This is your perfect, fully unplugged, rustic back country getaway. Conveniently located directly off Route 56 and across from the Tye River, yet heavily wooded with hiking access to a stunning private waterfall and stream. Only 1/2 to 5 miles upstream from Crabtree Falls and the Priest Mountain Overlook parking lot on the AT. Also easy drives to many of our favorites like:

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This is your perfect, fully unplugged, rustic back country getaway. Conveniently located directly off Route 56 and across from the Tye River, yet heavily wooded with hiking access to a stunning private waterfall and stream. Only 1/2 to 5 miles upstream from Crabtree Falls and the Priest Mountain Overlook parking lot on the AT. Also easy drives to many of our favorites like: -St Mary's Wilderness- Devil's Backbone Brewery-Trager Brothers Coffee-Basic Necessities Cafe-Spy Rock-Wintergreen -Lake Nelson-Blue Ridge Parkway- Montebello General Store (public restroom for customers)-Jefferson & Washington National Forest.

This back-country location has multiple tent sites available* with no amenities and very limited to no cell coverage. A parking area with the "upper balcony" is available for camping or feel free to a few hike options (1 to 10min) to more remote spots on the property. (no other campfire site are permitted on the property, although we have a firepit on the upper balcony).

*Please note that there is NO camping available at the waterfall.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 3 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Ask about access type
Ask about max length
Ask about slideout accommodation
surface type
surface levelness
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Meili Mtn - Tye River Waterfall in Virginia.

Forest

Heavily wooded

Mountainous

With some steep inclines

River, stream, or...
Waterfall
Driveway

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Hipcamper Olivia
Olivia V.
recommends this listing.
April 19th, 2022

Jim’s land is beautiful and you can tell there’s a lot of love and effort put into maintaining it. We came pretty early in the season so I would love to come back. The private waterfall is gorgeous. Love that there are trails on the property. If you want to hike Crabtree Falls down the road just get in early before the crowds. Awesome location and very helpful and accommodating host. Can’t wait for the opportunity to come back!

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Hipcamper Ella

Just beautiful

Ella M.
recommends this listing.
January 5th, 2022

Beautiful, beautiful campsite! Even the drive in was gorgeous. We loved the private waterfall and flowing creek on the property. It was super quiet, and the highway had very little traffic. I liked that the location was private while also being close enough to neighboring homes for safety. Both my boyfriend and I have Verizon, and we did not have any service at or near the site. It gave us a nice break from reality :) we would absolutely book again!

Hipcamper Jordan

Private camping close to falls

Jordan H.
recommends this listing.
November 15th, 2021

Jim is a great host, communicating timely, providing plenty of detail and offering tips. With his instructions we were able to find the parking area, and the camp site very easily. Parking is off the main road on a level gravel driveway, there are different camp options, we chose the camp area that Jim had cleared up as the rest of the property around the parking area is fairly steep. We visited on a busy fall weekend, traffic could be heard from the camping site, but there was no traffic overnight, and camping felt quite secluded and solitary. The private waterfall on the property is beautiful, and Crabtree falls trail is a very short drive away. We enjoyed dinner by the river on the other side of the road at a spot that Jim suggested. We had a blast of a time.
The only drawback for us was the fact that the camping area was a bit more at an angle than we'd like. Jim is planning on doing more work clearing and leveling, he's even talking about installing wooden platforms, so hopefully by the time you visit, this will not be an issue any more.

Lovely private waterfall on property a short hike away from parking area.Campsite view downhill towards the road.Campsite view sideways with back to parking area. Parking area not directly visible from camping site.
Property
Meili Mtn - Tye River Waterfall
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$50/night
1 Site