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Raven Ridge

· Marshall, Madison, North Carolina
3 acres hosted by James S.
2 lodging sites
Off-leash friendly
Pets can be off-leash at some sites.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Best in North Carolina: Finalist
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
James is a Star Host
Star Hosts are highly rated, responsive, and committed to providing incredible experiences.
James landed on the property in 2009, built a small barn and milked 3 cows for 3 years. Then, started planting trees,gardening the hillsides. He married in 2015 and has three Daughters with Sofi, originally from Sweden. Together they manage a botanically interesting hobby hill farm and are happy to host travelers and seekers in their cabins. Hilltop was a joint project that James built in 2012 with a talented woodworker and friend in 6 months of saturday for less than $5k. We have maintained the original vibe of the place, rustic simplicity and elegance a notch or two above glamping, well-described by the zen koan, "chop wood, carry water" Orchard House was built entirely by James from the block up to the roof, averaging 1 hour/day for 3 years or 1,000 hours. Some of the Hilltop photos are a bit dated, we have a more private outhouse behind the cabin, and have made a few improvements here and there. Reach out anytime for any reason ! We really like hosting and nearly everyone enjoys their stay.
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183 ratings · 144 reviews
Leslie R.recommends
April 14, 2024
Hilltop Cabin at Raven Ridge
The cabin was perfect for us and they had a baby cow! Easy to get to Asheville and very peaceful.
Shakhnoza C.recommends
April 10, 2024
Orchard House
Thank you James and Sofi! What an absolute gem of a place! So serene and peaceful. We spent 2 nights and can’t wait to be back again.
Sorrel H.recommends
April 3, 2024
Orchard House
second time at orchard house, this is such a special property and dwelling. misty spring rain and apple blossoms abounded on this particular visit. thank you james and family!
Andrew S.recommends
March 20, 2024
Orchard House
Beautiful, peaceful getaway. Our family enjoyed walking to the river (1 mile away), roasting marshmallows at the fire pit (next to the orchard house), meals in the cozy warm lit cabin at night. A lot to explore around the property. Highly recommend.
Olive F.recommends
March 19, 2024
Orchard House
This place is magical! The house was so warm and inviting and the land is beautiful. We had a really nice time making art, reading, having a fire, letting the dog romp, and playing in the garden. James and Sofi are warm and kind hosts. Perfect place for a writing/art/nature retreat.
Aaron A.recommends
March 19, 2024
Hilltop Cabin at Raven Ridge
This is a great spot! The cabin is nice and cozy. James communication is top notch. Would definitely visit again.
Marshall, Madison, 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 James S.Joined in January 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
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