Hipcamp host Ambika C.,
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The Winnebago sleeps 4 with two full sized beds. Camping is also an option ($40 per tent/two people) if you want to bring a few more friends, but needs to be discussed with us first. There is a beautiful little, mossy, field across from the spring to pitch tents.

You can drive right up to the location, but we are on a rough dirt road, so 4wd is recommended. If you can

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The Winnebago sleeps 4 with two full sized beds. Camping is also an option ($40 per tent/two people) if you want to bring a few more friends, but needs to be discussed with us first. There is a beautiful little, mossy, field across from the spring to pitch tents.

You can drive right up to the location, but we are on a rough dirt road, so 4wd is recommended. If you cannot drive up, it is only a short distance (5min) to walk in.

Free Wifi (yup...most places up here are lucky to get data to your phone, let alone cable internet! (AT&T works great for cellphone coverage) Although we recommend unplugging :)

Electricity-lights included. There is a large fridge outside and a mini fridge inside.

There is an outdoor kitchen with stove, sink and hot, spring fed outdoor shower too!

There are 103 acres of woods and trails to roam with a beautiful stream (15 min hike)There is also a little spring fed pool (2 min walk) for quick summer cool off dips, if you don’t want to drive to the big rivers.

Summitville, NY is surrounded by forests and wetlands. Sam's Point reserve for insane hiking, views, and ice caves. The Bashakill is a beautiful place to kayak or stop at the winery. The Neversink river and Sandburg creek are nearby for swimming. 45mins to Kingston/Woodstock, 35mins to New Paltz, 35mins to Narrowsburg/Callicoon, 1.5 hrs to NYC.

There is a lovely train ride via NJTransit to Middletown or Otisville (20 min cab ride or bike ride?!?!) or the Shortline bus with different options (direct 1.5 hrs to Monticello, then 20min cab) or there is a longer bus that takes you to Wurtsboro and even Summitville (5mins away)

Wurtsboro is our main town and is small and quite quirky. There is a synagogue that was transformed into a crystal store, a new library, Danny’s Pub and restaurant, a Harley Davidson dealer and a great little Health Food store. Ellenville is 10 mins north of us with quite a few restaurants with farm to table offerings. Giovanni's does pizza Wednesday nights outside in the brick oven!

We are a homestead farm, so you can cuddle with chickens, puppies, kitties, mini pigs, rescued squirrels and of course, angora bunnies :)




Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Ambika a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 33%

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Biking

There are loads of trails for mountain biking on the property and rails to trails options all over.

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There are a few options nearby.

Paddling

The Bashakill wetlands is gorgeous and there is a lovely vineyard to have lunch and wine at!

Climbing

The gunks are a short drive away!

Swimming

LOTS of swimming holes all around!

Wildlife watching

The Bashakill wetlands is gorgeous and there is a lovely vineyard to have lunch and wine at!

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Natural features you'll find at Spring Cabin with Bunnies & Piggies in New York.

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There are ice caves at nearby Sam's point.

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Hipcamper Caitlin
Caitlin J.
recommends this listing.
September 22nd, 2020

Ambika, Carlos and Jesse are wonderful, friendly people! We enjoyed chatting with them and hearing their stories very much. What a perfect escape from city life. Doesn't get much better than a sunny fall day taking a shower outside, cooking on an awesome outdoor kitchen setup, then spending all night by the fire. Make sure to pack layers and bundle up at night as the early morning hours are quite brisk even with the space heater provided. Located not far from town, but still very private and secluded on 100 acres of land! It was also so great meeting the piggies (they have such funny personalities). Missing the clean fresh mountain air already and looking to return again soon!

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Hipcamper Sean

We had a great time

Sean N.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 6th, 2020

Ambika was a terrific host. My daughter absolutely loved staying there mingling was the chickens, pigs and rabbits.

