Hipcamp host Matt H.,
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Come camp under the stars with us here on our pastures and wooded land! Our property sits above the Willis River, on a high ridge. 

We have another field on the edge of a hardwood forest where we also have campsites. This makes for an easy trip to at least 6 James river boat landings. Cartersville, Columbia, New Canton (Bremo Bluff), Hardware river....

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Come camp under the stars with us here on our pastures and wooded land! Our property sits above the Willis River, on a high ridge. 

We have another field on the edge of a hardwood forest where we also have campsites. This makes for an easy trip to at least 6 James river boat landings. Cartersville, Columbia, New Canton (Bremo Bluff), Hardware river....

You're free to build a fire during your time with us, there is firewood for extra $. As well, bring your fur family to join you while you dive into nature. You can find toilets and potable water on the property for your use!! Recent logging next to my property has made access to sites 5 and 6 somewhat difficult in wet weather.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
6 sites
Up to 7 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 10 feet allowed
Back-in site
Generators allowed
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Matt a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Horton Asylum in Virginia.

Forest
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Farm

25 Reviews

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Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda B.
recommends this listing.
(Front Field)
May 31st, 2022

Hortons Asylum was a beautiful place to camp. Mike was helpful and kind and clearly loves this wonderful place! While the recent rains made the river to high to swim, Mike had recommendations for us to keep busy on and off the farm. We'll definitely be back!

Camping is the best!Eddie welcoming us to the farmCool vines in the woodsOur tents across the field
Hipcamper Patrick

Great outdoors experience!

Patrick P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
May 30th, 2022

My girlfriend and I were tent camping with her dog and wanted someplace fairly remote and close-ish to water so we could kayak and paddle board. Matt’s property is only a couole miles from the closest boat launch on the James River and about 28 minutes from Bear Creek Lake State Park. Matt’s dad Mike was extremely friendly and helpful. He made sure we had everything we needed and that we were comfortable. He even cut the grass for us at a site further out, so we could have more privacy! Mike’s got a couple dogs and two horses, all of which were VERY cute and friendly. Thanks for the wonderful experience, guys!

Hipcamper Jen

Lovely retreat

Jen B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
May 2nd, 2021

Wonderful location, great host and family! I would absolutely recommend this camp site!

Hipcamper Austin

Secluded place for star gazing

Austin T.
recommends this listing.
(Front Field)
May 2nd, 2021

We stayed at site 4 and it was amazing! Perfect for star gazing. There weren't a whole lot of places to sit at the river (there was a trail with access), but there is apparently a great tubing route here. Kristie was also very hospitable. She even provided firewood. Will be back again for sure!

Horton Asylum
Hipcamper Sean

Amazing stay!

Sean S.
recommends this listing.
(Front Field)
November 20th, 2020

I had a great time here! Beautiful area with amazing views. The hosts were great with making sure we could get onto the property whenever we liked as well as making sure water was available. We went in fall and had no issues with bugs/pests. I'm definitely coming back!

Hipcamper Laura

Enjoyed it.

Laura G.
recommends this listing.
(Back in the Woods)
October 26th, 2020

Kristie is a great hostess. I was probably the pain in the butt guest with a ton of questions. She replied quickly and thoroughly.

The site is clean, as described, and even though there were other people on the site at the same time, they were far enough away to give us a very private experience.

The land itself has a really good feel. The Willis River was just below us (steep hill). The James River was about a mile away.

Hipcamper Gina

Secluded with wildlife

Gina R.
recommends this listing.
(Western Field (near driveway))
October 25th, 2020

Beautiful drive and such amazing wildlife. Lots of foliage that my six year old son and I thoroughly enjoyed. Heard the owls at night (my favorite). I imagine if it weren’t a rainy night like on our stay, the stars would have been a sight to behold out here. We pet one of the two horses on site and they were very friendly - as well as kristie’s dogs. We were very happy with our stay and would definitely come again if needed/we are traveling in the area!

Hipcamper Timothy

Natural and serene.

Timothy F.
recommends this listing.
(Front Field)
October 23rd, 2020

Quiet and private farm with simple natural beauty. Felt very safe and welcomed by Kristie and her husband Mike and their two dogs Eddie and Roo. This was my first camper van trip and I enjoyed the peace and solitude. Lots of woods and ravines to explore.

Hipcamper Edward
Edward M.
recommends this listing.
(Front Field)
October 20th, 2020

Stargazing was great in this dark, grassy field!

Property
Horton Asylum
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$35/night
6 Sites