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· Angelica, Allegany, New York
10 acres hosted by Jennifer S.
3 lodging sites
Jennifer is a Star Host
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Welcome to Stergelandia-the place you want when you need it most. We take the work out of camping for you! Come experience open fields, dark skies and forest deep in Amish country. We've all had difficulties in our lives that required us to regroup and reset. With this in mind, we designed and created the glass sanctuary for our guests, an on-site store for gifts to take with you, walking paths for you to immerse yourself in the woods and quiet, contemplative spaces for you to sit and reflect. Love nature but don't want to immerse yourself in the fields and woods? Enjoy stargazing and sunbathing on our elevated viewing platform and field-level cabana deck! Love wildlife? Stergelandia is teeming with life. We are home to white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, chipmunks and our beloved frogs! At night, hear the chirping of the peeper tree frogs and the howl of the coyotes. Enjoy a more manicured setting than the woods and fields? You'll enjoy our small, restored apple orchard surrounding the meditation garden. Coming with friends? From the gathering circle featuring wood benches for your group to sit and talk, to the decks and benches thoughtfully laid out throughout the property, there is plenty of space for you to enjoy the quiet serenity of an overnight in the countryside. Our meditation space, the Glass Chapel and garden, is perfect for intimate ceremonies and gatherings, and our field viewing platform and deck is an excellent place for people to gather under the sun and stars. On weekends we offer pastries and a variety of hot beverage items for guests in a communal setting from the first weekend in June through the second weekend in October. Stergelandia is perfect for stargazing! A remote setting, you’re close enough to amenities to feel at home but deep enough in the woods to get away from it all. We’ve seen deer, foxes, turkeys, hawks, chipmunks and bear on the property-a wildlife lovers paradise! We are 9 minutes from the Genesee River access point where fishing and paddling is plentiful. Want to unplug? Our guests with T-Mobile, AT&T and Cricket have had reliable cell service and we can help with tips to store your cell phone during your stay. Our guests with Verizon report they are offline, leaving you free to use your phone for photos without the interruptions or temptations of outside life. We are close by in our cottage on most weekends if any questions arise and can be reached by cell phone during the week. We offer cozy Mexican blankets, Icelandic Wool blankets, Icelandic Chocolates and other items and souvenirs for purchase on most Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings. All glamping guests registered through Hipcamp are given complimentary access to scheduled activities in September-October including our amazing 4th annual women's retreat, Chicks in the Sticks, from September 14-15, 2024. We hope you'll join us every year as we continue to our habitat restoration and creation journey at Stergelandia. We can't wait to meet you. Need some ideas for when to visit? Here are some key time periods:
 -We have flowering trees from late April-mid May 
-Buttercup season is late May-early July -Tadpole season is May-June 
-Baby deer sightings are mostly late May-early July and peak in June. 
-Firefly season is mid June-Mid July -Weekend pastries are complimentary for guests from the first weekend of June to the second weekend of October -Tiny toads by the thousands are found by the river in late july, early august -Frogs are most active June-August
 -Stargazing is year-round, but the best time is July-September -for nighttime weather 
 -The meteor shower is typically best seen in August -Lavender should be fresh, flush and available in July-August -Pollinators are very active July-September (later in the year is almost exclusively bumblebees) -Dragonfly season is early august -Black raspberries are at their peak in mid-late august -Milky Way season is august-end of September -Wildflowers are best in late August-early September -Salamanders are found under felled logs and rocks August-September -Large toads are found in the woods more frequently August-September -Chicks in the Sticks is the weekend after Labor Day. Just book that weekend and you're ticketed for the event. -Golden hour season is august-October and peaks in September -The best sunsets are mid September-mid October -Fall leaves are at their best the last week of September -Ground mushrooms flush in late September-October. Please note this is a photograph-only property: no foraging or displacement is permitted. -Fall fest is the holiday weekend in October (free pumpkins and apples!)
. This themed weekend's activities and snacks are complimentary for our guests. -Seasonal produce will be available the end of June-mid October
 -Apple season is September-October -We are closed for the season after the first weekend of November. We are also happy to announce we are now offering small commitment ceremonies and weddings on the premises for registered guests. Please message us for inquiries. Need to know what to bring? Weekend guests (Friday and Saturday arrivals) have sleeping bags provided and complimentary pastries offered Saturday and Sunday morning from June to October. If you have any questions please send us a message and we'll be happy to give you #stergelandiatips
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32 ratings · 18 reviews
Rachael L.recommends
April 18, 2024
Gumdrop Junction
Stergelandia was a wonderful place to stay. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the property and the a-frame immensely. The beautiful night sky and the experience of the solar eclipse here in this beautiful land was awesome. We loved the simplicity of everything and just taking a walk through the lands. We want to come back for sure and highly recommend it.
Toni P.recommends
September 11, 2023
Calm-fields, hills, sky!
Not just camping, but an adventure!
My stay at Stergelandia was fantastic. Jennifer made my stay so comfortable. I was greeted with snacks by the campfire. She gave a tour of the campsite and land. The views of the land are simply breathtaking, wether you want to take in a sunset, or a sunrise, you won't be disappointed. There is a double deck, where you can capture beautiful photos on the top deck, or relax, read, catch a nap, or soak in the silence of nature on the lower deck. Jennifer hosts farm to table dinner and breakfast using local ingredients and herbs from her beautiful herb garden. The campsite is very eco friendly, pet friendly, and couples can even have their wedding here. I'm looking forward to my next visit.
Abhijit A.recommends
September 6, 2023
Casa Abuela
Camping near Letchworth State Park
I loved the location and hospitality of the host Jennifer. She had an evening planned and had made a locally sourced breakfast for all the renters. she was also accommodating and moved us to a bigger A structure the second day.
Julie A.recommends
September 3, 2023
The great outdoors!
I loved the land, the frog ponds, the herbs to pick, the tent options. Most of all the time the hostess spent to make sure our trip was phenomenal; and it was amazing. I would highly recommend the trip, the land and the amenities and of course, the hostess!
Sarah C.recommends
August 28, 2023
Gumdrop Junction
Sacred Space
I’ve been a short term rental host for a decade and am well travelled. I have to say, Jennifer- hands down - is the best host I have ever had the pleasure of staying with. She has done a superior job of creating a truly sacred space for her guests. We felt honored to be able to experience her well thought out A-frame, star gazing deck, wooded paths, frog pond, locally sourced and freshly prepared breakfast at her cafe. She has poured so much intention and Love into her guests’ experience. I was literally brought to tears by her exceeding kindness. My partner and I have fallen in love with Jennifer’s Land and will absolutely return when able. You’ve got to stay here. It’s also only 20 or so minutes from Letchworth State Park- an absolute treasure… if you’re into waterfalls and breathtaking views. Stay with Jennifer. It’s a whole vibe.
Tim S.recommends
July 16, 2023
Gumdrop Junction
Our stay at gumdrop junction was great!! Jennifer was a great host and made the experiences very enjoyable!! I loved walking to our site at night and seeing all the different lights lit up and our A-frame was a great experience!! Thanks again for the wonderful experience Jennifer!!
Angelica, Allegany, New York, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Ho-de-no-sau-nee-ga (Haudenosaunee) and Onöndowa’ga:’ (Seneca) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Jennifer S.Joined in June 2021
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