We are old HS sweethearts now married 36 years with two great adult kids. We live on 40 acres on top of Bent Mountain, VA, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in between Roanoke and Floyd, VA.
Blacksmithing, metal fabrication- Larry
Writer, painter - Lynne
Bent Mountain, VA
2017 Sprinter Van
From the moment we turned into the driveway, we knew we were in for a treat. The site was absolutely beautiful - the icing on the cake were the flowers on the picnic table and the bug spray (which we really didn't need). The host was gracious and made sure we had an enjoyable stay. The morning of our departure he gave me a tour of the property, his workshop and the really well designed and implemented Sprinter conversion. He's got all the toys - BTW, I've seen shapers all over the place after having seen the two that the host has in his shop. A true oasis. Thanks for the stay.
Marvelous host! We had planned to leave in the morning, but had such a good time we stayed longer than we planned. Absolutely beautiful property. You have to see it to believe it.
Peaceful, full of natural beauty, kindness....one of my favorite places. Thank you!
We have experienced some great stays at a number of Boondockers Welcome locations. Creekside is among those at the top of our list. The location is so peaceful and beautiful. The host met us suggesting places we could park beside a creek on a well manicured grassy area. A picnic table was available with a pitcher of wild flowers. He even had little lights strung in the trees. We saw deer, rabbits, and a blue heron. A very memorable stay. Many thanks!!
Wonderful conversation . Relaxing place and most accommodating host!Enjoyed my stay and able to rest a bit !
I cannot say enough. Had to come back, they hosted me twice ! They are wonderful gracious folks in a magical space. Fond memories and great time connecting with them. 🤗
Humanity and hospitality is a given here at Creekside. We loved the brief stay by the creek and under the shaded trees in Bent Mountain VA.
Larry is a creative spirit with a beautiful sense of opening his land and property to others.
I would encourage you to stay here.. we would love to come back!!
Our stay was unfortunately very brief; we would have loved to stay there a week at least! I can't believe that this magical place exists, and is available on Boondockers Welcome. Our host met us in the drive and showed us where to park. It was level, shaded and with a solid electrical hookup. All of this, and we were right next to a beautiful babbling brook. Even with the humidity, we kept the windows open at night for the beautiful scents and sounds all around us. Additionally, there were freshly picked wildflowers in a vase on the picnic table. I can't imagine a better stay. Thank you so much for having us!
We really enjoyed staying at Creekside and meeting the host.
Such a stunningly beautiful location. Quiet, and lovely. Not far from Bottom Creek Gorge wildlife preserve, which is a must hike!
We didn't want to leave, and hope to return. Fascinating host with lots to talk about. A down to earth camper with a stunning self made rig. The finest we have seen!
We hope to return. Highly recommend.
All we can say is... WOW! Creekside is an absolutely lovely place to stay. Thank goodness our host met us in the driveway because the GPS didn't show clear directions! This location is right by the creek, has electricity, and is nice and level. We enjoyed our conversations with our gracious host and plan on coming back next year on our trip south to spend a few days exploring the mountain area. Thank you for an amazing stay... and it saved us late on a Sunday night too!!!
Absolutely beautiful spot for our stop. Wonderful host came to meet us when we arrived.
Creekside host offered us a gorgeous spot. The babbling brook that was near our site added to the beauty of their property. With no clouds in the night sky we were able to see the stars & the planet Mars. Our host was very friendly & took us to see his impressive Sprinter van. & the shop he created his van work in. Thank you Creekside for sharing your property with us.
Beautiful spot, wonderful host. It was our very first BDW. How will we ever top this place i don't know.
This location was so cool right next to the blue ridge parkway. We arrived in heavy rains and were still met by our host who explained the benefits of different spots on the lawn. The host is a very cool guy with lots of interesting experience. We’ll be back in the area soon and hope he will have room for us again.
This is one of the nicest places we have stayed! The hospitality was tremendous. The owner is a great guy and we hope to have the chance to stay here again some day. Highly recommended!!
