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 seasonal produce are available. 

Looking for fun things to do? Here is a list of some nearby events.

March

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

April 

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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 14 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Bins available
No showers
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

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.

Property
Gurnsey Farmstead
State
Pennsylvania
$20/night
1 Site