Creekside Tiny House Glamping @Camp Bearwallow


Tiny home hosted by Ashley

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 0 bathrooms
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Welcome to Camp Bearwallow an experience in simpler living!

Escape to mid century Appalachia -- Everything you need to step back in time, before indoor plumbing, while still having the luxury of flipping on a lightswitch & electric heat.

Experience heating water on the stove for baths & coffee, keep your drinks chilled in the refrigerator, & still have the experience of an outdoor toilet, bathing in a wash basin & cooking outdoors over a fire.

20 min to Harrisonburg

The space
Camp Bearwallow is an experience!
Enjoy the peaceful setting, with a stream running through,
hiking and mountain biking in the neighboring national forest, and simply relaxing with nature!
All while having the amenities, of heat, electricity, a kitchen and easy access to the road!

The kitchen has the major appliances: refrigerator with freezer, oven, stove, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker.
It even has “running water” with 5 gallon water jugs and a camp water pump, making dish washing easy!
Along with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, a French press and coffee grinder. We stock the water (15 gallons, and we will bring more if you need it, just let us know when you're switching over to your last bottle.
There’s also a hot and cold water dispenser to allow for easy drinking water access.

The bedroom has a queen size bed. There will be fresh linens on the beds, with extras stored, with the linens for the living room futon, if needed.

Towels and cloths: kitchen towels and dish cloths, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths and “dirt towels” (located by the front door), are provided.

There is a wash basin for bathing in the bedroom with soap, shampoo and conditioner provided. Extra bath towels and wash cloths are stored below; along with toiletries you may have forgotten.

The living room has front porch access, and is equipped with a futon that folds out just larger than a twin bed.
Linens for the futon are located in the storage Ottoman, along with the board games.

We keep a stock of local interest books, maps and tourism attractions; as well as a few novels. You’re welcome to take the novels with you, if you’re not done reading. If you can, leave one behind!

The toilet is a clean Johnny house, with toilet paper and cedar shavings, to keep things fresh.
There is extra toilet paper, in the cabin, which you may want to take out with you — on cool winter nights, warm toilet paper is nice. :-)
There is a battery powered lantern (and extra batteries) in the cabin to light the way to the outhouse, as well as motion-sensor solar lights.

Cleaning products are located below the pantry, if you need them, but we have a cleaning team, just leave the place broom swept, with dishes clean, we’ll take care of the rest!

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Mountain view
River view
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Not fully fenced

7 nights in Dayton

21 Nov 2021 - 28 Nov 2021

4.89 out of 5 stars from 117 reviews


Where you’ll be

Dayton, Virginia, United States

The Payne Cabin is one of three nearly identical cabins constructed in 1957, as a family camp, Camp Bear Wallow, by Shenandoah Valley natives. This mid-century, cinderblock dry Cabin, is situated in the middle of the three cabins, on it's own 2.5 wooded acres, with a stream running through the middle.
Camp Bear Wallow is at the base of the mountain, just one mile from the National Forest.

The closest convenience stores and gasoline are:

Dry River Store - 1228 Clover Hill Rd, Dayton, VA 22821
(A 5 minute drive or 15 minute bike ride)
Food, convenience items, beer, wine and gasoline.
There's also a public toilet there, if you need a break from the outhouse.
Open 6am - Midnight, 7 Days per week.

257 Grocery - 6939 Briery Branch Rd, Dayton, VA 22821
(A six minute drive, or 19 minute bike ride)
Gas, Grocery, Lottery, and MTO kitchen.
Open 5am - 9:30pm, 7 Days per week.

The closest restaurant:

Hall Of Fame Sports Grill (aka The Clover Hill Bar)
2264 Clover Hill RdDayton, Virginia 22821
(a 4 minute drive, or 13 minute bike ride)
Amazing BBQ & Brisket, super casual atmosphere, Great live music weekend nights!
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 4pm until typically midnight; and Sundays 11am until typically 4pm for Lunch.

Hiking/Mountain BikingTrails:
- Union Springs Rd: an easy going gravel road climb, and easy downhill walk back to the cabin
- Blueberry Trail: a beautiful 6.6 mile loop, with a nice intermediate climb, and an amazing downhill ride! Up Union Springs Rd just 2.9 miles away
- Hone Quarry Mountain Trail: a steep rocky trail, but it is only .5 mile to a scenic overlook with views of Shenandoah Mountain and another .3 mile to a second overlook.
- Hidden Rocks Cliff: a moderate 2.4 mile hike featuring a river.

Hosted by Ashley

  1. Joined in December 2011
  • 329 Reviews
  • Identity verified
  • Superhost
As a host: You’ll be chatting with me on Airbnb; but we host and manage our property as a family. You can see our whole bunch in my profile photo! If problem arises during your stay, the first of us that’s available will come by to help! About me: I am a wife and mother who spends my days managing our commercial photography business (Swartz Photography), and working as a consultant, and Commercial Realtor. I'm the one in the far right of the profile picture, that's my husband Ryan, next to me, and our daughters (4 & 5 years old) standing in front of us. We live in the Shenandoah Valley, 10 miles west of Harrisonburg, VA at the base of Cooper's Mountain (just 10 minutes from Camp Bear Wallow). About our team: Ryan, my husband, works as a commercial photographer (Swartz Photography), and as a wood-worker and furniture maker, committed to keeping the craftsmanship alive with Virginia Craftsmen. Jared and Adam, Ryan's cousins, both live within a mile of Camp Bear Wallow, with their wives and children. By day, Adam operates his business, Dry River Tree Service, and Jared manages the Tree Service, and works as a mechanic. Between those three guys, they can fix, solve, or create just about anything! Together they manage and maintain our listings; while we ladies collaborate on the details of hosting. :-)
As a host: You’ll be chatting with me on Airbnb; but we host and manage our property as a family. You can see our whole bunch in my profile photo! If problem arises during your sta…


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During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy