The tiny village of Karenville is an enchanting place. With it's Victorian buildings all off the grid you will find yourself captivated. Whether you are camping or picnicking there is plenty of space to call your own. BRING YOUR CAMPING GEAR and your smiles.
More than just a place to sleep. Karenville is an experience to talk about and remember!
Karenville is a delightful little grouping of tiny buildings I built for my pleasure but am now sharing with others. There is a cafe/store, a glass house, a pavilion, a shower house and more. Even if you are tenting these buildings are for you to use and enjoy. There is no electric or wifi anywhere in this tiny village. If you feel the need to disconnect, Karenville is just the place. However there is good cell service if you must.
To see the many different options at Karenville scroll to bottom.
Note; although airbnb may say this is a private room THIS SITE IS FOR TENTING. (If you plan to tent camp, bring your tent and sleeping bag)
Please consider booking more than one night when possible. To further encourage multiple nights I have added a one time check in fee of $5 (Airbnb calls it a cleaning fee). What I hear most from my guests is "I wish I could stay longer in this amazing place.
Zugang für Gäste
You may chose to pitch your tent anywhere in a very large field that goes on and on. You may cook in the "cafe"or enjoy a hot shower in the primitive outdoor shower. Or perhaps you would like to simply relax in the village and take in the country sights and sounds, of which there are many.
If you like the idea of camping but don't have a tent or want something a bit more, then perhaps you might tryout the "Hobbit House". It is the size of a two person tent except it has hard walls, floor, screen and glass windows, and a real roof. If so, search my other sites or contact me for more info.
Interaktion mit Gästen
You will have all the privacy you want or need. However you are always welcome to join us (and sometimes other guests)at a campfire or perhaps sitting and eating or anything else we might be doing.
Weitere wichtige Infos
Ithaca is full of everything that Karenville doesn't have. Things like waterfalls, electric, wineries, running water, restaurants, sidewalks, malls, streetlights and more. Best of all Ithaca is an easy 15-20 minute drive.
If you would prefer to stay in one of my tiny "homes" or to see my other sites...
Click on my profile and scroll down.
Or copy and past the following (if you can)
Or simply change the last 7 numbers in the web address.
*My Cabin $90 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3404505
*The "Hotel" $70 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2272547
"A Tiny Home on Wheels" $60
*A Sleeping Loft $50. 2 day minimum https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4709127
*The Cool'r Cottage $55. https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4443492
*A Tiny Room $35 https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2225475
"Hut in The Woods" (bring your own bedding) $30
"Hobbit house" (bring your own bedding) $30
More "Camping" (bring your own gear) $20
All taxes are included in your price. Karenville pays both county and state tax.
All the good pictures were taken by Robert. The rest...well...I prefer to not say!
Come visit Karenville expecting something different from the norm.
Check in is between 5-7:00pm unless previously arranged. I am happy to be flexible when I can, if I know when you will be arriving.
PLEASE READ the listing for the place you have booked. Also (VERY IMPORTANT) read and follow MY driving directions.
Dogs? - Because of our animals who are afraid of wild dog like creatures (foxes and coyotes) I no longer allow any dogs in Karenville.
Smoking? Yes I allow smoking, however no smoking in or around any of the buildings. Please do not throw cigaret butts on ground. Please dispose of properly.
Alcohol? Yes I allow alcohol in limited moderation. This is not a party place! Please be respectful and quiet. No late night laughter.
My hope is that everyone have a wonderful time at Karenville and leave smiling.
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I am a fun and sometimes silly person. But most of all I have a strong connection to the wild things around me. My partner Robert is a plant and insect expert, and also enjoys the same. I especially like the simple things in life. Some of my favorite things to do is, hiking with our two goats, building or painting something, contra dancing, riding my vintage bicycle, showering under the rain spout, cooking over an open fire, having a great adventure, gardening and hanging around home doing the things we do. Things I do not enjoy are sports, shopping, fashion, and watching tv. But sure love my goats, oh yes and Robert too.
I built Karenville for my own enjoyment and pleasure. But then I wasn't sure what to do with all these silly buildings. Someone said I should put it on Airbnb. Without electric or running water I was quite sure no one would come. Wow! was I ever surprised. And now, suddenly, I'm paying County and State taxes.
My future hope for Karenville is that it may amuse and stimulate a new way of thinking and feeling for everyone who visits. And that all who visit K-ville leave with smiles on their faces.
Come experience the magic in Karenville !