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Welcome to GLAMPING at ThorneBrook Farms!

Set on a working grass-based farm, our glamping site offers a 14x16 canvas tent, queen bed, and an outdoor bathroom space including a shower, camp toilet, and a washing sink. We are also providing you a camp stove + propane for it.

Glamp tent will support a family of 4 (one queen bed + one queen air mattress if reques

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Welcome to GLAMPING at ThorneBrook Farms!

Set on a working grass-based farm, our glamping site offers a 14x16 canvas tent, queen bed, and an outdoor bathroom space including a shower, camp toilet, and a washing sink. We are also providing you a camp stove + propane for it.

Glamp tent will support a family of 4 (one queen bed + one queen air mattress if requested).

Campsite grounds include a fire pit, hammock, and dog lead. Landscape lighting is scattered about the camp area for better lighting at night. Walking trails with bench seating surround the site.

House broken, well behaved & well kept dogs are welcome to the farm. We ask that they be up to date on rabies shots and flea/tick treatments. Absolutely no pets are allowed on furniture. A dog bed and water/food bowls are provided inside the glamping tent. All dogs must be on a leash and should not be left unattended at the campsite nor left behind for the day. Muddy pups are not allowed in the tent. A dog lead is provided at the campsite for your convenience. We also do not allow aggressive breeds of dogs on property (pit bulls, etc.)

Our campsite offers complete privacy in the woodlands of our farm. We won't be in your hair beyond a quick meet & greet to point you in the direction of the site. 

SOME ADD-ONS AVAILABLE (add at check-out):

- Air mattress for the glamping tent. Our tent provides a queen bed but additional sleeping arrangements may be needed for kids or other guests. We will provide an additional air mattress free of charge for the glamping tent. ***You will need to bring your own sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, etc. for this.***

- 2-person tent with an air mattress is available for a fee. This will enable you to bring some friends who may not have their own gear. Simply add the tent rental during checkout. **Note - guests using the additional tent will need to bring their own sleeping bags, pillows, blankets.**

- Farm Food! We raise grassfed & pasture based beef, lamb, and pork all of which are available for purchase. 

THE BACKSTORY:

We are Brooks and Jil Davis. We are 1st generation farmers practicing our skills since 2006. In 2017, we bought a really cool abandoned farm to call our own and started the task of renovating it. The home dates back to the 1850s and we are only the 3rd family to own it! 

The house once served as the post office (& hotel at times) for the area from 1856 - 1955 and it's also rumored that it once was a boarding school. A railroad ran in front of our home until the early 1900s; that railway is now the current Route 13 (or Old Buckingham Road).

We've completed the first phase of house renovations, built farm infrastructure for our livestock, and are now offering you an opportunity to stay here on the farm. With many more projects to come, we hope that over time our property will become more and more of a haven & fun place to stay for our guests. 

RECOMMENDED ITEMS TO BRING:

Cooler for your own food storage 

Ice 

Firewood 

Coffee condiments (we provide coffee but no creamers, etc.) 

Insect repellent 

Sunscreen

Warm PJs - Ladies, in the fall, you'd be surprised how cold you get at night! In the summertime, you should be fine in shorts/tank top clothing.

Paper plates, napkins, paper towels, cutlery, etc. 

Towels & Wash Cloths for Showering

Toiletries - Shampoo, Toothpaste, Soap

Drinking Water

Flip Flops for Showering

Cooking Oil, Butter

OTHER NOTES:

In the event of rain, an AWD or 4WD vehicle is recommended for driving to the campsite. Walking to the campsite is also very doable & we can help cart your things to the site. This would only be necessary during wet ground conditions. 

SAMPLE ITINERARY FOR YOUR ADVENTUROUS STAY:

 Day One - Arrive at our farm (check-in is from 4-6:30pm), settle in, get a campfire going, cook up some grub, lounge in the hammock, take a deep breath & let go of whatever has been stressing you during the week. Take a walk on our trails to help burn off some of that stress, too. 

Day Two - Wake up and cook up some breakfast (bacon & eggs sounds amazing...). Then, head to Cumberland Coffee Co. for a cuppa joe at a very cute shop. Then...

     Option 1: Go to Farmville for the day... rent bikes & ride the High Bridge Trail, do a little shopping on Main Street and eat lunch out. 

     Option 2: Go to Bear Creek Lake State Park for a day of swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing, hiking, etc. 

Come back to base camp here at the farm to cook an awesome dinner. Play games (we've provided a couple) and chat it up using our ice breaker cards! Then, hunker around the campfire. Smores may be a part of that picture. ;)

Day Three - Sleep in a bit and lounge around camp with camp coffee and brekkie until it's time to head back home (check out is at 11 am).

Area Attractions & Places We Recommend: 

Cumberland Coffee Co. (the farmwife's fav cafe hot spot - approx 7 min away) 

Bear Creek Lake State Park (Cumberland - approx 15 min away)

El Jinete Mexican Restaurant (Cumberland - approx 12 min away) 

Three Crosses Distillery (Powhatan - 18 min away)

High Bridge Trail (Farmville is 25 min away) 

Uptown Cafe (Farmville - 25 min away)

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No potable water
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Jil a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Natural features you'll find at Glamping on Poplar Hill in Virginia.

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Hipcamper Regan
Regan D.
recommends this listing.
April 10th, 2022

This glamping campsite is unmatched! The tent is spacious and cozy and there are so many cute, thoughtful touches throughout. The property is beautiful and the campsite is private, your closest guests are the sheep and cows in the pasture a short walk down the road! We would absolutely stay here again and have already recommended it to family and friends. A perfect little getaway!

Hipcamper Christina

Wonderful stay at poplar hill!

Christina T.
recommends this listing.
November 15th, 2021

The extra touches at the glamping site make it feel more like a cozy retreat than camping. Jil is quick to respond to any questions and very accommodating. The glamping tent is adorable and pretty warm (I stayed during a very cold weekend, but the tent actually keeps heat in fairly well). There is a charming trail through the woods behind the tent with benches along the way, and Jil's cute farm animals are right up the road. The site is secluded enough that you have privacy but also close to restaurants and attractions. I would definitely love to stay here again and have already suggested it to several camping friends!

Hipcamper Michael
Michael N.
recommends this listing.
November 2nd, 2021

Amazing, private campsite 🏕. Fun hiking / walking trails around the farm and woods. Our boys enjoyed seeing the roosters / sheep / cattle and of course the resident dogs. Tons of nice touches at the campsite, from coffee fixings to portable charger for phones etc to card games (had a fun family Uno battle!).
Highly recommend and hope to be back sometime soon!

Hipcamper Ashley

Highly recommend!

Ashley H.
recommends this listing.
October 13th, 2021

This place was so sweet and beautifully done! We loved staying here with our kids and two pups. The kids loved saying hi to the farm animals, and exploring the paths in the woods. The tent was charming and comfortable, and the hosts were great.

Hipcamper John G.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2021
Property
Glamping on Poplar Hill
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$165/night
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