Hipcamp host David M.,
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Primitive, private, and beautiful open camping. We have 100+ acres of mostly-wooded land nestled between two mountain ranges in the Appalachian mountains, on a south-facing slope of about 5 degrees. There are some open fields for camping, and plenty of firewood that can be freely gathered. A primitive composting toilet is available. A water spigot is available. For now, camp

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Primitive, private, and beautiful open camping. We have 100+ acres of mostly-wooded land nestled between two mountain ranges in the Appalachian mountains, on a south-facing slope of about 5 degrees. There are some open fields for camping, and plenty of firewood that can be freely gathered. A primitive composting toilet is available. A water spigot is available. For now, campers can choose from a variety of locations to pitch a tent in the open areas, or explore the woods (if they can find a flat, non-rocky location for tent!). There are many isolated spots from which you won't be able to see any other homes. Generally, it is very quiet except for wildlife, and the stars are bright on a moonless night. We have trails throughout our land and multiple rushing rocky mountain streams to explore. There are several popular trailheads nearby: one about 3 minutes away to Pinnacle Rock, and another at The Channels (voted best hike in Virginia) about 30 minutes away. A country kitchen is down the road about 5 miles. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send David 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: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Creeping Thyme Forest in Virginia.

Forest
Mountainous
River, stream, or...
Farm
Ranch

5 Reviews

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Hipcamper Aimee

Great site for your adventures!

Aimee F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 2nd, 2019

David was great! He reached out a few days before to see if we had any questions and that we knew how to get there. It was a little tricky to find the right driveway, but David had given us landmarks, so we knew we were close!
The campsite is pretty private, it sits back off the main road and is not close to the main house either. David has mowed the area for us a few days before. There is a composting toilet right off the site which was perfect, also there is a water pump that is city water.
The site was perfect for our adventures. We were 40 minutes to Damascus, where we launched for our Creep Trail ride, and then 30 minutes to hike the Channels, which were amazing.
David also invited the kids up for goat milking, unfortunately, we never were organized enough to make it up there!

Hipcamper Renee

Creeping thyme weekend

Renee J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 18th, 2021

What a beautiful property with plenty of space and privacy. So close to so many wonderful places and activities. David was an excellent host, offering recommendations for places to explore and helping us get set up. It was a wonderful weekend and we will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Kelly

Absolutely serene

Kelly A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 24th, 2021

Staying at David’s property was wonderful! It is beautiful and well maintained. It hosts over 75 acres of peaceful countryside with a pond, creek (on neighboring property but having the sound lull you to sleep was excellent), and cool boulder fields. Open skies in the field and low light pollution in case you are into astrophotography. My husband and I had the whole place to ourself; absolutely serene. The location is close to many attractions such as the Channels (approx. 20 minutes) and a large waterfall. David’s communication was super and prompt. He provided excellent directions, a satellite view map, and made sure we had a great stay.

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Hipcamper Megan
Megan R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
May 31st, 2021

We took our 5 year old twins camping for the first time and they had a wonderful time! Beautiful property with lots of area to run and play! David was great and very accommodating! The girls are already wanting to plan another trip to go back!!

Hipcamper Ranita
Ranita A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 7th, 2021

Perfect location for getting to the Channels

Property
Creeping Thyme Forest
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$25/night
2 Sites