Hipcamp host Leslie S.,
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This quiet private campsite is on a meadow at the edge of the woods near a paved road.   The site includes space for 2 vehicles or one pull-in trailer.  We have a 16' deck and camping platform, plus common area, fire pit table and an outhouse.  Or bring your pull-in trailer!  Our campsite fills a semicircle between the road and 3' bamboo stakes near the wood's edge.   On a c

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This quiet private campsite is on a meadow at the edge of the woods near a paved road.   The site includes space for 2 vehicles or one pull-in trailer.  We have a 16' deck and camping platform, plus common area, fire pit table and an outhouse.  Or bring your pull-in trailer!  Our campsite fills a semicircle between the road and 3' bamboo stakes near the wood's edge.   On a clear night you will see the moon and many stars.   Local traffic only.  We are in a friendly rural neighborhood where people will wave or stop by to say hello, at a safe distance, and they don't trespass or steal things.   

The nearby New River is slow-moving and shallow, perfect for tubes or kayaks. Bikers enjoy riding the 5 miles along the Scenic Byway, called Railroad Grade Road, to the tiny town of Todd.   Three of our favorite businesses are there:  River Girl Fishing for bikes, kayaks, inner tubes, maps and fishing gear; Todd Mercantile which has a great bakery and local artists' merchandise; and Todd General Store.  

When you visit West Jefferson, we recommend Black Jack's for burgers, the Tavern for upscale food, and Ashe County Cheese.  West Jefferson is one of the fastest growing towns in the mountains for good reason.   It has parking and lots of great restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, and community spirit.  The locals think it's overrun with outsiders. 

Boone is a traffic nightmare that we often avoid.  Blowing Rock is a delightful, scenic and walk-able town, but good luck finding parking.   Lansing, way up in the NW corner of Ashe County, is about two blocks long and a delight on a creeper trail greenway.  

Don't worry if your phone goes on extended network.  Mine works fine here.  But if one point of your trip is to go off the grid and bond with nature, we have you covered.  We have a notebook of "where to go" and "what to do" listings and maps in our supply bin.  Take it in your car while you are local, wipe the laminated pages with our cleaning wipes, and leave it behind when you check out.  

Hiking:  You may walk down the paved road to the river, but there is no hiking permitted from the campsite property until we develop a cabin and trail.   It is private property posted with No Trespassing signs.  

But here's the great thing for hikers:  we are just 12 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway.  There is a variety of superb hiking within a 30-45 minute drive at Mount Jefferson State Park, Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain, and at Deep Gap or Glendale Springs on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  (Our second favorite place to camp is Doughton Park on BRP near Sparta.  Great ridge and ravine hiking right from your campsite in a nice campground.)

Most of these very popular recreation areas have no car or RV camping on-site, and the others are too crowded to practice social distancing.   Our campsite has no other campers except you!   Please make it your home away from home. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 35ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Leslie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Bring your own bikes or rent them in Todd. Railroad Grade Road offers 10 flat scenic miles round trip to Todd from the bottom ...Read more

Fishing

If you like to fish, please contact owner for specific tips

Hiking

We will add a hiking trail after we build a home on the property. There is good hiking but no car camping at Mount Jefferson St...Read more

Paddling

The river is shallow and slow near us, perfect for family enjoyment with inner tubes and kayaks.

Snow sports

We are 35 minutes from Appalachian Ski Mountain

Wildlife watching

We have seen turkey, deer, woodpeckers and many songbirds on our property. We sometimes hear coyotes too and find their scat. ...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Easy Set-up Tent/Trailer Camping in North Carolina.

Forest

White pine, mixed hardwoods and rhododendron

Mountainous

Blue Ridge Mountains

Field

Campsite is in a mowed meadow on the edge of woods. Property boundary is marked by 3' bamboo stakes.

River, stream, or creek

New River and Mill Creek are nearby

Swimming hole

The informal swimming hole for the area is at Fleetwood Falls on the New River on Railroad Grade Road, with a parking area and ...Read more

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Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle T.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2021

Second time staying here. The new bigger platform is nice. Great view of stars at night.

Hipcamper Hunter
Hunter F.
recommends this listing.
May 8th, 2021

Great spot. Awesome people and campsite.

