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Camp at Falls Ridge Nature Preserve

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· Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia
3 acres hosted by Jesi O.
1 RV/tent site
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Enjoy a relaxing retreat on a historic, riverfront property on a gorgeous nature preserve tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains! Located only 15 minutes from Virginia Tech, you’ll feel like you’re in another world. Our historic property dates back centuries. It was once a whistle stop for the railroad that still runs through it (Don’t worry! They don’t blow the train whistle!) and operated as a mill, general store, cannery, post office, and more. The property is adjacent to the Falls Ridge Nature Preserve, a hidden gem with miles of hiking trails, including waterfalls and caves. (Please note: the Nature Conservancy has temporarily closed Falls Ridge Nature Preserve for regrowth and repair after an extended period of high visitation and overuse during Covid. Check their website for latest info). Your campsite can be either in the back or the side of the cabin. We have a toilet and sink available but no shower. We also offer laundry for $5, and can accommodate large bedding items. We live at the front of the property in an 1830s log cabin we are fixing up. We can socialize or leave you alone, completely up to you! We have 2.5 acres adjacent to Falls Ridge Nature Preserve, situated on the North Fork of the Roanoke River. Please check the Preserve's website before booking as they have been temporarily closed for some post-lockdown regrowth. There are multiple hiking trails, caves, and waterfalls to enjoy. You can fish and wade and when the water is high enough, kayak. We are fifteen minutes from Blacksburg or Christiansburg and thirty minutes from McAfee's Knob (the most photographed spot on the Appalachian Trail). We offer kayak and float rentals for $10 each (we have two kayaks and floats to accommodate six). We can drive you to the New River for an excellent float or a more serious kayak with rapids for $30. We also can create VT tailgating packages, s'mores kits, Appalachian Trail slackpacking adventures, picnics and just about anything else you may want for an additional fee. Just ask! We are thirty minutes from the Appalachian Trail and Virginia's Triple Crown (McAfee's Knob, Dragon's Tooth, and Tinker Cliffs) as well as The Cascades and Jefferson National Forest. RV'ers: please note we have a small bridge that may be challenging for larger sizes. Moving vans and UPS trucks cross it no problem but longer vehicles may not want to consider it.Enjoy our 2.5 acre property adjacent to Falls Ridge Nature Preserve (note: they are temporarily closed. Please check their website to determine when hikers are allowed there again post-lockdown). There are multiple hiking trails, caves, and waterfalls to enjoy. We are on the North Fork of the Roanoke River, where you can fish and wade and when the water is high enough, kayak. The property is an old whistle stop and we live in the 1830s cabin on the front of the property. We can socialize or leave you alone, completely up to you! We have a fire pit, charcoal grill, lawn furniture, a toilet and sink (no shower). Laundry is available for $5 per load and can accommodate large bedding loads. You can get water from the bathroom sink. It's safe to drink but not tasty. You will hear the train come through a few times per day. They do not blow the whistle when coming through. We offer kayak and float rentals for $10 each (we have two kayaks and floats to accommodate six). We can drive you to the New River for an excellent float or a more serious kayak with rapids for $30. We also can create VT tailgating packages, s'mores kits, Appalachian Trail slackpacking adventures, picnics and just about anything else you may want for an additional fee. Just ask! We are thirty minutes from the Appalachian Trail and Virginia's Triple Crown (McAfee's Knob, Dragon's Tooth, and Tinker Cliffs) as well as The Cascades and Jefferson National Forest. RV'ers: please note we have a small bridge that may be challenging for larger sizes. Moving vans and UPS trucks cross it no problem but longer vehicles may not want to consider.
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Daniel B.recommends
April 22, 2023
Camp at Falls Ridge Nature Preserve
Very nice place to camp. It has a very clean indoor bathroom with laundry facilities if needed, John (Jesi's husband) met me and showed me around. I arrived after 8pm with no issues. There are trains that run close by, so be aware. Also, there's an cool old cemetery just up the hill. I would stay again if I am down that way.
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Josh A.recommends
June 4, 2022
Camp at Falls Ridge Nature Preserve
Enjoyed staying there, host was nice and helpful. $5 is a little steep for laundry but oh well.
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Christiansburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Yesan (Tutelo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Jesi O.Joined in May 2022
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