Creekside 2 Midcentury Tiny Homes, 5 private acres


Tiny house hosted by Ashley

8 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1 bathroom
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Welcome to Camp Bearwallow - 2 cabins on 5 acres - an experience in simpler living!

Escape to mid century Appalachia -- Everything you need to step back in time while still having the luxury of electricity!

Experience heating water on the stove for baths and coffee, keep your drinks chilled in the refrigerator, AC & Heat and still have the experience of an outdoor toilet, bathing in a wash basin (or in warmer months, an outdoor shower), and cooking outdoors over a fire.


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, and a kitchen!

This listing is for two, nearly identical, 320 square foot cabins.
The kitchens have the major appliances: refrigerator with freezer, oven, stove, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker.

The sinks even has “running water” with 5 gallon water jugs and a camp water pump, making dish washing easy!

Our cabins are stocked with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, a French press and coffee grinder. We also provide 15 gallon jugs of water for the camp water pump for drinking, cooking and washing dishes. If you start to run low, 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 in one cabin has a double bed and the other cabin has a queen size bed. Both living rooms have sofas that fold out into a futon just slightly larger than a twin size bed. There will be fresh linens on the beds, with extras stored, with the linens for the living room futons, if needed.

Towels and cloths: kitchen towels and dish cloths, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths and “dirt towels” (dark towels for wiping off the dirt from the day), 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 rooms have front porch access.

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 toilets are clean Johnny houses, 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!

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage drop-off allowed
Children’s books and toys

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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

Joined in December 2011
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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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Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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