Hipcamp host James R.
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Welcome to the Blackwater Bungalow! This little ‘glamping’ cabin provides a comfy place to rest while enjoying your camping experience at the Blackwater Birds and Bees farm. Stay and relax on the property or head out and enjoy the wide variety of historic sites and activities nearby in the surrounding area. The cabin features a full-size bed complete with linens/beddi

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Welcome to the Blackwater Bungalow! This little ‘glamping’ cabin provides a comfy place to rest while enjoying your camping experience at the Blackwater Birds and Bees farm. Stay and relax on the property or head out and enjoy the wide variety of historic sites and activities nearby in the surrounding area. The cabin features a full-size bed complete with linens/bedding as well as a sleeping loft for 2 additional guests. While the cabin does not have electricity or plumbing, it does have battery operated lights and an outhouse with a camp toilet on site for the convenience of cabin guests. 

What we provide:

-Cozy cabin for sleeping

-Outhouse/toilet paper

-Full size bed with linens

-Dishes/utensils for 4

-Propane camp stove & grill

-Cooking utensils, pots/pans

-Picnic table

-Fire ring

-Trash can

-A rainwater dish washing station

 

What you should bring:

-Camp chairs

-Sleeping bags/pillows/camping mat for those sleeping in the loft

-Fire wood (can also be purchased onsite for $5)

-Cooler/ice/food & drink

-Personal care items/towels

-Flashlights

-Bug spray/hand sanitizer

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send James a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

Bass, crappie, pickerel, bream and a few other freshwater species are regularly caught in the pond. All of those fish can be fo...Read more

Horseback riding

We don't have horses but our private dirt road is a great place to ride if you have horses you'd like to bring.

Paddling

We have two canoes, four kayaks, and two John boats available for use by guests.

OHV

If you have ATVs we have some good paths and a dirt road for riding.

Swimming

The river has a few sandy areas that a good for swimming.

Wildlife watching

Whether you'd like to see Birds, mammals, reptiles or amphibians, we have just about every species that's native to this area.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Blackwater Bungalow in Virginia.

Forest

Zuni is part of the ancient shoreline that started here and ended in Texas. For that reason, our soil is almost pure sand. For ...Read more

Lake

Great for fishing from the shore or from a boat.

River, stream or creek

The Blackwater is designated a scenic river by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Swimming hole

Conditions for swimming in the river can vary based on the water level.

Wetlands

At one end of our pond we have created a bog and introduced native carnivorous pitcher plants and a variety of other native wet...Read more

Farm

Fruit trees, blueberry bushes, vegetables, birds, bees, and goats

Driveway

The entrance is just under one mile off of the paved road on the right.

The vibe at The Blackwater Bungalow

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Hipcamper Brooke

Will go again!

Brooke B.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2019

Best get away ever! We made a last minute decision to go camping and found Blackwater bird and bee! The cabin was beautiful and very clean! The host was super nice and helped us with everything we needed! They even gave us fresh eggs and honey! They had many things to do on the property such as fishing, farm animals, kayaking, fire pits, and we were able to bring our four wheeler! We had a blast with our dog and will definitely be going back!

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Hipcamper Samuel

4th of july

Samuel H.
recommends this listing.
July 10th, 2019

We’ve been in Maryland just over a year now and since then have just been discovering other cities.
Upon arrival we were greeted with some homemade honey (divine)!
Our first thought was that the pictures did not do this place justice; it was exactly what was described and more.
My wife, dog and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Our pup swam to her hearts content off leash and wondered around happily - she loves water so it was quite a mission to get her to bed that night.
Other than the an unexpected storm that evening everything was as James described. We we are planning to head back out in the cooler season for more fishing and to enjoy the serenity of Blackwater Bungalow.

One of the paddle boats available to guests, kayaks and canoes are also available.A view from the balcony. Boats are available for your use.Plenty of space for your Pup to run and swim in.
Hipcamper Kelsey

Beautiful, cozy bungalow stay

Kelsey E.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2019

The host James met us and gave us a tour, the Bungalow was gorgeous inside, and out and the scenery couldn’t be better! The weather was insanely hot but we made the most of our time by paddling around the pond and exploring the Blackwater river in our kayaks we brought along. James was very accommodating in helping us find fun things to do despite the extreme weather and we are greatly looking forward to returning in the Fall! My husband and I are regular campers so this was a nice excursion and change of pace. We also enjoyed getting to bring along on the trip! Overall, despite the weather, it was a great stay.

Hipcamper Karen

A great weekend get away!

Karen A.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2019

This was the perfect location to get out of the city for the weekend. James was a fantastic host and supplied everything needed. We took the canoe out on the pond and it was just a short walk/drive down to the river as well. It was a very quiet and private little cabin. Excellent and would definitely go back!

Hipcamper Erin

A hidden gem!

Erin I.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2019

This place is a hidden gem! James and his mom were very helpful and communicative both before and during our stay. The bungalow was was so cozy and was right on the water. It was also well equipped with everything we needed to be comfortable! We thoroughly enjoyed boating on the lake, visiting with the goats and enjoying a cold one while watching the fantastic view of the stars. Highly recommend this place and we hope to be back soon!

Hipcamper Aja
Aja F.
recommends this listing.
August 11th, 2019

Amazing Amazing Amazing! Our family ( myself, husband, 2 kids and 2 dogs) enjoyed a wonderful stay at The Blackwater Bungalow. What a hidden gem! We had lots Todo to include, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming in the river, relaxing and my daughter's favorite visiting the animals. The bungalow has charm and we had hunny and veggies from the farm waiting for us. We will most definitely be back. The hosts are amazing and the location couldn't be more tranquil and more beautiful! Thank you Blackwater Bungalow for helping our family reconnect!

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Hipcamper Aja
Aja F.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2019

What an amazing experience ❤️! This camping trip was great! We enjoyed our stay and will most definitely be back in the fall. A great escape close to home for all members of the family!

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Hipcamper Missy

Rejuvinating and educational.

Missy V.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2019

The bungalow overlooking the water is quite relaxing. We thouroughly enjoyed Beekeeping 101 and the plant tour. Thank you for allowing my 3 year old to suit up as well. We learned so much! And for me, getting to pet the goats was a treat. My entire family loved getting to go out on the kayak and we even caught a few fish. What a great way to spend a weekend.

Hipcamper Asinate H.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2019
Property
Blackwater Birds and Bees
State
Virginia
$55/night
1 Site