Hipcamp host Dennis A.,
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Enjoy a grassy area to pitch your tent. Room for a few cars and a few large tents.  Have your meals on my homemade picnic table next to the local farmhouse sandstone fire pit. Surrounded by Amish farmland and amazing views of the mountains and farm. We ask for everyone on the land to keep it quite while here. 

Dennis Alan City Boy Homesteader here, I just moved from th

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Enjoy a grassy area to pitch your tent. Room for a few cars and a few large tents.  Have your meals on my homemade picnic table next to the local farmhouse sandstone fire pit. Surrounded by Amish farmland and amazing views of the mountains and farm. We ask for everyone on the land to keep it quite while here. 

Dennis Alan City Boy Homesteader here, I just moved from the NYC area to build an off grid homestead on a bare 28 acres in central PA surrounded by Amish farms. The land is still pretty much raw and beautiful with many different spots on the property to pitch a tent for the night or week! From pitching a tent on an open pasture, surrounded by trees alone, next to a creek, or even in an old rock quarry. That's right there are two old rock quarries that you could take advantage of. The small on has it's own little cave at the base and the larger one has a stage made of rocks to facilitate shows there. Our neighbor is the famous Woodward Cave and just down the road is one of the top 5 trout fishing spots in the northeast, Coburn PA. A town over, at the only light around, is Millheim, PA where the few businesses are a cool art gallery, farm to table restaurant/ brew pub, IngleBean (.com) Coffee House (that I own), local winery, 2 wine stores and a local meat market! wow great place to be on a Saturday afternoon. Most weekends in the summer will have some kind of fair or festival going on so please check in with me with any questions.

Also check out my YouTube channel called Dennis Alan City Boy Homesteader

find videos of the sites by going to dennisalan dot com / camping

Most of my videos are shot on the property :)

Thank you

Dennis Alan City Boy Homesteader

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Up to 4 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 25 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Dennis a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Best Vista in Pennsylvania.

Cave

3 small caves that wold need to have caving experience to explore. Just next door is the BIG Woodward Cave

Forest

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Hipcamper Dusti

Great base for the state forests

Dusti B.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2022

This campsite is a great base for exploring the state forests and parks nearby! The deck seems to have been in the process of being repaired, but the ground where it used to be was level (just hard to get a tent stake in), so it was fine for our purposes. We appreciated the seclusion, scenery, birdwatching, and firewood that Dennis left for us!

Hipcamper Keith
Keith R.
recommends this listing.
August 4th, 2021

This was such an amazing and tranquil camp spot. Easy to find, secluded, and a throwback to old Pennsylvania. Would definitely recommend for as many nights as you can!

Hipcamper R M
R M W.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2021

Nice place to relax and this is our second stay there. It offers a pretty view of a meadow area and a mountain ridge. The portapotty was clean and the birds and the outlying area were great.

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle V.
recommends this listing.
June 28th, 2021

The view is to die for, and the combination of lightening bugs and a sky full of stars made the site feel magical at night. Wish we could've stayed longer!

Hipcamper R M

Stay at vista view

R M W.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2021

Dennis’s Vista site was excellent. We enjoyed the quiet as well as the views of the surrounding mountain range and the farm animals. We plan to be back soon! We walked some of the paths and it was so fascinating. The portapotty was very clean and all the toiletries were appreciated. Thanks for all your assistance and recommendations in the area. Your coffee shop had great staff!

What we found on the campsite!  The traveling 60’s Scotty!Our third family member was happy too!
Hipcamper Justin
Justin S.
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May 21st, 2021

The site was really nice, relaxed with fire pit ready and large wooden platform for use. We took our 24ft travel trailer and although it was a tight fit getting in and out, Dennis was great and helped by pulling back some branches and modifying the course of the road to make it easier. Quiet at night, and private save the occasional horse and buggy in the distance. Great view at day and stars at night. Not much daytime shade at this site but his other sites offer more shade. No hook ups, we were dry camping, and knew that in advance. We and our kids and dogs had a really nice time!

Hipcamper Donna

Peaceful and tranquil

Donna A.
recommends this listing.
April 18th, 2021

We had a great camping experience at BestVista! We stayed at site #1 and the tanquility and peace of this location. We had a van and two tents on the platform. Great level lot with awesome views of Amish working farms. Purchased burgers and cheese from local farms from Dennis. Great expereience!

Hipcamper Brooke
Brooke S.
recommends this listing.
October 20th, 2020

A picturesque campsite with a lovely view of the valley on Dennis’ property. The site is tucked away from the others on the property giving adequate privacy. It was a cold weekend and the tent blunted any additional windchill. There is a well built fire pit with plenty of firewood within walking distance, a lifesaver when temperatures dropped below 35. Dennis was friendly and answered all questions quickly before the trip. We checked out his coffee shop, Inglebean, in the next town over and went every morning of our trip. Would highly recommend visiting at least once during your stay.

Hipcamper Dorothy
Dorothy O.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2020

Myself, husband and son had a great time. Dennis Alan Homestead was a truly unique camping experience. The metal canvas tent on a raised wooden deck came complete with a comfy queen bunk bed. The site looked out upon an open field where we would wave to neighbors on horse and buggy passing through in the distance. Dennis was friendly and accommodating. His coffee shop in town was a cool point of interest that we hit on our way home. My family is already planning a return stay in the spring!

Property
Dennis Alan Homestead
State
Pennsylvania
Country
United States
$53/night
1 Site