do for kids like a public pool on the lake.Or simply hang out and enjoy our ten private acres of forest. Check out Bobs workshop while you are here if you are interested. Theartistandbuilder.comOn Instagram and FB Robertroemischcreativearts. (Robert Roemisch)
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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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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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Whitetail Ridge Farm

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Savona, NY
Whitetail Ridge Farm is a 100-acre farm in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region with ponds, hiking trails, catch & release fishing, crop field and abundance of wildlife. Our farm is a wedding/event venue. We have Poppy's Cabin on Pond it is a rustic Cabin with fire pit, picnic table, & many trails. Perfect for a weekend getaway. There are two ponds on the property for swimming. We also have tent camping and RV/Camper Sites. Apple picking & leaf-peeping available in the fall.
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Canvas Private Glamping Yurt

2 sites · Lodging460 acres · Hallstead, PA
Learn more about this land: Experience secluded glamping in our canvas Yurt with luxury and amenities. Its like a hotel in the woods but so much better.  Take a Hot shower, under the stars or in the sunlight. Use our brand new outdoor flushable toilet. Come relax, hear the sounds of nature. Take a tour of the farm or hike around our property. You might even be able to feed or pet a cow! It’s all waiting for you! It's all located on our 460 acre farm. Running water and flushable toilet along with hot shower are all yours, and not shared by anyone else. Our tent is within 10 minutes of Salt Springs State park, with waterfalls and amazing trails for hiking. We are about 30 minutes or less from Ross park Zoo and Animal adventure. We are located about 35-45 minutes north of Scranton PA. There is also 12 minutes to the historic small town of Montrose, with great shopping at Hometown Finds and Friends, to a most stop shop for amazing chocolate at Chocolate by Leopold.
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Bosque de Maria/Maria's Forest

1 site · Tent3 acres · Trumansburg, NY
Bosque de Maria / Maria's Forest is named after my dearest late mother, who passed from cancer in 2020.  In 2021 my partner and I were lucky enough to be able to reside on a beautiful slice of forest which we are turning into a sustainable diverse edible forest garden, which will provide food and habitat for people and wildlife for generations to come.  In 2021 we have planted more than 100 trees, edible shrubs, and other perennials. Your bookings directly support this local Black and Peruvian-owned initiative and our path towards realizing our dreams.Learn more about this land:Bosque de Maria / Maria's Forest, run by Chris and KimberlyWe are located on occupied land of the Onödowa’ga:’ (Seneca) Nation, Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee, or Iroquois) Confederacy, in what has been referred to as Trumansburg, NY. We are a Black and Peruvian-operated site. We offer a safe, welcoming, and relaxing place for BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ guests. Our modest forest farm is nearly half-way between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes in the Finger Lakes area of New York. We offer a small, quiet walk-in campsite in our 2-acre private forest. Upon entering into the site you'll find yourself in a calming plot of mature pine, oak, and cherry trees where a variety of species of songbirds and a family of hawks have found a home. Parking on the property is a very short accessible walk from the tent site. There is a fire pit at the site and guests may access our personal kitchen garden for greens and veggies. A private bathroom and shower with free laundry (yes, I said free laundry!) and drinking water is available for use by guests in the main house. Wheelchair users will need a ramp in order to access the main house; we don't have one at this time, unfortunately.Our site is a great location to serve as an affordable hub for experiencing all that Cayuga and Seneca Lakes have to offer. In addition to being surrounded by wine country, we're located in what's known as the Emerald Necklace: an arc of more than 50,000 acres of conserved land abound with ways to spend time in nature. We are just a 5 minute drive or 20 minute bike ride from the small town of Trumansburg, home to the Tompkins County Fairgrounds (where Finger Lakes Grassroots Festival is held) and some of the best local waterfall swimming holes, to which we can give you detailed directions. Taughannock Falls State Park, Finger Lakes National Forest, and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail are all within a short drive or bike ride from the site. A 20 minute drive east will bring you to downtown Ithaca, where you can visit the renowned Ithaca Farmer's Market, Cornell University, Six Mile Creek, and plenty of bars and restaurants. Ithaca is also home to series of serene swimming holes at the base of waterfalls where locals and visitors relax during the summer. If you choose to go west you'll end up in Watkins Glen where you can check out the 200-foot cliffs and 19 waterfalls of the dreamlike landscape at Watkins Glen State Park, known as one of the best state parks in the U.S.We are both very experienced backpackers, cyclists, and bikepackers. Kimberly is a bike organizer and routemaker who runs Radical Adventure Riders Finger Lakes, a community for BIPOC and FTWN-B (femme, trans*, women, non-binary) bikepackers. She's happy to provide guidance on road, gravel, and mountain biking in the area and share her library of local bike routes. We have a work stand and tools available to fix any small issue you might have on your bike as well. We can also tell you about the hiking, backpacking and cross country skiing in the local area, much of which can be accessed by a 10 minute drive to Finger Lakes National Forest.We ask that those who stay on their property please respect the space and the land. We have a small, delicate ecosystem with newly-planted fruit trees and shrubs, so please minimize your impact on existing vegetation, trees, and soil. We recommend our guests make an effort learn more about the Seneca and Cayuga nations, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and the history of the land we are visitors on.Thank you for supporting us and we hope you enjoy your stay in the Finger Lakes region.
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Endless Mountain Getaways

