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Blackwater Birds and Bees

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· Zuni, Virginia
101 acres
6 units
1 Glamping
5 Motorhome/tent
Come visit the farm and stay with us! We have primitive tent camping, RV sites, and a cozy little cabin. Blackwater Birds and Bees is a developing farm that started in 2016. If you're looking for privacy, you won't find a better place in Southeastern Virginia. It's 110 acres on the Blackwater River with access to over 2 miles of waterfront without leaving the property. The river is much like a cypress swamp with large channels running through the middle and it creates a perfect environment for all kinds of spectacular wildlife. We have kayaks and canoes available for campers to use for free and a Jon boat with trolling motor available for rent. Fishing is permitted in our 10 acre pond and on the river. The farm currently features an apiary, a peach orchard, vegetable garden, blueberry bushes, and animals including ducks, chickens, geese, and goats. The cabin features a full-size bed complete with linens/bedding as well as a sleeping loft for 2 additional guests. While the cabin does not have electricity or plumbing, it does have battery operated lights and an outhouse with flush toilet on site for the convenience of cabin guests. We have a farm shop stocked with local products, camping essentials, fishing gear, and much more! *If you are bringing a large camper or RV please pick site #3 or site #2.*Site #4 is about 75 yards into the woods away from the parking space.* Check us out on Instagram @blackwater_birds_and_bees
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Zuni, Virginia, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by James R.Joined in July 2018
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756 Ratings · 596 reviews
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Jeremy A.recommends
January 24, 2023
#2 Meadow View
Awesome spot for truck camping!
James has an awesome spot for a quick getaway with friends and family. Only an hour from Virginia Beach makes it super convenient. Definitely coming back with my family when it gets warmer out to do some fishing and camping.
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Meredith O.recommends
January 17, 2023
#3 Park at the Pond
Great spot with excellent views. Peaceful. Loved being able to see the night sky lit up with stars.
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Matthew M.recommends
January 16, 2023
The Blackwater Bungalow
We had such a good time at the blackwater bungalow! We saw an otter in the pond and enjoyed seeing the farm animals. We hope to be back in springtime!
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Jen C.recommends
January 3, 2023
The Blackwater Bungalow
Peaceful
The days spent relaxing at Blackwater Bungalow were perfect! Beautiful weather! Beautiful views! Wonderful hostess! Fun animal and birdwatching! Thank you for offering your peaceful surroundings to others to enjoy!
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Dotty S.recommends
December 12, 2022
The Blackwater Bungalow
This was my second time glamping at the Blackwater Bungalow, and it was wonderful. The hosts are so thoughtful and the land is beautiful. It is great for walking and fishing. We always enjoy their animals and their shop on the grounds where they sell some of their products. Would recommend this lovely stay to anyone!
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Dan S.recommends
December 12, 2022
#2 Meadow View
Land is great. Private camping with tons to do... host is great and responds super fast and is really there to help out if needed. Been there a few times now and it won't be the last time. We love going there with our family.
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Jordan P.recommends
December 12, 2022
#3 Park at the Pond
Such a pretty, secluded place to camp. Peace and quiet with a very clean restroom. This place is awesome.
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Adam E.recommends
December 6, 2022
#3 Park at the Pond
Loved it. Flushing toilets. Fish in the pond. Plenty of property to explore. Hosts were excellent. They have a little shop that sells just about everything you could need (fishing items, bug spray, etc.) Beautiful spot. Only negative was that the ground is quite sandy, makes cleanup a little more involved.
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Paul R.recommends
December 5, 2022
#5 Beside the Blueberries
Great place to camp! Loved the site, with ability to fish and kayak. Sites are big enough to host multiple families. Clean bathroom. Very enjoyable and host James was top notch.
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Steve B.recommends
December 5, 2022
#4 Blackwater Ridge
We tent camped with a large group of friends and reserved the whole place. We used campsite 3 as our hub and slept between 3 and 4. It was very private and safe for us to let the kids roam. There was a lot to do between fishing, boating, hiking, and animal siting. The amenities were clean and the owner was responsive. We all had a great time and plan to make it a semiannual tradition.
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Jace P.recommends
December 1, 2022
#1 Longleaf Grove
Don't hesitate, book it!
Really great spots, super private and on a beautiful property. Great little shop too. I got the Zuni Napalm hot sauce, a sweet hat, and some persimmon wine. All great homemade stuff. That sauce is true to it's name! Hosts we're so nice and accommodating for our last minute booking and late night arrival. Would definitely come back!
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Jane B.recommends
November 21, 2022
#5 Beside the Blueberries
This was our 3rd time camping at Blackwater Birds and Bees - always a fantastic time! James and his family are great hosts - friendly and responsive. You feel so removed from the chaos of modern life (which is a relief!), yet you can also be at the grocery store in 15 minutes if you forgot something (also a relief!). We camp with lots of kids and there's always plenty of boats for everyone, and the animals are a big hit. We will be back - Blackwater Birds and Bees is becoming the highlight of my kids' whole year!
