Hipcamp host Aaron M.
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Camp in a secluded meadow next to our 33 acre vegetable farm! Very private, excellent view. Poplar trees ring this grassy meadow, and a cool lakeside breeze keeps the site clear of insects and cool during the night.

Drive your vehicle in to very close to the meadow camping area (4WD only if it's been raining!) or park up by our barn, where you have access to potable we

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Camp in a secluded meadow next to our 33 acre vegetable farm! Very private, excellent view. Poplar trees ring this grassy meadow, and a cool lakeside breeze keeps the site clear of insects and cool during the night.

Drive your vehicle in to very close to the meadow camping area (4WD only if it's been raining!) or park up by our barn, where you have access to potable well water and fresh veggies from our fields and six greenhouses.

We have a composting toilet and running water for our campers. The water is a short walk to our barn.

LOTS to do! We're adjacent to the Finger Lakes National Forest, horseback riding, bike riding, hiking, kayaking with provided kayaks, swimming in Seneca Lake, or walk to secret swimming gorges! The Finger Lakes Trail is a five minute walk from our property. Take some time to relax and enjoy the Seneca lake Wine Trail. You'll be minutes from more than 30 wineries, breweries, restaurants and vineyards!

We're also a 10 minute drive to Watkins Glen, 15 minutes to Trumansburg, or 30 minutes to Ithaca.

Campers interested in veggies can do a work trade if interested!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Aaron a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

We are adjacent to Finger Lakes National Forest Land! Great hiking and wildlife spotting opportunities.

Horseback riding

Painted Bar Stables down the road offers trail riding packages that go into the Finger Lakes National Forest.

Paddling

We offer free use of our kayaks for paddling on Seneca Lake!

Wildlife watching

We are adjacent to Finger Lakes National Forest Land! Great hiking and wildlife spotting opportunities.

Biking
Boating
Fishing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Secluded Hilltop Meadow on Farm in New York.

Forest

We are adjacent to Finger Lakes National Forest Land! Great hiking and wildlife spotting opportunities.

Lake

Seneca Lake is 3 miles down the road!

Swimming hole

Many secret gorges in the area for great summer swimming adventures!

Waterfall

Many secret gorges in the area for great summer swimming adventures!

The vibe at Secluded Hilltop Meadow on Farm

Places to see near Plowbreak Farm

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Hipcamper Erin + Caroline
Erin + Caroline M.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2018

Secluded Hilltop Meadow on Farm is a beautiful farm! Hosts Aaron and his wife truly keep their property beautiful. The greenhouses are tidy and bursting with tomato plants, cucumbers, squashes. The tools in the workshop all have their place. Their house is small and handsome. And they are easy to talk with and hard, hard workers!
The campsite is a drive past the asparagus field, thru a fence, and to a mowed area that is very private. It’s all level and easy to find the right place for your tent or vehicle. There is also a fire ring for a campfire and a small shed that houses a bucket composting toilet and some dry wood/kindling. Also hanging on the wall inside the shed are 4 chairs you can use as well!
They recommended to us a brewery a few miles from their place called Two Goats Brewery that has a particularly good view of the lake and vineyards. We headed there shortly after and the beer was SO DANG COLD!!!! It was 95 degrees in the sun, so this was the perfect cool down.
If you are in the area, this place is a must stop. Along with a wonderful time you also might get some fresh veggies!!!

Look at these healthy plants!The farm here is gorgeous.This cucumber came right out of the ground here at Plowbreak farm!Sharing some berries!
Hipcamper Parker
Parker B.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2018

This is a lovely site and Aaron was super helpful with everything. The whole area is beautiful, and it's only a short drive to Watkins Glen. I highly recommend it

Hipcamper Laura
Laura K.
recommends this listing.
August 26th, 2018

What a gem! Loved having our own space to set up and got a bonus bag of farm fresh veggies! The hosts were absolutely wonderful! Would stay again!!

Some of the amazing veggies we went home with!Walk to our camp site. What a view!
Hipcamper Emily
Emily K.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2018

Awesome place to stay! Great hosts, beautiful property, cute dog, delicious vegetables, fresh air... There's not much else more joyful in life. I definitely recommend staying here.

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Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca C.
recommends this listing.
September 4th, 2018

This was my first hipcamp, so I wasn’t totally sure what to expect. Aaron messaged me day-of to coordinate check-in, and greeted our car at the driveway with 2 quarts of just-picked tomatoes. There was another party at the other site the first night, then we were the only ones the second. We used the fire pit & provided wood, and appreciated the composting toilet and well water spigot. Decent data connection on AT&T(Cricket) from the farm. The grass from where we parked to the site was mushy/wet, so definitely bring good boots. The farm was super close to trails in the finger lakes national forest, a swimming spot on Seneca lake, and tons of wineries/breweries.

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Hipcamper Ali
Ali C.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 10th, 2018

Aaron was excellent communicating up to our arrival, and greeted us with a bunch of fresh tomatoes and a huge smile! He led us to the campsite, at which point we learned there would actually be another Hipcamper party staying nearby. This is totally fine with us, although was not articulated in the listing. Due to the wet ground, we ended up having to park our (sleeper) van away from the campsites, in an area that was not well-mowed. It also put us further away from the composting toilet, which in general seemed like it was only suited to serve the one campsite in the meadow, due to the placement and wet area you had to walk through to get there. Despite all this, we did enjoy a nice sunset, the tomatoes, starry sky, and proximity to the beautiful sights and sounds of the area!

The wet/muddy lane that you have to cross to get to the first camping area, or follow straight back to get to the second camping area (the small white shed houses the composting toilet).This is the first camping area. Watching the sunset by the fire at the first camping areaWe had to park to the left of the camping area due to the wet ground that led to the sites (which are on the right side of this photo.) Backed into this site felt secluded enough! The red vehicle to the right of the photo is where the 2nd party parked.
Hipcamper Monique
Monique B.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2019

What a gem! Aaron and Kara were so welcoming, generous and hospitable, and the site was beautiful. My fiancé and I were on a road trip in our van on our way home from a friend's wedding, and wish we could have stayed longer than one night! Aaron and Kara greeted us when we got there to show us the site, and were so generous with local recommendations of places to stop on our way home, as well as sharing bunches of fresh kale with us. Aaron let me know ahead of time that the ground was too wet to drive all the way to the campsite (since it had been such a rainy spring), but we were able to park less than 100ft from the site and it was fantastic. Would highly recommend!

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Hipcamper Dana
Dana N.
recommends this listing.
September 17th, 2019

Aaron was very accommodating. He answered all my questions prior to arrival and made sure he was there to greet us on our arrival. He even gave us a box of fresh veggies. The view from the campsite was beautiful. Highly recommend it

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Hipcamper Joshua R.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2019
Hipcamper Steven T.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2018
Property
Plowbreak Farm
State
New York
$35/night
1 Site
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