Camp out on a working shiitake mushroom farm! Located within 3 miles of the Finger Lakes National Forest, Hawk Meadow Farm includes 60 acres of woods, fields and a pristine stream. There are 2 quiet, spacious and private campsites available on the property. Each site is just steps away from trails into the forest or access to swimming spots in our stream. Facilities include an outhouse, potable water, and firewood.
Only 30 minutes from Ithaca, NY and 15 minutes to Watkins Glen or Trumansburg, the farm is situated right between Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes wine country. Our property is at the end of a dead end road so it is very quiet and private, yet close to fine restaurants, wineries, the lakes and hiking! We offer tours of our shiitake operation for $10.00 per person. Tours last about an hour.
Besides our farm we run Acorn Designs -journals and cards on 100% recycled paper. Be sure to visit our farm store while you are here! We also make maple syrup, dried shiitake mushroom powder, jams and jelly from our own fruit and of course we have fresh shiitakes- all for sale!
- Check in: After 10AM
- Check out: Before 2PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Shiitake Mushroom Camp
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Mushrooms!!! This place is absolutely wonderful! Such a unique experience camping on the edge of the forest steps from the log grown shiitake mushroom farm. Steve and Anne are amazing host and their Shiitake Mushrooms are delicious.
Going into Hawk Meadow Farm turned into a learning experience for me. Knowing it was a mushroom farm I was expecting crops of mushroom but I was surprised when we got a tour into woods and saw all these logs lined up with mushrooms growing out of them. It looked so magical, it was fascinating to learn about the difference of all the mushrooms and all the details about how they grow. In between the mystical mushroom farm we set our tent in an open meadow. The campground was so beautiful the perfect space to pitch your tent and set up a fire, it gave all the right camp vibes that we wanted that night. If you want a mystical day full of learning experiences in a beautiful location I definitely recommend Hawk Meadow Farm.
What a cool place!!! My husband and I had an amazing long weekend camping at Hawk Meadow Farm instead of at the festival or at a traditional campground for Trumansburg Grassroots Festival 2018. There is just absolutely no comparison for the value of the privacy, seclusion, beautiful nature and wildlife we experienced. Steve and Anne were gracious, welcoming, friendly, warm and so hospitable. Steve met us when we arrived to show us our campsite and made sure we knew the lay of the land (where to find outdoor shower, composting toilet, running water, as well an electrical outlet if necessary, how to get to the creek and gave us some helpful info for our planned kayak trip the next day. In the morning we met his lovely wife tending to her beautiful garden and chickens and she showed off her concierge skills giving us a great head start on making the most of our time in the area. As others have said, definitely go on the tour and buy some shiitake's to try yourself if he has them available- the mushroom farm operation is fascinating and involves much more than you'd expect! You can really taste the difference made by years of applied experience and knowledge and it's great to learn from someone so passionate about their work. My husband and I both felt like we made two friends we'd like to visit again. 10 out of 10, would definitely reccomend.
This is a beautiful place to stay! The site has amazing views on the stars at night. We loved seeing the farm and learning about the many products they make and grow (maple syrup, mushrooms, honey, paper, etc). I definitely recommend buying some mushrooms from them to cook with. They made a very tasty morning omelette. Ann was so helpful and had some great recommendations for activities in the area.
I would highly reccomend this spot! Ann and Steve are warm, welcoming and thoughful. After a later than anticipated arrival due to traffic we arrived after sunset to find that our hosts and prepared the campfire ahead if time to welcome us. The property is magical and seemingly never ending. If you are looking for peaceful beauty in a private secluded setting, this is your spot. If you are interested in learning about mushrooms, Steve is passionate and eager to share his knowledge! This was a wonderful experience and we look forward to returning on our next trip to the area. Thanks, Steve and Anne!!
My husband and I had a wonderful weekend. The campsite runs right next to a burbling stream. The campsite, outhouse, and outdoor shower are all quite private. Anne and Steve are consummate hosts; they are so welcoming and professional. And don't hesitate to take the tour of the farm--it's fascinating!
Anne and Steve are incredible hosts! Steve gave us a fascinating tour of the mushroom farm, I recommend doing the tour and buying some mushrooms, they are delicious. It also rained on the last night and they offered us to stay at a small cabin of theirs that their summer intern usually stays in (we stayed there late October). It poured really hard and are so thankful for their kindness!!
We stayed at the further campsite the first night and it was perfect. You can drive right to the site. It was spacious and private. Steve mentioned that deer often come through the area but we didn't see any during our stay, but did see some on the drive close to the farm a couple of times. The other campsite is closer to the creek which also looked lovely.
The stay was close to many attractions. We went to Watkins glen, Robert treman, finger lake cider house, and Ithaca during the weekend. Overall, we recommend this stay!
Camping here was absolutely incredible. Anne and Steve were amazing and so helpful (free firewood was a dream come true). We actually stayed here as part of our honeymoon! We learned so much about mushrooms (definitely go on a tour!!!) and much more. They were fantastic with recommendations about where to eat and hike. Visiting Finger Lakes National Forest was definitely a highlight, as was the Cider House! We hope to go back in the future, and would absolutely 100% recommend staying here to anyone.