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Camp David- 13 acres, Three Cabins

· Newton, Sussex, New Jersey
13 acres hosted by David M.
4 lodging sites
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Nestled outside the village of Stillwater, NJ right across the Appalachian trail and the Kittatinny Mountain Ridge, Camp David sports three luxurious log cabins: > Bell's Cabin- Main cabin that sleeps up to six > The Chatham House- Sleeps up to ten > Chief's Cottage- sleeps up to ten All cabins have their own separate listing and can be booked together or combined. The main cabin, Belle's Cabin, is made from hand hewed logs and is the only cabin furnished with a king size bed. All cabins come equipped with full bathrooms, updated kitchens, wood stoves, and the main cabin has a walkout porch on the second floor. All cabins have climate controlled heating/cooling units as well as hot water. Camp David was originally a German hunting camp at the turn of the 20th century. It was later donated to the Boy Scouts in the 1940’s. By the 2000’s, it was left abandoned at which time I purchased it and began to restore it back to its true form while maintaining the cabin life integrity. I am a contractor and arborist by trade and the last ten years I have worked hard to bring the site back to life. The camp consists of 13 acres abutted by 100's of acres of state park land. There are two stocked ponds connected by a cascading stream, multiple fire pits with seating, furnished gazebo with wood stove, picnic tables, and multiple park benches located throughout the property. Below are close locations to visit: > Walpack Fish and Wildlife Management Area- Great for sightseeing, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting > Walpack Inn- Beautiful restaurant with an entire back wall, window view overseeing Kittatinny Valley > Appalachian Trail- hiking, sightseeing > Catfish Fire Tower- Great hiking and views > Buttermilk Falls- beautiful waterfalls > Long Pine Pond & Crater Lake- Both are spring fed and great for swimming and boating (clear water) > Swartswood Lake- Swimming & boating > Delaware River- Great for swimming, boating, tubing, canoeing, fishing > Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area- More sightseeing, hiking, fishing, swimming, Bushkill Falls > Dingmans Ferry
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Newton, Sussex, New Jersey, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Mohican and Munsee Lenape First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by David M.Joined in June 2022
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
20 ratings · 11 reviews
Jessica S.recommends
December 4, 2023
Bell's Cabin
I booked 2 out of the 3 cabins for my husband's 30th birthday and I have nothing but amazing things to say about David and his property. The land is absolutely beautiful, secluded, and well-kept. You can tell how much love and attention went into the renovation. My friends and I loved it so much we are thinking about booking it yearly. David was SO nice and attentive to any questions we had. 10/10 would recommend it to anyone looking for a unique property that speaks for itself! Pictures do not do it justice. Thank you David!
Roxana M.recommends
August 13, 2023
Chief's Cottage
I would highly recommend this place, David is very attentive to details and helped us with everything we needed . Nature is on point, very quiet and peaceful. Kids loved to play and fishing. 5 stars ⭐️
Colleen W.recommends
July 9, 2023
Bell's Cabin
Unique Spot
Camp David is a really unique spot! I fished, I hiked, and I rested :). Everything was as described and David was super helpful on advising about hikes and food nearby. I definitely plan to come back with friends and family!
Austin F.recommends
May 15, 2023
Camp David - Fishing/Nature Retreat
Perfect Weekend Retreat!
Camp David is a unique and special property that could serve as the perfect location for a variety of events. Every single person that particapted in our weekend retreat was blown away by the location. If you are looking for an outdoor retreat with a larger group this is the perfect spot. We spent the weekend with 15-20 friends and had more than plenty of space. Each building has it's own personality and all possess fully functioning bathrooms and kitchens. We mostly slept in two of the cabins and used the third as our main area for gathering and eating. The picnic table area was the perfect location for our Saturday night pig roast. During the day we played yard games such as cornnhole and can jam. At night we enjoyed the large fire pit and played cards in the cabin with the pool table. The property is sprawling and boasts two ponds that have plenty of fish. You are close enough to the essentials but far enough to get away from the hustle of everyday life. The property borders state protected land that further adds to the blissful environment. There is plenty room for parking which was helpful given that carpooling would have been difficult with people coming from all over. Lastly, the host was increidbly accomodating and helpful throughout the entirety of our stay. A humble and kind hearted man who wants people to enjoy the stunning retreat he has built over the years. We couldn't be more thankful!
Kathryn S.recommends
April 30, 2023
Camp David - Fishing/Nature Retreat
A true retreat
We rented the cabins out again to have a birthday party for my son with his five friends. They loved running around the property and playing in the game room and fishing and making S'mores and roasting hot dogs. The property is a real oasis, quiet and surrounded by nature. The cabins are beautifully made. They are rustic but with enough amenities to make your stay more than comfortable. The owner is friendly, down-to-earth, and was very accommodating to our group. I highly recommend staying here if you want to get away from it all and relax in nature. We want to come back again and enjoy ourselves during the summer season.
Jordan R.recommends
February 5, 2023
Camp David - Fishing/Nature Retreat
Hidden Gem in Stillwater NJ
Our host David was a pleasure to work with. We communicated by text before our trip and David was extremely helpful and accommodating. He answered all of my questions very promptly. The property and accommodations exceeded our expectations! You can clearly see the labor of love and the detail that went into all aspects of the property and lodging. Everything had a newness to it - fresh and clean. Our group of 6 stayed in the lodge. The lodge has every amenity you would need to be extremely comfortable. We happened to stay on a very cold night (- 7F). We had no issues staying nice and toasty in the upper lodge. We spent a beautiful evening around the campfire. The property itself is very pretty. You can hike, fish, or just read a book and relax. David had fishing rods and many other well-thought-out extras. We can not wait to book another trip to Camp David!
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