Set up your tent in a secluded section of our beautiful 68 acres, choose the woods orin the meadow next to the little pond, you will fall asleep to the chorus of wood and pond frogs and awaken to the call of red wing blackbirds. At night enjoy a campfire and watch for shooting stars, in the mornings coffee on the dock. The site is located a short 5 minute walk from the main
Set up your tent in a secluded section of our beautiful 68 acres, choose the woods or in the meadow next to the little pond, you will fall asleep to the chorus of wood and pond frogs and awaken to the call of red wing blackbirds. At night enjoy a campfire and watch for shooting stars, in the mornings coffee on the dock. The site is located a short 5 minute walk from the main house and parking, where you will have plenty of privacy.
While you are here you can check out the local parks and trails for all your outdoor adventures. We are a working farmstead, with numerous livestock including goats, pigs, rabbits and gardens, there is always something that needs done, feel free to jump in and lend a hand if it suits you. For an additional fee farm fresh eggs and seasonal produce are available.
Looking for fun things to do? Here is a list of some nearby events.
3/16 Penn State Gardeners present A Healing Garden Kittanning Public Library 11am - 2pm
3/23 Introduction to PA's reptiles & amphibians - Discovery Center @ Crooked Creek 1pm - 230pm
4/6 Spring Open House in Smicksburg PA, Enjoy a day wandering through the quaint town of Smicksburg. Many small shops, antique stores and eatery's to explore.
- Check in: After 4PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 50% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
We are less then 5 miles from the Armstrong River trail - 36 miles of biking, easy walking along the Allegheny River. http://ar...Read more
A hop skip and a jump from many places to go boating including the Allegheny River, Keystone lake, Mahoning Creek Lake & Dam, ...Read more
A hop skip and a jump from many places to go fishing including the Allegheny River, Keystone Lake, Mahoning Creek Lake & Dam an...Read more
Too many options to list - check out this site if looking for hiking opportunities nearby. http://armstrongcounty.com/trails/
Check out Crooked Creek Horse park about 20 minutes down the road for rental, trails and special events. http://www.crookedcree...Read more
Hop on the River or check out one of our nearby parks. Looking for an adventure - No experience necessary! Freeport Paddleboard...Read more
Stay on site and jump in our spring fed pond (at your own risk). We warn you it is cold! Or check out the Allegheny River, Keys...Read more
Walk out your tent, we have deer, turkey, songbirds galore and the occasional black bear. Plenty of places to explore nearby.
Natural features you'll find at The Little Pond in Pennsylvania.
River, stream or creek
We are a hop and a skip away from the Allegheny river.
Plenty of spots to swim at local parks, the river or right on our property (at your own risk of course)
Check out a local favorite - Buttermilk Falls right around the corner.
The vibe at The Little Pond
Places to see near Gurnsey Farmstead
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
My partner and I were a bit apprehensive of our stay (first timers!) but we found the Little Pond the perfect getaway. Kate was welcoming from the start, and gave us a small tour of her farm. This is an excellent spot for animal lovers - there are friendly goats, pigs, ducks, geese, baby bunnies (!), and of course cats. The spot set aside for campers is a secluded area near the farm (one gets there by a small pathway). We were able to set up right next to the pond, and so able to enjoy the site of the pond and the red-winged blackbirds that lived there. There was also the option to set up tent in a more wooded area, if ponds aren't your thing. We liked having privacy while also being near enough the farm to get to the animals easily - I think this would be the perfect spot for a family getaway because of this.
Camping at the Gurnsey Farmstead was a wonderful escape from everyday life and the location is a tiny gem hidden in western Pennsylvania. The host (Kate) was extremely friendly and welcoming. She was more than happy to show us around her farm and introduce us to the numerous friendly farm animals. While we expected simply to camp and hike, the friendly goats, cats, chickens, bunnies, pigs, and geese stole a considerable amount of our attention - feeding time was particularly fun to watch/participate in.
There is plenty of ground to hike and explore and numerous bodies of water, one of which is a mineral laden and eerily yet beautiful blue (check out the pictures). The weekend we went was particularly cold, but in warmer months the larger pond is available for swimming.
My partner and I set up our tent in front of a small pond and enjoyed the wildlife, sunset, and a nice fire as the sun went down.
I highly recommend this location for small getaways, ESPECIALLY for families with children (the farm animals are super captivating). The host is very knowledgeable, amenable, and has a great sense of humor. 5 out of 5 stars.