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"The Cattails," a Peak Portfolio Signature Tentrr Campsite:
Located above the wetlands & looking down on the beaver preserve, The Cattails is situated near a fabulous, federally protected wetland, the "Stick Marsh," which is not only full of cattails, but also beavers, muskrats, turtles, & many species of wildlife! View it all from this campsites dry, superb flat ground all while overlooking fabulous Dameron Mtn.
The Cattails comes with everything offered through a Tentrr Signature Site as well as some cushy extras: Generous fire wood, naturally running water from the Falls (when working!), an outdoor solar shower and we offer usually many campsite essentials most sites do not: 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, castor oil soap, & tiki torches (bring citronella or buy it from us). 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.
If you desire complete privacy, we offer you the option to book our second site through Tentrr, "Top of the Rock," or to arrange such requests for an additional fee in advance of your stay. This site is one of 4 through Tentrr, & although this preserve is private and an exclusive property, there may be various folks or activity going on elsewhere by the Falls or on the land.
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 is the terminus for Sweet Springs Creek. Surrounded by the verdant George Washington National Forest, our portion which includes, the Upper Falls, displays 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 leave you in humble amazement that places like "this" actually exist!
The source of the Falls, Sweet Springs Creek decorates our picturesque private property, and serves as a long, unique 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-- the Stick Marsh--which has an active beaver dam. Be careful! They do bite!
Beaverdam Falls is also home to an active "lick," nourishing untold species of wildlife. On other parts, one can also stubble upon various small ponds and various creeks trickling out of the Virginia mountainside. The rich biodiversity of the land also includes a gigantic, sulphur cave, called a "Cesspool Cave" that is as rare as the Falls are beautiful.Don't take our word for it! Google: "Cesspool Cave, VA", & you'll understand why this site is so special!
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 clear blue creek, or just wish to gaze at the celestial stars in stunning black clarity, Beaverdam Falls will amaze your senses and exceed your expectations.
Sleep adjacent the calming sounds of a waterfall! Explore one of the rarest caves on Earth! Or, view from your deck the superb wetland, called the Stick Marsh, an active beaver preserve & federally registered palustrine wetland! Or, just walk to the Falls! It's a stellar campsite nestled on mineral rich, flat ground overlooking iconic Dameron Mt; this site may not be directly in front of the Falls, but it's in the heart of wildlife & nature--with full privacy! Accessible directly from your vehicle. Running water & outdoor shower --siphon-fed from the Falls. It's like being in your own private world...but be careful, you're near the cave, so if you can find it... watch your step!
This is an exclusive Tentrr Signature campsite. Tentrr partners with farmers, ranchers, and other property owners to offer unique outdoor accommodations on beautiful private land. Our campsites are off-the-grid which means they generally do not have access to electricity, wifi, or modern plumbing. Instead, they offer the chance to relax, unplug, and fully experience nature! As a general rule, Tentrr campsites do not have access to electricity and cell service may be hard to come by. You'll have the entire campsite to yourself, as you'll be the only Campers enjoying this piece of paradise.
Each campsite includes a 10'x12' safari-style canvas tent on a raised platform, and you'll find one queen bed or a queen-size bunk bed inside (each site is different, see photos for the exact setup). Larger groups can also use the extra 5-person pop-up dome tent that’s provided (you’re welcome to bring your own camping gear too). You'll also have a 6-ft picnic table, outdoor fire pit, 2 Tentrr Adirondack chairs, and a heating source to keep you warm and toasty at night.
Toilets: Every campsite is equipped with a camp toilet (we call it the Tentrr Loo). This is a simple wooden box with a toilet seat and a bucket inside. Line the bucket with a CleanWaste bag supplied at the camp (or another appropriate plastic bag) prior to use. Afterwards, simply tie the bag up and place it in a trash bag. We got this idea from bathrooms used on NASA spaceships, and we've used the Tentrr Loo countless times ourselves- don't worry!
Showers: Every Signature campsite comes with a Coleman Sun Shower. The sun shower has a reservoir that holds up to 5 gallons of water, potentially enough for multiple showers. It's constructed of heat-locking material that warms the water when it's left in the sun, even on cool days.
Camping during Covid-19: Tentrr campsites have always been the perfect solution for getting away from it all. Privacy and seclusion are part of what make our outdoor accommodations unique, and usually all it takes is a quick road trip out of the city to reach one of our exclusive camping destinations. In the age of social distancing, isolated time can still be quality time - especially when you’re unplugged and out in nature - and we want you to know that the Tentrr team and our hosts are working together to make sure you have a safe and relaxing experience. Our hosts have been doing a great job ensuring our campsites are clean and spotless for your arrival. We ask that you do your part as well - maintain social distancing, clean up after yourselves, and leave no trace - so that everyone in our camping communities can enjoy these cherished outdoor spaces.
Interaction with Guests:
Self Check-In: to limit the potential impact of community spread, we are encouraging our campers and hosts to adopt self-check in procedures whenever possible. To make self check-in easy, Tentrr provides a map to your site and driving directions in an email sent out a few days before your reservation. Please refer to this guide to get to your campsite. As a reminder, it is good practice to give your host a head's up on your estimated arrival time a few days beforehand. If you need any assistance, you can reach out to your host through the contact information provided in your confirmation email. If you have any additional questions, the Tentrr Support Team is available 24/7 at (888) 798-9093.