Hipcamp host Roni S.,
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Heavily wooded mountain side with flowing creek. Easy access (walking distance) to Jefferson National Forest, National Forest horse trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway. (Note: You cannot drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway as the path is an old forest road which has been gated, but you can walk up to it.)  We also have a small, uncovered tree house which is available on a first


Heavily wooded mountain side with flowing creek. Easy access (walking distance) to Jefferson National Forest, National Forest horse trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway. (Note: You cannot drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway as the path is an old forest road which has been gated, but you can walk up to it.)  We also have a small, uncovered tree house which is available on a first come, first served basis.  Only site 4 is next to the brook.  However, the site positions are for the purposes of the listing only.  You may camp anywhere on the property.  There is plenty of frontage on the creek and several tents can go up there.

To find us easily, use what3words.com and enter the words wished.wobbles.shelves. That square is our driveway. The large white square to the right of it is our house.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
6 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Generators allowed
Ask about access type
Ask about max length
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Roni a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 83%

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Hipcamper Timothy

Great site for price!

Timothy J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 11th, 2022

Great land not too far outside of Roanoke, took me about 30 mins from Roanoke. Sites are easy to access and provide a great space for tent camping. Middle of hunting season and on the weekend, hounds were hunting and tons of gun shots till dark and then again early morning.

Hipcamper Gregg

Camping any which way

Gregg K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
August 14th, 2022

Great place. Roni is up to something good over there and the prices can’t be beat. This is Hipcamp done right. Will return!

Hipcamper Jamil
Jamil E.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 5)
July 24th, 2022

I hadn't heard from the host while I was there. I messaged them and didn't get a response. Although there was no service.

Hipcamper Karl

Beautiful natural spot by a creek!

Karl W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 28th, 2022

It was a great experience! Roni was very welcoming, down to earth and friendly. The property is in a beautiful area, lush and full of life. We camped down by the brook, and fell asleep listening to it as well as the chorus of frogs, bugs and raindrops on the tent. We also heard barred owls in the woods, hooting back and forth, and spotted them in the morning! I very much enjoyed the stay and would recommend it for sure!

The spot we picked for out tentA view on the approach to our tent spot
Hipcamper Cynthia

Not a destination, use caution

Cynthia V.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 4)
June 20th, 2022

This is a mixed review, first beautiful area. I am a ver experienced primitive camper and I managed the spot easily. However a novice would likely struggle. Sooo this place has potential to be a great spot…..however I only stayed one of the two nights I booked because sites were very rough not well placed or thought out (large rocks, cut down trees with very sharp stumps etc). Sites are not set up to have a spot for tent, very small and brush hogged so rough. There was lots of trash around the property ( old garbage and food containers, meat packages). Toilets were not emptied, stream or river for bathing was not an actual option, only about two inches of water maybe 2 feet wide. Ultimately, it was not a place to hang and relax as I was looking, appearance is it is over all off putting place to be. If you want a quick night on your way to somewhere it would be ok. It does appear they are working toward creating a very nice spot, but have too many projected started and not finished. Owner was super nice and friendly. I would encourage them to be able to answer basic questions about the area. I wanted to hike on blue ridge, but she did not know how far it was , or what if any trails were near. She told me about a horse trail but really didn’t know about it.

Hipcamper Christine

Lovely spot, friendly host

Christine R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 7th, 2022

Roni was responsive and helpful, which was great for my short notice booking. Everything was as advertised and she came right out upon my arrival to make sure that I was settled.

Hipcamper Roni
Response from Roni, the Host, on June 7th, 2022

Christine was a great guest. I would welcome her again.

Remove vote :(
Hipcamper Katherine

Peaceful camping

Katherine F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
May 30th, 2022

I loved camping on Roni’s land! Google Maps worked but she also provided written directions just in case.
I arrived around 9pm the first night and she was nice enough to meet me outside and help me find my spot and get set up.

The land is BEAUTIFUL and in such a great location, the sound of the brook was perfect for a peaceful sleep.

No service at the spot but it’s not needed.

I was able to buy some fresh eggs as well!

This spot is super quiet and I am definitely planning on another visit here!

Hipcamper Pierre
Pierre M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Site 5)
May 9th, 2022

Difficult to find the exact location. Friendly welcome, limited room for our 20 foot RV.

Hipcamper Elena

Soothing sounds of the creek

Elena S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
May 1st, 2022

We loved camping at Roni's campsite! It is tranquil, and the mountain views are breathtaking! The site is clean, and there is a lot of land to roam around. The host is amiable and accomodating. We had a great night's sleep, lulled by the gurgling creek sounds! Definitely recommended!

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