Hipcamp host Cecelia M.
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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).

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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

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Cecelia a message!
  • 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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

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

Fishing

We have river frontage where you can fish with an appropriate license. Please let us know ahead if you are interested in fishing.

Hiking

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

Paddling

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.

Snow sports

Close to downhill ski slopes and on a snowmobile trail.

Swimming

We have a seasonal (occassionally dries up in extreme drought) small swimming hole in our creek.

Wildlife watching

White tailed deer are plentiful but we also have our share of turkey, coyotes, geese, ducks, songbirds and numerous small mammals.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Heart's Desire in New York.

River, stream, or creek

Several small creeks, a navigable river and swamp.

Forest
Swimming hole
Farm

The vibe at Heart's Desire

Places to see near Heart's Desire

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Hipcamper Ben

Stunning, private site, great views

Ben C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 25th, 2020

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.

Hipcamper Tara
Tara S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2017

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.

View from our tentCampfire magicRelaxing by the fireCookin' up some grub
Hipcamper Sam
Sam W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 6th, 2017

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 !

Hipcamper Emily
Emily M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 22nd, 2018

It was exactly what we were looking for. We camped with our dog, he was off leash the entire time and had a creek to swim in- he loved it! The views were nice, and it was very private.

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Hipcamper Candy
Candy K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 28th, 2019

We loved it!!

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Hipcamper Kendra

Serenity at heart’s desire

Kendra T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 17th, 2020

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!

Hipcamper Alecia
Alecia M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 6th, 2018

Beautiful place for private camping. And the stream behind our site was perfection!!

Hipcamper Conor
Conor O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 2nd, 2018

Great spot. We camped in a pasture up on the hill above the dairy farm. Very short hike from the car, and we had a wonderful view.

Hipcamper Yoni
Yoni S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 29th, 2019

Beautiful views! Excellent host! I’ve used Hipcamp for quite a few camping trips. This, by far, the best !!

Awards

Best of 2018 New York
7th place
Property
Heart's Desire
State
New York
Country
United States
$45/night
2 Sites

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