Hipcamp host Lindsey S.,
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Welcome to the Swift Run Bell Tent! Stay cozy in this 4 season canvas tent, complete with a wood stove, queen sized memory foam bed, & heated outdoor shower. Located just 10 minutes from the Swift Run entrance of Shenandoah National Park, you can be out hiking in no time. Relax in Adirondack chairs on the deck by the fire pit or in the hammock chairs below. Enjoy all the She

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Welcome to the Swift Run Bell Tent! Stay cozy in this 4 season canvas tent, complete with a wood stove, queen sized memory foam bed, & heated outdoor shower. Located just 10 minutes from the Swift Run entrance of Shenandoah National Park, you can be out hiking in no time. Relax in Adirondack chairs on the deck by the fire pit or in the hammock chairs below. Enjoy all the Shenandoah valley has to offer from this central location; drive to Luray Caverns, Shenandoah River, Massanutten Resort, etc.

This 16ft tent feels massive with a 10ft ceiling center. Listen to the birds in the morning and the crickets at night. Your glamping stay will be a step-above ordinary camping, so enjoy getting off the grid for a few days. 

There is a small trail (approximately 250ft) to get from the parking area to the tent. This property is on a mountain, so it is a little hilly with an incline.

There is no wifi provided at the tent, and cell reception can be spotty. There is great service as soon as you hit the road to go into town.

There is one dedicated power cord ran to the deck so you can operate the exterior lights at night. Inside the tent there is a 300 watt hour Bluetti power station for recharging electronic devices. It even has a wireless charger on top in case you forget or lose a cord.

For cooking, there is a butane cooktop as well as the wood stove. We provide some light kitchenwares like pots and pans, knives, and dinnerware. There is a French press, coffee percolator, and tea kettle for making hot beverages in the morning. For food storage there is a 45 quart cooler.

The bathroom is located in brand  new white vinyl building built right next to the tent! We have a composting toilet and a Camplux Instant Hot Water Camping Shower. NOTE: *Winter campers* as of 11/19, temperatures at night are consistently too cold for us to supply running water or operate the shower. The shower will be reinstalled in the spring, approximately the beginning of March.

For heat inside, there is a Wood Stove and a Mr. Buddy radiant heater. The buddy heater runs off of 1LB propane canisters. We provide a couple of canisters so you can stay warm while lighting the wood stove. Expect each canister to only last a few hours. If you would prefer to use more propane during your stay, you can pick up propane canisters in the camping/outdoor section of many stores, including Walmart :) The Wood Stove can heat up a 1200sqft house and does a great job heating the tent even in freezing temperatures,  but it does take time and love to get it roaring. Much like turning up a thermostat in a cold house, it takes time for the wood stove to heat up the space. You will need to add wood every few hours. We provide lots of wood but you are free to bring your own if you would like.

Outside, the fire pit operates on 20lbs propane tanks. We provide additional tanks on site and you may have to fetch one if the one attached to the pit runs out. (Please do not use wood in the fire pit.)

There is a cottage and another yurt on the same acreage. You share a parking area with the other yurt, but you very much have your own space to enjoy.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
No hot tub
Have a question? Send Lindsey a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 40% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

10 minutes from Shenandoah National Park

Horseback riding

Some of our guests have reported they went horseback riding :)

Snow sports

Close to Massanutten Resort

Biking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Glamping in the woods - Site #1 in Virginia.

Forest
Mountainous
Driveway

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily O.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2022

This space is adorable and fully outfitted with anything you could need for a trip to the woods. The tent is spacious but extremely cozy, fully furnished with a wood stove, cook top, utensils and many other supplies. The camp shower with hot water was a real plus.

We had a wonderful experience here and highly recommend it! The trail from the parking lot to the site is a little steep so anyone with mobility issues would probably have a hard time getting to the site but otherwise a perfect little getaway spot.

Property
Hensley Hollow Glamping
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$400/night
1 Site