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Self Sufficient Holler

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· Moravian Falls, North Carolina
10 acres
3 sites
2 Lodging
1 Tent
In the 40's and 50's this spot was a local swimming hole and vacation area. Even buses came from neighboring communities so people could boat, swim, camp, and picnic. While we don't have access to the pond, our part of this land still is calling out to people, 'Come, get some rest, unload your burdens, and find peace.' When we started this project with Hipcamp, we didn't fully realize that we were reconnecting with the history on this property. So come, take your shoes off, and wade in the creek. Read a book while laying in a hammock. Sit by the fire and chat with family and friends. Come and participate in our little homesteading project, and leave your burdens behind. LOCAL ACTIVITIES: To the west is the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is 30 minutes away. 15 minutes away is Kerr Scott Dam where you can rent kayaks, pontoon boats, as well as other sporting equipment. Fish, go mountain biking on the extensive trails, and hiking. Prayer Mountain is right up the road, about 2 miles away. Heading east, you can find several fine wineries andvineyards that you can visit. There is also a moonshine distillery in town. About a half hour away is an Amish community that has several businesses open to the public, including the Shiloh Bakery and General Store. They are closed on Sunday and Monday. To the northeast, about 45 minutes away, is Stone Mountain. Absolutely fantastic hiking, it is also an old homestead that has been renovated and is open to the public. To the south, there is Rocky Face Park, where there is hiking and rock climbing. Nearby, is Emerald Hollow Mine, where you can go and find, and keep, precious stones you find in the nearby river. There is also a great disk course course, Highland Hills Disc Golf Course, one of the top 25 in the country. There is fun for all ages. Merlefest, the last weekend of April, is a world class Bluegrass festival, is located right in our town. Be sure to look at the activities section below for additional information.
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Moravian Falls, 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 Elizabeth R.Joined in April 2018
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 3 hours
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205 ratings · 220 reviews
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Samantha S.recommends
January 4, 2023
Cozy Cottage Farm Stay
I stayed in the Cozy Cottage for a couple of nights while road tripping through the Carolinas. While January is a bit off season for camping, I found that the property still has lots to offer. Elizabeth and I had some great conversation, and I was able to appreciate all the farm animals. The dogs were friendly companions, and frequently stopped by the cottage to say hi. The cottage was clean and heated with an electric heater and wood burning stove, so I was able to get a good night's sleep on the comfy bed. I look forward to staying here again on future adventures!
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Nikolas C.recommends
December 23, 2022
Babbling Brook Treehouse
Winter camping
The 3 of us and our dog really enjoyed our stay in this treehouse. The fire area was great and there’s plenty of seating and swings. Our dog really enjoyed being able to explore the area and the occasional visits from Seth (the hosts dog). We had a little trouble with the heat our first night but Elizabeth was very accommodating and quickly resolved the problem. It was below freezing temperatures every night and we still stayed very warm inside the treehouse, but you will need about 3 propane canisters if you plan to run the heater all night, which I would recommend if you have someone sleeping on the lower level. Elizabeth has the place stocked up with everything you’ll need to be comfortable during your stay. I would recommend this spot for someone who wants to go camping but isn’t fully committed to staying in a tent, it’s the perfect thing in between!
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Liz L.recommends
November 21, 2022
Cozy Cottage Farm Stay
Lovely stay! Owners are very hospitable! And their dogs are very sweet! Beautiful land. Loved seeing the fog in the valley in the morning. No complaints.
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Blake C.recommends
November 17, 2022
Babbling Brook Treehouse
What a beautiful spot this was, so many little different areas to explore! The treehouse itself was also very quaint and cozy! Elizabeth was a great host, extremely responsive (usually write back within 10-15 mins) and really seemed excited to be sharing her gorgeous property with others. Would 100% visit again!
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Kaitlyn C.recommends
November 13, 2022
Suspended Sanctuary Tentsile Tree Tent
10/10 best stay yet!
This stay was a 10/10!!! My boyfriend and I booked it- even in the middle of a tropical depression we had a BLAST!! Elizabeth provided us with everything… there was an outhouse for the bathroom, a separate place to eat dinner away from the bugs and the rain, an outdoor shower, a beautiful campfire set up, a kitchen place, hammocks, etc… all that before you even get to the tent! Which was the highlight of the trip :). We got to sleep in the trees!! Everything about this camp site was amazing! Elizabeth even met us to walk us down to the campsite! The weather cleared up and the night ended up being amazing!!! If you aren’t too interested in staying up in the trees- she has other campsites with house structures you should definitely check out!!
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Christine A.recommends
November 12, 2022
Happy Hillside Tent & Hammock Camp
It was a beautiful space—great views. Everything was clean and welcoming.
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Evan W.recommends
November 3, 2022
Cozy Cottage Farm Stay
Elizabeth and her husband were nothing short of spectacular. We got exactly what we were looking for in a remote getaway with a tiny home and some cool farm animals and made some friends in the process:)
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Cecily L.recommends
November 2, 2022
Babbling Brook Treehouse
Simple Cottage Life Getaway!
