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As NYS begins re-opening, we are looking forward to welcoming campers. We will be strictly limiting the number of tents/campers to ensure space and privacy, as always. We highly encourage you to BOOK EARLY as we sell out fast! Please read the full description for all information.  Please book by the tent and campers in that tent. Read more...


Plan to get o


As NYS begins re-opening, we are looking forward to welcoming campers. We will be strictly limiting the number of tents/campers to ensure space and privacy, as always. We highly encourage you to BOOK EARLY as we sell out fast! Please read the full description for all information.  Please book by the tent and campers in that tent. Read more...


Plan to get out and enjoy the FRESH MOUNTAIN AIR, CLEAN CREEK, PRIVATE TRAILS and more... Enjoy a long relaxing weekend or have a true outdoor adventure. Pitch you tent and enjoy rustic camping (glamping) at its finest on the mountain at our private retreat.  Farm fresh eggs and fresh jams and organic honey are available for order and can be delivered to your campsite. Please send a message at least 1 week in advance of arrival to place order.


Taking to the wilderness with your favorite people is one of the most fun and rewarding things you can do. Plan an incredible camp-out with us!  We are happy to accommodate special requests, including romantic getaways, family time and birthday celebrations!


If you are bringing an oversized tent (ie: tents with multi-rooms, 10-12 person tents, circus sized tents- please do let us know in advance/before booking. An additional fee may be charged.)


We require all campers to adhere to all CDC guidelines, including frequent hand washing/sanitizing, social distancing, face coverings, etc.


After our campers have spent the day exploring our land, including groomed trails, (or our nearby 500 acre park) cook their dinner and are ready to snuggle up and chat, play cards or toast marshmallows, we provide fire rings and firewood (buy your bundle online thru Hipcamp now or purchase yours on arrival/cash only.) that heighten their experience.


In response and demand from our loyal campers, we have added a private outhouse for campers comfort and the new cowboy/cowgirl wash/shower room.  Please be sure you are neat, clean and disinfect any structure you enter/use on the property each time to avoid and minimize any health risks to others. Additional, access to BOH approved, clean, mountain water from spigot, hose and/or creek. Set up your own portable shower.  We do have wi-fi access and it is FREE for campers to stay connected, while disconnecting from the hussle and bussle of their every day life.


We do have horses and ponies on the property.  You are welcome to arrange horse activity while you are here. (all equine activities are currently limited). Campers are welcome to enjoy watching the horses and ponies in their natural environment. (Please do not enter fenced areas, or the barn or open any pasture gates.) We welcome campers to participate in the hands-on feeding process in the afternoons.


Yes, we do allow you to bring your own horse(s). We have an AWESOME trail course including obstacles and sensory activity stations over varied terrain. Any horse(s) coming on to the property are required to have coggins, rabies and vaccines within the last 12 months. Proof of coggins, rabies and vaccines are required at check in. We do charge an additional separate fee for a private pasture for your horse(s). Payment for your horse is required at check in, NOT online.  If you are planning to bring your horse(s) please CALL us and make arrangements in advance.  Horse hay can be purchased on-site.


Yes, we do welcome pets. We have two large, fully equipped kennels/runs for those times your dog isn't with you. Please let us know in advance if you are bringing a pet with you. All dogs must be leashed and wear their 2020 rabies and vaccine tags. You must present a copy of their 2020 vaccines and rabies certificate upon arrival. There is a $20 pet fee that must be paid at time of arrival.


Bonus: Access to Local Food- While it seems like you have left the world behind, we are 5 minutes from the local grocery, diner, deli and pizza place. Barton Orchard is also a 5 minute drive. Tymor Park is 2 miles down the road. You'll find 2 swimming pools, more hiking trails, a lake for boating (kyack, canoe, paddle boat), volley ball courts and more.


