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The North Star Dome at Compass Rose

· Johnson, Tennessee
15 acres hosted by Zach And Eva J.
1 lodging site
Zach and Eva is a Star Host
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1302 Greer Branch Rd, Laurel Bloomery, TN 37680 ----Amenities---- - Glamping Dome Tent set in a butterfly preserve at the back of our farm, with breathtaking mountain views! - Queen bed, blankets, 2 pillows - HEAT in the dome via indoor-safe propane heater -air conditioning in the warmer months - Mini fridge -Gas griddle -Solar power battery (for charging your devices, powering the lights, etc) -Outhouse -Outdoor shower -Potable water in canisters/dispensers -Firepit -Basic kitchen & bath supplies Towels (kitchen & bath) Silverware Paper plates and cups Mugs Tea pot and french press Some cooking utensils and pots/pans Lighters Toothpaste & brushes, feminine hygiene products Bug spray, bear spray -Outdoor Hot shower! ----NOT CURRENTLY PROVIDED---- -Firewood (available at local dollar store 5 minutes away) -Ice -BYOB ----RULES AND THINGS TO BE AWARE OF---- This is a smoke free facility. NO SMOKING indoors or outdoors!!! -This glamping site is unfortunately NOT adequate for handicap accessibility, as it is on a slope with steps and some uneven ground. It is also not suitable for long vehicles, such as towing big trailers, or RVs/campers. Single cars, trucks, vans or SUVs only, at a 2 vehicle maximum, please. -No disruptive behavior, such as loud music, big parties, heavy drinking, or use of substances. This is a quiet, rustic retreat on a family farm designed to reconnect with nature and find peace. -No littering -Do not feed the wildlife OR the farm animals (except if participating in provided petting zoo) -Never let pets off leash. Tie out is provided near the dome. ----Activities---- - On the farm: Nature trails, animal feeding experience, telescope rental, canoe rental (for lake 40 minutes away). Seasonal produce picking. -Nearby: Gentry Creek Falls, Wataugua Lake, Damascus VA and the Creeper Trail, Doe Mountain Recreation, Skydiving, Fishing & hunting, horseback riding, local eateries and coffee shops....the list goes on! You may wish to interact with our farm menagerie during your stay. We have supplied a self-service animal feed dispenser by the "barnyard" sign, just beside our tiny house. Feel free to come down between 9AM-8PM to give chickens, geese, ducks, and possibly the goats some treats. NO PETS ALLOWED TO BE WITH YOU WHEN YOU FEED THE ANIMALS, please! Feed is available by donation. Note: Only feed the provided treats, do not feed anything else! Please do not exceed two refills per person! Be aware that animals can bite, kick, scratch, bonk, and poo. You are your own responsibility when interacting with the animals! ----CHECK-IN INSTRUCTIONS---- -Drive up to our farm gate and TAKE THE GUEST FOLDER from the box, clearly marked. Don't mind the barking of our big white livestock guardian dogs from within the nearby pastures, they are just doing their job. Open the gate and CLOSE IT behind you, please :) -Follow driveway up to the top of the hill. Please do not allow any pets out of your vehicle down at our farmyard. Be careful as you pass through this area as we do have children and livestock possibly crossing the road. -Park wherever you feel your vehicle can best manage the sloped driveway. -Open the dome's zipper door and let it air out. Follow the guest folder's instructions for further climate control needs. There will be most of the information you need in the guest folder, as well as in pamphlets and notes around the site. You can also contact us at any time, but the WIFI is sometimes spotty, so it may be necessary to come knock on our door for additional inquiries. (Don't be shy! While we will not invade your privacy, we always enjoy meeting our guests, and will gladly help any way we can). Thank you for checking us out, and we hope to have the joy of being your hosts soon!Note: please read entire description before booking! Thank you. Compass Rose Homestead is a family farm nestled in the Appalacian mountains. You can camp in our geodesic frameless dome: The North Star. It is perched atop our big hill, with nothing but meadows and forest enveloping it. It's camping, but in no ordinary tent! Very Private! The unique layout of our land allows for the dome to be completley isolated from the business of our family farm down below. The dome sleeps TWO and makes for the perfect romantic adventure. While rustic and