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

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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 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 a small dog who is 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 main 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 camping and the natural beauty of this area outweigh the small downsides of this location.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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

Forest
Field
River, stream, or...
Suburban
Swimming hole

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Hipcamper Joel
Joel A.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2022

This place is a gem. Multiple camping spots to choose from. Great location, close to Ithaca, but still out there enough to get a great view of the stars. We tend to not visit the same place twice, but if we are ever in this area again I would not hesitate to book here again.

Cascadilla Meadow Camping
Hipcamper Ashleigh

Great camp spot

Ashleigh F.
recommends this listing.
October 24th, 2022

Great location just 10 minutes outside of downtown Ithaca. Great open space, level, scenic, the owner provides fire wood, drinking water, and a camp toilet. All very thoughtful and convenient. Would absolutely stay again.

Hipcamper Lindsey
Lindsey P.
recommends this listing.
October 16th, 2022

This site was awesome!! Really close to the local nature preserve, not too much noise around. Beautiful spot to see the stars too. I highly recommend this spot!

Hipcamper Jasmine

Camping in the woods but not far!

Jasmine P.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2022

It was secluded, quiet, and wonderful. We loved staying there! The provided wood and table was much appreciated and we loved exploring the creek nearby!

Hipcamper Maria

Peaceful

Maria D.
recommends this listing.
October 8th, 2022

Beautiful and peaceful meadow. About ten minutes from town and so many beautiful areas to explore. I’d stay there again in a heartbeat.

Hipcamper Amy
Amy M.
recommends this listing.
October 7th, 2022

Nice facilités and level ground for camping.

Hipcamper Daniel

Wildflowers and swimming hole

Daniel W.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2022

Beautiful field of wild flowers with trails leading back to a stream and little swimming spot. Janelle was more than accommodating with fire wood and water. Location is very close to downtown Ithaca as well as the nearby hikes and gorges. Perfect spot to camp out, would and will stay again.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah M.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2022

Cascadilla Meadow campsite was just perfect for me. Well kept, mowed, convenient access to road, a beautiful trail, and a perfect camping toilet. Janelle was more than helpful and provided firewood, 4 gallons water, and a picnic table. Would definitely visit again.

Hipcamper Thomas

Excellent hipcamp site

Thomas M.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2022

Excellent Hipcamp site. Large, open, flat grassy campsite with some nice perks including a good supply of split firewood, kindling and water to put the fire out when done. Also, a table and plenty of chairs. It’s a little outside of town, but not too far, so it was quiet and private. We come to Ithaca pretty often and we’ll definitely stay here again. This was our 4th Hipcamp site and, the second in Ithaca, and it was the best so far.

Property
Cascadilla Meadow
State
New York
Country
United States
$40/night
1 Site

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