Secluded camping along Craig Creek. Completely private (no houses or roads in view, though our 1830 log cabin is a short walk through the woods if you should need something) drive-in campsite at the edge of a large meadow, with sweeping views of the valley and our babbling creek just steps from the site (fall asleep to the sound of running water). Includes access to our gorgeous cliffside swimmin' hole and some amenities (fire pit, grill, picnic table, spring water for drinking, waste removal). Remote valley with limited cell service but access to myriad outdoor recreation opportunities, and only ~35 minutes to Roanoke, ~45 minutes to Blacksburg.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 1PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 25% off
The vibe at Savage Acres: Camp on Craig Creek
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Ned was a wonderful host and I would highly recommend staying at his beautiful property. An unexpected blessing was the lovely river/stream behind his house that is wonderful for a morning swim. Though it was raining the night I stayed I still really enjoyed the property and creek. Ned was very welcoming upon arriving, showed me around the property and also provided perfectly stacked firewood for a fire that night. A very calm and safe place as well and easy to find from the main roads. Thank you!
This is a beautiful spot. A lovely private field right next to a creek. You'll arrive to find a fire ring, picnic table, fresh water, and a solar shower (tho we just dipped in the creek to clean off). There is lovely hiking and biking very near (you're about 5 miles from the Appalachian Trail). We would definitely stay here again.
I would definitely recommend this camping spot! We plan to go back - maybe with friends, as there's clearly space!
Ned was a friendly and gracious host who made us feel very welcome, while also giving us our privacy once we settled at the campsite! Ned provided some basics (as described in the post) that made our stay that much easier, particularly the picnic table and fire pit.
The creek was beautiful to walk along (and take a chilly dip in!), and provided wonderful background noise for falling asleep. As people who primarily "car camp," it was the best of both worlds - a peaceful and private space in a gorgeous setting, and the reassurance that Ned was not far through the woods, should anything unexpected happen (which it didn't!). Lastly, it was wonderful to be able to have our dog off-lease so he could appreciate the outdoors with us!
Ned's property was a wonderful private holler tucked away in the mountains outside of Roanoke, VA. We stayed for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the seclusion and beauty of the land. Ned also shared a helpful "camper guide" that made finding the location particularly stress free and was an overall incredible host.
Some observations for perspective campers:
- The camping area is simply incredible and offers plenty of shade thanks to the beautiful maple taking up residence in the center
- Firewood is ample if you walk into the treeline and forage for some deadwood, Ned also provides logs for a small fee if that interests you as well
- The field to access the site was fine for us to drive through, however coordinate with Ned and see how much rain they have had recently. It could quickly become a problem for anyone without a 4x4.