(Please note that each tent takes up 1 site. The base price is for 1 tent site w/ 1-2 people. (oversized tents like a multi-room tents, 8-10-12 person tent and circus sized tents require at least 2 tent sites) Add' people in that tent are $10/per night. If you have more than 1 tent, each tent pays base price w/ 1-2 people. Add' people in any tent are $10/per night additional. If you are camping as a group, you can choose to put your groups tents in the same general area or at a distance. We can happily accommodate group of tents/people camp outs. Book by the tent and number of people in tent. Please ask any questions before booking. We do our best to honor special requests. Some sites are accessible by wheelchair.)  *** A short list of questions will be sent to campers to confirm they have NOT been exposed or are at risk of COVID 19. ALL campers MUST be healthy and must not have been exposed to COVID 19 AND have been self quarantined for a period exceeding 25 days for the safety of everyone.


*** No outside firewood may be brought into the farm. Some wood is not meant to be burned and gives off dangerous fumes. No chainsaws may be used on the farm to cut down our trees. A firewood bundle purchase is enough wood for one typical evening campfire. If you need more, you may purchase additional firewood on-site. Cash only please.


Be respectful while you are on the property and you will have an AWESOME time!


*** No littering. If you leave garbage on the trails or your campsite, you will be subject to a minimum fine of at least $500. This includes breaking glass bottles such as beer bottles on the stone fire pits. There is a garbage dumpster to toss out your trash at the top of the driveway.  *** Your campfire is to be properly put out by you before you check out or you will be fined at least $500. *** No loud music bothering other campers after 10pm or you will be fined and asked to leave. *** No disruptive behavior or you will be fine and asked to leave.  *** Persons under 21 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian with them. *** Please ask all questions in advance of booking.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
13 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

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Plenty of places to go bike riding.


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Hiking thru the woods on the mountain or head down to the park to walk on the pretty trails.

Horseback riding

Horseback riding available on-site.

Snow sports

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Swimming in two pools available 1 mile from camp at park. Swim pass can be purchased at the pool.

Wildlife watching

Wildlife watching, deer, owls, squirrels, rabbits, chipmunks, bear all around the mountain.



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Hipcamper megan

Loud and expensive

Megan R.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 21st, 2020

Our two main issues with this location and why I would not recommend it was the price and the sound pollution.

We initially booked one spot for 6 people (3 tents) but then were told that we had to book a separate spot for each tent- meaning we had to pay an additional $150 + all of hipcamps fees for each site. At the point we found out this information was too late to secure another spot so we went ahead. ---The property is beautiful, it is well maintained and the hosts were great. However after we were shown to our spot it was clearly just one site (one fire pit) not the three that we had been required to book.

Furthermore the site is incredibly noisy. There is a busy road, a small ravine then the site sitting parallel to the road. We could hear (and see) cars/ trucks/ motorcycles you name it at all hours. It was so loud that I couldn't hear my friends talking over the campfire.

Hipcamper Riley

Wouldn't recommend

Riley H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 17th, 2020

Kevin and Leah's sites are well maintained but we were really turned off by the surprise additional fees, last-minute legal waivers, threats of $5000 fines and 'trespassers shot' signage.

Hipcamper Laura
Laura P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 26th, 2018

Kevin and Leah were so kind, waiting up late to welcome us in around midnight after a long drive. We would have liked to spend more time with the sweet horses and exploring the property, but hopefully we can return someday! This was a great experience and a safe place for us to rest during a long journey. Thank you Kevin and Leah!

Fresh Mountain Air, Private Retreat
Hipcamper Kevin and Leah
Response from Kevin and Leah, the Host, on May 29th, 2018

Laura thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to welcome you. We do hope you'll return soon when you have time to relax and enjoy the property and its amenities. -Kevin & Leah

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Hipcamper Russell
Russell A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 3rd, 2020

All-in-all a really nice campsite. The hosts are clear on what they expect from you from the get go, so as long as you respect their rules they will respect you. Very nice hosts, including the wonderful Taylor who introduced our group to all the different horses and taught us a lot about them. Really fun to learn about the horses and get to pet them and hang with em (most especially Cruiser). Keep in mind this place is a bit more on the family friendly side of things (10pm no music, kid friendly horse rides etc...) so if you’re a specifically rambunctious group I’d say let them know before-hand. Wish we could’ve said goodbye before we took off. Until next time!👋🏻

