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Old Mountain Home & Forest

· Waynesville, North Carolina
72 acres
6 sites
1 Lodging
5 Tent
I believe I was told, Queen Mary granted this land to the Gaddy family many moons ago. It stayed in the family until June 2017. Cherokee Indians use to camp here in our garden area. Pottery shards have been found there and many arrowheads have been found throughout the property. (Cherokee is 22 miles away as the crow flies.) This property is 70+ acres about a third of the way up Gaddy mountain, all of the way to ridge line. The views are phenomenal… one can see many mountain ranges, the steeples in downtown Waynesville, farms, and near the ridge line you can see Lake Junaluska. Most of the land is forestland; the rest is pastures, fields, gardens, and yards at each of the cabins. There are a few cabins, barns & sheds, 4 fishing ponds, plus many animals both wild and tame… horses, donkeys, goats, bobcats, chickens, bears, deer, coyotes, groundhogs, possums, raccoons, turkeys, ducks, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, snakes, one pet English Mastiff and one German Sheppard and an indoor double yellow amazon parrot. There are many wildflowers, especially in the spring. All of the water on the property comes from our mountain where there are natural springs, so this mineral water is unbelievably pure. We are in the process of building an old west town and a stage area for bands to play. Plus, we will be posting our Website soon at OldMountainHome.com; which will feature videos of the property.
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Waynesville, North Carolina, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Oenita B.Joined in March 2019
14 ratings · 10 reviews
Hadijatou J.recommends
October 14, 2020
Guest Cabin w/Lovely Mountain View
Oenita was awesome. She was very helpful with activities in the area and attentive to our needs. The cabin was beautiful and cozy. We had all we needed to cook and entertain ourselves. I will definitely return and highly recommend Old Mountain & Forest!
Christine S.recommends
August 27, 2020
Phenomenal Mountain Views for Tents
Out of this world!
Óenita was a truly gracious host! Her property (75 acres on top of a mountain overlooking The Valley) is breathtaking!! Her two puppies couldn’t have been sweeter and she went above and beyond to accommodate us when we ran into a few issues (not related to her!) Can’t say enough good things! Make sure you have a 4wd when going up her hill and be safe Xx
Joseph T.recommends
July 12, 2020
Phenomenal Mountain Views for Tents
Pretty spot!
Wow! The place was beautiful. It was perfect for what we wanted to do. We felt safe. It being th 4th of July weekend the weather was not to hot and humid. The 5 horses were tame and hung around but never bothered us. Was able to see some fireworks from the valley below. The view is worth it all. Onita was very friendly and welcoming. I was able to communicate through text very easily. U do need a 4x4 if road is wet. A heavy truck with good tires will make it up the hill when dry. The site is close to town. We had a great time.
Devon J.recommends
July 6, 2020
Phenomenal Mountain Views for Tents
The views were incredible and our host was very kind! Would definitely recommend staying here!
Richard B.recommends
June 27, 2020
Phenomenal Mountain Views for Tents
Oenita was really nice and helpful. The views were amazing
Katheryn H.recommends
June 16, 2020
Phenomenal Mountain Views for Tents
Gorgeous Views and Generous Host
Oenita is a warm, hospitable, flexible, and generous host. We enjoyed her property and the campsite very much. The views are BREATHTAKINGLY STUNNING, especially at sunset. There are horses, goats, donkeys, and fishing ponds on the property as well. A few things to note: * Bring a camping canopy to provide shade during the day. There were no trees by our site, which made for enormous starry skies, but we were grateful to have our canopy during the day. * I highly recommend having a four wheel drive SUV or truck with high ground clearance. They were very willing to drive us to our campsite as many times as it took to get our gear there, but we realized that we wanted our vehicle close by to store food. Our mid-sized SUV managed it, but there is no way a car or a van would have made it. * Our campsite was in a horse pasture, so we had horse visitors every night once the sun went down and they stayed well after we went to bed. So expect to be shooing away horses from your dinner or listening to horses munching right next to your tent at 3:00 AM. * That said, I was grateful that the horses were close by around 5 AM when we woke up to hear a bear walking through our campsite (remember - keep your food in your car!!!). Though I was more than a bit nervous to hear the bear, I could hear the horses close by, had the panic button on our key fob at the ready, and the bear moved on within a couple of minutes without any interaction with us or damage to our campsite. I say all of this not to disparage the property. The campsite is great. Camping in the mountains carries the risk of bears, no matter where you are.
Jess E.recommends
June 8, 2020
Phenomenal Mountain Views for Tents
Beautiful moutain view tent camping
Oenita has a beautiful property that we are so thankful we found! The site they call "The Pretty Spot" is in the middle of the meadow with an amazing view, but no shade. We opted to stay to the left on the property line that was perfectly shady/sunny mix with an amazing view of the mountains. As stated, is it primitive and it's on the side of a mountain so finding flats spots presented its challenges so I suggest bringing a mini shovel so you can safely have a campfire. Oenita (plus Tim, Elijah, and Lynn!) were the sweetest and such a pleasure to be around. Our only small issue was on day we were leaving...it took us 1 1/2 hours to find someone to take the UTV to our site so we could leave, which could have easily been rectified if we had set up a specific time for them to come get us. Other then that Oenita was very tentative to the texts and calls when we needed assistance (the sites on up a very steep gravel/dirt road, I'm sure some vehicles have the capacity to make it, ours did not so we were dependent on them getting us back up to the site when we came back with groceries or ice. I did the walk up with 2 gallons of water but I don't think I'd could have done much more. lol) Her beautiful property includes a hike to the top of the ridge line...it was challenging but so fun! Took us an hour to reach the top doing a little over a mile up. Thank you for your hospitality, we can't wait to return!
Tajah J.recommends
May 25, 2020
Phenomenal Mountain Views for Tents
Beyond words amazing
This campsite was better than I could have ever expected it to me. Not only was our campground one of the most amazing views I have ever seen, but our host was the kindest woman I have ever met. This is such a welcoming environment with amazing views, animals and activities to do. My friend and I that went got the chance to fish, hike and take in amazing mountain top views in what felt like any outdoor lovers playground. On top of that we were able to interact with all the sweet animals on the property. If you get the change you need to go here, you won’t regret it!
Alex M.recommends
May 25, 2020
Phenomenal Mountain Views for Tents
Camping here was something magical. The view from the site is like no other! Beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and stargazing. You feel so connect to nature. Oenita is very friendly, helpful, and has some great stories to tell if you get the chance to listen. Definitely will be coming back to camp here in the future!
Douglas R.recommends
January 16, 2020
Phenomenal Mountain Views for Tents
Hidden Gem On Top Of The World
Our stay at Old Mountain Home & Forest was an absolute pleasure. Oenita's 77 acre property sits on the top of a mountain with a 360-degree view of the Great Smoky Mountains. No matter where you pitch your tent, you are guaranteed a magical view at sunrise or sunset. To make this location even more memorable, Oenita (the host) gave us the best type of southern comfort making us feel right at home.
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