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CAMP RICHARD ON PRETTY ADK FARM

SuperhostNorth River, New York, United States
Tent hosted by Leslie
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
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Set at the edge of a wildflower meadow overlooking the mountains, this beautiful new canvas cabin is luxuriously equipped with two queen beds with fresh linens, Oriental rug, lamps, sofa and deck. We offer four glamping tents which share a lovely new Bath House and fully stocked country kitchen in our renovated barn. Gorgeous land – 40 acres of meadows, woods, pond, streams and trails. Nightly bonfires and star gazing … a nearby lake … raft the Hudson right nearby. Easy drive off 87.

The space
Enjoy cool breezes and comfortable mountain temperatures! Commanding beautiful mountain views and located on the edge of a forest in a wildflower meadow, this lovely new canvas cabin ... a marvelous “glamping” tent ... is built on a deck and fully furnished.

Enjoy a comfortable bed with hand-made feather quilts and pretty antique furniture. In the tent, there are lights, oriental rugs, a sofa and decorations. There is a front deck with Adirondack chairs, and off the back is a private porch with beautiful flowers.

We have four glamping tents, Glamp Richard, Glamp Suzanne, Glamp Bernice and Glamp Thomas which are spaciously set apart for privacy yet an easy walk to the Bath House and our renovated barn where there is a common kitchen. Elsewhere on the property we have two cabins, Authentic Adirondack Bird Camp which has two bedrooms, and Delightful Hobby Farm Guest House which has one bedroom.

The tents have a “fly” over them so they stay remarkably cool during the day and completely waterproof. At night, zip up the canvas windows and doors, and stay cozy under handmade feather quilts. In September and October, we add an electric heater for extra warmth.

The new Bath House has a women’s side with two toilets, a shower and double vanity with glass vessel sinks; ditto for the men’s side. In the nearby barn/lodge, there is also a lovely new bathroom with an old-fashion claw foot tub where you can enjoy a deep bath with lavender salts. We provide nice towels and soap.

There is a clothesline outside where we hang the sheets to dry so they get a fresh mountain smell (I’m in love with my clothesline and enjoy hanging the linens out to dry in the wind).

In the barn, there is a large country kitchen with individual refrigerators for each tent as well as several sinks, a stove, microwave, toaster, utensils, cutting boards, glasses and the basics for putting together a nice meal. Outside are several charcoal grills and a gas grill. There are jars of granola, cereal, coffee, tea, sugar and such. There are boxes of chocolate, graham crackers, marshmallows and sticks for “smores” making.

At dusk, we get the bonfire going so guests can relax in hand-built Adirondack chairs to watch the fire and the stars. There is no “light pollution” so it is an amazing experience to see thousands of stars, night clouds, moonscapes.

We have a flock of free ranging chickens that are very sweet and enjoy handouts of leftover salad, bread and such. They can be picked up easily and are very friendly. Also there are eight shy sweet ducks that waddle around the property; the ducks greatly enjoy it when there is fresh water run into their little swimming pool they are so joyous when they’re in water. The ducks are sweet but shy away from people (oh no! humans!). Unlike the chickens that wander all day and come back together only to sleep, the ducks are co-dependent and stick together all the time; if one duck is separated, they all quack until they get back together. So yes, country life can be noisy with the chickens cackling and the ducks quacking!

We have a gentle old Pony (aptly named PonyBoy) who wanders around the property. He sleeps a lot, flat out in a bed of straw by the chicken coop, or in the grass by the driveway. He also likes to stand right next to our kitchen door outside the window so he can hear the sound of our family and know what’s going on. He likes to bang the screen door open with his nose, or stick his head through the dog door. Sometimes it’s cute; other times it’s just annoying so we shoo him away with a kitchen towel. PonyBoy enjoys carrots, apples, fruit and such; best to toss the food on the ground instead of trying to feed him since he can’t tell the difference between your fingers and a carrot.

And of course there is Sammy Dog, a lab/shepherd mix, who bounds around the property, visiting all our guests, laying down on the porch and steps waiting for people to come home. Be careful coming down the driveway because he sometimes leaps unexpectedly in front of cars all goofy and happy. He can come in and even sleep over if you want (just send us a text message so we know where he is).

