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Red House Ranch Camp

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· Van Etten, New York
200 acres
2 sites
1 RV/Tent
1 RV
This is one of only two camp site on a 200-acre parcel of secluded, rural farm land. We are a working pasture based farm where you can see how grass fed beef, pasture-raised pork, chicken, and eggs are produced. There's nothing quite like fresh eggs and bacon after waking up to the sunrise over a fog-filled valley. When you arrive we will provide a complimentary carton of pastured raised eggs and you are welcome to visit our web site to order meats for your stay and/or to take with you upon your departure. Shop our on-line store at Red House Ranch . Net for a wide variety of grass fed beef, pasture raisedpork, pork sausages - and chicken cuts. Many of our items are well suited for campfire cooking. Keep in mind that all our products are frozen so be sure to plan for time to thaw. If you're not sure what that involves - we're here to help. We are a working farm but, much of our property is not grazed or farmed. You are welcome to explore the entire area while also getting a glimpse of sustainable, pasture-based, farming methods. Learn more about us and the history of the farm at our website. As you roam the hills and forests you'll eventually bump into some of our animals. Please do not enter the animal enclosures or touch any of the electrified fence lines. If you really want to pet a piggie or hold a chicken - just reach out to Ike or Dave and we will gladly arrange this for you. Red House Ranch is the perfect spot for wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers. During your stay you may encounter eagles, blue herons, coyotes, turtles, wild turkeys, foxes, the endangered bobolink, deer, and great horned owls. It's not uncommon to hear the coyotes howling at night. In addition to hiking trails with incredible views, there are four ponds on the property. One is very large and suitable for swimming and paddling. The other three are smaller and are now primarily wildlife habitat. Ponds are easily accessible with mown paths and one pond has a dock that can be used for fishing or just relaxing by the water. If you're feeling adventurous, there is also a more strenuous hike down into the creek bed where you can find miniature versions of the gorges and waterfalls that our region is known for. We are happy to provide maps and guidance or leave you to your own devices. When skies are clear our area has very little light pollution and excellent star visibility. It's a great place to view the night sky during a meteor shower. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we enjoy living in this beautiful Southern Tier/Finger Lakes area.
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Van Etten, 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 Ike M.Joined in June 2018
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119 ratings · 98 reviews
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Heidi T.recommends
October 9, 2022
Scenic camping site
Camping With a View
We had a lovely weekend of camping at Red House Ranch. The leaves were just about at peak fall colors, so the view was phenomenal. The site was very clean and well maintained. The fire ring, picnic table, and outhouse were great. Our kids had fun exploring the property a little bit and seeing some of the animals. We would highly recommend this site and we hope to come back again soon!
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Gloria J.recommends
September 25, 2022
Scenic RV site
Beautiful location, generous hosts!
My husband, 10-month-old, and I stayed here for a few days and it was the best Hipcamp experience we’ve had to date. The site was gorgeous and secluded. We heard birds, frogs, and crickets all day. We also stayed on the site next to the chicken coop and my daughter loved that. She thought the chickens were hilarious. During our time there we sat by the lake and explored Ike and Dave’s acres for hours. There was a lot to see. I also can’t say enough about Ike and Dave. Ike met us when we arrived and gave us complimentary eggs, which were delicious. He also helped us start our fire after it had rained. While there my RV got stuck in the mud and Ike and Dave helped us pull it out without any hesitation and they didn’t make me feel bad about it. It was such a privilege to stay at their site. Book this location! You won’t regret it.
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John S.recommends
September 11, 2022
Scenic camping site
Camping on the Farm!
It was great camping at Red House Ranch. It was an excellent camp site with a tremendous view! Ike and Dave were very friendly and accommodating. We were greeted with a welcome packet and a dozen fresh eggs! We purchased beef from the online store ahead of time and it was excellent! We walked around and saw what life was like on the farm as well. We will definitely purchase from them in the future to do what we can to support small business farmers. These guys are really great!
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Joanna W.recommends
September 4, 2022
Scenic RV site
This was our 2nd vist and we absolutely love the beauty of this place!
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Lorysha W.recommends
August 31, 2022
Scenic camping site
All time favorite <3
Best private campsite I have been to yet. Hosts were great and the land was beautiful! There is a 1 acre pond a small walk away. Views from the campsite are absolutely gorgeous. Outhouse on site with extra bags and sawdust. Fresh meat and eggs available to order on site. Sits is easy to get in and out off. 30-40 mins from Ithaca, Watkins Glen, Taughannock Falls.
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Jessica B.recommends
August 29, 2022
Scenic camping site
Gorgeous setting! Solitude and peace. And the pond is great for swimming!