Hipcamper Jody

A huge disappointment

Jody A.
doesn't recommend this listing.
April 2nd, 2021

This site is too close to the road. We found the road to be busier than indicated in previous reviews, and regrettably had to keep our dog on a leash at all times. If you enjoy your privacy as we do, this spot is not for you. We were there in late March, and our set-up was fully visible to passersby. Perhaps the site is partially hidden in the summer when there is more overgrowth? Be advised that there is no picnic table, even though the site description indicates there is.

Hipcamper Emily
Emily G.
recommends this listing.
November 22nd, 2020

Nice site. Host had a bucket full of supplies as well as a tent platform at the site. We Must have come from a different direction than the host anticipated because it was on a different side of the road than expected, but we managed to find it on the second try! Did not actually meet the host during our stay, but did stay in contact via messaging. Definitely recommend the site to anyone passing through and looking for a place to stay!

Hipcamper Cody

Great site, poor host

Cody A.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
November 11th, 2020

We recommend the site but had a pretty poor experience with the host. The Hipcamp directions were vague so we called to get clearer directions to avoid having to turn the camper around a second time on a two lane road. The host was pretty rude over the phone and accused us of trespassing (it was after check-in on the day of our reservation!) and was upset that we disturbed her during the day. She apparently had clearer directions to give us but hadn't sent them before our call (again, it was after check-in; we did not know clearer directions were coming). All in all, it was a great site close to town. Private with a firepit and a pit toilet. But the host left a pretty poor taste in our mouth and we will not be back.

Hipcamper Leslie
Response from Leslie, the Host, on November 13th, 2020

HipCamp is not supposed to get you right to a site. I failed to send specific directions during a week when my mother died. I gave them an apology for botching their check-in process. Apparently no goodwill is possible here. Glad they enjoyed the site.

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Hipcamper Jean

Convenient to blowing rock etc

Jean C.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2020

This is a great little place to spend the night before seeing places like Boone, Blowing Rock etc which are all an easy drive south from here. Leslie communicates well and keeps the site stocked with some great amenities like kindling, tin foil etc. There is a deck to hang out on or pitch your tent on and there is plenty of space for our 2 vehicles. It is very close to a road so there is traffic noise during the day but it became quiet at night.

Hang out on the platform or pitch a tent hereThe drive to this site is AMAZINGLY beautiful - Christmas tree farms and beautiful homes.Very comfortableLoved having a real potty!
Hipcamper Leslie
Response from Leslie, the Host, on October 21st, 2020

The road is through a neighborhood in a growing area, and most of the traffic you see is going to and from West Jefferson 10 min away. My HipCampers are camping in my yard before we build the house! Our place is a little more private than the campsites nearby on Railroad Grade Road and the New River, which both stay busy until soon after dark. Ashe County is one of the fastest growing second home locations near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Thanks to Jean for good communication and please come back.

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Hipcamper Mason
Mason J.
recommends this listing.
September 28th, 2020

Leslie’s campsite was perfect if you want to get away for the weekend but still be close to town (West Jefferson). I could also see it being a great spot for river rats during the season due to the proximity to the New. I Airbnb my house on the weekends in Laurel Springs and have my truck set up to sleep under the camper shell. There was plenty of room for my truck in this space. I was just looking for a safe spot for the weekend to post up. This fit the bill!

Hipcamper Traci

Awesome stay to explore boone area

Traci H.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2020

This was a great site to stay at, it was our first time using Hipcamp and it is the best! So much better than a campground so that you can social distance, have quiet, and our dogs were able to have space to explore on a long leash. This is just one site down a small country road in Todd near Boone and I would stay here again if looking to explore Boone! We hiked in Elk Knob State Park which was awesome and happened to be in Todd and then drove to Boone for dinner and then came back to Todd to setup camp for our one night there. Woke up to peace and quiet and it was great.

Hipcamper Leslie
Response from Leslie, the Host, on October 21st, 2020

I love hearing how the dogs liked the campsite. We have a large open area that works well for long leashing a dog. The deck is to obscure a drainage culvert and curious hole. Please make sure your pets are confined after dark as we have a few coyotes and deer galore.

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Hipcamper Kyle

Quick weekend getaway

Kyle T.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2020

Nice site in the mountains. Close to the new river and Todd. Directions were accurate and the site was well maintained. We had two cars and two tents and felt like we could get 1 more car and tent. Host provided some kindling and a welcome folder and some energy supplies. Good site for star gazing.

Hipcamper Leslie
Response from Leslie, the Host, on September 16th, 2020

Thank you Kyle, visit again anytime.

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