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Big Dipper Ranch camping - glamping

· Etlan, Madison, Virginia
23 acres hosted by Judson B.
4 lodging sites
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at this Hipcamp.
Private sites
97% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Near Shenandoah National Park
Within a 30-minute drive from the Byrd Visitor Center.
Welcome to the Big Dipper Ranch, where glamping in style and stargazing come easy! My wife and I visited this property 19 years ago and we took one look at the Sugar Maple tree in full bloom and we knew this was it. Now we want to share this gem with you! We love to greet our camper guests on arrival, and then we always respect privacy during the trip so you can recharge and enjoy the land. Come stay and relax in one of our four luxurious tents. Our property, with sweeping mountain views, is situated at the foot of the Shenandoah's, Old Rag is just a 15 minute drive, making it the perfect location for tons of outdoor exploration and enjoyment! We are close to countless hiking trails, canoeing spots, apple picking orchards, and wineries. You can also try your hand at fly fishing, or take a dip into the cool, spring-fed pond on a warm day! We are just a few miles from Etlan, VA if you want to head into town or need some necessities. Please feel free to reach out with any questions and we look forward to your stay!
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182 ratings · 150 reviews
Paula M.recommends
May 20, 2024
Glamping Mid Century style, Tent #2
Great place. Would return! Comfy beds. Easy to start fire in solo stove. Responsive hosts
Christine L.recommends
May 13, 2024
Glamping Mid Century style, Tent #2
Big Dipper Ranch (BDR) is a gem! The glamping accommodations are awesome as is Jud, the host. You have everything you need to enjoy a night under the stars! We will be back…again and again!
Carla Z.recommends
May 12, 2024
The Powhatan Glamping Site, Tent #3
Camping in mountains.
Perfect location. Beautiful and lots to do in the area. Tents very comfortable, slept through the night. Toilet faculties great. Great picnic table to eat dinner.
Julie N.recommends
May 12, 2024
White Oak Safari Tent, #4
We have been here 3 times. Every visit was fun with peaceful surroundings and a wonderful host who has thought of small details that make the glamping experience top notch. Thank you! We will be back.
Sarah B.recommends
May 5, 2024
The Virginia Glamping Tent, #1
Amazing stay at Big Dipper Ranch! Beautiful view of the stars on a clear night. Enjoyed Shenandoah National Park as well. Jud was an exceptional host as well and made us feel incredibly welcome. 5 Stars!
Camie O.recommends
May 3, 2024
Glamping Mid Century style, Tent #2
The space was perfect! Jud had everything ready for us including a fire when we arrived after dark, everything was clean and beautiful. Our family of 7 had such a great get away, we can’t wait to go back!
Etlan, Madison, Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Monacan, Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), and Manahoac First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Judson B.Joined in May 2020
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