Welcome to The Sweetspot! In the end of the windy driveway the landscape opens up and everything gets still and calm... All sites accommodates up to 2 adults and 2 children, one car, one tent. Additional 2 children for $10/child. You might be alone or there might be a few more campers enjoying the property (we have 13 prepared camp sites of which 3 are big enough to fit a smaller RV, we do not provide electricity, water or sewage). A few gas and charcoal grills are available to use. Charcoal, ice and firewood available for purchase. Notice, when you book a site please take a look at the sketch/overview we put by the photos since the location of the sites varies. Sites no 1-6 are "regular sites", approx 13x13 feet, sits next to each other, around 20 yards to bath house and pond, you unload close to the site and park your car away. Sites no 7-10 are "back country sites", approx 13x13 feet, no one else really close to you, sits close to the woods, around 60 yards to bath house and pond, you hike your gear to the site from the bath house and park your car away. Site no 11, 12, 14 are little bigger and suites campers as well as smaller RV's, here you can keep your car right by your site. Stay put and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors or go and explore! Blue Ridge Mountains and the entrance to the parkway is under an hour away, so is the 4H swimming pool with a mountain view. The wine district with several great wineries is within reach and well as small quaint country villages with great restaurants. Food delivery is available from The Orlean Market.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at The Sweetspot for Campers
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My husband and I stayed at this location during the fall season while on our trip in nearby Shenandoah National Park. We had used HipCamp before to stay at another location and when we were turned away from the National Park’s Campgrounds due to vacancy, we decided to reach out to see if we could stay at the Sweetspot as a last minute option. I am so glad that we did! The couple who owns the land are extremely helpful and made us feel right at home. We had originally intended to stay in a tent on the property but learned they had a tiny house and so we took that option. They have an outdoor shower which is amaaaaazing at the end of a hiking day.
Once we were settled in, we set up our camping chairs near the peaceful pond on the property and were excited to learn that they had boats that we could take out the next morning! We were also told that we could fish and go swimming in the pond as well!
More bonuses! They have a few outdoor grills and fire pits which always make for a good time when camping. My husband brought out his guitar and we had a blast jamming fireside😊 Also, we had brought our own lantern but there was really no need because he had a couple of them on the land that he set up for our usage . This was such a great amenity to have because we set up camp so late at night and had to put dinner together. Apparently, if we didn’t want to cook, we could order pizza from a nearby spot in town to be delivered. OR there is a tavern in town that has fun live music!
I honestly could go on and on and on. We loved it here and recommend it highly to any couple or family looking to getaway and have a peaceful spot to stare up at the stars at night with zero light pollution. I should have written this review earlier and intend on posting pictures as well that I have saved on another computer.
Thank you Ed for all of your hospitality! We loved meeting your wife and loyal pups as well😊 You made our short trip so much fun.
Peace, Love and Camping,
Jordan and Elise
This land was so great and would be perfect for large groups. I was there solo and it was quiet and relaxing too. There are tons of different campsites, all with well groomed mulch squares for tents. There is a camp bathroom, canoes for the little lake, a huge pavilion for group hang outs, and the land itself is vast and beautiful.
The first time trying out Hipcamp and it was such a great experience! The Sweetspot is a little gem, surrounded by forest and silence. It's a primitive campsite but yet comfortable with a genuine toilet, gass grills and really nice mulchy sites to pitch your tent. Ed and his family are lovely people and it is clear that they put their heart and soul into making this a place for everyone to enjoy. We will definitely be back!!
This is a great camping site!! There are great amenities like a bath house, boat house, fire pits, firewood, food grills, picnic tables, etc!
The Disney referenced camping spots put a huge smile on our faces. We stayed at Dopey’s camp spot!!
The pond was amazing to fish at, even though we didn’t catch any ourselves. Very hospitable hosts! 10/10 would recommend.
My wife and I enjoyed our time camping at the Sweetspot. It is clearly a labor of love for Ed and his family. The spot is nice and they are working hard all the time to make improvements. It was nice to have a composting toilet and a sink to wash dishes in. They were putting in another bathroom the day we left, so that is great as well. The location is fairly convenient to a lot to do in the area. There are wineries and a some good hikes less than 30 minutes away. If you drive an hour there are even more options. The only thing that bothered us on this trip were the bugs. Surprisingly there were no mosquitos, but there were a lot of gnats and other flying insects that would often be in your face. We car camped in a spot along the edge of the forest so that may have been the reason. Just bring some citronella candles and it should help a lot. The Sweetspot is a nice place to camp.
I loved that this was 1 hour away from my home, about 25 min from Warrenton because we wanted a mini-getaway. The host Edward and his son Isaac were a pleasure to meet and talk with about the future of The Sweetspot and I would love to return with my extended family. Because there are only about 14 sites, I can imagine having my extended family reserve various spots for the weekend. A pavilion, some classes, a path to the river are all in the near future. Currently, a few sites are very close together just big enough for tents but face the pond and have open green area behind it, these are not private at all. A few were on the perimeter of the woods, which are laid out to enjoy the typical amount of privacy of a state park type campground and a few more are in the woods walk-in sites, which we could not see nor get to due to the slick and muddy terrain (we were going to stay at one of these sites).
We stayed 1 night over Memorial Day weekend. It had been raining, rained throughout our stay and after. That will set the scene. When driving in to The Sweetspot after the main road you drive about 2 miles on gravel, which was fine. Once you are at the camp area proper the ground is much softer. As Edward informed us it was all woods and was recently in cleared to make the camp area. A few days prior to our arrival, a large gravel/rock mixture was poured but with the rain it was not enough for my Honda Civic. When searching for my spot in the pouring rain, I got stuck, very stuck in mud. Unfortunately for us, T-Mobile does not work well within a 6 mile radius of the Sweetspot so we were unable to get help, there was no one else at the camp area and in the rain we walked a mile but were to far from anyone to help us get unstuck. We decided to just set up at a random site, hoping it would all work out and it did! Luckily, a few hours later Edward and Isaac were there and pulled us out easily.
This was our first time using Hipcamp and now I know I need to ask more questions.
- I would confirm the arrival time and if the host will be meeting you at the site, this is essential to ask questions you did not know to have, to find your site and for peace of mind.
- I would ask if the terrain is best with 4 wheel drive (which I do not own)
- I would ask if there is a host onsite around the clock. (it was a little unnerving to be stuck, isolated, no cell service in the rain as hours past.)
Overall, Yes, I do recommend The Sweetspot, as Edward told us they are just getting started and have lots of great plans, we were challenged by the amount of rain in our experience but I would return in the future.
We have many good things to say about our hosts, Edward and his wife, who have created this campground with the vision to help families bond and create long-lasting, enjoyable memories. The campground was very kid-friendly, with a number of games, from horseshoes to cornhole. Our kids loved the tetherball and the hammock by the pond. The bathroom was clean, and our hosts were eager to make sure we had everything we needed. Best of all, it was a beautiful escape to nature less than two hours from our home in Annapolis. Lots of animal noises and no light pollution at night. Definitely a great weekend getaway with the kids.