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Glamping at the North River Hobby Farm

Gorgeous Glamping Tents, Beautiful Views of Gore Mountain, Wood Fired Pizza, and Optional Cedar Hot Tub Experience
83 Cemetery Road North River, NY 12856 |
bed and table in a glamping tentEach tent has lovely beds with duvets, rugs, towels, lights, fan, electric fireplace and decorations
an aerial view of cabins on a scenic wooded propertyAerial view of the property
kitchen area inside a small spaceEach glamping tent has its own kitchenette with sink, hot plate, toaster oven, plates, fridge, pans and silverware in our Lodge
child in grass near a bath house buildingBath House
two vessel sinksVessel sinks in our Bath House
inside of an all cedar hot tubOptional all natural cedar hot tub is a short walk away. Located in a Japanese temple atop a mountain
view of a hot tub building on a scenic wooded propertyCedar hot tub
wood fired pizza with toppingsWe offer wood fired pizza most (but not all) nights
a wood fired pizza ovenWe offer wood fired pizza most (but not all) nights
green trees and a grassy lawn with view of a glamping tentPrivate and quiet
aerial view of trees, cabins, and the mountainsAn aerial view of some of our 40 acres
a dog walking by some yellow wildflowersBeautiful meadows and views to explore and enjoy on our 40 acres
two adirondack chairs facing a view of mountains and treesSit and relax
flower garden and a nearby shedWe have cutting flowers in our gardens which we sell at Farmers Markets and for the enjoyment of our guests
view of a lake and mountains in the distancePristine quiet 13th Lake three miles down the road
three chairs around a fire pit with burning woodNightly bonfires around a common fire pit
Screened in porches on the front, private deck on the back
Draped ceilings, queen beds with down comforters
Electric fireplace, fan, bench


Our fully furnished tents have lovely beds, rugs, lights, and decorations. Each of our four tents has its own kitchenette in our Lodge. Charming Bath House with men's and women's sides. Wood fired pizza most nights! Optional cedar hot tub experience.

Discover a Memorable Glamping Experience in the Adirondacks

We are located about five miles from the charming town of North Creek atop a mountain with beautiful views and wildflower meadows. 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 each glamping tent has its own kitchenette. Glamp Richard has a king sized water bed, and the other tents have two queen beds.

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 the tent, there is an electric fireplace to take the chill off. The Lodge and Bath House are heated in the spring and fall.

Our new Bath House has a women’s side with two toilets, a shower, and a 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-fashioned claw foot tub where you can enjoy a deep bath with lavender salts. We provide nice towels and soap.

The Lodge features individual kitchenettes for each of our four glamping tents. There are sinks, a one-burner cooktop, coffee maker, compact refrigerator, cutting board, dishes, glasses, utensils, napkins, and the basics of salt, pepper, and sugar. 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 provide charcoal and lighter fluid.

See What Else Our Property Has to Offer

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 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 oven in the late afternoon. By the time the wood fire has died down, the oven is about 800 degrees. From 6:30pm to about 7:00pm, 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. It's lots of fun! We also have toppings if you don't want to bring your own.

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 flock of chickens and ducks are fun to watch as they free range all over the property. The ducklings enjoy it when there is fresh water running 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).  And this year we have a new little black puppy named Bella.

Our cabins are set up for visiting dogs, but unfortunately we CANNOT host dogs in the tents.

Explore the Adirondacks During Your Stay

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; the water is clear and beautiful, and you can 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, a historic lodge offering lunches and dinners … it's a beautiful property with amazing views and 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.

If you're looking for additional space, we have other cottages on the property as well, such as Authentic Adirondack Bird Camp which has two bedrooms, Farmstand Guest House, Camp Hudsonview, Camp TwoSome, Camp Lillian, Camp Finale, and Camp Bossie (each with one bedroom), all of which are listed on our website.

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 lovely gardens and a few gentle farm animals set amongst acres of Adirondack wildflowers, and it’s a slice of heaven.

For more info or to book your stay, visit our website or send a contact message now!

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