Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Set up your tent in our remote but easily accessible campground, 100 yards off the Appalachian Trail. Roast marshmallows by the fire pit and watch the sunset over the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley.
Individual site capacities are varied! Please take note of this when selecting your site upon checkout.
- Site #1 is on a hilly slope and accommodates 4 campers
- Site #2 accommodates 8-10 campers
- Site #3 accommodates 4 campers
- Site #4 accommodates 6-8 campers
- Site #5 accommodates 6-8 campers
About the property
Located on a 66-acre plot just five miles from the Shenandoah River, our property offers amazing access to hiking and the outdoors while also keeping civilization within striking distance. Bear Chase Brewery is just a half mile walk across the street, and we are 15 miles from Purcellville.
The land and lodge used to be the summer home of a trained opera singer, whose singing could be heard throughout the mountain.
Your Host lives onsite in the stone house that also acts as a hostel for hikers on the Appalachian Trail. Built in the 1930's all from locally sourced hand-hammered stone, the house is open every night from 5pm - 9pm.
Note that we offer several campsites relatively close to each other, so you should expect to see and hear other campers on the property during your stay.
About the listing
Pitch your tent in a forested area just a short walk up from where you’ll park your car. Enjoy unbeatable proximity to hiking and panoramic views while still having basic amenities that ensure a comfortable stay.
You’ll have access to a composting pit toilet, and can access potable water from the tap in the lodge. That’s also where you can access hot showers. As noted above, we host Appalachian Trail thru hikers on the property, so you may see them hanging around or sleeping in the bunkhouse near the shared facilities.
For meals, we have picnic tables, and you are encouraged to cook over the fire pits that accompany each site. Please practice Leave No Trace practices during your stay, as the property has raccoons and other critters who will be drawn to any food scraps that are left behind.
Pets are allowed! Please keep them on leash during your stay.
Trash can be disposed of in the bins onsite.
Additional details to note
- Expect to see and hear other campers on the property during your stay.
- No kitchen equipment is provided, so campers must bring their own supplies if they'd like to cook.
- We do not offer WiFi, but there is good cell reception for all common carriers.
Bluemont, Loudoun, Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), Manahoac, and Massawomeck First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Glen B.Joined in June 2017
806 ratings · 295 reviews
November 27, 2023
Site 1 - Bear's Den
Perfect place to refresh and hit a hike! Thanks for being a great steward of the land!
Mothi K.doesn't recommend
November 26, 2023
Site 2 - Bear's Den
Rude manager, pretended to not hear when called, didn't guide on where the showers where are at.
November 25, 2023
Site 5 - Bear's Den
Trails, views, and brewery near by!
We loved how close it was to trails, scenic overlooks, and breweries! Just know that there can be a decent number of people that go hiking at this spot during the day because of how good the trails and views are. Otherwise the spot was great, nice and clean, within walking distance of potable water, the host offers a bucket of free firewood a night which was awesome. Would definitely recommend and come again!
November 20, 2023
Site 4 - Bear's Den
This was a good site overall, with a few caveats. I loved that it was on the hiking trail and had water, an outhouse, and firewood available. The caveats are that privacy is limited - the 5 sites are very close together ans there’s a hiking trail literally through the sites that had plenty of folks headed for the overlook - and that the fire ring has no grate. We were able to put our cast iron right in the fire but it was odd to me that there were fire pits built but no grates.
November 20, 2023
Site 3 - Bear's Den
Bear’s Den Campground
I had a great experience at Bear’s Den! It’s a beautiful place. Glen was helpful and kind. The bucket of free firewood was really helpful. I enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing time here and would recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway on a mountain top.
November 14, 2023
Site 5 - Bear's Den
Beautiful site! Great location! Beautiful sunsets. Hospitable for kids