Water front view of the Stony Clove Creek, Hunter Mountain and soothing sound of running water 24/7. Amazing night skies, deep wooded hiking trails. Surrounded by thousands of acres of protected wild forest.
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- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 3
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off
- Response time: Within 6 hours
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A secluded majestic paradise
Basically perfection. David has over 60 acres, mostly across the road going up mt. Hunter. His house is over on that side so you don't even see it from the site. On the T spot side there's a wide rocky Creek parallel to the road, that whispers you to sleep, and cools the area from the sun (not really deep enough to swim but lovely to sit in and let the lil falls rush over you). There's a small county bridge crossing the creak and leading to a gravel road (no shoulder) that follows along the creek then veers a lil' uphill to the site itself which is a pretty level clearing surrounded by trees. David was kind enough to let us drive up there to unload, and keep 1 of our SUV's on site to store food and trash in. We like to get pretty elaborate with meals, and there are black bears round there so.... I got the feeling this was a special permission type of thing, based on weather, type of car, and perceived compitentcy of the driver, so ask about it in advance.
In the center there's a enormous (maybe five foot opening) fire pit surrounded by large, knee-high sandstone boulders. We never even approached how big a fire you could make in that bad boy. I'd recommend bringing a tripod grill hanger for over the fire as there's no built in grill. A few feet away there is a gorgeous, maybe 15 foot long, heavy wood laquered table with a shelf running underneath. David got it from a bar that was closing in bklyn. This beauty was a huge blessing, keeping us organized for our lil' village of 7.
Most of the site is in that open clearing so I recommend bringing some sort of sun canopy. We moved our four tents a lil bit into the woods for shade and to have sleep options further from the late night fire ring. It's mountain terrain so expect rocks and bring a couple trowels or a shovel to prep tent sites (you'll need those to dig cat holes anyway). We did fine with four tents under the cannopy, and there's more and better terrain if you don't mind being in the sun of the clearing.
There's a wide path leading uphill from the site into dense trees, which turns a bend into a long corridor that used to be train tracks. It's a beautiful easy hike right there on site with numerous natural alters just beyond the path and a lovely overlook about 15 min up. We'd head up that way and 80 paces off the path to dig cat holes as the bathroom. It felt very serine and privet.
A lil less then a mile up the road is a natural spring that pipes it's free flowing run off right to the road side to refill on water. I highly recommend a large 5 gallon water jug with a dispenser valve, to keep on cite. We kept a bucket under ours for hand washing.
This land is both bountiful and magickal, starting right with the smells as you first cross the stream. Walking 20' back down the dirt road from the site, the view opens op across the creek to the nearest peek of Mt. hunter. A bizziliondy stars and twinkling June bugs at night, and blue skies and shades of green foliage at day.
It's a short lil drive to a trail head that will take you up to the fire tower for Amazing view, and I'm told there are some falls and swimming holes nearby, but honestly we barely left the site for the 3 days we were there save for a hike up hunter on the other side of the road lead by our gracious host.
The David's (his son is also David) are generous and heart felt people with a deep connection to the land there. David was clear to offer us space and privacy, but we insisted they join us by the campfire that first night, and we quickly became friends, sending most of the weekend together, cooking, eating, hiking and making music as a group. It was wonderful to have them around so much, but I'm sure they would have just as gracefully left us to ourselves. Just communicate what type of experience your looking for. If, like us, you want their insider tips, access to more of the land, and joyful presences, bring gifts and welcome them in. These two can hang.
There is no service on site 🙏 unless you drive 10 min down the road, but David kindly shared his wifi with us so we could just walk over near his house to check the weather or attend to any business.
The only thing that was slightly less then ideal was that we'd sometimes hear the sound of gunfire during the day. Sounded pretty far off, and much more like target practice then hunting, but definitely disturbed the otherwise majestic serenity.
Oh, and we were David's inaugural guest!!! Definitely a winner, and we're sure if it's only the beginning. A literal paradise 5 out of 5.
Completely secluded, and private, but not isolated. David is a great guy, honest and clear, and provided knowledge, peace of mind, and and information. Stunning creek and woods! Giant camp table and fire pit! Check it out, it's worth it.
