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Fairmead Farm

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· Pickens, South Carolina
110 acres
2 sites
1 Glamping
1 Vehicle/Tent
Fairmead Farm has been a working farm since the 1700s.  Native Americans and early European settlers rest on these grounds.  The relics of their pasts are here to remind us that this land afforded tranquil and simple living.  A trail to the corn liquor still site suggests they had a lively business. In the early 1900s, residents corralled their hogs in a small cave to protect their animals from the elements.  Our family has been a part of the Appalachian Carolinas, and we have a long history of farming and forestry since the Irish immigration.   We have 3 listings, a cabin, and 2 camp sites to chose from. While the camps sites are pet friendly, the cabin is not - so please book accordingly. All of our accommodations have access to toilets, potable water, showers, and wifi. Other amenities vary by site - so be sure to read over each before booking. The first thing you'll notice when you step out of your car, is the solitude enhanced by a mountain ridge nearly all the way around the property. You can enjoy exposed rock boulders on our slopes. Access to public hiking trails on the ridge.   From the ridge, you can almost touch Table Rock Mountain (State Park), Sassafras Mountain, Whiteside Mountain (Cashiers, NC) and beyond.  Our farm residence (circa early 1900s) fades into the panorama tranquility will not intrude upon your camping sites.  Enjoy our full-service bathroom with running water. Grocery store and hardware store just 10 minutes away is hard to believe.  
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Pickens, South Carolina, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Brian O.Joined in February 2019
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 5 hours
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87 Ratings · 106 reviews
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Brandon H.recommends
November 21, 2022
Cabin in the Deep Woods
Fantastic cabin and wonderful property with plenty of privacy. It was cold outside but the cabin was cozy and warm. The outhouse was chilly but had hot water and was comfortable. We stayed for a Clemson game and it was an easy trip to the stadium. Nearby Pickens is a nice little town with food, cafes, and some antique stores.
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Cebearn C.recommends
November 13, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Great spot
Brian has a great spot for camping. He is very accommodating and helpful. He met us the first night we arrived and showed us where everything was in the best place to put our overland or trailer. We invited them down in the evening to hang with us by the fire and he joined us for about an hour each night. It was a very fun trip. We shall return
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Sarah L.recommends
November 10, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
The campsite was great! I had a little fire pit, picnic table, and great tent patch. Brian was kind enough to provide firewood as well. The bathroom was super clean and the hot shower felt amazing after a long day of hiking. Sam the doggo provided great companionship and the night was calm quite.
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Cindy G.recommends
November 6, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Great place!
Brain was cordial and knowledgeable, with a lovely property! Our campsite was nice- quiet (a few wildlife noises 🦉) and scenic. It was a short hike to the bathroom, so you may want to bring a bucket/camp toilet. Sam the dog was very friendly and played well with our male puppy. Would definitely stay again.
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Steve B.recommends
October 17, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Great campsite w/nice bathroom
Camped in two tents, with plenty of room for more. Beautiful land and area. Nice hike only 5 min away at Big Rock Mtn. There is a nice bathroom shared with the cabin that is available for campers as well. The campsite is about 150 feet from the host's house, but did not impact the feel of remote camping we were looking for. Brian is a great host and has a sweet yellow lab. Sam, the lab, does like to get into your food/drink, so you'll need to keep an eye on that or put him on the run/leash next to Brian's house if it bothers you. Since we were kayaking, I wasn't able to bring my dog along... so having Sam around the campfire was welcomed.
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Shaina B.recommends
September 25, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Very clean and quiet!
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Lindy P.recommends
September 18, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Beautiful, serene, and restorative
Brian's land is really peaceful and beautiful. The campsite overlooks pasture and has beautiful woods surrounding. The ridge surrounds the cove and gives a really safe and sheltered atmosphere. Very calm and serene location that is also full of interesting history.
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Susanne S.recommends
September 12, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Amazing property!
Brian’s property is amazing. Very quiet and remote. He was the perfect host. Sam was a great guard dog. Will definitely be back.
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Jacob P.recommends
September 4, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Blue Ridge Mountain Camping
Upon arrival, Brian was there to greet and meet me at the location. As I was pulling up in the car, it started to rain. He suggested I use the sheltered tent site, which was nice, because the tent site I booked was not sheltered. He is passionate about the area, let me know that he is accessible by phone at any time. The bathroom is very nice and the warm shower was perfect before a days trip kayaking to the waterfall on Lake Jocassee. Thanks Brian!
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Michael B.recommends
September 1, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
This is an amazing campsite and Brian is a fantastic host. We have been here a couple times now and it’s perfect. The farm is idyllic to wake up to in the morning and peaceful at night. Nearby lots of great activities and laid out extremely well. Better than a hotel!
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Misael M.recommends
August 15, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Great campsite with loads of space, feels very peaceful and relaxing. Brian and his dog Sam are very nice
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Jody H.recommends
July 22, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Brian was very friendly and helpful. We pitched out tent at the site further away from the house, nestled in the trees and near the potable water source.
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Sonja P.recommends
July 19, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Brian's farm was a peaceful and safe place to camp. The tent site was level and a picnic table, fire pit, firewood and ample chairs were provided.