Hipcamper Vera

Magical woodland respite

Vera H.
recommends this listing.
September 1st, 2020

Mama Mountain Farm is a unique, woodland respite from the fast paced world beyond. The camper is roomy enough to sleep 4, but you'll want to spend most of your time lazing about in the hammock, sitting at the out door picnic table and cooking in the large 'everything that's old is new again' exterior summer kitchen. I had trepidations about the outdoor curtain-less shower and the doorless out house, but both offered enough privacy to ease the nerves of the shyest in the group, if that doesn't do it for you, simply bring a tension rod, hang a curtain and shower at night. Jesse, our greeter, was a delight, she gave us some history of the farm, her's and the of the resident owner's back to the land, green lifestyle choices and introduced us to the animals. Ambika's thoughtful touches included headlamps, thick woolen blankets, books, fans and all the pots and pans you would ever need for plein air feasting! Wurtsboro's G-Mart (IGA) is only a short ride away, stock up before you arrive, so you can relax and kick back (salt, oil, butter, milk, coffee...not supplied, do pre-purchase firewood and a dozen farm eggs when booking Mama Mountain, for a deliciously fresh and tasty omelettes or fry!) The road in was a challenge, but all a part of the backwoods charm and adventure, nothing a 4-wheel drive can't handle. Once you arrive, you'll have a great sense that it was all worth it!

Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa H.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2020

Magical place. Loved every minute. My daughters made me promise to bring them back.

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Hipcamper Jaclyn
Jaclyn R.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2020

Really sweet camper in the forest. It's a short walk from Ambika's main house but the camper and campsite is totally private. The animals are such an added bonus to visit each day! The camper is clean and really cozy. The bed was really comfortable and falling asleep to the sound of the forest every night was amazing. There's a small kitchen inside the camper if you didn't want to cook in the outdoor kitchen. The outdoor kitchen has everything you'd need to prepare and cook food and has great shelter. As another reviewer mentioned, walking to the outhouse when it's dark is a bit scary, but totally safe and there's nothing to worry about. Definitely bring a head lamp to walk around at night! Ambika was such a lovely and generous host, the farm fresh eggs were incredible. If you have time, definitely stop into Mountain Dale, such a cute small town with a little of everything (coffee, restaurants, bar, vintage shop, home goods, yoga, etc.)

Hipcamper Lauren

Our magical family vacation...

Lauren B.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2020

Truly a magical trip from start to finish. Everything about this lodging site is even better than described in its listing. Our 3.5yr old had just the best time with all the animals and running through the many acres of fairy tale like forest that the site sits on. Ambika was the perfect host and gave us great tips for where to explore in the area. The cabin itself is so cozy and adorable and the outdoor kitchen was such a fabulous bonus amenity. Seriously everything you need is included. We are very smitten with Spring Cabin (and the piggies) and can’t wait to return again! Thank you for the perfect getaway for our family.

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Hipcamper Rebecca

Amazing place!

Rebecca S.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2020

We had a wonderful stay! The camper is exactly as described and our hosts were welcoming and helpful. Our daughter fell in love with the farm animals. Couldn’t have had a nicer time!

Hipcamper Bree

Comfort while camping

Bree F.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

We had planned to stay in a tent but were really happy to have the Winnebago since there was a rain storm. We loved the outdoor kitchen, it is so convenient. We appreciated the covered table, and the great fire pit. The outhouse was basic but well maintained. The tent site is lovely, and visits with the pigs, chickens and bunnies is even fun for adults. Communication is great and if you follow the directions to you’ll have no problem getting to the site. We love this site and will definitely come back. Great stay!

