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. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers
3 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Pull-in site, max length 20ft
Electricity hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
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: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

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

Biking
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

The vibe at Hillside Pond with a View

Places to see near Doggie Camp

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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 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.
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(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.
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(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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Hipcamper Jennie
Jennie C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 16th, 2018

Sharon, her partner Bubba, and the dogs were excellent hosts. We camped behind the pond in a spot that had room for a six person tent and then some. We were even able to do laundry in their house when our stuff got a bit wet from the rain (Sharon says best time to do laundry if needed is usually 11am-5pm). Sharon also provided us assistance with locating kayak rentals, which was much appreciated! She is very knowledgeable about the area and responsive to messages if anything comes up. Last but not least, the stargazing was fabulous. On clear nights, several constellations are visible -- you'll may even glimpse a few shooting stars. Thanks again for a lovely time!

Hipcamper Megan
Megan H.
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(Dispersed site)
September 17th, 2018

Great experience! This is definitely a doggie camp and a Labrador paradise. The pond is beautiful and my dogs loved taking a dip each morning. very quiet and dark at night and a very private camp spot with acres of trails. Sharon and Bubba are awesome hosts, my truck broke down and they were able to give me advice on a local mechanic around the corner that helped me out. They were also great with giving advice on local places to visit, I definitely want to visit again!!!

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Hipcamper Sharon
Response from Sharon, the Host, on September 20th, 2018

So glad you had a good stay and were able to get home!! We'd love to see you and the pups again.

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Property
Doggie Camp
State
New York
$27/night
3 Sites