Hipcamp host John S.,
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Secluded sites off a gravel road next to a pond and stream. Access to electric (Fee for charging electric cars). Campsite has a firepit with cooking tripod and a picnic table. Campers can enjoy hiking and the many breweries and wine vineyards in the Shenandoah. Firewood available (reasonable rates) close to: -Scenic Skyline Drive Thorton Gap entrance (33 miles) Swift Run Gap

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Secluded sites off a gravel road next to a pond and stream. Access to electric (Fee for charging electric cars). Campsite has a firepit with cooking tripod and a picnic table. Campers can enjoy hiking and the many breweries and wine vineyards in the Shenandoah. Firewood available (reasonable rates) close to: -Scenic Skyline Drive Thorton Gap entrance (33 miles) Swift Run Gap entrance (29 miles) -Shenandoah National Park (50 miles) -Many great Vineyards, Shotwell Run/Blue Quartz (5 miles) Prince Michele (3 miles away) Early Mountain (10 miles away) DuCard (16 miles) Barboursville (24 miles) Horton’s ( 25 miles) Old Rag Mountain which was voted #10 in the Top 25 hikes in the world,(20 miles) Historic homes of Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson (Monticello - 41 miles) or James Madison (Montpelier- 21 miles)

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send JOHN a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Pond Peninsula in Virginia.

Forest
Mountainous
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Driveway

10 Reviews

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Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah P.
recommends this listing.
October 17th, 2021

Great camp ground. Super nice and friendly owners.

Hipcamper Farida
Farida A.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2021

It was exactly what we needed after spending the day hiking Old Rag. Would definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Billy
Billy M.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

Sites were very private with easy access to toilet facilities. Very quaint pond with paddle boats. Hosts were lovely and very accommodating!

Hipcamper Tracy
Tracy B.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2021

What a great place! This was a great mix of the outdoors and the comforts of home.

Hipcamper Dakota

Old rag base camp

Dakota W.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2021

John is such a kind and generous host, and his campsite had everything we were looking for (picnic table, fire pit, toilet, handwashing station, potable water). This is a perfect spot for anyone looking to get an early start on Old Rag and beat the heat/crowds-- you're an easy (and beautiful) 20 minute drive away from the trailhead parking lot. The site is also super convenient to several local breweries/wineries for a post-hike beer, cornhole, or live music. Thanks again, John, and we'll see you when we come back to hike White Oak Canyon!

Hipcamper Yuriy
Yuriy S.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2021

It's a nice campsite and John is very helpful and friendly. It's great to have a bathroom and it was great to sit next to the fire pit and chat. Highly recommend this place!

Hipcamper Andrea

Great stay

Andrea A.
recommends this listing.
June 6th, 2021

This was our first hipcamp experience and we were very pleased. John and Jen are very accommodating; they have thought of everything. They are very considerate of their guests and campers and offer lots of cool perks. The outdoor space is very comfortable and well groomed. Fresh Chicken eggs and firewood are a bonus.

Hipcamper Daniel

Beautiful place, awesome host

Daniel D.
recommends this listing.
May 15th, 2021

10/10! The place is so peaceful with tranquility. John is also an AMAZING host. He even offered fresh eggs from his coop! Also, he has a flame thrower so that was very cool. The place has a little pond with koi fish, and overall, it feels well kept but also true to its natural space. The bathroom was very clean as well. Highly recommend staying here. It was better than any true campground. We loved it!

Good sizePeacefulThere are paddle boats
Hipcamper SE EUN

Great host and spacious campsite!

Se Eun A.
recommends this listing.
May 10th, 2021

Upon our arrival, John greeted us and gave us a tour around the beautiful pond and trails in the woods where two of the campsites are located. We booked the “little paradise” which is closer to the water but the other campsite is very nice too with same set up. It would be also great to book as a group and reserve the whole area to yourselves. Little peddleboat in the pond is a plus. John provided us with firewoods plenty for 1 night which was super nice of him. Campsite comes with fire ring with grill, picnic table. You need to park your car near the pond but it’s not too far to campsite. We camped there for Old Rag hike early next morning and it only took 20min to Old Rag Parking lot! Overall, very pleasant stay, highly recommend!

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Property
Bo and Jen's Mountain Retreat
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$30/night
1 Site