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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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Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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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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26 ratings · 17 reviews
Diego G.recommends
June 24, 2024
Chief's Cottage
We very much enjoyed our stay at Chief's cottage. The place inviting, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen has everything one would need. The camp is quite big. The areas by the ponds are pretty. Our dog got to run and play around on the grass. We got to light campfires at night. David is sweet and friendly host. I would recommend Camp David without a doubt.
Cristina J.recommends
May 12, 2024
The Chatham House
Amazing stay at Camp David. Communication with host was great and owner is very helpful. The property is beautifully cared for and designed for comfort and relaxation while enjoying nature. The cabin was perfectly appointed, beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed. Can't wait to come back!
Henry W.recommends
April 22, 2024
Chief's Cottage
Very nice and well-appointed cabin. You can really see all the work that David put in and the incredible history of this site. The surrounding area was beautiful, with the AT and many hiking and other outdoor recreation spots all around. the dog loved it, and there were several tasty restaurants nearby too
Anant G.recommends
April 2, 2024
Chief's Cottage
Amazing Stay at Camp David!
Stayed at Chief's Cabin and enjoyed a cozy, well-furnished and wonderful cabin. The bathroom was very modern with nice stonework and all heated. The kitchen had everything we needed to make a dinner for 4, and the pool table allowed for hours of enjoyment. The land included a spacious campfire area with pre-supplied wood and a nice trail down the lake where we tried to fish. Beds were super comfy as well. You wont find a better cabin in the area!
Avatar S.recommends
January 14, 2024
Chief's Cottage
Perfect cabin to stay with friends
We loved staying at Camp David! It was 10 of us total and we were very comfortable in our cabin, and David was very accommodating and gave us a great suggestion to hike around Crater Lake. There is also an incredible outdoor fire pit (on top of the indoor wood stove) with plenty of firewood available. We highly recommend staying here!
Jacquelyn C.recommends
January 7, 2024
Chief's Cottage
Swiss chalet in a snowstorm
My family and I decided at the last last-minute to come to Camp David to enjoy the snow, and made some incredible memories with our two boys. We definitely plan to come back. The camp feels like a magical Swiss mountain village. The log cabin was so cozy and inviting, with the large wood-burning stove, two wonderful porches, modern kitchen appliances and spacious new bathroom. The 13 acres around camp are perfect for exploring. There are two ponds, outdoor fire pits and a covered seating space with its own wood-burning stove. There are good views of the mountain behind camp. David was such a welcoming and kind host.
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 7 hours
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