Something about this cabin was so peaceful. We came up for a weekend for my husband's birthday and absolutely loved it! Our hosts were friendly, communicative, and checked in during our stay to make sure we had everything we needed. The wood stove was warm and the view was unbelievable.
If you're coming for a winter trip, just make sure you have the correct gear. For instance, our host John recommended crampons (spikes for the bottom of your shoes for icy conditions.) I had no idea what those were, but we picked some up beforehand, and we definitely needed them! The road up to camp turned icy and was a bit steep for driving. Walking to and from camp would've been impossible without the crampons.
Camping at Congress Hill Farm was lovely experience! Your campsite will be a very private spot located far back in their woods, next to a stream, and right across from a large goat herd. The goats are hilarious, but a little shy. There are also race horses boarded on the farm who don't interact with guests much, but are still beautiful to look at!
This farm is still ironing out details for campers, and there are some things to be mindful of. Such as the fact that the campsite is about a 15 minute walk from your car, the bathrooms, and main part of the property. They do have someone with a golf cart help you bring all your camping gear back and forth, so that's helpful.
Other than that, there also a gazebo/ lounging/ picnic area, a small playground, and endless opportunity for exploring the property and walking trails :)
This camp is beautiful! The folks here are hoping to attract campers with positive energy, who care about nature and making the world a better place. There are a ton of things to do- visiting the farm animals, browsing around the herb garden, and even events at night-time (there was a vortex healing workshop while I was here!)
On a basic level- water is provided, and there are bathrooms and showers on the property. Also, bonus points for being so close to NYC. A lovely getaway for city-folk, or anyone who needs a little healing in their life.
I enjoyed my stay here so much! Donna and Greg treated me like family, and went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. There are a few kinks to be worked out as they're figuring the bathroom situation, how to provide water to their guests, and which sites will work best as camping spots.
I personally loved staying by the creek. You can't imagine how peaceful it is to hear the constant "whoosh" of water running by as you lay in your tent. The clearing area adjacent to the creek will make a perfect spot for hanging out/ cooking once the fire pit is added.
This site is absolutely magical and beautiful. It’s located in the back of Wright’s Farm market, in a wide open space across from their apple orchards. It feels almost like a privilege to camp here. There are wide open fields in every direction and clouds as far as the eye can see. My jaw dropped when I saw two sky divers jump from a plane right after the sun set. They were specks in the sky, but I watched as they floated down to earth, safe and sound.
Things to be conscious of: Being in a wide open field, things can get a little bright. Bring a canopy if direct sun all day long bothers you (I prefer shade, myself.) Also, the port-a-potty is a bit of a walk. You can easily drive there, but it can be a hassle every time you need to go.
Honestly these things are easily overlooked, and I plan on coming back :)
I had a lovely time here. Jeanine is an absolutely wonderful person, and her horses are just as friendly. The unique part about this property is that you can hang out with the horses as much as you want! They love attention, and you can go right into their pen and feed them carrots, pet them, and spoil them.
I also like that you’re close to civilization. You can pop down the road to Walmart for supplies, have lunch at a diner, go shopping, etc.
It's true that the land is a little rough around the edges, and is definitely a more primitive camping experience. No shower, or bathrooms (bring toilet paper and dig a hole, etc.) She does have a hose for water, but I’d suggest bringing your own.
Overall though, it was a nice stay. I loved meeting the horses, and they're very curious about new people :)
This place is huge!! It could even possibly fit two families vacationing together- The upstairs and downstairs both have 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, and living room/ den. Or possibly a huge group of friends.
I've never seen the Berkshires before, and the drive through was simply amazing. Once you get here, you're right in the woods. It's gorgeous! There are a few small trails, but not a ton of outdoorsy activities directly on the property. However, there's plenty to do in the area, and they provide a curated booklet of activities, restaurants, and places of interest. If all else fails- they have Netflix and wifi :P
Staying here was quite an experience! The property used to be a fairground, but has been set up for glamping for about two years so far. Word has definitely gotten around, as the place seemed almost full on a Monday night. It seems like more of a family spot, but I also saw and chatted with a few groups of girlfriends taking a well-deserved trip together.
They have lots of activities set up- on the night I was there they had both a paint & sip and a Native American drum circle going on. There's also tubing, kayaking, and a sports lounge with TV's. It seems like the staff works really hard to keep everyone happy- they're almost a little over-attentive at times. But it's hard to beat the scenery, gorgeous tents, and level of attention they've put into the activities.
This farm is an absolute gem, and completely worth the trip. There are three sites to choose from- I took the one with the view of the barn and horse pen. It was breath taking! You drive right down to your site- it's best if you have 4wd, but you can manage without it. You're provided with bottled water, which was convenient. There's also an option for horseback riding (it's extra, but I'm not sure of the cost.)
It's been awhile since I've seen a horse in person, so I was blown away by how majestic they are. You're free to hang out and pet them, as long as you don't feed them. Careful though- they may try to nip you!
Super cute cabin! I had a great night's sleep here, and my host Jamie was friendly and welcoming. Him and his friends just struck me as really cool people- they even came by to make a fire and hang out for a bit.
Note- it's an RV campground, so the views at this site are mostly of RV's. But like I said- it's super cozy, the landscape in the area is beautiful, and there are a lot of thoughtful extras included (like a smores kit!!) Also, there's a lot of attractions in the area- namely Gettysburg (which I wish I had the time to visit), the Appalachian Trail, and Michaux State Forest.
This is a cute little backyard camping spot! I'll admit- it's close to the road and the noise got to me a little bit in the morning. But the nearby lake is gorgeous at sunset, and is about a 5 minute walk from this spot. Carol has a kayak available, so that's an option for a fun activity. Also, I loved the tent set up as a "living room" with outdoor chairs and sofa. I spent pretty much all night in there reading and listening to the crickets.