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Camping at Lazy River Farm

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· Iron Gate, Botetourt, Virginia
20 acres hosted by Caroline M.
1 lodging site · 2 tent sites
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Learn more about this land: Lazy River Farm has so much to offer. Tents sites are in a wooded setting, on a beautiful hill, spread out for privacy. Camp sites also have fire rings with wood available for you to use. Campers are welcome to use any wood that's on the ground near or around your site. Camp sites can be accessed with a 4 wheel drive vehicle or walk up the hill to your site. With easy access down to the river, you can cool off in the beautiful Cow Pasture River. Glamping in the Vardo Wagon is another option, with its close proximity to the river and cozy interior. The Gypsy Rose sleeps 2, but can sleep 2 additional guests with a tent. Rent kayaks or paddle boards if you want to go on beautiful floats that wont disappoint you, paddle boards and kayaks are available for free if you paddle near the farm. (Life jackets not provided but are required) drop in a line to fish, or simply sit by the river and listen to the soft rapids. Lazy River Farm is a working farm, with lovely Scottish Highland Cattle, pigs, chickens, horses and livestock guardian dogs.. Your welcome to come and pet the animals. Do not feed animals. Do not go into fields or stalls with any of them. Nearby there are vineyards and breweries, the beautiful historic Masonic Theater, C&O heritage center, miles of back roads to explore, as well as local restaurants. Contact us directly for a full range of what we have to offer, or have questions regarding any site.
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Elizabeth M.recommends
May 14, 2024
Site 2 - Tent Camping in the majestic trees
We enjoyed our stay here, the river was lovely and peaceful and campsite was nicely shaded in the trees. One thing to note is that when it says firewood is provided, that means you need to chop it yourself from any wood/branches you find laying on the ground. Douthat state park is located nearby and is pretty to visit!
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Bethany C.recommends
May 2, 2024
The Gypsy Rose
This place is absolutely amazing. the property is stunning. our directions did route us to the neighbors driveway so make sure you're pulling into the driveway that says Lazy farm. the gypsy rose was surprisingly super comfortable. slept like a baby. they provided wood for the fire which was very kind. outhouse was clean and spacious. would recommend this place to anyone.
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Nina T.
May 1, 2024
Site 1 - Tent Camping in the majestic trees
Beautiful farm & hill-top campsite
We loved getting to see the farm animals and swim in the gorgeous and clear river on the property. We had a really special time meeting the friendly goats, dogs, horses, cats, and chickens. The swim spot was wonderfully calm and clear, I couldn't believe how blue and transparent the water was. The camp site felt private and spacious and we loved getting to watch the sunrise over the mountains. I would strongly recommend this site for anyone with a 4wd, however without one we really struggled to get all of our coolers and gear up the hill. Where you park your car is at the bottom of a very steep dirt/gravel road that was a very strenuous trek for a few of us with knee issues and asthma. Similarly the driveway would be best used by a 4wd or a vehicle with high clearance. If you don't have a car that can make it up the hill, I'd recommend packing pretty light - you will not want to take any more trips then you need to :)
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Jensyn W.
April 30, 2024
Site 2 - Tent Camping in the majestic trees
Overall, we enjoyed this space! The site was spacious and well-maintained. Getting to the site was a bit difficult, but fortunately, our vehicle could handle it because it would have been a lengthy and steep walk! The two sites are close together, but we were lucky enough to be the only campers during our trip. Access to the river, firewood, and water spigot wasn't super clear, but the host was extremely responsive and answered our questions. It's a nice home base especially if you are planning to explore surrounding nature. Lots of trails and activities about 20 minutes away at Douthat State Park!
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Sharon S.recommends
April 29, 2024
Site 2 - Tent Camping in the majestic trees
Beautiful campsite and gorgeous river! Would definitely recommend :)
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Ava D.recommends
April 14, 2024
Site 2 - Tent Camping in the majestic trees
This site is a great chance to see if your AWD vehicle actually works! We had a Subaru Crosstrek and Outback, which both made it up but not without some struggle. You probably wouldn’t want to attempt anything lower to the ground than that. Otherwise, you can walk up. Booked this as a friend and I were passing through the area and it’s a beautiful campsite with a fire ring and small wooden table. You’re up high, so views in multiple directions if you get there before leaves are on the trees. Pretty working farm complete with some cute dogs and a rooster (I think) to wake you up in the morning. I wish we had more time to spend here!
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Iron Gate, Botetourt, Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee) 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 Caroline M.Joined in March 2020
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