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Watercress Inn at Landon Farm

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· Virginia
120 acres
6 sites
1 Lodging
3 RV/Tent
2 Tent
Welcome to our small Farm and Inn, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Madison County, Virginia. Located just minutes from Shenandoah National Park, we offer intimate nature inspired cottages and camping on our 120 acre working farm. Enjoy an evening under the stars with fireflies and a campfire after a long days hike, fly fishing on one of our beautiful trout steams or touring the local vineyards and breweries. We currently offer one cottage and a few campsites for our guests. Our campsites are all private, located acres apart with tables, chairs, firepits, some elevated sleeping areas, some hammock spots and a few with a roof. Many of our spots require walking away from your vehicle, short distances. We have three drive-in sites that will accommodate one or two vehicles. We do not allow RVs or trailers due to our narrow mountain driveway. Camper vans are welcome! Our farm store, includes Animal Welfare Approved products such as Eggs, Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb and Dairy from the farm as well as produce, jams and mushrooms and other items from our local community. We offer camping essentials, local art, bike rentals, farm experiences and tours. The property has miles of trails along mountain spring fed steams, a small pond and access to three private acres on the Robinson River, a stocked Trout stream, just 2 miles down the road. Our property is centrally located to White Oak Canyon and Old Rag Mountain trailheads in the Shenandoah National Park as well as many vineyards and breweries. Please check-in with us about current rentals and camp availability. We are in the process of restoring an 1850’s Chestnut log cabin, which will be available for our guests to rent as well as other cottages.
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Hiking
Horseback riding
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Forest
River, stream, or creek
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Virginia, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Jennifer S.Joined in September 2019
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108 ratings · 93 reviews
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Marco T.recommends
January 8, 2023
Butterfly Camp: Near Shenandoah NP
Great place, awesome campsites, and wood supplied! Very cool farm, hosts gave a great tour and were a lot of fun. Animals were sweet. Will return👌🏻
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Emily D.recommends
January 2, 2023
Fiddlehead Camp near SNP
Great stay at Landon Farm!
Our stay at this farm was wonderful! Jen is an amazing host. She was there to greet us, give us directions to the campsite, directions to nearby hikes, and to give us the lay of the lands (which are beautiful). She even brought out a tiny (weeks old) baby goat for us to meet! There were so many animals out and about (their 2 dogs, goats, chickens, ducks, 2 pet pigs and a donkey). People should be aware that the campsite is about a 10 minute walk from the parking area, so pack light! We had a lovely stay and definitely plan on visiting again!
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Robert H.recommends
December 11, 2022
Sparrow Hammock Camp
It was a wonderful experience. We camped for 2 nights and Jennifer was extremely nice and helpful. 11/10 experience, will definitely stay here again.
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Nataly W.recommends
November 29, 2022
Sawmill Cottage near Shenandoah NP
The Sawmill Cottage is the perfect place. Jennifer gave us a farm tour and we got to meet all of her animals + visit the farm store. Very knowledgeable about the area and gave great recommendations! We enjoyed fly fishing, Blue Quartz Winery was amazing, and loved seeing all that Madison County has to offer. We will be back!!
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Mellissa W.recommends
November 20, 2022
Birdsong Camp: Near Shenandoah NP
Wonderful nature retreat on an organic farm. Great time and wonderful accommodations.
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Lisa C.recommends
October 30, 2022
Birdsong Camp: Near Shenandoah NP
Best campsite I’ve experienced. Pristine and well maintained- signage is clear to get to your campsite. Farm animals do sometimes roam, so caution to those who bring dogs who may be skittish or aggressive. Jennifer was easy to communicate with and we greatly enjoyed our stay!
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Jeremy B.recommends
October 26, 2022
Fiddlehead Camp near SNP
This was a great camping experience. The site itself is secluded and the tent sites are level and spacious. Be sure to get the property map and the local area maps when you check in -- very useful! We would definitely come back!
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Kevin N.recommends
October 22, 2022
Sparrow Hammock Camp
Amazing way to take a breath!
