Dogs love Beaverdam Falls, & we love dogs.
Our property is maintained as a private nature preserve.
Each bridge, campsite deck or piece of campsite infrastructure is on the ground, not in it, so the natural setting is not disturbed or modified.
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.
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 campsites 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 commercial level. We stock our stream, & we fish occasionally, but we'd rather cherish our wildlife than catch them.
As for guests, we book our campsites through Tentrr, and our homes, cabins, apartments through 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
Nestled on a private 65-acre farm 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!
Owner, Beaverdam Falls, LLC & Manager of Land.
From Melbourne, FL, I'm a former teacher with my MA in French from UVA, & my B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College. Formerly, I've worked & managed restaurants, from from high end eateries to planning events, & even at wineries. I've started & operated two other business in the legal system and in the trades before starting my teaching career. Now, I'm fortunate to be back in nature. I love being outdoors: managing our family lands in FL, VA, & WV. And, I spend much of my time at Beaverdam Falls, where I leased the land from my father, Glenn, to start Beaverdam Falls, LLC in 2020 while at the start of the Covid-19 Pandemic. After leaving teaching & finishing my graduate work at UVA, I haven't looked back.
Dr. Glenn E. Bryan, M.D, the owner & custodian for Beaverdam Falls, is an orthopaedic surgeon from Florida. He's a truly free-minded, environmentalist, as well as lover of nature & wildlife. He spend's his time between FL, WV, & VA. He and his wife Jan, have four boys, of which Beau, the owner of Beaverdam Falls, LLC is the youngest. He has not only preserved lands in VA, but he has also saved thousands of acres in WV & FL collectively. We at Beaverdam Falls thank him for placing nature, trees & wildlife over profit & monetary concerns, & for allowing us to welcome you on the property. Originally purchased from prominent billionaire developer, Gary M. Hock, 20-years ago, Dr. Bryan has had only one goal with this piece of land: "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.