Hipcamp host Joseph S.,
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Rune Hill Sanctuary is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the stresses of normal life, or whatever motivates you to get out and camp. At Rune Hill Sanctuary, camping is easy. We have a 182 acres of protected land with many great spots to pitch a tent. Along with your tent stay we provide a comunal fire pit, picnic table, & a wood burning sauna.


Rune Hill Sanctuary is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the stresses of normal life, or whatever motivates you to get out and camp. At Rune Hill Sanctuary, camping is easy. We have a 182 acres of protected land with many great spots to pitch a tent. Along with your tent stay we provide a comunal fire pit, picnic table, & a wood burning sauna. You would be expected to "bring in & bring out" all other nessesities you would need to enjoy your stay. Over 3 miles of mowed trails, and much more. This property is just magical! You just have to see it to know what I mean.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Walk to listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Joseph a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 1 month out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


There are many quiet Country Roads around our property that are great for riding bikes and you will see the beautiful mountain ...Read more


We have over 3 miles of trails on our own property. Plus, we are within a half hour to Robert Treman State Park, Buttermilk Fal...Read more

Wildlife watching

Our property is a great place to watch Birds and occasionally other wildlife


Natural features you'll find at Campsite @ Rune Hill Sanctuary in New York.


This property is over a hundred eighty Acres of pastures meadows and forests with trails that Meander in and out of the differe...Read more

River, stream, or creek

There is a seasonal stream that runs through the middle of the property. It is usually running Fall, Winter, & Spring.


Our place has two season of waterfalls. So if you're here at the right time you will get to enjoy the full beauty of them.


We have a few farm animals for our own use here on the property. (goats,cows,chicken, & ducks)


We have a large enough drive area to handle about 12 cars.

The vibe at Campsite @ Rune Hill Sanctuary

Places to see near Rune Hill Sanctuary

13 Reviews

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Hipcamper Mary
Mary H.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2018

Joseph has a super nice camping set up at his place. It's actually the absolute perfect set up for tent campers like us, we were totally comfortable, and he was completely helpful and kind.
We set up our tent in an open field and had a gorgeous view to ourselves, but we were also able to share a kitchen with other campers. The kitchen had all the basics we needed to make and then comfortably eat our own meals inside the screened in structure. Kitchen was definitely a highlight for us. Also, having a shower and bathroom separate from Joseph's private house made for comfortable bathroom usage. Sawdust pit toilets were free from flies and smells, and shower was in a cute little hut of its own. Because of the hot water heater, the flow of hot water wasn't strong, but Joseph told us about that and gave us some tricks to have a constant hot shower. It was fine and I enjoyed my showers. Joseph also kept all areas stocked with supplies and tidy.
For you phone addicts, we have AT&T service, which didn't work at all, just so you know. Joseph has Verizon, which does work.
Our only bummer was that we never had a chance to fire up the sauna and explore the trails. There's so much in the Ithaca area to explore that we just didn't have time.

Would return to this place any day, and recommend it highly!

Kitchen portion of the pavilion.  Screened in and comfy.Our camping spot next to the pond.  Had the field and view all to ourselves.
Hipcamper Joseph
Response from Joseph, the Host, on August 30th, 2018

Thanks for the great review. We would love to have you back anytime. Hopefully others will see this review and want to experience how awesome this place is.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Dawn

As secluded as you want it to be!

Dawn W.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2019

I opted to stay up by the pond this time. It was secluded and beautiful! Joe and Nancy were wonderful hosts. My favorite is the outdoor shower!

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Hipcamper Joseph
Response from Joseph, the Host, on July 7th, 2019

We enjoyed having Dawn for a second stay at Rune Hill Sanctuary. She is a great guests.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Ellen
Ellen B.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2019

Beautiful spot, loved having the kitchen and pavilion available.

Hipcamper Hunter

Perfect camping location!

Hunter R.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2020

Easy check-in, lovely amenities, and spectacular views! I highly recommend Rune Hill Sanctuary to anyone looking for a relaxing weekend getaway!

Hipcamper Joshuah

Wonderful stay

Joshuah L.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2020

This place was amazing. We camped near the pond and had fantastic views. It was peaceful, relaxing and beautiful. It felt like we were the only people around. There were many trails to explore around the property.

The shared outdoor kitchen was extremely useful and has a fridge. The toilets were clean. Joseph was a great host and very responsive and accommodating. Overall I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to camp.

Hipcamper Natalia

Perfect camper van stay

Natalia Q.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2020

Joe was such a fantastic host! So friendly and helpful. The space itself was perfect for us, we were in a camper van. The showers, compost restroom, and kitchen were very clean. The shower was amazing and had reliably warm water. We didn’t have time to explore Joe’s farm but did walk around a little and it was magical. Thank you again for having us Joe!

Campsite @ Rune Hill Sanctuary
Hipcamper Taylor
Taylor M.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

Great stay! So many amenities and more! Great location and close to all hiking within finger lakes, Ithaca, and other destinations. Definitely would stay again

Hipcamper Kate
Kate F.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2020

Really beautiful property with a great set up - lots of privacy and great facilities. Highly recommend!

Hipcamper Julie

Great retreat w/ camping comforts

Julie H.
recommends this listing.
August 10th, 2020

Wow, Rune Hill Sanctuary surpassed my expectations! It combined the best parts of rustic camping (with the location by the creek) and the comforts that you want after a long day of hiking - hot showers, kitchen with all the utensils/cookware and appliances stocked, and composting toilet. When I asked about other campers (being cautious due to COVID), Joseph said there would be around 12 other campers but I didn't see anyone else until the morning in the kitchen Pavillion and enjoyed my conversation with the family exploring the area. Joseph was a great host, showing me options of where to camp (and the benefits of each). I got an amazing spot to set up my tent, that had wooden chairs nearby. It felt totally safe and remote and was about a 4-5 minute walk from my car and the kitchen. It's also about a half hour to Ithaca, which is a perfect location to find hikes and a nice scenic drive.

His dogs were adorable and quickly greeted me as well. I'd definitely return and highly recommend this campground- it was truly amazing!

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Rune Hill Sanctuary
New York
United States
1 Site