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Michael D.recommends
July 13, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Base Camp
Brians site was really nice and peaceful. His campsites are somewhere between a campground and primitive camping. The tent site has a level, elevated pad, picnic table, swing, fire pit, and water hose. There is no outlet, but there is a shower/sink/toilet just a few minutes' walk away. The great thing about his site is that there are no campers around you and it is very private in that regard. Brian does have firewood and asks for a donation if you use it. He also shuttles people for the foothills trail and his site can be a good base camp if you are coming in from out of town. If I car camp again in that area, I'll look to Brian's farm first.
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Matthew S.recommends
June 19, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Enjoyed my stay on Brians farm. Camp area was super peaceful along stream in a beautiful setting. Brian was a great host and his dog was super friendly. Brian clealry loves sharing his space with others. Very convenient for hiking around table rock. Brian even offered to shuttle me to occonnee state park to start my hike.
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Kristine L.recommends
June 6, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Beautiful and serene! Brian was a great host. Would camp here again.
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Anthony D.recommends
June 2, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
2ed camping trips.
I love it there it so peaceful Brian keep it clean and looking good. My job had called. On my last day there. And told Me they really need me to come in so I left in early morning. Brim mite have been at church and I never sead than. You and good buy. He does have a grate dogs.
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Jacob H.recommends
May 31, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Peaceful mountain retreat
Brian's farm is a well kept, peaceful retreat with many outdoor activities a short drive away! The campsite itself has every amenity a camper could want including firewood access. A hidden gem with a gracious host!
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William C.recommends
May 20, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Great farm, great host!
Brian is a wonderful host! He allowed me to hook up my camper to his barn so we could enjoy a little air conditioning. He also extended our stay by a few hours to accommodate our schedule. The farm is beautiful and very quiet. I will definitely be back!
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Tammy G.recommends
May 15, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Quiet peaceful camping
Awesome upstate location with great shade, camping spots, nature, restroom, and Sam the sweet lab! We camped on site 1 next to creek and had a great canopy of trees. There was a large raised tent pad with plenty of room for our 4 person tent. Also had many locations to hang out hammocks.
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Patrick P.recommends
May 13, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Campout With Class in SC Mountains
The camp experience at Fairmead Farm was VERY well-hosted. Super responsive and personable. Brian has everything set up to provide the greatest possible enjoyment of his South Carolina mountain cove property.
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Leslie B.recommends
April 24, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Beautiful Spring Camping Trip
Fairmead farm was a great stay! We camped with our 2 dogs and our little girl, everyone had a great time! Brian is flexible and easy to work with. Thanks for a great trip!
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Isaac B.recommends
April 10, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Beautiful campsite with friendly do
We loved staying at Brian's campsite! It feels very secluded in the bathroom facilities are very nice! We had plenty of space to stretch out and throw the frisbee. Brian was very accommodating and a great host! We will definitely be coming back here soon!
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Katherine C.recommends
March 22, 2022
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Beautiful site and gracious host!
We loved our stay at Brian’s! He is so kind and made sure we had kindling, firewood, and offered us hot coffee in the morning. We had great conversation with him and enjoyed playing with his dog, Sam. Brian was very responsive to our texts when we were coming, too. The site is well equipped with water, a clean bathroom, a picnic table, and a bench swing - so you can leave your chairs at home! Brian thought through all the details. If you aren’t up for a tent, check out his cabin on Hipcamp. We saw his beautiful craftsmanship on the same secluded land. Lots of great hiking in the area. We will definitely be back!
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Tyler R.recommends
February 25, 2022
Fairmead Farm Shed Tent Site 2
Great place! Brian was an awesome guys, full of wisdom. His land is quiet and has a great, wild, adventurous atmosphere. We came in for just a quick 20 hr camp "fix". Perfect. Would love to come back!
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Edward C.recommends
January 1, 2022
Fairmead Farm Shed Tent Site 2
Everything was great! Bath house is exceptional
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Phoebe G.recommends
November 28, 2021
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Will definitely return!
My husband and I stayed at Site 1 with our two dogs for Thanksgiving weekend. The host, Brian, and his dog, Sam, welcomed us warmly. Brian was very responsive and kind to us throughout our stay. Sam loves to play with other dogs, and he generally roams their land. The site was level and expansive. We enjoyed having a water supply at the site, the fire pit was large, and there was ample seating provided. It would be great in the summer because the sun sets behind the trees, which shades the site for much of the afternoon. The bathroom was clean and warm, but it was a fairly significant walk uphill, which was no problem for us! For reference, Site 1 is closer to the bathroom than Site 2, but the cabin is the closest to the bathroom. The only electricity is in the bathroom, so the campsites themselves are primitive. It is a great location close to hikes and also grocery stores if needed. Overall, great experience, and we plan to return in the future!
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Anthony D.recommends
November 21, 2021
Fairmead Farm Shed Tent Site 2
It was so nice peaceful as hell
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Jessica L.recommends
November 19, 2021
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
Best camping experience ever!
this was my first time camping, and it couldn’t have gone better. It’s such beautiful property, and I felt very safe there. Brian was an incredible host, made me feel right at home and let me know he was available if I needed anything, even came to check on me a few times during my stay An increased the quality of my campfire by far. Sam the dog was a wonderful companion and made sure that I knew he was available for hugs and running around anytime. The bathroom and shower were incredibly clean and easy to use, I truly enjoyed my stay there and can’t wait to go back. There is firewood available, and a beautiful big fire pit. I couldn’t be happier with my experience there and highly recommend it.
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Jacob O.recommends
November 7, 2021
Fairmead Farm Creekside Tent Site 1
A good stay.
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