Hipcamp host Steve S.,
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Located minutes from I81. Park at the house and hike 100 yards down the hill to the secluded River Perch overlooking the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. You'll have river access for fishing, swimming and paddling (kayaks and canoes provided), or you can just sit on the dock and watch the sunset. Retreat back into the screened cottage for a quiet restful evening or relax

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Located minutes from I81. Park at the house and hike 100 yards down the hill to the secluded River Perch overlooking the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. You'll have river access for fishing, swimming and paddling (kayaks and canoes provided), or you can just sit on the dock and watch the sunset. Retreat back into the screened cottage for a quiet restful evening or relax on the deck by a fire. We are a Glamping site... like a hotel stay in the woods. Close by are 100's of miles of hiking trails and the charming town of Woodstock offering free concerts, some of Virginia's finest wineries, the Brewhouse and other great local restaurants... come explore and adore. There is also an auxiliary deck in the trees for pitching your own tent or sleeping under the stars for additional campers. During cooler months, we have enclosed the sleeping/changing areas and added a small heater for your warmth and comfort. For Covid-19, we take every precaution wiping hard surfaces with bleach while washing all soft materials between every visit. Meeting you is important to us, but we do it from a distance. Be safe!

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul” ― John Muir

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
Have a question? Send Steve a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Many rural roads as well as mountain trails

Fishing

Very private deep water fishing

Hiking

100's of miles of trails in the George Washington National Forest minutes away.

Paddling

Kayaks and Canoes are available for use at your own risk and if the host is available to assist entry and exit of river..

Swimming

Deep water river access

Wildlife watching

Just sitting in cottage, the wildlife will come to you

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cottage on the Seven Bends in Virginia.

Forest

The cottage is in the middle of the forest... the noises of tree frogs, crickets, honking geese, etc. will lull you to sleep.

Mountainous

Short hill to access the cottage, large mountain to view

River, stream, or creek

We are on the first of the Seven Bends.

Swimming hole

Swim at your own risk... the water is deep, experienced swimmers only!

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Hipcamper Thomas

Great spot to stay

Thomas S.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2021

Excellent experience, highly recommend!
Very close to Shennadoah Valley hikes.

Hipcamper Brendan

Easy & beautiful off-the-grid camp

Brendan P.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2021

This was my second time visiting Steve's Cottage on the Seven Bends. It's really the perfect location to disconnect and go "off the grid", while still having some of the necessities like a clean bathroom and running water from a rain barrel reservoir. Steve has really thought of every little convenience for spirited glamping- free firewood, a dish washing station, outdoor shower, composting toilet, sleeping loft with sheets and pillows, and plenty of room to spread out. The views of the sunset from the river dock are exceptional, as is the wildlife you can encounter on the river (I saw packs of geese, turtles, herrings, fish...) There is a bit of a hike from the top of the property where you park down to the cabin, so pack accordingly or plan on making several trips up and down the hill. I like to bring a small camp stove and cast-iron skillet for cooking, as well as a large jug of potable water (the water from the rain barrel is fine for washing dishes and showering, but not drinkable.) There is an ice chest available in the cabin for storing food, so I just grabbed a couple bags of ice from the Sheetz nearby in town. I also did all my food shopping at the Food Lion nearby before arriving. A little rain isn't an issue either, as Steve set up a large tarp over the firepit area of the deck. Looking forward to returning, AGAIN!...

Firepit on the deckShower connected to rain barrel reservoir Convenient dish-washing stationNothing beats cooking breakfast outside!
Hipcamper Hannah

You won’t want to leave!

Hannah R.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2021

Steve’s place is perfect! Great view, comfy cabin, canoeing, thoughtfully built and stocked. Two decks to sit on, cook on, have a fire, and enjoy the peaceful setting. It rained one of our two days there and the cabin was cool and dry. Very relaxing all around! Steve is super responsive and helpful.

Hipcamper Joseph
Joseph P.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

Great peaceful location right by the river, Steve was a gracious host and very helpful. Would definitely do this again soon.

Hipcamper Cristina
Cristina H.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2021

Nice secluded get away on a beautiful stretch of the river. Steve is a great host and everything was very clean and comfortable.

Hipcamper Sara

Exceptional all-around space!

Sara S.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2021

We stayed at Steve’s cottage for 2 nights for our anniversary and they were incredible. Steve recommended some great hikes and cafes nearby and shared stories with us about the area and the river. We especially loved the easy access to the canoe and river and seeing sunset over the river. It rained one night while we were there, but Steve was ready for it and came down with a tarp to make sure we were good and the front deck was covered. He even brought dry firewood so we were able to enjoy a fire, s’mores and a bottle of wine. We’ll definitely be back!

Hipcamper Shannon
Shannon L.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2021

We had a great time at Steve’s cabin! Went with my husband and our 8 year old son. Spent most of our days out on the river enjoying the canoe, kayaks and paddle board. We were the only ones out on the river and felt like we had the whole river to ourselves. So peaceful and relaxing. The bed in the loft is actually pretty comfortable. It is a bit of a hike down to the cabin, but totally worth it!

Hipcamper Griva
Griva P.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2021

We had a great time during our visit! The location was beautiful and Steve was a wonderful host. We would love to visit again!

Hipcamper Leanne

Stuff of memories

Leanne S.
recommends this listing.
July 29th, 2021

We had an amazing time around the campfire and paddling up and down the river- we even enjoyed the fruits of the river over a campfire- great memories made, thank you!

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Awards

Best in 2021 Virginia
Finalist
Best in 2021 Cabin
Finalist
Best of 2019 Virginia
5th place
Best of 2018 Virginia
2nd place
Property
Cabin on the Seven Bends
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$84/night
1 Site

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