Hipcamp host Cory D.,
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Nestled between Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA) and Bristol Motor Speedway is a historical family farm 15 minutes from route 81. New River Trail State Park is 3.5 miles from the family farm, so bring the kayaks and canoes and enjoy the New River and the surrounding area of Southwest Virginia!

As you turn off of the county road (607) you will find yourself

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Nestled between Virginia Tech University (Blacksburg, VA) and Bristol Motor Speedway is a historical family farm 15 minutes from route 81. New River Trail State Park is 3.5 miles from the family farm, so bring the kayaks and canoes and enjoy the New River and the surrounding area of Southwest Virginia!

As you turn off of the county road (607) you will find yourself at the classic red farm gate of Periwinkle Branch Family Farm. This Southwest Virginia farm was once an iron mining farm. During your private stay, you will find old historical farming equipment hidden amongst the landscape and even old mining buildings ("rock huts" now toppled over but once was part of the operation...see if you can find them!) The neighbors and family have between 30-50 Black Angus cows that you will see grazing the 30 acres of rolling pasture. You may camp wherever you like! I recommend on the hill behind the 100-year-old farmhouse, right before the 30 acres of wooded hiking, or by the spring house. You will see turkeys, deer, and other amazing creatures as you walk the pasture and woods. Follow the natural spring up the mountain and try to catch a glimpse of Perwinkle Mountain and the beautiful landscape of Southwest Virginia.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
5 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
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
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
Have a question? Send Cory a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Periwinkle Branch Family Farm in Virginia.

Forest
Field
River, stream, or...
Farm

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Hipcamper Maggie
Maggie A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 13th, 2022

This camp was awesome! Instructions make it easy to find, we arrived in the dark and were still able to easily find a good spot. A little windy at night but amazing sunrise views, and THE COWS! Your morning here will be unforgettable. Thanks for an awesome stay, we hope to be back!

Hipcamper Nevada

Eventful for us, you will love it.

Nevada R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 26th, 2022

I don't recommend you bring a vehicle over 25 ft or so here in the muddy season. We arrived around 7 pm and our truck and camper ended up sliding backwards into some branches/a dead tree, banged up our camper a bit. We were stuck with our camper at a major angle for the night, fortunately the neighboring farmer, who owns the cows you pasture with at this site, helped us out. Very private spot, great for pet owners!!!!
The farmer said you CAN drive on the loop (which we attempted up) but the ruts were far too deep for our very low camper, which is why we were forced to back up, and then slid. We came from upstate and had no idea they had two inches of rain here just a day or two ago. Also, the cows will try to eat any wires you have around the frame of your vehicle, SO WATCH for that. They were lacking and chewing the salt off the vehicle and chewed up a wire coating. My frame looks like it was just sanded too, we came out to them scraping the paint off of it!

Hipcamper Louisa

Gorgeous property

Louisa P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 7th, 2021

It was very primitive and absolutely beautiful. Loved the sunset, stars, and friendly cows.

We only had a sedan but we recommend a four wheeler or truck to explore the property with!

Hipcamper Elizabeth

Beautiful and secluded!

Elizabeth H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2021

This farm was a beautiful location for a secluded weekend getaway. The only thing I would recommend is having an all-wheel or four-wheel drive vehicle. You can get to parts of the pasture without one, but we chose a secluded place and my friend had trouble getting back up the hill in her Ford Focus, but she made it. Other than that, it was lovely!

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Hipcamper Brigid

Yes! gorgeous spot

Brigid O.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 7th, 2021

Perfect place to safely stay in a quiet and beautiful spot. Easy instructions. Not far off the hwy. oh, and gorgeous fields with cows to say good morning to.
Highly recommend.
Be sure to clean up after yourselves!

Hipcamper Angela
Angela K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2021

Fabulous little place. Just what we wanted. Secluded. Fun visits from cows. Close to all our favorite things like nature and wineries

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Hipcamper Matthew

Beautiful mountain retreat, cows in

Matthew S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 25th, 2021

Really beautiful space, nice views, plenty of choices for setup and easy to get to near the new river trail. The cows do get curious but it made for a really neat experience.

I camped by the farmhouse and don't know if it happens every night but neighbors dog seemed to bark alot, thru the night. don't know if it was memoving etc. I'm guessing by the water house or further up the hill would be good

About the cows-I was sitting in the pasture reading and the cows were looking at me from a distance. I started whistling like I had seen in a few YouTube videos and some cows started coming over. I switched to singing and after a few minutes I had fifteen cows around. Some just a few feet away.

Hipcamper Graham
Graham H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 25th, 2021

Super welcoming and kind!

Hipcamper Ben

Beautiful pastoral field camping

Ben S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2021

Peaceful and extremely scenic. There are cows grazing but they left us alone. If you’re not comfortable being close to cows I’d stay somewhere else. Otherwise, this is a fantastic camping spot.

Property
Periwinkle Branch Family Farm
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$20/night
5 Sites