This was a great campsite! Levi's instructions were spot-on, and being able to drive right down to the site made everything super convenient. The firepit and provided grate were useful for cooking dinner, and while we did buy firewood at the nearby corner store, Levi also had a large pile of logs at the site. It felt totally private -- indeed, the only exception, as noted in a few other reviews, is the flock of geese that hang out nearby (so watch your step!) Also noted in other reviews, you can hear noise from the nearby highway, but it wasn't so loud that it interfered with sleep. Overall, this was a comfortable place to camp, build a fire, and watch the stars!
This tent site is remarkably private and quiet despite being so close to the highway and other amenities. The platform was very large, with plenty of space for our two-person tent, plus the Adirondack chairs and fire pit. It’s also a very short, easy walk to the parking spot, so it was a breeze to bring all our gear down to the platform.
We were a bit unlucky as it had rained earlier in the day when we set up our tent in the evening. This meant the platform was kind of slippery and waterlogged, which then seeped up into our tent. Also, the listing advertises that there is provided firewood, but when we arrived there were only about 4 logs that, because they were uncovered, were also waterlogged. Luckily, we were able to buy some dry firewood and kindling at the Shaw’s in town not too far away.
All in all, if you’re looking for a place to camp that’s conveniently located and feels private (despite some distant road noise) this is a great spot.
This was one of the coolest camp sites I've ever been to. It really was completely private (we could barely hear the people staying in the cabin across the pond), and we loved the novelty of canoeing across the pond to get to the platform. And the wildlife! We saw beavers swimming in the pond, frogs and salamanders in the forest, and heard barred owls calling at night.
The platform itself was plenty big -- we had enough room for our 2-person tent with extra space to set up our camp stools and prep our meals. At night we even had enough space to roll out a blanket and look at the stars (which were stunning, by the way). This is important, as there is essentially no empty space on the ground around the platform with the exception of the fire area. Also, the fireplace is not a ring, but rather is enclosed on three sides, with some metal slats across the top for a cooking surface (see pictures).
During the day we spent our time hiking, and there are a LOT of hikes nearby, not just in the White Mountains (~1 hour away) but also nearby state parks (~30 minutes away). As for amenities, the town of Bethel is a short drive away and we were able to stop there during the day to pick up some supplies. The big Stony Brook campground you drive through on the way to Anna's property also has a small store with many camp essentials (ice, firewood, insect repellent, s'mores fixins, etc) but be warned that they might be sold out of firewood if you come too late. If you plan to make a fire, I'd recommend picking up wood well before you reach Bethel, as we saw very few roadside places within 30 minutes of the campsite.
In terms of navigation, Anna's directions once you turn off the main road were spot on, and there's a parking spot available for your car. Our car (a Civic) was able to make it up the gravel road decently well, though there were a few tricky spots where I can imagine the car might have struggled in inclement weather.
A final note on cell service: I have Verizon and had service nearly everywhere we went in the area, but my partner has T-Mobile and lost service basically as soon as we left the interstate.
The campsite was easy to find, and has a single parking area with one spot for each of the four campgrounds. There's also an informational board at the parking area, so we never needed to ask the host for anything. The Cadillac Mountain campground, where we stayed, was the furthest in walking distance from the parking area. This made it feel more private, but if you have any heavy gear it'll be a workout to carry it to camp!
We easily found a relatively flat and comfortable place to set up our tent. There is a fire pit and a picnic table at each campsite, but if you're planning on cooking over the fire, as we did, please note that there is no metal grate to put over the fire, so bring your own if you need it! If you have, and have the space for, folding seats or stools, those would have been nice to set up around the fire as well. The host provided a full 5 gallon bucket of water for you to extinguish the fire, though, which was a thoughtful touch.
This is a charming cabin made of reclaimed materials with a comfortable queen-size bed. Carrie greeted us warmly upon our arrival, showed us around the farm and our cabin, and then let us play with baby piglets (!!!!). The cabin was a little chillier now that it's October -- there's only a screen door and the roof is made from a tarp-like material -- but they gave us plenty of extra blankets to keep warm. We awoke to a sunrise and farm animals in the morning, giving us an early start to head out to Yosemite to go hiking.
Carrie and Matt's directions for getting to the farm are spot on, and it also seems as though Google Maps has learned where the address is, as its dropped pin matched our location there. And FWIW, I have Verizon and had enough service to get GPS going on my phone, but my boyfriend has T-Mobile and had no signal there. If you stay here, it would be smart to write your directions down in case you don't get cell service, either!