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The Forge at Fiddler's Ridge

· Scottsville, Albemarle, Virginia
120 acres hosted by John W.
2 tent sites
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Near Shenandoah National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Rockfish Gap Fee Office.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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100% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
The farm was owned in the 30's by a musical family who's members were invited to play for FDR at the White House. My background is as a horse shoer and black smith and I have made Fiddler's Ridge my home since 2003. I have a forge on site and will be happy to demonstrate or give a beginner lesson. Just ask for details. Learn more about this land: Explore 100 acres of forest in eastern Albemarle county including beautiful walking trails & nearby creek.  Peaceful and private camping sites with individual fire pits and outhouse access. A shower is available 1/2 mile up private driveway if desired. 20 minutes to Charlottesville and 15 minutes to Scottsville. Site 1- Beautiful pastoral views from a hilltop campsite perfect for 1-2 tents.  Site 2- Great for couples to larger groups. Includes use of older pole barn in case of inclement weather.
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291 ratings · 155 reviews
Levi R.recommends
June 1, 2024
Site 2 - The Forge at Fiddler's Ridge
Great group camping location
We loved tent camping on John's land. We were in site 2 and it is a large open flat area with a firepit and picnic table. Plenty of space for kids or animals to roam and to set up tents. The outhouse is a little ways from camp but not an issue. just annoying if you needed to get up in the night to go. We drove our car to the outhouse sometimes and walked other times. John is a very generous host and has a beautiful garden.
Serena F.recommends
May 28, 2024
Site 2 - The Forge at Fiddler's Ridge
My friends and I loved this spot! We stayed at site #2, which was really nice to have access to the pole barn when a storm came through. John was so warm and welcoming and a great communicator. We would definitely go back!
Megan R.recommends
May 28, 2024
Site 1 - The Forge at Fiddler's Ridge
Always a pleasure staying at John's sites! Beautiful place to let our dogs explore and swim in the creek. Outhouse is always clean and stocked, sites are well maintained. Very private. Highly recommend!
Dorothy K.recommends
May 27, 2024
Site 1 - The Forge at Fiddler's Ridge
Really enjoyed our stay at the hilltop site, definitely got workout going up and down it. The creek was a great cooling escape from the heat and the kids had fun catching little creatures. John is really friendly and helped suggest things to do in the area.
Caroline D.recommends
May 27, 2024
Site 2 - The Forge at Fiddler's Ridge
Beautiful and peaceful campsite
Such a beautiful property! We stayed at site 2 for a night and loved it. We brought our dog and were able to let her run free off leash since it’s a large meadow with a fence all around it. It was a hot day but there was always some shade to be found. There was also easy access to firewood and to the outhouse, and the outhouse was very clean. We could faintly hear the family at the other campsite but we couldn’t see them at all from our campsite and they were quite far away, so it felt private!
Dave B.recommends
May 13, 2024
Site 2 - The Forge at Fiddler's Ridge
Tribe Campout
The “Tribe” had an AMAZING time this weekend staying on John’s land! This was our 3rd campout and nothing less than perfect. The campsite is remote and peaceful with all the natural beauty that surrounds. The fire pit hosted many wonderful conversations throughout the night. We will definitely be back to enjoy the serenity that John, and his land, provides!
Scottsville, Albemarle, Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Monacan and Manahoac First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by John W.Joined in March 2018
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