Our farm is 65 miles from Washington, DC and 3 miles from several grocery stores. History, hiking and adventure abound here. There are 7 Washington homes in this county that was once surveyed by George Washington. Your campsite is just a few miles from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, white water rafting, fishing, the Appalachian Trail, and Hollywood Casino, but you w
Our farm is 65 miles from Washington, DC and 3 miles from several grocery stores. History, hiking and adventure abound here. There are 7 Washington homes in this county that was once surveyed by George Washington. Your campsite is just a few miles from Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, white water rafting, fishing, the Appalachian Trail, and Hollywood Casino, but you will be camping by a small stream, surrounded by hundreds of acres of farm land.< p>We have cattle, horses and goats on the farm. We will have many babies being born from late winter into the spring this year. Last year we had 3 calves born before April 19th. < p>We routinely see eagles, hawks, herons, ducks and too many other birds to list. Deer, foxes, and wild turkeys are often seen. Bring your tent! There is a water faucet. We also provide a fire ring, firewood and picnic table. You are a short walk from the main house.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 4 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
We are near the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers.
Eagles and numerous other birds and animals may be seen along the creek.
Natural features you'll find at Cattail Run in West Virginia.
There is no forest on the farm but we wre near the Appalachian Trail.
River, stream or creek
The campsite is near a small creek surrounded by farm land. We are just a few miles from the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers.
The vibe at Cattail Run
Places to see near Fleetwood Farm
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
Tom, your host of Cattail Run, is sweet as pie. His property is down a long gravel driveway that was flush with bright green fields on either side. When we got to the 2 story farmhouse, Tom was outside waiting for us. Just on the other side of his house, to the right, we drove down a small grassy area to his pop-up camper. What a nice spot it’s in! He has taken the camper on many road trips but it still seems brand new. It is equipped with a kitchen, bathroom, two clean beds (but bring your own sheets and pillows), and a table to eat at. Outside is an installed propane grill, picnic table, water spigot and small fire ring with some chopped wood and kindling. You are allowed to drive your vehicle down to the camper to unload, but you must drive back up to the driveway for the night. Too much dew accumulates in the grass and you won’t be able to get out in the morning.
There are some cows and horses on the property as well, so if you need your animal fix you can get it here! Tom is planning to put up a few sections of privacy fence on the side of his brothers house so you can feel a bit more on your own. He also plans to hook up the water in the camper. For now, you need to fill a pot or pitcher at the outdoor spigot for flushing the toilet or washing dishes.
We thoroughly enjoyed out time out at Cattail and hope you will book this spot if you are in the area!
A lovely getaway!
Tom's property was perfect for a weekend getaway. The property is beautiful and had everything we needed (fire pit, water for washing, flat ground). Keep in mind there is no bathroom access available, but several public restrooms in stores nearby are available if that's a concern for you. Tom was communicative, helpful, and friendly - a great host! We hope to be back
Cattail Run was really cool! Tom was really friendly, showed us a bit around the farm and kept a large pile of sticks for our firewood. We made friends with some of the horses--the neighboring cows were curious but still a little wary of us :-D. Overall, great spot!
The campsite is a 10-15 minute car ride to Harpers Ferry. There's a walmart, Aldi, and Food Lion all within a 5-10 minute ride towards Charles Town. So if you forget anything while packing you have those options. Downtown Charles Town has your usual fast-food chains if you need to get something to eat. There's not much around if you don't know the area. Charles Town has a couple of old Washington houses you can check out. Harpers Ferry is nice.
The tent area is behind Tom's brothers (?) house. It's on a hill and there are two flatish areas. One is at the bottom of the hill by the stream which floods when it rains and there's also a lot of mosquitos down there. The second is by the small house which isn't as private. You'll also be sleeping next to some horses which is nice. If you were looking for a quiet remote spot just know that you can hear the noise from the highway at night as it's pretty close to the property. There is a fire pit, small picnic table under a tree, and a water pump.
Overall pretty decent location if you're looking to explore the Harper's Ferry area.
Simple farm campsite
Great spot on a beautiful farm! Tom met us right off the road and led us to the campsite, which is right next to his farm. He provided fire wood and has a fire pit, water spigot, and picnic table set up for you. He was very nice and great to chat with, telling us some history about the farm and area. This wasn’t a big deal to us, but would flag that despite being in a rural area you could still hear nearby cars/traffic.
Beautiful, private and peaceful
The place is beautiful and peaceful. I went with a group of friends and Tom was able to setup a second site for us to fit all 12 people. Tom is a great host and very nice and helpful! I am looking forward to go again! We camped there to go for a hike next day to Harpers Ferry and it was perfect! It is super close and it's gotten all the beautiful views that the country has. Thank you for everything, Tom!