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Beaverdam Falls Welcome.
Virginia's premier nature preserve & exclusive camping destination in the
4 campsites through Tentrr.
"Top of the Rock"
The Earlehurst Cottage, a 1920s craftsman-style, well-appointed home. Available through AirBnB.
The Major Wallace Cottage, an off-site 1800s luxurious option available at limited request through Airbnb.
Self-guided or accompanied, you'll be blown away not only by the Falls & Cesspool Cave, but also the rich biodiversity of the land!
Wedding or picnic, daily visit, or family photos, we'd love to host your next event! By appointment only.
Gaze in wonder at ancient travertine rock formations that are rivaled only by the impressive nature of the waterfall. At "The Travertine, you are right next to the vast, picturesque rock formations and small caves that used to be waterfalls thousands of years ago. You are directly adjacent the trail leading to the Falls, right near the cave, & here you can get back to basics & unplug in your own fabulous rocky jungle with complete privacy!
Relax in one of the most gorgeous settings around, right on Sweet Springs Creek at Beaverdam Falls! Sleep right next to the most beautiful part of Sweet Springs Creek, a stone's throw from Beaverdam Falls. This site is right next to the water, & it's below the Upper Falls, just a short walk away.
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 enjoy nature.
We're really just custodians with one simple task: Beaverdam Falls must be shared with the public & preserved.
Whether you are a wildlife, waterfall &/or nature enthusiasts, all should be allowed to enjoy nature & its greatest works. It's all about sustainability & preservation for us.
Preservation is primary & our longterm commitment. And we do our best to be sustainable with waste & water, as well as through balancing public recreation on these private lands with the needs of the "land" to function as much as possible in its own natural state.
And that's why our sites have as little impact as possible: few guests, sustainable through impact: biodegradable waste solutions at each campsite, self-generating water at each site, & no electricity at any of them. Our sites have as little impact on their surroundings as possible--which other than touching the ground, they are not in it.
Preservation is also why we forbid hunting, & fishing on any recreational & commercial level. We stock our stream, & we fish occasionally, but we'd rather cherish our wildlife than catch them.
As for guests, we host campers & visitors exclusively through Tentrr & Airbnb. We do offer daily visits on a limited basis, and offer event hosting; however, our primary goal is maintaining this land as a private nature preserve, especially for our busy beavers!
You'll be amazed at the rich complexity & natural state of Beaverdam Falls when you visit. We're open year-round.
Director, Beaverdam Falls, LLC
About the Owner:
We owe the owner of the property, a debt of gratitude for saving it for us all: Dr. Glenn E. Bryan, M.D, the custodian for Beaverdam Falls & a truly free-minded, environmentalist. He has not only preserved these lands in VA, but he has also saved thousands of acres in WV & FL collectively.
An orthopaedic surgeon from Florida, Dr. Bryan, deserves all the credit for the preservation of this portion of Beaverdam Falls, which was purchased from prominent North Carolina developer, Gary M. Hock.
Just after 15-years of ownership, Dr. Bryan's intentions have always been clear: "to do nothing with it...but preserve it."
We think upon your visit you too shall feel equally as grateful that tracts of land, such as Beaverdam Falls, still exist in such fabulous, rich states of nature.
Nestled on 60 private acres in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia, Beaverdam Falls is located on VA SR-311 (Kanawha Trail) in the Sweet Springs Valley. Nestled in the old community of Earlehurst, between Covington & Roanoke, Beaverdam Falls are an historic series of waterfalls on private property. The Falls are at the headwaters of Dunlap Creek and are the terminus for the Sweet Springs. Available for guest stays & recreation, are the Upper Falls portion. Surrounded by the verdant George Washington National Forest, the Upper Falls, displays a constant waterfall of around 40-feet in height, & decorates the final mile stretch of the Sweet Springs, both on our property. Additional beautiful cascades pepper our tract of Beaverdam Falls as well. This private tract of unparalleled Virginia countryside will simply astonish your expectations. As the source of the Falls, Sweet Springs Creek, serves as a long, unique home for trout, calcified travertine rock, chalybeate water, and ancient beaver dams (as well as active ones!). Beaverdam Falls is a rare place for the lack of stone and the centuries of beavers who have left their trace in & on our creek—and swamp, the Stick Marsh, which has an active beaver dam. Be careful! They do bite!
