1 hour west of Albany, NY, and 3 1/2 hours from NYC. Hoofbeats is a sanctuary for horses and the people who love them. Pack a bag. Bring a cooler. That's it! We fully stock your campsite so that you can enjoy a creek-side stay on our 120-acre horse sanctuary, nestled in a secluded, 12-acre mature forest, with THREE fire-pits and a small PRIVATE ISLAND. Enjoy a hike on our marked trails along Flat Creek or nearby you can go cave spelunking, kayaking, or eclectic shopping in the Historic Village of Sharon Springs. Join us! Memory making Romantic Trip, Family Fun, or Weekend Getaway for the horse lover. Meandering Flat Creek has been flowing here for generations and created a small, unique island just a few steps from your expedition tent. Cross the footbridge and spend the night enjoying one of our THREE stone fire-pits. Be entertained by the soft neighs and nickers of our horses. Our friendly, socialized herd will delight you with their natural beauty. NOTHING has been forgotten. Your tent has LED lanterns and is layered with the comforts of home. Your beds will be made with freshly laundered linens and blankets, and bath towels are tucked away in a side table where you will also find bug spray and fun board games! A rain shelter covers your picnic-cooking area and your outdoor kitchen has a full-size propane cook stove, a stone charcoal pit for grilling, and a fully stocked camp box. We include cookware and utensils, dishes, silverware, and serving pieces. Instant coffee, tea, mugs, tea kettle, sugar & stevia for your morning wake-up. 10 Gallons of fresh-water are set up and available for you in convenient dispenser containers. For a unique "Nature Bath" outdoor solar shower experience, enjoy the comfort of a spacious, wooden privacy shelter with a transparent roof and a composting toilet. We have LOTS of wood on our forest floor if you like the fun of foraging your own fire-pit "fuel", (kids LOVE this), but also DRY SPLIT HARDWOOD and all the supplies you need to create an easy, beautiful fire (paper, kindling, lighters, and firestarters), are stored in a waterproof box right near your tent. At NO EXTRA COST to you. Visit "Parsons Farm Stand" (and tell Kenyon and Reta we say Hi!) on your way to the nearby historic district of quaint and quirky Sharon Springs where you will find shops, eateries, & old-world architecture. Local Breweries, Winery’s, Cavern Tours, Zip-Lining, Glimmerglass Lake, The Farmers Museum, Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, Kayaking & Hiking are all close-by! Let us help you make amazing memories this weekend. Our site can host only four people. We can not accommodate larger groups at this time. We take great pride and care in providing an all-inclusive, impeccably clean campsite for your enjoyment and comfort. This takes time for us to put together perfectly. For this reason, the check-in time at Hoofbeats is 3 pm. At the end of your stay, check out time is noon so that you may have a relaxing morning breakfast and maybe one more campfire as you pack-up before you go. Our Paddock Paradise horse sanctuary environment borders your secluded camping area and is surrounded by electric fencing to create boundaries for our herd. Please respect this fencing by not touching it or crossing its perimeter. Don't forget to pack your water shoes for fun wading in the creek! Our campsite is Dog-Friendly, but please let us know how many dogs will accompany you on your trip for planning purposes.