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Sky Ridge Experience

94%
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· Battersea, Ontario
5 acres
1 site
1 Tent
We have been living on this property since February 2020. When we found it we immediately fell in love with the landscape- the stunning 25 foot high rocky escarpment that runs the length of the property, the beautiful hiking trail that meanders along the top of the cliff and down into the forest, the sounds of wildlife that surround us each day. Everywhere you look, you'll find an invitation to admire something. We hope you appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.  Learn more about this land: We are located on the Canadian Shield in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere, just outside the village of Battersea. Unique rock outcroppings run the length of this forested 4.5 acre property. Your campsite is nestled against a limestone cliff, just up the road from the beach and the boat launch. With walkable access to two lakes, Dog Lake and Loughborough Lake, you can enjoy swimming at the sandy beach, boating or fishing. In the winter, try cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or ice fishing. There are also a variety of hiking trails within walking distance! Relax in the comfort of your Adirondack chairs around the campfire as you take in the brilliant starry night sky where the Milky Way is visible to the naked eye. A milkcrate of hardwood from our property is included in the price of your stay-additional firewood can be purchased for a nominal fee. Pets are always welcome! Please respect the pet rules provided upon arrival and clean up after your furry friend. Didn’t bring along cooking supplies? Enjoy a meal at our local pub in the village of Battersea, the Creekside Restaurant. Left something behind? The well stocked Sunbury Family Store or Ormsbee’s Mercantile have you covered. With a variety of local, home-baked goods and even an LCBO outlet nearby, you need only drive 7 minutes down the road to get whatever you require. Historic Kingston, Canada‘s first capital, is only a 20-minute drive away. There you will find a variety of unique restaurants, museums, and historic sites to visit. We are backcountry campers who want to share our love of the outdoors with seasoned campers and rookies alike. We really look forward to your visit!  Come by, share a story, make a memory.
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Battersea, Ontario, CanadaTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Carl & Carolyn T.Joined in June 2021
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
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16 ratings · 16 reviews
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Jelle D.recommends
September 24, 2022
Sky Ridge Experience
Simply wonderful
Very friendly hosts who were more than happy to accommodate and make our stay worthwhile. The site, and town, are an absolute gem.
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Mc Culloch L.recommends
September 8, 2022
Sky Ridge Experience
What a wonderful site! Open but also private enough, close to the road but it was very quiet! Had a great time and would stay again!
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Annie P.recommends
September 6, 2022
Sky Ridge Experience
We're so grateful for Carl & Carolyn’s hospitality, they're truly amazing couple! We enjoyed our long weekend stay in their property, and the location is adorable. The beach is clean, nice and quiet. The first thing I always check when booking a campsite, is the people's reviews. Indeed, all the positive reviews I've read when I found this are absolutely true, (btw, it's my first booking at hipcamp and my very first to leave a review 😉). And everything that's written about the property... the rocky escarpment, the sounds of wildlife, yes everywhere I look, it's admirable, we appreciate the beauty of the surroundings. Not to mention the good chats we had with Carl & Carolyn, and all the freebies.. the fresh eggs from their own chickens, and veggies from their own yard, and that were all big bonuses, and we can't thank them enough! 😍 I definitely recommend this! 👍
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Amey R.recommends
August 19, 2022
Sky Ridge Experience
Clean. Gorgeous. Safe. Location. Location. Location. ☆☆☆☆☆
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Jonathan L.recommends
July 24, 2022
Sky Ridge Experience
Carolyn and Carl were very helpful and pleasant (they even managed to help us deal with the battery problem in our car). The camping spot is very secluded, quiet, well maintained and very nice with a platform, a firepit and a well located table. They even left us wood and fire starters which was very much appreciated. The area is beautiful, especially the beach at Gilmour Point. We really recommend this place and would be happy to come-back.
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Libby L.recommends
July 4, 2022
Sky Ridge Experience
Fun-Tastic Sky Ridge Experience
I was lucky enough to spend a long weekend at Carolyn and Carl’s place and cannot put into words how much we would all recommend this site. Carolyn and Carl were the kindest hosts and were very accommodating and were always easy to get ahold of. The site itself was also amazing. The location was great as you are out of the hustle of things but a short drive to the city. The site was bright, large, and very clean and well kept. There are a few trails in the area to walk and is only 1km away from a beach. They had fire wood available for purchase and we were even able to collect our own farm fresh eggs from their chickens. Overall, we had an amazing time and gave it a 10/10 experience. We look forward to going back!
