Natalie and Mike were great! We chose campsite 2 and while it was a bit muddy from the rain it was okay, not bad. The site is close to a small stream/river that Isn’t as close as we thought it would be which would’ve been nice. Place is swarming with mosquitos as others have warned so come prepared.
We had four tiki torches burning bitefighter fluid laced with cedar and citronella as well as 2 citronella candles and bug spray so we were more than okay. The nice thing about our site was the trees offered a lot of shade so we didn’t wake up baking under the summer heat.
There are bathrooms and hot showers which was a major plus but being located all the way back at site two meant it was a bit of a walk. They’re located where the Fiber shop and farms are. The apalcas and sheep were so adorable and were free to roam during the day. If you chose the campsite closer towards the farm, you would be directly camping with the farm animals and they are super tame and friendly.
Unfortunately our experience was a little tarnished as there was a whole group of about 38 campers (!!!) who were extremely obnoxious and self-entitled. To try and get through to the stream, they just took it upon themselves to walk right through our campsite early morning while we were sleeping just to get to the stream and throughout the day kept coming back as if our privacy and our space just didn’t matter. This terrible experience was a product of this rude and obnoxious group and by no means Natalie and Mike’s fault.
Mike was kind enough to come check up on us and apologize for their antics and offered us to come back on the house. It was a kind and generous gesture.
Other than that, experience was great and we had a lot of relaxing done. There was also another campsite not too far away from ours that seemed about the same size if not a little smaller. Site 2 seemed the furthest.
Superb superb time staying at Mary’s farm. Mary was so kind to greet my group and I (even though we camp at separate times) and showed us around on the farm as well as the adorable animals.
We stayed further from the farm on this patch of land that they mowed out and made available to campers. Right next to a good sized lake with even a canoe. Was about 9 of us and we all had an amazing amazing time.
They even chopped wood for us. Mary and her family are the best and understand how to be great hosts. Would stay here again for sure.
Super tranquil and peaceful campsite with wading creek literally right outside your tent. You can hear the sounds of running water wading off the smooth rocks in the creek no more than 10-15 feet right from your tent and they aren’t even coming from your alarm clock!
Bear in mind there are multiple camp sites at Bryan’s property but it doesn’t seem like he’s named or categorized them. Pro tip, ask Bryan in advance if his “best site” by the river is available. That’s where we stayed. Sometimes he’ll have other campers staying there and it might be occupied.
He has a more general “communal” area that leads right to that same creek as well which is more spacious, has a little deck, a porta-potty as well as a large campfire pit area which a bench or two. No showers. Bryan did the hard work of bringing lots of firewood to the fire pit.
We brought some inflatable tubes (even though Bryan had two there already) and just waded in the creek enjoying the cool water and hot sun.
Bryan is a super gracious and accommodating host who is eager to make sure his campers are happy. Will spend time chatting it up with you or leave you to your relaxing. He even had the fire and grill going and cooked us some chicken, burgers and dogs even though we spent so much time in the water we didn’t get to eat any. Our lost!
When you get to the property, you’ll drive into the property from the main road. Once off the main road, the road isn’t paved or concrete but some dirt and gravel. Eventually becomes dirt, grass, soil, sand and small gravel/rocks as you get closer towards the campsites and creek. Nothing too crazy since our mini-van was able to handle it. Mosquitos abound so make sure to bring repellent.
All in all great experience. We stayed there for one night only on July 4th and was also joined by other campers who were in for the holiday weekend as well.