Hipcamp host Katie V.,
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Peaceful, safe, and magical are just a few words guests use to describe our farm.  It's the perfect retreat to relax and reconnect with yourself and nature. Enjoy exploring the farm, spending time with our animals and stargazing by the firepit. Our farm is on the James River and we encourage guests to enjoy fishing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing or just floating off the beach. 

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Peaceful, safe, and magical are just a few words guests use to describe our farm.  It's the perfect retreat to relax and reconnect with yourself and nature. Enjoy exploring the farm, spending time with our animals and stargazing by the firepit. Our farm is on the James River and we encourage guests to enjoy fishing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing or just floating off the beach. We’re 420-friendly!

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We love the beauty and spirit of our farm so much that we want to share it with people who appreciate a peaceful vibe. You'll find that we are very relaxed and inclusive and welcome guests to enjoy the farm for all it has to offer. Spend as much time with the animals as you'd like - many free range so they'll visit you. Enjoy our private beach on the James River (with a fire pit), inflatable tubes and rafts are available at no extra charge.

We're located in historic Scottsville Virginia (the heart of Virginia’s Monticello Wine Region). Seated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the 25 acre farm is home to many domestic, farm and wild animals. The lush green rolling pastures offer exquisite views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and direct access to the James River. It truly is a serene private paradise.

Our focus at the farm is two-fold. Promote agro-ecotourism and support our sister non-profit, Gentle Moon Conservancy. The mission of Gentle Moon is to provide lifetime care and shelter for animals in-need and inspire environmental stewardship through the power of individual action.

We are a working farm and have livestock guardian dogs who free roam guarding the farm. River, Ben, Daisy and PB are very friendly and will likely greet you when you first get here. They work at night so don’t be surprised if you hear them sounding off in the shadows at night protecting the farm from critters.

Each site is provided a fire pit and we sell firewood. Guests are welcome to bring their own firewood or collect the fallen dead limbs in the woods around the campsites. 

Safety and privacy is very important to us. We require a minimum of 50 feet between each campsite. The farm gate is locked overnight and reopened early in the morning. We will provide guests the gate code if needed. The dogs treat our guests as part of their family and patrol the campsites at night keeping critters away.

Please let us know when you book that you're bringing dog/s. Most of the animals on the farm roam free so you'll be greeted by a few Great Pyrenees (livestock guardian dogs), geese, goats, chickens, turkeys and peacocks. We also have barn cats that like to keep our guests company outside of the tiny house. Please be mindful of this if your dog is uncomfortable with other dogs and animals. Please don't bring your dog/s if they are high-strung, overly sensitive, aggressive, or not trained. Our livestock guardian dogs are hard-wired to protect so if they sense an uncomfortable vibe from another dog, it will make them uncomfortable and they need to be focused on doing their jobs.

Your dogs are welcome to be off-leash as long as they won't chase or harm people or the farm animals.

Please pick up after your dog.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
15 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 45.0 ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Katie a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

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Half dozen eggs

Fresh eggs from our chickens!

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Bring your bikes and enjoy easy/medium effort rides around the farm.

Boating

There are two local reeling and rafting companies that we can connect you with.

Fishing

Bring your equipment and we can point you to local fishing spots.

Hiking

Enjoy walks around the farm and along the James River.

Paddling

You can enjoy a ~3 hour float to Scottsville from our farm. Bring your kayaks, etc. or rent tubes from us.

Swimming

There are multiple places to swim in Scottsville and we can point you where to go.

Wildlife watching

All types of wildlife travel through and live around the farm. You never know what you might see.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camping on Farm & Animal Sanctuary in Virginia.

River, stream, or creek

Our farm is located on the James River.

Farm

We are an animal sanctuary

Forest
Field
Swimming hole
Driveway

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Hipcamper Dawn
Dawn L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 1st, 2021

We enjoyed the picturesque rolling hills, the well-spaced out camping sites, and the visits from the Great Pyrenees patrol team of Ben & River, Huck the Hound and the kittens. We recommend camping on Farm & Animal Sanctuary.

Hipcamper Eric
Eric L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 31st, 2021

We had a fantastic time on a wonderful and beautiful farm. Thanks to our hosts!

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Hipcamper Steven
Steven H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 25th, 2021

A beautiful property close to Charlottesville and Shenandoah NP. Perfect for our base camp while on our hiking and sightseeing weekend. Katie has done a wonderful job making sure everyone has a nice and comfortable stay. We hope to go back again soon.

Hipcamper Tay
Tay J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 20th, 2021

Beautiful property! Endless land that truly makes you feel like you are on your own little oasis. Not to mention if you love dogs, you will be happy to know that they welcome you with open arms. Definitely a great getaway and will continue to recommend. Only suggestion would be to either purchase the River location or be prepared to walk a good couple of mile or more to the river. Also, bring water shoes! The river access is extremely muddy.

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Hipcamper David

Peace, solitude and dogs. great!

David R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2021

OMG! What a wonderful weekend at such a peaceful place.

The directions are easy to follow and take you down a gravel road to a beautiful pasture on the top of a hill. It was easy to find. Once you are in the pasture, take your time and find a level ground and park.

Your hosts in the form 4 ( + or -) Great Pyrenes and a hound (Huck) will soon stop by to greet you and make sure you are comfortable. They will check on you from time to time. These dogs are such beautiful animals who spend their time protecting their guests and the rest of the farm community. Our human hosts, Katie and Jen are great as well. They have a heart for animals and let you roam free on their farm; I truly enjoyed talking to them. If you have children or just love animals, this is the place to go to interact.

You are a few miles from Scottsville, which has food, drink and groceries and the James River is about a 15 minute walk to the end of their property. There is an Air B&B already on the property and another one being built.

I had an opportunity to meet Brian and get a tour of this next tiny house. Brian is building the house and I can see the he Jen and Katie have a great vision. I enjoyed our conversation and was intrigued by the plans to use alternative energy in this house. I can't wait to see the results.

Sunset on the pasture is one of my most fond memories; I don't think you can find a better view. I look forward to returning back to Valhalla Mountain.

Thank You for the opportunity to stay!

Camping on Farm & Animal SanctuaryA common scene.  Sunset in the pasture.River, just making himself at home.
Hipcamper Kathleen
Kathleen M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2021

We had a quick, weekend stay here but enjoyed every second of it. Everyone was really nice and welcoming, and Katie was a great communicator. My wife loved all the goats. We can't wait to go back!

Hipcamper Karen

You won’t be disappointed

Karen C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 30th, 2021

My stay here was Beautiful

Camping on Farm & Animal SanctuaryJust remember to bring your shoes in. PB likes to take shoes, but Katie should bring them back to you in the morning. 😊Camping on Farm & Animal SanctuaryCamping on Farm & Animal Sanctuary
Hipcamper Karen

Would not regret

Karen C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 23rd, 2021

Katie’s Farm was Beautiful, hope I get the chance to stay here again.

Camping on Farm & Animal SanctuaryJust remember to bring your shoes in. PB likes to take shoes, but Katie should bring them back to you in the morning. 😊Camping on Farm & Animal SanctuaryCamping on Farm & Animal Sanctuary
Hipcamper Sarah

Peaceful getaway

Sarah H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 10th, 2021

This beautiful, peaceful Sanctuary is amazing! The hosts are so welcoming and accommodating and both took the time to tell us about the animals at the Sanctuary. This is our go to spot when we need some peacefulness and quiet time. The animals are so adorable and we love spending time with them. They bring so much joy to the experience! The campsites are within minutes from the river, too. We are looking forward to our next visit in the fall..

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Property
Katie V.’s Land
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$50/night
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