Hipcamp host Elizabeth R.,
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Sleep suspended over this wooded mountainside, in a Tentsile, three person, tree tent. (13'x 13' x 13', 700 lbs weight limit) The tree tent accommodates three people, however three large men said it was a bit tight. This primitive campsite, and suspended tree tent, provides a unique experience for campers, new and seasoned. The trillium (hammock below the tree tent) also pro

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Sleep suspended over this wooded mountainside, in a Tentsile, three person, tree tent. (13'x 13' x 13', 700 lbs weight limit) The tree tent accommodates three people, however three large men said it was a bit tight. This primitive campsite, and suspended tree tent, provides a unique experience for campers, new and seasoned. The trillium (hammock below the tree tent) also provides addition sleeping spots. This is a great way to vacation with family, friends, or solo.

Located in Moravian Fall, NC, about 15 minutes from Hwy 421, this shelter is complete with a rain fly and mosquito netting.  The campsite is situated on a steep hillside, overseeing a horse pasture. The tent is designed to protect you in all weather conditions, rain or shine.

Once you arrive, you will have a short,  2 minute trek through the woods to this location. You will be surrounded by trees and embraced by the landscape.   The treetent is built to house three people. Below the tent is the Trillium, a hammock that provides three more sleeping spaces. 

Lay on the hammocks and listen to the horses grazing peacefully below the camp. The creek babbles near by. In the evening, the tree frogs sing their nighttime song. When the fireflies come out, they twinkle like nature's Christmas lights. 

A short walk away,  is the community area, which includes the creek, the well, potable water, and the outdoor dish washing space.

There is a fire pit, with a grill as well as a rocket stove.  We do not provide firewood. However, you are free to gather dead fall wood to add to your fire.  The canopy of trees keeps even the dry wood difficult to light. Please bring fire starters, charcoal briquettes, etc. for helping you get a fire going. 

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 and vineyards 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 (September 16-19, 2021), a world class Bluegrass festival, is located right in our town. 

Be sure to look at the activities section below for additional information.

ARRIVAL TIME - Because of the steep hillside, dense underbrush, and the dense darkness of the woods at night, is difficult to get into the site after dark. Please come before the sun sets. Please bring flashlights!!

TRASH REMOVAL: Please take your trash with you. 

CAMPING IN THE TENTSILE IN COOLER WEATHER: As the cool air comes through the bottom of the tree tent, it is recommended that you bring one or two blankets to put under your sleeping bag. A double layer is recommended to keep out the cold. (blanket plus sleeping bag)

FYI, if you want more than 3 campers,  there is room on the trillium, the hammock below the treetent for 3 additional campers. There is also a shelter with mosquito netting where a tent could be staked. Please see photos. Please feel free to reach out to me if you want to increase the number of people staying in your group.

DISCLAIMER: WHILE WE HAVE MADE EVERY EFFORT TO MAKE EVERYTHING AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE, YOU ARE CAMPING HERE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE PROPERTY IS STEEP, WITH NARROW, AND SOMETIMES WET PATHS.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 3 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Elizabeth a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Farm Time with the Livestock

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Kerr Scott Dam is 15 minutes away and has great biking paths. One of our guests went there and said it was fantastic! There are...Read more

Boating

Kerr Scott Dam, 15 minutes away, allows boating. A recent guest rented a pontoon boat for four hours and had a picnic. You coul...Read more

Fishing

Kerr Scott Reservoir has fishing, only 15 minutes away. https://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lakes-and-Dams/W-Ker...Read more

Hiking

There are many wonderful places in the area to go hiking. Stone Mountain, Rocky Face Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway has multi...Read more

Horseback riding

Love Valley is a cowboy town30 minutes here. It has quite a history! Only horses are allowed in this town so it is a fun day tr...Read more

Paddling

You can rent kayaks and go tubing on the Yadkin River. Call Cooks Sports to reserve your kayak. (336) 667-4121. Or call Kayak a...Read more

Climbing

Check out Rocky Face Park in Hiddenite. There is climbing available there. https://rockyfacepark.com/

Swimming

15 minutes from the camp is: Sun Crest Water Park 6806 All Healing Springs Rd Taylorsville, NC 28681 http://suncrestwaterpark....Read more

Whitewater paddling

Information on local white water rafting can be found here: http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/12438.html

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Suspended Sanctuary Tentsile Tree Tent in North Carolina.

