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Candy Hill Campground

RV camp near Shenandoah National Park in Virginia at Candy Hill Campground. Contrary to what many people think, Candy Hill Campground has no affiliation with Christmas. Rather, once there was a farm where the campground now stands, and a child’s dog passed away and was buried on a hill. This dog’s name was Candy, and the hill thereafter was dubbed Candy Hill.Candy Hill Campground was established in 1979, and it consists of over 100 sites spread out across 100 acres of woodlands. Around three-quarters have full hookups, while the balance has partial (no sewer) hookups. Campers have the option of adding cable TV hookups and using the WiFi.There are several additional amenities that make RV camping at Candy Hill Campground a more comfortable experience. The campground offers a bathhouse, swimming pool, and a laundry room. The on-site camp store is stocked with fresh produce and food, which is convenient for grabbing a forgotten item. Well-behaved leashed dogs are happily welcomed, and there is a fenced dog-run area, too.Candy Hill Campground operates a trolley bus that transports its guests into the nearby historic town, Winchester. Winchester is best known for its annual Apple Blossom Festival, which has occurred since 1924. Usually held in early May, the event has parades, carnivals, and fireworks. It is about three miles to the downtown area of Winchester from Candy Hill Campground.



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Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Rent an RV and gain more immediate access to millions of acres of wilderness that surrounds Candy Hill Campground. To the west is George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, which covers 1.8 million acres of Appalachian mountains. Well over a million acres are undeveloped and virtually untouched by man since the arrival of Europeans in the 1700s. There are over 2,000 miles of established trails for outdoor lovers to explore. A portion of the mighty Appalachian Trail, which stretches over 2,200 miles from Maine to Georgia, passes through the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. Tuscarora Trail also traverses this park.Sky Meadow State Park covers a large swatch of the ridge to the east. Encompassing nearly 2,000 acres, the picturesque park has over 22 miles of hiking trails that pass by a historic farm and ascends to the top of the mountain ridge. Up there, hikers are rewarded with views of George Washington and Jefferson National Forest to the west, the valley to the east, and on an especially clear day, Shenandoah National Park to the south.Covering over a quarter of a million acres, Shenandoah National Park boasts over 500 miles of hiking trails that meander and weave through dense woods, passing by dramatic waterfalls that photographers and artists love to capture. It’s also popular with rock climbers for its unique geological features ranging from time-worn boulder to rugged cliff faces. Considered one of the finest climbing spots on the east coast, second only to the famous Gunks in New York, Shenandoah National Park brings in tens of thousands of climbers of all skill levels annually. Wildlife teems within the park’s boundaries, and a shortlist includes the ubiquitous white-tailed deer, bats, bobcats, and many other small-game creatures. Black bears are rare but are occasionally sighted browsing for sweet berries.

Exploring the Area

Though the outdoor recreational activities in the area are a major draw for people visiting Candy Hill Campground, there are plenty of other things to do and places to see. Hop into a rental motorhome and head across the West Virginia-Virginia state borders to Harpers Ferry, WV. The town boasts not only a civil war museum, historic sites, and fort, many of which can be toured, but also a wide variety of stores with unique goods, art made by local artists, and crafts. There are dozens of antique stores and used bookstores, small restaurants, and pubs dishing up delicious meals and craft breweries.Grapevines thrive in Virginia’s rich, loamy soil, and this region is considered wine country. There are dozens of wineries in the area, some large, while others are “boutique”-sized. A few miles west of Leesburg, VA, is Bluemont Winery. One of the few vineyards actually found on a mountaintop, Bluemont Winery is an award-winning wine producer. Sip a range of white and red wines while looking out at the panoramic views of the valley below.Travel in an Airstream rental back into time at the Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown. The restored 1797 plantation home is one of the few original, still-standing plantations left in Virginia. Using records, drawings, and later, photographs, the staff have lovingly restored the interior’s furnishings. Tour the manor to get a glimpse into the original owners’ lives in the early 1800s.Book an RV in Frederick County today, and hit the road exploring the area with family and friends.


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Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

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Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.