Escape the city and find yourself in this off-grid hillside cabin with a deck overlooking the Taconic mountain range.   Wander through field and forest, and cool off in the nearby stream.    The cabin has two rooms, and there is a kids playground and tire swing making this an appropriate family camping getaway.   The affiliated tent

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Escape the city and find yourself in this off-grid hillside cabin with a deck overlooking the Taconic mountain range.   Wander through field and forest, and cool off in the nearby stream.    The cabin has two rooms, and there is a kids playground and tire swing making this an appropriate family camping getaway.   The affiliated tent platform (separate listing) makes group camping possible, as well (book both for absolute privacy).  There is a solar panel providing indoor lights and phone charging capabilities, a fire pit with a grill, and a simple array of pots, dishes, and utensils.  There is a spring-fed 15 gallon reservoir of potable water that will slowly refill as well.

Though not far off the road, there is very little car traffic, and the surroundings are very peaceful.  The din of the running stream is a constant, while the sounds of coyotes and owls can be heard at night.  As the name indicates, the east-facing hillside is often witness to incredible moonrises, and the stars are always bright. 

Nearby Attractions:

The Beer Diviner small-scale brewery and taproom is a stone's throw away from the parking area with a selection of tasty beer and some food options available.  In addition to regular hours, there are special summer events, and live music every Saturday night.

Cherry Plain State Park is a 'less-traveled' state park and campground just 3.5 miles up the road, offering lake swimming, boating, hiking and mountain bike trails

Other nearby outdoor attractions include:  The Taconic Crest Trail, Jiminy Peak Resort, Hancock Shaker Village, and Mt. Greylock.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, fire ring w/ gril...
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Off leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Dacha in New York.

Forest
River, stream or ...

Places to see near Moonrise Forest Camp

Cherry Plain State Park
Cherry Plain State Park
1 miles way Explore
Clarksburg State Park
Clarksburg State Park
13 miles way Explore
Woodford State Park
Woodford State Park
24 miles way Explore
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site
24 miles way Explore
Lake Shaftsbury State Park
Lake Shaftsbury State Park
28 miles way Explore
Saratoga National Historical Park
Saratoga National Historical Park
28 miles way Explore
Molly Stark State Park
Molly Stark State Park
32 miles way Explore
Thacher State Park
Thacher State Park
32 miles way Explore
Green Mountain National Forest
Green Mountain National Forest
34 miles way Explore
Taconic State Park
Taconic State Park
36 miles way Explore
Catskill State Park
Catskill State Park
38 miles way Explore
Lake Taghkanic State Park
Lake Taghkanic State Park
40 miles way Explore
Fort Dummer State Park
Fort Dummer State Park
43 miles way Explore
Moreau Lake State Park
Moreau Lake State Park
44 miles way Explore
Jamaica State Park
Jamaica State Park
45 miles way Explore
Townshend State Park
Townshend State Park
45 miles way Explore
Emerald Lake State Park
Emerald Lake State Park
48 miles way Explore
New England National Scenic Trail
New England National Scenic Trail
49 miles way Explore
Max V. Shaul State Park
Max V. Shaul State Park
52 miles way Explore
Housatonic Meadows State Park
Housatonic Meadows State Park
54 miles way Explore
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
Springfield Armory National Historic Site
54 miles way Explore
Lake St. Catherine State Park
Lake St. Catherine State Park
59 miles way Explore
Macedonia Brook State Park
Macedonia Brook State Park
59 miles way Explore
Mills Norrie State Park
Mills Norrie State Park
61 miles way Explore
Lake Waramaug State Park
Lake Waramaug State Park
64 miles way Explore
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site
64 miles way Explore
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site
65 miles way Explore
Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site
Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt National Hi...
66 miles way Explore
Monadnock State Park
Monadnock State Park
67 miles way Explore
Camp Plymouth State Park
Camp Plymouth State Park
67 miles way Explore
Black Rock State Park
Black Rock State Park
69 miles way Explore
Wilgus State Park
Wilgus State Park
71 miles way Explore
Bomoseen State Park
Bomoseen State Park
72 miles way Explore
Coolidge State Park
Coolidge State Park
72 miles way Explore
Mt. Ascutney State Park
Mt. Ascutney State Park
73 miles way Explore
Half Moon Pond State Park
Half Moon Pond State Park
74 miles way Explore
Wells State Park
Wells State Park
75 miles way Explore
Glimmerglass State Park
Glimmerglass State Park
75 miles way Explore
Pillsbury State Park
Pillsbury State Park
76 miles way Explore
Gifford Woods State Park
Gifford Woods State Park
77 miles way Explore
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site
78 miles way Explore
River Highlands State Park
River Highlands State Park
79 miles way Explore
Greenfield State Park
Greenfield State Park
79 miles way Explore
Mount Sunapee State Park
Mount Sunapee State Park
81 miles way Explore
Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park
Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National ...
81 miles way Explore
Pearl Hill State Park
Pearl Hill State Park
82 miles way Explore
Fahnestock State Park
Fahnestock State Park
83 miles way Explore
Quechee State Park
Quechee State Park
84 miles way Explore
Kettletown State Park
Kettletown State Park
84 miles way Explore
Silver Lake State Park
Silver Lake State Park
85 miles way Explore
Hurd State Park
Hurd State Park
88 miles way Explore
Gilbert Lake State Park
Gilbert Lake State Park
88 miles way Explore
Branbury State Park
Branbury State Park
89 miles way Explore
Mashamoquet Brook State Park
Mashamoquet Brook State Park
89 miles way Explore
John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley N...
92 miles way Explore
Weir Farm National Historic Site
Weir Farm National Historic Site
95 miles way Explore
Devil's Hopyard State Park
Devil's Hopyard State Park
96 miles way Explore
Gillette Castle State Park
Gillette Castle State Park
96 miles way Explore
George Washington State Park
George Washington State Park
96 miles way Explore
Selden Neck State Park
Selden Neck State Park
98 miles way Explore
D.A.R. State Park
D.A.R. State Park
98 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Juliana
Juliana S.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2018