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Frank D.recommends
August 27, 2022
Scenic camping site
Paradise! Staying on Ikes Ranch has become a yearly pilgrimage for my wife and I. The tranquility of the Ranch along with Ike and his families hospitality make it a truly unique camping experience! Already picking our date for next year! Perfect place to clear your mind!
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Paula S.recommends
August 4, 2022
Scenic camping site
can't say enough!
I don't want to tell you about this because I'd like to keep it our well kept secret but Ike and Dave deserve a fabulous review. They have thought of so many details to make our camping experience extra special. The property is gorgeous and provides spectacular views and plenty of room to hike and wander. The bonus is the organic meats you can purchase from their farm as well as a generous gift of farm fresh eggs. Thank you for a serene stay! Paula & Paul
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Kristen H.recommends
August 1, 2022
Scenic RV site
Our family loved this camping spot! Ike the host was super helpful and communicative. The camping area for Site 1 was easy to get to and had good access for our overland trailer and 4Runner. The camping pad was flat and there was a water fill up nearby. We had a big fire pit with lots of firewood provided. The campsite was near the farm’s pasture raised chickens, which was fun and interesting to see. There was also a pond nearby that our son swam in. We ordered some eggs and pasture raised meat from the farm for our dinner and breakfast. I highly recommend this camping spot!
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David M.recommends
July 17, 2022
Scenic RV site
Fantastic campsite
I can’t say enough about Ike’s property. It was the perfect distance to Seneca Lake. It was beautiful. Very clean and picturesque. My family is definitely looking forward to coming back here in the near future.
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Angela K.recommends
July 17, 2022
Scenic camping site
Open fields & vistas
Wonderful family, wonderful land and beautiful views. Everything about our stay was perfect! We purchased pasture-raised meat to cook on the fire and we also took a big box home.
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Kim B.recommends
July 16, 2022
Scenic RV site
Extended Stay
Our little family had a wonderful stay at Red House Ranch. This was our first time using our class C RV and it was the perfect spot to try it out with great views, a clean pond, a nice surrounding area and generous hosts. We would definitely recommend this camping spot to others and would book again! Red House Ranch with definitely hold a special place in our family’s hearts. Thanks Ike, Dave and family.
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Wendy W.recommends
July 13, 2022
Scenic camping site
Camping with kids
An amazing place to stay for the week as our home base to explore the area. Hopefully more flat spots for tents in the future, but we loved the open air loo and fire pit the most! Watching the cows mosey and snakes slither was exciting for the kids. Wonderful eggs, burgers, and sausage. Thank you for making this available. We thoroughly hope to make it out from Colorado again in the future.
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Katie M.recommends
July 4, 2022
Scenic camping site
The perfect weekend away
We were so excited to stay at Red House Ranch again after falling in love with the property in June 2020. My partner and I value RHR so much that he proposed to me while on a hike here last weekend! Ike and Dave once again made us feel right at home with a dozen fresh eggs upon arrival. This is by far the most well-thought-out and convenient HipCamp property we have stayed at. We hope to continue returning back to RHR each year!
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Kristen V.recommends
June 20, 2022
Scenic camping site
A Magical Camping Experience
WOW! What a spot to camp!! Simply gorgeous views!! Ike had great communication with us leading up to our trip and even gave us a dozen of fresh eggs that were the cherry on top of a nice trip! The spot itself is breath taking - you have the whole place to yourself and 360degree scenic views. We wish we had more time to explore the property! During our stay we say Ike a couple of times working but he respected our privacy and let us do our thing which was cool. Highly recommend for a magical experience!
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Jenna A.recommends
June 12, 2022
Scenic camping site
We absolutely loved it here! A beautiful place to camp. It was awesome to have to cows come right up to our site basically! Also a lot more private than we expected. The host was great, so nice and accommodating! We'll be back for sure!
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Margarita M.recommends
June 2, 2022
Scenic camping site
Beautiful place!
It was the second time we stayed here and we are so happy we did. The surroundings are very beautiful. The campsite is very private, you can't see other campers and you can't hear the cars on the road. The hosts provided everything we needed and we can't wait to come back here.
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Marianne R.recommends
May 30, 2022
Scenic RV site
Amazing views, private, peaceful
We just spent the weekend at Red House Ranch rv site and it was simply amazing! Ike and Dave were incredible hosts. The campsite is very private, peaceful and absolutely gorgeous! The spectacular pond and mountain views, along with the frog song and coyotes howling at night were breathtaking. We enjoyed the fresh eggs that were given to us upon arrival as well as the grass-fed beef that we ordered. Delicious! If you love nature and boondocking, do yourself a favor and book this campsite, you will not be disappointed!