Hipcamper Cameron

Right next to a road, charged extra

Cameron D.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 24th, 2020

Just know what you’re getting into before you get there. The place is not private or secluded AT ALL. You’re literally camping in someone’s (well-groomed) backyard. You can see the road and cars from your site (and hear cara going by all day and all night). You can see the owner’s house from the site. The sites are close together and the trees are pretty sparse, so if any of your neighbors are playing music or talking (ours were, at very respectable volumes) you’re gonna hear it loud and clear. One of our camp-neighbors said they almost turned around and left immediately after seeing the place, except they had already driven over two hours to get there, haha.

Also they way overcharge for firewood ($20 for a small bundle hahaha) and it was fresh, wet wood that wouldn’t light on fire. Some of the wood literally had green leaves sticking out of it and ooozed literal water when I chopped it into smaller pieces!!! Wouldn’t be so bad except they have a strict rule against bringing in outside firewood, even from the gas station 5m away.

ALSO also, they charged us an ADDITIONAL $100 in ***cash*** when we got there because we had a little play tent set up for our daughter that we didn’t tell them about ahead of time. They claimed something about ‘insuring additional structures’ which of course sounds made up. I even told them they didn’t have to ‘insure’ our $15 cheapo tent but they made us pay up or take it down (to the tears of our daughter). In my 30 years of camping I’ve never had to pay additional fees (we already paid for the site and there were no extra people) or had to insure our tents (ridiculous). I brought my camping hammock like I always do, but we didn’t put it up because we were worried they’d try to charge us even more!!!!

The owners seemed to try to act nice and polite, which is cool, but they’ll still gouge you at every turn.

There are horses and goats, which is nice. Our daughter did enjoy going to the pen once or twice a day and petting the horses. So that was cool.

Also no mosquitoes whatsoever, so that’s another plus. Their porta-potty was clean and well-tended.

Hipcamper Kristie
Kristie N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2018

Leah and Kevin were incredibly welcoming. They were super responsive on the Hipcamp site or whenever we needed to text. Once there they greeted us to explain where to park and how to get to our sites.
They allowed us to use their home bathroom whenever we needed for that extra luxury and there is also the option of going horseback riding! I would stay again. Overall great weekend.

Hipcamper Kevin and Leah
Response from Kevin and Leah, the Host, on May 29th, 2018

Kristie, it was our pleasure to welcome you and your friends. You guys are awesome and we are looking forward to your future visits.

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Hipcamper Greg
Greg H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2018

Kevin and Leah were extremely helpful, even helped us out with some extra chairs! There are tons of spots to go hiking nearby and any essentials you may need are around the corner.

Hipcamper Kevin and Leah
Response from Kevin and Leah, the Host, on May 29th, 2018

Greg, your group was great. Thank you for the rave review. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. - Kevin & Leah

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Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 12th, 2018

Great experience. Kevin and Leah were great hosts. The site was private while we were there, but does have potential to be less private if they had more bookings. My kids loved tromping around, petting the horses, and playing in the creek. There are a couple of cats that wonder around. My kids loved them, but they were a little too friendly if you’re not a cat lover. Overall we had a great couple of nights and would recomend this sight to others.

Hipcamper Kevin and Leah
Response from Kevin and Leah, the Host, on June 13th, 2018

It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. We're happy you had a good time and look forward to you visiting us again. - Kevin and Leah

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Hipcamper Clark
Clark W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 13th, 2018

Great weekend. Very friendly people. Super convenient for a getaway.

Hipcamper Kevin and Leah
Response from Kevin and Leah, the Host, on June 13th, 2018

Thank you so much Clark. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We're looking forward to your future returns. -Kevin and Leah

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Private Mountain Top Retreat
New York
United States
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