Elizabeth and Mark are wonderfully sweet hosts who obviously put lots of love into their work! The treehouse is a rustic storybook cottage built into a hill near a bubbly stream. My husband and I adored our simple-living getaway, and made much use of the hand-pump well and kerosene lantern. The treehouse has a great collection of books, and Elizabeth recommended just the one I needed to read! I definitely would grab the animal petting and fire making add-ons. It was a lot of fun becoming a “pyrochick” around the campfire, and searching for eggs in the henhouse. A beautiful spot to slow down and observe the autumn-red leaves!
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Foster H.recommends
October 23, 2022
Suspended Sanctuary Tentsile Tree Tent
Love!
It was a fun experience for us! Loved Elizabeth’s dogs, and she was very friendly and accommodating! Beautiful views in the morning and everything you need to camp!
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Kara H.recommends
October 20, 2022
Babbling Brook Treehouse
Great family camp!
This campsite is lovely and so well stocked! You hardly have to bring a thing and the hosts are so nice and responsive. The creek is calming and there are wonderful options for seating by the fire, including seating. Also a great place for kids for and and play with a slack line, a slide, and more. Great stay!
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Merry O.recommends
October 17, 2022
Babbling Brook Treehouse
The surroundings instantly bring on relaxation. Elizabeth makes sure you have what you need and then some. Really sweet spot!
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Andrea B.recommends
October 10, 2022
Suspended Sanctuary Tentsile Tree Tent
Eavesdropping on leaves dropping ;)
I had one of the most relaxing weekends ever, snoozing in a cocoon suspended between three trees. Getting into and out of the safari stingray was a lot more straightforward than my middle-aged knees had anticipated, and I had a front row seat to watch the leaves turn from green to yellow and red and fall. The hosts, Mark and Elizabeth, were gracious, hospitable, generous people and I felt really cared for during my time there -- not at all like I was by myself as I was. Three dogs visited me during the evening - felt like they were also watching out for me. The hosts let me stay a little longer than check-out time, too, so I was able to squeeze in an extra morning of reading Toni Morrison to the nascent sounds of fall. Twas lovely and I can't wait to go back, this time for longer. After a short time I felt like I'd had a vacation!
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Kate G.recommends
September 26, 2022
Suspended Sanctuary Tentsile Tree Tent
Elizabeth was very responsive whenever we had questions before camping and while at the site. Their property is gorgeous and we loved being able to play on the slack line and in the creek and walk the trails. Definitely pack light, but they make it easy - pretty much everything you need is provided. Just bring bedding and food. There were other campers at the other sites, but we couldn't hear them. Our site was very private and it was nice to know others were camping in the woods nearby. We fell IN LOVE with Seth, their black lab. He would come and visit us and say hello. Our son is a bit weary of dogs and he actually found Seth to be approachable and liked him! Overall a really nice trip, beautiful property, friendly hosts. The suspended tree tent was a lot of fun.
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Tamara J.recommends
September 19, 2022
Suspended Sanctuary Tentsile Tree Tent
10/10 stay
We had a relaxing and affordable stay! We stayed two nights and would have stayed longer if we could. The owners are very friendly and great hosts. Highly recommend.
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Richard S.recommends
September 19, 2022
Babbling Brook Treehouse
Relaxing in the Tree House
The tree house was lovely, it had the perfect amount of privacy. Elizabeth was a very welcoming hostess and she was very enthusiastic about making the property the best it could be for the campers out there. We had a great time.
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Annie S.recommends
September 9, 2022
Suspended Sanctuary Tentsile Tree Tent
We loved this site! The campsite had everything we needed and more, and the owners were extremely friendly.
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Addi P.recommends
September 3, 2022
Happy Hillside Tent & Hammock Camp
Great for Nature Lovers (and Dogs)
My partner, my dog, and I had a great stay here. Tons of useful items and interesting locations on site that make it easier to pack less and still have a full experience (and more). We were surprised by the variety of things available, such as allergy medicine, which did come in handy when we weren't expecting it. If you want to hear about local flora and fauna, definitely ask. Elizabeth is very knowledgeable and eager to share. (:
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Rose H.recommends
August 28, 2022
Babbling Brook Treehouse
Thank You so much, Elizabeth, for a wonderful experience! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back to see you guys. Hopefully soon! What a wonderful spot to just relax and unwind from our daily grind. It was so nice being one with nature again. Thank you so much for your hospitality 💕
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Mariah M.recommends
August 28, 2022
Happy Hillside Tent & Hammock Camp
Overall good spot
Lovely spot to camp. The site was clean and had great amenities. The hosts were very welcoming and kind. Close to Kerr Scott Reservoir which had nice beaches for swimming and boat ramps for kayaking. There are several dogs that roam around the area or live on properties nearby that barked for several hours at bedtime and again in the early morning. Otherwise was a great spot.
