Afsana is a wonderful host and her artist retreat is nothing but amazing. There are small artifacts dotted the area for you to explore. The ENTIRE facility is completely hand built by Afsana and her family, 99% of the building materials are either reclaimed or re-purposed. The retreat has two beautiful cabins, two campsites, a kitchen shed, a open dining area and a small bathhouse with running hot water over a tub with sink and composite toilet. Afsana and her family also stay at the retreat over the weekend so you can expect to see some of their private items. (ie: super well stocked spice rack in the kitchen and toiletries in the bathhouse.) The campsite comes with a tent and sleeping pad/sleeping bag, plenty of cut branches on the side to start the fire (we brought our own firewood) and a fire ring for cooking. Afsana was super kind to allow us to pitch our tents at a near by location which is covered with dry pine needles (THE BEST.) At night the site is extremely quiet and you can see a full sky of stars. There are wild blueberry and chamomile on the site as well. The retreat is just south of Catskills and north of Bethel (where Woodstock was held,) Delaware water gap is due west so you can find all sort of activities to do.
Monticello is about 20 mins away and has a walmart supercenter if you need to stock up supplies such as firewood or food.
The house leading into the retreat belongs to another family, not Afsana.
Contact Afsana if you prefer to bring your own camping gear.
The retreat is at a slightly higher elevation.
Water at the end of the road by the fire hydrant, go find it.
Kerry and John were beyond helpful. The campsite was clean, tidy and spacious. Bathroom is just a short walk away with flushing toilet and standing shower! Lots animals around both wild and on the farm. You can explore the woods behind the site and find many whimsical signs along the way. Unfortunately there are no groceries near by however they do have fresh farm eggs for sale most of the time ($3 /dozen.) Make sure to bring food in if planning to cook. They also provide firewood if you are willing to summon your inner lumberjack ($10 / wheelbarrow full and plenty of photo op opportunities!) The campsite is shaded so you won’t be burned sitting at by the picnic table. The farm is located on a hill so it can get chilly at night, bring layers if you sleep cold. (The temperature dropped to 50F from 78F when we stayed.) Noise level is low, however there is a pipeline pressure station in the area where you can hear a low hum at the dead at night, it’s completely unnoticeable during the day. Oh, get ready for the early birds as they chirp away at the break of dawn for worms!