Welcome to a premier outdoor experience just minutes from the western part of Richmond, VA! Taylor Farm has something for everyone to do, whether it's fishing, hiking, biking, relic hunting, camping or paddling. Across these 287 acres, you'll find:- miles of manicured trails for 2 legged, 4 legged, and mountain bike exploring-a deep 2 acre pond loaded with fish-manicured c
Welcome to a premier outdoor experience just minutes from the western part of Richmond, VA! Taylor Farm has something for everyone to do, whether it's fishing, hiking, biking, relic hunting, camping or paddling. Across these 287 acres, you'll find:- miles of manicured trails for 2 legged, 4 legged, and mountain bike exploring-a deep 2 acre pond loaded with fish-manicured campsite and picnic area adjacent to the pond-wide variety of flora, fauna and wildlife to observe and enjoy-fresh, seasonal produce - a remote experience not far from town
Come out and enjoy an afternoon or the weekend on Taylor Farm!
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
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Great site, saving it to go again!
I had a great experience here! Only about 45 minutes outside of Richmond, yet the site is pretty far from any main road in the middle of the farm and right next to a peaceful pond with beautiful lily pads. There was a boat you could use to row around. We saw a beaver hanging out on the far side of the pond around dusk, and the frogs around the water started singing to us around the same time. The host came down as we were setting up camp and invited us to fish if we wanted, let us know about the wildlife around, and she even brought us fresh water jugs and soapy water buckets to wash hands with. Other than that, we were happy to have a very private and quiet weekend. Lots of trees around for hanging a hammock, lots of wooded trails around that would have been great to walk, but this trip we ended up just enjoying a lazy afternoon... we'll be back to check them out another weekend! At night we could hear a bunch of dogs barking somewhere in the distance (maybe a neighboring farm?) but wasn't too loud to keep us up. Only thing I recommend is booking in advance to get in touch with the host about the correct address (the map and coordinates were funky in the confirmation email I received), so you're not scrambling to make sure you have directions like I did. :)
15/10, awesome private getaway!!
My friend and I stayed here when we wanted a last minute camping getaway, but found out that all of the tent sites for state parks in the area were booked up.
This was WAY better than one of the state parks!!
There was miscommunication with Outdoor access and Barbara, the host - luckily we ran into her on her way driving out, and even though she had no idea we were coming, the place was perfectly prepared!! She escorted us the the site, which has a boat with paddles that you can take out onto the water, and even a little spot with dangling beer cans to shoot your pistol! There were trails around the property, and we took out group of three dogs exploring while we sipped some wine on our walk. We only tried fishing for 15 minutes or so, but we just weren't having luck that day! The lillypads are thick near the edge, but there's a specific spot where there aren't any at the edge that you can cast your line out at. We heard a beaver we think, and saw fish jumping out of the pond.
Barbara came down in the morning and brought us muffins from her friend that bakes for a local place, and even gave us a few fresh eggplants from her garden to cook up! We were only the second group to stay there, and she asked if there was anything she could improve on - and we couldn't think of any suggestions. I just wish we had known to bring some target ammo for our pistols! Also bring your own firewood - there's been so much rain lately that it was a challenge making a fire from what we gathered. Barbara even told us we could stay past 10am if we wanted to enjoy it a bit more - I definitely would have if I didn't have to work that same night!
All in all, 15 out of 10 and I 100 percent plan on staying here again! The stars were also so gorgeous, and there weren't any trees blocking the view!
Had to cancel, but look how pretty!
I stayed a week and a half prior to the booking, so I had Barbara's contact info. I had already told her that my boyfriend and I were coming up for a get away, and texted her to give her a heads up that we weren't able to make it :(. She sent me a photo of the beautiful sunflowers and picnic table blanket she put up, so I at least got to enjoy the photo! 😍. This woman goes above and beyond all expectations! I ended up staying a couple days later by myself (see next review for that and photos!)
Everything you could wish for!
My dog and I spent a night backpacking at Shenandoah National Park Monday night, and stayed here Tuesday night when he was just over our little hiking escapades, but I wasn't quite ready to go back home yet!
I invited Barbara to come hang out with us, I could use a little human company and she is great company for sure! We had a great time, this is my second time staying, and I knew to bring some spare ammo to shoot off some rounds this time! I paddled around in the boat too - it wouldn't let me add photos to the last review, but I'll add photos if I can figure out how to include them!
This place is great, Barbara will leave you to yourself to enjoy your private and secluded getaway - or if you're like me and want some company, she'll happily hang out with you and give you a your of the trails and farm if you'd like!! Fishing, boat, trails, shooting, beautiful view of the sky and stars.. what more could you possibly ask for in a camping place?!
Very private and serene
Barbara's spot is serene and very private. She left us to ourselves and only stopped by to check on us our last night before a big rainstorm. She left us water and cooking utensils for the firepit. There are 2 tables and 4 or 5 chairs provided by the fire pit area as well as a large porta potty with a bucket toilet. We only wish it didn't rain so much or we would have taken out the boat, done some fishing and perhaps put our tent site on lower ground. The trails are well kept/mowed and very wide. Don't forget the bug spray, the pond is beautiful but there were lots of tiny mosquitos but one expects that when camping. Make sure to follow the hosts directions... Google maps does not take you to the correct place from the Hipcamp site. We got the directions from the host the day before our trip and they were pretty easy to follow. We hope to try to take the kids back in the Spring!