We are located 1.4 miles off of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Floyd County, VA. Enjoy camping inside a magical circle of wild rhododendron, surrounded by peaceful forest. The site is accessible from our long, gravel driveway, and includes a picnic table and fire ring. There is a full bathroom in our studio outbuilding, which is less than a three minute walk from the campsite. There are nearby hiking trails, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is easily accessible for bicycling. Floyd County offers kayaking, tubing, and fishing as well.
The town of Floyd is a 15-20 minute drive from us - and home to the Floyd Country Store which is famous for the Friday Night Jamboree. Floyd has wonderful shops and galleries, fabulous coffee roasters, organic farms, local wineries, a bee sanctuary, and terrific restaurants. There is a seasonal Saturday Floyd Farmers Market (open May 5th - November 17th in 2018) that can't be beat!
- 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
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at In the Sticks
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Lovely tent site in the woods with a canopy of trees overhead. We had shower and bathroom access about a 3 minute walk from the tent and the hosts were wonderful. I highly recommend this gem of a camping sport to anyone traveling the parkway or visiting Floyd.
We stayed here for six nights in mid August and actually spent most of that time at the campsite. Our hosts were awesome. When we got there, they showed us around and Lindsey had information on the surrounding area and Tom was telling us about this place you could pick blackberries just up the road. We ventured out a few times to a nice little hike at the smart view recreation are, it was maybe a 5 min drive, but for the most part we were just happy, and quite comfortable, staying at camp and watching the fire. Lindsey headed out a few times and when she saw us she would ask if we needed anything from the store or in town. We had rain everyday except for the last day. Mostly it rained from mid-late evening all the way into early morning, sometimes continuing until lunch and then scattered showers. Surprisingly enough we never had puddles at camp and not once did we step in any mud. The forest floor remained somewhat damp but given the amount of rain we had, I was amazed that we weren't sloshing mud into the tent. The other thing I was surprised at was that it didn't seem 'buggy'. Again, all that rain and we were NOT constantly swatting gnats and mosquitos! There was a nice wooden platform that you could use as a tent pad. We brought a 10'X20' tarp with us and fashioned a rain shelter/camp kitchen/wood storage area on the platform. There is a nice thick canopy which offered a lot of protection from the elements. Everything that the description says is accurate. The bathroom/shower is very close to camp. A nice thing about the bathroom is that there are some outlets in there so you can charge your devices if you need to. There was a table and I think 5 or 6 stumps. We used the stumps for seating and also step stools to help us hang things up. There is also a wash bucket at the site. This came in handy to rinse our dishes and when we needed to do a quick batch of laundry. Lindsey happened to come by when we had the laundry drying over the campfire and offered to let us hang our clothes on their line by the house if we needed. Again, awesome hosts. We had plenty of wood to keep our fire going. There was a handcart you could use to make taking wood back to camp easier. There was also an axe if you needed to split something. The site itself is nestled in a grove of trees and offers a lot of privacy. Occasionally you could here a car go down the road, but you cant see the road from camp. You could here cows in the distance. Some of the neighbor dogs cam by once but they basically came by sniffed around and left. They were nice, one only had 3 legs. Surprisingly they didn't beg for food or attention just kind of popped over said hi and left. Evening and early morning were chilly. I had a fleece jacket on during that time so if you go, and I recommend you do, definitely remember you're in the mountains and it gets cold, yes even if mid august. I don't know if it was because of the canopy but we were comfortable during the day, not hot/cold or muggy. The campsite is surrounded by woods that provide fairly easy walking. Nice tree coverage but not so thick you have to fight your way through it. There is a trail on the property but we did not do that. There are plenty of places to hang a hammock. Check out some of the photos we took. I believe this site will work for a lot of different people. We didn't want to explore too much and had a good time just at the site. However if you were looking to have the option to explore you have Flyod, Roanoke and Blacksburg (I believe) all within 20-30 mins. You are also about maybe 10 mins from the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are many other hiking trails in the area. The best part about this site are the hosts. We had Lindsey and Tom over for marshmallow roasting the last night and they want to make the site great, we thought it was already, but they want to know what their guests want and they want to try and provide that. We found this to be an amazing site and would definitely be back. Thank you Tom and Lindsey for sharing you site with us we had an amazing time. -Bridgette, Mel &Thor