private, the site has access to essential amenities (furnished bedroom, adorable roomy outhouse, outdoor shower down in basecamp (in warmer seasons only) outdoor picnic kitchen, potable water, and solar lighting. Just as in ordinary camping, please purchase nearby firewood, bring flashlights, and cooler/ice. (Please note, the terrain involves slopes, steps, and a rugged outdoor setting. It may not be suitable for individuals with physical challenges. We hope to add more accessible sites in the near future!) Your closest neighbors will be our free range farm animals, such as goats, geese, ducks, miniature horses, pigs, rabbits, and chickens. You can come down and have a farm animal experience! Enjoy the petting zoo-- it's baby goat season currently! Feed is provided in the enclosure. We also have free range bugs, sometimes wild mud puddles, and the occasionally loud but joyously organic farm children. But, they won't bother you if you don't bother them! ;) If you can coexist with nature, you will love it here. ACTIVITIES: Stargazing on a clear night comes highly recommended in these mountains. Our spot has almost no light pollution whatsoever, especially if you douse the solar lighting! Use the telescope Build a fire (please bring your own wood) and make smores with our complementary smores kit. Come on a weekend and enjoy the local Bluegrass Jam at the Morefields country store up the street-- an old, old tradition that will teleport you back to the days of old Appalachia. Hike the Laurel Creek Trail just 8 minutes drive away, or stick to a relaxed stroll through our farm hiking trails that meander through 10 acres of mostly untouched back pasture and forest. Check out lake Wataugua by rental pontoon, a 40 minute drive away, or rent ATVs at Doe Mountain 20 minutes away. There is so much to do around here!! MAY-JULY is firefly and baby goat season JULY - AUGUST is high summer for wildflower walks and nearby lake activities SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER the fall colors are astounding NOVEMBER - MARCH Is perfect for cool weather camping in our dome, which stays naturally warmer than a tent. IT DOES have a propane heater! APRIL is wet but full of blooms and new life ATTENTION: At this time, due to limited resources, we cannot offer certain amenities: firewood, flaslights, or ice/cooler. Peoplw kept stealing the flashlights, probably by mistake. BRING YOUR OWN FIREWOOD, and bring your own ice and cooler. Thank you for understanding .
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6 ratings · 5 reviews
Ren M.recommends
June 19, 2024
The North Star Dome
Awestruck by the Views!
I absolutely loved the experience! Beautiful décor, adorable animals, and breathtaking views (both day and night). The only con is that this spot might not be for you if you’re afraid of spiders. I counted at least 5 big ones inside the dome, and I got a little bit on edge. They never bothered us though! 100% worth it and would recommend.
Rebecca G.recommends
May 28, 2024
The North Star Dome
The dome was a lovely place to stay while adventuring in the Virginia Highlands! Quick and easy access to Damascus. Eva welcomed us warmly to their property and made sure we had everything we needed to get settled. Wonderful views surrounded by forest and loads of fireflies. A great outdoor escape while traveling in the area!
Chelsea V.recommends
May 23, 2024
The North Star Dome
So special!
Private, peaceful, beautiful! It’s is quite hot at camp in the day - bring a pop up tent for shade! Evenings are glorious - stars are beautiful. This was a special experience for our daughters 7th birthday.
David M.recommends
February 11, 2024
The North Star Dome
Awesome Glamping Dome!!
Wow! What a beautiful site! The dome looks exactly like the pictures. We had rainy weather (which is still amazing), but the views on a clear day from inside the dome would be just spectacular. If you're looking for a completely unique and off-grid experience, this is it! Zach and Eva were super nice and my daughter loved seeing the dogs, chickens, geese, rabbits, etc.
Emory J.recommends
October 21, 2023
The North Star Dome
A perfect Fall camp experience!
Such an amazing time here! The hosts are so kind, the dome and views were incredible, and seeing the livestock made my day! I would definitely return🧚🏻‍♀️🏕️⛰️🍂
Johnson, Tennessee, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), Moneton, and S’atsoyaha (Yuchi) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

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