Hipcamp host Joanna  K. V.,
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The property consists of old farm field and pasture, which was largely undisturbed for many years. The recent owners have begun some gentle interventions, but each of the 3 unique sites retains the character of the farmland they once were part of. The campsites are located far enough from each other to provide almost total privacy. 

Camp out on our gorgeous 22-acre Hud

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The property consists of old farm field and pasture, which was largely undisturbed for many years. The recent owners have begun some gentle interventions, but each of the 3 unique sites retains the character of the farmland they once were part of. The campsites are located far enough from each other to provide almost total privacy. 

Camp out on our gorgeous 22-acre Hudson Valley Shire in Columbia County next to the MA border and the Berkshires. Take a look at the pictures and imagine a week or weekend getaway along the Taconic Ridge. Biking, hiking (the AT is within 15 min) and the cultural attractions of the Berkshires are nearby. This site is located about equidistant from Great Barrington, MA, and Hudson, NY. The Hamlet of Hillsdale and groceries are a few miles south.  Have questions? Please feel free to ask.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 33 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
No Toy haulers
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Pack it out
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Joanna K. a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

On the Harlem Valley Rail Trail https://www.hvrt.org/

Boating

At Copake Lake

Fishing

In the Green River or Housatonic River

Hiking

In the Taconic State Park or the Appalachian Trail

Horseback riding

There are many equestrian centers near by.

Snow sports

Several ski areas nearby such as Catamount, Jiminy Peak and Buttrnut.

Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

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

Forest
Field
Driveway

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Hipcamper Martha
Martha W.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2022

Pond Meadow was beautiful- highly recommend! Joanna was friendly, responsive, and helpful. Adirondack chairs, fire pit, water and nearby portapotty. The farm land and pond are spectacular. We were bike packing - perfect spot.

Hipcamper Christine
Christine C.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2022

Really cute spot by the pond. Lots of space, and super smooth and easy communication. Would love to stay again for longer!

Hipcamper Mariya

Beautiful land and great host

Mariya D.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2022

This was a LOOOOVELY spot! Quiet and secluded, yet with comforts like a very clean porter potty and sweet and cozy, hanging lights (that can be turned off). Joanna was incredible helpful and accommodating. The land is gorgeous! We saw several deer, heard coyotes at night and were lulled to sleep by the sounds of talking frogs. What more could a New Yorker need to escape the city? We will definitely be back. Very thankful!!!

Hipcamper Lisa

Nearby & away from it all!

Lisa G.
recommends this listing.
July 4th, 2022

This was such a fun surprise for us, especially as a last-minute idea! Joanne’s communication was timely and helpful, and the pond side location was great for us with our toddler and vintage camper van. The port-a-potty was clean and close but discreet, and we loved the fire pit and Adirondack chairs (grateful for Polywood with no risk of splinters). Thanks!

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Hipcamper Kevin

Perfect for camping near tanglewood

Kevin G.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2022

Had a great time camping on Joanna’s land! Stayed one night with 3 adults, 5 children and a dog. Beautiful space, lots of room and felt completely private. Was a bit cold for swimming but kids still loved the pond and roasting marshmallows around the fire pit. Our dog loved running around with the little ones! Good location for setting up camp before going to the concert at Tanglewood.

Hipcamper Joanna  K.
Response from Joanna K., the Host, on June 22nd, 2022

Thanks for staying with us Kevin! Glad you enjoyed our hill sounds like you did. We hope you had a great time at Tanglewood! #bonnieandlucinda

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Hipcamper Aja Marie

Secluded but open area

Aja Marie J.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2022

The perfect secluded campsite - you really feel you are away from it all. Joanna was very cool an accommodating. If you choose the upper shire spot you’re a lil walk from the outhouse but it wasn’t too far. Our city pups loved the openness of it. We’re beginning campers from the city (we pitched a tent) and felt super comfortable. I plan to bring back our friends ! Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Joanna  K.
Response from Joanna K., the Host, on June 16th, 2022

Thanks for staying with us Aja Marie....it was an honor to host you all! Come back anytime hope to see you soon. Enjoy your summer!

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Hipcamper Mark

Simply beautiful

Mark P.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2022

This was such a nice place to camp! Our area felt very private and the grounds are stunning. There are paths to walk around the land and each campsite is setup with chairs and a fire pit. It was just myself and my fiancé but I could see it being a great spot for groups too. Such a lovely property. Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Joanna  K.
Response from Joanna K., the Host, on June 16th, 2022

Thanks, Mark for deciding to camp out at The Upper Shire campsites...please do come back anytime and check out our new site Pine Grove Bell Tent. All you need to bring is stuff to grill. Ha.

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Hipcamper Chase

Beautiful land — spacious campsites

Chase M.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2022

Beautiful property with lovely campsites! There’s plenty of privacy, and the sites have some nice touches including a fire pit, solar powered fairy lights, hammocks, and more. Would highly recommend Joanna’s Hipcamp!

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Hipcamper Joanna  K.
Response from Joanna K., the Host, on June 4th, 2022

Thanks Chase, we were so happy that you and your friends chose our HipCamp to celebrate your birthday at. Come back anytime!

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Hipcamper Ethan

Lovely site. great area.

Ethan W.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2022

Beautiful site with beautiful surroundings. Quiet and peaceful. Jo was super friendly and gracious. There is also great hiking nearby. It would be great if there was a water source and a place to put trash. But we had a great time and a great experience there.

Hipcamper Joanna  K.
Response from Joanna K., the Host, on June 16th, 2022

Thanks for the review Ethan....we took you up on your suggestion and we have added a potable water supply since your stay. Have a lovely summer!

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