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Cascadilla Meadow

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· Ithaca, New York
9 acres
1 site
1 RV/Tent
Our hipcamp resides on nine private acres of trailed woods and meadow in the heart of Ellis Hollow, just outside of Ithaca, NY.  The property adjoins the public lands of the Ellis Hollow Community Center and is across the street from the popular hiking trails of the Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve. Enjoy the natural beauty, relax by the fire, walk to scenic views of Cascadilla Creek, or, if you’re feeling brave, take a dip where the creek bends into a small pond. Learn more about this land: Explore nine private acres of trailed woods and meadow in the heart of Ellis Hollow, just outside of Ithaca, NY. Our property adjoins the public lands of the Ellis Hollow Community Center and is across the street from the popular hiking trails of the Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve. Enjoy the natural beauty, relax by the fire, walk to scenic views of Cascadilla Creek, or, if you’re feeling brave, take a dip where the creek bends into a small pond. This site is good for tent camping, campers or for large self driven RVs or pull behind RV trailers, with plenty of room for parking and turnaround. Extra tents may be erected. There are are no electric or plumbing utilities onsite. There is one composting toilet, but no shower facilities.  Generators may be used. The sight has a campfire ring, free firewood and a table with 4 chairs. The owners will not disturb you at your camping site but may use the south end of the lot near the pond. We are a dog-friendly location. Off-leash is okay, as long as your dog responds reliably to recall commands and is friendly with children and small dogs. The owners have two small dogs who are occasionally off-leash. Looking to explore off-site? Ithaca: Cascadilla Meadow is located just 5 minutes from Cornell University and 10 minutes from all downtown Ithaca has to offer. Ithaca is well known for its many incredible restaurants, Farmers Market, local stores and art, theatre, wineries and breweries and of course, live music. Finger Lakes: In just 10-20 minutes from this location, you will find an abundance of waterfalls including Ithaca Falls, Buttermilk Falls and Taughannock Falls. Cayuga Lake is great for Sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Lake swimming is available at Myers Park in Lansing or Taughannock State Park outside of Trumansburg. Jump off a diving board into the pool at the bottom of Lower Treman Falls or hike upper Treman to Lucifer Falls, possibly the most beautiful short hike you’ll ever find. The area has hundreds of incredible hiking trails to choose from. Plus, Seneca Lake and the Finger Lakes Wine Trail are just a bit farther west! Biking: The roads of the Ellis Hollow area are popular with cyclists, while nearby Yellow Barn Forest, Hammond Hill and Shindagin Hollow are popular spots for mountain biking.  Full disclosure: Cascadilla Meadow’s RV parking is close to a moderately used local road. Tall power lines cut across this lot. We are also located the equivalent of a city block from a natural gas transfer station. We feel the benefits of solitary parking and the natural beauty of this area outweigh the small downsides of this location.
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Ithaca, New York, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Janelle M.Joined in July 2020
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24 ratings · 22 reviews
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Joel A.recommends
October 26, 2022
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
This place is a gem. Multiple camping spots to choose from. Great location, close to Ithaca, but still out there enough to get a great view of the stars. We tend to not visit the same place twice, but if we are ever in this area again I would not hesitate to book here again.
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Ashleigh F.recommends
October 24, 2022
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Great camp spot
Great location just 10 minutes outside of downtown Ithaca. Great open space, level, scenic, the owner provides fire wood, drinking water, and a camp toilet. All very thoughtful and convenient. Would absolutely stay again.
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Lindsey P.recommends
October 16, 2022
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
This site was awesome!! Really close to the local nature preserve, not too much noise around. Beautiful spot to see the stars too. I highly recommend this spot!
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Jasmine P.recommends
October 11, 2022
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Camping in the woods but not far!
It was secluded, quiet, and wonderful. We loved staying there! The provided wood and table was much appreciated and we loved exploring the creek nearby!
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Maria D.recommends
October 8, 2022
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Peaceful
Beautiful and peaceful meadow. About ten minutes from town and so many beautiful areas to explore. I’d stay there again in a heartbeat.
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Amy M.recommends
October 7, 2022
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Nice facilités and level ground for camping.
