Take this review with a grain of salt, because my buddy and I visited in mid November--not the ideal time of year for outdoor camping in the northeast. Also, we arrived after dark and had to leave early morning. However, here are a few short notes of our experience: When we arrived, Dan was quick to shoot us a message, making sure we knew where and how to park along the highway near his place, and he was easy to communicate with. However, we had a hard time finding a great place to set up the tent, and we didn't find a place to build a fire (which was sort of important given the time of year we were camping). I will say, though, that the land and the creek near which we set up are both very pretty, and I wish we could have spent more time exploring the area the next day.
Staying at Udder Joy & Milkiness, a campsite on a small goat farm outside of Denver, Colorado, was nothing short of an exceptional experience. Learning about Arisa's vision for her up-and-coming farm and her passion for responsible farming was a great way to start the day. She was very hospitable, and asked (on several occasions) if there was anything she could provide for us. Highly recommend this stop.
Camping at the Mendo Permaculture Oasis way an enjoyable experience. While there, you are allowed to experience the creative efforts the center takes in effort to promote a sustainable way of life. From bike-powered lighting to an adobe-walled store filled with sustainable ideas and products, this will prove to be a worthwhile experience.
A buddy of mine and I recently stayed at Ken's place as we passed through Idaho, and we are certainly happy that we did. First of all, Ken is an awesome host. He is new to hipcamp, but if you find him on airbnb, you'll see that he is "super host." Despite our troubles with getting into town at a decent hour, Ken was understanding and adaptable, and he made sure our stay was enjoyable. He invited us into his home for coffee in the morning, where we had great conversation and learned about his adventures and experiences with hosting travelers. Then, we explored his property, which he has taken the time to make accessible with dirt trails and a bridge that leads you to the other side of the creek. Lastly, we topped off our experience by touring the garden and build projects before swinging on an awesome rope swing that extends over a big gully. Needless to say, it was a blast. We would highly recommend staying with Ken if you're looking for a unique, personal camping adventure.