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Joseph W.recommends
June 29, 2022
Sky Ridge Experience
I has a beautiful time camping with the geese the chickens, spotted a few deer and wildturkeys. The beach is great,but the host are awesome and willing to help in anyway they can ( platform great idea)
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Lucas K.recommends
October 11, 2021
Sky Ridge Experience
Picturesque spot under the stars
It was a joy to camp with Carl & Carolyn. We found the place easily, even in the dark, and woke up to lovely hospitality. The camping area is a soft patch of grass with a deck, picnic table and fire pit, tucked away amidst pine trees. Highly recommended and we will happily return on another trip.
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Kris B.recommends
September 21, 2021
Sky Ridge Experience
Comfortable space, excellent hosts
This is a convenient, well-kept camping spot a short drive away from Frontenac Park. Carl & Carolyn are incredibly sweet and welcoming, and went out of their way to ensure I had everything I needed to enjoy my stay. It's near a roadway, but the area shuts down at night and there wasn'tany noise. If you'd rather have a wilderness experience, there is even a hiking trail that runs through a beautiful swath of Canadian Shield bedrock and forest that dominates the property, making it the perfect place to bring a hammock. Wonderful spot, highly recommend.
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Gea S.recommends
September 7, 2021
Sky Ridge Experience
We loved our stay!
Carl and Carolyn were amazing hosts! We loved our stay at the Sky Ridge. There is a beach down the street within walking distance where you can go swimming, have a picnic and go fishing. There is another lake by an Inn and Marina within a 5 minute drive where you can go fishing or rent a boat. Additionally, there are a lot of hiking trails in the area to explore including the one on Carl and Carolyn's property. We would like to return to the Sky Ridge and recommend others to experience it.
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Praveen J.recommends
August 22, 2021
Sky Ridge Experience
Great experience! Relaxing getaway.
This was my first time camping and I had a great time! I know Carl personally - he's very friendly, helpful and has a lot of integrity. He took time out of his busy schedule to teach me the basics and help me get set up. The area was beautiful - with a lake to the left as you exit (if you want to go swimming.) Lots of soothing nature sounds and a nice star filled sky at night(with hammock to enjoy them on). It was a great experience that I would do again. 10/10, would highly reccomend!
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Erin T.recommends
August 20, 2021
Sky Ridge Experience
Comfort/convenience meets rustic.
Very personable hosts; nice clean site with enough amenities to feel comfortable without “glamping”. Short walk to either quaint town of Battersea or the beautiful Gilmour Point beach. Rocks, trees and nearby trails and rural farms are very scenic. Not “deep-woods” private, but no light polluting the Milky Way and lots of nature’s symphony!
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Zeek T.recommends
August 16, 2021
Sky Ridge Experience
We had a great time at Carolyn and Carl’s campsite! The area is quite private, very easy to find, and gets a great amount of sun and shade. And they are such great hosts and lovely people! It was a very comfortable and relaxing evening. There is a road just on the other side of the trees that line the site, so if you want to feel like you’re deep in the forest, this may not be the best option for you. I would say this is more between that, and the privacy you get when you go car camping. Overall though, we would happily stay again.
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Manoj S.recommends
August 16, 2021
Sky Ridge Experience
Great hosts, nice campsite!
Carl and Carolyn are just the loveliest couple and very gracious hosts. The campsite is right off the road and easy to access. The space was as advertised and we enjoyed our stay here. Carl showed us around and ensured we were comfortably settled in the campsite. The beach is just down the road with easy access. I would definitely recommend staying here and will be visiting myself again :)
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Brenda M.doesn't recommend
August 7, 2021
Sky Ridge Experience
Not So Private
Carl& Carolyn are very nice and attentive hosts. The campsite was a nice space however it is right next to a fairly busy road with fishermen going to the boat launch start early. If you are looking for seclusion this is not the spot as the site is pretty close to the hosts house.
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Maggie B.recommends
August 2, 2021
Sky Ridge Experience
We had a fantastic stay at Sky Ridge Experience ! Couldn’t have asked for nicer hosts than Carl and Carolyn . They went out of their way to make sure our stay was enjoyable. The site was amazing. It was the perfect set up! The platform was a bonus to pitch our tent . We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast they prepared and we even got to pick our own eggs from their coop. We were also able to swim at the nearby lake from their home and hike around their property. The site was so cozy ,meticulous & private and Carl and Carolyn went above and beyond . Our only regret was not staying longer! This place is a hidden gem and I’m beyond happy we chose to stay there and will return .
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