Hipcamp host Elizabeth R.,
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Have an unique camping adventure and sleep among the trees in a Tentsile tree tent. The tent has two levels, first take the steps up to the hammock (called the trillium) and climb onto it.  Next, enter the tent through the door in the center of the second level. The

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If you deal with chemical sensitivities, I do not use harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances.

Have an unique camping adventure and sleep among the trees in a Tentsile tree tent. The tent has two levels, first take the steps up to the hammock (called the trillium) and climb onto it.  Next, enter the tent through the door in the center of the second level. The tent has mosquito netting and a rain fly. The site is nestled in the woods, private, and over looks a horse pasture.

There is a fire pit, with a grill as well as a rocket stove.  We do not provide firewood. However, you are free to gather dead fall wood to add to your fire.  The canopy of trees keeps even the dry wood difficult to light. Please bring fire starters, charcoal briquettes, etc. for helping you get a fire going.

Sit around the campfire. Go to sleep listening to the creek and frogs.  Read a book. Dream new dreams. This is a great place get away from it all.

Included are many kitchen amenities for you to use, a Coleman Stove, pots, pans, plates, a coffee percolator, and utensils.

If you wish to have more than 3 people, message me, and we can work it out. There is a small, flat spot that accommodates a small tent, too.

Located in Moravian Fall, NC, about 15 minutes from Hwy 421, this shelter is complete with a rain fly and mosquito netting.  The campsite is situated on a steep hillside, overseeing a horse pasture. The tent is designed to protect you in all weather conditions, rain or shine.

Once you arrive, you will have a short,  3 minute trek down the stairs, down the hillside, through the woods to this location. You will be surrounded by trees and embraced by the landscape.   The Tree Tent is built to house three people. Below the tent is the Trillium, a hammock that provides three more sleeping spaces. However, because of weight limitations, we do not allow 6 people.

Lay on the hammocks and listen to the horses grazing peacefully below the camp. The creek babbles near by. In the evening, the tree frogs sing their nighttime song. When the fireflies come out, they twinkle like nature's Christmas lights. 

A short walk away,  is the common area, which includes the creek, slack line, slide, the well, potable water, the outdoor dish washing station, etc.

Please consider our other sites as well. They will be listed to the right of this site on your computer screen. The Babbling Brook Treehouse, Happy Hillside Hammock Camping, and the Cozy Cottage Farm Stay. All sites are unique, fully equipped, and are within walking distance of each other.

LOCAL ACTIVITIES:  to the west is the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is 30 minutes away.  15 minutes away is Kerr Scott Dam where you can rent kayaks, pontoon boats, as well as other sporting equipment. Fish, go mountain biking on the extensive trails, and hiking.

Prayer Mountain is right up the road, about 2 miles away.

Heading east, you can find several fine wineries and vineyards that you can visit. There is also a moonshine distillery in town.  About a half hour away is an Amish community that has several businesses open to the public, including the Shiloh Bakery and General Store. They are closed on Sunday and Monday.

To the northeast, about 45 minutes away, is Stone Mountain. Absolutely fantastic hiking, it is also an old homestead that has been renovated and is open to the public.

To the south, there is Rocky Face Park, where there is hiking and rock climbing. Nearby, is Emerald Hollow Mine, where you can go and find, and keep, precious stones  you find in the nearby river. There is also a great disk course course, Highland Hills Disc Golf Course, one of the top 25 in the country. There is fun for all ages. 

 Merlefest, (the last weekend in April), a world class Bluegrass festival, is located right in our town. 

Be sure to look at the activities section below for additional information.

ARRIVAL TIME - Because of the steep hillside, dense underbrush, and the dense darkness of the woods at night, is difficult to get into the site after dark. Please come before the sun sets. Please bring flashlights!!

TRASH REMOVAL: Please take your trash with you. 

CAMPING IN THE TENTSILE IN COOLER WEATHER: As the cool air comes through the bottom of the tree tent, it is recommended that you bring one or two blankets to put under your sleeping bag. A double layer is recommended to keep out the cold. (blanket plus sleeping bag)

FYI, if you want more than 3 campers,  PLEASE ASK ME. There is room on the trillium to sleep, the lower level of the treetent for an 3 additional campers. There is also a shelter with mosquito netting where a tent could be staked. Please see photos. Please feel free to reach out to me if you want to increase the number of people staying in your group.

DISCLAIMER: WHILE WE HAVE MADE EVERY EFFORT TO MAKE EVERYTHING AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE, YOU ARE CAMPING HERE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE PROPERTY IS STEEP, WITH NARROW, AND SOMETIMES WET PATHS.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Playground available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Elizabeth a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

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Starting a fire with a ferrel rod

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Kerr Scott Dam is 15 minutes away and has great biking paths. One of our guests went there and said it was fantastic! There are...Read more

Boating

Kerr Scott Dam, 15 minutes away, allows boating. A recent guest rented a pontoon boat for four hours and had a picnic. You coul...Read more

Fishing

Kerr Scott Reservoir has fishing, only 15 minutes away. https://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lakes-and-Dams/W-Ker...Read more

Hiking

There are many wonderful places in the area to go hiking. Stone Mountain, Rocky Face Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway has multi...Read more

Horseback riding

Love Valley is a cowboy town30 minutes here. It has quite a history! Only horses are allowed in this town so it is a fun day tr...Read more

Paddling

You can rent kayaks and go tubing on the Yadkin River. Call Cooks Sports to reserve your kayak. (336) 667-4121. Or call Kayak a...Read more

Climbing

Check out Rocky Face Park in Hiddenite. There is climbing available there. https://rockyfacepark.com/

Swimming

15 minutes from the camp is: Sun Crest Water Park 6806 All Healing Springs Rd Taylorsville, NC 28681 http://suncrestwaterpark....Read more

Whitewater paddling

Information on local white water rafting can be found here: http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/12438.html

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Suspended Sanctuary Tentsile Tree Tent in North Carolina.

