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Mountaintop Fantasy

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· Cullowhee, North Carolina
4 acres
2 sites
2 Lodging
Selected by Outside Magazine as their Favorite Hipcamp in North Carolina and a Hipcamp Finalist in N.C. 2020, 2021, and 2022 we offer both a woodsy, peaceful experience with million dollar views in an 6 person tent as well as an incredible Treehouse right down the street. Each is all yours - this is not a commercial campground. Explore the innumerable trails and waterfalls of the Smokies; fish in the Lake or numerous rivers and streams; swim in the Lake and at the sand beach down the road; rent a pontoon boat; travel the Blue Ridge Parkway; enjoy the shopping and restaurants of nearby Cashiers and Highlands. Or just chill out. This is truly a unique camping experience I built for my Class C and continue to improve, far from the madding crowd. Smoky Mountain High is in a gated "subdivision" that has 60 lots but only 8 houses - the rest is woods and the only place in your vicinity is my cabin. With unmatched mountain and western views, if you like the great outdoors on the mountain and in the woods, This is the place for you. Rain? Nocturnal wildlife? No problem. Check out our Treehouse. Totally enclosed and padded sleeping area for six is covered, lockable, and supplied with romantic lighting, windows, comfy futon and sleeping inflatable mats and infrared heater. In fact, the entire Treehouse is covered, so your cooking, dining and fire pit (with grill) are not subject to the vagaries of weather. Hot water? Yep. Step right down to the shower/toilet tent. Electricity? Plenty. Water? For sure. Camping kitchen, induction burners, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, all cooking and dining ware provided - just because you are in the woods doesn’t mean you have to go native. The Wifi comes and goes, courtesy of Frontier but generally OK. Fire up your blue tooth speaker and the WiFi controlled lighting for a night of romance. TV too. Walkie-talkies to facilitate mountain communications. Board games too. Access to our dock, canoes and kayak? Yep. Adult life preservers provided. Secret nature trail to our kids playground and trampoline. Hammock, kid's swing, hanging chair and dining for 6. And the chance to meet Ella ( our dog), Jake ( the Cat), Nugget ( the chicken) and various other poultry. This area is truly one of a kind spiritual respite. These mountains are justly known for hiking, fishing, water sports, chilling out and forgetting about the Virus, politics and the nuisances of the workaday world. Our goal is to provide you and your family with an unforgettable and magical N.C. mountain experience, while reducing your blood pressure.
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Cullowhee, North 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 Peter B.Joined in October 2018
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
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160 ratings · 141 reviews
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Jennifer W.recommends
December 17, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
Great Winter Getaway!
Peter's place is wonderful! Great place to getaway, but also have all the creature comforts of home. I was pleasantly surprised how well the 2 wall heaters worked. It got below freezing and the inside of the shelter was nice and toasty. Peter has thought of pretty much everything you may need. He checked in on us to make sure we were all right and said, he was making a trip to the store if we needed anything? We enjoyed hiking to High Falls which is a short drive from the hipcamp. Peter has a binder with day trip recommendations. It was nice to come back and relax and enjoy the amazing views around the campfire. It was then also nice to fall asleep in a nice warm bed with the option to watch tv. The best of both worlds. Thanks Peter!
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Constance R.recommends
November 27, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
My family spent Thanksgiving in Peter’s beautiful tree house. It was an absolutely wonderful experience. Peter is a very gracious host. The site has everything you could possibly need. My children didn’t want to leave and are already asking when we can go back. This was our rescue pups first camping trip and he didn’t want to leave either.
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Ryan P.recommends
November 15, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
Great place to stay! Will definitely be back. Great views. They have put in a lot of work to make the place a wonderful getaway.
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Melanie B.recommends
November 7, 2022
Smoky Mountain High (4100')
100% Stay Here!