15/10 would recommend to a friend. Jen was extremely kind and immediately made me feel at home. Great network of trails and beautiful location
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Michelle B.recommends
October 17, 2022
Gypsy Camp Near SNP
We had such a wonderful time at Jennifer’s! The farm was amazing, we scheduled some time to walk around with Jennifer & learn about her farm and pet/feed the animals. She gave us maps & excellent directions to local sites. We hiked the trail at her farm and the next day hiked another trail that she recommended near SNP. The campsite was so thought out- washing station, bio bathroom, solar lights & firewood were supplied. What a great place to spend the weekend. We plan on going back & bringing our friends!
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Kristen H.recommends
October 16, 2022
Fiddlehead Camp near SNP
It’s a great spot to be out in nature and enjoy some peace away from the city! Jennifer was so kind and helpful, and made our stay very easy! The maps of the surrounding area were particularly helpful since there’s not much service out there. We liked that is was close to old rag as we were doing a sunrise hike. Make sure you know before you go: - The animals do wander freely, though you’ll only see them when you park, and are very sweet! - The walk into your site isn’t hard but is about 7-10 minutes. Pack lightly if you can! - once there, it’s awesome! Very private and rejuvenating.
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Megan S.recommends
October 16, 2022
Fiddlehead Camp near SNP
Beautiful camp site!
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Emily I.recommends
October 3, 2022
Gypsy Camp Near SNP
Primitive spacious camping
Jennifer and John are amazing host. We loved the farm and the campsite. It was great for hammock camping (we hung three) We really enjoyed that it was primitive yet also established with a picnic table, sink and fire pit. There are gravel pads to pitch three tents and places to have at least 4 hammocks. The farm tour was wonderful, Pickles and Maverick are the stars of the show. Great milkshakes about 10 mins away in Syria at the store. Really looking forward to going back to Gypsy. I can’t recommend this place enough!
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Brandy J.recommends
October 3, 2022
Gypsy Camp Near SNP
Place was beautiful and owner was very friendly! The tent area was very organized. Loved the fire pit, picnic table, and area to wash your hands (haven’t seen that at previous camp sites). We enjoyed walking around the farm seeing the animals and walking the trails. It was a great getaway! Thank you
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Kali H.recommends
October 2, 2022
Butterfly Camp: Near Shenandoah NP
I loved my stay at Butterfly Camp! The site felt very private and thoughtfully set-up, and Jen was helpful and easy to communicate with. The setting was beautiful, and the Adirondack chairs were really nice to sit in to read and have a drink while looking out at the view. I didn't see or hear any other people or farm animals while I was there. Having a "sink" to wash hands and the separate bucket toilet area were such bonuses! If you're heading to Shenandoah, this was the perfect location and just a short ~25 minute drive to the Thornton Gap entrance. I definitely recommend staying here and will stay here again if I'm in the area!
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Aaron L.recommends
September 28, 2022
Birdsong Camp: Near Shenandoah NP
Our second visit to this property and still our favorite Hipcamp site so far. The site is well-maintained with everything you could need. The kids really enjoyed the farm tour….again. Thanks for sharing your property with us!
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Cara G.recommends
September 26, 2022
Birdsong Camp: Near Shenandoah NP
We absolutely loved our stay at Birdsong. Jennifer was accommodating and helpful. The kitchen was well-stocked with pans, knives, kitchen pantry essentials, etc. Having the kitchen and a working bathroom turned our trip from camping to glamping. We enjoyed every minute, and the campsite is aptly named as I saw quite a few birds I don't usually get to view.
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Ryan T.recommends
September 18, 2022
Gypsy Camp Near SNP
it was a beautiful property with lots of space. it was off grid enough to feel like camping but there were things like the sink and the solar shower made it much more convenient. the animals were all sweet and made for a unique experience. jennifer was very nice and told us all about the area and recommended places for us to go. the farm fresh food was also very tasty. i drive a small car and was able to get up the long driveway safely. i would definitely stay again
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Jen F.recommends
September 17, 2022
Fiddlehead Camp near SNP
We booked and never made the visit bc my better half hurt his back. The hosts were great at staying in touch and hopefully as soon as he can hike we will try to make it up there.
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Maddy M.recommends
September 12, 2022
Sparrow Hammock Camp
Extremely cute farm, hammock site was great and firewood was waiting for us when we arrived. Bluegrass music from the neighboring winery was a great addition to the stay!