View from below the Falls. Field Entrance & Cove Creek Rd. in background
Above Upper Falls looking down on Sweet Springs Creek & Dameron Mtn.
Top of the Rock, Tentrr Signature Campsite
Above Upper Falls
Adjacent the Upper Falls
From high above & behind Upper Falls
--adjacent "Top of the Rock" campsite.
Can you imagine staying right here?
Sit and gaze at the Cattails, listen to the Falls, & watch the clouds change over Dameron Mtn.
An excellent swimming spot, this is the Upper Falls at Beaverdam Falls, which is completely private and secluded and open only to the limited guests staying on the private property.
Tentrr sites are generously equipped & full of charm & versatility. You'll love camping here...
We provide generous wood, supplies, & sturdy Colorado Wood Stoves that will turn up the heat on your weekend camping trip...
Stellar view seen only from the water. Captured in the Main Basin from behind the giant travertine rock formation next to the Upper Falls.
In this video it's feeding time for the trout. Here, we are at the Lower Basin at the Upper Cascades of the Sweet Springs Creek. We stock brook, rainbow & brown trout at Beaverdam Falls. Thankfully, the cold, deep blue mineral water retains a constant temperature. The water is uber deep, & the trout love it! We do not permit fishing or any hunting.
Trout sitings are easy given the often crystal clear, icy, blue water.
There are endless views from which one can capture the beauty of the Upper Falls. Our resident Pitbull, Shiney--seen at the end of this clip-- loves this point of view...
In this video, a formerly undisturbed area is undergoing new beaver activity. Here, a busy beaver has sunk its teeth in a sizeable, mature cedar tree near its small damn. The beaver's new damn is located along one of the streams that flows from the mountainside into the Stick Marsh. The beaver is using the tree to plug up this small canal, likely to create a small pond. (If that happens, then our dry land adjacent would be inundated.) Watch as we work to coexist! It's fascinating watching nature's engineers at work!
At Beaverdam Falls, we balance our impact as humans: allowing limited guests to experience nature at its best, & by balancing positive/negative effects of beaver activity. This is a preserve for wildlife, so we embrace beavers & allow them to work & live, instead of killing or trapping them. This is their home too. Some of their work does need to be checked however...& even preserved for us to learn.
Here are some newly installed tree guards preventing beavers from finishing their deleterious work on key trees-dont worry we allow them what nature has given all of us: trees! They have plenty of wood on which to sharpen their teeth. Part of the use of these guards on selective trees is to educate & show guests how wonderful beavers can be, as well as their preservation. We want to show how beavers live & work.
Please sign, print, and bring with you upon your arrival. You can also sign in person at the check-in board on arrival. All sites are contactless check-in.
Fair & balanced blog review, courtesy of RMAC Creatives.
"This is basically a national park... in your backyard. It’s insane to have your own waterfall with cascading streams and vast beautiful landscape, all right outside your tent. The tent has ample heating from the stove and propane heater for winter stays. Making coffee and hot chocolate with from stove, reading some book in the rocking ch
"This is basically a national park... in your backyard. It’s insane to have your own waterfall with cascading streams and vast beautiful landscape, all right outside your tent. The tent has ample heating from the stove and propane heater for winter stays. Making coffee and hot chocolate with from stove, reading some book in the rocking chair next to fire, all while listening to the waterfall is SUCH A VIBE. We didn’t want phone signals after two nights’ stay. Beau was very helpful and attentive and supplied us all we needed - cooking utensils, firewood, coal, water, etc. "
Beaverdam Falls makes the "Top 5" of all Tentrr sites in Virginia
Feel free to message us directly if you have any questions. In addition to camping & guest stays, we are happy to host your next event, daily visit, wedding or even your afternoon picnic at the Falls. Please ask if we can accommodate your next visit in any way.
This property is on private land. Visits are for guests with reservations only.
***Disclaimer: We do NOT discriminate on any measure, & welcome ALL--regardless of skin color, sexuality, etc.
1100 Kanawha Trail, Covington, Virginia 24426, United States
Beaverdam Falls Outdoor Recreation & Camping
1100 Kanawha Trail, Covington, Virginia 24426, United States
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