Mountains, stream, forests, & hiking trails tucked away on family farm in the Northern Catskills: near amazing food, drink & swimming holes Pining for unspoiled wilderness? Keep searching. If you long to experience a working wilderness, where generations of families have learned to live in harmony with nature, where quirky locals carve lives on the fringe of the traditional economy so they have more time for cherishing nature & local food, you've found the perfect escape.
Calico Ridge is a remote campsite hideaway, but it is part of Sap Bush Hollow Farm, where we raise grassfed & pastured meats, & operate a farm-to-table cafe & espresso bar on weekends. The campsite is located just off our private 3 mile hiking trail, which meanders along the mountaintops and down through our valley floor, along the banks of a babbling brook. We are only 1 hour from Albany, and 45 minutes from Cooperstown.
Come for unparalleled views, wildlife, and to occasionally share some pasture with our grazing sheep. We'll help you find the nearby waterfalls, swimming holes, hiking trails, music, farm-to-table restaurants, artisans, farm stands, as well as the local cidery, brewery, amazing potato vodka & a perfect latte. This is a working wilderness. You might hear a tractor, log truck, timber harvest, or newly repaired engine being tested on the road below, along w/ birdsong, crickets & peepers. Please let us share it with you in all its raw beauty. No pets. This site is equipped with: solar lights; sheets; firewood; fire starters, in the form of matches and newspaper; a cooler; toilet paper; paper towels; and garbage bags. There is a queen-size bunk bed inside the tent with sleeping capacity for four. PLEASE NOTE: due to Covid-19, our cafe is open for take-out only until mid-June. We have an online farm store with frozen prepared cafe meals and other meats and groceries available with a no-contact self-serve pick-up. Local breweries, cidery and the like also have to-go options. We ask that guests wear masks anytime they meet us in person, and we will do the same. We will do our best to handle all communications electronically to maintain safe social distancing. Thanks for supporting us during this historic period!