Hipcamp host Ken E.,
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, there are several peaks with awesome views. Bikers and bicyclers will love the local roads, mountain bikers may enjoy our many trails.  You can pitch your tent on a grassy field near the restrooms and shower building or climb up the mountain and rough it a bit on a mossy peak or outcropping.  Bring your fishing gear, we have a mile of frontage on the Ausable river, and a mile
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, there are several peaks with awesome views. Bikers and bicyclers will love the local roads, mountain bikers may enjoy our many trails.  You can pitch your tent on a grassy field near the restrooms and shower building or climb up the mountain and rough it a bit on a mossy peak or outcropping.  Bring your fishing gear, we have a mile of frontage on the Ausable river, and a mile of brook with a neat beaver pond.  We have lived here almost fifty years so we know lots about the area and can help you find things only locals know about, swimming holes and whatnot.  there is lots of room with nearly 500 acres, if you want to pitch your tent farther away from facilities. We will have a portable eco toilet on hand should you wish to camp too far from the bathroom.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
20 sites
Up to 14 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Ken a message!
  • Check in: After 7AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 30% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Our local roads are a favorite of bikers, Whiteface mountain offers downhill biking with chairlifts, mountain bikers may like ...Read more

Hiking

Climb our mountain with its few 'tops' and get excellent views, and of course you may know about the Adirondack High peaks reg...Read more

Horseback riding

We offer riding instruction, and do take students on trail rides

Paddling

Many good rental companies nearby

Off-roading (OHV)

NY has an extensive trail system, we are checking into insurance for owner operators, please inquire ahead of time

Snow sports

Our trails are suitable for XC skiing, and of course Mt Van Hovenburg is nearby in Lake Placid, and for downhill skiing there i...Read more

Fishing
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Willow Hill Farm and Mountains Camp in New York.

Beach

Nice beaches on Lake Champlain nearby

Forest
Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Wetlands
Farm
Driveway

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Hipcamper Tricia

Fabulous views and interesting!

Tricia A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
October 20th, 2021

Kinda cool place! Lots of spots to choose from.... We (minivan lifers) parked and set up by the gazebo.
Plenty of firewood to be found from all the trees gifting it to you and also ordered a nice sized bundle from Ken, the host.
The old cabins were pretty cool (in the daylight.... At night it was 80s horror movie vibes lol) and nature was gifting us with birdsongs and scattering critters all over ❤️
The farm dogs wandered up a couple of times and were very sweet.
The views and colors in the area are fantastic!
The only Only downside was the gazebo steps are a little nerve-racking and the neighbors picked odd times at night for target practice.
Overall we totally enjoyed our stay and appreciate the unique area.

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Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
October 14th, 2021

Great place! Wonderful to sleep under the stars. Lots of beautiful hikes in the area (rattlesnake mtn and poke-a-moonshine were lovely!). A few friends came and camped with us and there was plenty of space for us all. Ken was very responsive and helpful. While the hot showers were lovely, it still all felt very rustic. We would definitely stay here again!

Hipcamper Janice
Janice W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 18th, 2021

Super convenient. Had cell service, data wasn't great but more than i expected. Ken was extremely helpful, even offered lighting for me. Hot water for the showers were such a plus. Previous reviews said you needed 4 wheel drive- nah. Lowered cars and maybe sedans might struggle but not bad. Very convenient location and ill stay here the next time im up this way.

Hipcamper Austin

Secluded stay with amenities

Austin A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
September 1st, 2021

Ken was a kind and great host. His land has trails you can walk around, showers and flushing toilets. He has firewood for sale. It used to be a children’s camp with horses) you can see names written in the camps dating back to at least 2000). I’m glad I got to experience Ken’s property and let my dogs roam around.

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Hipcamper Vlad
Vlad K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
August 29th, 2021

Beautiful property, quiet clean and has a shower and toilet. Had almost no one else stay there while i was there. Truly an amazing choice.

Hipcamper Aaron
Aaron H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 17)
August 23rd, 2021

Very good, cool farm

Hipcamper Amro
Amro K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 11th, 2021

Ken is a great host. Met us at the front and guided us to we’re we needed to be. The site is clean, and resourceful. I would go back when o visit the area again.

Hipcamper Shirley
Shirley F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
August 3rd, 2021

The host what kind and accommodating the camp site, showers, and toilets are clean and well-maintained. We got to use the gazebo to set our chairs in which saved us from the rain.

Hipcamper Eli

A reminder of summers past

Eli B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 20)
July 12th, 2021

Willow Hill Farm is truly a special place! We stopped through on a long car camping road trip for a few days to explore the eastern Adirondacks. There were two of us - my friend arrived a day before I did, and I didn’t really know what to expect. I got there very late at night and found myself and my very low-clearance minivan climbing up a steep grassy series of roads to a field high above the farm itself. The road was in great shape, and I think any car could make it up. This on its own was really impressive to me.
Willow Hill Farm has been an equestrian summer camp in years past, and the camping area for hipcampers is among the three cabins and bathhouse used for former attendees. Thankfully the rain bands from a recent hurricane did not give us too hard a time, and the big trees around the perimeter gave good cover for our tents and vehicles. The bathhouse was in good condition, and the hot showers were great after a long day hiking and exploring. A note to the wary - yes, there are spiders in residence, but since the bathroom/shower combo has screened doors that shut by themselves, there isn’t a lot of opportunity for bugs to get inside, so the spiders are few and far between and we coexisted fine. Toilet paper was kindly provided, but bring your own biodegradable soap, towels, and shower supplies.
I imagine it would be a lot of fun to camp near other people up there, but it was just as magical for us to be completely alone for a few nights. The stargazing in the field was immaculate, and the whip-poor-wills that called to each other in the darkness gave us a taste of our forests back at home. We spent most of every night around a fire in the big fire ring with wood that Ken kindly provided for a small charge. We packed out our trash each day to the dumpster at the bottom of the hill - and got to say hello to the many horses grazing on the field as we did.
The location is great, especially to explore the Ausable area if that’s what you’re looking for. Only 40 minutes in various directions are Lake Placid, several easy-ish hikes with outstanding views that I could do with a hurt lower back (Belfry Fire Tower felt almost too good), and the ferry to VT in Essex.
The three dogs who also call Willow Hill home gave us a few friendly visits, which was awesome. Be careful driving since they have free reign and might meet you on the hill road!
Overall we’d love to come back here - the atmosphere was so peaceful, isolated and nostalgic, and it’s clear that a lot of special memories were made for the campers who got to spend their summers here. Taking a look inside the cabins, where years of signed names and messages from participants past blanket the walls, we really felt like we were back at camp ourselves. It was worth it just for that. Thank you so much Ken (and Tara) for opening your family property to hipcamp. One day we’ll be back.

Property
Willow Hill Farm and Mountains
State
New York
Country
United States
$25/night
20 Sites