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Winding Stair Campground

· Franklin, Macon, North Carolina
15 acres hosted by Robyn A.
3 lodging sites · 1 RV/tent site · 3 tent sites
Near Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.
Robyn is a Star Host
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Enjoy the comforts of home—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Winding Stair Campground sits at an elevation of 3,880 feet, next to the headwaters of the Nantahala River and is surrounded by national forest and undeveloped private land trusts. The stunning mountain views in a remote tucked-away setting make our farm a perfect getaway! Just a 15-minute scenic drive from Franklin in North Carolina, easily accessible off Hwy 64, our campground offers a chance to enjoy nature without being far away from the public amenities of a small but well-equipped town. A few features about our property: - Working farm: Campers are welcome to meet our Icelandic sheep and take a self-guided tour of our farm, along designated pathways. - Security: The campground and farm are fenced in on three sides with the river being the fourth boundary. Personal code to the entrance gate will be given at check in. - Bath House: The restored bathhouse is split into boys’ and girls’ sides. Each side has 2 private showers, 4 flushing toilets, sinks, hot water, and gas heat. - Community Pavilion: The Pavilion is a large 40x30 ft. open sided structure overlooking the Nantahala River. It has an ample fireplace, running water sink, counter space, couches, and table with benches. - Pack Room: Where the adventure begins! A cozy hub where all guests check-in, get local information, view maps, and grab some local seasonal groceries. Also available to all campers are washing sinks with hot water, toaster oven and microwave. - Communication: Or rather, lack thereof! There's no cell service on the property so it's a great time to get away from it all. There is limited Wi-Fi available near the Pack Room and an emergency landline available. - Charging: Traveling in an electric vehicle? Recharge for free at our dedicated EV 50amp outlet when you stay at any of our sites. First come, first served. Want to know more about the history of the property? Visit the 'Our Story' section on our website. Learn more about this land:
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112 ratings · 98 reviews
Hayden S.recommends
April 15, 2024
River House (Private)
The River house is a beautiful spot sitting on Winding stairs farm! Every inch of the farm is well maintained including this cabin. The cabin itself was very cozy, and open with a glorious view of the river. I would absolutely recommend this spot or any other spots on this farm, everything about this place was beautiful and very serene!
Justice Z.recommends
April 14, 2024
River House (Private)
Weekend Vaca
This site was immaculate!! They provided super clean amenities which made this trip very nice. The site itself was beyond peaceful and truly worth every penny!! We will definitely be coming back here!
Jesse J.recommends
March 31, 2024
Johnsonville (Riverside Tent Site)
Great place to stay!
This is a beautiful and very well maintained property. The hosts were welcoming and the grounds are thoughtfully set-up, from the quaint camp site on the river to the pack room where you can pick-up supplies if needed. We truly enjoyed our time at Winding Stair Campground, and also the nearby hiking trails. It really felt like the owners had their guests in mind when setting up this property. We are definitely come back.
Miller W.recommends
January 1, 2024
Brass Camp (Tent site)
I loved tent camping at Brass Camp. It had a nice moss cover on the ground so it wasn’t too hard and plenty of amenities. The bathrooms are spacious and clean and very close to the campsite. The fireplace has a grate to cook on which came in handy. I would absolutely stay here again. The sheep and animals were a highlight as well!
Melissa G.recommends
January 1, 2024
River House (Private)
Rest by the river!
Our family was looking for a quiet place to ring in the new year. The River House was perfect! We were a little worried about the temperatures getting low at night. Robyn was a gracious hostess that set us up for success for a comfortable trip. The sound of the river was a perfect white noise for our daughter. The privacy curtains around the double beds doubled as blackout curtains for a cozy nap. The River House itself was very comfortable to sleep in. The stove inside was wonderful and kept us nice and toasty before bed. The farm is awesome - an added bonus for entertaining kids! Our two year old loved walking through looking at all the animals! The Bath House was nicely done, clean and WARM! The camp store had WiFi - nice to check in with family and then turn your phone back on airplane mode. This spot is truly a little slice of paradise. So many cool places to hang out. Something for everyone. The other guests we ran into on the property were very kind as well. Looking forward to booking this spot for some spring/summer fun!
Mekail E.recommends
November 21, 2023
Johnsonville (Riverside Tent Site)
THE BEST of the best, fell in love!
This is by far THE BEST campground we’ve ever stayed at. You’ll fall in love as soon as you enter the gate. We were under a burn ban during our stay, and were so lucky to have the outdoor fireplace to stay warm and congregate. Every detail at this campground is well thought out and intentional, and focuses on not only the guest experience but sustainability, which we loved. My husband also caught his first wild trout fly fishing right on the Nantahala! I would recommend this to anyone looking for a smaller, boutique style stay with peaceful views and amazing amenities.
Franklin, Macon, 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 Robyn A.Joined in October 2021
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