Hipcamp host Steven M.
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The Hidden River Cabin, located in Campsite Area Four  is secluded, with a river view and includes off-grid solar lighting and ventilation. The Cabin also includes a vintage table and two twin mattresses (wrapped in plastic and covered with a 10 mil tarp) upon which to lay your sleeping bags. While the Cabin is designed for two, the cabin grounds will also accommodate a numb

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The Hidden River Cabin, located in Campsite Area Four  is secluded, with a river view and includes off-grid solar lighting and ventilation. The Cabin also includes a vintage table and two twin mattresses (wrapped in plastic and covered with a 10 mil tarp) upon which to lay your sleeping bags. While the Cabin is designed for two, the cabin grounds will also accommodate a number of tent camping sites for family and/or guests. Be aware that there is no "plug-in" electricity.  The Cabin is within steps of a well-water spigot/hose and a fresh water shower.  We now have a newly-installed Comfort Station (pit toilet) , private, fully enclosed and stocked with all needed supplies (tp, wet wipes, etc).  Cell phone calling is spotty, WiFi is non-existent, 4gLTE is usually not available, but word texting often works just fine. We are very proud and pleased to inform our potential guests that the entire Hidden River Camping area has been declared a Certified Wildlife Habitat and registered as a Designated Monarch Butterfly Waystation. Come spend a weekend in a secluded paradise.  Mother Nature awaits!  

Pricing for the Cabin Camping Area is $45 for the Cabin itself (includes two guests), plus there is plenty of space for add'l tents at $10 for each add'l camper.  Children under 12 camp for free when accompanied by a parent.  This park-like property is fabulous beyond belief!

Upon arrival, we will show you around the property and answer any questions you may have.  Beyond that, we believe in leaving the entertainment portion of the program to Mother Nature.  Unless you have a need or a question, your absolute privacy will be respected.

The wide and shallow, sandy-bottomed Staunton River is not only gorgeous, but very suitable for a cool refreshing dip or for tubing, canoeing, kayaking, fishing or just wading on a hot summer day.  

There is also plenty of free firewood (gather/cut/chop your own) on-site.  I do have a limited supply of locally-sourced split logs at $1.00 per piece.  A fresh well-water community spigot is also provided plus a fully enclosed fresh water shower.  We also now have two newly-installed Comfort Stations (pit toilets), private, fully enclosed and well-stocked with all the necessary supplies. 

Immerse yourself for a day or two in the sounds, scents and scenes of unspoiled Nature.  Wildlife sightings as well as bird watching are great here.  From flutter by's of butterflies to screaming bald eagles, at Hidden River Camping you will find total escape from the sirens, traffic and hassles of the city... peace and tranquility, all at a ridiculously reasonable price.  

Be also prepared for the nocturnal sights and sounds of rural America.  There is nothing quite like the experience of standing beneath a sky peppered with bright twinkling stars and colorful planets while fireflies dance and sparkle among the trees!  From farm dogs and coyote, crickets, frogs and other creatures that buzz, croak and call out in the night, to the rhythmic sounds of the coal train that rolls along the far side of the river... at Hidden River you will experience the kind of unique in-country sleep that ultimately culminates in the morning aromas of coffee, bacon and eggs popping and sizzling over a crackling fire.

4WD or AWD vehicles recommended or we can help get your gear to your campsite.  There is no access for trailers, campers, RV's or pop-ups.  Tent or cabin camping only.

All campsite areas are kept neatly mowed, but because we are a Certified Wildlife Habitat, much of the grounds at Hidden River Camping are kept as near-natural as possible and include the normal perils of Nature.  Camping at Hidden River is always At Your Own Risk.

Camping at Hidden River is only available Friday through Monday.  Please... no requests for "Same Day" reservations after 6pm.  Also, try to arrive here before 8:00pm.  It's much easier to find your campsite and set up while it is still light out.  Late arrivals can be arranged, but remember, we are just normal go-to-bed-early country folks (LOL). 

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
No kitchen
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Steven a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Canoeing and kayaking are great when the water is right, which is most of the Summer and Fall.

Fishing

Folks are catching trout, catfish, stripers, white bass, walleye and other species native to the river in this area. It's an ab...Read more

Hiking

Within an hour of Peaks of Otter. Wonderful well marked hiking trails (from novice to experienced) and gorgeous waterfalls.

Paddling

This river is GREAT for kayaking! It's about 150' wide and mostly shallow. For more experienced kayakers, launch upstream in ...Read more

Swimming

Swim or wade in the shallows. The river is clean, clear (usually), shallow and Oh SO Refreshing in the summer!

Whitewater paddling

There are a few mild whitewater areas in the river between Altavista and here. Be safe and ENJOY!

Wildlife watching

Where to begin??? We have mammals, like deer, possums, raccoons, river otters, beaver, ground hogs... heck, I even found a stra...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Cabin @ Hidden River in Virginia.

Forest

Visit Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest in Lynchburg... about 45 min away.

Mountainous

We are located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Majestic mountain scenery abounds at almost every turn. The Blue...Read more

Prairie, meadow, or plain

We also have large grassy areas available for recreation. Throw a football or a baseball; set up your Cornhole or horseshoes. ...Read more

River, stream or creek

Words cannot describe the natural beauty and majesty of this river, officially designated as one of the "12 Scenic Rivers of Vi...Read more

Swimming hole

It's all about getting in the river!

Wetlands

Being in a natural riparian area, there are also wetlands on the property. We have planted shade and butterfly gardens and Mot...Read more

Farm

We farm landscape shrubs and perennials for a local garden center. During the growing season, we also usually have a selection...Read more

Ranch

We farm landscape shrubs and perennials for a local garden center. During the growing season, we also usually have a selection...Read more

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Hipcamper Jen
Jen R.
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May 28th, 2019

Amazing place! We met Steven and his wife (and their sweet dog) when we got there and they gave us the tour. Really nice, personable people. You can tell they have put in a lot of work to get it to how great it is. She told us about the plants she grows for butterflies and explained what makes it a Monarch Way Station. They are also starting an orchard and there are blueberry bushes that we were told to help ourselves to. The outdoor toilet was very clean, well stocked, and even had been adorably landscaped with flowers around it! The cabin was super cute and extremely well maintained. The screened in porch was a nice retreat for the few minutes of rain we ended up getting!
We spent the whole day at the river and it really is clear with a shallow, sandy bottom. Caught a few catfish in it at dusk. We saw deer, rabbits, probably 20 pileated woodpeckers, a variety of butterflies, and heard a chuck-wills-widow throughout the night. The stars were plentiful and I've never seen anything like all the fireflies in the trees at night. It looked like the tree tops were sparkling! Incredible!
Would love to visit again soon!

Hipcamper Lauryn S.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2019
Property
HIDDEN RIVER CAMPING
State
Virginia
$45/night
1 Site