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Destination Outdoors! DO IT!

· Cullowhee, Jackson, North Carolina
108 acres hosted by Matt S.
3 Vehicle/Tent sites · 1 tent site
Private sites
100% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Near Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.
Matt is a Star Host
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Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Four years ago I purchased my dream retirement.... 108 acres in the beautiful college town of Cullowhee, NC. Nestled up to the Great Smoky Mountains National park, this property is unique in everything it offers. Riverside on the renowned fly fishing river, the Tuckasegee River, or ridge top on Cullowhee Mountain, elevation 3850'. There are improved camp sites, a yurt, or free range camping and hiking. The fall views are spectacular, wherever you decide to locate. We implement " Leave no trace" rules and welcome respectful 4wd access to our ridge top. We are currently endeavoring agroforestry techniques to respectfully harvest the bounties of the woodlands in our Living Mountain Farms online store. Our hope is to one day make this magical mountain sustain those who reside upon the reserve, and provide a most memorable stay for our guests! Destination Outdoors! DO IT!
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Cullowhee, Jackson, North Carolina, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), and Miccosukee First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Matt S.Joined in August 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within an hour
74 Ratings · 58 reviews
Ken J.recommends
October 21, 2023
Destination Outdoors! DO IT! Ridge
Awesome site and view!
The site and view were awesome; much better than expected. Matt has a great place. I will be visiting again.
Heidi B.recommends
October 15, 2023
Site 2 - Ridge Top 2! Spectacular view!
Tent camping on Matt’s land was awesome! There was room to explore and he made sure we were all set with directions and everything we needed. The views were amazing. Definitely need a 4x4 vehicle which is stated in the listing. We will definitely be back!
Miriam A.recommends
October 11, 2023
Destination Outdoors! DO IT! River1
Camping with dogs
We loved tent camping at Destination Outdoors! The views were spectacular! Our dogs loved running in and out of the river. And Matt was a great host. We look forward to coming back!!
Jon M.recommends
September 5, 2023
Destination Outdoors! DO IT! Ridge
10/10. This was our second time camping at Matt's property. The first time we stayed by the river and this time we had a blast up on the top of the ridge with 4 people and our 2 dogs. Matt was super easy to communicate with and made sure we had everything we needed to have a great time. We're looking forward to coming back!
Alex H.recommends
July 25, 2023
Destination Outdoors! DO IT! River1
This place is great! Super private, right on the river. Matt was super nice and had great communication. Highly recommend.
Bradley C.recommends
October 20, 2022
Destination Outdoors! DO IT! River1
I can't say enough about the river site on Matt's property. Absolutely stunning view and very secluded. It definitely needs a 4wd to access but is well worth it. Matt and his son Cole were excellent hosts, making sure I had everything I needed. Cole was gracious enough to have me up the hill for dinner one evening, an unforgettable meal of local wild game (smoked bear ribs, which was first for me). I dont think it said in the advertisement but there is a well kept bath house at the top of the hill if you need to use the facilities(I didn't actually have to dig any holes in the woods). I would definitely stay again.
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