Brewster, NY

Holmestead Woods

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A campsite with seclusion and privacy close to NYC with numerous activities nearby (kayaking, swimming, bouldering, hiking, biking, etc). If you request a booking and don't hear back from me in 2 hours, text me at 937-594-9377 as the Tentrr notification system doesn't always work. I offer a discount to returning campers and those arriving via bicycle. We are right off the Maybrook and Putnam rail trail, which make up part of the Empire State Trail. Firewood and fire starting supplies included in rental! Note: the inactive construction site nearby has become active and you can sometimes hear equipment from 7:30 a.m. to roughly 4 p.m. on weekdays only. Sorry for any inconvenience!

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Winter Ready
This is a Tentrr Signature Site
This site has been selected by our team and set up with the standard Tentrr kit.
This site is located within a state park and includes the standard Tentrr kit. Please see Site Guidelines below for more details.
Partner sites are privately owned sites that may have modern amenities located on the property.
Backcountry sites let you enjoy traditional camping on private land. You need to bring your own tent and supplies.
Site Highlights
  • Parking Nearby
  • 8 campers
  • Check in: 15:00
  • Check out: 11:00
  • Pet friendly

Winter camping notes: When temps are below freezing, we will put out hand sanitizer in lieu of the five gallons of water and soap for hand washing. When its cold, the outside water is turned off so if you need the drinking water refilled, just let me know. The camp stove will keep the tent warm but needs more wood added every hour or so. Plan accordingly. We've been a Tentrr site since summer of 2018 and have hosted well over 500 campers at our site! Wooded campsite accessible through sheep pasture, it's about 200 yards from the parking spot to the Tentrr site. Here's whats included: - All of the standard Tentrr stuff (two queen air mattresses, picnic table, camp stove, camp toilet, etc) including a full 5 gallon cooler of potable water, 5 gallons of water for hand washing or hand sanitizer when its cold, a solar shower, and three tiki torches (but without oil). We also include toilet paper, camp bowls, cups, silverware, and plates for 8, one stainless pot, and one large stainless skillet. Plenty of firewood will be provided at the camp site along with fire starting materials (fatwood sticks, paper, cardboard, and lighters). Our site is very close to Southeast Station (Harlem Line). We are right off the Putnam and Maybrook Trailways that make up part of the Empire State Trail (one could bike all the way here for bike camping from NYC), I-84/I-684, merely an hour or so from the city! Lots to do nearby including: - Ice Pond Preserve Hiking and Bouldering within walking distance (great bouldering location!) - Kayaking in the Great Swamp of Patterson NY, White Pond in Kent, NY, and Constitution Marsh in Cold Spring along the Hudson River - Hiking in numerous nearby parks like Fahnestock, Michael Ciaola, Ice Pond Conservation Area, etc. - Fishing and Fly Fishing in several area streams and lakes (NY fishing license required) - Mountain biking nearby including Ice Pond (only a mile away) - Road biking around popular trailways (Putnam and Maybrook Trailway) and nearby roads - Swimming in nearby White Pond As a warning, due to the proximity to Interstate 84, there is some background noise but it is minimal and cant be heard normally over the wind or a crackling fire! Addressing the two recent 3 star reviews: The tent canvas, which was replaced in October of 2020, has been replaced again with a brand new tent! I clean the deck floor inside the tent between every camper but this Summer and Fall have been so wet that the mud has stained the wood. If you get to the site and are unhappy about anything, please let me know!

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Site Guidelines

The sheep are shy and will leave you alone - they are not aggressive. Please close the gates behind you and latch the chain, it doesn't have to be tight. No guns allowed on property, no hunting as well. Please don't drive into the field. Park outside the field at the Tentrr parking sign. A cart to haul your stuff is provided. No fireworks!

Jason and Adrienne
We love to kayak, hike and explore the area around Brewster, NY and beyond! We are also both marathoners and enjoy a nice, long run. Our property was originally a dairy farm built in the 1800's by the Holmes Family. We hope you enjoy your visit at Holmestead woods!
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Site Rules
Respect the land and tent as you would your own.
  • What you carry in, you must carry out!
  • Check campsite for trash or belongings.
  • Carefully pack up the pop-up tent (if you used it).
  • Clean out Tentrr CampBox (take your BBQ sauce!).
  • Place (empty) Tentrr Loo inside canvas tent.
  • Zip up all tent windows and doors (clasps, too).
  • Take garbage bag(s) to designated trash point (check with your Campkeeper).
  • Clean up after your dog.
  • Clean grill with brush after use.
Respect & Safety
  • Don't carve your name into anything.
  • Don't cut down trees.
  • Look out for poison ivy, poison oak and sumac.
  • Check yourself for ticks every 6 hours.
The minimum cleaning fee is $50 and will be charged for leaving a campsite a mess.

Plans change, Mother Nature may not cooperate. We get it.
Choose from different cancellation options at checkout, based on what works best for you and your trip planning.