Nestled in between an old stone wall and a vegtable garden sits a canvas tent. Simple living in the outdoors. A short walk to the train( 20 min or 1.1mile) and the village of Cold Spring( 15 min or 1/2mile.) One hour and ten minutes from Grand Central Station.
Sleeping in a canvas tent is like sleeping on a boat. You are close to the elements. Smells of canvas & manila rope. Creeking of the pole as it sways in the breeze. The sounds of crickets, birds, frogs and sometimes fox & owl. The canvas tent has charm. It has antiques & new hand made textiles from India. Rugs and pillows adorn the space. It is built on a wood platform. There is an outdoor eating area and an outdoor solar shower and loo. Washing water is provided. The loo is a compost toilet. Peat moss, wood shaving and toilet paper provided. The loo will always be clean & empty when you arrive. There are two twin beds made up in Kantha hand stitched blankets or hand loomed khadi bedding. Towels are hand loomed Khadi. Hudson Bay wool blankets are also available for fall camping. The space is lite by solar lights and an oil lamp.
The kitchen is an open bamboo tin roof shed with a hand made chunky work table. Alcohol stove, ice box, basic pots and pans, drip coffee maker with filters and utensils provided. A box is provided for food containment. There is always salt & pepper, sugar, olive oil & expresso included in that box!
BRING YOUR FAVORITE WOOL JUMPER, PILLOW or SLEEPING BAG- make your slow tent experience the best!
Our house is in the process of construction. There is a plastic tarp tent next to the house that holds materials and is with in sight of the canvas tent. ( not so pretty)
Use of main homes fire pit, barbecue & patio with eating table. Vegetable garden are at your disposal. Internet access is usable from the main house porch. You are welcome to sit on the porch as long as you like.
We are usually around to explain the lay of the land. There is a guest book that explains everything if we are not. We most likely will be around or in our wood shop working. Sometimes we are on the coast working on Boats.The green guide book inside the tent explains how to use everything from the compost toilet to the solar lights. It also tells about all the events and things to do here and in near by towns.
Please remember that you are camping. Weather is a factor as are frogs, spiders and mosquitos. Be prepared for nature. Bring a headlamp & bug spray!
Places within biking, walking, train or trolley range ( trolley runs on weekends)
Manitoga- Russel Wrights home built into a quarry (Trolley)
Boscobel- Shakespeare under a tent, farmers market, restored house and gardens ( walk or Bike)
Indian Brook Rd- cold waterfall, walking trails and Audubon Society ( Walk or Bike)
Garrison Landing- Antique book seller, Art School and a great park with historical houses on the river ( Trolley)
Glynwood- a working farm with good food and educational classes and programs ( need Car)
Beacon Flea- Sunday flea market 15 miles up the road ( need car)
Constitution Island- where the chain hung during the American Revolution
Cold Spring Antique Shops are many and open all weekend
DIA- modern art in the old Nabisco factory located in Beacon ( car or train)
Quiet by 9 pm. There are neighbors on both sides of the property.
Smoking outside of the tent. Butts in collection bin.
Bring a flash light or head lamp as the ground is uneven. Bug spray if you are liked.