Definition of glamping: outdoor camping with amenities and comforts (such as beds, electricity, and access to indoor plumbing) not usually used when camping.
“If the eco-friendly idea of falling asleep under the stars and roasting marshmallows around a campfire appeals to you, but the reality of pitching a tent and sleeping on bumpy ground does not, glamping, the new term being used for upscale—or glamorous—camping, could be your ideal green vacation.”
— Jennifer Conlin
We are always thinking about how to arrange for more people to come enjoy Wolftrap Farm and the great things to do in the Gordonsville/Charlottesville area. “Glamping” seemed like it could be a perfect addition to the farm, particularly when we discovered these ultra-cute "Lotus Belle Tents”.
We just finished the first one, and plan to add at least two more shortly. By placing them near the Black Meadow Pavilion, we can offer our glampers access to bathrooms, showers, refrigerators, a microwave, sinks with hot and cold water, and use of the deck, with its glorious mountain views. The sun sets over the mountains.
Also, this site is in the shade at the edge of the woods, and being on top of the hill, you enjoy the almost constant breezes.
The tent has electric lights and you can plug in your phone. Also, it has an air conditioner, so you should not be uncomfortable trying to sleep on hot nights. When cool weather comes, we will switch to a radiant electric heater.
When the Black Meadow Pavilion is hosting a wedding, only guests of that wedding will be allowed to book the glampsites (since glampers would need access to the bathrooms, etc.). Therefore, we cannot allow bookings that are more than about two or three months out, as there might be someone who will want to book a wedding using that pavilion.
As with the houses, we supply bed linens, towels, body wash in the showers, and a hair dryer, plus coffee and a coffee maker in the pavilion kitchen. There is a gas grill also. There are dishes for four, and sort of minimal cooking gear for the gas grill. You will not need to bring much more than whatever food you plan to prepare.
There is room to throw a couple of small children on the floor on mats. Due to the risk of damage to the tent, we are going with a “no pets” policy on the glampsites. Just don’t know what a dog’s claws might do to the doors, windows, etc.
Rates are $80 for Friday & Saturday nights, $60 on other nights. The two-night minimum applies if your booking includes a Friday or Saturday. The “third night half off” deal also applies.
BE SURE TO RUN THROUGH THE SLIDE SHOW BELOW!