What a beautiful space Peter has shared! Do not miss this one. And check with Peter before you start packing. .. I could have packed SO MUCH less than I did. My dog and I had the best time and were very comfy, even as it rained the whole first day. The only thing I'd mention to be prepared for is packing out your trash and bio-waste. The nearest open dump was about 35 mins away, but that could have been bc it was a sunday, something Peter did mention in the instructions. I loved my time here in this beautiful place. Thanks, Peter, for the lovely stay!!
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Makenzie D.recommends
October 30, 2022
Smoky Mountain High (4100')
This spot is beautiful! The views are amazing, and the host is very attentive. Peter is very accommodating. He had everything at the spot that we needed and more. The tent was very clean, and spacious. Plus, he is pet friendly so we were able to bring our dog along! We will be back!
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Mike S.recommends
October 24, 2022
Smoky Mountain High (4100')
I’m grateful Peter opened his land to Hipcamp because if there is one thing I’ll never forget about this camp, The View… If you don’t have camp supplies he’s got everything you could possibly need and more. Make sure to carefully read the description so you know what to expect and bring because he might already have it. Peter‘s communication was excellent so if there’s any questions feel free to reach out and he will respond ASAP. Thank you Peter your property is incredible!
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Carmen K.recommends
October 17, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
A slice of Nature's Heaven!
I booked the treehouse for my daughter and I. It was absolutely beautiful and amazing. Peter and Margaret were wonderful hosts and responded very quickly with any questions we had. Everything you could possibly need was provided. Steaming hot showers, an induction stove as well as a propane stove. All cookware and dishes provided. Dishwashing liquid and cleaners and a hose with hot & cold water to wash dishes. It got down into the low 30s at night but we were perfectly warm inside with the heater provided. The treehouse sits right on the edge overlooking the amazing Smoky Mountains. All the leaves were changing for fall and it was gorgeous. There is a fishpond with a waterfall and a sitting swing above it for you to enjoy the beauty of it. A little trail leads to 2 large swings with a firepit that also overlooks the mountains. There is also a firepit on the deck of the treehouse and a trail leading to a playground. There are games, books and movies for you to enjoy and a nice Roku flat-screen TV. There is a microwave, a cooler fridge/freezer to store your food. You have access to their kayaks, canoes and paddle boards too. Life jackets, fishing rods, tackle and lots of other goodies are there to make your stay as easy and enjoyable as possible. It is very safe. You are in a gated community when you first enter. Then you drive more up the mountain and the entrance to go to the treehouse is also gated and locked. So is the treehouse itself. We enjoyed it SO much! Thank you :)
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Evelyn V.recommends
September 18, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
The view was amazing! The fire pit was a plus my kids had a GREAT time!
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Lisha H.recommends
September 15, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
Magical View enjoyed by Family of 4
Our family had a wonderful time staying at the Glenville High Treehouse. We had a lovely visit with Peter when we arrived!! This space has an AMAZING view. We had rain during our stay, and seeing the fog roll in and out was magical. Our two teenagers loved the stash of games they found, and we played for hours - laughing and enjoying it all. It was a great space to get away, to be in the mountains with a 5-star view, peace and quiet. Thank you for making this space available to enjoy. We loved it.
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Ilan M.recommends
September 15, 2022
Smoky Mountain High (4100')
Beautiful natural setting. Rustic accommodations that lend themselves to a great bonding experience.
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Timothy F.recommends
September 5, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
Great Glamping for the family…
Great location (near Cashiers and Highlands) and full of everything you need to do glamping right! Great views and access to a lake that is pretty and quiet (but do not try and walk there; it’s bloody miles away!) We had terrible weather, but still enjoyed hunkering down in the treehouse. Peter is an attentive host who even tried to fix things that were clearly beyond his control (the weather!) Very much recommended.
