Hipcamp host Sharon H.
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Up on a hill 10 miles from Ithaca, pitch a tent by the pond or find a shady spot near the tall trees or under the pines. We have 23 acres of park-like setting. Our spring-fed pond is lovely for swimming and it is stocked so you can catch and release. Trails lead from the pond around the property from which you may enjoy the beautiful views. 

We have our portojohn pumpe

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Up on a hill 10 miles from Ithaca, pitch a tent by the pond or find a shady spot near the tall trees or under the pines. We have 23 acres of park-like setting. Our spring-fed pond is lovely for swimming and it is stocked so you can catch and release. Trails lead from the pond around the property from which you may enjoy the beautiful views. 

We have our portojohn pumped and sanitized weekly. There is a bottle of bleachwater to spray on/in the potty with each use. There is a handwashing station next to potty. There is also a bottle of hand sanitizer. Please bring your own soap. No soap in pond please. 

Please let us know if you are bringing your dog when making your booking.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
3 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-in site
Max length 20ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send Sharon a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 5PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

You may ride your mtn bike on our trails and if you want bigger trail rides Shindagin Hollow and Hammond Hill are 30 minutes away.

Boating

Cayuga, Seneca and Cayuta Lake are nearby and have boat launches.

Fishing

Fish on our pond or nearby Cayuta, Seneca or Cayuga Lakes.

Hiking

1km trails on site and we are near the Finger Lakes Trail and state parks where there are beautiful gorge hikes.

Paddling

Paddle around the pond or head out to nearby Cayuta, Cayuga or Seneca Lakes

Wind sports

Windsurfing on Cayuga or Seneca Lakes. Owner is avid windsurfer and can hook you up with gear and lessons.

Swimming

Swim in our pond or find a nearby waterfall to swim under

Wildlife watching

You might find Green Herons nesting, or a large turtle in the pond. Night time you will enjoy the sounds of all kinds of frogs,...Read more

Snow sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Hillside Pond with a View in New York.

Forest

We have a lovely spot in the pine forest to pitch a tent if you don't mind the 5 minute walk from your car. It is also a lovely...Read more

Lake

Pond for swimming and catch and release bass fishing.

Mountainous

Campsite is situated atop a hill overlooking the valley and surrounding rolling hills.

Prairie, meadow, or plain

Meadow camping beside the pond

Swimming hole

Besides our pond there are many swimming holes in the nearby gorges

Waterfall

Many waterfalls in nearby gorges

Driveway

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Hipcamper Tim
Tim S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 25th, 2018

We stayed on the far side of the pond this weekend. Although we had a bit of rain, it was a great experience. The site was very private, there were trails running all over the property and the pond was clean and perfect for a quick dip. Our hosts were quick to share a tip on what to do and did their best to make sure we had everything we needed.

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Hipcamper Peter
Peter H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2018

Awesome place. Great people, cool pond.
Not much cell signal, but wifi was very good.
Bubba was great getting us settled in, offering us a bunch of options for where we could setup. The pond was deliciously refreshing at the end of the day.

Hipcamper Danielle

Great hospitality, country charm

Danielle Z.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 2nd, 2019

Sharon and Bubba are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Their pups Zeke, Montana and Freda are great hosts too! The views from the pond are tranquil and you will feel at peace on their land. The hiking paths are an added bonus. While at times there are other campers here the sites are spaced far enough apart that you feel like you have the whole pond to yourself. There is a clean porta-potty and water area. Easy drive to Ithaca but a country feel. We highly recommend!

Hipcamper Govind

Pond and hill view

Govind R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 29th, 2020

This is a perfect spot to camp where you feel very safe and secluded as well. The host gave us the Pine forest spot, and it was so beautiful, shady and warm , especially in this hot summer.

This place is a very good place for group campers as well. One big advantage is that, you can enjoy a pond view as well as a beautiful hill view. Also the host allowed us to park the car nearby, which was very convenient.

Regarding amenities, the only thing which was so uncomfortable is the toilet facility (portopotty) near the pond. One thing is, it is very far away, from our spot. And we were shocked to see a snake inside the portopotty.

Even though it is small, When we were concerned about the snake inside the portopotty, the host was very negligent about it, that was something disappointing. So in our whole camp, we didn't use the campsite toilet. Every time to take a loo, we went near a gas station nearby.

The website mentions - "If campers need a shower or indoor toilet please get permission from your hosts to use the house". But we were not allowed to use the indoor toilet. It is understandable, if it is for the COVID situation.

Overall the campsite was very good for its beautiful view and awesome stay.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 1st, 2018

We had an amazing stay with aharon and Bubba. Swimming in the pond and hanging with the pups were our two highlights. Would highly recommend this site!

Hipcamper Sharon
Response from Sharon, the Host, on May 24th, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back again!

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Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 13th, 2018

Sharon was super helpful with directions & accommodations. Very thorough with helping us navigate our way there. Very beautiful well kept spot with a lovely view of the rolling hills, we arrived at sunset and it was so peaceful. We appreciated her hiking recommendations & had a great time checking out Taughannock Falls!

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Hipcamper Sharon
Response from Sharon, the Host, on August 15th, 2018

Good choice on Taughannock and Two Goats...two of my favorite places! It was great to meet you and glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Hipcamper Sally
Sally R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 26th, 2018

Sharon and Bubba were very generous hosts! We camped on the far side of the pond, and it was very quiet. Even though there were other guests there that weekend as well, we had no problem feeling as though we had our own private experience. The pond and view was beautiful, and Bubba even rescued us when we got stuck in the mud when we leaving.

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Hipcamper Sharon
Response from Sharon, the Host, on May 24th, 2019

Thank you for the feedback. We improved the paths to the sites . Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you will come back again.

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Hipcamper Alisha
Alisha D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 26th, 2018

Sharon and Bubba were great hosts. Bubba came by to let us know where the amenities were and made sure we were taken care of. They’ve made a beautiful spot.

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Hipcamper Melissa
Melissa M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 8th, 2018

Fantastic spot! Bubba was super helpful and let us park the van in the shade, close enough to plugin. It was a scorcher of a day so we took advantage of the pond... which was amazing! Clean, refreshing, relaxing with fantastic views. There are a couple lovely hiking trails that take you around the property and through the woods. I'm a dog lover and the pups were very friendly. Loved it!

My pup doesn't enjoy being in the water but he enjoyed being on it!Take a dip in the pond to cool off. Bring the dogs! It's a great spot for exploring. Take a hike through the field and woods or in front of the house.
Hipcamper Sharon
Response from Sharon, the Host, on September 20th, 2018

Glad you got to enjoy our pond during the hot weather. Great photos! Thanks for posting.

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Awards

Best of 2019 New York
Finalist
Best of 2018 New York
Finalist
Property
Doggie Camp
State
New York
Country
United States
$40/night
3 Sites
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