Spirit Lodge ~ Upscale Camping in Authentic Tipi

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Property grounds
1 bedroom, bed sheets
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Overview of Spirit Lodge ~ Upscale Camping in Authentic Tipi

Entire cabin

Spirit Lodge ~ Upscale Camping in Authentic Tipi

7.2 out of 10 Good
7.2/10 Good

Entire cabin

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet friendly
  • Outdoor Space
Lynchburg, VA

Explore the area

  • AirportLynchburg, VA (LYH-Lynchburg Regional)6 min drive
  • Popular LocationPutt-Putt Fun Center7 min drive
  • Popular LocationTiny Town Golf7 min drive
  • Popular LocationVines Center9 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bathroom 1
    No shower or bathtub

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Spirit Lodge ~ Upscale Camping in Authentic Tipi

Cabin in Lynchburg with kitchenette
*We are proud to announce that our tipi's were rated the best glamping location in Virginia by Hospitality Management Degrees*


Enjoy the unique experience of upscale camping in an authentic American Indian Tipi! Cozy up in the fur blankets and listen to the crackling wood and chirping birds. Our horse farm is 5 min. from LU. On site horseback riding, fishing, and hiking are available.
You’ll love the views, the location, the outdoors space! It's a great place for couples, solo adventurers, and families (with kids).

The tipi is located on a private camp site with picnic table, fire pit, hammock, and parking space all to yourself!

Though we do not have air-conditioning, we do have a fan and electrical outlets.

We do have a shower, but keep in mind it is a gravity shower and it is not heated.
There are over 3 miles of hiking trails right out your tipi flap. A fire pit, hammock, picnic table, camp stove, and wood stack are ready and waiting for you. A stocked lake and petting zoo are free to enjoy.

Great dining, views, art and culture, parks, shopping are near by.

You can book on site horse trail rides, guided coon hunts, and even a massage!

--**DISCLAIMER** You acknowledge that this is an outdoor camping experience and there is a risk of insects, wild critters, and weather related discomfort. NO REFUNDS will be given for anything related to these things. There will also be NO REFUNDS for the inability to start your fire. If you need assistance there will be a $25 fee.
Accommodations have kitchenettes with cookware/dishes/utensils.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Angela Dudley



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils


  • Bedroom
  • Bedsheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Outdoor shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Pet friendly
  • 3 pets per room (up to 50 lbs per pet)


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horseback riding nearby
  • Wildlife walks nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit


  • 1 room
  • Garden
  • Sleeps 2

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

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


Pets allowed
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
3 per room (up to 50 lbs per pet)
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

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
Parties and events (including family gatherings, birthday parties and weddings) are allowed on site; maximum attendees: 97
Note from host: Facility can be rented for events
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit
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

Spirit Lodge ~ Upscale Camping in Authentic Tipi Cabin
Spirit Lodge ~ Upscale Camping in Authentic Tipi Lynchburg
Spirit Lodge ~ Upscale Camping in Authentic Tipi Cabin Lynchburg

About this area


This cabin is located in Lynchburg. Sandusky Historic Site and Civil War Museum and Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Putt-Putt Fun Center and Tiny Town Golf. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at LaHaye Ice Center or Vines Center. Fishing offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking and horse riding nearby.

What's nearby

  • Putt-Putt Fun Center - 7 min drive
  • Tiny Town Golf - 7 min drive
  • Vines Center - 9 min drive
  • Williams Stadium - 10 min drive
  • Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Lynchburg-Kemper Street Station - 15 min drive
  • Lynchburg, VA (LYH-Lynchburg Regional) - 6 min drive


  • McDonald's - 5 min drive
  • Joe Beans - 8 min drive
  • Starbucks - 6 min drive
  • Mister Goodies - 5 min drive
  • Iron & Ale Lynchburg Tap and Table - 6 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is Spirit Lodge ~ Upscale Camping in Authentic Tipi pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows pets (limit 3 per room) with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet.

How much does it cost to stay at Spirit Lodge ~ Upscale Camping in Authentic Tipi?

As of Jun 6, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Spirit Lodge ~ Upscale Camping in Authentic Tipi on Jun 7, 2023 start from $89.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

What time is check-in at Spirit Lodge ~ Upscale Camping in Authentic Tipi?

Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Spirit Lodge ~ Upscale Camping in Authentic Tipi?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

Where is Spirit Lodge ~ Upscale Camping in Authentic Tipi located?

Situated in Lynchburg, this cabin is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Putt-Putt Fun Center and within 6 mi (10 km) of Liberty University and Tiny Town Golf. LaHaye Ice Center and Sandusky Historic Site and Civil War Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).




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10/10 Excellent

Jeff B., Thomasville

Liked: Cleanliness
Great spot to rest
The teepee idea was really cool. I like the layout and theme. It is in the woods. I saw a couple of reviews that complained about the mildew smell. It was not bad, especially considering that this is not a hotel and is in the woods in the humid South. Just open the flap and let it air out. While I did not need to cook, the kitchen and stove were really cool. I did catch a few fish in the pond in the evening. I'd do this again. I've had several folks comment that they were jealous and one friend who wants to set up a few of those in NC.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

2/10 Terrible

Michelle F.

Disliked: Cleanliness
After reading the reviews for this property, my friend and I were hesitant to book. However, we consider ourselves adventurous, spend tons of time outdoors and tent camp often. So, we thought it probably wasn’t as bad as some reviews suggested. A day before checking in, I reached out to the host about standard check in questions. Angela, the host, responded very quickly and answered all the questions. We were excited! We get to the property and immediately were hesitant because of junk being piled near our tipi. But hey, everyone has junk so whatever. The tipi looked huge upon arriving, there were chairs for sitting outside, and a hammock. Looked nice. We get our bags and walked in. Mildew and mold instantly hit us. The tipi cloth was covered in mold. There were bees the size of a thumb (not joking). My friend is highly allergic to mold so we knew we couldn’t stay. We left and luckily found a hotel. I will say the bathroom and shower outhouse looked fine. We weren’t mad, but I did message the host to explain we weren’t staying due to mold. I didn’t expect a refund, but I did ask if she would consider even a partial refund. With that being said, I wouldn’t have been upset if she said no to the refund. I’ve worked in hospitality and I get it. However, she never messaged back which did upset me. You could at least acknowledge the message. Anyways, I do not recommend this property at all.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

2/10 Terrible

Clara L.

Disliked: Cleanliness
The property is not at all like what the listing photos make it seem. The pictures that are posted to the VRBO site are beyond deceptive and misleading. The actual property can only be properly described as a dump. When we got to the property where we were supposed to stay, what we found was straight out of a horror film. Not only was the bed not made but the bed linens were tossed in a massive heap on the bed. We both almost had a heart attack because it appeared as though the pile of blankets and sheets was a human being sleeping in the bed. To make matters worse, there were half-drunken beer bottles and cans sprawled across the room as though somebody had just hosted a bachelor party there. The place was a mess and we were both fully convinced that someone was staying there and could return at any moment. Afraid for our lives, we figured that we would be better off getting out of there immediately so we went to the car and did just that. With no place to spend the night, we drove around town for approximately an hour and a half trying to find a hotel with vacancy but unfortunately had no such luck. We must have checked ten or so hotels before we ultimately had to quit the search and return home to Richmond, VA. After an approximately two and a half hour drive, we finally got home at about 5:30 AM the next day. I will be seeking a full refund and, if I do not get it, I will never be booking with VRBO ever again and I will be sure to spread the word to family and friends to make sure that none of them do either because they do not deserve to experience what we have.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2022

10/10 Excellent

Vanessa F.

Great outdoor getaway
I was looking for a little couples getaway spot in nature and this was just that. The lodging was so cute and we had fun setting up a fire and cooking (and roasting marshmallows of course). Yes there are bugs and weather can be tricky, but it was nothing we didn’t already expect and come prepared for in an outdoor-based stay. Thanks for having us, oh and the animals on the property were just the sweetest!
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/10 Poor

Memori S.

Disliked: Cleanliness
Definitely not what we were expecting.
It’s definitely an outdoor experience. There was no way to actually close the doors, anyone can walk in them. Once we arrived we noticed the Tipis hadn’t been cleaned at all, water in the bucket under the sink had been there forever, there was trash all over the place outside. It’s definitely not a glamping experience. We make due and have a good time anywhere we go, but we can check this one of the list.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2021