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Cherry Plain Sanctuary Farm

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· Cherry Plain, Rensselaer, New York
150 acres hosted by Julie H.
2 lodging sites · 2 tent sites
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Only 10 minutes from Cherry Plain State Park, Cherry Plain Sanctuary Farm/ Hearts in Hand Horsemanship LLC is a hidden destination for outdoor adventurers, families and couples. Please note: We ask for photo ID for all Hipcamp bookings. Once we receive your photo ID via text we will provide exact directions to our property. The map pins do not show exact locations in order to maintain our privacy and provide a quiet experience for our guests. Please plan to check in no later than 630pm as we are not available for later check ins. Active duty police and military who book with us will receive a 25% discount. Send us a note with proof of current employment status. We host NYS Police here through our organization Hearts in Hand Horsemanship LLC. Don't be surprised if you see a NYS trooper or police unit parked up in the field near the horses. Fires: We allow small fires in specific spots, namely the fire ring at Camping on Blueberry Hill and inside the Tipi. These fires are allowed weather permitting, and must be kept small. No large fires or bonfires. All fires must be completely out unless you are with your fire. We supply 5 gallons of water and more is available to put your fire out. Please respect our rules as we keep everything safe here for all of us. Thank you for understanding. Smoking: We are primarily a non-smoking farm and appreciate you smoking in your vehicle not on our premises please. Partying: Nope not us. Our farm is peaceful and quiet and so are our neighbors. Please party elsewhere and come here to relax in the blissful quiet of nature. Quiet music, just playing some Spotify tunes and acoustic musicians are welcome here. There's a great bar restaurant 5 minutes from us, "17 Cherry Plain Sq". Live music, great food and something like 40 beers on tap. Party there then chill out here with us. Breakfast and the best beef this side of the Mississippi can be found at Gardners Cafe and Icecream Shop only 5 miles up 22 South from our place. You can enjoy a big fat omelet with homefries and bacon then grab frozen hamburg and steaks from Gardner's own local beef grown wild and free outside. Cherry Plain Sanctuary Farm is adjacent to miles of public forest. Peace and solace can be found in these quiet mountains. In addition to amazing hiking, backpacking mountain biking, road biking right from your Hipcamp site, with kayaking nearby. We are 10 minutes away from Cherry Plain State Park (which has a gorgeous lake and kid-friendly sandy beach), and even closer to the Taconic Crest Trail. Our location is nestled between the Taconics of New York, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Come share our paradise, bring your outdoor adventurer gear (you will be glad you did) and we will share our favorite local destinations with you. We ask that all hipcampers who are primary guests be 21 years of age or over. Children are welcome but we will not knowingly rent to anyone under 21 years of age. There is a $50 additional charge for garbage left at our farm including cigarette butts (we are a no smoking farm!), broken glass, bottles, cans, plastics, containers, bags and other trash. This is a pack in and pack out working farm not a party spot. Renting from us constitutes your reading of our rules attached to each property, your understanding and your agreement of our policies. Thank you so much for your understanding. We welcome you who seek quiet and the solice found in nature.
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Forrest C.recommends
May 28, 2024
Camp on Blackberry Hill
Camping in the forest with animals!
We loved the tent camping on Julie's land. It was so quiet and relaxing up there; they have a beautiful upper field you can walk around and get nice pictures of the sunrise and sunset. The site was easy to get to, and nice and flat for tenting. Jerome and Julie were great hosts as well, directions were clear, they always made sure we had water for cooking and cleaning. We would highly recommend this site for an upstate New York get away; it's close to hundreds of scenic waterfalls, hiking trails in the region and fairly close to a couple of caves a little west of Albany!
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Dominique B.recommends
May 19, 2024
Mountain Tipi
Absolutely loved it here. The host and her husband are very friendly not only with the adults, but with the kids as well. Such a pretty view watching the horses and goats. Not too buggy. Nice little outside potty. We loved being able to have a fire in the tipi and be able to cook too. Very convenient. Easy to find. Will definitely be back and I've already raved on social media. Thanks for everything! Until next time. :)
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Cherry Plain, Rensselaer, New York, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Mohican and Schaghticoke First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Julie H.Joined in July 2021
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