Hipcamp host Carol W.
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The Woodland Retreat provides an opportunity to pitch your tents, hang your hammocks, or set up a canopy for your fabulous gathering or secluded getaway. Site #1 has a fire pit. Both sites are surrounded by lovely pines, hickories and surrounded by ferns, wildflowers, and enjoyed by the local wildlife of whitetail deer, rabbits, raccoons, turtles. Stargazing at night, listening
The Woodland Retreat provides an opportunity to pitch your tents, hang your hammocks, or set up a canopy for your fabulous gathering or secluded getaway. Site #1 has a fire pit. Both sites are surrounded by lovely pines, hickories and surrounded by ferns, wildflowers, and enjoyed by the local wildlife of whitetail deer, rabbits, raccoons, turtles. Stargazing at night, listening to owls while snuggling up in a sleeping bag is a great way to spend an evening. The site #2 is farther from the house and has a burn barrel. Both places offer an outstanding experience far from sounds of traffic and busy lives. Great place to see the stars and identify constellations with no light pollution. The night sounds are awesome, too.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Moderate walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Carol a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Nature Trails Guided Tour

I've lived on this 10 acre property for 22 years and I'd love to show you aro...Read more

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Firewood bundle

Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Two roads provide an opportunity for biking. Check with Carol about renting bikes or use your own. Local bike trails are also l...Read more


5 mile DRIVE down the road there is a boat landing available for a minimal fee. Beautiful place for boating, kayaking and fishi...Read more


Marked trails with benches and chairs surround the ten acres and overlook the woods.

Wildlife watching

Super wildlife and birdwatching opportunities. Scarlet tanagers, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, cardinals, nuthatches, chickadees, ...Read more


Natural features you'll find at Woodland Retreat in Virginia.


Enchanting woods where deer, rabbits, turtles and other animals roam freely.


Our secluded subdivision includes 10 and 2 and a half acre lots with a private tar and chip road to my house. Fun for short bik...Read more


We’re part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed so we see may water loving insects such as dragonflies.


Ten acres includes Monarch Watch butterfly gardens and natural woods. Floral gardens and bluebird boxes, suet and sunflower se...Read more


Gravel driveway allows access for vehicles up to the house. Trails around the property allow access into the woods.

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Hipcamper Jordan
Jordan W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 3rd, 2018

A beautiful spot in the woods. Definitely a good visit for fall, the sun looked so pretty coming in through the leaves. The host was such a nice lady. She gave us cookies straight from the oven! 10/10 would recommend.

Woodland Retreat
Hipcamper Kathrine
Kathrine S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 5th, 2019

Staying here was an amazing experience. Carol was an amazing host with a beautiful property. She gave us a tour of her property and allowed us to chose where we wanted to camp. There were 2 campsites: one near the house and one that was farther away. We opted for the campsite that was farther away. Carol left us with a golf cart to transport our camping gear to our site which was nice. The campsite itself was clean and well taken care of. I would highly reccomend coming if you have the time.

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Hipcamper Andy

Froggy and friendly!

Andy G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 8th, 2019

It was raining but Carol gave me the full tour to let me pick out my spot. A delight to talk to along the way.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Elizabeth B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 11th, 2019

We had a wonderful experience staying here! The site was beautiful and Carol was very kind and accommodating. I would absolutely recommend staying here, and I hope to return soon!

Hipcamper Kristina
Kristina G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 13th, 2019

We visited Carolzy’s Secert Garden for a family camping trip and it was above everything we expected! Carol showed us great hospitality and the site was wonderful! I was traveling with two kids on their first camping trip and they absolutely loved it! Carol was very accommodating and friendly, she even invited us to join a family gather she was hosting when we arrived. I felt safe and was glad I found this camping site! We will definitely be camping here again!

Hipcamper Elizabeth

Above and beyond

Elizabeth N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
August 4th, 2019

Being greeted by Carol’s beautiful presence kicked off our weekend with big smiles! The campsite was more secluded than I’ve ever experienced before; the preparation of the site and accommodations were so much more than I expected. Carol’s hospitality was so comforting and warm, there is no doubt we will be back. Garden views, fresh farm eggs from her neighbor, and her spunky, adorable pup Roxi made us feel like we’ve come home. I’ve already raved to friends, family, and camp-lovers alike about our amazing stay at Carol’s and our first hipcamp experience! (P.S. we’re even Snapchat friends with Carol now, she’s honestly the best!)

Hipcamper Erie

Beautiful butterfly-filled oasis

Erie M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 1st, 2019

A cozy butterfly-filled oasis in the woods. Carol has several camping spots on her beautiful property. We stayed in a secluded spot surrounded by the woods and loved the sounds of nature. She leant us a golf cart to get our supplies to the spot, and we loved meeting her tiny pup Roxie. A great spot to camp!

Looking from the edge of the property towards the pretty trail back to the houseWe camped in a secluded spot near the edge of the property.Beautiful trees surrounded our camping spotThe camp site was dog friendly, so we brought our tiny senior citizen.
Hipcamper Jacob
Jacob C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 16th, 2019

Carol was a great host and the camp site/area was great. I would come back here in a heart beat and would recommend to anyone.

Hipcamper sara

Hideaway close to everything

Sara B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 7th, 2019

Beautiful woods and the campsite was wonderfully secluded , at night you felt like the only person in the world ( that’s a good thing) I have to cram everything in short vacations so I wanted to camp close enough to get to downtown Richmond and her place was perfect. The campsite was safe and clean and carol greeted me with a beer a sweet tiny dog and a golf cart ride to hoof my stuff effortlessly to the woods. She has an Airbnb in the wonderful house as well so if you’re on the fence you have options. I would absolutely stay again when I return - thanks carol!

Fire pit ready to go Really relaxing spot
Carolzy’s Secret Gardens
United States
2 Sites

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