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Dharma Bums Eco Lodge

· Castleton On Hudson, Rensselaer, New York
45 acres hosted by Val F.
2 lodging sites · 2 RV/tent sites
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We have three different sites to choose from: Tiny House, Glamping, and Camp Site. Each is unique and private from each other! The bathroom is shared with the other sites, but it is covered and well maintained. Enjoy our private outdoor shower and toilet! Extras are available to purchase: firewood bundle, wine tasting and farm fresh eggs. All of our sites are animal friendly! Let your dog roam here! Our property sits on the foothills of the Adirondack's on 45 beautiful acres just 15 minutes east of Albany. Choose to explore our vineyard and winery on site and opt into our wine tasting next door. Open April-October, Friday-Sunday, 10-4pm Trails and walking paths are throughout the property and you may even catch our horses and honey bees that roam our beautiful community! Across the street is the Empire Foot/Rail Trails which is special for walking and biking. Local landmarks nearby and easy access to HWYs. Waterfalls and nice parks nearby Just a short distance away, our special community area that hosts yoga classes, and gathering sites: picnic tables, fire pits, gardens etc! We are just a short distance away from Troy and Albany
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77 ratings · 63 reviews
Maggie W.recommends
July 8, 2024
TenyTinyTudor@ Dharma Bums Eco Camp
The tutor is adorable! We had a short stay so did not use the cookware but it was available. The tutor is tucked into a plot of land behind Val's house and before the yoga building. I have stayed at many hipcamps and this was the first with electricity! It has a sink with running water. It has a cute little couch under the loft bed that was enough space for two people to relax comfortably. It even has AC that worked, which was incredible as it was over 90 degrees out and the tutor would have been really hot otherwise. It was a great reprieve after camping in a storm for a few days prior. It is located on a really pretty vineyard as well although the winery is only open 10-4:00pm so we didn't make it in time. I thought the surrounding area was somewhat random, there are trails but not sure if they have mountain views as I arrived later in the evening so didn't have a chance to really check them out, and they are maybe a 20 min drive away. Two other small groups were camping too in a more public kind of way but the tutor is isolated and has a private little deck. For me it was a little bit overpriced for an area without direct access to the wonders of nature but understandably we were paying for electricity and that much needed luxury of AC! I would come back again.
Sandra A.recommends
July 3, 2024
Camp Site (Tent) @ Dharma Bums
Hidden Gem
A great place to stay, close to Albany but with a middle of nowhere feel! Highly recommend if you are looking for quiet and well maintained site with water and electricity.
James F.
June 25, 2024
Camp Site (Tent) @ Dharma Bums
I stayed for x1 night with a tent as planned during my travels in passing through on my way to VT. The site was adequate for a tent camping site with noticeable road noise. The running water, shower, and toilet were standard for an outdoor arrangement. No yoga classes were scheduled during my time but I did enjoy seeing the created Shala. Very cool! Overall I would say that it is a standard site that served me for my time as I ventured on. - Thank you Val for the opportunity!
Alana C.recommends
June 20, 2024
TenyTinyTudor@ Dharma Bums Eco Camp
Great stay
We loved Val’s place. Everything we expected and more. Would definitely go back.
Chris J.recommends
June 6, 2024
TenyTinyTudor@ Dharma Bums Eco Camp
Good Karma at Dharma
Dharma Bums Eco Farm has a relaxed, laid back vibe to it. Many tent camping sites to enjoy, large fire pit, hammocks strung up on an old geodesic jungle gym, and facilities: composting toilet and shower area. The TenyTinyTudor will accommodate one person comfortably, or one person & a pet. It’s a bit of a tight squeeze for two people. If in doubt, reach out & contact Val with your questions. Though we did not stay the night-due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control-Val worked with us on refunding our payment.
Darren S.recommends
June 2, 2024
Camp Site (RV) @ Dharma Bums
Tent area was nice with picnic tables provided. Close to the rail trail. Toilet and shower area could use a little more maintenance.
Castleton On Hudson, Rensselaer, New York, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Mohican, Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee), and Schaghticoke First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

Hosted by Val F.

Joined in October 2019
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