My girlfriend and I stayed one night at Hole in the wall camping. We had no problem finding the place using google maps and the directions on hipcamp. We had a relaxing and peaceful time even though it was drizzling most of the time we were there. Tom came to greet us on his quad, showed us where to get firewood, told us about how to get down to the lake, pointed out the outhouse, and told us about the kayaks and canoes available. After setting up camp, we walked the 1/4 mile down to the water and had some fun in one of the kayaks. There's a designated swimming area, a floating dock, and a sandy beach. We set up our tent on the soft mossy ground near a rock wall. We felt totally comfortable here since it felt like a typical campground, and we would totally return if we are in the area.
I met Ed after I had set up my tent. If I had talked to him first, I probably would have stayed in one of the mini cabins he has on the property instead of setting up my tent. Ed is a mellow dude and a gracious host. He was kind enough to make me a smoothie from berries grown on the property. Ed is fully immersed in permaculture. The property is covered with clusters of edible plants of every variety you can think of. I highly recommend asking Ed about his plants or for a tour of the property. He is knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Shelter Pond Farm was easy to find, and our host, Cat, was a delight to meet and talk to. Our next immediate meeting was with her dog, Pippin. Pippin is friendly, cute, and could easily be mistaken for the fourth sheep on the property. The sheep are kept in by an electric fence, so be careful about that! In addition to sheep, there are chickens, and a beautiful garden. There are some perfect flat grassy spots for tents in the backyard near the pond. In addition to our tent, our friend brought her camper van that she was able to drive back to where we had camp set up. There was a concert festival type thing happening at the Snow Farm Vineyard about 3 miles away while we were there, and we drove over there to check it out. Lots of dancing and country music and lots of fun! There was also a public beach that we stopped at along the way to skip some rocks and put our feet in the water. After we came back from the vineyard, we made dinner and got ready for bed. Cat gave us access to her bathroom in the house, which was super convenient. One thing we forgot that I would recommend bringing is bug spray (rookie mistake). Cat's house and property, with its view of the lake and gorgeous backyard, will make you envious in the best way.
I stayed at Solidarity Farm with my girlfriend and her friend. Once you get past the run down motel, the property is gorgeous. The campsites are all along a flowing creek and have wide open fields surrounding them. We spent our evening enjoying live music and amazing beer at Arrowood Brewery, which is about a mile away. That is definitely my recommendation for a nearby destination. We slept well enough at Solidarity farm despite some coyote howls. Although there is one campsite with a standup tent that contains a mattress, we set up our own tent at a different site. There were some tough and pointy roots that might damage a weak tent bottom, so I'd recommend bringing an extra footprint tarp for your tent. The next morning we took a peek at the impressive vegetable garden, tended to by Kevin the farmer. Kevin is friendly and down to earth. I would be happy to camp here again with a group of friends.
We arrived at Sherry Oaks Wilderness Camp with no problem. Ryan was outside when we arrived. He walked our car down to where the sites are located behind his house. He showed us the various campsites and the common area. The property needs a serious clean up. There is trash everywhere you look. The fire pits are unusable since they are filled with plastic trash. The campsites and trails are overgrown and rocky. The only soft grass that would be comfortable for a tent to be set up on is the common area except there's broken glass there! Ryan was friendly and accommodating to a certain degree. This camp is not ready for campers to use safely and comfortably. We spent most of our time in the nearby city of Ithaca, and we had a wonderful time.
Off-grid Villa on the Vineyard was magical. I got there during business hours and was able to buy one of the bottles of wine for sale after finding the cabin. The cabin doesn't have electricity or plumbing, but there are plans to make that happen. The two cots in the cabin were perfectly comfortable. Harry was an accommodating host. If you come to camp, and you don't book the cabin, there is a giant open field with fire pits for camping as well. We made lentils and veggies for dinner with a little camp stove I brought. The property is gorgeous and well maintained. There are some bathrooms a short walk from the cabin right next to the main building. I highly recommend hanging out on the deck and bringing your friends.
Rustic Wood Cabins is in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. All the amenities you could need are at your disposal. They just put in a beautiful concrete pool that would be perfect for jumping into after a long day of hiking any one of the trails in the area. I could also see booking a cabin for a weekend as a home base while hiking during the day. The inside of the cabins are roomy, furnished, and cozy. I also highly recommend the Phoenicia Diner for a nearby place to find delicious food. It's not even in the same class as your average diner! It was raining nearly the whole time I was staying in the Cabin, and I was able to catch up on some work on my laptop using the wifi. The next day, I hiked Mount Tremper. It was very wet, but gorgeous! The view at the top shows a 360 panoramic of many of the Catskill peaks. Kaaterskill Falls is another spot I would recommend for a beautiful nearby destination. If you aren't up for the hike up to the waterfall, there's a gravel path from a parking area near the top of the waterfall that leads to a viewing platform of the waterfall. Both are worth your time!
My girlfriend and I spent a night in the Caboose, and had the pleasure of meeting Jeff and Susan. They are some of the nicest people you will meet. Jeff showed me around his beautiful property. At the center of the complex of structures Jeff has built is a fenced in field for the horses the live there. There are trails that sprawl the area, and Jeff has put in some street signs that label the trails. The entire property, including The Caboose, is powered by solar panels that sit on the far side of the horse enclosure. The Caboose is a wonderfully constructed tiny house made to look like a train caboose. The time we spent was peacefully quiet and cozy. We made pesto pasta in on the propane stove in the caboose. There’s even a full bathroom in there! If you get a chance, ask Jeff about his push for renewable energy or anything else!. He deserves books written about him.
Bio Dynamic Farm is a luxurious establishment to say the least. There are scenic views interspersed with hiking trails, an assortment of old structures with the finest contemporary amenities, and a gorgeous space for any imaginable social scene everywhere you turn. We were greeted and shown to our room by John. He was able to share any information we could need to know about the property. Rhinebeck is a short drive away. We went out to eat at Gigi's and met the owner who is just as friendly as the helpful service. The food there is tasty and exquisite. The next day we were able to do some peaceful yoga in the yoga barn before our departure. It was a complete and lovely stay.
Runamuk Farm Tent is beyond comfortable. The tent is spacious, clean, and well amended. I was lucky enough to meet Bonnie and John and have the chance to be toured around the property. All the animals on the property are super friendly. The views from the tent are a perfect complement to the comfortable outdoor furniture. Bonnie made sure my stay was everything I could ask for. I would highly recommend staying here and petting some of the animals. The Round House Bakery Cafe in Cambridge is a great nearby place for breakfast or brunch.
My stay at Poet's Skyrock Mountain Retreat was perfectly comfortable, peaceful, and relaxing. Upon arrival, I had the pleasure of meeting Vincent and Luke, who were working in the grow house. Their farm is called Agrarian Feast, and they grow beautiful microgreens and shoots. I was given a few small delicious samples. Vincent showed me around the property and the well accommodated cabin that I stayed in. As a testament to how well supplied the little cabin is, I had forgotten my headlamp, and I found one hanging on the wall by the door. The cabin is secluded and constructed on a surrounding open rock surface that allows easy access and a friendly space for a campfire. There is a clearly marked parking area about 200 feet from the cabin. I wouldn't have minded staying here for a week or more!
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