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On the edge of a wildflower meadow overlooking the mountains, these beautiful canvas cabins offer electric fireplaces, Oriental rug, lamps, sofa and both a front and private rear deck.
Our four glamping tents share a lovely Bath House. In the Lodge, each glamping tent has an individual kitchenette. 40 acres of meadows, woods, pond, streams, trails. Nightly bonfires, star gazing, nearby lake. Easy drive off 87.
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 the Lodge where the kitchens are located.
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.
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 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).
Each kitchenette has a compact refrigerator, coffee maker, dishes, cutting board, glasses, utensils, napkins and basics of salt, pepper, sugar. There are several sinks, a common stove and microwave. Bring your own coffee and cream. There are open shelves for you to store your groceries. Outside are several charcoal grills and a gas grill.
We spent the fall and winter of 2019 building an amazing all natural cedar hot tub. Located on one of the most beautiful spots of our land, our new Japanese wood hot tub is a delightful treat for our guests. Built within a small post and beam temple-like structure with gorgeous views of the mountains beyond and wildflowers below, our spa tub is a wonderful way to relax during your stay. $25 per person for an hour’s retreat of happiness.
Most nights in the summer, we offer wood fired pizza. Here’s how it works. We make and provide the dough, and guests bring their own toppings. We fire up the wood-fired pizza in the late afternoon. By six, the wood fire has died down and the oven is about 800 degrees. Starting around six o’clock and ending about eight, guests come to the pizza pavilion with their toppings and we help them cook their pizzas. Because the oven is so hot, the pizzas cook in about three minutes. Lots of fun! Oh, most toppings should be sautéed in advance since the cooking time in the oven is so short. (Requested donation of $8 / $5 for children to cover costs of firewood, dough, etc).
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.
Our ducklings 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 to the coop 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!
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 cabins are best set up for visiting dogs, but we don't host dogs in the tents because it’s easy for them to slip out and chase our poultry.
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.
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, and sweet lab dog.
I came through the Adirondacks on a solo vacation and am so happy I found Leslie's farm. Leslie and Emeline were great hosts. My glamping tent (Richard) was roomy and comfortable. All the buildings have thoughtful details. I spent many hours reading on the porch, went on a hike and a swim in 13th Lake and joined in with some great other guests for the pizza night and campfires. I would definitely come back!
After stumbling upon the listing, I added a night in Glamp Richard as an extra-special surprise for my partner’s early birthday trip to the Adirondacks. I am so glad that I did!! The property is magical—lovely, quaint, and welcoming—with plenty of wonderful touches, from the delicious homemade pizza dough and friendly farm animals outside the tent to the heated king-sized waterbed, oriental rug, couch, and potpourri sachets inside the tent. The bathroom, though shared, was private (I actually never saw another camper in it), tasteful, and well appointed, and the location allowed us to explore an area we hadn’t visited before but plan to return to again. We visited nearby 13th Lake and had lunch at the Garnet Hill Lodge, both of which were worth the (short) trip from camp. We can’t wait to return for more adventures on the North Hudson River and more awesome nights’ sleep in Glamp Richard. There really is nothing like snuggling into a warm, inviting waterbed while rain patters on the canvas above your head. Thanks to Leslie and her girls for welcoming us to this very special place!
What an amazing night, we wish we could have stayed longer. The tent is amazing, very roomy, and the deck in the back was such a nice touch. We loved how close our tent was to the bathroom and the lodge. The bathroom is so nicely decorated, and the lodge is fully stocked with everything you need to cook dinner/breakfast. We appreciated having our own space in the kitchen separate from the other tents. We had plenty to do between hiking, exploring North Creek town, and having dinner at the picturesque Garnet Hill Lodge. The best part - stargazing and chatting with the other very friendly guests staying on the farm. The chickens, ducks, and Sammy Dog were also pretty great. We will definitely be back!
Mark Duplass talks about something called “soul points” - feelings you get in special times and via special experiences. Leslie’s compound gave my girlfriend and i many soul points. Amazing pizza, hospitality, grounds to walk, and the other guests were icing on the cake - super sweet and fun. A pleasant surprise on many levels.
I can't say enough about how wonderful this glamping experience was. I heartily recommend staying here! The setup with the bathhouse & cooking cottage to the amazing king sized waterbed to the campfires to making pizza! Leslie has a wonderful piece of property to explore. And you never know where the other guests will be from!!
This is the 5th year I’ve been heading up to Leslie’s beautiful Hobby Farm. I love staying in the glamping tents with the beautiful bath house and kitchen so close. Her attention to detail is impeccable, only second to her and her family’s warm hospitality. I look forward to it every year. Do yourself a favor and go experience this magic.
Leslie's "North River Hobby Farm" is an extraordinary find. A magical place, it is a wonderful place to stay. The glamping is amazing: oriental rug on the floor, couch, lamps, a porch! Adirondack chairs, heat.... The kitchen facilities are comprehensive and the pizza hut with real pizza oven is amazing. Leslie herself is so much fun, as well as an attentive host. We'll be back as soon as we can and for a longer stay.
Absolutely worth every penny! This is my favorite mini vacation spot! I really recommend this glamp site. Was very welcomed when we got there and throughout our stay!
Our stay in a tent at Leslie's property was wonderful and made our entire trip even better. When we arrived, we got a quick introduction to the property and immediately jumped in to making pizza's in the brick oven pizza cabin, which were delicious and filled with great company from other guests and Leslie and her family. The campfire was right outside of our tent and it was the perfect night to be outside enjoying it. The property has everything you need, including nice bathrooms, running water,refrigerators, coffee makers and a full kitchen. The bed in our tent was insanely comfortable and we kept the back zipper open to look into the large forest and field behind. It was wonderfully serene and was full of pleasant surprises throughout the entire stay.