Hipcamp host Fran P.
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Pitch a tent by the pond,under the shade of the trees in solitude. Watch the ducks and listen to the toads, frogs and cicada's.  Fall asleep to the sound of the creek.  Close to rest rooms and hot showers for that get away from it all experience with a little bit of luxury thrown in.  Fire pit only to be used.  No open fires.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
3 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Laundry present
No kitchen
Have a question? Send Fran a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 12% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Goods

Jams

Homemade jams and jellies of in-season preserves as available.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Private and public trails available. We live at the base of Mount pleasant and our property backs on to George Washington Nati...Read more

Wildlife watching

We living in an area of outstanding natural beauty and are blessed to be surrounded by wild life, including deer, bear, opossum...Read more

Biking
Fishing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camping by the creek. in Virginia.

Lake

There are two public lakes a short drive away.

Mountainous

We live on little mount pleasant. 83 acres backing directly on the George Washington National Forest.

Swimming hole

Swimming in the pond is undertaken at campers own risk.

Waterfall

Small waterfalls can be seen at the creek. Larger falls are a short drive away.

Driveway

Parking on site with a short walk to campsite. Some but not all camping areas may need an all wheel vehicle to gain access.

Forest
River, stream, or...

The vibe at Camping by the creek.

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Hipcamper Wesley

Thouroughly enjoyed our stay

Wesley M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 14th, 2019

Arcadia Sanctuary is a beautifully piece of property tucked into the base of Mount Pleasant. As guests, we had full run of the property. Our younger children loved to visit with chickens, ducks and Jax and Allie, the property's sweet doggo residents. Our older kids thoroughly enjoyed the property's numerous trails that wind through the woods and over creeks.
The site we stayed at was a spacious clearing that looked like a natural balcony, overlooking the property. The restrooms were just a short walk away and were far cleaner and private than what we are use to at public campgrounds.
The host (Fran) and the property care takers were beyond helpful and made us feel right at home. Arcadia Sanctuary was a great base camp for our family hiking expedition into the AT and we will likely stay again in the future.

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Hipcamper Fran
Response from Fran, the Host, on October 17th, 2019

Thank you for the great review and the helpful suggestions about what might make the experience even better. We will endeavour to make continuing improvements for our campers. Hope you will come again to sample them.

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Hipcamper Stephen

Outdoor sanctuary

Stephen P.
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(Site 5)
April 22nd, 2020

Upon arriving the directions were very easy to follow because my cell phone service wasn’t great so I had to revert to the written directions on the site. We met the owner and she was very helpful and kind and helped us get familiar with the area and where we’d be camping. She had two dogs that accompanied us throughout our weekend which just added to the atmosphere of being outside. The camp site was spacious and very clean and secluded for privacy that we were wanting. There was also plenty of firewood around to keep the fire going without having to walk a mile to gather wood. The staff was also very friendly and checked up on us and made sure we had everything we needed but without being intrusive. Overall this experience went above my expectations and I will definitely be returning in the future.

Hipcamper Fran
Response from Fran, the Host, on April 22nd, 2020

Stephen, Reece and Ryan were great to have camping at Arcadia. They polite and friendly and respected the space they occupied during their time here. They left the site clean and tidy. I would happliy reccomend them to other and welcome them back again.

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Hipcamper Don

Looking for mellow?

Don S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 25th, 2020

Amazing place, animals abound, friend dogs, the ducks are beautiful, Fran made us feel at home quickly and is good host.

Breakfast is freshMy favorite duckCock of the walkLots of stories
Hipcamper Ian

Fran and co. are awesome hosts!

Ian P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
May 25th, 2020

Fran and Co. are extremely friendly and very organized hosts! Their sites are so nice. Upon arrival, my dogs were so excited that they jumpEd on Fran. She very politely asked if she could hold my bigger dog while I untangled their leashes, which was a HUGE help.

The site was extremely peaceful and I would recommend to anybody!

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Hipcamper Fran
Response from Fran, the Host, on May 29th, 2020

Thank you Ian for being a great guest The dogs were so well behaved. You left the site immaculate and for that, we are grateful.

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Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca D.
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(Site 3)
May 25th, 2020

Our site was up on a ledge sort of overlooking the small valley, it was stunning! The bathrooms and showers were so clean, it was wonderfully convenient. Love exploring the property and seeing all the chickens and guineas running around!

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Hipcamper Fran
Response from Fran, the Host, on May 29th, 2020

Thank you for your kind review and for leaving the site so clean an tidy. Please consider staying with us again. Say thanks to your group from us. Be well.

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Hipcamper Liz

Clean, welcoming and private

Liz C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 12th, 2020

Fran’s property was great! The sites were private, quiet and clean. We enjoyed the trash can, fire pit and picnic table. The bathroom facilities were spotless and Fran never made us feel like we were imposing. My kids loves the chickens and ducks, and our dog was also very welcomed. We will definitely return!

Hipcamper Jay

Very welcoming.

Jay A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 22nd, 2020

Very nice welcoming and clean. Will definitely be returning for another stay.

Hipcamper Justin

Magical!

Justin B.
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(Site 3)
August 3rd, 2020

Glad I found this place, a fantastic and peaceful sanctuary! Good campsites, staff and amenities. The dogs were super happy and entertaining, checking on us every now and then like good stewards 😊

Also lots of little gems of nature just a short drive away. We checked out mount pleasant, a gentle 8 mile loop of mountain meadows with spectacular views at the peak. And panther falls, an excellent water feature with a nice spot for dipping, good for the summer heat!

Look forward to visiting again.

Hipcamper Fran
Response from Fran, the Host, on August 3rd, 2020

Thanks, Justin. glad the dogs were entertaining. They are our best greeters. Hope to see you again. Stay safe.

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Hipcamper Dan S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 28th, 2020
Hipcamper Courtney W.
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(Site 2)
May 28th, 2020
Hipcamper Zachary G.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Site 5)
May 27th, 2020
Property
Arcadia Sanctury
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$25/night
3 Sites
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