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Kameko N.recommends
August 28, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
Mountain time with our dog
Loved staying at Peter’s place! It was so quiet and peaceful. We had a lot of rain so we were happy to be in a sturdy structure. The space was perfect for 2 of us and our dog. And it has everything you need!!! We brought a lot more than was necessary. The privacy tent was convenient- shower was great and the toilet was easy to use. We wish we had been more strategic about the toilet but we know now! It’s a lot to dispose of and not sure we did so correctly. Peter was in touch to check in and answered our questions promptly. We’d definitely return!
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Jeremy H.recommends
August 15, 2022
Smoky Mountain High (4100')
Very nice property. Amazing view. Would definitely like to visit again!
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Sarah K.recommends
August 8, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
Nature and amenities with a view!
The perfect mix of nature and amenities! This was by far the most relaxing and rejuvenating mountain stay I've had thus far. We drank tea and sat on the porch while the storm rolled in over the mountains... I painted and we meditated and truly got to enjoy solitude. Peter is always helpful, without being intrusive. Will be back!
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Heather P.recommends
August 7, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
The treehouse was an absolute treat to stay in.
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Jerry M.recommends
August 3, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
We had an awesome time at the tree house. The views were breathtaking. Peter was a great host and had everything we needed at our fingertips. The outdoor firepit with swings and lights made for very enjoyable evenings. Having access to beautiful Greenville lake for kayaking and swimming, along with all the amazing hiking in the area was the icing on the cake. If you're into tenting you should check out his Smokey Mountain High site with amazing views of the Smokeys! Great time, great place, will definitely be back!
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Eleanor H.recommends
July 29, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
My friend and I loved the treehouse! Two 63 yr. old women wanting to prove we still have it! The kitchen setup was very complete! Canoes, kayak, fishing gear and life jackets all in place!! Peter was easily available to answer questions! No others rentals on this property!! Great trip!
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Carter N.recommends
July 26, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
Camping with kids
We had a great weekend at Peter’s camp. Lots of spots for kids to put up their hammocks and the propane water heater worked great for showering. The lake and canoes were also a big hit. Thanks for everything.
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Tom B.recommends
July 10, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
Beautiful view with lake access!
Beautiful view with Lake access! Quiet and peaceful. Multiple fire pits, one covered in case of rain, one uncovered. It’s a long walk down to the lake, or a short drive. Our host, Peter, was awesome and accommodating. He provides most everything, making it an easy trip to prepare for. Double check what is an isn’t provided before you get up there, closest store is about 20 mins away.
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Ginger W.recommends
July 4, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
Gorgeous views
The treehouse was delightful! Great views, well supplied, nice and private, and all set up for us when we arrived. We had a wonderful time! FYI - the fire pit with swings is on a short path just before the treehouse. I couldn't figure that out from the pics, but maybe I'm just slow. 🤪 It's a great setup! I would suggest that if you've never used the 'double doo-doo' bags🧻 (or whatever they're called 🤣) you read about it before you get there. Peter's instructions are stellar about everything but the obvious, though this one wasn't obvious to me! Hahaha!! The shower works great. Listen to what Peter says! That water gets hot on a very low setting. It's delightful to have a private shower when camping!🏕🚿
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Susannah T.recommends
July 2, 2022
Smoky Mountain High (4100')
Campsite with awesome view.
This is def. a sweet spot. Not too far from downtown Cashiers and access to the lake. The tent is super spacious and nice and the view with outlook is amazing. Fire pit was awesome and Peter had all cooking tools available. Highly recommended!
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Christian H.recommends
June 19, 2022
Smoky Mountain High (4100')
Camping with a view!
Peter and Margaret were amazing host! Their spot on top of the mountain is the best views in the area. Highly recommend and will definitely be coming back soon.
