Hipcamp host Pamela R.
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We have 10 forested hilly acres 12 miles from Ithaca. We’ve built a camp with a covered dry lean-to with a double bed platform inside to put your sleeping bags or to put supplies off the ground and dry. Lots of room for tents. We have a primitive upper camp where you can also put tents for privacy. There’s a teepee kids love, bring a tarp and pad for ground. The campfire has a Continue reading...
We have 10 forested hilly acres 12 miles from Ithaca. We’ve built a camp with a covered dry lean-to with a double bed platform inside to put your sleeping bags or to put supplies off the ground and dry. Lots of room for tents. We have a primitive upper camp where you can also put tents for privacy. There’s a teepee kids love, bring a tarp and pad for ground. The campfire has a grill, 2 homemade benches and an Adirondack chair. There’s a fun swing. We made trails around our land to enjoy. There is access to well water. Firewood is available for $5 a bundle, bring an axe. Small wood to gather on the ground. Come enjoy. It is very quiet. We are close to Treman, Buttermilk And Taughannock State Parks which all have swimming. Watkins Glen State Park and racetrack is half an hour away. The park is breathtakingly magnificent. Also great cross country skiing, walking and hunting nearby at Connecticut Hill downhill. Also downhill skiing at Greek Peak 45 minutes away if you are winter campers. We are 14 miles from Cornell University and 10 miles from Ithaca College. We are between two finger lakes, Cayuga and Seneca, there are 60 wineries and breweries around the lakes.Woman’s Rights National Museum in Seneca Falls, Corning Museum of Glass is fabulous. Ithaca has theatres, museums for art and kids and a public pool on lake. Or simply hang out and enjoy our ten private acres of forest with a creek and pond.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring w/ grill
No toilet
Dig a cathole
Pets allowed
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Pack it out
No picnic table
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Pamela a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Between two finger lakes wih boating- cayuga and seneca

Fishing

There are places to fish nearby, bob can direct you tot hem but you must have a license.

Hiking

We have ten acres with trails and several parks very close by.

Swimming

There are beaches at the nearby finger lakes that and swimming in season. also some of the parks like butterfield and treman an...Read more

Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Sanctuary in the Woods in New York.

Beach

The finger lakes have beaches.

Lake

Big ones and many smaller ones.

Mountainous

Nearby many!

Swimming hole

There are many places to swim around in the lakes. pools and waterfalls.

Forest
River, stream or ...
Waterfall

Places to see near Sanctuary in the woods

Robert H. Treman State Park
Robert H. Treman State Park
7 miles way Explore
Buttermilk Falls State Park
Buttermilk Falls State Park
9 miles way Explore
Watkins Glen State Park
Watkins Glen State Park
14 miles way Explore
Taughannock Falls State Park
Taughannock Falls State Park
16 miles way Explore
Finger Lakes National Forest
Finger Lakes National Forest
17 miles way Explore
Newtown Battlefield State Park
Newtown Battlefield State Park
18 miles way Explore
Fillmore Glen State Park
Fillmore Glen State Park
29 miles way Explore
Sampson State Park
Sampson State Park
32 miles way Explore
Keuka Lake State Park
Keuka Lake State Park
33 miles way Explore
Chenango Valley State Park
Chenango Valley State Park
40 miles way Explore
Cayuga Lake State Park
Cayuga Lake State Park
41 miles way Explore
Harriett Tubman National Historical Park
Harriett Tubman National Historical Park
42 miles way Explore
Women's Rights National Historical Park
Women's Rights National Historical Park
43 miles way Explore
Hills Creek State Park
Hills Creek State Park
45 miles way Explore
Salt Springs State Park
Salt Springs State Park
46 miles way Explore
Bowman Lake State Park
Bowman Lake State Park
49 miles way Explore
Worlds End State Park
Worlds End State Park
57 miles way Explore
Stony Brook State Park
Stony Brook State Park
57 miles way Explore
Green Lakes State Park
Green Lakes State Park
60 miles way Explore
Colton Point State Park
Colton Point State Park
60 miles way Explore
Oquaga Creek State Park
Oquaga Creek State Park
60 miles way Explore
Leonard Harrison State Park
Leonard Harrison State Park
60 miles way Explore
Ricketts Glen State Park
Ricketts Glen State Park
68 miles way Explore
Lackawanna State Park
Lackawanna State Park
69 miles way Explore
Fair Haven Beach State Park
Fair Haven Beach State Park
71 miles way Explore
Lyman Run State Park
Lyman Run State Park
71 miles way Explore
Verona Beach State Park
Verona Beach State Park
75 miles way Explore
Little Pine State Park
Little Pine State Park
75 miles way Explore
Frances Slocum State Park
Frances Slocum State Park
75 miles way Explore
Letchworth State Park
Letchworth State Park
76 miles way Explore
Gilbert Lake State Park
Gilbert Lake State Park
77 miles way Explore
Ole Bull State Park
Ole Bull State Park
77 miles way Explore
Patterson State Park
Patterson State Park
78 miles way Explore
Steamtown National Historic Site
Steamtown National Historic Site
78 miles way Explore
Hyner Run State Park
Hyner Run State Park
83 miles way Explore
Fort Stanwix National Monument
Fort Stanwix National Monument
85 miles way Explore
Selkirk Shores State Park
Selkirk Shores State Park
88 miles way Explore
Ravensburg State Park
Ravensburg State Park
88 miles way Explore
Delta Lake State Park
Delta Lake State Park
91 miles way Explore
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
91 miles way Explore
Kettle Creek State Park
Kettle Creek State Park
93 miles way Explore
Glimmerglass State Park
Glimmerglass State Park
94 miles way Explore
Sinnemahoning State Park
Sinnemahoning State Park
94 miles way Explore
Sizerville State Park
Sizerville State Park
94 miles way Explore
Raymond B. Winter State Park
Raymond B. Winter State Park
95 miles way Explore
Tobyhanna State Park
Tobyhanna State Park
97 miles way Explore
Hickory Run State Park
Hickory Run State Park
99 miles way Explore
Promised Land State Park
Promised Land State Park
99 miles way Explore
Hamlin Beach State Park
Hamlin Beach State Park
99 miles way Explore

