Our little hut is made from recycled materials and wood saplings. It is surrounded by woods, quiet and peaceful. It is about a six minute walk from your parking spot, mostly level, slightly steep toward the end, please keep this in mind when deciding what to bring. We provide clean sheets, pillows and blanket. It has a two burner propane cooktop, basic cooking equipmen
Our little hut is made from recycled materials and wood saplings. It is surrounded by woods, quiet and peaceful. It is about a six minute walk from your parking spot, mostly level, slightly steep toward the end, please keep this in mind when deciding what to bring. We provide clean sheets, pillows and blanket. It has a two burner propane cooktop, basic cooking equipment, as well as cooking oil, some basic common condiments, teas and a pour over coffee set up. We also provide a cooler with frozen jugs, and water for drinking and washing up. There is a nearby hot shower available for your use. The outhouse is a short walk and very private. Close by is a fire pit and seasoned firewood. We live on the property and will respond to questions and concerns in a timely manner, we want you to have an enjoyable stay. We are located 10 miles from the New River Trail State Park Fries trail head, about 5 miles to public access to the New River and about 35 miles to Grayson Highlands State Park. There are numerous opportunities for hearing Old Time and Bluegrass music in the area.
There is good cell phone signal for our local carrier, not sure about others.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Handmade Hut in the Woods in Virginia.
The vibe at Handmade Hut in the Woods
Places to see near Ra Ridge
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Secluded and serene.
We needed some isolated time in nature, and with this hut, we got it. Patrick was a great host that provided us with all the information we needed in a hand written hut manual that he provided us upon arrival. The attention to detail that Patrick has put into this hut is ever apparent and you can see that it was a labor of love. The hut is in a beautiful location, close to a stream with little waterfalls, as well as a short hike to a beautiful overlook. It also came stocked with basic necessities for cooking, first aid, cleaning, and more. We also very much enjoyed the fire pit with the built in rock seats. This was the perfect wooded escape that we were searching for and I wish we couldn’t stayed a little longer. We would definitely return for another visit and hope to do so in the near future.
The perfect escape!
Patrick has an absolutely amazing thing going on. His place can only be described as a dream for the nature lover. This was my first time using Hipcamp and with Patrick’s attention to detail and his accommodating nature I don’t know how the experience could have been any better!
Peaceful private retreat
We enjoyed our 2 nights at Ra Ridge very much and plan to return. The hut was cozy, comfortable and well appointed with everything from basic kitchen needs to chairs and blankets for outside, flashlights, solar lights and earplugs for whippoorwills should they become annoying. Patrick is very accommodating and concerned for your comfort . The property is beautiful and peaceful and shows the decades of love and work that has gone into it.
He is careful to disinfect the hut during these pandemic days.
This property is well located for exploring the highland region. We hiked to the Channels one day and did a long loop through Grayson Highland State Park the next day.
This was the perfect little escape.
I regret that I was in town for business, because I would’ve liked to have a day dedicated to exploring the property and enjoying everything Patrick has done with the place.
The woods were wonderful to sleep in, the bed was comfortable, and the sounds helped me drift to sleep. Mornings were beautiful and peaceful.
Everything I could’ve needed was there. I will be going back, hopefully soon!
Patrick was very accommodating and gave a thorough tour. The campsite was very nice. The pictures don't do this place justice. We would definitely go back! This was our first HipCamp experience and we couldn't have asked for a better host or accomodations. Thank you Patrick for allowing us to rent your beautiful Handmade Hut in The Woods.
Quiet retreat in nature
Patrick was a wonderful host, very responsive, and extremely nice. Upon arriving, he met us and helped cart our stuff down to the hut, which is down a little trail from his house and in the woods. To my surprise, I had full cell service at the hut (Verizon) so that was a plus. The hut itself was everything we needed, we cooked dinner both nights on the stove and hung out by the fire pit and enjoyed the serenity of the woods. The 2nd night of our stay, Patrick's dog Trixie slept outside our hut and watched over us...she is a very sweet and gentle dog. During the day, we trekked out to Grayson Highlands State Park, which is a must do and just as good if not better than some of the national parks we hiked around on our trip. The views of the Blue Ridge Mtn's were unbeatable. After a long hot day in the sun, it was nice to be able to take a shower in the pool house, which Patrick had built on his property as well. If you enjoy peace and quiet in the woods, then the hut is a great place to get away from it all. Thank you Patrick!
Patrick was an awesome host. He is very easy going and there to help you with anything that you need. The hut has almost everything that you could possibly need and it is beautifully constructed. There are lots of little trails around the area and another place to shower in. The fire place has seats on it and firewood is provided, which was great. The hut is very easy to get away from everything. We will be back and would recommend visiting!