Incredible time at Chuck's place. It also helps that he's laid back and cool.
The property was clean, had a grill, a campfire, a place to shower and do your thing. Beautiful views of the night sky with chairs meant for star gazing and activities are really close by.
Since Chuck is a local, he knew where to point us for some adventures and local eateries.
He took care of anything we needed around the camp and you can tell he knows how to care for people due to his extremely caring nature.
We had our own cooking grill and utensils and was able to wash our supplies in the shower. There was a picnic table and bench perfect for dining, and two very big tents. The sunsets and views of the stars from the rock cliff was an added bonus. I had my Shiba Inu with me and I let her roam around until it started getting dark. It's best to keep your dog on the leash, however, especially if you dont trust your dog.
Joe's an amazing guy with life experiences that have molded him to be the coolest person as a campsite host. His artistry, cookiness, and detailed mind shows in the four different camping stays in the Hidden Chalet (technically five stays but one is for RV hookup). He is informative about the area and knowledgeable about facts/history when it comes to site seeing in Roscoe. Also, I can picture him being my fun loving, crazy, uncle... that's how much he felt like family.
His camp property, Hidden Chalet, is better than tent camping with the amenities of cabin camping, without losing the feel and charm of being outdoors or traditional camping. Start a fire or cook in individualized fire pits (or cook with propane indoors), pitch a tent next to your site (or stay in the comfort of a bed), shower and do your business in the designated bathrooms, admire the pond, hike the trails, fly fishing at the site or close by, and more, depending which season you go.
There are five different stays for camping (one is for RV style), so make sure to pick what's more suitable for you. All seem comfortable but we enjoyed The Cupola and The Secret Chalet. Both have a romantic feel, and better than what my boyfriend and I expected.
The Secret Chalet is my favorite though, it's unique and a lot of fun to be in. Like a small loft apartment with a detached bathroom. Perfect for couples.
The Raven's nest is closer to glamping and has an air conditioner, which is better for small kids. It's cozy and feels like a small studio apartment but in the woods.
1. If you plan on cooking outdoors, bring your own cooking supplies. There are cooking supplies but it's for indoor use.
2. A vehicle is recommended, especially if you run out of supplies or plan on site seeing.
3. Enjoy the site, and respect the effort it takes to host a clean, quaint camp site like this one.