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Mountaintop Fantasy

· Cullowhee, Jackson, North Carolina
8 acres hosted by Peter B.
3 lodging sites
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Selected by Outside Magazine as their Favorite Hipcamp in North Carolina and a Hipcamp Finalist in N.C. 2020, 2021, and 2022 and runner up best treehouse in 2023, you can choose among three separate and memorable experiences in our 8 acre compound: 1) a woodsy, peaceful glamping experience with million dollar views in an 6 person tent;; 2) a glampingTreehouse with W/C; and 3) the newly built 2BR 1 1/2 BA private annex to our house. Each can be 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. These are truly unique high altitude sites with amenities you won't find elsewhere. Both are in a gated "subdivision" that has 60 lots but only 8 houses - the rest is woods and the only place in your vicinity is our 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 and your family. If you like a more camping style with tent (provided), covered camp kitchen, table and firepit ( along with the uncovered ones) check out Smoky Mountain High. Don't like tents? No problem. Check out our Treehouse with kitchen, bunks, grill, cooktop, heaters, W/C and more. Prefer indoor rustic luxury? The Glenville Aerie (4100') is a fully furnished, annex we built for our family, guests and friends who value their privacy. 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. Visit with Jake the Cat and our chickens. 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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207 ratings · 186 reviews
Goran P.recommends
June 11, 2024
The most wonderful Treehouse
Peter has built a fantastic cabin that has everything the listing promises and way beyond. Thoughtfully put together sleeping quarters, the flush toilet, the hot water shower and dish washing hose really make this place unique (compared to the similar composting toilet and community shower offerings). The kitchen is well put together, too: a 12/24V refrigerator/ freezer is great if you are bringing food to cook. Fully equipped kitchen with all pots pans and utensils you may need. The cabin layout is great: sitting area is in the center of everything, and the air flow is controlled by the restaurant style rolling plastic curtains (which we used when it got windy and cold.) The morning was nice and warm and we lifted those up for the open air on both sides of the cabin. Steps away is the most wonderful patio area with a full water cascading pond and a fire pit surrounded by the set of 2 swinging benches. The view from here is making you feel you are on the top of the world, and is nice and quiet place to enjoy at sunset time.
Zak A.recommends
June 9, 2024
Amazing View, Wonderful Host
Peter’s land was a great spot to spend a couple nights. The view was just stunning and the site has a ton of great accommodations. There are plenty of places to sit and a huge fire pit. The lake nearby with access to canoes and a paddle board was a huge perk. The nearby hike to High Falls was also just amazing. I loved the area and was happy to find such a great spot with a communicative and helpful host.
Jim G.recommends
May 27, 2024
Private panoramic Blue Ridge view!
I was looking for a low stress weekend of camping with the kids, and Mountaintop Fantasy was exactly what I was looking for. The campsite and location were great, and the views were just absolutely phenomenal. From sunrise to sunset, the mountain views from both the observation deck and the upper area with the fire pit were mesmerizing. And after dark, the deck made the perfect spot to set up our telescope and take in some stargazing. I've started camping again over the last year, but only with friends, so I don't have all the gear yet to confidently solo camp. This site was perfect because it had all the essentials and some extra amenities, while still being a camping experience. Thank you, Peter, for the thoughtful site preparation, prompt and clear communication, and ultimately, for sharing this with me and the family. We hope to come back sometime.
Olivia F.recommends
May 27, 2024
Peter’s land made for a beautiful, serene stay! Watching the sunset behind the mountains was the highlight of each day. The lake was calm, and everyone was very friendly. Highly recommend!
Judy G.recommends
May 5, 2024
We had a great time at this site. Our dog, Riley really enjoyed playing with Issy. It did rain the first day, but everything turned out excellent.
Joseph G.recommends
May 3, 2024
Beautiful site with Mountain View’s and Peter was a gracious host !
Cullowhee, Jackson, 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 Peter B.Joined in October 2018
Response rate: 100%
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