Covington, VA

Beaverdam Falls, Top of the Rock

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Relax in high-style at the top of Beaverdam Falls. Sleep adjacent the whirling & calming noise of a gigantic waterfall & overlook the lower ponds & creek basins from surprising privacy and seclusion. Take a hike--no, really! Choose to walk down to the Falls or view it all from the Rope Bridge!

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Winter Ready
This is a Tentrr Signature Site
This site has been selected by our team and set up with the standard Tentrr kit.
This site is located within a state park and includes the standard Tentrr kit. Please see Site Guidelines below for more details.
Partner sites are privately owned sites that may have modern amenities located on the property.
Backcountry sites let you enjoy traditional camping on private land. You need to bring your own tent and supplies.
Site Highlights
  • Parking On-Site
  • 4 campers
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 11:30
  • Pet friendly
Overview

Please visit our website: www.beaverdamfalls.com, for instant booking links and more information-- & like us on Facebook & Instagram: Beaverdam Falls Outdoor Recreation & Camping. The "Top of the Rock" Tentrr Signature Campsite at Beaverdam Falls: This is one of four exclusive Tentrr options available. The "Top of the Rock" campsite is situated on amazing ground! It's situated just above the largest waterfall on fabulous high travertine rock, but tucked away far enough to still retain privacy and seclusion from the main viewing area below, which is just a short walk down a gravel trail. The rope bridge is also just a stones throw away. This stellar site has a full frontal view of the main water and creek basins below but is not right on top of the falls, so as to be too loud or too visible. And for the most part you are nestled under shade trees and are at the best crossroads on the property to take advantage of all the views and sites. Siphon-fed water spigot and shower (when working!) are provided along with many extras. Our Signature sites come with everything offered through a Tentrr Signature Site as well as some cushy extras most do not: Generous fire wood, naturally running water from the Falls (when working!), an outdoor solar shower, small battery fan: 2 battery LED lights, cleaning supplies, mint scented trash bags (to scare away the critters), matches & lighter, fire starters, sponge, toilet paper, environmentally friendly coconut oil body wash & shampoo, bug spray, charcoal, castor oil soap, butane burner, coffee percolator & tiki torches pre-filled with citronella for your enjoyment and clarity! There is also a small amount of utensils, plates, coffee cups & cookware. Bedding is also offered as an Extra. Each site is also sprayed with insect and bug repellant regularly. For those who need special accommodations or certain requests, please ask--we may be able to accommodate. This site is the most private & is a more "kid" friendly campsite. Generally, most guests are trying Tentrr for the first-time or are novice campers, & most take comfort in needing generally to bring only food, clothes or bedding. If you desire complete privacy, we offer you the option to book our second Signature site through Tentrr, "The Cattails," or to arrange such requests for an additional fee in advance of your stay. This site is one of four through Tentrr, & although this preserve is private and an exclusive property only for Tentrr & Airbnb guests, there may be other campers or activity going on elsewhere by the Falls or on the land. Most guests never see each other, nor are campsites visible from each other. This is on an active preserve & ranch, so Beau is often doing maintenance or farmwork on the property. We do our best to not disturb you & provide you with he best experience possible. Depending on the weather and vehicle, you normally drive within yards of the campsite. In a two-wheel drive vehicle you may wish to park by the entrance in our designated area. You may opt also for campsite escort, leaving your car and your worries behind, letting us drive you to the site via golf cart--along with your belongings--& letting us give you a proper tour is recommended, especially if you are a history buff! BUT, don't bring too much! Less is more! We want you to enjoy the wonderful view and privacy. ______________________ Property Information: Nestled in the Alleghany Highlands of the Southern Valley of Virginia, Beaverdam Falls is an historic series of waterfalls at the headwaters of Dunlap Creek and serves as the terminus for Sweet Springs Creek. Surrounded by the verdant George Washington National Forest, our portion, the Upper Falls, consists of a constant waterfall of around 40-feet in height and numerous beautiful cascades peppered throughout our creek. The 60-acre private tract of unparalleled Virginia countryside will simply amaze and delight. Sweet Springs Creek decorates our picturesque private property, and serves as a long trout stream of calcified rock, chalybeate water, and ancient beaver dams. Beaverdam Falls is a rare place for the lack of stone and the centuries of beavers who have left their trace in our creek and swamp, called the Stick Marsh, which has an active beaver dam. Be careful! They do bite! Beaverdam Falls is also home to an active lick for wildlife, and one can also stubble upon various small ponds and creeks that trickle out of our mountains. The rich biodiversity of the land also includes a gigantic sulphur cave that is as rare as the falls are beautiful. Beaverdam Falls are notable for not only the clear blue water, but also for the lore that surrounds their history. Gazed on by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor during their visit to America and fished by the likes of Robert E. Lee and even perhaps Thomas Jefferson, many notable people as well as local inhabitants have enjoyed the Falls for centuries during their visits to the famous spring resorts in the neighboring area. We have only one question: Will you be next? Whether you are just looking to relax in front of an outstanding waterfall, hike in the hardwood forest, swim in the creek, or just to gaze at the celestial stars in stunning black clarity, Beaverdam Falls will not disappoint! *We welcome all people, races, genders, personalities, etc., & do not discriminate based on any measure. LGBTQ-friendly.

