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EarthSky Private Camp & Retreat

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· Philippi, Barbour, West Virginia
16 acres hosted by Emily P.
4 RV/tent sites
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Best in West Virginia: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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Emily is a Star Host
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Hello Campers & Glampers! Our property is 16.5 acres, two of which are along the Tygart Valley River and the rest are within forest canopy on the mountainside. We are in the low foothills of the Appalachia. We have 4 riverfront sites and we are continually changing our space around This year we will be adding a tiny house on site 4 and a sweatlodge with soaking pool on Site 1 additional camping spots along the property near outhouse Each site is equipped with a steel fire pit/grill and a picnic table. We have been busy building hiking trails and more primitive campsites on the 14.5 acres on the hillside across the road from the riverfront for all to enjoy. Step outside your tent and enjoy natures bounty —outdoor activities including fishing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching are all at your fingertips and much more. There are 300+ acres of public land less than one mile away with miles of ATV and hiking trails and stocked ponds. If you're a fan of waterfalls just 4 miles down river is Arden Falls, one of our areas best kept secrets. The Tygart Valley River is one of the top kayaking rivers in the country. Audra State Park is less than 20 minutes away with lush forest trails with caves to explore. Well known hiking trails such as Seneca Rocks, Spruce Knob, and the Dolly Sods are all within an hour drive. Go to Nelson Rocks for the ultimate climbing experience on the Via Ferrata. We are the perfect place to come to explore the wild beauty of West Virginia without the crowds. A hidden gem!
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Gia W.recommends
July 2, 2024
River Front Site #3
Great place, I felt safe and would recommend!!!!!!
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Meghan C.recommends
June 24, 2024
River Front Site #4
Amazing Experience
My husband and I visited Earth Sky with a group of friends for a camping trip and we all had the best time! We stayed on the river all day and loved how easy it was to access the water. The views were beautiful and the site suited our needs perfectly. Emily and her husband were kind and went above and beyond - we are all looking forward to visiting Earth Sky again!
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Just S.recommends
June 16, 2024
River Front Site #1 tent/van/car
Awesome 👍🏽
Awesome So relaxing, I slept well 😴 Checked out the river and that was a blast! As round 330 am something(s) Would chat back and forth as they navigated thru the woods and across our site and then back. I don't know what they were but they were intrigued
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Marc M.recommends
June 16, 2024
River Front Site 2 tent/car/van
This was our first experience Hipcamping with two kids and a dog. Emily and Dusty where considerate, accommodating and fantastic hosts--we couldn't of asked for anything better! The drive in was beautiful, the surrounding area even more so. Dusty was a great trail guide, and we recommend asking him about the local area
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Holly H.recommends
June 16, 2024
River Front Site #3
Site 3
We tent camped at site 3 for two nights and I have nothing but positive things to say about this place! Emily and Dusty keep everything clean and the views are gorgeous. There is a fire ring with attached grill grate and picnic table at each site. Dusty and Emily are extremely accommodating - Dusty can do private hiking tours on week days and checks in on the sites daily to make sure you’re comfortable. I will say, if you’re looking for a private/secluded get away, this won’t be for you as sites 1-4 are next to one another and separated by a fence. That being said, the other campers at the sites were also amazing and considerate. I wouldn’t change anything about their spot and very grateful to have gone!
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Mike R.recommends
June 15, 2024
River Front Site 2 tent/car/van
Site #2 was very clean and well groomed. The thing I liked the most is that 95% of the day was in the shade making the stay in a tent much more enjoyable. There was an ample amount of trees for shade and an opportunity to tie off tarps and plastic for protection from any rain. The site was generally level for chairs and tables. Although the water level was on the low side during the first week of June it was still at a level in which it was clean enough to bath in and provide water for cleaning purposes.
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Philippi, Barbour, West Virginia, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), Massawomeck, and Calicuas 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 Emily P.Joined in May 2022
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