Newest & Closest Campground to Cooperstown & Dreams Park
Unlike the vast majority of campgrounds – the designers had, from the beginning a vision – A design that would join comfort with nature and the natural beauty of the area they selected for their campground. One sees in a half mile or so of a road into a deep wood, composed mainly of thick pines and maples, the possibility of bike trails, walking trails of varying difficulty, and a natural experience bounded by Canadian geese honking and caroling at a nearby pond. And whitetail deer spooked by your presence as you walk, however quietly. At night billions of stars and the northern lights sparkle overhead. An occasional bird flits here and there.
In the morning one alights from tent or trailer onto a soft bed of chipped wood to a clear dawn, fresh air and sunlight filtering through the trees. Mornings are crisp, 50 degrees or so, for the temperature falls rapidly at night. Neighbors are clustered nearby – but not so close to disturb your privacy. Clean air, bright and clean bathrooms, everything done in taste. Planned for you as though for them – for they are campers too!
-Robert P. O’Reilly
To the owners & staff at Hartwick Highlands Campground,Just a short note to say thanks. When you put out the welcome mat every day, you leave nothing left behind. From the help on the initial call to make a reservation to the heartfelt waves when leaving, this campground is top notch. Apparently, the letter “H” isn’t only the first letter in the campground’s name, it stands for the unprecedented “HOSPITALITY” that they offer. From the help getting in a campsite LONG after dark to the assistance with all the local attractions, these folks do it all and then some. The only negative that I have is that I only had a long weekend to spend here. This is probably one of the nicest campgrounds that my family and I have ever been to. But as Arnold said in the movies, “I’ll be back”. And as for Jennifer in the office, if there is a national campground association and they are ever in need of an ambassador, you’ve got my vote!!!!! Again, thanks for all the help and hospitality (there’s those “H’s” again).The Farrell Family from New Jersey
Ann, Jennifer, Vin & David,
Chris, Katie, Diana and I just want to thank you for a wonderful experience at Hartwick Highlands Campground! Your facilities were outstanding! Our cabin was neat, clean and most of all comfortable and DRY! Even though we had a rain soaked weekend, the girls thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The Arcade was a life saver. We look forward to returning next year.Regards,
Rob, Chris, Katie & Diana Spencer
Just thought I’d let you know that Mary Ann and I had a wonderful stay at your facility over the July 4th weekend. We are looking forward to returning. It’s refreshing to meet people with a sense of humor.Enjoyed the spacious campsite and extra clean bathhouse. Joe and I have been to many campgrounds over the years and yours is the best. You went out of your way to help us. You made it clear you care…As Joe said we will be back. Each of you made us feel welcome.Joe & Mary Ann Toriello
I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had this weekend. We booked our trip on VERY short notice (we called Thursday morning for an arrival of Thursday evening!). Jennifer was wonderful and arranged for us to have a full hookup site for three nights, going out of her way to be sure that we didn’t need to change sites partway through our stay. We arrived after dark and were led from the office, which was re-opened solely for our arrival, to our sight. Since the site was very large and level, we were able to set up quickly. We found the campground to be very clean, the people extremely friendly and helpful and the scenery beautiful. I will be sure to recommend you to anyone heading that way. Thanks for a great weekend.Peter Q
To All at Hartwick HighlandsThank you for a wonderful weekend in Cooperstown. Our trip was decided on a whim and we stumbled across your site in the planning. Neither of us have been camping in years and this was our first trip since we got married. From the moment we got there, walked in the office and were greeted by Roscoe (the dog…that’s his name?) I knew we were in the right place. Our campsite was perfect. Right across from the water, quiet, and just close enough to everything. I was amazed at how friendly your family and staff is, every time someone drove by the campsite we received a smile and a wave…every time! Thank you again and I know we will be back someday and bring our families. When our puppy grows up and learns to be a big dog he’ll come too!Thanks,
Andrea and Andy
Jennifer & Family,You were not at the office when we took off this AM and I just HAD to tell you from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU! Our stay was better than I had hoped for and more convenient than I expected. Being the #1 seed on championship day was even more special because of the closeness the families experienced @ dinner and afterwards each night!The cabins are AWESOME and you’ve thought of everyone at your facility! I can’t wait to brag about our stay when I get home and NO DOUBT will spread the good word to all Cooperstown eligible families!God bless you and thank you again!Ginny Corbett
I just wanted to thank you for a great week at your campground. The cabins were great and everything was just perfect. My whole family was very pleased and definitely are returning next year. I know our team is returning next year so I will let you know the exact date as soon as possible. I have also suggested to the rest of the team to stay at the campground. I am almost certain we will all be trying to stay with you. I have already passed out all the information I have from our earlier stay with you. Thank you again for the great accommodations, it was home away from home!!!!!! Jill Bates
Just wanted to say how impressed I was with your facilities and your hospitality during our stay at your camp. You have a very clean and well run camping facility and we are looking forward to coming back. Johnson City, NY
The Rozella Family,
On behalf of myself and my family I would like to say THANK-YOU. My family just got home a few days ago from spending a week at your Campground while our son played at Dreams Park between Aug. 19 to 26. I don’t know where to start. We are not usually campers (first time with the Children). We had a wonderful time camping. We were impressed with your facilities on how clean they were kept. Your family works so hard day and night. And the hospitality during our stay was very warming. And little David was so friendly being the welcome committee and always willing to help. He was a joy all week. I can’t complain about anything about our stay with you. Also, there were 2 other families that stayed at your campground and we all enjoyed ourselves. If we are ever back in the area we won’t hesitate returning to your campground. But maybe next time we will rent a cabin. Again Thank-you so much for making our week with you comfortable and memorable. We will not hesitate recommending your campground to our team coming to Dreams Park next year.
