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Greenheart Place
213 reviews
· Hot Springs, North Carolina
30 acres
8 sites
8 Tent
In 2000, David and Jeanette Kendall found a small abandoned high mountain apple orchard and meadows growing back to forest. After much hard work, they founded a small community, restored the farm, and built a small rustic lodge in the forest. There are many ways to enjoy your stay here at Green Heart Forest. You can walk in our meditation gardens; help with chores in our organic/permaculture gardens and orchards; gather fresh produce from them and cook healthy meals over your campfire. Or you can just relax and enjoy the wisdom of the forest. Perched along a ridge amongst large trees and a diverse understory, you'll have your own base camp for exploring and enjoying the great outdoors. Makes you feel like you could stay all summer long!
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Hot Springs, North Carolina, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by David K.Joined in July 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 8 hours
281 Ratings · 213 reviews
Philip B.recommends
September 12, 2022
Site 5 Primitive Group Camping
Loved the campsite! Beautiful area with a lot of tree cover.
Luke D.recommends
September 4, 2022
Site 1: Our most remote/ site.
My wife and I had a great experience at David’s property! He and his 120lb adorable black lab met us at the lodge when we arrived, and we were talked through all the logistics of the land. We stayed at site 1 which was very private and had its own fire pit, picnic table, and log stumps to sit on. The ground was tightly packed sand, so definitely bring some extra cush for your sleeping arrangements. David gave us access to his lodge for toilet/shower/sink use from 8a-8p, and a porta potty otherwise which is very generous of him. He’s got chopped wood for sale so we didn’t have to bring any or cut our own. David was attentive to our needs and made us feel right at home. He even has fresh well water at your convenience! We had the greatest time hiking to Max Patch and exploring the area. The trails are marked with green hearts so you never feel lost. The only thing that occurred that we didn’t expect was the noise at the campsite. We heard a few planes over head in the middle of the night which made the wildlife antsy and pretty vocal most of the night. Sonny the puppy is a sweet addition to the property, but be cautious if your own dog isn’t fond of other dogs. Sonny is friendly and isn’t afraid to approach you or your dog which might lead to nervousness. Overall, we had a wonderful time and carry lots of new memories with us!
Allie K.doesn't recommend
August 30, 2022
Site 3 Largest group site
Poor Host Communication
I can’t speak to the actual camping spot - it rained over the weekend so our plans were cancelled. Booking however was confusing. The information was not clear and a friend who has camped here a few times explained that I overpaid $60. I emailed and asked for a $60 refund but never even heard back from the host. Because of that I will not book here again.
Alexa R.recommends
August 2, 2022
Artist's Cabin
The cabin was so cozy and peaceful. I loved reading and hanging out on the deck. The property is so beautiful and has hiking trails. David is so kind. Sonny the dog is so sweet and funny! I loved my stay, and exploring the area! So much to do and see
Tracey B.recommends
July 28, 2022
Site 5 Primitive Group Camping
Campsite with trails to Max Patch
You can hike to Max Patch from the site. It was 4 miles round trip per our Garmin watch and we did it with an 8 and 4 year old (who were pretty exhausted but did it!) It was the most beautiful mainland hike I have ever done and I have been to many beautiful places. It can be easy to get lost so make sure to ask for specifics before you go from the host. The site itself was nice and is the only site you can park your vehicle at. Considering our gear, this is a must for us! The lodge is a small hike from the site but an interesting one and the lodge is equipped with a very nice clean bathroom and shower. I will say this is not a spot to camp if you are afraid or annoyed by dogs. We were greeted by a giant dog that jumped into the truck as my husband was opening the door and he went straight to the back seat to lick my kids faces. We happen to love dogs but were startled enough to jump out of the truck so fast and my kids were freaked out. This is apparently routine for the dog and he happened on our campsite often and stole a hotdog quite literally from my kids mouth. Otherwise, it was very relaxing and quite nice.
Frank L.recommends
July 18, 2022
Site 4 One car parking adjac.
Camping at David’s property was an absolutely amazing experience. David is an incredibly gracious host opening his land and providing us with what we needed such as directions, clean water, and a running shower. He explained his land to us, which was incredibly well maintained featuring plots for tent camping, a zen garden, and well maintained hiking trails leading to Max Patch. I will absolutely be returning to this site the next time that I want to visit the area.
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