Hipcamp host Cecelia M.,
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Nestled among the rolling hills that are the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, our organic dairy farm is the backdrop for this camping experience. Tell us what is your 'hearts desire" and we will accommodate you as best as we can on our 800 acres which encompasses hundreds of acres of woodland, pasture and crop land, creeks and a 80 acre navigable swamp (seasonally).

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Nestled among the rolling hills that are the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, our organic dairy farm is the backdrop for this camping experience. Tell us what is your 'hearts desire" and we will accommodate you as best as we can on our 800 acres which encompasses hundreds of acres of woodland, pasture and crop land, creeks and a 80 acre navigable swamp (seasonally). Wildlife abounds with deer, coyotes, turkey, fox, geese, ducks, small mammals and an occasional eagle. Hike, bicycle, kayak or just chill in the beautiful surroundings. We are also two miles from the finger lakes trail. Currently available for tenting only

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Cecelia a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

You can bike for miles and miles of countryside roads and stay in the valley and avoid the hills. A ten mile trip takes you to...Read more

Fishing

We have river frontage where you can fish with an appropriate license. Please let us know ahead if you are interested in fishing.

Hiking

Hike our forest or pastures and creeksides, or travel down the road to the Taylor Valley State forest and travel the Finger Lak...Read more

Paddling

We have river frontage where you can kayak or canoe with your own equipment. Let us know ahead of time and we can arrange pickup.

Snow sports

Close to downhill ski slopes and on a snowmobile trail.

Swimming

We have a seasonal (occassionally dries up in extreme drought) small swimming hole in our creek.

Wildlife watching

White tailed deer are plentiful but we also have our share of turkey, coyotes, geese, ducks, songbirds and numerous small mammals.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Heart's Desire in New York.

River, stream, or creek

Several small creeks, a navigable river and swamp.

Forest
Swimming hole
Farm

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Hipcamper Gretchen
Gretchen R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 4th, 2021

Just as beautiful and amazing as our last visit in the summer! Will definitely consider this one of our go to camping spots. Very grateful that Cecelia has offered to share this space.

Hipcamper Ewa
Ewa G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 22nd, 2021

Wonderful place! Cecelia was a great host always checking in making sure we've got everything we need. Great place to relax and reconnect with nature. If you're looking for a quiet, idyllic place to camp, this is it. Cecelia picked a secluded site for us as we requested. Plenty of hiking and picturesque roads to take a relaxing drive. Plenty of organic farmer's markets in the area where you can try the local produce.

Hipcamper Gretchen
Gretchen R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 25th, 2021

This is a really special place! I’m always so touched people will invite strangers to enjoy the beautiful spaces they have. I’ve camped in many places around the country and this spot is one of my favorites. Stunning views of a rural landscape like out of a story book. It’s very secluded and private but also the faint mooing of the cows was great company. It was so much fun to watch our dog run his little heart out around their open field, and explore the hillside. I’m still in awe of how peaceful and beautiful it was.

Hipcamper Graham

Tranquil weekend!

Graham M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2021

We had a wonderfully peaceful weekend enjoying the surrounding vista and meandering through the rolling farmlands. If you're looking for some calm and to be truly be alone - this is the place for you! Cecelia promptly led us to a wonderful site and even provided firewood.

Hipcamper Alyssa

Can

Alyssa P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 5th, 2021

Our campsite was absolutely perfect! We had booked a weekend at a different HipCamp and unfortunately it was flooded out. We already had our cars packed up and ready to camp so we contacted Cecelia. She had the perfect spot ready for us at short notice that was wooded, secluded and a perfect amount of space for the 5 of us. We've already talked about going back in the fall and exploring another area on the property.

Hipcamper Lauren

Best place in upstate

Lauren B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 14th, 2021

Truly a wonderful place to spend a weekend! Cecelia stayed up late for us when we hit major traffic on our way in. The hill side where we stayed was breathtaking and really quiet. We swam in the creek n her property with the dogs and met some amazing fellow campers! Had the best long weekend!

Hipcamper Alicia

Gorgeous views and wide open spaces

Alicia M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 31st, 2021

One of the best camping experiences we’ve had by far!! We chose the mountain scenic view and had a beautiful, open field for our pups to run! Even saw a bald eagle! At night we could hear owls and coyotes too! Such a wonderful piece of property and Cecelia was a gracious host! We would love to make the drive back someday for sure!

Beautiful sunset!Morning views from the tent. Heart's Desire
Hipcamper Aly

Spectacular views!

Aly G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2021

This place was GORGEOUS! Everything we wanted! Cecilia was friendly and helpful. For our first stay we stayed on the top of a mountain with views of the valley and surrounding area that was simply breathtaking! We had to leave for a few days but we came back to hearts desire and stayed at a new site that Cecilia recommended. This site was nestled back behind a pond in a little wooded area that was quiet with the sounds of frogs as you go to sleep! A fire ring and firewood was provided and when we needed more it was brought to us! Highly recommend, you will not be disappointed!

Hipcamper Brian

Great spot

Brian A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 25th, 2021

Cecilia was a great host. Wonderful spot. Would recommend

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Awards

Best in 2021 New York
Finalist
Best of 2018 New York
7th place
Property
Heart's Desire
State
New York
Country
United States
$50/night
3 Sites

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