Hipcamp host Stefani J.
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Madpeper Blessing gets it name from the Madison/Culpeper County line that passes through the property. You can camp in either Madison County or Culpeper County or even BOTH at the same time. Our effort to purchase the land and build our home was a 4 year exercise in determination and tenacity. In June 2016, the land was blessed. A directional sign posted at the entrance

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Madpeper Blessing gets it name from the Madison/Culpeper County line that passes through the property. You can camp in either Madison County or Culpeper County or even BOTH at the same time. Our effort to purchase the land and build our home was a 4 year exercise in determination and tenacity. In June 2016, the land was blessed. A directional sign posted at the entrance directed guests to the "Madpeper Blessing" and the name stuck.  Our intent has always been to develop a farm on this 13-acre open hay field where family and friends can experience the peace and beautiful views of the Blue Ridge, including Skyline Drive and Old Rag. 

Bring your camping gear and stay a while.  Watch the sun rise to the tree lined east and watch the sun go to sleep over the Blue Ridge.  Listen for wild turkey, snorting deer and morning rooster crows or watch the evening fire flies dance.  For quick walk, head down the road to Novum Baptist Church and take in the view of Novum's little valley.  For avid hikers, take a 7-mile hike to the Robinson River or take a 20 minute drive to the Old Rag trail head and wave to us from the top.  Book your date on the full moon and bask in its glow or check the meteor shower schedule.  Cook on the charcoal grill and eat at the picnic table, the same table we used when we first started camping there.

For those who want to experience nature but would like to venture into town, you will enjoy the history, wineries and shops of both Madison (15 minutes south) and Culpeper (15 minutes north).  Skyline Drive Swift Run Gap entrance is 30 miles away, where you can experience the amazing views in all directions.

Enjoy a  complimentary wine tasting coupon for Prince Michele Winery down the road.  Tell them Stefani sent you.  AND remember to sign our guest book.   We hope to see you soon!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Toilet available
No campfires
No pets
Max size unknown
No hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Have a question? Send Stefani a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Natural features you'll find at Madpeper Blessing in Virginia.

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Hipcamper justine
Justine H.
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May 29th, 2018

This is a lovely quiet spot, minutes drive from the beautiful Shenandoah Park and little villages. The site is basic, but comfortable and as advertised, and the hosts were responsive to our questions. Bring a bucket or other water carrier so you can take water from the house up to your site for washing. Up on the hill our tent was surrounded by fireflies in the evening as we enjoyed the view and listened to the night creatures.

Hipcamper Stefani
Response from Stefani, the Host, on May 29th, 2018

Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the advice of a water bucket. We are new at this and always looking for ways to improve. Safe travels.

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Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren P.
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May 29th, 2018

Awesome spot!

Hipcamper Stefani
Response from Stefani, the Host, on July 2nd, 2018

Thank you Lauren. Hope you enjoyed your road trip. Safe travels!

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Hipcamper Tommy
Tommy O.
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July 1st, 2018

Great spot with a beautiful view of sunset and sunrise!

Hipcamper Stefani
Response from Stefani, the Host, on July 2nd, 2018

Thank you Tommy. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you had a great hike with the kids!

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Hipcamper Faith
Faith J.
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July 8th, 2018

I absolutely loved my visit! Stefani was so helpful and provided everything my group and I needed for our stay. It was a nice private spot and perfect for stargazing. I recommend this site to anyone camping in the Shenandoah area!

Hipcamper Stefani
Response from Stefani, the Host, on July 8th, 2018

Thanks Faith. You were great guests. Come back anytime. Safe travels!

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Hipcamper Emma
Emma G.
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August 8th, 2018

Madpeper Blessing was a beautiful place to spend a few nights in Shenandoah. We fell asleep to crickets and woke to birdsong, and got to watch some of the most spectacular stars imaginable. We slept very well! The site is just about 30 minutes from the entrance to the National Park. It's was bare-bones but obviously well cared for--recently mowed grass, a grill with charcoal and lighter fluid and a picnic table. It was out in a meadow with quite a few houses within view, which was fine except for the bucket toilets.

The buckets were clean (lined with fresh bags and clean sawdust, with a clean toilet seat lid on top) but there was no place to use them privately. It was easy enough to change our clothes in the car or tent, but we made a point of using the restrooms elsewhere before we got to camp each night. That wasn't a huge deal, just took a bit of forethought--overall, we had a great stay!

Beautiful morning at Madpeper Blessing!
Hipcamper Stefani
Response from Stefani, the Host, on August 12th, 2018

Thank you Emma. We completely agree about the toileting privacy. We are working on a practickal solution. We're happy you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Dan
Dan C.
recommends this listing.
October 28th, 2018

We had a great experience here! We were met by the host as we arrived and we were shown where to set up. We had a pop up camper. There wasn't a large flat space, but we found a spot that worked pretty well. Spent the day hiking in the Shenendoah National Park.

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Hipcamper Nick
Nick M.
recommends this listing.
March 25th, 2019

Site was perfect for an overnight getaway. The site is about an hour from Washington DC and is in the foothills of Virginia facing Shenandoah National Park. The camp site is in the front of the property amongst a field, the site had a picnic table, small portable grill and compost buckets for a toilet. The positives are the site is easy to find, if you need anything then a target is about 20 mins away. The site is relatively flat and would not be a flood concern, it has beautiful views of the mountains and optimal location for sunsets and sunrises. We were blessed with an incredible starry night, even a few shooting stars. The host is super responsive and friendly, even walked up a new calf to the site which was fun to interact with The drawbacks are you are close to a road, while it is a gravel road there was fair amount of car noise during the night, and the other is the grill. I recommend bringing charcoal already dipped in lighter fluid as it took us a bit to get the fire going. There is limited privacy during the spring as the field had not grown in.

This is a fun one night getaway.

Hipcamper Chris D.
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September 30th, 2018
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May 28th, 2018
Property
Madpeper Blessing
State
Virginia
$15/night
1 Site