The Peaceful Glen Homestead is open to all Hipcampers. This is a description of our site and directions (do not rely on GPS). We offer primitive tent camping from (2) sites on the property. No running water at the sites, carry-in water is always available. The sites are spaced out over 10 acres of forested woodland. Each site is provided with a fire pit. During the driest mo
The Peaceful Glen Homestead is open to all Hipcampers. This is a description of our site and directions (do not rely on GPS). We offer primitive tent camping from (2) sites on the property. No running water at the sites, carry-in water is always available. The sites are spaced out over 10 acres of forested woodland. Each site is provided with a fire pit. During the driest months and from time-to-time we may be required by law to implement a fire ban. This Hipcamp listing page will indicate if we are under fire ban conditions. We offer a limited supply of bucked firewood for splitting, an ax is available. There is always a plentiful supply of dead-fall fire wood available in the woods (bring your own bow-saw). Several fire buckets full of water and shovels are stationed at each campsite. We do not allow relic hunting or metal detection devices of any sort on the property. We respect your right to bare arms. However, we do not allow firearms on the property.
Our sites are laid out and designed to give campers an experience of seclusion and at the same time close proximity to open pastured areas. Our campsites are large and capable of supporting a family-sized tent. We offer a common area with a large fire pit and rustic seating. Evening conversations around the fire often occur at the commons area. When the trees are in full foliage they offer privacy to your site while other campers are on site as well. All of our campsites are connected by a series of trails that meander through the woodlands. Come take a peaceful walk and visit the edge of one of our ponds in the heart of the camp area where you may catch a glimpse of a Blue Herron fishing for todays meal. Mornings and early evenings are perfect for deer and wild turkey sightings. Owls can be heard some nights and the morning air is filled with the sound of chirping birds and squirrels chasing one another through the tree tops. Peaceful Glen Homestead is truly a delightfully serene get-away.
Directions (DO NOT RELY ON GPS) from I-85 and Squirrel Level Rd. ramp, drive south for 1.9 miles and don't get off this road. go past the Halifax flyover then cross the rail tracks for Norfolk Southern on the right and CSX Collier Yard on the left. The address to Peaceful Glen Homestead is 6906 Vaughan Rd., GPS will end up taking you to the CSX Collier Yard. Do not follow GPS. Look for my neighbors house with yellow siding. That house is on the right inside of the sweeping curve, then look for a treeline on the right that designates our property line. The driveway to the Peaceful Glen Homestead is about 30 yards from the treeline on the right. At the driveway you will see fruit, nut and ornamental trees close to the road. The driveway is 700' long. Once you are on the driveway go past the 100yr old farmhouse, then the main shop, then the equipment shed all of which will be on your right. When you come to the last structure, the equipment shed on your right, stop, you will have a choice of a lane that veers to the left and downhill a little, then one straight ahead. Take the lane that veers to the left and drive over the earth bridge. You will see a pond on the left and one on the right then drive straight ahead up the incline lane and you're almost home for the night. At the top of that lane you will see an open field to your left then look straight ahead about 100 ft, you will see a white crepe myrtle tree straight ahead (when it's in bloom) park in front of the crepe myrtle tree.
Site 1 is to the right of the Crepe Myrtle tree and in the woods about 75'. Site 2 is to the left and in the woods about 200'.
For Site 1, turn right at about 2-o'clock From the Crepe Myrtle tree and walk about 75' on that lane and look for your campsite to the left. An "Old Country" style toilet facility is on the lane to your right.
For Site 2, turn left and walk along the tree line about 50' until you see a sitting bench on your right, turn into that lane and walk another 50' and you will come to Site 2. The tent site is to your left on the flat surface area. A pond is just a stones throw below site 2.
If you are entering the camp sites after dark, please have a flashlight with you and look for the reflective markers. They should guide you into your camp site.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 4 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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A peaceful woodland getaway
Such a beautiful countryside getaway! The campsites are a drive back into the woods next to beautiful fields and ponds. Amenities include an outdoor bathroom, fire pits and walking trails. We even found a handy ax for splitting wood!
We had a very pleasant stay on Greg's property. We wanted a quick getaway camping experience without having to travel/trek too far and this met the mark!
There was plenty of wood (fallen limbs and whatnot) to make and keep a fire going. The cooler with water was a really nice touch too which we greatly appreciated. The proximity of the property to the rail yard is my only minor complaint, although that is outside the control of Greg of course and I do not fault him for that. The sounds of scraping metal and trains at all times of the night didn't provide the most peaceful, woodsy experience, but we also knew we were sacrificing certain elements of that by not traveling all the way to the mountains. I would just recommend bringing ear plugs :)
Thank you for your hospitality Greg!
Greg was friendly and met us as we drove in. He led us to a very private spot tucked 30 yards into the woods behind a big field. There was plenty of deadwood for fires, and we saw wild turkeys both days. We had a great time and would definitely return.