Pretty darn neat to have an entire tree farm all to yourself! We were treated to gorgeous sunsets and morning mist. The firepit is enormous with sweeping hilly views, and the stargazing didn't disappoint. Scott was responsive and helpful. The campsite exceeded my expectations and I recommend it highly. I loved the symphony of birds in the morning! Make sure you're the type of camper that's ok with bare-bones amenities; there's no table or shower, so read the listing carefully if you're someone who needs those things. We enjoyed driving around Amish country and eating Dutch Pennsylvania country food. A perfect weekend getaway for us city folk.
This kind of camping experience ruins you for traditional commercial campgrounds. We were two families of 4 (8 people, 4 kids) who had hundreds of acres of woods to ourselves -- what bliss! We didn't have to worry about our noise levels or sharing facilities. It was just us and nature.
The kids enjoyed a creek to walk along and even took a couple of dips in the swimming hole even though it was May and chilly!
Only one of the three campsites had a picnic table, but Mike is new to hipcamp and will likely build more. On the bright side, the table had an umbrella which was incredibly useful when it rained!
A huge plus was the money we saved on firewood, since we had plenty of it on the property.
We enjoyed the outdoor shower very much. Thanks Mike for providing hot water!
The outhouse situation leaves room for improvement, but I believe renovations are in the works to go from carry-out bags (gross!!!) to a compost/sawdust system.
If you're looking for glamping complete with fancy facilities and scheduled activities, this isn't it. But if you want to feel truly alone in the woods, you will love Mike's wonderful space. There is plenty of hiking to be done on his property if you never want to leave, but other popular sites are nearby (see listing).
We enjoyed three nights of peace, beauty, and nature. Mike was a responsive, gracious host who is knowledgeable about many things (a mushroom aficionado in particular) and has lots of fun projects in the works.
Please note your car will have to make a very steep climb to get to the campsite, but it's doable.
This was my first time camping with my husband without our kids, and this farm provided a sweet getaway. Bill and his family were lovely and communicating with them was easy. They even accommodated our late arrival, and they had water and firewood waiting for us. The space was very secluded -- why camp in a crowded campground when you can have tons of space all to yourself? With the AT a stone's throw away, we were treated to a symphony of wildlife sounds as we lay under the stars. Perfect. This is a must-stay for AT hikers. We had a nice shady spot for our tent and fire, and we got to eat eggs from the farm's chickens. Bill and Samantha's dogs are magnificent! Note: You CAN hear the cars on the road, in case that's something that matters to you. The bathroom is clean and about a 5-min walk -- bonus, we were able to charge our phones there. Their pond is fine for floating around in, but Sherman Town Park has a lovely lake/beach and is 10 minutes away (guest passes are free).