Tentrr Signature Site - Briar Hill Respite
**THIS SITE MAY BE NOT BE ACCESSIBLE TO ALL GUESTS - ONLY BOOK IF YOU CAN COMFORTABLY HIKE 1/4 MILE FROM PARKING TO CAMPING**
(The view is truly worth it)
Welcome to this hidden woodland retreat in the heart of the historic Mohawk Valley; made famous by the American novels ofJames Fenimore Cooper. Minutes from Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame, Fenimore Art Museum, Farmers Museum; and the world famous Glimmerglass Opera house. Enjoy relaxing local hiking trails and natural views or explore local fare and museums before returning to a rustic evening of campfire cooking and relaxation. Briar Hill is adjacent to cow pasture in the valley, the sound of cows lowing in the morning should be expected.
Briar Hill itself is a distinct locale - referred to in the historical botanical writings of Susan Fenimore Cooper, grand-daughter of the towns namesake. Ms. Cooper noted that travelers would often have to double-team the horses to ascend Briar Hill; which was reputed to always be covered with tangles of wild blackberries - and still is.
Susan Fenimore Cooper, is still known as the first American naturalist author, and here you can camp atop a hill whose cultural value and reputation precede the American Revolution.
"The peculiar nature of the forest, that life and death may ever be found within its bounds, in immediate presence of each other." - Susan Fenimore Cooper 'the Rural Hours.
Sheltered hilltop views in historic upstate New York.
This is an exclusive Tentrr Signature campsite. Tentrr partners with land owners to offer unique accommodations in beautiful outdoor spaces. Our campsites are off-the-grid which means they generally do not have access to electricity, wifi, or modern plumbing. Instead, they offer the chance to relax, unplug, and fully experience nature!
Your Tentrr campsite includes a 10'x12' (120 square feet) safari-style canvas tent on a raised wooden platform. Inside the tent you'll find one queen bed or a queen-size bunk bed (see photos for the exact setup). The tent is big enough for the bed plus one or two extra sleeping bags on the floor. Aside from the canvas tent, campers can also use the extra 5-person pop-up dome tent that’s provided. You'll also have a 6-ft picnic table, outdoor fire pit, 2 Tentrr Adirondack chairs, and a heating source to keep you warm and toasty at night.
Group Camping: We welcome campers with larger parties, but the standard Tentrr setup only includes the canvas tent plus the additional pop-up dome tent. You may need and are encouraged to bring additional camping gear of your own if you plan on camping with a large party.
Max Occupancy: This refers to the total number of campers allowed onsite with your reservation. You may have as many campers in your party up to the maximum limit that is set for the listing, but please note that the only bed provided as a standard amenity is the one set up inside the canvas tent.
Toilets: Every campsite is equipped with a camp toilet (we call it the Tentrr Loo). This is a simple wooden box with a toilet seat and a bucket inside. To use, line the bucket with a CleanWaste Sani-Bag supplied at the camp prior to use. Afterwards, simply tie the bag up and place it in a trash bag. CleanWaste Sani-Bags use a NASA-developed gelling/deodorizing agent that helps prevent spills and keeps everyone safe and clean.
Showers: Every Signature campsite comes with a Coleman Sun Shower. The sun shower has a reservoir that holds up to 5 gallons of water, potentially enough for multiple showers. It's constructed of heat-locking material that warms the water when it's left in the sun, even on cool days.
What you should bring:
-S'mores supplies & any food you'd like to eat
-A cooler to keep your grub from spoiling
-Bedding and pillows
-Lanterns and lighting
-Firewood for the campfire
Other Things to Note:
While on campsite:
- please hike responsibly
- please only use the marked path on the Briar Hill site
- please take all garbage with you when you leave, deposit in garbage can at parking area for disposal
- please keep dogs on a leash or lead at all times
- plan for tick prevention for you and your pet
- please do not leave campfire unattended
- please completely douse your campfire every evening and at the completion of your stay
Interaction with Guests:
Upon check out, you should leave-no-trace of your stay and be sure your campsite is returned to its natural glory! While Tentrr does not charge a cleaning fee, we do expect campsites to be left how they were found. After you check out, take everything you brought in and be sure to leave your trash at the designated location on the property.
If a CampKeeper submits an incident report after your stay that details evidence of trash or damage to the campsite or the CampKeeper’s property, Tentrr reserves the right to charge a minimum cleaning fee of $50. Just make sure to follow the Camper Manual posted at your campsite and you'll be set!
Reservation Modifications/Cancellations: Please note the terms of the cancelation policy as they are outlined in your reservation confirmation on Airbnb. If you need to cancel or modify your reservation, please reach out to Tentrr Customer Support. Your CampKeeper is unable to change or cancel your reservation on your behalf. Tentrr Customer Support can be reached at (888) 798-9093 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.