Dear Hartwick Highlands Family (Rozella’s & Czadzeck’s,We have been traveling to Cooperstown for over twenty years (once a year); most often for the Hall of Fame Induction Weekend. During our many excursions, we have found our experience with HHCG a consistent bright subject in our discussions on our way back home. Each year, when we arrive, we are greeted with warm smiles and a recognition that makes us feel welcome and comfortable. We have witnessed the structural growth of the site first-hand, as we’ve been patrons since your very first year. It has been impressive to see a family with such vision and determination focus on a common project. We are big fans!Having been in customer service positions ourselves, we are quick to critique our experiences and make decisions about where we will spend our money and time in the future. You’ve made one of those decisions very easy. We will return to HHCG yearly, for as many years as you’ll have us. Thank you for your professionalism, courteousness, and warm welcomes.We’ll see you next year! Thanks for everything!Gratefully,
Andrew Katz & Mike O’Leary
(The Guys from site E1)
PS: Perhaps one year soon, we’ll bring our wives & kids!
Dear Rozella Family,
You made us feel like a part of your family from the first phone call I had with Jennifer to Ann’s warm smile that welcomed us after a horrible drive from MI, to Vin’s golf cart rides to the bathroom so our baseball team’s Moms didn’t have to walk in the rain. There is no way to convey in a pamphlet or on a website what wonderful, welcoming people you all are.We camped with you in July. My son was playing at the Dreams Park. He and my husband stayed in the barracks which left me camping with 4 children! But at no point did I feel alone. One of your family members was always around cleaning or checking on things and willing to help me. Every night when I left the fields we came back “home” to the camper where I felt very safe and secure.Your hard work is noticeable everywhere you look on the grounds. The campsite is remarkably clean, especially the bathrooms! The sites are well built. We were level on the first try. Our baseball family enjoyed an evening picnic at the pavilion. It is also clean and well thought out, with sliding barn doors to accommodate the weather, fire pit, horse shoes.You have built a unique place in which your love for the campground can be seen. Often people run a business for a profit. You do it because you truly care and want people to feel at home! Hartwick Highlands is a true success. Thank you for sharing what you have built.Sincerely,
Just wanted to thank you so much for getting us in spot C10 on such short notice this weekend. We were really in a bind and you came through for us. We’re veteran campers, and have seen a ton of parks, but none compare to the quality of yours! It was clean, peaceful, quiet, pet friendly, and incredibly enjoyable.Thanks again for one of the best weekends we’ve ever had at any facility ever.Sincerely,
Mark J. Gorrie and Family
Jennifer & Family,
You were not @ the office when we took off this AM and I just HAD to tell you from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU! Our stay was better than I had hoped for and more convenient than I expected. Being the #1 seed on championship day was even more special because of the closeness the families experienced @ dinner and afterwards each night!The cabins are AWESOME and you’ve thought of everyone at your facility! I can’t wait to brag about our stay when I get home and NO DOUBT will spread the good word to all Cooperstown eligible families!God bless you and thank you again!
Thank you so much for your hospitality. You “made” our trip. The cabins are gorgeous!
I wanted to just drop you a quick line and let you know that my brother and I recently had the opportunity to bring our rigs in and camp at your facility over Memorial weekend. You folks have one of the nicest campgrounds that we have ever stayed in. While we travel around the northeast and have stayed at many grounds I rank you guys at one of the best, the personnel were friendly, the campground immaculate and well kept, and very peaceful, and we didn’t feel worried about letting our daughters walk around, something some of us look for in camping. We will definitely be back to see you again. Keep up the great work. I’m spreading the word to some of our fellow RV friends and you should be seeing them soon also.Again thanks for an enjoyable weekend.James L. Nichols
E-mail received – Subject “Big Rigs”
Hello All –
I was driving up Route 28 from Oneonta to Cooperstown yesterday behind the most AWESOME caravan of huge recreational vehicles, all pulling cars. It was really cool to see them, for as far as the eye could see, traveling north to your campground. I’m impressed! DebDeborah J. Taylor
Cooperstown/Otsego County Tourism
Hi Guys,I don’t know where to begin to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your campground this summer. We hated to leave. We can’t wait till next year to come back again. Your park is beautiful due to all the hard work you guys do; it really shows. Jennifer, Ann, you are so very helpful and friendly that you really do feel like you are staying at a friend’s campsite. David and Vin you guys work very hard to keep the grounds looking beautiful. And of course, we cannot forget the official greeters at the office: Rocky & Sheena. And David, Jr. was a hoot on his tractor looking like a pro! My husband especially didn’t want to leave and would stay from May – October if he could.You have a really nice place and are doing a terrific job. We had a really nice stay and will be counting the days till we see you again. Take care, keep up the good work. Thanks again for making our stay a pleasant one.Josie & Jim (and our dog Mia)
Ann, Jennifer, Vin and David,I wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time camping on the Fourth of July weekend. Your hospitality was greatly appreciated. Jennifer, thank you for sharing the Ball Python feeding experience. It was really neat! Have a great summer! Maybe we’ll be seeing you around town.Thanks again!!
Sherry and Rob Page
We would like to thank all of you for your kindness, help, information & courtesy! Your whole Campground helped to make our vacation one of the most memorable. We would not hesitate to come back! Certainly we will highly recommend your facilities!!
Thank you very much.
Hi Rozella Family,
Hope you guys are doing good. This is the Jackson family!!! We just wanted to let u guys know what a wonderful time we had the week we spent at your campground. It is truly a beautiful place. Yes, we were the loud ones on the corner. Please don’t hold that against us. The kids are still talking about how much fun they had. We would love to visit your campground again. Thank you,
Ann, Sharon, Jessie, Justin,
Jordan and Christian