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Kody O.recommends
November 14, 2022
The Blackwater Bungalow
We had a fantastic stay in the Bungalow! It rained the first night we were there and the we cozy-ed up inside while we listened to the rain hit the metal roof. The kids had a great time in the water (as usual) and we couldn't have been happier with all of the creature comfort items that were made available for our stay. We look forward to our next weekend adventure with you!
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Sarah S.recommends
November 13, 2022
#1 Longleaf Grove
Perfect
Just perfect. Fun, private, and with the absolute best hosts. We’re already planning our next trip to Blackwater Birds and Bees!
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Sarah S.recommends
November 13, 2022
#3 Park at the Pond
Excellent
This was our third trip here and we just love this place! Highly, highly recommend
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Sarah S.recommends
November 13, 2022
#2 Meadow View
The best
Just the best camping experience out there. James and his mom, Phyllis, are amazing hosts on a beautiful piece of property. Our kids run wild all weekend and never ask for screens because they are having so much fun paddling kayaks and canoes, riding their bikes everywhere, and checking on the goats and chickens. What a special place.
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David S.recommends
November 13, 2022
#4 Blackwater Ridge
This place is a hidden gem. The owner is so friendly. The kids loved swimming and riding their bikes all over the place.
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Stella H.recommends
November 9, 2022
#2 Meadow View
Beautiful views and quiet. It was very private and felt very peaceful. James and his family were very welcoming and kind. I’m looking forward to staying again!
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Nicole V.recommends
November 7, 2022
#1 Longleaf Grove
Highly recommend
We had an amazing time. James was super helpful and the sites are great. The bathroom was clean and our group including 15 kids had a great time.
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Victoria P.recommends
November 6, 2022
#2 Meadow View
We loved the privacy of our sites! We had stayed at two different sites (2&5) over our weekend trip and both sites were equally pleasing. This is a great place for off-grid camping, ran by a lovely family.
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Rebekah G.recommends
November 6, 2022
#4 Blackwater Ridge
Great camping site! James and his family are really helpful and kind, this is our fourth time going, I have and will continue to recommend this campsite 10/10!
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Jay L.recommends
November 6, 2022
#2 Meadow View
Excellent
Excellent. We liked campsite #2. Not far from the river where we could enjoy exploring the Cyprus trees.
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Grace A.recommends
November 6, 2022
#3 Park at the Pond
We loved this site! Wonderful area to walk and fish. Very pet friendly! The little farm store on site was a life saver! Short walk to the bathroom. Fire wood and firepit on site was awesome. Everything about this site was fantastic! We will 100% be visiting again!!
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Mike G.recommends
October 31, 2022
The Blackwater Bungalow
Great spot!
Staying at the black water bungalow was really great. The cabin is small, but is really all you need to have somewhere to sleep for 3-4 people. The outdoor kitchen has everything you would need for cooking. Utensils, plates, cups, pots & pans, spices, even two different grills. If there happens to be something else you need, the 24hr store on site is stocked with other camping essentials. There is plenty to do on the property. Hiking, kayaking, boating, swimming, fishing ect. There are a handful of other camp sites on the property, but the sites are pretty far away so you still have privacy. You will certainly run into other campers during the day either on the water or on the trails. So if camping in complete solitude is your goal, this may not be the place for you. We really enjoyed our time here and would highly recommend it!
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Nicole V.recommends
October 30, 2022
#5 Beside the Blueberries
Loved the whole property/experience
We had such a great time at this camp spot. We loved the clean bathroom, kayaks, little store, walking around looking at the beautiful grounds, stars, etc. We had about 12 kids with us and the whole place is very kid friendly. We appreciated the extra effort James made - delivering firewood and setting up three picnic tables for our group, answering all of our questions and making everyone feel welcome.
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Tracy E.recommends
October 29, 2022
#3 Park at the Pond
James met us when we arrived and made sure we had everything we needed. Left us some wildflowers and a map and said we could call anytime,, very pleasant guy. We enjoyed the wildlife and the long leaf pines as well as the sweet goats at the farm. The walk to the river was easy enough. It’s a completely different landscape than I have ever seen and it piqued my interest in the history of the Blackwater river and the Great Dismal Swamp,, we took a side trip to check it out and see Lake Drummond. Beautiful but sad too. Very few bald cypress trees remain. Only downside is the sand burrs that have very sharp little needles. Fortunately I had little scissors and leather gloves to get the out of my dogs paws cause they hurt and aren’t easy to pull off. It was great to get away from the noise pollution and just chill. Thank you for letting us stay awhile 😊
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Joshua M.recommends
October 24, 2022
#1 Longleaf Grove
Great site! Loved the large campsite and the kids and I enjoyed canoeing on the pond. James left plenty of firewood for us to use.
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Marissa B.recommends
October 24, 2022
#4 Blackwater Ridge
The owners were so kind and responsive to our needs and requests. Lovely spot!
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Trina F.recommends
October 24, 2022
#5 Beside the Blueberries
The camp grounds were secluded and roomy.
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Troy D.recommends
October 23, 2022
#2 Meadow View
Incredible property! James and Phyllis were very personable and accommodating! 10/10 would recommend
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