This was a secluded, private site, conveniently located near lots of sights, on and off the property. This is definitely a refuge in the middle of a global pandemic. We were worried about exposure to large groups of people, so this was the perfect solution to have a little vacation without dealing with crowds.
The site was well maintained, but I still found plenty of kindling down by where we parked out car. The climb from the car was manageable, but we were glad that we packed light. We loved the stone fire ring close to a raised platform for our two person tent, and there was even a table we could use to set our camp stove on to make coffee first thing in the morning. The host was helpful, and quick to respond. We are very much looking forward to our next visit.
When we arrived the host briefly greeted us and passed us off to his assistant (roommate?), who proceeded to invite us to sit on the back of an unkempt, and admittedly unreliable ATV. We were then driven through an electric fence, the broken handle of which my partner was handed without any warning that it was hot. Then we were driven through through thorny patches to arrive, already full of scratches, to our site, which was not only ungroomed, but was littered with broken glass and horse droppings. While there was no fire pit, we were instructed that we could build a fire pit "as big as we want".
While it seems like they are trying to build a community and make a difference in their community, it seems that they have a long way to go, and some education on safety and accident prevention if they want to see an impact and run a successful business.
If we weren't in such a rush to pack up our car and find other sleeping arrangements, I would have taken better documentation with photos, but, unfortunately, I would not recommend this as a campsite as is.
Susan and James were wonderful hosts!
We were greeted upon arrival by Susan and their dog, Flo, who is the sweetest, happiest pup, and we were given a tour of the grounds and facilities, which were very well groomed and very clean.
Our hosts were very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas, and very helpful in getting us settled and going where we wanted to go.
While they are wonderful to talk to, and have many stories to tell, they are also respectful of their guests' privacy.
The gifts that are made from the wool of their own beloved sheep, and are available for purchase are beautiful, and my cats LOVE the toys I bought.
I couldn't have asked for a better, safer, or more welcoming experience than camping at Tawney Farm.
Beautiful piece of land with secluded camping sites. We were looking for a backwoods experience, and that is truly what we got. Patrick was helpful, and the bundle of firewood was generous. We will definitely be staying again.
Just be sure to call Patrick for directions. Google Maps took us about 3 miles out of our way.