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 plus plus 2-3 tents and common area near a fire pit table and basic deck.  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 sta
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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 plus plus 2-3 tents and common area near a fire pit table and basic deck.  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, Hotel Tavern for cocktails, 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 always 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
ADA 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

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 Ian

Weekend camping!

Ian S.
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May 4th, 2020

Leslie was a fantastic host - She helped us coordinate a quick trip to the mountains and was very quick to answer questions and help us navigate our time in Todd. The campsite was close to the local rivers and within a 30 min drive to Boone and the Blue Ridge Parkway and many other cool parks. We enjoyed the remoteness of this property and neighbors - the folks who drive by and saw us were very kind.

The tent site is about 50 yards away from a quiet mountain road so you may have a random car drive by at night but other then that it was very quiet and peaceful. With the tent site so close to the road it would be nice to have a small gate to make the property feel more private.

Hipcamper Kate

Off the beaten path

Kate D.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2020

This is a cute little area with plenty of space to set up your tent and hangout.

Easy Set-up Tent/Trailer Camping
Hipcamper Tyler

An excellent retreat from boone

Tyler M.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2020

This site was perfect, and exactly as described. Very private and enjoyable, minimal traffic nearby but everyone is friendly and respectful of your privacy. Plenty of space to set up tents, and the latrine was well maintained and clean. I definitly plan on camping here again!

Hipcamper Leslie
Response from Leslie, the Host, on August 17th, 2020

My husband added the outhouse soon before your visit. It improves the site considerably, I think. Our neighbors know we are renting the campsite and one is a n RV camper himself.

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Hipcamper Caleb
Caleb L.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2020

Great spot, secluded and accessible.

Hipcamper RACHAEL
Rachael H.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2020

I thought this site could be really nice if I was able to stay longer than one night. Unfortunately I didn't really have the opportunity to experience the area as my stay was very short and it poured down rain on me as soon as I got there! I would stay here again for sure. The area was really nice and remote, driving in along the river was beautiful. Very quiet spot despite it being close to the road (neighborhood traffic only, I think I noticed like 2 cars go by in 16 hours). Leslie was great and very responsive to communication. I did not have a chance to meet her in person this time, but we communicated through messaging quite a bit.

Hipcamper Leslie
Response from Leslie, the Host, on August 17th, 2020

Come back anytime. It is lovely even in the rain but fall is usually dry and glorious.

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Hipcamper James
James W.
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2020

Nice Level, grassy, camp site off the beaten track, yet close enough to be convenient to the sites in the area. Leslie was very responsive in her communication.

Hipcamper Leslie
Response from Leslie, the Host, on August 17th, 2020

At one point I looked for campsites right on the river near us and found only a couple geared toward RVs with raised outlets and gravel lot. In the summer, if you did have a riverfront spot, you would have no privacy until after dark, as hundreds of people are floating down the river or riding their bikes on RR Grade Rd. We like our little neighborhood around the corner from all that.

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Hipcamper David

Pleasant site. well-equipped.

David S.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2020

This site is well-equipped for a stay and we had a really nice time. It's very private in terms of line of sight but it's within a neighborhood, so expect to hear the typical kids playing, dogs barking, etc. Not a bad thing at all, and of course very quiet at night with almost no light pollution.

Would definitely stay again.

Hipcamper Greyson
Greyson T.
recommends this listing.
September 5th, 2020

Great location. Cell service and very clean. Awesome fire pit!

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

hi Greyson. Glad you enjoyed it. Come back anytime. If you like to fish, I can give you tips for nearby bass or trout.

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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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