Let's all get together and celebrate the longest day of the year with an epic camping weekend and the third annual Sullstice! More details to come but I wanted to get the date out there for anyone already planning their summer. A few early thoughts:
For those choosing to camp, we think you made the right choice.
Come as early as Thursday evening, and plan to be headed out Sunday morning.
While we’ve got a fully equipped house here that we’ve spent way too much time renovating and operate as a full-time Airbnb, we’ll be asking everyone to camp and enjoy yourselves outside.
There will be at least one, maybe two tent cities on site. We’ll run electricity and some lights out to the areas. They’ll be big, open, mostly flat areas where tent location is first-come-first-serve. We highly encourage a comfy setup - air mattresses, string lights, a welcoming front porch… Some suggestions on what to bring to get set up right in tent city:
For those who want some privacy, really want to get into nature, or just love roughing it a bit more, there are no official sites set up in the woods, but there are several places I’ve looked at and thought “that could be a cool spot to set up 1-4 tents and have a good time!” If you go this route, a few things to note:
After our first date in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, I did one better than walking Emily home to her apartment on the edge of Red Hook, I showed her to my 1983 Chevy G20 Van, Vandalf, and brought her home in style. 10 years later she drove the first of many many hours out to Yellowstone for one of the greatest trips of our life in a rented RV. Big, chunky camping vehicles are one of life’s greatest treats.
There are some relatively affordable options to rent vans or RVs, especially if you find some folks to join you. Outdoorsy is like the airbnb of RVs, and there are several nearby that will, for a small fee, drop the RV off at our place and set it up before you get here, then pick it up after you leave. Or you can pick one up and drive it here yourself from Outdoorsy or your closest Cruise America.
Whether you own or are renting, just let us know and we can help coordinate a good place to park, run electric to it, and you can live the dream.
We have house bathrooms, will have portable toilets, and while there's no showering inside, we have an incredible outdoor shower!
Dogs are welcome! Our dog Finley would like to know in the RSVP if she'll be meeting any doggos so let us know.
The best way to get here is to drive. Try to car pool. That said, there are options if someone is willing to go grab you at a bus or train.
Metro-North and Amtrak go between NYC and Poughkeepsie. The train station is about an hour from the house. If you’re coming from the north, you could get off at Rhinecliff and it’s about the same distance.
There are buses running between Port Authority and Monticello relatively frequently (30+ minutes from the house) and one bus to Ellenville (15 minutes from the house) on Friday at 5:30. There’s no return bus from Ellenville over the weekend.