Forest

The entire area is wooded.

Lake

The lake is owned by a church. At this time, we do not have permission to use the dock and the lake. However, you can walk and ...Read more

Mountainous

Nearby, there are many short drives that will take you places with awesome views. Please ask for suggestions.

River, stream, or creek

You have access to the creek for playing, splashing, resting. However, you will be sharing this spot with another small campsite.

Waterfall

About a five minute drive away, you can see Moravian Falls... the waterfall. You need to pay to go into the area, but it is eas...Read more

Wetlands

There is a small wetland where a spring run off meets the brook. There are many crawfish holes scattered around the property. C...Read more

Farm

Come up to the farm and pet the donkeys, goats, and horses.

Driveway

PLEASE READ: Our driveway services three homes on 20 plus acres of property. Our guest parking is on a narrow pull over on the ...Read more

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Hipcamper Kaitlyn

10/10 best stay yet!

Kaitlyn C.
recommends this listing.
November 13th, 2022

This stay was a 10/10!!! My boyfriend and I booked it- even in the middle of a tropical depression we had a BLAST!! Elizabeth provided us with everything… there was an outhouse for the bathroom, a separate place to eat dinner away from the bugs and the rain, an outdoor shower, a beautiful campfire set up, a kitchen place, hammocks, etc… all that before you even get to the tent! Which was the highlight of the trip :). We got to sleep in the trees!! Everything about this camp site was amazing! Elizabeth even met us to walk us down to the campsite! The weather cleared up and the night ended up being amazing!!! If you aren’t too interested in staying up in the trees- she has other campsites with house structures you should definitely check out!!

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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on November 13th, 2022

Nice review! Thanks for taking time for all the detail. It was a BLAST having you here.

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Hipcamper Foster

Love!

Foster H.
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October 23rd, 2022

It was a fun experience for us! Loved Elizabeth’s dogs, and she was very friendly and accommodating! Beautiful views in the morning and everything you need to camp!

Hipcamper Andrea

Eavesdropping on leaves dropping ;)

Andrea B.
recommends this listing.
October 10th, 2022

I had one of the most relaxing weekends ever, snoozing in a cocoon suspended between three trees. Getting into and out of the safari stingray was a lot more straightforward than my middle-aged knees had anticipated, and I had a front row seat to watch the leaves turn from green to yellow and red and fall. The hosts, Mark and Elizabeth, were gracious, hospitable, generous people and I felt really cared for during my time there -- not at all like I was by myself as I was. Three dogs visited me during the evening - felt like they were also watching out for me. The hosts let me stay a little longer than check-out time, too, so I was able to squeeze in an extra morning of reading Toni Morrison to the nascent sounds of fall. Twas lovely and I can't wait to go back, this time for longer. After a short time I felt like I'd had a vacation!

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on October 11th, 2022

What a lovely review! Thank you so much. I'm looking forward to your return!

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Hipcamper Kate
Kate G.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2022

Elizabeth was very responsive whenever we had questions before camping and while at the site. Their property is gorgeous and we loved being able to play on the slack line and in the creek and walk the trails. Definitely pack light, but they make it easy - pretty much everything you need is provided. Just bring bedding and food. There were other campers at the other sites, but we couldn't hear them. Our site was very private and it was nice to know others were camping in the woods nearby. We fell IN LOVE with Seth, their black lab. He would come and visit us and say hello. Our son is a bit weary of dogs and he actually found Seth to be approachable and liked him! Overall a really nice trip, beautiful property, friendly hosts. The suspended tree tent was a lot of fun.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on September 26th, 2022

What a beautiful review! Thank you. I hope you can return, I'll bring Seth with me, with bells on his feet.

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Hipcamper Tamara

10/10 stay

Tamara J.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2022

We had a relaxing and affordable stay! We stayed two nights and would have stayed longer if we could. The owners are very friendly and great hosts. Highly recommend.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on September 22nd, 2022

Thank you so much!! Great review.

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Hipcamper Annie
Annie S.
recommends this listing.
September 9th, 2022

We loved this site! The campsite had everything we needed and more, and the owners were extremely friendly.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on September 22nd, 2022

Thank you!

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Hipcamper Julie
Julie T.
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2022

Suspended Sanctuary is amazing. Sleeping on the trillium is super comfortable, and the space is sacred. Quiet, beautiful, secluded without prohibitive travel. Elizabeth is inviting and warm without intrusion. My daughter and I had a fabulous overnight, and we are already checking our calendars for our next visit. (PS-it truly is stocked with all anyone could need. Bring something to cuddle into at night, something to eat, and then, just relax with everything that else that is provided).

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on September 22nd, 2022

Super review. Thank you.

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Hipcamper Brianna
Brianna E.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2022

This place was INCREDIBLE! Gorgeous property set up absolutely perfect with the cutest touches. Everything you could ever need to have the most special tree camping time

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on September 22nd, 2022

Amazing. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.

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Hipcamper Bethany
Bethany R.
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June 12th, 2022

We loved the tree tent! It was so nice having everything set up and all the things we needed for cooking available. We loved all the little touches- fairy garden, solar lights, bridge & slack line. We will definitely be back!

Awards

Best of 2018 North Carolina
2nd place
Property
Self Sufficient Holler
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$49/night
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