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Greenheart Place

· Hot Springs, North Carolina
30 acres hosted by David K.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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
471 ratings · 226 reviews
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I have to say we had the most wonderful experience Glamping at the Artist Cabin this weekend. Despite the weekend being a bit on the soggy side, the team that we came into contact with, could not have been more accommodating and nothing was too much trouble - so a MASSIVE SHOUT OUT to David, Sunny, and everyone for making our stay such a pleasurable one. Many Thanks from Callie, Desiree, and Kairi.
Jacob B.recommends
March 11, 2023
Site 5 Primitive Group Camping
One of the best in the Blue Ridge
I’ve been up and down the Blue Ridge Mountains camping in 100s of sites from National Parks to Hipcamps and everything in between. This is going to be near the top of the list and I can’t recommend this place enough. The campsites themselves were beautiful, nestled on a ridge where you could see mountains through the trees, & very well spaced out with tons of places to put tents/hammocks. We loved having the big fire ring with a grate for cooking and the picnic tables were a great addition. It’s a lot like the campgrounds in some of the local national forests, except you have a shower and bathroom access when you need it! Not to mention the meditation gardens, well water (which was extremely good & clean water), and general beauty of this whole place which the owner has essentially built by hand. David was a pleasure to converse with, and he shared some really cool history about the area. He is someone that quickly got my trust/respect and I felt I could sit down and talk with him for days. The campsites are numbered in a way that the higher the number the further up the hill your campsite is, but it’s still no more than a 50 yard walk down to the lodge. We found plenty of dead wood laying around camp for fires, but my hand saw made everything easier. As others have said, Sunny(the dog) is a kleptomaniac an may sneak into your camp in the morning but as dog owners it did not bother us at all. Thankfully he gets bored quickly. Hike to Max Patch from camp! I’ll be coming back!
Chris G.recommends
November 2, 2022
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Cozy cabin in the woods surrounded by mountains. Very comfortable bed with a view of the sunrise. An outstanding host, David, made me welcome and showed me the vast land and farm that is part of his holdings nearby. Easy and beautiful walk to access Max Patch. The icing on the cake is the most loving black lab, Sunny. You can count on a cheerful greeting from him every day.
Alyssa G.recommends
October 26, 2022
Greenheart Forest Primitive Camping
Great camping area! Nestled in Pisgah National Forest, you're able to take a trail that leads to Max Patch, like your own private pathway to the mountains. Friendly staff, including Owner David and his dog, Sunny. Please be cautious of your belongings if Sunny comes by to visit! He's very sweet. The foliage was beautiful both around the campsite and along the Forest. He's got all the basics you could possibly need, with also the ability to disconnect and tune-in with nature. Would definitely come back and camp here again during another season!
Noelle J.recommends
October 25, 2022
Greenheart Forest Primitive Camping
I loved tent camping here. Site 2 was just over the hill and private with a great forest view, perfect for one tent. I felt safe and comfortable here. I hope to go back!
Elizabeth V.recommends
October 24, 2022
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My husband and I stayed in Dave’s cabin for a quick, short getaway. We needed to some quiet space in the woods and we got just that. It was everything we needed. Clean, bug free and David is a wonderful host! Highly recommend!
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