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Refugio Entre Pinos

· Marion, Smyth, Virginia
38 acres hosted by Janet G.
1 RV site
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95% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Originally homesteaded and farmed by settlers in the late 1800s/early 1900s, this property is part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can still view remains of the old stone wall the original settlers built by hand on the edges of the property! The Blue Ridge, part of the Appalachian range, was created by the uplifting of the Earth's tectonic plates 1.1 billion to 250 million years ago, making them the 2nd oldest Mountain Range in the world! You will also be able to view huge growths of Mountain Laurel growing in the Pines and maybe catch it in full bloom. The White Pines were planted over 30 years ago. We are 5 miles from Marion, VA: home of The Lincoln Theatre and Emory-Henry Medical College, and a small community hospital. Also close to Hungry Mother State Park (hiking, swimming, paddling, and fishing), Mt Rogers Recreational Area (where the highest peak in Virginia can be found!), George Washington-Thomas Jefferson National Forests, Grayson Highland State Park (where you can view wild ponies!), the Back of the Dragon (motorcyclists' dream ride on Rt. 16), the Appalachian Trail (accessible just 2 miles away!), The Virginia Creeper Trail, The Crooked Road Music Trail, Bristol Motor Speedway, the Carter Family Fold, Abingdon, VA (Barter Theatre), and Bristol VA/Bristol TN. We are also close to mountain stream fishing, small lake fishing, swimming area & beach (In Hungry Mother SP), wildlife management areas & miles of trails in different parks that offer tons of natural amenities and outdoor opportunities. You will be close enough for day trips to Burke's Garden, VA, Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Roanoke area, Hillsville, Floyd, Independence, Galax, Mouth of Wilson, or the Sparta area of North Carolina. Learn more about this land: Recent upgrade: 50 Amp electrical service, as well as 30 Amp and 120 Volt power! This is a FULL HOOK-UP, VERY EASY PULL THROUGH SITE!-WATER, SEWAGE, AND 50/30amp/120 volt ELECTRICITY. EASY PULL THRU IN/OUT! Water is filtered well-water; potable and what we drink but you may wish to have your own bottle water for food/drinking use.  CLOSE TO HUNGRY MOTHER STATE PARK, GRAYSON HIGHLANDS STATE PARK, JEFFERSON NATIONAL FOREST, MOUNT ROGERS RECREATIONAL AREA, THE VIRGINIA CREEPER TRAIL, THE TRANSVIRGINIA BICYCLE ROUTE, AND THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL!  Convenient to I-81 and Route 16- Back of the Dragon.  We just added a new driveway connection to make it even easier to pull back onto the road!  This area has a very different climate than many other parts of Virginia. We are located in a Köppen Climate Classification Zone Cfb, which is a Temperate Oceanic Climate (or sometimes called Marine West Coast Climate). Yes, the Southwest Mountains of VA have a maritime climate! Think Coastal Alaska, Pacific Northwest, or British Columbia to get an idea of our climate. All of which means our summers are cooler (average of 83 in August) with low humidity, and our winters are milder. So this is a great place to escape the hot humid Virginia summers!  We experience four true seasons, and the colors in the fall season are some of prettiest on the East Coast and perfect for leaf peeping!  We have deer, wild turkey, bear, chipmunks, raccoons, wild rabbits, Whip-poor-wills, and opossums on the property. Plus, the fireflies at night can be beautiful!  Plus, we've yet to see a mosquito!  You will be the only camper on the property, my RV is on site and is used as  guest quarters when I have company, but this is rare. There is no cell phone coverage and limited strength wifi, so unplug and relax!  The Camping Site is part of our mountainside property located in Long Hollow and sits on the edge of 7 acres of pasture, which leads to 7 acres of White Pine Forest you are welcome to use for walking, wildlife viewing, dog walking, etc.. It is conveniently located less than 2/10s a mile from Rt. 16, and 5 miles from I-81. Our neighbors are quiet but you may hear their donkey braying or chickens clucking. We ask that you do not disturb the neighbors or interact in any way with their animals. There is a Firepit and Picnic Table for your use. I try to keep a supply of firewood on hand which you are welcome to use, but if I run out you may have to get some wood elsewhere. You can scavenge fallen wood to burn.....
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Marion, Smyth, Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), and Yesan (Tutelo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Janet G.Joined in March 2021
47 ratings · 45 reviews
Melissa B.recommends
November 2, 2023
Wild Cherry Tree Shade
The owner is the nicest person! He came right over when we arrived to make sure we knew where everything was and answer any questions. His site is unlevel but he provides ramps and leveling boards and was so helpful and patient as we leveled the rig. We enjoyed the quiet and peace and even braved the cold to do the nature hike up the hill which got our blood pumping. We enjoyed our stay and the location is convenient if you are passing by on Interstate 81 and need a stop over.
Katie B.recommends
September 24, 2023
Wild Cherry Tree Shade
Had a lovely stay with my friends! Host is accommodating & kind, area is peaceful. There are farm animals across the way :-) drive to Grayson Highlands is easy.
Kaitlyn C.recommends
September 3, 2023
Wild Cherry Tree Shade
We were so glad to have found this place! My husband and I were just looking for a quiet little site for a weekend trip and this was perfect. The host, Tracy, was very nice and helpful getting our camper set up. It was such a peaceful little place. We will definitely be back! If you are looking for a quiet spot to get away from it all this is the place.
Nicholas B.recommends
August 22, 2023
Wild Cherry Tree Shade
Great hammock camping spots too!
I am so glad I found Wild Cherry Shade Tree. Janet's husband Tracy was a terrific host and made sure I had everything I needed. I was only hammock camping so I stayed in a secluded spot in the middle of the property that had complete privacy that was easily accessed in my AWD vehicle. What a serene and peaceful night. Unfortunately, I was only in the area for one night but I'd love to come back to explore the surrounding area and trails, and this is a great location to do it from.
Bobby T.recommends
July 9, 2023
Wild Cherry Tree Shade
Easy with our 33ft trailer
A must stop - close to 81 and plenty of things to do. The white pine forest is simply magical and reminded me of Unaka mountain. Zero cell or wifi at the campsite, but you can access wifi closer to the main house. Host greeted us and assisted with setting up. Couldn’t of asked for anything better on the start of our 3 month trip.
Christa K.recommends
July 2, 2023
Wild Cherry Tree Shade
We RV camped on Janet’s land. They were very hospitable and help us get set up. The property had great walking trails and a cute creek my kids enjoyed playing in. We seen chipmunks and deer. The site was well equipped and enjoyable. The only downside was the road was busy at night but that was no fault of Janet.
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