Hipcamper Sondra

Peaceful, organic, earth bound rest

Sondra D.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2020

Ambika and Carlos are charming, comfortable, self-assured, gracious, and generous. Their homestead is an evolving enclave of buildings, campers, and animal homes. Their smiles and open hearts are the first thing you notice. From our first communication, Ambika was receptive and responsive, flexible and authentic. She was concerned with ensuring we had the correct directions and personally met and guided us through the property, walking alongside the car as we headed to the campsite meandering through the property, her story unrolling regarding this land, her house, and the re-fabricated Winnebago that sits 500 feet up the mountain from her and Carlos’ house.
The property is 100+ acres of untamed and raw landscape, encrusted with the tangled material remnants of the last owners family history- machinery pieces and parts, trailers, and other collectibles. As she guides us toward the campsite, Ambika shares each piece of the story regarding acquiring this diamond in the rough, shuffling chickens along the rough-hewned driveway as we walk. Angora bunnies, raised to provide yarn for her successful clothing line, languish in their containment area in the summer heat as we pass. A large animal enclosure comes into view, red dirt as it’s base with three errant campers scattered across its plain. Out the door of two of the campers tumble a bevy of pigs, large peach colored, smaller salt and pepper skinned porcine, barking and squealing as they amble toward us across the dust.
Around a corner draped in large oak and maple leaf branches, the rented campsite comes into view and it is perfect. Set into a small incline, the pre-1980’s Winnebago is framed with a deck and porch covering. To the right facing the abode is a stone floored open kitchen complete with gas figure range, stainless steel countertops, double sink, and a full size refrigerator. Draped from the eaves and the plain plank cup boards are kitchen equipment and utensils. A mirror sets above the sink, a wise addition for light and views. Behind the kitchen lean-to emerges an open air shower. Open air meaning no walls or doors, just a shower head jutting from the wall and the heater box for water. At first sight one is set back at the prospect of showering in the open, but after a go at au natural, it is found to be quite enjoyable! If you fret, you can ask a sentry to be watchful of any approaching people or animals from the drive.
In front of the Winnebago sits a picnic bench and a large ringed fire pit. Just up the hill from the camper is a Latrine. A shallow trench in the ground is the base of the facility. It has no door. A metal tin sits on the floor next to the one seater for paper disposal. I’ve used many types of bathroom setups. This one is acceptable, however I wonder if some lye sprinkle or other natural decomposing agent might make it less odorous. After five days we had small brief wisps of it’s presence at the campsite.
From the camper the trails meander up the hill, past the exit path for the latrine and into acres of glorious woods. We foraged and wandered daily and still found new things- orange fleshed newts, albino toads, black snakes, swampy bog fields, and the twisted strewn remnants of a long ago tornado.
The camper itself was cozy. The front bed is comfortably firm and lets in beautiful filtered morning light. The back bedroom with a pocket door separator is a cocoon of comfort. The remainder of the camper has a small sink and stove but it does not compare to the big outside kitchen. A closet provides ample space for clothes. More kitchen equipment, dishes, mugs and utensils reside indoors. There is a small wood stove as well for cooler seasons.
Carlos graciously arrived with eggs and wood for the fire. We spent the first night settling in, exploring, and making a wonderful wood fired dinner.
Each morning Mia the cat would come to greet us, sometimes delivering her breakfast order of fresh caught chipmunk. Mia is a true love, cuddly and engaging.
Following Mia, Arnold the pig arrived for his morning compost. Sometimes he would bring the whole pig crew. Once the bits and pieces of fruits and vegetables were gone, the pig gang would spend the morning rooting through the soft swollen dirt and leaves surrounding the campsite. Every now and then Malu the dog would arrive, just to check on the animal crew.
We spent five nights four days on site and did not leave once. We swung in the hammock, played cards and scrabble on the deck, read, listened to podcasts and music, and generally lazed our way thru the days. A daily forest walk and a dip of the water pitcher into the icy cold spring nearby was the most effort we exerted. Also it is upstate so expect daily passing showers, which lent a dramatic harmony to the experience.
After four brutal months of front-line pandemic work, this healing space was exactly what we needed.

Property
Mama Mountain Farm
State
New York
Country
United States
$185/night
1 Site

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