Hipcamp host Steve S.
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Located minutes from I81. Park at the house and hike 200 yardsdown the hill to the secluded River Perch overlooking the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. You'll have river access for fishing, swimming and paddling (kayaks and canoes provided), or you can just sit on the dock and watch the sunset. Retreat back into the screened cottage for a quiet restful evening or relax on

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Located minutes from I81. Park at the house and hike 200 yards down the hill to the secluded River Perch overlooking the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. You'll have river access for fishing, swimming and paddling (kayaks and canoes provided), or you can just sit on the dock and watch the sunset. Retreat back into the screened cottage for a quiet restful evening or relax on the deck by a fire. Close by are 100's of miles of hiking trails and the charming town of Woodstock offering free concerts, some of Virginia's finest wineries, The Brewhouse and other great local restaurants. Contact Steve for further information. Although it is too cold to visit during the winter, this site is open all spring, summer, and fall, for glampers to explore and adore.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from river or stream
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, fire ring w/ grill
Toilet available
No pets
Showers available
Cold water only
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Steve a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Many rural roads as well as mountain trails

Fishing

Very private deep water fishing

Hiking

100's of miles of trails in the george washington national forest minutes away.

Paddling

Kayaks and canoes are available for use at your own risk and if the host is available to assist entry and exit of river..

Swimming

Deep water river access

Wildlife watching

Just sitting in cottage, the wildlife will come to you

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cottage on the Seven Bends in Virginia.

Forest

The cottage is in the middle of the forest... the noises of tree frogs, crickets, honking geese, etc. will lull you to sleep.

Mountainous

Short hill to access the cottage, large mountain to view

River, stream or creek

We are on the first of the seven bends.

Swimming hole

Swim at your own risk... the water is deep, experienced swimmers only!

Places to see near Cabin on the Seven Bends

Shenandoah River State Park
Shenandoah River State Park
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Cedar Creek & Belle Grove National Historical Park
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Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park
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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
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Manassas National Battlefield Park
Manassas National Battlefield Park
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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
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Canaan Valley Resort State Park
Canaan Valley Resort State Park
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Blackwater Falls State Park
Blackwater Falls State Park
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Big Run State Park
Big Run State Park
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Fort Frederick State Park
Fort Frederick State Park
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Green Springs
Green Springs
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Antietam National Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield
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Lake Anna State Park
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New Germany State Park
New Germany State Park
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Prince William Forest National Park
Prince William Forest National Park
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Deep Creek Lake State Park
Deep Creek Lake State Park
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Wolf Trap National Park for the Performi...
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Herrington Manor State Park
Herrington Manor State Park
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Great Falls Park
Great Falls Park
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Greenbrier State Park
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Swallow Falls State Park
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Gambrill State Park
Gambrill State Park
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Monocacy National Battlefield
Monocacy National Battlefield
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George Washington National Forest
George Washington National Forest
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Smallwood State Park
Smallwood State Park
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Glen Echo Park
Glen Echo Park
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Clara Barton National Historic Site
Clara Barton National Historic Site
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Monongahela National Forest
Monongahela National Forest
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George Washington Memorial Parkway
George Washington Memorial Parkway
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Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
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Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
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Piscataway Park
Piscataway Park
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Cunningham Falls State Park
Cunningham Falls State Park
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Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek Park
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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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National Mall and Memorial Parks
National Mall and Memorial Parks
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Thomas Jefferson Memorial Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Memorial
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Korean War Veterans Memorial Memorial
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Constitution Gardens
Constitution Gardens
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Memorial
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President's Park (White House)
President's Park (White House)
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Lincoln Memorial Memorial
Lincoln Memorial Memorial
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Washington Monument
Washington Monument
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World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial
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Fort Foote Park
Fort Foote Park
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Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
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African American Civil War Memorial Nati...
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Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm
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National Capital Parks-East
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Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
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Caledon State Park
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Shawnee State Park
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Anacostia Park
Anacostia Park
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Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
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Cowans Gap State Park
Cowans Gap State Park
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James River State Park
James River State Park
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Audra State Park
Audra State Park
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Ohiopyle State Park
Ohiopyle State Park
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Tygart Lake State Park
Tygart Lake State Park
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Laurel Hill State Park
Laurel Hill State Park
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Baltimore-Washington Parkway
Baltimore-Washington Parkway
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Bear Creek Lake State Park
Bear Creek Lake State Park
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Caledonia State Park
Caledonia State Park
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Kooser State Park
Kooser State Park
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Eisenhower National Historic Site
Eisenhower National Historic Site
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Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park
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George Washington Birthplace National Monument
George Washington Birthplace National Mo...
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Douthat State Park
Douthat State Park
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Blue Knob State Park
Blue Knob State Park
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Linn Run State Park
Linn Run State Park
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Friendship Hill National Historic Site
Friendship Hill National Historic Site
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Holly River State Park
Holly River State Park
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Hipcamper Hung
Hung T.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2018

This cabin exceeded all of my expectations. It comes with many luxurious amenities such as outdoor shower, sink, toilet and an very comfortable futon. The cabin has many windows that allows a plenty of light in, which makes sunset a truly magical time. Steve is a great communicator and extremely helpful, ready to assist at a moment's notice. I highly recommend staying here to immerse with nature with hikes, canoeing and hanging by the campfire.

