Hipcamp host Bill C.
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Pitch a tent or sleep in the free standing screened in porch Complete privacy.

Queen bed with new air mattress provided. Short walk to the lake. 20 mile view of lake and hills. Two kayaks and an old canoe for campers use.  Bookings from May 15th to October 15th. maximum 4 campers. Bath with shower a short walk from the site.    I have reviewed the state's guidelines an


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

Queen bed with new air mattress provided. Short walk to the lake. 20 mile view of lake and hills. Two kayaks and an old canoe for campers use.  Bookings from May 15th to October 15th. maximum 4 campers. Bath with shower a short walk from the site.    I have reviewed the state's guidelines and find nothing that prohibits small groups to camp on private land and will accept bookings.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send bill a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out


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Hipcamper Erin + Caroline
Erin + Caroline M.
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!

Oh my gosh this place was a treat!Look at this view!A queen sized bed with an air mattress. Just bring your own sheets and pillows.This is it! We love it!
Hipcamper Tim
Tim D.
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 Katie
Katie L.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2018

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

Hipcamper Deborah
Deborah V.
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.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Alex
Alex D.
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.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Benjamin
Benjamin S.
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 Nikki
Nikki F.
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 T.
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 Kaitlin

Private, peaceful, sanctuary!

Kaitlin P.
recommends this listing.
April 28th, 2019

I couldn’t recommend this place more highly! Bill is a great host and quite an interesting, storied man. If you have a chance to sit and talk with him, take it. My bf and I were up for the week, and expected to pitch a tent, but the screened in porch/cabin was so amazing, we just stayed “inside.” Just wait til you turn off your light/blow out your candles at the end of the night! So pretty! There were intermittent rain showers and one big storm, but everything stayed dry....not a luxury I’m used to while camping. The firewood being provided for free was super nice. The lake is a bit of a hike down some steep terrain, but so worth it! There were two kayaks available for use and a dock to fish from. We drove around a bit during our stay and went to Watkins Glen, Taughannock Falls, and the Corning Museum of Glass, where we blew our own glass ornaments. So fun! We wanted to stay longer...and after a week of being away from warm creature comforts, that’s saying a whole lot! Totally worth booking this place...just don’t book it when we decide to return. :)

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