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Carolzy’s Secret Gardens

· Mechanicsville, Hanover, Virginia
10 acres hosted by Carol W.
1 RV site · 2 tent sites
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Twenty plus years ago, there was an ad in the paper listing ten acres for sale in Old Church. It has always been a special place and so the adventure began... We built the house and ever since, have been adding gardens, paths, trails, benches, swings and generally giving back the love to the land for the pleasure it has provided. As a result, there is wildlife and birds galore. Hummingbirds will delight you as will the tree frogs and lizard frogs at the frog pond canoe. Wander down the path to our first vegetable garden location which is now a prime spot for pitching a tent or just hanging out and watching for deer, turkeys, or turtles. Depending on the season, you can enjoy blooming azaleas, coneflowers, crepe myrtles or zinnias. This is a super woodland that will give you every opportunity to relax and wonder at the beauty of nature. The RV site is close to the house and we will be right here should you need us.
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Mechanicsville, Hanover, Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Chickahominy and Youghtanund First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Carol W.Joined in August 2018
111 ratings · 60 reviews
Rachel L.recommends
September 19, 2023
Carolzy’ Secret Garden
A magical, relaxing property!
I can’t say enough great things about Carol and her magical property! She is the perfect host. Her property is so peaceful and welcoming… perfect for short or long term stays. Do not hesitate to book your stay with Carol, you will not regret it!
Ashlyn M.recommends
August 30, 2023
Fire ring tent site
What a wonderful host! She was so much fun to talk to and welcomed us like family. The site was great and the animals there were a special touch.
Christine C.recommends
August 28, 2023
Carolzy’ Secret Garden
She was responsive to all our needs, and didn’t get upset when our plans changed.
Maya P.recommends
August 26, 2023
Fire ring tent site
Such a lovely place and Carol was super welcoming and sweet! Highly recommend this spot :)
Danielle H.recommends
August 14, 2023
Carolzy’ Secret Garden
An Artist Dream!
There are not enough wonderful things I could say about Carol, her beautiful property, and her wonderful animals. This was my first HipCamp experience, as well as staying in my camper van, and she has set the bar high! What I didn't expect though was being able to create art and her studio! She has the biggest studio packed to the brim with all things Artist love, every corner had something new! I got to sit down in it and work on a few last minute items before a show while we talked the night away about everything and anything. It was such a pleasant trip, and I know if I'm ever back this way I will not even consider another spot to stay. Thank you SO MUCH Carol! ❤️❤️❤️
Megan R.recommends
June 27, 2023
Woodland Retreat
We enjoyed our one-night stay at Carol's place. Host was very friendly and so were her two adorable pups! Lots of places to set up camp and private trails around her property were an added bonus. Having a bathroom was nice as well. Would stay again!
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