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Daniel W.recommends
August 23, 2022
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Wildflowers and swimming hole
Beautiful field of wild flowers with trails leading back to a stream and little swimming spot. Janelle was more than accommodating with fire wood and water. Location is very close to downtown Ithaca as well as the nearby hikes and gorges. Perfect spot to camp out, would and will stay again.
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Sarah M.recommends
August 23, 2022
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Cascadilla Meadow campsite was just perfect for me. Well kept, mowed, convenient access to road, a beautiful trail, and a perfect camping toilet. Janelle was more than helpful and provided firewood, 4 gallons water, and a picnic table. Would definitely visit again.
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Thomas M.recommends
June 7, 2022
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Excellent Hipcamp Site
Excellent Hipcamp site. Large, open, flat grassy campsite with some nice perks including a good supply of split firewood, kindling and water to put the fire out when done. Also, a table and plenty of chairs. It’s a little outside of town, but not too far, so it was quiet and private. We come to Ithaca pretty often and we’ll definitely stay here again. This was our 4th Hipcamp site and, the second in Ithaca, and it was the best so far.
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Jocelyn G.recommends
May 22, 2022
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
It was a nice campsite with lots of space and the host was very nice.
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Tom F.recommends
May 17, 2022
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Tent camping
A lovely meadow to camp on. Greeted by a fox and lots of song birds including a yellow billed cuckoo and Tennessee warbler.
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Gerald G.recommends
May 15, 2022
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Very pleasant spot!
Very pleasant stay! This was our second stay at this location, and we hope to return again and again. Private, spacious, and nicely appointed. We even got to watch a pileated woodpecker.
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Elizabeth F.recommends
May 8, 2022
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Peaceful spot outside of the hustle and bustle of Ithaca.
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Daniel B.recommends
May 1, 2022
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
The campsite was very easy to find and very close to multiple hiking spots. There was a fire pit, chairs and table that were great for hanging out at night. 10/10 would stay again!
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Stephen M.recommends
October 28, 2021
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Quiet, Private, and Helpful.
Hosts was very helpful and accommodating, and communication was very easy. Wide, clean space, but close enough to the road to have no trouble in or out. Other houses around but no one bothered us. If it rains (as it does likes to do around Ithaca) bring your tarps, and boots. We'd definitely stay here again.
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Kelly F.recommends
October 24, 2021
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Peaceful retreat
Cascadilla Meadow was like going on a mini meditation retreat with my husband for our anniversary. The host, Janelle, was friendly and attentive during our stay! We would love to return next summer.
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Lindsey Y.recommends
October 20, 2021
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Awesome place and great hosting! We book it last min and Janelle was so helpful get everything setup before we arrived. She even help us started the campfire, our kids love their fist campfire. Definitely recommend and will visit back. Thank you for the great hospitality!
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Gerald G.recommends
October 12, 2021
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Delighful place off the beaten path
The site was perfect for our purposes. Private, easily accessible, and nicely appointed. Potable water and firewood were provided as were camping chairs, a table, and dining chairs. Walking trails on site and hiking trails across the road made for good move-about options without having to drive to trail heads elsewhere. Janelle (our host) was accessible and responsive via text. The grassy meadow was level, making our camper set up super easy. The fire-ring was delightful - as I can also say for our entire experience at Cascadilla Meadow. It was so nice that we decided to stay an additional day.
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Kallie J.recommends
September 19, 2021
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Really nice, diverse area. Great area for mycologists/ mushroom enthusiast.
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Carolina C.recommends
July 17, 2021
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Rained, but not rained out - a
Cascadilla Meadow has it all: a small mysterious woods, a chattering creek, various paths through wildflowers growing over your head leading to a large duck pond and, of course, the meadow where you can set up camp and sit around a campfire. If this is not enough, Ellis Hollow Nature Reserve is directly across the street with its forest trails. And the city of Ithaca is nearby. Host Janelle is the best: helpful, friendly and generous. Worthwhile just to meet her.
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Chelsea S.recommends
July 12, 2021
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Lovely and comfortable!
What a lovely spot! The fire pit is great and Janelle went above any beyond as a host. Thank you for providing a great home base for the weekend.
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Ben A.recommends
June 27, 2021
Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Amazing stay. Beautiful. Secluded. Near town. Enjoyable
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