Our two cabins are best set up for visiting dogs, but it’s more difficult to host dogs because it’s easier for them to slip out. Visiting dogs have to be kept on leash unless we can see clearly that your dog has no interest in chasing our chickens or ducks; some dogs could care less about eating the birds and would rather run around with our dog Sammy. We find that small dogs in particular are chicken/duck chasers. It’s not a bad thing, it’s just in their nature!

The lake is three miles down the winding road …13th Lake it is called and it is just beautiful. Totally natural and quiet with no sign of civilization on its shores. The Hudson River is at the bottom of our mountain; clear beautiful water; you go tubing or rafting with the various rafting companies located right nearby.

The town of North Creek is five miles away off the main Route 28 road but it’s easy to miss so look for the 3 or 4 signs that mark the entrance to “town”. North Creek is a scenic little town with some great restaurants, a grocery store, liquor store, some shopping places and a scenic train called the Saratoga/North Creek Railroad which takes folks in antique train cars along the Hudson River.

Gore Mountain Ski Center is off Route 28 in North Creek. Frequently they run the gondola so for about $18 a person, you can take the gondola to the top of the mountain …. Incredible views, beautiful fresh air, a lovely experience. All kinds of hiking at Gore Mountain.

Another great experience is nearby Garnet Hill Lodge, an historic lodge offering lunches and dinners … beautiful property, amazing views, great food. It’s located right up the road in North River. They rent mountain bikes and have all kinds of walking trails.

So .... Enjoy amazing mountain day views and glorious stargazing by night ... this might be the most special vacation you’ve ever had! Quiet and tranquil … safely and privately located at the edge of our Hobby Farm where you can enjoy a beautiful tent, ducks and chickens, a sweet lab dog and a gentle pony.. If you're looking for additional space, we have other cottages on the property as well ...

Guest access
The four glamping tents share a beautiful new Bath House which has a women’s bath and a men’s bath, each with showers. Our renovated barn which we call the Lodge has a common country kitchen with individual refrigerators, dishes, utensils, stove and sinks.

We have two kayaks which we can deliver to the nearby lake for you for a modest fee.
Guests are invited to pick from our garden. We like to spend a few minutes with guests to show them what’s in season and how to harvest. Usually there is salad mixes, herbs, peas until it gets too hot for them and later in the summer, finally, tomatoes!

There is a chicken coop where guests can get their own eggs. The ducks lay eggs in various spots under the bushes here and there.

We have 40 acres of rolling beautiful property with varying mountain vistas, several ponds, open glorious wildflower meadows, apple orchards, streams and woods. So when folks ask where to go hiking, we suggest they start right here on the property first!

Other things to note
We have two other rental cottages on our property and have great reviews from previous guests. If you look at my Profile, you'll be able to see our other listings as well as our reviews. We love hosting folks!!!!

WHAT IS GLAMPING?
“Glamping” --- a combination of glamorous and camping --- has recently become popular with vacation travelers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to be outside in a beautiful natural environment without the hassle of pitching a tent or sleeping on the ground. The idea of roughing it during a camping trip might sound appealing to many vacationers if it weren't for having to consider, gather, purchase, pack and then carry in everything you need to go camping. That is where “glamping” comes in --- it’s an already set-up tent with a beautiful bed, a nearby hot shower and fairy lights. The trend is growing in popularity --- starting in Europe --- now here in the United State: glamorous camping, otherwise known as glamping.

When “glamping”, there’s no tent to pitch and no sleeping bag to unroll. Instead, visitors arrive to find a beautiful canvas tent set up on a wooden platform, a bed made up with nice linens, a nice bathroom nearby and a blazing fire with Adirondack lawn chairs around it. Add gorgeous views of Gore Mountain, a scenic Hobby Farm with its scenic gardens and a few gentle farm animals set amoungst acres of Adirondack wildflowers, and it’s a slice of heaven.


