Hipcamp host Kate G.
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The site is located a short 5 minute walk from the main house and parking, where you will have plenty of privacy.At night, enjoy a campfire, watch for shooting starand fall asleep to the chorus of wood and pond frogs. You willawaken to the call of red wing blackbirds. Grab a cup ofcoffee and watch the pond come alive.

We offer a 9 x 12 canvas tent nestled in the meadow next to


The site is located a short 5 minute walk from the main house and parking, where you will have plenty of privacy.  At night, enjoy a campfire, watch for shooting star and fall asleep to the chorus of wood and pond frogs.  You will awaken to the call of red wing blackbirds. Grab a cup of coffee and watch the pond come alive.

We offer a 9 x 12 canvas tent nestled in the meadow next to our little pond. The tent sleeps 2 adults comfortably (We provide the tent only - bring air mattress or cots and bedding with you). More guests are welcome - there is additional space for tents. The kitchen area is covered and includes a table and propane camp stove. A separate covered dining area is set up for meals or playing games. 

We are a working farmstead, with numerous livestock including goats, pigs, rabbits and lots of gardens.  Additional farm products are available such as goats milk soap, fresh eggs and seasonal produce. 

We hope that you relax and enjoy your stay on the farm. Looking for something to do? You can check out the local parks, trails and the nearby Allegheny River for more adventure. Below is a list of some nearby events.

The first Friday of every month Ford City has a Food truck night with over 30 foor truck and additional vendors in the park.

Every Wednesday and Saturday mornings the Kittanning Farmers Market is set up in West Kittanning.


4th - 7th Ford City Summer Fest music, vendors and fireworks Thursday and Sunday

7th - Worthington Car Cruise

11th Fort Armstrong Championship Rodeo - Crooked Creek

19 & 20th - East Brady River Fest

27th RibFest - Paradise Park

30th  Reel Paddling Film Festival - Kittanning


4th - 7th Fort Armstrong Folk Festival

13th - 20th - Dayton Fair 

17th Rock in River Fest - Franklin Pa (A drive but so worth it to see the Stone Skipping Championship)

Farmers Markets:

Ford City - 4th ave and 11th street - Thursday 3-6

Kittanning - Franklin Village Mall Wednesday & Saturday 8:30-12:30

More Local Events can be found at armstrongcounty(dot)com/calendar

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Kate a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% 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/


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

Wildlife watching

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.

Swimming hole

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

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Hipcamper Tessa
Tessa S.
recommends this listing.
April 30th, 2018

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.

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Hipcamper Leon
Leon G.
recommends this listing.
April 30th, 2018

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.

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Hipcamper Dagan
Dagan B.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2018

Nice place with a lovely little pond

Hipcamper Kari
Kari R.
recommends this listing.
October 8th, 2018

The site was really cute and well maintained. The lake is adorable and our dogs loved swimming in it.
The animals are really cute and friendly.
It was pretty wet but that was mother nature’s fault.

Gurnsey Farmstead
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