So, if you've read my profile, you know that I'm thrifty and that, as a family, we don't need to have 5 star service to be happy. We live in NYC, and we love to go camping, but sometimes we just feel too tired at the end of the week to pack our backpacks and food for three days and so on. So, we have been looking for inexpensive alternatives that allow us to get out of the city to hiking areas. This place fit the bill. Not only are the hosts very friendly, but they have 30 acres and a pond where we could wander around, and they are near a number of parks where we went hiking, including a park over in Pennsylvania with waterfalls and paths along the Delaware River.
The cost of our stay was a reasonable $60 per night for the three of us which included breakfast in our hosts kitchen every morning. We stayed in their 'guest house' which was right next door. The room was comfortable - again, no frills. The bed was noisy because it had one of those plastic covers on it underneath the sheets. There was a recreation area across the hall with a foosball table, TV and VCR for watching movies, a fridge and coffee maker and a microwave. Be aware that all of the outlets in the building have inputs only for plugs without a ground, so you'll need an adaptor. There is WiFi, but it's spotty. However, we didn't come for the WiFi so it didn't bother us.
They close for the season at the beginning of December and reopen in May. This is mostly a place for hunters, folks coming to music festivals at the original Woodstock concert site, and folks like us who just want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is quiet out there, apart from the occasional car that passed. (They drive fast out there, so watch yourself and, if you have kids, make sure they don't try to cross the road without you!) We heard deer at night, saw tons of birds, went for a paddle in a rowboat on their little pond and saw some frogs. So, we enjoyed it. The hosts will provide you with all kinds of information about decent hikes as well as art galleries to visit and farmers markets in the area. At a distance of only two hours from the city, it's a great way to get away for the weekend on short notice.