HISTORY OF CAMPING

'Camping out' is becoming merely a name for moving out of one’s permanent habitation and dwelling for a few weeks in a well-built lodge, smaller than one’s home, but as comfortable and almost as convenient; with tables, chairs and crockery, carpets and curtains, beds with sheets and blankets on real bedsteads, a stove and its full outfit of cooking utensils, wherefrom meals are served in the regular ways of civilization… This misnamed camping out has become a fashion which seems likely to last till the shores are as thronged as the towns, and the woods are spoiled for real campers…."
~ Rowland Evans Robinson, In New England
Fields and Woods, 1896

"From my experience and observation, I am thoroughly convinced that camp-life in dry places, and at a reasonable altitude above the water, especially in a pine grove, has a wonderful effect in benefitting and restoring weak lungs."
~ The Adirondacks as a Health Resort, 1886
Set at the edge of a wildflower meadow overlooking the mountains, this beautiful new canvas cabin is luxuriously equipped with two queen beds with fresh linens, Oriental rug, lamps, sofa and deck. We offer four…

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North River, New York, United States

We own 40 acres of land so it’s very private and quiet, and safe! We have open meadows to walk, woods to explore and even the road we’re on is wonderful for walking; you’ll pass by some wonderful old cemeteries and farmhouses.

Hosted by Leslie

Joined in August 2013
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Through lucky circumstances and financial help from my family, I own a precious 40 acres atop a mountain in the Adirondacks with a small cluster of buildings including my great-grandparents’ century-old Bird Camp, four glamping tents and several cabins I have built in the last few years. From early spring until the leaves change color in the fall, I have the honor to host vacationing guests who come to the Adirondack Mountains from all over the world, and who leave with generous notes of thanks and lovely reviews for having had the opportunity to live as I do with my children now, and as my grandparents and great-parents once did here. We treasure our farm-like setting reminiscent of an 1800’s farm with pleasant meadows, beautiful mountain views and brilliant star-filled nights, and I am grateful to my family for helping us preserve this special place. As a child, our family came here to this property for summer vacations just like the previous generations had. But owning property with multiple family members took its toll and the two camps (Bird Camp and Mullon Camp where we live) deteriorated --- no one wanted to share the costs of upkeep, taxes and improvement and soon it was only me who visited or tried to maintain things. It took 20 years but eventually I was able to buy out (or barter with ) all the other owners. Shortly thereafter, my husband and I got divorced, and I sought emotional and physical healing in the Adirondacks. Seven years ago, I moved from western Massachusetts to the mountains, put my daughters in the local school and got to work with my tools to make all the restorations and improvements. I tried a number of ways to earn a living up here (builder, real estate broker, etc), none of which panned out, but luckily I realized how many wonderful people long to visit the Adirondacks and stay in a cozy cabin. My father in the last year of his life financed construction of our four glamping tents, the Lodge and the Bath House. Then with financial help from my brother Thomas, I bought 40 acres of beautiful land abutting the original property. Gorgeous mountain views and open meadows were reclaimed by clearing trees, and the historic Shields Road which accesses this portion of the land has been rebuilt. Originally I intended to build single family homes for sale, but the evolved to retaining all the land the building, as finances permit, sweet rental cabins (Camp HudsonView and Camp TwoSome), walking trails and this year, a fabulous Japanese temple with a cedar hot tub. I am grateful that I’ve had fascinating professional and personal experiences. I’ve had the chance to build beautiful projects. I am lucky to live in an insanely beautiful wild place, and I have a small business offers interesting challenges and rewards. I spend the winter building rustic furniture for my rentals, plowing snow with my four wheeler and working as weather permits on the properties. And through the warm months, I have the opportunity to meet lovely people from all over the world who treasure what we have here. Our guests bring life, laughter, children and love to our quiet mountain retreat. Forward! Leslie Clement
Through lucky circumstances and financial help from my family, I own a precious 40 acres atop a mountain in the Adirondacks with a small cluster of buildings including my great-gra…
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We live on the property so we're around to make recommendations for swimming, rafting and dining. We get the nightly bonfire going, and keep the common kitchen and bathroom clean, but otherwise leave guests to enjoy themselves on their own. During the day, we’re pretty busy with the mowing, firewood, painting projects and laundry, but it is pleasant to spend some time with our guests to hear about life outside the Adirondacks!
We live on the property so we're around to make recommendations for swimming, rafting and dining. We get the nightly bonfire going, and keep the common kitchen and bathroom clean,…
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Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
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No pets
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