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.
- Check in: After 2PM
- 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
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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.