**If you have an RV or trailer you must book our RV site. This listing is for TENTS ONLY.**

We have a farmette between Abingdon and Damascus, VA that is located directly in the famous rails-to-trails Virginia Creeper Trail. We are also lucky enough to be on the South Fork of the Holsten River which offers great canoeing and rafting! The Appalachian Trail runs right th

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**If you have an RV or trailer you must book our RV site. This listing is for TENTS ONLY.**

We have a farmette between Abingdon and Damascus, VA that is located directly in the famous rails-to-trails Virginia Creeper Trail. We are also lucky enough to be on the South Fork of the Holsten River which offers great canoeing and rafting! The Appalachian Trail runs right through downtown Damascus and we have hosted several Thru Hikers that have come to town for our annual Trail Days every May. We are a working hog farm that is low on the hustle and bustle but BIG on the hospitality!!

** Kids over 2 years old count as people.

**Firewood is included 

**Farm fresh, free-range eggs are available for purchase at our farm ($3/dzn) along with USDA inspected 1 lb bulk sausage (varieties we usually have on hand are: mild, hot, hot italian, and medium $3/lb)

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Toilet available
Pets allowed
No campfires
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
RV details
Pull-in site, max length 20ft
Ask about television hookup
Ask about generators
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
No hookups
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fall Fun

Experience the sites and sounds of our working farm this fall.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Creeper Trail TENT Camping in Virginia.

Farm

We are a working pig farm. We also have free range chickens and roosters. The cats wander around and "help".

River, stream or ...

The vibe at Creeper Trail TENT Camping

Places to see near Genesis Farm

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Hipcamper Terah
Terah B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 3rd, 2017

Genesis Farm is a little slice of tranquility right on the Virginia Creeper Trail, about five minutes outside of Damascus, VA. Owners Darren and Valerie are the picture of southern hospitality and were eager to help with whatever I needed.

Upon arrival, we were greeted with all the sights, sounds, and smells of a country farm. We made it just in time for feeding the animals and Valerie was more than happy to let my kids join in the fun. Genesis Farm is a working hog farm and they have sausage and pork belly, along with farm fresh eggs available for purchase.

We set up our tent by the barn on a level clearing in the front yard. The location was great, but if you don't want to be located next to the barn there are a few other places around the property to set up. The kids enjoyed the play set and trampoline that was conveniently located right next to the picnic table and communal fire ring.

Within a three minute walk, you can get to the Virginia Creeper Trail, which is flat and well marked with gravel. There is also a beautiful river that flows alongside the property where you can go tubing or fishing. My kids enjoyed it! The landscape is mountainous and full of beautiful wild flowers and lush green tree canopies.

The bathroom and shower is located inside the house, you can refill water bottles at the sink, and firewood is provided at no charge.

Possible Cons: there are lots of animals. Among which are cats, dogs, hogs, and chickens. So, if you don't like farm life this may not be the place for you. Also, it's not very private.
Pros: It is the perfect spot for through hikers and the Appalachian Trail runs right down the middle of Damascus, so it's a great spot for camping. You have great amenities like flush toilets, hot showers, and free firewood. Plus, you can't go wrong with hosts like Darren and Valerie. Their hospitality and kindness are unmatched and we felt right at home there!

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Hipcamper Rachel
Rachel C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 23rd, 2019

Hosts very friendly, especially cat and dog! Site was nice. Beautiful area, big dark sky for stars. On a farm, so expect roosters in the morning, but that comes with the territory. Not very private, as other people said, but that didn’t matter much to us, and knew that going in, so no surprises there. Great price, nice place, friendly people, don’t know what else you could ask for.

Hipcamper Deirdre
Deirdre H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 25th, 2017

Very welcoming and accommodating! Played with some lovely kittens and cats during my stay. Close to the Creeper Trail which I didn't get to explore much but seems great. And nearby is Mt Rogers/Grayson Highlands State Park where there are very friendly wild ponies. I had a quick stay on the farm, but overall, great experience, would recommend/use again if I'm in the area.

Hipcamper Laura
Laura D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 7th, 2018

Valerie was a gracious host. We came in for a quick over night. She allowed us to use their families indoor bathroom and provided us with free firewood. Waking up to pigs and chickens over coffee was a fun addition. It isn't as private as I expected but otherwise a fine experience.

Hipcamper Beth
Beth D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 4th, 2018

Valerie met us and got us hooked up to water, ele, and Wi-Fi! Very cute place! Would highly recommend!

Hipcamper Alex
Alex N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 13th, 2018

This is a great spot to camp! Lots of room, the hosts are very flexible if you are arriving late like I did, and it's unique and fun to wake up with the chickens, literally. :-)

A lovely morning at camp, panorama from the van
Hipcamper Hillary
Hillary S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 18th, 2018

Valerie was an excellent host and extremely welcoming.

Hipcamper Codi

Perfect farm escape

Codi L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 11th, 2019

Valerie was absolutely amazing! So friendly, welcoming and accommodating. We felt right at home. We loved seeing the farm and hearing about their adventures. Overall, it was a great first experience using hipcamp! So glad we were able to meet these people!

Hipcamper amber
Amber C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 7th, 2019

Probably one of the most generous hosts I have ever met!

Property
Genesis Farm
State
Virginia
$15/night
2 Sites
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