Hipcamp host Michael O.
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You can set up camp right next to the National Forest. This property borders the National Forest and is ideal for AT hikers or those just looking for a private camping spot without any traffic or other people nearby. The property is several acres and is covered with mature hardwoods, fir and mountain laurel that provide nice privacy. There is a nice level area cleared in

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You can set up camp right next to the National Forest. This property borders the National Forest and is ideal for AT hikers or those just looking for a private camping spot without any traffic or other people nearby. The property is several acres and is covered with mature hardwoods, fir and mountain laurel that provide nice privacy. There is a nice level area cleared in the middle with plenty of space for multiple tents. Enjoy a campfire and cook over it if you like. There is a store just a few miles from this property if you needed to get additional provisions. If I am in town and available I am happy to assist.  Great hiking and things to see in Bedford.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
No potable water
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Michael a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Peaceful Seclusion just off AT in Virginia.

Forest
Mountainous

The vibe at Peaceful Seclusion just off AT

Places to see near Mountaintop Utopia

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Hipcamper Katherine
Katherine D.
recommends this listing.
March 26th, 2018

So clean, private, beautiful can just minutes away from some AMAZING hikes!!

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on June 26th, 2018

Thank you so much, am glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Franco

Not for glampers

Franco L.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 5th, 2020

Michael’s directions were pretty accurate, but would caution that there is a decent length of gravel road up some steep hills before arriving at the site. Therefore, would recommend a 4x4 or similar vehicle. There is also limited cell service FYI so make sure to load a map first!

In general, we didn’t hate our experience frankly, but we didn’t love it either. Here are our reasons:
1 - The site seemed pretty unkept. Right next to the campfire was a large box (probably a toilet?) laid horizontally, with a massive blue tarp over it. Certainly a bit strange.
2 - Sitting by the campfire was unsettling, because right next to the fire pit was a wasp/bee hive, and there were several dead rats in a hole next to the pit. I get it though, it’s nature.
3 - If anything, the plastic boxes that housed the utensils were a bit clumsy. They were also consumed by nature (lots of spiders!), and one of the covers fell off - so there was some pooling water and salt(?) on the floor. We didn’t really care though because we had our own tools anyway.

Overall, I wouldn’t recommend the site for glampers but if you’re a through-hiker, or just looking for a night to crash on a road trip (like us) this site isn’t any different than what you’d get in backcountry - though at times it felt like someone’s backyard!

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on July 28th, 2020

Sorry that Franco didn't enjoy his stay, arrived late to the site, and it's primitive so no electricity. So first off, I had hipcampers just before this guest, they were great and had no issues. I checked the site the day before and all was well. No dead rats, or trash...Bees? Possibly, but it's the woods. It's also possible a bear made a mess with the box of kitchen supplies I provided. The tarp covers a countertop (not toilet) for guests to use as well. Not sure what else, read my other reviews. I even refunded almost the entire booking fee. Unfortunately not everyone has expectations in line with what primitive camping is. This is definitely not glamping...also not represented as that. Everyone else has enjoyed.

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Hipcamper Sofia
Sofia M.
recommends this listing.
November 19th, 2018

As city natives we decided to celebrate a birthday by getting out of town and reconnecting with nature, and had such a wonderful time! The space was well maintained and felt very comfortable, safe, and private. Michael was a great host and checked in with us and gave us all the info we needed. We had such a great camping experience and hope to come back again soon!

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on August 8th, 2019

So glad you enjoyed your stay!

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Hipcamper Mariem
Mariem O.
recommends this listing.
April 28th, 2019

Excellent stay! We will be staying here again. Beautiful location and so relaxing.

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on August 8th, 2019

Thanks for coming and happy to have you back anytime!

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Hipcamper Katy

Quiet campsite off the beaten path

Katy Q.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2019

This campsite is perfect if you are looking for a quiet place off the beaten path. We drove in by car and got settled in the early evening. There are a lot of supplies (kitchen gear, candles, etc) located in large containers for your use, along with chairs and a big beautiful fire pit. We saw many fireflies and heard owls in the distance. Michael was very communicative and gave us some recommendations for places to grab food and a drink. (Keep in mind it's a bit of a drive to town; about 25 mins). Thanks for a great stay, Michael!

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on August 8th, 2019

Katy was a pleasure to host. Left the campsite in perfect condition. Very communicative of there schedule and timing.. would certainly host them again! Thanks Katy!

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Hipcamper Emery
Emery M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 18th, 2019

This sight is beautiful and remote. The hammock and the swing were lovely and the fire pit was well maintained but the kitchen supplies were dirty and left in a giant bin with several mice living in it. We had our own cooking supplies so it didn't effect us but I don't think it should be advertised as having a kitchen. Otherwise, its RIGHT off the Blue Ridge Parkway and very convenient if you're traveling that way.

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on May 29th, 2020

Glad you enjoyed the site...and full disclosure, mice do live in the woods.

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Hipcamper Eric
Eric B.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2019

Michael was very quick to respond and the site was exactly as described. Enjoyed it very much!

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on May 29th, 2020

So glad you enjoyed the visit.

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Hipcamper Ben
Ben S.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2020

Very private, nice campsite

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on May 29th, 2020

Thanks Ben...Welcome back anytime.

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Hipcamper Kyra
Kyra S.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2020

This spot is a gem in Southern VA! It’s way up in the mountains so you’re pretty secluded, and you get a nice amount of land to set up camp. There is already a huge fire pit waiting with two chairs for you to use. There is a ton of space to set up a table, hammock, tent, and more. It was a really great night of camping and it is close to Sharp Top Mountain which is definitely worth the hike. The entryway to the campsite is a bit rocky so I would be careful driving there.

Property
Mountaintop Utopia
State
Virginia
Country
United States
$46/night
1 Site
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