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Hipcamper Samantha
Samantha B.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2018

We had a great stay at this cabin -- the space is perfect for two and has everything you could need for some glamping by the Shenandoah River. Steve is a friendly host and was very quick to reply to messages. My one tip is to make sure you pack as lightly as you can -- you'll be carrying your stuff up and down a fairly steep trail! It is totally worth it, though. I'd recommend this place to anyone looking for a cozy retreat.

Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa G.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2018

My friends and I had a great stay at Steve’s cottage! The cottage appeared as pictured in the photos online and the surrounding area was beautiful. Steve was a great host - very transparent, accommodating, and generous. He showed us around the property and even helped us into the river for a swim/kayak. He also provided fresh towels :) We stayed mostly dry in the rain but did take on a bit of mist during a downpour - but hey, it’s camping! Overall, we had a great time and would recommend the cottage to others.

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Hipcamper Matthew
Matthew A.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2018

The Cottage On The Seven Bends was just what I wanted to get away from DC.

I stayed at the cottage alone and it was plenty of room for me and probably could be for 1 other person. Steve (Host) was very helpful and went out of his way to make sure my stay was "remote" but cared for. He provided me a printed fishing report once he heard I was there to kayak and fish, he and his wife provided fresh blueberry muffins one morning and even drove me with a sit-a-top kayak (which HE dragged up the hill) up the Shenandoah so I could float down unfettered!

The cabin is solidly and recently built. Mosquitoes are to be expected in this part of the forest so bring bug spray (actually Steve provided this as well) but no problems with bugs in the cottage at all. Right across the river is the GW National Forest and the entire surrounding area is forest. The outdoor shower (rain barrel) and indoor compostable toilet were nice amenities. The host provided bottled water (if needed, you can also filter or boil rain water), toilet paper, towels, linens, pillows, charcoal, grill, firepit, firewood and deck chairs. There are at least 2 sit atop kayaks and a canoe and a dock to launch from. The sleeping loft was very comfortable with new mattress and pillow. The entire cottage is screened in so you could fall asleep to the river and the Shenandoah breezes. I brought a camping stove and just used in in the mornings for coffee. The super comfy chairs in the "main room" are great spots for reading in the rain.

You are not necessarily "off the grid": the cottage is 2 miles from town so if you need supplies, you just trek up & down the switchbacks (see: steep climb of ~150-200 yards) and drive into town (you park on the host's property). I had cell service (AT&T). But you are on a very secluded part of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River (the property is at the end of a dead end). On the water, I saw 3 other people in 4 days.

Honestly, its just what I wanted. Steve was super laid back while being super attentive. He is continually making improvements to the property to improve your stay. Highly recommend if a minimalist outdoor, river front property is what you are looking for.

Hipcamper Heather
Heather H.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2018

I still have the beautiful Shenandoah river, with the sycamores hanging over as if to reach the middle, leaning with incredible feats of structural balance, and the blue heron flying low over its waters, the turtle soaking up the sun on fallen logs, the fish jumping out of the water for a kind of moment that passes like a shooting star, and the mist lying low with the cool morning air....all instilled in my mind. thats the essence of the cabin as well because you can tell lots of love and hard work has been poured into it. Grateful for the amazing hospitality.

Hipcamper Carolina
Carolina N.
recommends this listing.
June 10th, 2018

This property was absolutely stunning and Steve was such a wonderful host!! The cabin was clean, beautiful, stocked with water and right on the river. We had so much fun and would highly recommend this cabin!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah B.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2018

My expectations were exceeded! Steve does a wonderful job of making this place just as comfortable as home. It’s stocked with water, shower essentials, towels, toilet paper, games, cutlery, cups, plates..almost anything you could think to bring. The cabin is super cozy, I would come back to stay again and again. Steve was out of town during our stay, but he made sure to tell me and he made sure his friend was there to show us around the property/give us everything we needed. I had asked if there was electricity so that we could use a fan to help sleep at night so Steve went out of his way and got a rechargeable one just for our stay! The walk to and from the cabin is pretty steep, but there are cut backs and sets of stairs to make it easier to maneuver. I don’t have one complaint about our stay. I wish we could’ve stayed longer, but hope to come back sometime!

Hipcamper James
James C.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2018

What an amazing little gem, tucked away on the north fork of the Shenandoah. The cabin had all we needed for a relaxing getaway. Situated right on the river, we were able to witness a good deal of wildlife (including several deer, golden eagles, and even some playful otters who swam right up to the dock). The kayaking was easygoing and gorgeous. Even though we felt very much in nature, we were only a short drive towards town with a quaint main street full of coffee shops, antique stores and more. Our host Steve was more than helpful, providing helpful insight into our weekend hiking trip. Would definitely recommend.

Hipcamper Karen
Karen E.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2018

The cabin was perfect!
We had a very nice, relaxing time and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. :)

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Cabin on the Seven Bends
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