Hipcamp host Janelle M.,
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Explore nine private acres of trailed woods and meadow in the heart of Ellis Hollow, just outside of Ithaca, NY. Our property adjoins the public lands of the Ellis Hollow Community Center and is across the street from the popular hiking trails of the Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve. Enjoy the natural beauty, relax by the fire, walk to scenic views of Cascadilla Creek, or, if yo


Explore nine private acres of trailed woods and meadow in the heart of Ellis Hollow, just outside of Ithaca, NY. Our property adjoins the public lands of the Ellis Hollow Community Center and is across the street from the popular hiking trails of the Ellis Hollow Nature Preserve. Enjoy the natural beauty, relax by the fire, walk to scenic views of Cascadilla Creek, or, if you’re feeling brave, take a dip where the creek bends into a small pond.

This site is good for tent camping, campers or for large self driven RVs or pull behind RV trailers, with plenty of room for parking and turnaround. Extra tents may be erected. There are are no electric or plumbing utilities onsite. There is one composting toilet, but no shower facilities.  Generators may be used.

The sight has a campfire ring, free firewood and a table with 4 chairs. The owners will not disturb you at your camping site but may use the south end of the lot near the pond. We are a dog-friendly location. Off-leash is okay, as long as your dog responds reliably to recall commands and is friendly with children and small dogs. The owners have two small dogs who are occasionally off-leash.

Looking to explore off-site? Ithaca: Cascadilla Meadow is located just 5 minutes from Cornell University and 10 minutes from all downtown Ithaca has to offer. Ithaca is well known for its many incredible restaurants, Farmers Market, local stores and art, theatre, wineries and breweries and of course, live music.

Finger Lakes: In just 10-20 minutes from this location, you will find an abundance of waterfalls including Ithaca Falls, Buttermilk Falls and Taughannock Falls. Cayuga Lake is great for Sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding. Lake swimming is available at Myers Park in Lansing or Taughannock State Park outside of Trumansburg. Jump off a diving board into the pool at the bottom of Lower Treman Falls or hike upper Treman to Lucifer Falls, possibly the most beautiful short hike you’ll ever find. The area has hundreds of incredible hiking trails to choose from. Plus, Seneca Lake and the Finger Lakes Wine Trail are just a bit farther west!

Biking: The roads of the Ellis Hollow area are popular with cyclists, while nearby Yellow Barn Forest, Hammond Hill and Shindagin Hollow are popular spots for mountain biking. 

Full disclosure: Cascadilla Meadow’s RV parking is close to a moderately used local road. Tall power lines cut across this lot. We are also located the equivalent of a city block from a natural gas transfer station. We feel the benefits of solitary parking and the natural beauty of this area outweigh the small downsides of this location.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 45.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Janelle a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Cascadilla Meadow Camping in New York.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Stephen

Quiet, private, and helpful.

Stephen M.
recommends this listing.
October 28th, 2021

Hosts was very helpful and accommodating, and communication was very easy. Wide, clean space, but close enough to the road to have no trouble in or out. Other houses around but no one bothered us.
If it rains (as it does likes to do around Ithaca) bring your tarps, and boots.

We'd definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Kelly

Peaceful retreat

Kelly F.
recommends this listing.
October 24th, 2021

Cascadilla Meadow was like going on a mini meditation retreat with my husband for our anniversary. The host, Janelle, was friendly and attentive during our stay! We would love to return next summer.

Hipcamper lindsey
Lindsey Y.
recommends this listing.
October 20th, 2021

Awesome place and great hosting! We book it last min and Janelle was so helpful get everything setup before we arrived. She even help us started the campfire, our kids love their fist campfire. Definitely recommend and will visit back. Thank you for the great hospitality!

Hipcamper Gerald

Delighful place off the beaten path

Gerald G.
recommends this listing.
October 12th, 2021

The site was perfect for our purposes. Private, easily accessible, and nicely appointed. Potable water and firewood were provided as were camping chairs, a table, and dining chairs. Walking trails on site and hiking trails across the road made for good move-about options without having to drive to trail heads elsewhere. Janelle (our host) was accessible and responsive via text. The grassy meadow was level, making our camper set up super easy. The fire-ring was delightful - as I can also say for our entire experience at Cascadilla Meadow. It was so nice that we decided to stay an additional day.

Our cozy set-up with our puppy who had an awesome first camping experience
Hipcamper Kallie
Kallie J.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

Really nice, diverse area. Great area for mycologists/ mushroom enthusiast.

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Hipcamper Carolina

Rained, but not rained out - a

Carolina C.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2021

Cascadilla Meadow has it all: a small mysterious woods, a chattering creek, various paths through wildflowers growing over your head leading to a large duck pond and, of course, the meadow where you can set up camp and sit around a campfire. If this is not enough, Ellis Hollow Nature Reserve is directly across the street with its forest trails. And the city of Ithaca is nearby. Host Janelle is the best: helpful, friendly and generous. Worthwhile just to meet her.

Should I enter the woods?my dog views pond
the pond my dog decid
Hipcamper Chelsea

Lovely and comfortable!

Chelsea S.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2021

What a lovely spot! The fire pit is great and Janelle went above any beyond as a host. Thank you for providing a great home base for the weekend.

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Hipcamper Ben
Ben A.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2021

Amazing stay. Beautiful. Secluded. Near town. Enjoyable

Hipcamper Danielle G.
recommends this listing.
November 1st, 2021
Cascadilla Meadow
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United States
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