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Site Guidelines

PLEASE READ BEFORE ARRIVAL: Please send all messages or inquiries to info@beaverdamfalls.com, as we do not use messaging through the Tentrr App, and please give us time to respond as we only have WiFi on the property and are often away from service. Please visit our website www.beaverdamfalls.com to review our map, & our standard waiver agreement, which can be signed in person upon arrival at the check-in board. Upon arrival you will see a check-in board on the white, small barns, & information to be read, then you may proceed directly to your campsite, as check-in is contactless. Please arrive whenever you like, so long as it is after check-in for your site. Beau is often around the property, & will stop by to greet you, & answer any questions. He also lives across the street in the log cabin home, & drives a black Chevy truck (or a white BMW SUV) should you need anything--feel free to stop by. Since he often does not have service, email is the best way to communicate when he's on the property: info@beaverdamfalls.com. Or when he is away, send a text to his cellphone, provided at booking. Please put our address, 1100 Kanawha Trail, Covington, VA 24426, into your GPS before losing service or leaving home, as our entrance is on a seemingly hidden, & often missed curve. There are two black signs on white fencing that say "Beaverdam Falls" on each side of the driveway at the property entrance. For reference, our airbnb rental, The Earlehurst Cottage, a white craftsman-style home and it's white 3-bay barn is directly above the driveway entrance on a hill. Look for the sign "1100 Kanawha Trail" on the side of the road, immediately next to the property driveway. Please note that there is no service on the property or in the immediate vicinity, but we do offer wifi and a landline at the entrance of the property. Walmart in Covington, VA, Food Lion in White Sulphur Springs, or IGA in Union, WV are the closest and best grocery stores. The closest gas station is located in Gap Mills, WV & Paint BANK, VA. We recommend our other site, "The Cattails" for children, as it is on flat, safer ground! We provide a generous initial amount of firewood, but ask that you please purchase additional firewood as an "add-on" if you have a certain proclivity for fires! Or, please leave a tip if you found the other extras useful! General Rules: Please do not climb any of the Travertine-Marl rock formations around the Falls or in the basins around them; due to the lack of stone around the Falls, the mineral rock--under constant adaptation & change as with the water--it can be very brittle, unstable, & dangerous. Abide by the swimming rules as posted. We ask that you also do not damage any plants, carve your name into any trees, or carry any animals out with you! Bring good shoes for treading water: you'll want to LIVE in the creek! But, be careful, the mineral rocks are slippery and watch for the waterfall and creek ledge! No fires outside designated areas, & no foraging please! Do not leave fires unattended. No gunfire or target shooting. No entrance deep inside the cave shall be permitted unless accompanied by management or with special permission. And, if you have your pet, Fido should be leashed AT ALL TIMES--no exceptions. We are very pet friendly so most other guests bring dogs as well. No fishing unless authorised, and do not remove anything from the creek or property. Place all furniture at your site back to its original location upon leaving. Please, upon leaving, place your trash in the cans at the entrance, and please make sure the campsite is as clean as you found it to avoid fines. This property is an unusually rare tract of land, and a unique nature preserve, so please leave the site as you found it. Advisory for winter campers esp.: Often the naturally running, siphon fed water at your site--a free extra provided at our sites--may be off due to cold snaps and freezing/maintenance issues; however, if this happens during your stay, you will always have the 5-gallon potable water cooler provided with all Tentrr sites, and full access as always to a water spigot at the house. _____________

Beau
CampKeeper
From Melbourne, FL, I'm a teacher with my MA in French from UVA. After my study & teaching in Richmond & at UVA, I'm fortunate to now be in nature. I love being outdoors: managing our family lands in FL, VA, & WV. And, I spend much of my time at Beaverdam Falls--our private family property. But, really, we're just custodians! We share this land with campers & visitors through Tentrr & Airbnb, and for events, but our goal is maintaining our land as a private nature preserve, esp. for beavers!
Location
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Site Rules
Respect the land and tent as you would your own.
  • What you carry in, you must carry out!
  • Check campsite for trash or belongings.
  • Carefully pack up the pop-up tent (if you used it).
  • Clean out Tentrr CampBox (take your BBQ sauce!).
  • Place (empty) Tentrr Loo inside canvas tent.
  • Zip up all tent windows and doors (clasps, too).
  • Take garbage bag(s) to designated trash point (check with your Campkeeper).
  • Clean up after your dog.
  • Clean grill with brush after use.
Respect & Safety
  • Don't carve your name into anything.
  • Don't cut down trees.
  • Look out for poison ivy, poison oak and sumac.
  • Check yourself for ticks every 6 hours.
The minimum cleaning fee is $50 and will be charged for leaving a campsite a mess.
Cancellation

Plans change, Mother Nature may not cooperate. We get it.
Choose from different cancellation options at checkout, based on what works best for you and your trip planning.