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Shari D.recommends
May 23, 2022
Scenic camping site
We loved staying at Ike and Dave’s! We were lucky enough to stay during a lunar eclipse and the view of the moon and stars was unforgettable! Most early mornings there is a magical mist covering surrounding valley. We had an amazing time! Hosts were thoughtful and easy to communicate with.
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Mikaele B.recommends
May 21, 2022
Scenic RV site
Mon conjoint, notre chien et moi avons adoré l’endroit! Nous recommendons fortement 👌🏼
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Kerri S.recommends
May 17, 2022
Scenic RV site
Heavenly view
Staying at Red House Ranch was really special. Ike and Dave have created a lovely and secluded spot for RV campers to boondock on their property - which overlooks a pond, the mountains and is very dark at night for star gazing. The outhouse is new and well maintained and firewood is provided for an extra fee if you are interested. Ike met us and gave us a dozen eggs from their ranch - yumm!! He was a great host. While only there for one night we watched the stars emerge to frog song and saw the Luna eclipse (wow!). The morning provided a gorgeous fog across the pond and lots of bird song. We will certainly come back when in the area. Be sure to check out Red House Ranch pasture raised meats and eggs - these hosts are providing healthy meat options for sale that you will want to try for yourself.
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Quinn M.recommends
April 29, 2022
Scenic camping site
Beautiful view and so much land to explore! Absolutely loved playing with the pigs and chickens, and met some sweet cats :) I highly recommend buying their products if you eat meat, the steak was delicious and looking forward to eating the pork we took home! You get a complementary dozen of eggs with you stay which made perfect for breakfast in the morning. Perfect little spot, would love to return with warmer weather! Thanks so much Ike!!!
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Jocelyn P.recommends
April 21, 2022
Scenic RV site
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Jocelyn P.recommends
April 21, 2022
Scenic RV site
Private, nice hosts, good views
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Jon B.recommends
October 17, 2021
Scenic camping site
Great autumn camping
Ike and Dave's farm is beautiful and absolutely perfect for some car camping. Our group stayed in mid-October and the view of the changing leaves from our campsite was exactly what we were looking for. The hosts greeted us warmly and guided us to our spot and after that they were very hands-off, which was great. Our site was very nice and secluded, perfectly peaceful. We also sampled a selection of meats and eggs from their farm - all delicious grilled on our campfire. Well worth the price and we'll be coming back for sure.
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Christina B.recommends
October 5, 2021
Scenic RV site
Beautiful scenery
Wow! What a spectacular place. The view was just amazing. So quiet and peaceful. We travel with our four dogs and they had plenty of space to run and play. What a wonderful spot! And super friendly! We highly recommend you check it out! Thanks guys!!
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Francesca G.recommends
September 26, 2021
Scenic camping site
Stunning ! Clean ! Highly Recommend
Red house ranch camp is picturesque . It’s absolutely stunning both morning and night . The morning fog can only be matched by the evening sunset over the mountains . The stars are crystal clear ! The campsite is perfect and clean . Has all the essentials plus we were given free eggs from the chickens on the farm . The farm has some trails that go through the hills and is beautiful for a morning walk. All major trails are within a 15-20 min drive as well. Everyone I send pictures to does not believe this place but it is very real . You can find such peace but also take a short drive into town and have access to all your needs. Would recommend and will be going back !
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David M.recommends
September 20, 2021
Scenic camping site
Worth every second.
Fantastic host, phenomenal view, and just the right amount of seclusion without being so barebones (water and clean toilet). There’s a giant tree for shade, well maintained campfire, picnic table, and a bunch of chickens you can watch from a distance. Really hard to find any negatives about this site and it’s actually our second time visiting. It does get windy at times though so stake down tents or canopies properly. We used the logs for extra weight just in case but it’s really not a problem or inconvenience with some preparation. Do order meats online, the hot dogs were amazing for a late night snack. Good memories made here, you won’t be disappointed!
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Heather C.recommends
September 12, 2021
Scenic camping site
Beautiful View!
Our family had such a pleasant stay here. The views, especially at sunrise, were breathtaking. The site was clean and well maintained. Our two children (5 and 6) and our golden retriever had a blast running around for hours. Our family explored Wakins Glen State Park in the morning and the kids spent the afternoon swimming in the pond. The kids were thrilled there were blow-up kayaks available to paddle around the pond. I would definitely stay here again.
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Laura R.recommends
September 9, 2021
Scenic camping site
Amazing
Best camp site I’ve been to. Beyond beautiful. Private and peaceful. I wanted to build my own little cottage on top of that hill and live there! They also gave us hot dogs and a dozen eggs made right on their farm. The best we’ve ever had. This location is also near the finger lakes (Seneca lake in Watkins Glen) and we veered able to visit there too. This is the camp site you’re looking for!
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