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Amanda's 5 Acre Unfenced Private Dog Park In Charlottesville

Charlottesville, Virginia
5 acres
5.04 reviews
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Hosted by Amanda H.




Designed for private play
Only the people and dogs in your booking are allowed in the spot during your visit.

Distractions seen/heard from the spot

Other dogsSometimes

Other domestic animalsSometimes

Other peopleSometimes

Private entryNo



Dog drinking water


Dog treats



$10 per dog per hour

50% off all dogs after the 1st dog

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Charlottesville, Virginia


This private residential property features abundant off street parking and walking trails amidst a forest and 2 shallow creeks. Though unfenced, we offer doggie bags, sunscreen, big repellent as well as dog treats, human snacks, and light beverages to our guests. Enjoy walks and games of fetch amongst woodland wildlife just minutes from downtown Charlottesville! For breaks, please make yourself (and your dogs) comfortable on chairs at the creek, firepit, or back porch.


100% of guests said this spot was as clean as expected during their visit.


Stairs are required to access supplies on the side porch (with the red door). Property is composed of gently rolling paths among the woods - some trails have woodchips, some do not. Tick and mosquito spray recommended (and available on-site - for humans). Access back paths extending until Lambs Rd by crossing a creek using stone steps. Walk the trails at your own risk! While we do maintain them, please be mindful of sticks, rocks, mud, and other potential tripping hazards. Trails are groomed and marked with white blazes on the trees and/or affixed to yellow poles.


1 Extra Adult$5

2 adults are included with each booking; add a third adult to your reservation for $5.


1 Extra Adult$5

2 adults are included with each booking; add a third adult to your reservation for $5.

Host Rules

Minimum visit length
1.0 hour
Required advanced notice for visits
6 hours
Max dogs per booking
Is the host present?
I generally do not meet my guests
Additional rules

* Two adults max included in each booking. If you would like to bring more adults with you, please add these "extras" to your reservation ($5 per person beyond 2). If you plan to bring children with you, please contact me in advance -- the forest is not suitable for very young children who are not strong and independent walkers. * Dispose of all droppings, garbage, and recycling in the outdoor bins located on the side porch or at the top of the driveway. * No access to the screened-in porch, garage, or home is permitted; however, you are welcome to use any other seating you'd like. Please replace weather coverings for any furniture you use. * Walk the trails at your own risk. While we do maintain the trails, be mindful of sticks, rocks, mud, and other potential tripping hazards. Trails are groomed and marked with white blazes on the trees and/or affixed to yellow poles. * Guests are prohibited from bringing firearms and other weapons on the property. * Smoking or vaping is only permitted on the gravel driveway and all materials must be taken with you.

Community safety rules
Dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the spot.
Make sure the area is safe and secure before bringing your dog in.
Never enter a spot before your booking start time and never leave late.
Pick up after your dogs. Leave the spot as it was when you arrived.
Always review and abide by spot specific rules.
Unless otherwise stated, restrooms are not available on site.

Booking Policies

Booking Policies
Only one booking is allowed at a time at any spot and there is an enforced 30 min buffer between all bookings to ensure dogs in separate bookings do not meet.
This spot is set for Booking, which means you will be instantly confirmed for any booking you request. You will receive the address and access instruction immediately following booking.
Visits can be moved or cancelled up to 2 hours before a visit.
Visits can be extended and dogs can be added throughout the visit.

(4) Reviews

  • Julia D., Sep 29, 2023

    My dogs had a blast at Amanda’s spot! They loved exploring and splashing around in the small creek. We will definitely be back!

    Host replied: So glad, Julia. And we’d love to have you all back!

  • Madeline G., Sep 26, 2023

    This was my first Sniffspot and I appreciated Amanda's sweet welcome message and encouragement to enjoy the space. Everything was great! I loved how close we were to Charlottesville shops (esp Trader Joe's!) and it was an easy stop on a road trip to walk and picnic with our dog. Lots of room to walk × my dog enjoyed dunking herself in a little watering hole part of the stream (stream was dry at time if our visit). We mostly walked with a long line after an inadvertent deer chasing. My dog came back to her whistle recall and we did not test it again.

    Host replied: So glad you had a nice time — the encounter with my “neighbors” notwithstanding :)

  • Nancy C., Sep 4, 2023

    I’m pretty sure my dog had one of his best days today, romping over the whole space here at Amanda’s. He’s not a swimmer, but he loved splashing in the creek - although that might also be because he had a bath two days ago! I did three laps of the trails while my dog did about 27. He was thrilled to be able to run and explore as he pleased! My dog is dog reactive, so I asked Amanda to keep her dog in and we never even heard a peep. There is one bordering neighbor at the back of the woods with dogs, but they were securely fenced and we merely heard a bit of barking. It was such a joy to see my dog be able to freely run off leash, living his best life, without worrying about a negative encounter. (Joy for him and joy for me!)

    Host replied: What a beautiful boy! We loved having you. Please feel welcome to come again anytime.

  • Crystal D., Aug 31, 2023

    Amanda's place is perfect, my girls had the best time playing in the creeks, running the trails and sniffing all the things! I can see this becoming our new favorite place! The trails are marked and mostly clear (beware of spider webs!) We will definitely be back.

    Host replied: So glad you all enjoyed yourselves! They are so adorable. I’d be delighted to you have you all back.

Meet your host

Amanda H.

Joined in August 2023

I am thrilled to welcome you and your beloved to come explore the woods around my home! I work from home for a nonprofit organization, and generally expect to be here during your visit, although I will respectfully give you your space because I am immune suppressed. In addition to my own dog, I have an indoor-outdoor cat. I require advance notice for bookings to ensure that I can secure them during your visit.

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