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Pitch a tent or sleep in the free standing screened in porch Complete privacy.

Double bed with new air mattress provided. Short walk to the lake. 20 mile view of lake and hills.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Pump or well
Fires allowed
Firewood provided
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
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  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 2 months out
Beach
Lake
Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife watching
Biking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Caywood Lakeside Campsite

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Erin + Caroline M.'s photo at Caywood Lakeside Campsite
Erin + Caroline M.'s photo at Caywood Lakeside Campsite
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Erin + Caroline M.'s photo at Caywood Lakeside Campsite
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Hipcamper Erin + Caroline
Erin + Caroline
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2018

What a cool property this is!!! Caywood Lakeside Campsite is down a winding gravel driveway and you will end at a very tidy two story white house. Park and then walk along the left side of the house and once you are into the clearing (such a beautiful view!) look to your left. You will see the sweetest screened room with a gable roof and a set of steps elevating it over the field. There is also a picnic table for you to use in the grass. There is no plumbing or electricity in the room but there is a queen sized bed with a new air mattress for you use. Bring your own bedding and pillows. There are also candles for some nighttime lighting. We did not meet Bill while we were there, but you can feel the love he treats his land with.
You will find a wide mowed path out front of the screened room that leads across the field. Grab some snacks and head on out. The path will take you down the field and then down a curving rock lined path down to the lake! You will get your exercise on the way back up for sure. Down by the water is a boat house, a small dock, and a rock beach. Its a beautiful view of the lake.
We can’t say enough about this place!!!! It is truly a special property!

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Hipcamper Katie
Katie
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2018

Beautiful, many great amenities! Bill was hospitable and caring!

Hipcamper Tim
Tim
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2018

This place exceeded expectations. It surprised us all with its pristine beauty. Bill was a terrific host, helpful and friendly, and clearly has a deep connection to the place. It's also accessible to wineries, and the lake.

Hipcamper Deborah
Deborah
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2018

The caywood campsite is beautiful. It has everything for a wonderful stay, view of lake , kayaks, grills, comfy room and a wonderful host !

Hipcamper bill
Response from bill, the Host, on July 24th, 2018

Enjoyed sharing the space with you. Please come again.

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Hipcamper Benjamin
Benjamin
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

Wonderful weekend camping at a beautiful spot on Lake Seneca. Kayaks, a canoe, a fire pit, a cozy hut/cathedral, and lots and lots and lots of stars. Bill was delightful, as was his space!

Hipcamper Alex
Alex
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2018

Bill's place is something special. He is a thoughtful host. There was firewood, water, s small charcoal grill and various sundries available at the site. The land itself is gorgeous with rolling fields, woods, and a gorge area. The screened in "cabin" with deck had wonderful views and the location is convenient to wineries and the various state parks and natural wonders around Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. No need to pitch a tent unless you want to, there was plenty of room for two adults and two children in the shelter. Very private setting and a short, scenic, but sometimes steep walk to the large beach area (Mulberry tree with tasty berries by the beach). There is a canoe and kayak there for exploring as well. Of added convenience was access to a bathroom on site.

Hipcamper bill
Response from bill, the Host, on July 17th, 2018

Nice to hear that you and the kids enjoyed your brief stay. Love to share the property with campers who enjoy the views, solitude, sunsets and beautiful Seneca Lake.

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Hipcamper Nikki
Nikki
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2018

Caywood camp is a beautiful serene location on Seneca Lake. There is a bit of a hike down to the lake front access, but is it absolutely worth it. The lake is absolutely stunning and the access is relatively private. The sleeping location has incredible views of sunset.

Bill was very kind and helpful host. He left plenty of firewood, as a charcoal grill for our usage.

The camp is very close to several vineyards and breweries. Watkins Glen is about 20 minutes away. We want to plan a trip back to stay in the future!

Hipcamper Emma
Emma
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2018

Hands down, this was the best campsite we have ever been to. Bill was so kind and accommodating to our late arrival (yay city traffic) and he set us up with every amenity imaginable; cold water, charcoal + a grill, candles, and even a bathroom with a shower. The lake view was incredible to wake up to and the private lake access was such a treat. Being so close to the vineyards and within walking distance to one of our favorite wineries in the area was totally relaxing and surreal. The air mattress was comfortable and we felt safe and secure even during a huge rain storm. Can't recommend this place enough, thank you, Bill!

Hipcamper Tina
Tina
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2018

The host was super friendly, made sure we had charcoal and such for the grill, wood set out for the fire, a jug of water and ice for the cooler. The land itself was beautiful and the lake was the perfect temperature but beware - the climb back up will leave you tired. Definitely will be coming back to stay at a later date, couldn't be happier with the experience.

Property
Caywood Lakefront Campsite
State
New York
$75/night
1 Site