Nestled among the rolling hills that are the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, our organic dairy farm is the backdrop for this camping experience. Tell us what is your 'hearts desire" and we will accommodate you as best as we can on our 800 acres which encompasses hundreds of acres of woodland, pasture and crop land, creeks and a 80 acre navigable swamp (seasonally).
Nestled among the rolling hills that are the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, our organic dairy farm is the backdrop for this camping experience. Tell us what is your 'hearts desire" and we will accommodate you as best as we can on our 800 acres which encompasses hundreds of acres of woodland, pasture and crop land, creeks and a 80 acre navigable swamp (seasonally). Wildlife abounds with deer, coyotes, turkey, fox, geese, ducks, small mammals and an occasional eagle. Hike, bicycle, kayak or just chill in the beautiful surroundings. We are also two miles from the finger lakes trail. Currently available for tenting only
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
You can bike for miles and miles of countryside roads and stay in the valley and avoid the hills. A ten mile trip takes you to...Read more
We have river frontage where you can fish with an appropriate license. Please let us know ahead if you are interested in fishing.
Hike our forest or pastures and creeksides, or travel down the road to the Taylor Valley State forest and travel the Finger Lak...Read more
We have river frontage where you can kayak or canoe with your own equipment. Let us know ahead of time and we can arrange pickup.
Close to downhill ski slopes and on a snowmobile trail.
We have a seasonal (occassionally dries up in extreme drought) small swimming hole in our creek.
White tailed deer are plentiful but we also have our share of turkey, coyotes, geese, ducks, songbirds and numerous small mammals.
Natural features you'll find at Heart's Desire in New York.
River, stream, or creek
Several small creeks, a navigable river and swamp.
The vibe at Heart's Desire
Places to see near Heart's Desire
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Stunning, private site, great views
A beautiful site on a grassy hill top over looking miles of farmland. Very private and beautiful. Cecilia was a gracious host, supplying us with fire wood and a pit. She drove us to the site. Would not recommend if you do not have an suv or car with ground clearance.
Heart's Desire is like the "Choose Your Own Adventure" of the camping world. There are 800 acres and you can choose to camp in the woods, in a pasture, or along the stream. There are spots that you can drive to or hike to, and your hosts will also help you cart your gear in their UTV.
Once set up, you can get busy exploring farm, field, and woods. There are old logging roads to hike on, streams to cool of in, and baby goats to and cows to pet. We chose a pasture site with a killer view of the surrounding valley. We had total privacy, although the cows were there to keep us company. This is a fun place to pitch a tent.
This area is so beautiful and the owner is so helpful and welcoming. 10/10 will be visiting again. Brought my two dogs and they absoltuely loved all of the new smells. Private grounds and we loved the stream behind our site. Very convenient for the pups !
Serenity at heart’s desire
Our stay at Heart’s Desire was gorgeous, a private hilltop overlooking the rolling farmlands below. We arrived at the address provided, and Cecelia came out of her house and asked us to follow her in our car to the site, a couple of miles down the road. The gravel road up to the site is steep and windy, so bear that in mind if you do not have an adequate car. Upon arrival, she gave us a fire pit & wood, and left us be. The view from the hilltop was beautiful, and sitting by the bonfire as the sunset behind the hills was a peaceful experience. Highly recommend!