We spent a night at Woodsedge Retreat in Honeoye, New York on a Hipcamp Field Scout assignment.
If you’re not familiar with Hipcamp, they are “committed to making getting outside fun and easy, as simple as selecting what, when and where you want your camping experience to be.” (from Hipcamp.com). They are a great resource for finding and booking campsites across the United States (unfortunately direct booking is not available for federal or state land). Lots of private land is listed and, as a Field Scout, we visit the property to tell its story via photography and provide feedback.
Our review and photos of Woodsedge Retreat can be found on Hipcamp or here:
Wake up to the sounds of nature on this serene, private property spanning 50 acres in the gorgeous Finger Lakes region of New York.
Woodsedge Retreat offers seclusion yet it is only a minute from the hamlet of Honeoye and 30 miles from the city of Rochester, NY. Sandy Bottom Park/Beach and Nature Trail is just down the road and offers fishing and swimming on the shores of Honeoye Lake.
You’ll have a hard time deciding whether to pitch your tent on the rolling fields or sleep in the rustic cabin – called the Love Shack – tucked into a corner near the pond. We chose the cute cabin and dreamt of our own future tiny house. Although it was only the two of us, this would be a great spot for large group camping.
We spent most of our time wandering the property, and sitting around and cooking over the campfire (there is also a propane grill available for use). The birch pergola also caught our attention as we imagined celebrating an event in this peaceful setting. It’s an added bonus that the helpful and friendly host, Kip, is an officiant!
Go back to basics, take delight in the lack of electricity and the use of an outhouse (porta-potty), and just get away from it all.
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