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Va. Development Site

Conceptual site plan for a glamping park in Virginia.

The Madison County (Va.) Board of Supervisors will consider a special use permit this coming week for a proposed glamping project, according to the Culpeper Star-Exponent.

Realtor and developer Ahmed Helmi is requesting the permit to create his “Robinson River Natural Retreat” on approximately 58.6 acres on Fords Shop Road near the intersection with Beahm Town Road in the Oakpark area. The land is a mix of two parcels, both zoned A-1, agriculture.

Helmi’s vision is to offer luxury accommodations nestled in nature that will attract repeat visitors while respecting the natural habitat. He hopes to create up to 70 short-term rental units with a mixture of cabins and glamping tents as well as a single structure containing a lodge, restaurant and wellness center. He would also construct a spa tent, maintenance and housekeeping building, a pavilion and employee housing buildings.

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