A beautiful, quiet spot, next to a long winding stream. This site has been moved and totally renovated. Look behind you and there is a 90 foot cliff (and usually waterfall depending on mother nature's whims). There is an amazing ecosystem in your backyard that includes forest, marshland, and lush greenery. Scramble up to the top of our 90 ft waterfall to discover five smaller falls to wade and relax in. Under 2 hours from NYC, literally down the street from the Monhonk Mountain House. Enjoy fantastic fly fishing in the Rondout Creek, 75 miles of hiking trails in the Mohonk Preserve, some of the best road biking in the east. Great mix of flats and killer climbs. Access to the Wallkill Rail trail is less than 2 miles away. You can ride to either Kingston or New Paltz (over the Rosendale Trestle) entirely on the rail trail. Also terrific local swimming in downtown High Falls. Have brunch on Main Street in Rosendale or a take a 30 minute drive to Woodstock, 10 min to Stone Ridge with some of the most beautiful stone houses in America, 10 min to New Paltz (very hip and laid back), 15 min to Kingston (with incredible waterfront dining). There is SO much to do in this area! The hiking trails, nature and views are spectacular. Your site is perched 20 feet above Coxingkill creek. We have dammed the reservoir at the bottom of the falls and it is about 4-5 ft deep. Great for a cooling dip on a hot summer afternoon. The rock cliff ices up in winter providing a great opportunity for ice climbing. The wall is yours when you book the site. All that we require is signing a liabiltiy waver before you climb. There is a woodstove in the tent and a supply of firewood will always be left at the site. If this site is booked, please check out our sister site, just a hundred yards away. It is equally spectacular and sits on a raised platform that over looks the creek and has a great view of the cliffs. There is nice canoeing/kayaking on the Wallkill. There are several access points within a couple of miles of the site. We just moved the site for those of you who have booked with us before. The new Mini Yosemite is much more remote and quiet. This site always books in advance of our sister site, Reservoir Retreat. If this site is booked, check out Reservoir retreat. It is about 100 yards away and is just as spectacular. Also, you can drive right up to Reservoir Retreat. Mini Yosemite is about a 2 minute walk from the parking area. Both sites are far enough from the road that you will not be disturbed by any unnatural noises. Food wise, we recommend a simple and delicious solution. Foil meals. Try this site for some inspiration. https://www.unexpectedlydomestic.com/foil-pack-dinners/ one hint, bring a food thermometer as it is hard to tell when your meal is done.
Please do feel free to walk the property, wade in the stream, do yoga at the top of the waterfall. It's 27 acres of outdoor bliss. We now provide a "share box" near the site that will have any amenities that you might have forgotten. Feel free to used what you need from the box and leave in the box anything of use that you might not want to take back home. We now allow climbing on our waterfall (known to climbers as Bairds Wall) as well as some great bouldering near the falls. Just let us know ahead of time that you will be climbing and sign a liability waiver before you head out. Be aware there are bears (extremely rare) and many other kinds of wildlife that roam the property, so please make sure to keep food and waste in your car. There are deer, beavers, rabbits, turkeys, turtles, eagles and more. We do not allow hunting. We just improved the road so that it is drivable to the waterfall under nearly all conditions. Please ensure to do regular tick checks! We'll leave you a 5-gallon jug of water, some firewood and solar lights for your visit. We also provide a few other essentials like bug repellent, lighter, some cooking utensils, toilet paper etc. We also provide a share box so you might find some important detail that you forgot to bring and you mighe leave some essential for the next guest. Please do bring your trash with you on the way out and leave the land as it was when you arrived. Please be very careful about fires and smoking. If you take is dip in the reservoir or Coxingkill Creek, please do not introduce any soap or shampoo out of respect for Mother Nature and all her amazing creatures.
Plans change, Mother Nature may not cooperate. We get it.
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