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Morgan P.recommends
June 13, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
Whimsical Treehouse
Everyone should experience this magical treehouse. The view is incredible. The entire set up is amazing. The treehouse is in a private spot although Peter and his wife are close by if you need anything. On one side of treehouse there is a nice firepit area with 2 new swinging benches(both have 2 cup holders!)There is also spots for 2 hammocks. I like how they put gravel down in that area. The fire pit is surrounded by trees and has mountain views. It's really nicely done. On the other side of treehouse there is a path through the trees which leads to a playground area! Swings, slides, and trampoline with net. My kids really enjoyed the playground. There is also a fire pit on the deck of treehouse, multiple swings to choose from, a nice table and benches big enough for the whole family. The wifi is fantastic! They have thought of everything for an enjoyable stay from bear spray to walkie talkies! In an outdoor storage bench on deck there are so many items provided to use. There are multiple life jackets from child size to adult, multiple hammocks, fishing rods, oars, etc. All are brand new items. Thank you Peter and wife for letting us experience your treehouse and providing us with so many extras! We rented for 2 days and love it so much we dont want to leave. We are staying again tonight make it our 4th night.
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Sarah K.recommends
June 12, 2022
Smoky Mountain High (4100')
Unmatched mountain view!
Nothing compares to the views or the peace and quiet found at Peter's spot! He is super kind and very helpful if needed throughout the stay. The designated tent area is a bit closer to his home than anticipated, but he gave us our full privacy the entire time! The tent shower was awesome and the sunrise was worth getting up at 5:55 to witness! Also, he has the quietest, most well behaved chickens of all time. Would definitely stay again!
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Brooke B.recommends
June 9, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
Comfortable, beautiful, fun time!
This was a great experience for my family and I! We were pleasantly surprised by all of the amenities. The views were great. The lake was nice and warm. We drove down instead of walking as it is super steep getting up and down there. The swings and fire pit were amazing! Bring a camp chair if you want to sit close to the fire. My son called it cheater camping. And it is not a treehouse. Host was very responsive.
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Rebecca K.recommends
June 8, 2022
Smoky Mountain High (4100')
Worth it just for the view!
We absolutely loved this campsite! The views are to die for. Both sunrise and sunset were spectacular, and our morning coffee from the overlook was an incredible way to start the day. We liked the view so much that we spent hours up on the mountain and didn’t ever venture down to the lake! We took the first suggestion in Peter’s binder of hikes/waterfalls and did the short but steep hike to High Falls… absolutely worth it and highly recommended. It’s worth noting that the provided grill is a small tabletop style… 100% did the job for the 2 of us, no complaints here, but worth noting if you’re planning on cooking for a bigger group. I was definitely glad for the luggable loo and privacy tent! The solar lights lining the site and steps were also very much appreciated by my clumsy self! Peter was away but checked in on us via text to make sure everything was good… and it was! Highly recommend to anyone
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Scot M.recommends
June 6, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
Serene Mountain Get-A-Way and View
The first “wow” is the view. All reviews that attracted me to this site was true. A sense of seclusion overlooking a breathtaking view from 4k’. This is a unique spot to get away in the serene mountain air. The little pathway to a swing-bench and fire pit add to a pleasant way to spend a sunset watch. Great access and secure.
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Deanne N.recommends
June 2, 2022
Smoky Mountain High (4100')
Five stars just based on the view!
Incredible view.. super clean, and amazing area for riding motorcycles..we also enjoyed the use of the canoe, and visited Arrowmont stables nearby, some really great trail riding. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend!
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Heather M.recommends
May 2, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
The property and the views were absolutely beautiful! The bottle of wine and welcome card was a nice touch and I appreciated how Peter made sure I had everything I needed.
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Tim A.recommends
April 11, 2022
GLENVILLE HIGH TREEHOUSE (4000')
Awesome Getaway
Absolutely perfect spot for us when it turned too cold for tent camping on our trip. The internal area stayed a comfortable high-60's in freezing weather, the porch had a wonderful view off the side of the mountain, fully stocked kitchen area, comfortable sleeping pads, TV, wifi, hot and cold water, easy access to the site from the driveway but plenty of privacy from the main house, and wonderfully accomodating hosts when we needed help. Stunningly beautiful high elevation lakes nearby.
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