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
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.
- 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
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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
If you like to fish, please contact owner for specific tips
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
The river is shallow and slow near us, perfect for family enjoyment with inner tubes and kayaks.
We are 35 minutes from Appalachian Ski Mountain
We have seen turkey, deer, woodpeckers and many songbirds on our property. We sometimes hear coyotes too and find their scat. ...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Easy Set-up Tent/Trailer Camping in North Carolina.
White pine, mixed hardwoods and rhododendron
Blue Ridge Mountains
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
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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A huge disappointment
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.
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!
Great site, poor host
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.
Convenient to blowing rock etc
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.
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!
Awesome stay to explore boone area
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.
Quick weekend getaway
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.