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Martin's Nest Nantahala

· Bryson City, Swain, North Carolina
8 acres hosted by Jim K.
1 RV/tent site · 1 tent site
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Private sites
98% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Near Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Clingmans Dome Visitor Center.
The creek in front of the property is available for use. Great for soaking when the weather gets hot and it's shallow enough to just bring a folding chair. Fish? Yes, there are some trout in there. Got kids? Build a dam! Go for a creek walk! Great hiking at the Wesser Creek Road. A fire tower with great view is about 4.5 miles up that trail. Water source (spring) available at the top. NOC is just down the road, of course. Food, public restrooms. The works. This land was once a hillside farm, after it was first logged early in the last century. They used to grow corn all over the hillside, then let the cows up there to graze and eat up the stalks. If you look closely, you might find some barbed wire in an old oak here and there.
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61 ratings · 51 reviews
Patrick C.recommends
June 1, 2024
Wildercamp (2)
#2 is a great camp spot. We chose to stay in the treehouse and didn’t have to set up a tent. There was a lot of room for one if we had wanted to. The hinged grill for the fire pit was helpful, and the views were nice. Also very easy to navigate from.
Kirsty G.recommends
May 27, 2024
Base Camp (1)
This was my first time using Hipcamp and it turned out to be a great success. This site was absolutely perfect and in an amazing part of town for doing excursions and close to the heart of Bryson City, but tucked back for complete privacy. There’s plenty of hiking to do for incredible views less than an hour away. You can hear the creek running below you which is so nice. The viewing overlook is gorgeous. There is a drawn map in the photos associated with the site posting on here I used to find it. The directions were super easy to follow. I highly anticipate us returning to this spot as we didn’t have enough time to get to everything we wanted to do in the area! I would reccomend bringing a good light or two to use as it gets very dark, but it makes for an amazing view of the stars.
Megan M.recommends
May 20, 2024
Wildercamp (2)
Beautiful site
Very private spacious site. Treehouse was an added bonus! Site is up a gravel road but my 2WD car got up fine. You park at the designated spot and walk a minute to the site. The lookout with the chairs was a beautiful place to have breakfast. So lush and so many great birds and foliage. 30mins from Cherokee and 60mins from GSMNP entrance. Highly recommend this spot.
Mc M.recommends
April 24, 2024
Base Camp (1)
A fantastic base camp
We loved car camping on Jim's base camp one! the location was fantastic with a general store and a gem mine right down the street (would def recommend doing the gem mine perfect activity for a hot day)! The site itself was a very pretty location tucked away in a mountain. You can hear a near by stream running from the site, its very peaceful. There is picnic table and umbrella at the site which cam in super clutch as it was raining some of the days we were there. Jim was very helpful as well answering our questions about getting the water pump to work!
Officially C.recommends
April 23, 2024
Base Camp (1)
A great spot to be surrounded by all sorts of stuff to do! Access to lots of hiking spots, the Smokey Mountains, and a small town (Bryson City) with lots going on. If you go during autumn/winter, you'll have a beautiful view of the mountains. Even during the spring or summer you'll hear the relaxing sound of the river not far below. The picnic table and running water was nice, the water tasted great as well. You don't have to go down a hill to access toiletries, and there's a market with anything you could need camp wise within walking distance.
Wrenna W.recommends
April 11, 2024
Wildercamp (2)
Jim’s place is gorgeous! Feels like you’re deep in the woods, very tranquil and secluded. We slept in the treehouse and got a little wet with rain but still very much worth it! The path up to the campsite is definitely steep but we had no issues bringing our things up.
Bryson City, Swain, 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 Jim K.Joined in March 2021
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