Tentrr Signature Site - Beaverdam Falls, The Cattails

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1 bedroom, WiFi
1 bedroom, WiFi
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Overview of Tentrr Signature Site - Beaverdam Falls, The Cattails

Tentrr Signature Site - Beaverdam Falls, The Cattails

4.2/5 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pet friendly
  • Mountain view
  • Barbecue grill
Covington, Virginia

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGreenbrier Golf Course23 min drive
  • Popular LocationGeorge Washington National Forest28 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Moomaw37 min drive
  • AirportRoanoke, VA (ROA-Roanoke Regional)73 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
500 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Tentrr Signature Site - Beaverdam Falls, The Cattails

Campground in Covington
Please visit: www.beaverdamfalls.com & like our Facebook page, Beaverdam Falls Outdoor Recreation & Camping.

"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. Running water and outdoor shower are provided on site, as well as drive-up parking.

Our Signature sites come with everything offered through a Tentrr Signature Site as well as some cushy extras most do not: Generous fire wood, small battery fan: 2 battery LED lights, mint scented trash bags (to scare away the critters), matches & lighter, fire starters, sponge, toilet paper, environmentally friendly coconut oil body wash & shampoo, bug spray, charcoal, butane burner, coffee percolator. There is also a small amount of utensils, plates, coffee cups & cookware. Bedding is also offered as an Extra. 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. None of our campsites are ADA-friendly, as they are in the woods, and in the hills around the Falls. We also provide portable, commercial Porto-O-John toilets at the check-in barn, & down near the Falls viewing area, which all guests may use.

If you desire complete privacy, "The Cattails," is the most private, best family/group option, as it's on relatively flat ground. This site is also overlooking The Beaver Preserve & is located near the kayak launch that guests may use to explore the Beaver Lake & wetland. We offer two, free single kayaks for guest use. This site is one of four through Tentrr, & although this preserve is private and an exclusive property only for Tentrr & Airbnb guests, there may be other campers, fly fishers, or activity going on elsewhere by the Falls or on the land, as we are an active nature preserve. Most guests hardly see each other, nor are campsites visible from each other, but you do not have complete unfettered access to the whole property. Your booking only ensures that you have your site reserved not the whole property. The property is open only to reserved guests, so there are no crowds.

Depending on the weather and vehicle, you normally drive within yards of the campsite. In a two-wheel drive vehicle you may wish to park by the entrance in our designated area.

Property Information:

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 serves as the terminus for Sweet Springs Creek. Surrounded by the verdant George Washington National Forest, our portion, the Upper Falls, consists of 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 amaze and delight.

Sweet Springs Creek decorates our picturesque private property, and serves as a long 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, called the Stick Marsh, which has an active beaver dam. Be careful! They do bite!

Beaverdam Falls is also home to an active lick for wildlife, and one can also stubble upon various small ponds and creeks that trickle out of our mountains. The rich biodiversity of the land also includes a gigantic sulphur cave that is as rare as the falls are beautiful.

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 creek, or just to gaze at the celestial stars in stunning black clarity, Beaverdam Falls will not disappoint!

*We welcome all people, races, genders, personalities, etc., & do not discriminate based on any measure. LGBTQ-friendly. Please leave your politics, as well as stress/worries at home!

The Space:
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!

Guest Access:
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.
Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.

Property manager


Languages spoken


Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Food and drink

  • Stovetop


  • 1 bedroom


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Soap

Outdoor areas

  • Deck
  • Barbecue grill
  • Firepit


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Designated smoking areas

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 500 sq ft (46 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Tentrr Signature Site Stick Marsh at Beaverdam Falls
Tentrr Signature Site "stick Marsh" at Beaverdam Falls
Tentrr Signature Site "the Cattails" at Beaverdam Falls
Tentrr Signature Site - Beaverdam Falls, The Cattails Campsite
Tentrr Signature Site - Beaverdam Falls, The Cattails Covington

About this area


Located in Covington, this campground is in a rural area and on a river. Local points of interest include Jefferson National Forest, Greenbrier Golf Course, and Humpback Covered Bridge.

What's nearby

  • Greenbrier Golf Course - 23 min drive
  • George Washington National Forest - 28 min drive
  • Organ Cave - 36 min drive
  • Lake Moomaw - 37 min drive
  • Humpback Covered Bridge - 55 min drive

Getting around

  • White Sulphur Springs Station - 22 min drive
  • Roanoke Regional Airport (ROA) - 73 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 5 reviews
5 - Excellent 80%
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1 - Terrible 20%

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful Waterfall Camping!
This is a great site with a few good short hikes nearby and Beau went above and beyond as our host to make everything perfect!
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Loved this hidden oasis!
My husband and I booked last minute the night before we came and we couldn't have been more happy. The Cattails site was very private yet open, very quiet and peaceful. There are a lot of bugs so you have to stay sprayed down while there. The tent was nice, comfortable and spacious. Little amenities were on a table and lanterns on each nightstand. The tents overhead solar light didn't turn on but we may just not have known how it works. The property is clean and Beau is so nice. He rode out to greet us. Feeding the trout and sitting by the waterfall was peaceful and so relaxing to unplug. We drove to Lake Moomaw which is about 22 minutes away. I highly recommend that. They have the dam, boat ramp and beach. You can kayak, fish and it was absolutely beautiful. It rained one night. The tent was dry and we slept wonderful! We will be back, thank you Beau!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

The host lives close and was super friendly. Very nice people. Will go back. The property was beautiful beyond words!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Never spoke to property owner. There was a sign telling us to fill out a waiver, but there were no waivers. We got lost on the property because of lack of speaking to anyone. Owner should put on the listing to bring a terrain vehicle or 4x4. The tent was dirty, he’s leaves the cleaning up to the previous guests to do, we had to find our own fire wood, all the tiki torches were empty, the “outhouse” was DISGUSTING, horseflies swarmed out when I opened it. The cattails tent is awful. The “top of the rock” tent is a lot cleaner and taken care of. Owner should really put in a little more effort in keeping the place clean, and maybe be around to meet and help guests. Our experience was terrible.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful Getaway!
Such a beautiful spot with an amazing private waterfall just for you! Everything was clean and very thoughtful with the tent accessories and firepit. We highly recommend this if your looking for a nice glamping get away - my husband and I will definitely be going back soon :)
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021