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Camp Wonder Wander is Wanderful

· Waynesboro, Tennessee
17 acres
6 sites
1 Caravan
5 Tent
Your host Val has walked away from her life as a tenured graphic design professor for a passion that is probably her true calling. Inspired by travels and a youth immersed in girls scouts, I created this retreat center and camp for the opportunity to relish in nature, put away the phone and get back to craft, conversation, and the basics of life. You'll relish in the quiet and beauty of the rural rolling foothills of Appalachia in mid-south TN. 20 minutes from any town so prepare en route. Route 99 splits the 17 acres with retreat center on one side and an 11.5 acre campground with significant river front property On The Buffalo. This is in Lewis county - of the Lewis and Clark adventurers. The Buffalo River is a class 1 and sometimes 2 river perfect for kayaking. Ask about add on options like a tour and story about the camp and animals or even a pottery lesson or art workshop.
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Waynesboro, Tennessee, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Val S.Joined in August 2017
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 6 hours
11 Ratings · 16 reviews
Sukhbir S.recommends
March 26, 2023
On The Buffalo River - Pine Forest
Val was very welcoming and an excellent host. The site was also very beautiful and serene. This was my first time camping and I would highly recommend this site!
Dustin J.recommends
August 29, 2022
On The Buffalo River - Bluff 1
Beautiful site
Directions were clear and the site was beautiful! Level site and a road down the river.
Tara H.
May 30, 2022
RV at Camp Wonder Wander
I would recommend the RV site for an overnight or very short stay. With it being immediately off the highway, it’s not ideal for a long stay or if you have small kids. The area needed some attention. Val was super friendly and my kids LOVED the animals.
Maddie H.recommends
May 29, 2022
On The Buffalo River - Bluff 1
Buffalo River camping
Tent camping on Val’s property was great! We took a guided Nature walk and she explained different plant and animal life. We got to meet the donkeys, then had the day and night all to ourselves on a small bluff over the Buffalo River. It was great for one night away from the city.
John B.recommends
April 10, 2022
On The Buffalo River - Bluff 2
Couples camping trip
We had a great time tent camping! Very scenic, private and relaxing. Would definitely recommend it, some cool things to discover in the woods and the river is right below you. Definitely get there in the day Time though as it can be a little confusing in the dark.
Wendy S.recommends
October 28, 2021
On The Buffalo River - Bluff 1
Val was a great host, and we enjoyed the quiet, peaceful bluff.
Miles M.recommends
September 28, 2021
LemonLodge Glamp Camp Wonder Wander
Stop, drop, and come here NOW
If you're thinking that this adorable, bohemian retreat might be the place for you- it's because it ABSOLUTELY is. I would almost prefer to recommend this place like I would one of my favorite movies or TV series, which is to say; just go. I don't need to give you the details, because you should discover them for yourself. GO.
Joey B.recommends
May 31, 2021
TENT CAMP at Camp Wonder Wander
Awesome spot! So peaceful and Val is so helpful and accommodating.
Caitlin C.recommends
April 18, 2021
LemonLodge Glamp Camp Wonder Wander
The cabin was very cozy and the kitchen well stocked. Farm fresh eggs was a great touch. Val was an excellent host who really opened her home up to us
Mary O.recommends
March 3, 2021
RV at Camp Wonder Wander
Unique setting with donkeys and chickens, in an artists colony. We stayed in our rv, and were provided with electricity by the gracious host. Across the road was a trail leading to a bluff with a river below. Our dogs enjoyed walks on the trail snd so did we. A nice slice of country living.
Jamie W.recommends
August 16, 2020
LemonLodge Glamp Camp Wonder Wander
Awesome family fun!
What a wonderful place! The chalkboard wall was a huge hit and the donkeys were so nice. My kids absolutely loved staying there and there was definitely plenty of sleeping room for us! We will definitely stay here again on our next Buffalo float!
Brandy B.recommends
August 2, 2020
TENT CAMP at Camp Wonder Wander
We didn’t really know what to expect but we stayed by the bluff. There should be a statement on the site that if you want to stay by the bluff a large truck will not make it back there, we had a 4-door Ford and it almost didn’t make it. Once there though it was very quiet and we took a short hike down to the water.
William F.recommends
June 28, 2020
On The Buffalo River - Bluff 2
Great for hammocks .Val and her helper was very nice and helpful.We had a good time and will definitely be coming back.
Becka F.recommends
June 20, 2020
On The Buffalo River - Bluff 2
Beautiful land! River was fantastic to swim in! Nice way to cool off:). Only issue is there was an extra 20$ fee per adult and the composting toilet was not built yet. Once that happens this place is perfect!! Val was very pleasant and I lived seeing her donkeys! Oh and a nice wild Billy goat visited us in the morning 😊
Stephanie H.recommends
April 5, 2020
On The Buffalo River - Bluff 2
My first hipcamp experience and I’m so excited to have found this spot! Val is an amazing host and I loved getting to explore this sweet place! Can’t wait to come back!
Brittany S.recommends
June 14, 2018
TENT CAMP at Camp Wonder Wander
Incredible experience. Options for everyone and anyone - private, open pastures or camp in a beautiful garden. We set up in a sweet yard area, complete with chairs accommodated by our amazing host Val. Val also runs a sweet creative retreat throughout the year, and so we enjoyed her creative spaces and donkeys roaming! So peaceful. Quiet everywhere.
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