Hipcamp host Rick R.
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A glorious tent with the awesomeness of rustic camping.  The tent is a few meters from our beautiful pond, with plenty of fishing, swimming and canoeing.   During the months of July and August, you will also be meters away from our U-pick blueberry patch.   Feel free to set up another tent at this site, as it is worth sharing with friends and family. 

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Rick a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


BYOB for great trails around Dryden Lake


The 1.5 acre pond is a great place to take out the canoe or paddleboat.


The pond is full of large mouth bass and sunnies!


Whether it is around our 36 acres, Dryden Lake, or the gorges of Ithaca. You will have plenty to explore.


We have a canoe for use on the pond.

Snow sports

Cross country skiing at the neighboring Hammond Hill is legendary. And Greek Peak Mountain is right around the corner.


A dip in the spring-fed pond is a great way to start the day.

Wildlife watching

Our area is filled with natural beauty. The Blue Heron, screech owls, red fox, white-tailed deer, are a few of many animals aro...Read more

Fall Fun

Fall foliage galore! With hundreds of sugar maples on our 35 beautiful acres, the foliage is ready to pop! We are also surrou...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Pond Side Bell Tent in New York.


Huge pond for swimming, fishing, and boating.


We are a small working homestead with U-Pick blueberries and shiitake mushrooms. These, as well as lamb and eggs are for sale ...Read more

Swimming hole

The vibe at Pond Side Bell Tent

Places to see near Underhill Forest and Farm

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Hipcamper Chandra
Chandra L.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2019

Beautiful location and great tent with a bed. Very friendly and accommodating hosts. Would definitely recommend!

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Hipcamper Amber

Love and wonder on the water!

Amber A.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2019

What a treasure! We had such a sweet getaway to this magical homestead. We were greeted by a pond-side, pine-secluded glamping tent with comfy mattress/linens and boho decor.
The land is well cared for- gardens, sheep, chickens, hiking trails and a huge very clean pond surrounded by panoramic hills. We used the canoe and paddle boat there for fishing and swimming. Later we hiked nearby Fillmore Glen state park.
We can’t wait to come back and next time will bring our kids. This is such a better camping experience than any state park! Thank you for sharing your treasure with us!

Hipcamper Adam

Great place

Adam D.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2019

We had a wonderful time. Paddled around the pond, picked blueberries, caught fish, watched fireflies. It was just the escape from the city that we needed.

Hipcamper Annette

Restful getaway

Annette E.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2019

Our family of 4 had a wonderful stay at Underhill Forest & Farm pond campsite. The kids loved paddling around the pond in the provided canoe. Beautiful views with a bonus evening frog serenade.

Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda P.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2019

We stayed here for three nights and it was absolutely lovely! The tent was super dreamy - everything we expected. Although there were some others on the property, they were far enough that we didn’t see them often. Great fishing, canoeing, and star gazing. We didn’t do any blueberry picking, but very nice to have the option. The sheep were very cute, too! Our stay was super peaceful, just what we needed. Thanks, Rick for the awesome experience!

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Hipcamper Emiliano


Emiliano G.
recommends this listing.
August 12th, 2019

Perfect place for a getaway from the city. The place is quiet and extremely beautiful. Rick and his family were great hosts and are super nice and approachable people which makes you feel very comfortable! They gifted us some blueberries from the field behind the tent in our last day there :D. Rick was really helpful and told us about some attractions around the area which although we didn't get to go to, we'd definitely want to come back someday to see! It also looks like Rick is actively working on upgrades and I can only see this place getting better and better with time.

My GF and I loved to stay there this past weekend. The property is big and there are sheep and lots of land to walk around. There's even a hiking trail that extends to a forest by the power line! This place was beautiful, it was great to stay in the tent which was very cozy and well kept. Loved everything about it and would definitely recommend to anyone looking to relax for a few days. Thank you for everything Rick!

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Hipcamper Michelle

Relaxing and fun!

Michelle S.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2019

We enjoyed our stay! The pond was beautiful! The tent was clean and the bed was comfy! Our kids Loved the paddle boat! The only thing that is needed to complete this wonderful place is a true outdoor shower :). Thank you for having us!!!

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Hipcamper Loren
Loren F.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2019

We had an incredible stay at the farm! Our whole group loved the pond side bell tent campsite. Rick and family were wonderful hosts, friendly and communicative throughout our stay.

View of the campsite at sunrise from across the pond
Hipcamper Dina
Dina R.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2019

The site was so lovely and the tent was definitely large enough for a family of 4. The two young boys slept on the floor in sleeping bags. The bed was nice and comfy and there was a nice large rug on the floor. What a great peaceful escape. The pond/lake is also super nice and we enjoyed canoeing. The sheep were also a sweet treat for the kids. Definitely recommend it.

Underhill Forest and Farm
New York
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