Hipcamp host Dave S.,
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Rolling pasture with wooded perimeters. Camp in the open pasture or in the woods. As private as you can make it. We provide a quiet and a restful environment. Paths/trails on the property. Civil war/Revolutionary history everywhere. YES!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Kitchen available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Dave a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 50%

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Amish encounter

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Pamplin Poultry experience

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Half dozen eggs

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


The High Bridge trail is 6 miles from the property. High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and ideally suited for hiking, bicycling...Read more


Holiday Lake State Park is 24 miles away. They provide various boating/canoeing options


Six miles from the property, the High Bridge Trail is 31 miles long and ideally suited for hiking, bicycling and horseback ridi...Read more


The Appomattox River is 20-25 minutes away with paddling options, as well as Holiday Lake State park

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Shepherd's Tavern Farm in Virginia.

River, stream, or creek

Two small seasonal creeks and one small spring-fed creek on the property


20+ acres of pasture and wooded area


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Hipcamper Agatha and Gregory
Agatha And Gregory T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 10th, 2021

Beautiful property, with chickens and goats there to meet & greet us when we arrived. We saw a couple of horse & buggies pass by on the road. The stars were amazing, and we got to gaze at the milky way all night. Took a walk around the field in the morning and found some wild blackberries (yum!). Host was informative, had a bucket toilet available just in case, and the fire pit was a great touch. Sunrise was beautiful as well.

Hipcamper Paul

Very happy camping at dave's!

Paul C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 28th, 2021

Dave's place was an excellent place for my son and me. We arrived by car with a canvas tent and set up in beautiful field with lightning bugs galore. Dave greeted us and shared local knowledge and his vision for the place...I recommend this. It was our first ever HipCamp experience, and a good first impression was made.

Here is the lightning bug theatre .....
Hipcamper Ulrich

Peaceful and beautiful site

Ulrich L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 9th, 2021

Very peaceful property and kind and generous hosts. Highly recommended!

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Hipcamper Greg
Greg D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 10th, 2020

Dave, was a very gracious and hospitable host. He met us when we arrived, reviewed a map of the property, and offered feedback on good camping spots. There are many trails traversing the farm that my son and I greatly enjoyed. The communal fire pit was stocked with wood and located in a spot that allowed for amazing star gazing. We also were able to observe Amish horse and buggies travelling along the road at night. A most enjoyable stay at Dave's property!

Hipcamper Dave
Response from Dave, the Host, on December 10th, 2020

I was so impressed with Greg bringing his son camping for some father/son time on our property. They decided to camp at the farthest point away from the tavern, which is very secluded. They used the fire pit in the evening and took good care of the area - truly a "leave no trace" experience! Please come back any time.

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Hipcamper Nicky

Awesome host. beautiful quiet land

Nicky L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2020

Fantastic land and host. Definitely would stay there again if I was camping in the area. Dave is very nice and will help in any way he can to make your stay better. If you decide to stay here keep the area clean when you leave for Dave and future campers

Hipcamper Dave
Response from Dave, the Host, on September 11th, 2020

Nicky and friend were very communicative about their plans before arriving. They were seasoned campers with mature attitudes about staying on someone's property. They were very quiet and respectful and were easy to serve. We really enjoyed having them, and they are welcome at The Shepherd's Tavern Farm anytime.

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Dave S.’s Land
United States
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