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Farm/Animal Sanctuary

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· Scottsville, Buckingham, Virginia
25 acres hosted by Katie V.
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Family-friendly
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Peaceful, safe, and magical are just a few words guests use to describe our farm.  It's the perfect retreat to relax and reconnect with yourself and nature. Enjoy exploring the farm, spending time with our animals, and stargazing by the fire pit.  We're located in historic Scottsville Virginia (the heart of Virginia’s Monticello Wine Region). Seated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the 25 acre farm is home to many domestic, farm and wild animals. The lush green rolling pastures offer exquisite views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and direct access to the James River. It truly is a serene private paradise. Our farm is on the James River and we encourage guests to enjoy fishing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing or just floating off the beach. We’re 420-friendly! Please let us know if you're bringing dogs or cats.  Our focus at the farm is two-fold. Promote agro-ecotourism and support our sister non-profit, Gentle Moon Conservancy. The mission of Gentle Moon is to provide lifetime care and shelter for animals in-need and inspire environmental stewardship through the power of individual action. We love the beauty and spirit of our farm so much that we want to share it with people who appreciate a peaceful vibe. You'll find that we are very relaxed and inclusive and welcome guests to enjoy the farm for all it has to offer. 
Activities
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Natural features
Forest
River, stream, or creek
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Dana W.recommends
July 8, 2024
Private Animal Sanctuary & Cottage
Great trip with the kids :)
The space felt very inviting and larger than in the pictures. We enjoyed all the animals, the walk to the river and had everything we needed as Katie was a very attentive host.
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Dawn E.recommends
July 4, 2024
Private Animal Sanctuary & Cottage
Very thoughtful host!! MANY EXTRAS included : complimentary snacks & river tubes available for use! GREAT condition & exceptionably clean! Fantastic view & fun for kids. MUST LOVE ANIMALS! Expect to wake up at sunrise with roosters & peacocks crowing & cawing! Not a problem for us as we’re early risers. But Do NOT expect to sleep in!! There are earplugs provided in cottage medicine cabinet along with toiletries which helps. Animals are fenced directly beside cottage so it’s an animal lovers dream stay! We thoroughly enjoyed every moment!!
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Catharina L.recommends
June 28, 2024
Private Animal Sanctuary & Cottage
Beautiful tiny house with a lot of love put into it and the grounds and the animals have me wanting to book another trip soon. The animals are so happy and the property and tiny cabin are so clean and my dogs loved the private riverfront where we relaxed for hours. Owners are amazing too and always ready to go the extra mile to make sure we were comfortable.
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Ashley M.recommends
May 7, 2024
Private Animal Sanctuary & Cottage
Amazing stay!
Gorgeous location! Lots of thoughtful detail throughout the home. Extremely cozy and beautiful area. Already planning on returning. Thank you for the great stay!
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Craig W.recommends
May 6, 2024
Private Animal Sanctuary & Cottage
What a wonderful weekend
My fiancé and I were fortunate enough to spend the weekend near Scottsville,, Virginia At Katie‘s little blue cabin. Having grown up in upstate New ‘s dairy country, I almost forgot how relaxing being around a farm can be. Having have both been battling a flu virus and the stress of work, a weekend at Katie‘s is just what the doctor ordered. The hospitality was exceptional as was the lodging. We can’t wait to book another weekend vacation at Katie‘s.
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Thomas C.recommends
March 14, 2024
Private Animal Sanctuary & Cottage
heaven on earth
My fiancée and I stayed in the cabin and couldn’t have had a better time. One thing i was concerned about before arriving was the noise from the dogs working to protect the livestock at night and the roosters in the morning, neither was overwhelming or even a cause for concern from the cabin. The hosts are courteous and polite especially with questions even while they are feeding the animals or otherwise occupied, as well as being knowledgeable about the area. The animals are all shining stars and truly a reason to consider visiting, Shiloh and Ben were the hardest working dogs i’ve ever seen, in addition to being friendly and well behaved with guests. Additionally Trigger and Mandy, the horses closest to the houses were patient and friendly (even to me who has more than a little fear/respect for horses). The cabin itself is fantastically well equipped, they provide all sorts of toiletries and snacks, which is going above and beyond (especially if you forgot to bring soap). The bed and seating were well beyond adequate to the point i’d say it’s the best cabin camping experience i’ve had to date. It’s certainly more glamorous than a tent! the cooking situation was again above and beyond expectations, cutlery, plates, tongs for the propane grill, everything you would need to prepare a meal for several people is included and in fantastic condition. Overall we had an excellent time and if possible will be returning!
Location
Scottsville, Buckingham, Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Monacan and Occaneechi 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 Katie V.

Joined in September 2019
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