3 sites · Lodging, Tents50 acres · Mansfield, PA
Coming soon- So much beauty to describe here!
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Log Cabin @ Animal Sanctuary w\WiFi

2 sites · Lodging16 acres · Owego, NY
Learn more about this land:The cabin is split into two beautiful mirror image suites at ground level with separate entrances, both of which are used for guest stays. (Booked separately.) Each unit has  their own private open living area and kitchen, a full bathroom, a bedroom, and a large loft space which doubles as a second bedroom and also includes an Ikea desk for remote work. There is high speed WiFi throughout the home.Guests are welcome to explore the land. There are mowed paths around the meadows, and a wildlife pond near the house. The covered porch is huge, overlooks the pony pasture, and faces east. Early risers can drink their coffee while taking in the sunrise over the distant hills. The porch has chairs and two picnic tables to enjoy some fresh air even on rainy days.Location is also home to a nonprofit animal sanctuary - guests may meet our two ponies and chickens, and learn more if interested.
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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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Robinia in Glenwood Heights

3 sites · RVs, Tents24 acres · Ithaca, NY
Robinia in Glenwood Heights is a working homestead located on 24 acres of mostly forested land. The predominant species in the mixed hardwood forests are Robinia Pseudoacacia (Black locust) and Black Walnut. There are places on the land and a short walk away along DuBois and Glenwood Heights Roads where there are wonderful views of Cayuga Lake. It is less than a mile walk or ride to the Black Diamond Trail, a hiking and biking trail that extends four+ miles North to Taughannock Falls State Park and four+ miles South to Cass Park, the Ithaca Children's Garden, and the City of Ithaca Municipal Pool. And all of downtown Ithaca. Hundreds of adjacent (although not accessible) acres are wildlife preserves, abandoned orchards, and a working honey bee and bison farm. Bathroom and hot showers available in the house, included in price, indoor kitchen and an on-site enclosed porch space for rainy days available for separate fee. Gardening, produce and flower-picking can be arranged on-site in season. Within biking distance of Finger Lakes National Forest in Hector. Located half-way between Ithaca and Trumansburg, down a long driveway. Amazingly quiet and private.
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D&K Ranch

3 sites · Lodging, Tents30 acres · Interlaken, NY
D & K  stands for Dave & Kelly. We are a family run ranch with five wonderful children. We also have had the privilege to house many foster children over the years. During your ride here you will also enjoy the company of interns from around the world.Along with getting to know people and enjoying life, we also have the privilege of working with many wonderful horses. When you come to the Ranch you will also get to meet  Wranglers that will match you with a horse and treat you as part of the D&K family!D&K Ranch is located in the middle of the Finger Lakes National Forest. This Forest is unique to the East due to the fact that it has grazing lands available similar to out West. We have 16,000 acres of National Forest trails to ride. In addition, there are 30 acres of wooded trails at D&K Ranch. Rides at D&K Ranch will be customized to your comfort level. We look forward to sharing our favorite pastime with you!                                                                 - Let's Ride!Learn more about this land:Our cabins give you the chance to vacation comfortably along the beautiful Finger Lakes National Forest. We are centrally located in a nationally recognized wine country. Our goal is to create a horse back riding vacation designed just for you!Comes with 1 king bed and a single bed. We welcome all guests to learn more about horses during your stay. Riding, grooming and private lessons available. A horse safety will need to be attended before you ride. This cabin has a shared bathroom with hot water and lights, however it is off the grid so we do have a charging station at the shared kitchen. 
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