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
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
-Full size bed with linens
-Dishes/utensils for 4
-Propane camp stove & grill
-Cooking utensils, pots/pans
-A rainwater dish washing station
What you should bring:
-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
-Bug spray/hand sanitizer
- Check in: After 2PM
- 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 an hour
- Response rate: 100%
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14’ Jon Boat/ Trolling motor
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A generous portion of dry firewood.
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
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
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.
We have two canoes, four kayaks, and two John boats available for use by guests.
If you have ATVs we have some good paths and a dirt road for riding.
The river has a few sandy areas that a good for swimming.
Whether you'd like to see Birds, mammals, reptiles or amphibians, we have just about every species that's native to this area.
Natural features you'll find at The Blackwater Bungalow in Virginia.
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
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.
Conditions for swimming in the river can vary based on the water level.
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
Fruit trees, blueberry bushes, vegetables, birds, bees, and goats
The entrance is just under one mile off of the paved road on the right.
The vibe at The Blackwater Bungalow
Places to see near Blackwater Birds and Bees
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Peaceful relaxing fun
The stay was excellent host and family warm and inviting we would go every weekend if we could . Much needed break from city life to this warm secluded cabin on a lake in the middle of the woods . This made me completely change my mind about city life Im moving back home to the country Where I belong. Fishing by moonlight , honey from bees animals...back to nature.
Delightful all around
Absolutely delightful experience. Site was well kept and incredibly private. Plenty to do around the property, our favorites were seeing the goats and paddling in the pond. Even despite a downpour during the day, we thoroughly enjoy our stay. The bungalow was quite nice and very clean. The hosts were amazing, and checked in a few times to make sure we had everything we needed, including a fan for the bungalow. We opted for the bee tour, and James was very informative and patient with all of our questions. Highly recommend.
Great stay in the cabin!
Great stay in the cabin at Blackwater! Lots of great bird and star watching, a fire pit with great views of the water (and the goats/animals), and sitting out thunderstorms in the cabin was a treat. There was plenty of privacy and James did a great job of making it easy to spend a couple nights away from the world. The cabin was clean and well-appointed. The beekeeping was absolutely worth it - learned a ton, and had way more bee questions than I realized (you’ll get to wear a beekeeping suit).
Will go again!
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!
4th of july
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.
Beautiful, cozy bungalow stay
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.
A great weekend get away!
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!
A hidden gem!
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!
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!