This is by far the prettiest place I have stayed. Larry was very accommodating and set me up by the Creekside in the most picturesque setting. It was so peaceful and quiet and I enjoyed walking around and taking some pictures that I have enjoyed sharing with family. Hope I get to come back some day.
Wonderful campsite and our host was gracious and welcoming. Highly recommend!
We had a great night at Creekside. We really wished we could have stayed longer. The drive there was beautiful and the property was even more beautiful. We were right next to the creek and enjoyed the serenity and the dog loved having space to run and chase her ball. We had a great host and we enjoyed the conversation and the fresh flowers on the table! We hope to be back!
We pulled in after a long day of driving in the incessant rain. Our host was there to greet us and show us to our spot for the night in the middle of a tree-trimmed meadow, right next to a more-than-babbling (rained all day). It was beautiful. Our host added the extra touch of fresh cut flowers on the picnic table. Our dog loved running around rollicking on the grass and toying with the idea of a swim in the creek. Glad she opted out ;) Our host came to check on us in the morning and we had a really nice visit discussing RV experiences, and dreams to come. Learned more about the area and a bit of history. He helped us navigate both in and out of the spot safely and gave us pointers on our path to our next stop. All in all a fantastic stop off on our way through. Thank you for being a BW host and sharing your beautiful property with us. Be well!
Awesome awesome awesome!
We were greeted by our fantastic Host who had placed a vase of fresh cut flowers on the picnic table that is used by all guest. We had electric and parked our MH right at the creek which we heard rushing in the middle of the night as we slept with our windows open along with a nice cool breeze. What a Awesome place to visit and the most pleasant Host you can imagine. Hopefully we will be able to return in the near future. Thank you for everything.
Mike and Linda
Such a peaceful place. Only noise was the birds singing,creek rushing by. Natural beauty surrounding us. No phone, no internet.....total contentment! And the dog was so happy!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us.
I need to stop here again. Arrived late, hard rain for several days had the creek up, it was really an awesome site driving in along this roaring creek.
I enjoyed my short tour of the property. Great house and a fantastic shop And an amazing custom build van. Really a beautiful area.
With the availability of outdoor activities with almost no others this is a great spot to isolate and Creekside hosts are kind enough to allow us to stay. Its folks like the Creekside hosts that keep us positive in these difficult times.
Creekside hosts kind enough to allow us to stay at their beautiful spot for additional nights that we can stay off the highways and isolate here in beautiful VA mountains. Thanks again to our hosts
Creekside is so nice and the current Coronavirus situation early April 2020 has us limiting our travel to only what is essential that we have extended our stay here. We cant say enough about the beauty and tranquility of this location. Especially in these trying times.
Thanks again to the Creekside hosts.
Thanks so much to the thoughtful and generous Creekside hosts. We are making our way back to NJ in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. Our hosts and we agreed to keep our distance and ackowledge each other with a wave. This is a truly spectacular spot. We are here for our second stay.
You wont find a better spot to spend a night with more gracious hosts. If you are in the area for any reason plan to spend a night here. Among the most peaceful and tranquil spots we've experienced in the east.
Wonderful hosts with a beautiful idyllic camp spot! 5 of 5 stars! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Nearby hike to a stunning waterfall in the Bottom Creek Gorge. Be sure to make the hike during your stay. Great place to spend a night if you are traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. No issues finding the location or navigating the local roads with our Truck Camper. If we travel through this area again we will be sure to stay here.
10/10 would come back just to visit!
This was my first boondocking experience and I'm so glad it was here! They were very responsive (wife was out of town) and when I parked (later than expected) my battery tray had broken and he graciously offered to fix it in the morning! Without him fixing this I don't know what I would have done! His land and house are absolutely beautiful and I would suggest this over any hotel any day, even though there wasn't cell service! Can't recommend this place, or the people enough!
We had a wonderful time during our two night stay here in this beautiful location. Quiet, peaceful, and it was great getting to know our host. The deer roaming about were an added treat. I hope we can do it again sometime.
The best place we have stayed yet. Great people and the site is wonderful