The site was very spacious, private, and open which made it really amazing for star gazing at night. The fire pit was big enough to have a good fire going while also being able to have our portable fold out grill next to it with its own coals and smaller fire to cook with at the same time. It’s awesome to keep campers warm and entertained while still being able to cook meals at the same time for everyone. The table is really big with storage underneath, off the ground, to keep the site clean and tidy while also keeping all your supplies and food dry and out of the way. A little ways up the road there is fresh, cold, drinkable spring water off the side of the road to refill your water supplies throughout your trip. Bring a canopy for shade or rain around the table. The back side of the site has a lot of trees and shade cover though if you don’t have a canopy. If you have a hammock it was the perfect place to hang one next to the creek to just relax and listen to the sound of running water. But you can hear and see the creek from anywhere in the camp site. There are a ton of really good hiking trails within a few minutes from the site. We went up Devils Path to Hunter Mountain Fire Tower. David was really helpful when giving us advice on nearby hikes and other places to check out in the surrounding area. David and his wife were very nice and we can’t wait to come back to their site and explore more of the Catskills trails knowing we can come back to a very private and beautiful campsite to unwind and enjoy our time outdoors.
Beautiful camp site!
My group and I had a wonderful time staying at David’s campsite! It was some members first time camping and being the host of the group I was tasked with making it a positive and wonderful experience that would leave everyone with an anticipation to go and camp out again! I could not have chosen a better site! It was neat and tidy, had a nice large fire pit, a HUGE sturdy wooden table which feels almost like a permanent structure(and we were so glad we had that!) and plenty of space to pitch the tent and lounge at camp. Nearby is a river stream, plus a local spring with the most amazing water I have tasted, and roughly 20mins from the small town of Phoenicia. Quiet and private yet not terribly far from civilization. There was more than enough space to pull our suv up the gravel path. David and his wife came over one day to check that we had what we needed. He was also kind enough to leave some firewood at the site for us, and was easy to contact throughout the booking process! The nights were a little chilly so we were very thankful for that extra firewood! I wish we could keep this spot a secret... we all agreed we would love to return to this campsite on our next trip! Thanks for the lovely space for our extremely memorable trip!
Private catskills primitive camping
T-Spot is great! We were looking for a last-minute campsite in the Catskills, and T-spot is perfectly nestled between towns, mountains and trailheads. The directions are very easy to follow- you'll lose phone service on the way but the campsite isn't too far off the road- we found it quite easily.
The site is on top of a hill, near what appears to be an old logging road. The firepit is in the center of campsite, next to a beautiful and surprisingly long table. It makes cooking so easy. The firepit is enormous! David had generously left out some cut firewood (under the table) which we used to supplement the wood we had purchased at the Sunoco in Boiceville (a ten minute drive away).
The center of camp is in a wooded clearing, with the road on one side and woods leading away in another. There's good, flat places to pitch your tent. We pitched our tent closer to the woods, knowing there was rain in the forecast. There's only one rent-able campsite, which means your group has the place to themselves. The site's size is flexible and could accommodate multiple tents easily.
We camped in mid-October, and the fall colors nor the stars disappointed. We sipped hot cider with bourbon and listened to a mysterious animal call. In the late morning, we saw a group of about 20 wild turkeys foraging nearby. They're such cool birds.
The site is about 200 yards away from the road. Between the site and the road is a sizable stream, which does a great job at muffling the noise from the road. In the morning, when the road is quiet, the sound of the brook is delightful. We would take our coffee down to the bridge and watch the water and peep the foliage. There still is -some- noise from the road, which didn't bother us, and is also usually part of the deal if you want an easy to find campsite!
All our communication with David was excellent! David was easy to book with and made accessing the site a breeze. We didn't need to communicate with David while we were on-site. Everything was easy to find, and we had everything we needed. Would definitely come back here again.
Fantastic fall getaway
Our group stayed from Wednesday to Sunday. The spot was easy to find, isolated, and stunning. The table definitely made things easier and the chairs helped when one of ours broke. I love that the space had areas of both open sky and some tree coverage. The star gazing was fantastic. There were some great trees for setting up a hammock, should that be your thing. You can hear cars on the road during the day, but at night you're surrounded by the sound of a babbling stream. I'd definetely book again!