We’ve waxed poetic about Tentrr before, but when we went searching for swoon-worthy waterside campgrounds we couldn’t help it. Deep, heartfelt, rib-shaking sighs of adoration. Maybe we should live here? Can we live here?
Welcome to Pond View. This campsite is secluded, set on ninety wooded acres and insulated from any sort of traffic, noise or distractions. The closest town is Bethel, another haven where the actual Woodstock concert was held back in ’69. The entire pastoral setting is gorgeous, and Tentrr lets you camp without the stress of buying camping gear, setting up camp, or wondering whether or not there will actually be space for you at that one secret spot that’s maybe not-so-secret.
Pond View seems like one of those places where you would go for a weekend and then secretly stay the entire week. There are hiking trials on the property, as well as all sorts of water-related activities. Swimming, kayaking, canoeing, and even white water rafting are all available at this site. If you want to explore the area (because, let’s be honest, it’s a pretty cool, artsy place) Bethel has an Arts Center on the site of the Woodstock Festival, nearby Kauneonga Lake has local art, walking trails and bike paths, not to mention plenty of great restaurants not so far away. Some excellent finds for a quick nip out of the bucolic oasis are Java Love Roasting Co, for the daily dose and the Dancing Cat Saloon which is the sister restaurant/eventspace to the Catskill Distilling Company.
All this adds up to an amazing getaway, nestled in the foothills of the Catskills, in a region known for its lakes, art scene and music presence. Pond View is gorgeous, and you don’t just have to take my word for it! Head over the the Tentrr website, and check out the reviews of Pond View for yourself. Why not book for May and pack your swim trunks? Wishful thinking can’t hurt…