Hipcamp host Kate G.
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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

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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 produce are available seasonally. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 14 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring w/ grill
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bath in lake
Bins available
Compost bin, trash bin
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Kate a message!
  • 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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

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

Boating

A hop skip and a jump from many places to go boating including the Allegheny River, Keystone lake, Mahoning Creek Lake & Dam, ...Read more

Fishing

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

Hiking

Too many options to list - check out this site if looking for hiking opportunities nearby. http://armstrongcounty.com/trails/

Horseback riding

Check out Crooked Creek Horse park about 20 minutes down the road for rental, trails and special events. http://www.crookedcree...Read more

Paddling

Hop on the River or check out one of our nearby parks. Looking for an adventure - No experience necessary! Freeport Paddleboard...Read more

Swimming

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.

Climbing

Terrain

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)

Waterfall

Check out a local favorite - Buttermilk Falls right around the corner.

Beach
Forest
Lake
Wetlands
Farm
Ranch

Places to see near Gurnsey Farmstead

Moraine State Park
Moraine State Park
31 miles way Explore
Yellow Creek State Park
Yellow Creek State Park
31 miles way Explore
Keystone State Park
Keystone State Park
34 miles way Explore
Cook Forest State Park
Cook Forest State Park
34 miles way Explore
Clear Creek State Park
Clear Creek State Park
37 miles way Explore
Prince Gallitzin State Park
Prince Gallitzin State Park
50 miles way Explore
Linn Run State Park
Linn Run State Park
51 miles way Explore
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
51 miles way Explore
Simon B. Elliott State Park
Simon B. Elliott State Park
52 miles way Explore
Parker Dam State Park
Parker Dam State Park
54 miles way Explore
Raccoon Creek State Park
Raccoon Creek State Park
55 miles way Explore
Allegheny National Forest
Allegheny National Forest
56 miles way Explore
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Hist...
56 miles way Explore
Kooser State Park
Kooser State Park
57 miles way Explore
Beaver Creek State Park
Beaver Creek State Park
60 miles way Explore
Laurel Hill State Park
Laurel Hill State Park
60 miles way Explore
Tomlinson Run State Park
Tomlinson Run State Park
61 miles way Explore
Blue Knob State Park
Blue Knob State Park
62 miles way Explore
Chapman State Park
Chapman State Park
63 miles way Explore
Canoe Creek State Park
Canoe Creek State Park
67 miles way Explore
Pymatuning State Park
Pymatuning State Park
67 miles way Explore
Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle State Park
70 miles way Explore
Pymatuning State Park OH
Pymatuning State Park OH
72 miles way Explore
Shawnee State Park
Shawnee State Park
73 miles way Explore
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
73 miles way Explore
Guilford Lake State Park
Guilford Lake State Park
73 miles way Explore
Mosquito Lake State Park
Mosquito Lake State Park
73 miles way Explore
Black Moshannon State Park
Black Moshannon State Park
74 miles way Explore
Jefferson Lake State Park
Jefferson Lake State Park
75 miles way Explore
Kinzua Bridge State Park
Kinzua Bridge State Park
76 miles way Explore
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
79 miles way Explore
Trough Creek State Park
Trough Creek State Park
80 miles way Explore
Sizerville State Park
Sizerville State Park
83 miles way Explore
Ryerson Station State Park
Ryerson Station State Park
84 miles way Explore
Sinnemahoning State Park
Sinnemahoning State Park
84 miles way Explore
New Germany State Park
New Germany State Park
87 miles way Explore
West Branch State Park
West Branch State Park
87 miles way Explore
Kettle Creek State Park
Kettle Creek State Park
87 miles way Explore
Allegany State Park
Allegany State Park
89 miles way Explore
Greenwood Furnace State Park
Greenwood Furnace State Park
91 miles way Explore
Big Run State Park
Big Run State Park
93 miles way Explore
Penn-Roosevelt State Park
Penn-Roosevelt State Park
93 miles way Explore
Deep Creek Lake State Park
Deep Creek Lake State Park
94 miles way Explore
Swallow Falls State Park
Swallow Falls State Park
94 miles way Explore
Bald Eagle State Park
Bald Eagle State Park
95 miles way Explore
Herrington Manor State Park
Herrington Manor State Park
97 miles way Explore
Punderson State Park
Punderson State Park
98 miles way Explore
Barkcamp State Park
Barkcamp State Park
99 miles way Explore
First Ladies National Historic Site
First Ladies National Historic Site
99 miles way Explore

The vibe at The Little Pond

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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.

Property
Gurnsey Farmstead
State
Pennsylvania
$20/night
1 Site