The vibe at Sanctuary in the Woods

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Hipcamper Tara
Tara S.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2017

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!

View of the campEvening viewThere's a tree stand - perfect for morning coffee!Fireside
Hipcamper Christoph
Christoph F.
recommends this listing.
August 14th, 2017

Pam and Bob were great hosts, we had a blast on the camping.

Hipcamper Monte
Monte M.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2017

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!

Hipcamper Laura
Laura W.
recommends this listing.
September 1st, 2017

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.

Hipcamper David
David D.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2017

Great spot, great hosts. Even though it rained, the lean-to kept us dry. Would go there again!

Hipcamper Catherine
Catherine R.
recommends this listing.
October 15th, 2017

Awesome site! Easy to find with GPS. Very short walk from your car to the site. You feel very secluded however you know your so close major highways and towns! I absolutely recommend

Hipcamper Tina
Tina S.
recommends this listing.
November 11th, 2017

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!!

Hipcamper Pamela
Response from Pamela, the Host, on August 31st, 2018

So sorry about the rain Tina, that we can’t help. 😊 In terms of the walk it is quite short yes hilly for sure, yet private from house most agree, that is why we put the campo there; but I guess in the rain carrying things each step one feels. I get it. Ahhh, the joys of camping. Also, it took a while to figure out the wood. Actually, the wood for $20 was usually between $50-$100 dollars of wood in the lean to and some people would burn $100 worth in one night. As Bob cuts it himself we had to change things. Some people wanted just a little, each group used varying amounts.. So now we do bundles for $5 that one pays $8 plus tax for at store for less wood. And people can take as many bundles as they want throughout there stay. We keep them by the house dry. The wood lean to is normally dry but we have to repack the top with leaves and debris yearly and you caught the tail end of that, sorry. So the wood is working well now. Thanks for coming. Lovely to meet you. Come again, free night of wood on us. Best, Pamela and Bob

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Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda E.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2018

Pam and Bob's property is super nice: it's surrounded by woods, has sites for several tents, a great fire ring with a grill, a swing and a seesaw. Our group really had a wonderful time, and the kids were infinitely entertained.

Given the lack of a bathroom or running water at the site itself, people should come prepared. Since we knew what we were getting into, this was not a problem for us. The fact that the camp site is a couple hundred yards away from both the parking lot and the Pam & Bob's house is really nice; it affords quite a bit of privacy and a sense of camping in the wild.

Pam and Bob also have ample parking to accommodate vehicles, and the location is convenient for visiting Ithaca and the state parks in the area. Pam takes hosting really seriously and has a ton of information handy regarding touristy things to do in the area - it's great.

I can wholeheartedly recommend this camping spot!

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle M.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2018

Had a great time

Property
Sanctuary in the woods
State
New York
$30/night
1 Site