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This hilltop camping area is hidden in the backwoods along the edge of wetlands, forests, and fields attracting abundant wildlife. A five minute walk along a woodland path leads to the area with space for three tents and up to eight guests. Each tent site is in its own private location. When you reserve this area all three secluded tent sites are included. 

Cayuta Sun

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This hilltop camping area is hidden in the backwoods along the edge of wetlands, forests, and fields attracting abundant wildlife. A five minute walk along a woodland path leads to the area with space for three tents and up to eight guests. Each tent site is in its own private location. When you reserve this area all three secluded tent sites are included. 

Cayuta Sun Farm produces gourmet quality pork and poultry through heritage breed hogs and birds integrated into a forest farm system. We invite you to camp in our woods and be a guest on our farm. We love hosting visitors and showing how we raise healthy, delicious food.

Look for our additional listing ("Woodland Permaculture Homestead") for our other campsite that can accomodate two guests and one tent. This site is behind our farmhouse in the cool pine woods with a soft pine needle floor. This deeply shaded area is also used for camping by our students, apprentices, family and friends. 

Near the farmhouse are a friendly dog and cat, roaming chickens, fresh water, a composting toilet, and the rustic outdoor shower with a few minutes of hot water.

Within twenty miles of Cayuta Sun Farm are wineries, hiking trails, the cities of Ithaca and Watkins Glen, plus all the attractions found in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. We are 12 miles from the Grassroots Festival of Music, 14 miles from Watkins Glen Speedway, and 17 (paved) miles from Ithaca. Within just a few miles is the Finger Lakes Trail, Connecticut Hill Wildlife Area and Cayuta Lake. Walk down our dead end dirt road and you will find a footbridge overlooking the glorious Cayuta Inlet Swamp.

Learn more about the farm at our website: CayutaSun.Farm

NOTE: During the weekend of August 23-25, 2019, Cayuta Sun Farm will be hosting former students and guests, giving tours, offering a BBQ and more as part of Permaculture Weekend organized by the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute. Our farm is proud to be a sponsor. Expect many people and much fun. [FingerLakesPermaculture.org]

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Moderate walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Have a question? Send Michael a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

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Farm Tour & Intro to Permaculture

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Activities

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Biking

We are next to Connecticut Hill Wildlife Management Area with many miles of off-road trails. Mountain biking is prohibited alon...Read more

Boating

Boating is permitted on nearby Cayuta Lake. The State of New York has created a boat launch site, which can be accessed from Ca...Read more

Fishing

Cayuta Lake is a couple miles away. Bluegill, Chain Pickerel, Largemouth Bass, Walleye, and Perch are some of the commonly caug...Read more

Hiking

The Cayuta Creek/Gulf Road trailhead of the Finger Lakes Trail is two miles down the road [FingerLakesTrail.org]. The Connect...Read more

Paddling

We are a ten minute walk away from the Cayuta Swamp Inlet where kayaks and canoes can be put in.

Wildlife watching

A quiet walk down our road to the footbridge crossing Cayuta Inlet Swamp may reveal dozens of birds, animals, insects and aquat...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Secluded Woods at Permaculture Farm in New York.

Forest

Cornell Botanical Gardens published a good description of the area's vegetation: https://cornellbotanicgardens.org/explore/off-...Read more

Wetlands

Cornell Botanical Gardens published a good description of the area's vegetation: https://cornellbotanicgardens.org/explore/off-...Read more

Farm

We raise about 30 heritage breed Berkshire hogs every year. May through December they are rotated through small pastures in our...Read more

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Hipcamper Kira

Secluded as promised

Kira S.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2020

Went beginning of July. Very interesting birds right by our site. Bring bug spray for the damn Horseflies. But very pleasant.

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Hipcamper Krystal

Peaceful getaway

Krystal F.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2020

Shelby and I loved our stay! I can't wait to go back for a future trip. Truly wish we could have stayed longer!

Hipcamper john

Love nature?

John D.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

If you love nature you’ll love this place.
Don’t forget to bring some healthy food to feed the pigs. We brought a couple of bags of apples and made some pug friends.
Michael is a friendly and knowledgeable host. If you’re interested in permaculture just ask.

Hipcamper Jacob

The best stay possible

Jacob S.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2020

Michael and Kelly (and Xela) go out of their way to show you an amazing time. The site is secluded and clean. Michael has many incredible things to show you about farming and raising pigs, couldn’t recommend more.

Secluded Woods at Permaculture Farm
Hipcamper Dona
Dona R.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2020

What an adventure! Fantastic host, site and experience listening to the wildlife as well as visiting the farm critters.

Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica M.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2020

Absolutely worth it.

Hipcamper Maggie
Maggie J.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2020

Great campsite, wonderful permaculture farm, and I loved the pigs!

Hipcamper Jeffrey

Short but enlightening

Jeffrey B.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2020

Glad we took the time to learn about Michael’s farm and the permaculture ethos. Site was private and the facilities were great!

Hipcamper Sophia
Sophia N.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2020

Cayuta Sun Farm exceeded expectations. Kelly showed us the farm-- the garden, outdoor kitchen, outhouse, outdoor shower, chickens, pigs, and our campsite-- upon arrival. It was a bit of a walk from our car to the secluded campsite so I'm glad all of my belongings were packed tightly.

I really appreciated the hosts' warmth and hospitality. The location was perfect for our day trips to Watkins Glen and Ithaca. I recommend this to all looking for a relaxing outdoorsy getaway!

Property
Cayuta Sun Farm
State
New York
Country
United States
$30/night
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