Welcome to Camp Bear Wallow!
An escape to mid century Appalachia - Everything you need to step back in time; while still having the luxury of electricity!
Easily heat water on the stove for baths and coffee, keep your drinks chilled in the refrigerator, 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.
Located just 20 min from Harrisonburg!
(More Photos of the 2nd Cabin will be added Friday March 13)
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!
Along with pots, pans, dishes, utensils, a French press and coffee grinder. We stock the basics, 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 despenser to allow for easy drinking water access.
Also in the refrigerator, you’ll find basic condiments, milk, butter, eggs.
In the pantry, along with the dishes and silverware, you’ll find pancake mix, maple syrup, oatmeal, hot chocolate mix, salt, pepper and oils. There are also teas and coffee: beans, ground, and instant!
The bedroom in one cabin has a bunk bed with a double bed on the bottom, twin bed on tip, and the other cabin has a queen 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” (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.
There is also a well worn in green reclining chair that is original to the cabin, the perfect place to read, or nap!
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!
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.
The closest hiking/mountain biking trail is right in your front yard!
You can hike/bike up Union Springs Rd, for a nice gravel road climb, and easy downhill walk back to the cabin.
Or you can drive up Union Springs Rd, 2.9 miles to the beginning of Blueberry Trail and hike/bike Blueberry Trail/ Mud Pond Loop.
A beautiful 6.6 mile loop, with a nice intermediate climb, and an amazing downhill ride!
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