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Veronique G.recommends
September 11, 2022
Birdsong Camp: Near Shenandoah NP
This was AMAZING! Having a working bathroom and prep area was especially wonderful. Our kids loved visiting the pigs and finding worms (it rained all night). The area is super private, quiet and absolutely perfect. We will come back!
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Heather K.recommends
September 8, 2022
Birdsong Camp: Near Shenandoah NP
Private campsite
I almost selfishly don’t want to share how much we loved our stay so it’s not booked next time we want to go. It was perfect for our family of 5. The kids had a blast exploring. The host had everything we needed (even water and soap to clean the dishes) The bathroom was the icing on the cake. So much to do in the area. Could have stayed for days. Large enough for 3 tents. Can not wait to go back with our extended family.
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Abigail A.recommends
September 6, 2022
Fiddlehead Camp near SNP
Camping at Fiddlehead camp was the perfect way to spend labor day weekend! The campsite is spacious enough for a small group to spread out a bit and Jennifer provided little extras like a wash basin and food prep table that made camping a breeze. We would go back anytime!
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Jason T.recommends
September 5, 2022
Sparrow Hammock Camp
Great spot, safe and quiet
Lovely camp spot and wonderful hosts. Was planning to do Old Rag and the Shenandoah Park Loop and driving from out of state. Stayed here the night before to get an early start (10-15 min from Old Rag). We tent camped in a nicely maintained camp spot that was a short hike up a few trails. Private site and felt safe. The host was so pleasant and welcoming. It sounds and looks like there are ambitious plans for this property and my partner and I definitely plan to make a return trip next time we’re at Shenandoah.
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Stephanie B.recommends
August 28, 2022
Gypsy Camp Near SNP
This is a special place
Jennifer’s property is incredible. An absolute dream. Nice secluded area for camping. She even set up a make-shift dish washing station and mini shower area. I was a female solo camper and Jennifer made me feel so comfortable, safe, and welcome. There was even a cute farm store where you could buy farm fresh eggs, organic meats, etc. The property is so close to many Shenandoah trails. I will be returning here again.
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Samantha C.recommends
August 15, 2022
Gypsy Camp Near SNP
Such a wonderful experience. I stayed here for two nights with one other person, but will definitely be back with more friends to take advantage of this spacious campground! The campground was extremely clean and had a hand & dish washing station, food prep counter, a camping toilet, a solar shower, a picnic table, 3 tent sites, and came with some dry firewood for the fire pit. Only a half an hour from two Shenandoah entrances! Cell service was extremely limited in the area which was a great opportunity to unplug, but come prepared for that. The driveway is being renovated but is currently a steep gravel hill, so make sure that your car is up for that (our FWD RAV4 made it up just fine). Stopped by the farm store on the way out and got fresh meats and great hike recommendations from Jennifer. I'll definitely be back and I would highly recommend this site!
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Anna C.recommends
August 14, 2022
Butterfly Camp: Near Shenandoah NP
Private and well laid out, this campsite has what you need for some basic car camping. We found the fire pit, chairs, sink, water, and toilet to be very convenient (we did not use the shower). The farm store was a benefit, as were directions to the area’s best milkshake! This property is very near the base of Old Rag, Whiteoak Canyon, orchards, and wineries. We would stay here again.
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Lindsay W.recommends
August 8, 2022
Gypsy Camp Near SNP
The campsite was easy to find and we loved the set up of the solar shower, the hand/dish was station and the gravel area for the tent. It was spacious and quiet. We loved the farm store and were given a tour of the property… which was beautiful. The farm store had many options of dairy, meat and gifts from local artist. The work they put into their property/business shows immensely! I would recommend this camp to everyone! We were so close to Shenandoah and the ride to/from was stunning.
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Brendle W.recommends
August 1, 2022
Sparrow Hammock Camp
Even with other people on the property I rarely heard or saw them. Spots spread out nicely.
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Jonathan K.recommends
July 18, 2022
Gypsy Camp Near SNP
Great location and amenities. Host was very helpful and friendly.
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Tom Z.recommends
July 5, 2022
Gypsy Camp Near SNP
Great stay
Great location, near all kinds of neat stuff. Very well maintained campground and sounds like they have plans to continue to improve. The farm is worth checking out as well!
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