About Sanctuary in the woods
Bob and I have 10 forested beautiful hilly acres 10 miles from Ithaca, NY. We have built a camp with a covered dry lean-to with a double bed platform inside to put your sleeping bags on. Some put their tent up on the bed! Also there is a teepee that can sleep a few. The campfire has a grill and there are two homemade benches around it. There is a swing and seesaw at the site as well. There are trails around our land to walk on. There is access to our well water for your use. Come enjoy. It is very quiet. We are very close to Connecticut Hill Park, Arnot Forest, and both Treman and Buttermilk State Park which has swimming. Watkins Glen State Park is half an hour away. It is so magnificent if you haven't been google it. Number three Park in the USA. A mile and a half of gorgeous waterfalls and canyons. Also great cross country skiing nearby, downhill a half an hour away if you are winter campers. We are between two finger lakes, Cayuga and Seneca. Firewood available and for purchase, generous portions compared to stores. Or bring and axe and cut your own. Plenty or small wood to gather on the ground too.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 2
- Accessibility: Walk to listing
- Campsite area: Bring your own Tents
- Check in after: 1PM
- Check out before: 2PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
- Weeknight discount: 10% off
The vibe at Sanctuary in the woods
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What a unique property Bob and Pam have created in their Sanctuary in the Woods! We were excited to stay here before we knew anything about the property, mainly because it is close to Ithaca, and were touring the state parks and waterfalls in the area. We were even more excited to explore the woodland trails, play around on the homemade playground equipment, and hang out in the tipi.
There's plenty of room to roam in these woods, plus a pond to swim in. Bob has built a swing in the trees and even a seesaw to help you feel like a kid again. There's a tipi for sleeping or hanging out, plus an open lean-to with a bed. We chose to set up our own tent and use the lean-to for storing our gear. We only wish we had brought our kids - this is a great camp for families!
What a great site! The site is comfy, quiet, and close to Ithaca and state parks. Both Pam and Bob were extremely nice and took good care of us. To our surprise, we were able to keep our small 3 person tent in the lean-to meaning no rain fly necessary and lots of nice fresh air - definite bonus!
Sanctuary in the Woods was fantastic! Just as advertised, the lean-to was comfortable, and campfire area well designed and easy to use. The campsite was the perfect distance from the house/driveway, far enough to allow for privacy but close enough that it was easy to carry the bags. Pamela was a gracious host. We enjoyed meeting her and would definitely return.
The hosts for this site are really nice. It is a bit of a hike up a hill to the site. Unfortunately the night we stayed, it rained and we had to pack out in the dark so the hike was a lot under those conditions. For someone who is looking for a great place to stay with their dog, I think this is pretty sweet. The hosts own 10 acres that you can hike on with your dog. There's a swing that is fun and the hosts have set up the site with benches, a lean-to (which would be sweet for a small tent) and there's a fire ring. They sell firewood for $20 which was a lot for us because the wood was pretty wet and although we did get a fire going, we didn't use a lot of wood. But we did accidentally leave our trash in the rush of getting out in the morning and the hosts were happy to take care of it for us. We would totally stay there again, hopefully on a night that doesn't rain!!