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Smoky Mtn Mangalitsa River Ranch

· Waynesville, Haywood, North Carolina
95 acres hosted by Catherine And Rick T.
1 lodging site · 11 RV/tent sites
Catherine and Rick is a Star Host
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97% of recent Hipcampers say the sites felt private.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Best in North Carolina: 2nd place
Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
Voted 2nd in NC!! We are a Mangalitsa farm in The Smoky Mountains of western NC. The entire property is oriented toward private farmland views, a half mile of river and surrounding mountains. It's really quite remarkable to be so accessible yet feel so remote! Come swim, fish, cook and play! Check out www.smokymtnriverranch.com for more information. PLEASE NOTE, our rate is based on the number of vehicles in your group. The first vehicle is included in the nightly rate and admits 4 campers. WE CHARGE FOR ADDITIONAL CARS. The charge will be added to your booking once you select the number of vehicles at checkout. Please note that each additional car admits four campers. For EXAMPLE, 2 cars = 8 campers total. If you only have two cars but more than eight people, YOU MUST select the "Extra Person" Extra for each night they are camping. Please select these extras at checkout. If you have questions about this PLEASE message me prior to booking. Our 95-acre farm was once owned by the Davis family who predominantly raised dairy cattle. We now raise the wooly Mangalitsa pig and sell to the best chefs and restaurants. We sell our pork at the farm too! All of our campsites are next to running water except the two hilltop sites. Two porta-potties are on the farm and private porta-potties are available for rent. Groups of eight or more are required to rent a porta potty should you not bring your own toilet system with you. We do not allow the use of our small wooded areas as toilets. Please review the Extras options as we offer river lifts, firewood and dog stays; thank you! Quiet hours are from 10pm to 9am. Checking in before 5 pm is requested. Later times may be available with prior arrangements. Our farm is very dark and navigating at night is difficult. Please contact Catherine directly so you can be checked in safely and accommodate your schedule. NO CHECK-INS AFTER DARK. We are 1 mile off of I 40, 17 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 15 min. to Maggie Valley, 10 min to the Elk at Cataloochee, 25 min to Cataloochee ski area, 10 min to Lake Junaluska and 15 min to downtown Waynesville. Asheville is 20 miles to our East.
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1247 ratings · 659 reviews
Caitlin J.recommends
July 2, 2024
Site 4 Shooting Shed
Book it NoW!
Incredible place! Our first HipCamp experience and wow I don’t how any will ever top this place! Stayed in our RV with our three kids and had an absolute blast! It’s truly hard to put in to words how beautiful it is! Thanks for your hospitality, we WILL be back ⛰️❤️
Deborah B.recommends
July 1, 2024
Site 5 Heisman's
Fantastic experience
Cat was a great host and the ranch was amazing. We will definitely be back
Amy A.recommends
July 1, 2024
Site 3 Rapids
Came for River, Will Return for Cow
This property was incredible. The Rapids site was a little piece of heaven for us for nine days we spent there celebrating our nuptials and eloping on the trails of the Smokey Mountains. Everytime we pulled into our little nook it felt like we were entering our own little magical oasis. The way the land is, it feels like you have your own peninsula. The hosts were delightful and not overbearing. The other guests were respectful and chill. The river access is as such that it felt like everyone had their own space to enjoy the river without it ever feeling crowded. Catherine was super responsive to any questions and generally kind. The cows were my favorite thing to come “home” to from our adventures every day.
Ryan J.recommends
July 1, 2024
Site 4 Shooting Shed
I can't find enough words to describe how amazing this property, experience, and overall vibe was. It felt like we were in a dreamlike private estate property the whole time. It was the perfect mix of expert-level hospitality while also being hands-off and letting us camp and enjoy ourselves and explore, but with every need being thought of in advance (i.e. firewood available, cuts of meat as an option to buy, clean porta potties, public use Adirondack chairs scatter around at scenic viewpoints or on the river, instructions for venmo payments, heads up about things to do or avoid, etc.). What a great time and property and experience. I can't wait to go back.
Corinne B.recommends
June 30, 2024
Site 1 Rocks
Site 1 Rocks Spectacular!
Catherine and Rick were wonderful hosts! Very informative , communicative and welcoming. The property is absolutely gorgeous and well maintained. It feels like you are far out in the countryside but very accessible to Waynesville and Asheville. There is river access for tubing and hanging out in. We did not tube but maybe next time! The mini donkey/ farm tour was informative and fun! Our kids (7yr and 3yr) loved feeding the donkeys carrots! The campsite has a great fire pit, gas grill and table and chairs for 4. We had 3 tents set up in the shady area next to the river and it was perfect! Enough space for all of us! We will definitely return!
Erika M.recommends
June 30, 2024
Site 7 Meadow
Catherine and Rick are so kind and responsive! We had a great time sleeping next to the bubbling stream, and the campsite was spacious and clean! We had a firepit, there was a water source nearbyand we felt very safe on Catherine and Ricks land! The dog stetson was very sweet as well 🩵 Oh and dont forget to ask for some farm fresh eggs 🥚 ☺️
Waynesville, Haywood, 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 Catherine And Rick T.

Joined in January 2021
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