Hipcamp host Ashley S.
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An escape to mid century Appalachia - One bedroom dry cabin, with everything you need to step back in time; while still having the luxury of electricity! Easily heat water on the electric stove for baths and coffee, keep your drinks chilled in the refrigerator, and still have the experience of an outdoor toilet, bathing in a wash basin (or in warmer months, an outdoor showe


An escape to mid century Appalachia - One bedroom dry cabin, with everything you need to step back in time; while still having the luxury of electricity! Easily heat water on the electric stove for baths and coffee, keep your drinks chilled in the refrigerator, and still have the experience of an outdoor toilet, bathing in a wash basin (or in warmer months, an outdoor shower), and cooking outdoors over a fire.

Located just 15 min from downtown Dayton and 20 min from downtown Harrisonburg!

Camp Bear Wallow is an experience! Enjoy the peaceful setting, with a stream running through, hiking and mountain biking in the neighboring national forest, and simply relaxing with nature! All while having the amenities, of heat, electricity, and a kitchen!

The kitchen has the major appliances: refrigerator with freezer, oven, stove, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker.It even has “running water” with 5 gallon water jugs and a camp water pump, making dish washing easy! Along with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, a French press and coffee grinder. We stock the basics, water (15 gallons, and we’ll bring more if you need it!l, just send us a message! There’s a hot and cold water dispenser, for drinking water. Also in the refrigerator, you’ll find basic condiments. In the pantry, along with the dishes and silverware, you’ll find pancake mix, syrup, salt, pepper and oils. There are also teas and coffee: beans, ground, and instant!

The bedroom has a bunk bed; full size bed on the bottom and twin bed on top. There will be fresh linens on the beds, with extras stored, with the linens for the living room futon, if needed.

Towels and cloths: kitchen towels and dish cloths, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths and “dirt towels” (located by the front door), are provided.

There is a wash basin for bathing in the bedroom with soap, shampoo and conditioner provided. Extra bath towels and wash cloths are stored below; along with toiletries you may have forgotten.

The living room has front porch access and is equipped with a futon that folds out just larger than a twin bed. Linens for the futon are located in the storage Ottoman, along with the boars games. There is also a well worn in green reclining chair that is original to the cabin, the perfect place to read, or nap! A play-kitchen with play food and dishes is also in the living room, a great indoor activity for the children on rainy days or sleepy mornings. We keep a stock of local interest books, maps and tourism attractions; as well as a few novels. You’re welcome to take the novels with you, if you’re not done reading. If you can, leave one behind!

The toilet is a clean Johnny house, with toilet paper and cedar shavings, to keep things fresh. There is extra toilet paper, in the cabin, which you may want to take out with you — on cool winter nights, warm toilet paper is nice. :-)

Cleaning products are located below the pantry, if you need them, but we have a cleaning team, just leave the place broom swept, with dishes clean, we’ll take care of the rest!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Ashley a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Midcentury Appalachian Tiny Home in Virginia.

River, stream, or...

The vibe at Midcentury Appalachian Tiny Home

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Hipcamper Jenna

Charming getaway, great for kids!

Jenna C.
recommends this listing.
March 30th, 2020

I’ve never been to a campsite that was exactly what we wanted before, but this was it! For a family of 4 with 2 kids it was perfect. The cabin is cute, safe, clean, and well-equipped. There is a small stream on one side of the cabin and a river on the other, plus a big portion of flat land around the cabin and behind it - perfect for flashlight tag, bocce ball (which the hosts provided), or just letting your kids explore for hours. One evening it rained, but we were able to easily cook inside and stay occupied on the large front porch. Would absolutely recommend and stay again!

Hipcamper Michael

Great little place. we'll return.

Michael C.
recommends this listing.
August 13th, 2020

Great little house. Host responded helpfully about local questions (fishing, stargazing). The cooking fire outside was great, with available wood, and stove/oven worked as well. Stream in the back was lovely.The bunk beds great for the kids - the futon was not so good for 2 adults, ended up using sleeping pad instead. We'll be back!

Hipcamper Miles


Miles H.
recommends this listing.
March 31st, 2020

Very cute and cozy cabin. We loved being able to cook inside in the fully-functional kitchen to avoid rain, but also spent a lot of time at the fire pit, playing bocce ball, or letting the kids slosh around in the creek. Lovely spot!

Hipcamper Craig

A lovely little cabin in the woods!

Craig I.
recommends this listing.
May 19th, 2020

Our family had a lovely time in our three nights at the cabin. The setting is peaceful, and the location is a perfect location to reach all kinds of outdoor pursuits. We enjoyed the adjacent stream and grounds, where our kids were free to explore and search for frogs and crayfish. There was space to play wiffle ball and frisbee, as well as a terrific outdoor picnic table and fireplace, where we ate all of our meals and grilled hot dogs and smores. The cabin itself was very comfortable, and there is plenty of space for a big family. To top it all off, the host, Ashley, is extremely hospitable and graciously includes a thoughtful pantry of items that we took advantage of, including smores ingredients and pancake mix--thanks so much! The kitchen includes the items you need to do any type of cooking! We loved our time at the cabin and can't wait to return!

Hipcamper Celeste

Tiny cabin in shenandoah valley!

Celeste F.
recommends this listing.
May 30th, 2020

What strange times we're living in! With Shenandoah National Park opening most of its trails up, we decided to disconnect for a few days and stay someplace close by (the campgrounds there are still closed at this time). We were able to maintain a safe social distance from the other campers in the surrounding cabins without feeling too exposed. The streams and surrounding land were fun to explore and we made use of the fireplace and grilled some burgers for dinner. The rain came down later at night, but we enjoyed playing games and relaxing on the front porch. The cabin is under an hour away from the national park so we took advantage of that and hiked a few trails after our stay at the cabin. We forgot to sign the guest book before heading out but would love to stay a second time around!

Sign at the front entranceEntrance to Midcentury Appalachian Tiny HomeFueling up with brunch before a hikeHiking in the nearby Shenandoah National Park - only 45 min away!
Hipcamper DELETED

Weekend retreat

Deleted H.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2020

We loved our stay at Camp Bear Wallow! Perfect "glamping" weekend retreat complete with two babbling brooks straddling the house, lush forest, perfect setup for outdoor fire and picnic, and topped off with AC in the bedroom. I highly recommend this property.

Hipcamper Vishnu

Unique experience

Vishnu K.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2020

Staying in this place is an unique experience. Well kept house with all amenities and so much privacy.

Hipcamper Brandon
Brandon W.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2020

It was pretty quiet. The. House was very nice and had everything needed Well supplied Host greeted us and gave information about things. Very informative. Would recommend to friend or anyone to stay at.

Hipcamper Brittany

Great way to unplug!

Brittany H.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2020

The trip started off with a rough patch (we didn't know how to get in and we didn't have cell service so we had to drive to go find it), but Ashley was very accommodating and responded quickly to our messages. And overall we had a great time! Ashley provided us with s'mores ingredients, her daughters started a little fire for us the first night, and we checked out a lot of local hikes. The tiny house was simple and rustic, with no running water and an outhouse/outdoor shower. It was lovely to sit on the porch in the mornings, with a hot cup of tea, a warm breakfast, and the numerous bird calls.

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