Pondside Bliss Description
Stroll in harmony with nature among the tall pine trees, glee and delight yourself in the warmth from the evening sunset and stargaze across the serene glittering pond which occasionally ripples from the activities of the fish. This pond is 100 years old. “Mi casa es Su casa,” so pitch a tent and stay awhile.
Pondside Bliss offers an oasis of tranquility with a carefree medley of the birds singing, an escape from the hustle and bustle of city sights to a weekend getaway of fishing, kayaking, a picnic lunch of grilled hot dogs, burgers, and corn on the cob. Enjoy roasted marshmallows on a stick from the in-ground fire pit. Engage in an adventurous hike in the woods and observe the sighting of the wild geese, a family of deers, leaping rabbits, and old Betsy the cow with her herd of black-coated Angus yearlings.
Delight a ride in the boat or kayak and experience the cool sensation of the air. Relax in a hammock with a book and /or relish the blissfulness of the
surroundings. Challenge yourself to some tossing fitness activities by tossing horseshoes, tossing corn holes bags, tossing bean bags, and engaging in a competitive colorful ring toss game. And the winner is! Bring along some board games to pass time away at the picnic tables.
Conclude your campsite experience at Pondside Bliss with a fish fry from your own fishing skills and inventive cooking and creative culinary skills and recipes as well as a sing-along with Karaoke. Indulge yourself in grilled baked beans, chili cheese fries, cinnamon roll-up on a stick, and pig in a crescent biscuit on a stick straight from the grill or the pit. Invest in some long wooden Bamboo skewers for grill cooking. Pondside Bliss will be a memorable and blissful experience. Lastly, pitch your tent and relax
Pondside Bliss Location:
8030 Baugh Lane- Petersburg, Va. 23803
From Church Road
Turn left onto Baugh Lane
Continue straight on Baugh Lane until the first driveway
Turn right at the first driveway
Stay on road to the end until you see a gate, go through the gate, you have arrived at Pondside Bliss.
Petersburg, Virginia, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Ethel B.Joined in July 2021
19 ratings · 15 reviews
October 15, 2022
Beautiful, peaceful setting. Enjoyed the fishing. Ethel was very attentive to my questions. Will plan on visiting again.
October 10, 2022
Pondside Bliss is awesome!
Pondside bliss was amazing. The pond is a great size and pristine with beautiful trees around the area, and we caught several fish! The campground was very well maintained with a sandy foundation making it ideal for tents and plenty of firewood. Our party included 4 dads and their 8th grade sons - everyone had a great time and was very impressed with the place. We intend to come back down the road and would give this 5 stars across the board!
September 26, 2022
Breath of fresh air!
The best thing about this spot is that you are alone by a beautiful pond! After so many campsites where were squished between other RVs, this was a breath of fresh air. It’s a beautiful spot, easy to get to, the host was there to show us the way in which was helpful. We had some good luck with fishing too! I would definitely recommend this spot and hope to return some day.
July 31, 2022
Perfect for Solitude
We had a super private pond all to ourselves and it was wonderful! Firewood supplied and all. Son bought an inflatable boat and went out on the water. Also great for multiple people and tents!
July 13, 2022
Private pond experience
The pond and camping area was really private. Surrounded by trees and fully fenced in I felt like the world was far away. Ethel provided more wood than I could use during my three day stay…and that’s saying something as I love a fire and kept it going the entire stay. The only thing that needs updating is the coordinates given for map directions. They lead to the wrong property. Read her directions carefully and be sure to notice the right turn (it looks like a driveway) halfway down that last street. Once you find (and go through) the right gate you will be super happy to have chosen this HipCamp location!
May 30, 2022
BEST HIP CAMP I HAVE EVER BEEN TO
An absolute perfect vacation. I can not thank our host enough. Absolutely private no one on site or earshot. So many fish caught so many big bass great for all levels of angler. Clean and lots of firewood. Ethel was so nice and accommodating. I AM SERIOUS BOOK THIS PLACE IF ITS OPEN. We drove 6 hours to be here and we are going to do it again. Thank you again so much for having us and if you choose not to stay here you are missing out. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. I went on a 3 month roadtrip this past summer if I had stumbled upon this piece of paradise the whole trip would have been spent here. Can’t express my happiness and gratitude more.
May 15, 2022
A special place.
Wonderful place. It is quiet, private and brimming with interesting wildlife. Next time I go I will book for a longer stay.
April 23, 2022
Great spot for a rest
We stopped for a night on our drive from FL to MA. Really nice, secluded spot. Well kept with a wood pile, fire pit, and picnic tables. The pond is nice and home to lots of wildlife. There were fish jumping, frogs croaking, and geese honking. Maybe consider earplugs. Also recommend that you communicate with Ethel ahead of time to make sure you understand the directions. The pond is on the back part of the property and it took us a few tries to get in. I wish the directions we received had a little more detail. Other than that, this is a great place.
April 20, 2022
April 11, 2022
Fun Time at the Pond
We had a great time camping by the pond. Its a very nice spot with plenty of space. We had 7 people all with separate tents. There's a few picnic tables and a fire pit. Only 10 mins from stores to pick up supplies. All in all we had a great time and would recommend.
March 27, 2022
Private pond w/ tent pads & grills
Nice and peaceful. Good fishing and privacy. Great hostess - very welcoming!
February 27, 2022
Very private spot!
Great hostess with great communication. The spot was unique and very private. I had the whole place to myself! There were unexpected niceties like firewood, bbq’s and a bench swing. The fishing was great and I camped right next to the water. It was very quiet at night. I’ll definitely be back!
October 16, 2021
We had such a great stay! It was so nice and peaceful and I loved that we got to see the cows! Would definitely recommend! Ms Ethel was there to greet us when we showed up!
October 10, 2021
Big and private spot right on the pond! It was clean and well kept with plenty of space to set up your camp. There was a few picnic benches, a fire pit, a charcoal grill, and some precious cows as your neighbors. Ethel greeted us when we arrived and was quick to respond to any messages. Would definitely go back!
September 6, 2021
Great private place. Kids had a blast catching fish in the kayaks all day. Perfect for people who want to get away from people. Ethel was great, very nice lady.