This trip is great for novice and seasoned campers because we supply almost everything you need! Start your summer the right way with a great camping trip with fun people. We have the ultimate private campsite nestled on the shores of the pristine fresh water Hudson River near New Paltz NY. You will have the option of leaving from Grand Central at 1:43pm or 5:08pm on Friday to Poughkeepsie where your guide will meet you and bring you to the campsite where everything will already be set up for you. We supply everything except a sleeping bag or blanket and pillow. (private tents are available rental info below) You may also drive there.
Vinecroft Estate has 13 acres of private secluded land on the shores of the Hudson River complete with a private dock, proper fire pit, boathouse, hiking trails, hammocks, horseshoe pits, BBQ's, picnic tables, lounge chairs and more. There is nothing across the river but trees and nothing near the camp except the main house ( 10 minute walk). You will watch the sunrise each morning and be dazzled by the stars at night.
Dock on the fresh water Hudson River
Activities Include: You can do all, nothing or something in between. There is hiking, kayaking, swimming, canoeing, winery visits, a trip to The Walkway over the Hudson park, relaxing by the river, delicious food, happy hours, conversations by the fire, games and more.
You will start your weekend by enjoying the relaxing train ride along the beautiful Hudson River Line to Poughkeepsie. Sit back, relax, read and avoid all the holiday traffic!
The weekend will include:
-3 nights/3 days at Vincroft Estate
-All Meals carefully and deliciously grilled to perfection. Fish, meat, salads, veggies, desserts Breakfast, (Sat/Sun), Dinner (Fri/Sat)
-Beverages of all kinds
-Hiking, kayaking, wineries, guides, taxes, tips (Hikes will be moderate)
-Transportation to all attractions
-We have a limited number of Private Tents ($20 additional)
If we are out, Additional tent rentals and sleeping bags can be rented at www.traverseoutfitters.com.
A private clean eco-composting toilet is on site. There is a outside hot water shower tent and faucet for washing/bathing (or you can bathe in the river)
Not Included: Lunch Sat/Sun, winery fee's, train fare
This trip is perfect for those who have never camped before.
What to bring: sleeping bag, blanket, pillow, sunblock, hiking shoes or sturdy sneakers, bug spray, bathing suit, towel, flashlight, change of clothes.
Can I come alone? YES, YES, YES, 95% of the group will be coming on their own. This is a great trip to meet people in a quality way.
What to expect: 15 laid back and fun people enjoying the outdoors together doing various activities. Ages 20's-40's, singles/may some couples, even split men women.
Is it buggy? That depends on the weather. Bug spray is always recommended.
Are there bears? Not really in this area at all. You may see deer, chipmunks, wild turkeys.
Can I charge my personal electronics? Yes there is a power strip at the main house which is about a 10 minute walk up the hill
Friday - Monday: $295 ($275 for VIP Members)
Refunds given only if the weekend is a washout and we do not go
Take the 5:08 train to Poughkeepsie on Friday. You will be brought back to the train station on Monday at 4pm.
view from the dock
-Take the 1:43 or 5:08 from Grand Central. (Our guides will pick you up in Poughkeepsie at 3:33 or 6:45)
-Arrive at campsite where everything will be set up for you. 1:43 group can swim, kayak, hike, snack and relax
-11am: depart for Peterskill Trail/Awosting Falls Easy Hike. Lunch during hike
-11am: depart for hike (lunch on hike).
3pm: return to camp. Break down, pack up.
In case of rain during any part of the weekend we will change plans to include some fun indoor activities.