The Dacha is a truly peaceful retreat! I was blown away by how private and tucked away this little cabin property is - you'll feel a million miles away from it all, though very easy to access. The cabin and outdoor space is decked out with sweet details and heaps of charm. You have every necessity desired for a very cushy "camp" experience – clean drinking water, a well-kept composting outhouse, beds in both rooms & linens, a proper outdoor kitchen area, games & books, and even thoughtful touches like provided teas & jars filled with flowers! I honestly cannot recommend this property enough, and hope to return again soon! (Especially for the fall foliage season!)

Heaps of outdoor space to enjoy.Looking out of the second bedroom towards the beautiful mountains!Bed in the first room of the cabinPeeking into room #2
Hipcamper Rags
Rags R.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2018

The Dacha and Tent Platform were wonderful! Andrew and Vicki are such great hosts, making sure everything was stocked and prepared. I really liked how inviting and functional the space was, really accommodating all aspects of camping life. We brought an entire theatre company, and everyone felt very comfortable. New additions like the running water were welcome indeed. The composting toilet makes me feel good about being a human in the woods. Bring some shade for yourself and take caution on the road leading up to the camp if you're going by car. Thank you so much guys! We can't wait to come back.

Hipcamper Lukasz
Lukasz D.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2018

The cabin was really nice, and well kept. The Cabin had two rooms which was a nice surprise. Andrew and Victoria are great hosts and left plenty of books, games, extra blankets and pillows for us. The land is very private and there was plenty of firewood to last us days.

I highly recommend this cabin to anyone. I would go back again in a heartbeat. I loved my experience. The only negative about this cabin is that you can't drive up to it and have to use the wheelbarrow to bring your gear up the hill. Will definitely come back!

Beautiful Rustic FeelMorning clean upView from the private bedroom
Hipcamper Kelly
Kelly B.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2018

The dacha was a perfect getaway weekend spot. The brewery on the corner has a bunch of friendly people and the cabin is about 45 mins from Mass Moca if you are looking for artistic fun :)

Hipcamper Daniel
Daniel B.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2018

Absolutely loved the dacha and fully intend to make this my weekend retreat from the city. Bare necessities to get you through your stay but the outdoor kitchen and privacy of this hipcamp are top notch. I didn’t realize there is a brewery NEXT DOOR which is another huge selling point for coming back. There’s also a gentle stream on the property that you can take a dip in and a great state park only 10 minutes away by car.

The lovely outdoor kitchenThe DachaAt the brewery next doorFrom the front porch
Hipcamper David
David C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 11th, 2018

Thanks!

Hipcamper Tiffany
Tiffany R.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2018

The Dacha was absolutely amazing and we did not want to leave!!! There are pots, pans, a place to cook, and a sink with running water. Bathing in the stream was super refreshing and just listening to the water really made us feel at peace. The inside of the Dacha is quaint and the decor is perfect!!! We played games by candlelight, made crafts, read, and just relaxed and enjoyed the space! Thank you and we look forward to visiting again!

Hipcamper Jennifer
Jennifer W.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2018

What an AMAZING experience! So much beauty in one place. I went solo this trip but loved it so much I booked another for my family! Only suggestion is having 2 wheelbarrels, one for the platform and one for the dacha, since I had to do a lot of walking up and down the hill to get it, put it back then get it again as a courtesy for the platform guests. (Which was fine...they were so nice!) I would HIGHLY recommend this place, as long as you are able bodied to handle the short walk up from the parking area to the camp.

Hipcamper Katie
Katie M.
recommends this listing.
August 25th, 2018

This place is SO SPECIAL!

Property
Moonrise Forest Camp
State
New York
$60/night
1 Site