Such a unique and fun stay along the historic Pony Express! This multi-use land has been in Janes family for seven generations and is sure not to disappoint!
Whether it is biking on the nearby trail, driving off to the lake for a quick dip, picking an assortment of berries from the farm, or cozying up by the fire - you will have an amazing time here!
Jane was so gracious in sharing some family and area history with us as well, we learned a ton. They are just starting to clear out more campsite - so if you book this spot, choose which site works best for your party and get ready for an amazing stay.
Don't forget to leave without buying some jams, jellies, and pies all made fresh at the farm. If we are in the Tahoe area soon, I certainly will be back!
Amazing views! With ~45 minute bumpy drive from Verdi - you will find yourself descending in to one of the most scenic and peaceful valleys in the area.
David, our host, was extremely helpful with directions and confidence our vehicles would be able to make the haul.
I cannot stress enough, a 4x4 is NEEDED for this camp - may even recommend you want/need a lift kit on your vehicle for some parts of the ascent in to the private parcel of land. Once there - you will find pull-offs and private camp spots lined along a peaceful stream.
With the lack of accessible camping around the Tahoe area - this adventure was a welcomed one. If we are back in the area, and if our rigs can still handle the route - we will definitely be back!
Do whatever you can to get over to Kitts Marsh! It is the most incredible spot for a weekend (or week) getaway from the city. A friend and I left Washington, DC at 6pm on a Friday evening and got down to the Marsh in under an hour and a half - and that is including the District’s crazy traffic! The directions listed are spot on, turning right down a long country road leading straight to the water but right before - splitting off to the left to meet with your host, Marilyn.
Marilyn was extremely helpful and kind, leading us down her private drive past grazing cattle to park our cars for the night. From there, you walk through a short wooded path leading to a stunning view of the planked walkway guiding your party to the shanty on the Patuxent. The house itself is extremely cozy, with heat for the winter and fans for the summer. Downstairs you can find yourself cozied up on an antique rocking chair, playing cards on the table (inside or outside) or cooking up a meal on the hotplate or microwave. For those skilled in the art of grilling - there is an electric and coal grill that can be brought out on the deck to cook up some grub. DON’T forget to bring a lot of bottled water for cooking and hydrating - but if you do, no worries since there are a lot of markets within a 10 minute drive away (although it sure doesn’t feel like it).
Upstairs, there are two cozy beds that can comfortably fit two each as well as a composting toilet to complete all the needed amenities of a "glamping" getaway.
All-all-all? I can not wait to come back and bring a different group of friends each time. From fishing, to swimming, to kayaking, walking the beach, or exploring the marsh - just make sure you give yourself enough time here to do it all.
At the end of the trip, we made sure everything was clean and all the breakers turned off to save Marilyn a trip down. When we stopped in to say goodbye, we were greeted with freshly baked cookies for the road and good conversation - an appropriate cap for the great trip we had had.
I am extremely happy with my stay here and came back to the city well rested with good memories of the weekend spent on the water. I have already told all of my friends that if they want a weekend getaway from the city - they need not look any further than Kitts Marsh.