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Sanctuary in the woods tent camp

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· Newfield, Tompkins, New York
10 acres hosted by Pamela R.
1 lodging site · 2 tent sites
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After traveling and living around the world, raising my kids... you can return home. I craved the seasons and the woods and some quiet peaceful land. I feel in love with this property as it had the perfect spot in the middle of the ten acres for a primitive camp, not to far from the house and driveway so very easy assess. A short walk up a trail. It is private and has lots of wildlife, the deers cross every morning and evening. We added another tent camp lower down on land near creek. It is a short 10 miles to Ithaca for provisions and other types of activities, or just stay and play on the land, fish, swim, hike, swing, rest, read, write, meditate, dream. come in peace or come to rediscover your peace. I look forward to meeting you Learn more about this land: We have 10 forested hilly acres 12 miles from Ithaca. We’ve built a camp with a covered dry lean-to with a double bed platform inside to put your sleeping bags or to put supplies off the ground and dry. Lots of room for tents. We have a primitive upper camp where you can also put tents for privacy. There’s a teepee with a wood base. The campfire has a grill, 2 homemade benches & an Adirondack chair. An orange hammock and also a picnic table. There’s a fun homemade swing & seesaw. We made many marked walking trails around our land to enjoy. There is access to well water. Dry cut Firewood is available for $7 a bundle in cash at the property or you can add extras with booking for $7.70 per bundle. Portable toilet outside, outdoor private shower. Come enjoy. It is very quiet. We are close to Treman, Buttermilk And Taughannock State Parks which all have swimming. Watkins Glen State Park and racetrack is half an hour away. Watkins Glen is breathtakingly magnificent. Also great cross country skiing, walking and hunting nearby at Connecticut Hill. There is downhill skiing at Greek Peak 45 minutes away if you are winter campers. We are 14 miles from Cornell University and 10 miles from Ithaca College. We are between two finger lakes, Cayuga and Seneca, there are 60 wineries and breweries around the lakes.Woman’s Rights National Museum in Seneca Falls, Corning Museum of Glass is fabulous. Ithaca has theatres, museums for art and lots to do for kids like a public pool on the lake.Or simply hang out and enjoy our ten private acres of forest. Check out Bobs workshop while you are here if you are interested. Theartistandbuilder.comOn Instagram and FB Robertroemischcreativearts. (Robert Roemisch)
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Julia T.recommends
July 1, 2024
A-Frame&Tent@SanctuaryInTheWoods
Charming and romantic A frame camp
This spot is sooo charming! Was perfect after visiting friends in Ithaca and then heading over to Watkins glen. The host was so kind and the camp was completely set up. We stayed in the A frame that came with a tent, brought our own sleeping mat blankets etc. Even had a grill and fire pit and was completely private but a perfect sized area. The hosts have wood you can buy and fire starters and coals for the grill. It was very romantic, at night there were soooo many fire flies. The outdoor shower was lovely, such a nice touch. Sooo hot too and felt great at night time. We took a walk around the property too and the other camp site seemed wonderful. Would definitely come back for a similar hiking trip, and again the hosts were so kind, helpful, and welcoming.
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Alexa R.recommends
May 18, 2024
A-Frame&Tent@SanctuaryInTheWoods
The “tabin” was thoughtfully designed and very comfortable to stay in. We made use of the fire pit and bbq for a delightful dinner and relaxing evening. Pamela has put a lot of effort into making this a desirable and charming place to rest.
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Gabriela R.recommends
April 8, 2024
Tent camping Sanctuary in the Woods
My group and I had a wonderful time at Pamela’s! The spot is quiet and private. We honestly don’t have any complaints. It’s about a 30 min drive from Watkins Glen and 15 min from Ithaca— tons of amazing hikes! We will definitely be back :)
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Youjin H.
November 14, 2023
Tent camping Sanctuary in the Woods
a beautiful sanctuary!
The camp site was unbelievably beautiful. We enjoyed the quiet and secluded nights surrounded by the golden-brown trees. The firepit, lean-to, table and chairs made our camping experience easier. Here is something I would like to share with the future visitor for their information. 1. You will park your car in the parking lot, not the campsite. You need to bring all your gear up to the campsite. It's about 3-4 mins walking distance and there is a noticeable incline. 2. There is no flush toilet. The description is confusing since it says "Toilet available: Flush toilet. There is a portable toilet by Bob’s workshop that you can use." It's a compost toilet, not flush. 2. There is no light in the toilet. I was holding the phone with my chin while I was doing my business. If you don't want to take a risk of dropping the phone, I'd like to recommend you bring a headlight. 3. There is one toilet and one shower. I didn't have a problem since it was almost the end of the season. It’s doubtful how it would be in peak season. You might compete for the toilet/shower with other campers. 4. The host told us that some of the campers pooped at the campsite. However, there is a coated instruction "how to poop at the campsite" in Lean-to. There is even a shovel which is for digging and covering the ground after your business. You'd better confirm with the host before doing so in the wild way.
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Lucas W.recommends
October 12, 2023
Tent camping Sanctuary in the Woods
A refreshing sanctuary for the soul
Always a great time at Pamela's forest sanctuary! It's great to see the recent upgrades of a propane-heated outdoor shower and portable bathroom as well. Truly a gem of a setup with plenty of wild space to explore, privacy, and tender care of the area. Thank you, Pamela!
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Abigail R.recommends
October 7, 2023
Tent camping Sanctuary in the Woods
It was a beautiful night at the tent campsite, despite the rain. Very enjoyable stay.
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Newfield , Tompkins, New York, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Odǫhwęja:deˀ (Cayuga) and Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee) 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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