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Julie T.recommends
August 8, 2022
Suspended Sanctuary Tentsile Tree Tent
Suspended Sanctuary is amazing. Sleeping on the trillium is super comfortable, and the space is sacred. Quiet, beautiful, secluded without prohibitive travel. Elizabeth is inviting and warm without intrusion. My daughter and I had a fabulous overnight, and we are already checking our calendars for our next visit. (PS-it truly is stocked with all anyone could need. Bring something to cuddle into at night, something to eat, and then, just relax with everything that else that is provided).
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Delia W.recommends
July 25, 2022
Babbling Brook Treehouse
Our family spend a wonderful week at the treehouse! We loved every minute of it! Our kids had a great time playing in the creek, swinging, napping in the hammocks and just running around the woods! Just the right amount of things to do while being able to fully relax and unwind. Touring the farm was a blast- the goats and donkeys are so friendly and love getting pet. Elizabeth and Mark were wonderful hosts and we had everything we needed for our stay. We also loved getting out and exploring- a nice hike on Prayer Mountain, Rocky Face park and a great time at the Emerald Hollow Mine. So many great memories were had!
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Nikki H.recommends
July 24, 2022
Happy Hillside Tent & Hammock Camp
Fantastic camping experience
We had a fantastic time. The host was very accommodating! Will definitely be back.
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Claire T.recommends
July 8, 2022
Babbling Brook Treehouse
Everything about the tree house was relaxing and peaceful. Elizabeth was extremely helpful with all our needs. The environment is very rustic, so if you enjoy that, you will love it!
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Melissa G.recommends
July 7, 2022
Cozy Cottage Farm Stay
Camping with animals!
Return customer! Always enjoy the hospitality from Elizabeth, and Mark. My son feels right at home. They are so wonderful, and make sure the accommodations are always above and beyond!!
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Marjorie D.recommends
July 6, 2022
Happy Hillside Tent & Hammock Camp
Elizabeth is very hospitable. The site had everything we needed. Our dog enjoyed it even more then we did!
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Michael H.recommends
June 28, 2022
Farm Stay Tent Site
Very Unique Camping Experience
This was a really unique Hip Camp site with multiple opportunities for camping in a beautiful, relaxing area. The host is enthusiastic and very knowledgeable and will even give fire starting lessons. It was fun being around the horses, burros and donkeys as well. Highly recommend checking it out.
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Tammie M.recommends
June 27, 2022
Babbling Brook Treehouse
Unplug & Unwind!!!!
Elizabeth (she's great!) was waving us down when we arrived! The directions were perfect for us hillbillies. The best thing about this treehouse is EVERYTHING! I wish I had made the reservations for a whole week! We were just getting started after day 1. The grounds were neat & clean, full of nature sounds from the creek, insects, birds & frogs. (The only "noise" was the LOUD campers above us who apparently loved to party, one was still drunk the next morning). We had some quiet times when they were not around the community area (where they mostly stayed with their music) Disrespectful! The campfire was a nice ending to our days, and Jake loved to come down and lay by the fire with us. This was an awesome opportunity to unplug, not look for or at our phones. It was just enough rest and relaxation to get us back to normal. It was defintely worth the money and travel to get this experience with nature. We were close enough to a store that if we needed anything, it was within 10 minutes of us. The propane grill was a great addition. We used it every meal. We grilled steaks and hamburgers over the fire (charcoal). As soon as the dogs (Seth & Bijou) smelled it, we had company. But they were very respectful & waited to be invited for a bite :). The shower was interesting. It took 2 of us (helping eachother), a lot of fun! I wouldn't trade those 2 days for anything! We learned a lot about being off the grid! We will return! We love this place! You'll have everything you NEED here.
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Scott H.recommends
June 27, 2022
Happy Hillside Tent & Hammock Camp
Unique and delightful!
We had a wonderful stay! We were met when we arrived and given a whole tour of the sites. It's charming and brought out the inner kids in us. There's a beautiful running creek, hammocks everywhere and plenty of fire pits. Some of the highlights were hearing the call and hoofbeats of neighboring horses in the night, playing on the slackline, listening to the sound of the creek and being visited by the dogs that live there, they are all sweethearts. If you're looking for a semi-primative camping experience with lots of play areas to explore, this is the perfect place. Thank you for a great visit, we'll be back!
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Brianna E.recommends
June 20, 2022
Suspended Sanctuary Tentsile Tree Tent
This place was INCREDIBLE! Gorgeous property set up absolutely perfect with the cutest touches. Everything you could ever need to have the most special tree camping time
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Lorraine T.recommends
June 15, 2022
Babbling Brook Treehouse
Bug free!
The tree house is great! The grounds are lovely as well. The June heat was the only damper to my visit. Good thing there were no bugs…Sleeping on the deck was necessary!
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