Forest

The entire area is wooded.

Lake

The lake is owned by a church. At this time, we do not have permission to use the dock and the lake. However, you can walk and ...Read more

Mountainous

Nearby, there are many short drives that will take you places with awesome views. Please ask for suggestions.

River, stream, or creek

You have access to the creek for playing, splashing, resting. However, you will be sharing this spot with another small campsite.

Waterfall

About a five minute drive away, you can see Moravian Falls... the waterfall. You need to pay to go into the area, but it is eas...Read more

Wetlands

There is a small wetland where a spring run off meets the brook. There are many crawfish holes scattered around the property. C...Read more

Farm

Come up to the farm and pet the donkeys, goats, and horses.

Driveway

PLEASE READ: Our driveway services three homes on 20 plus acres of property. Our guest parking is on a narrow pull over on the ...Read more

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Hipcamper Ben
Ben E.
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June 20th, 2019

We loved staying in the tentsile, it is definitely a unique experience. The campsite is very private and cozy and the property was fun to explore. We will definitely be back!

The parking area along the drivewayThe fire pit was a great place to relax
Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on June 20th, 2019

We are thrilled that you enjoyed our little sanctuary in the woods and are looking forward to your return.

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Hipcamper Teresa

Fantastic

Teresa R.
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July 21st, 2019

A great experience

Hipcamper Diana
Diana G.
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July 29th, 2019

a great place to spend time with friends and family just a great experience over all we celebrated our dad's birthday here and it was great..!!

Hipcamper Corrie
Corrie C.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2019

This was somewhat of a spontaneous trip. I wanted to go camping but I don’t have a lot of gear. This was an absolute perfect find!! I came here with my nephew and we both had so much fun in the tentsile. We played in the little stream multiple times. The camp stove and Dutch oven were convenient. We rented kayaks just 5min down the road and went out on the reservoir. This is such a wonderful little spot, so peaceful. Mark greeted us upon arrival and gave us a tour of the property and made sure we had everything we needed. Elizabeth checked in on us a couple of times, gave us some popcorn for the fire and even some fresh eggs from her farm. It’s obvious how much she adores this space she’s created and has even more plans for improvement. We will definitely go back!!!

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on August 21st, 2019

Thank you so much, Corrie, for your terrific review. We are happy that you enjoyed your getaway to the Tentsile. I've already started clearing a spot, on the ground, for a second tent. Thanks for your suggestions. Hope to see you again.

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Hipcamper Iris

Lovely, special stay!

Iris N.
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September 3rd, 2019

We LOVED staying at Elizabeth's place! The tree tent is really special and surprisingly comfortable to sleep in. We loved making a campfire and reading our books in the comfortable chairs. Elizabeth gave us popcorn and home baked gluten free muffins! She made sure we had everything we need. She lives just up the road and we highly enjoyed cuddling with her farm animals!

Some tips for future campers:
- We tried sleeping without the rain cover, but woke up because dew was dripping from the trees. So we recommend sleeping with the rain cover.
- We fit comfortably with 2 people in the tree tent, but 3 grown-ups will probably be too crowded. 2 grown-ups with a kid would work! Elizabeth also made a new spot for an extra tent next to the tree tent.

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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on September 3rd, 2019

Love this! and also really appreciate your input to assist other travelers. Hope we see you again.

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Hipcamper Vanessa

What a gem!

Vanessa W.
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September 15th, 2019

Elizabeth is amazing. The location is convenient to N Wilkesboro if you need groceries or good coffee. The location was perfect- Elizabeth and her husband literally have thought of everything! The walk down wasn’t bad and very short - just enough steepness to make your legs burn! The area overlooks a horse pasture where a couple of horses came to graze. The outhouse is so great that if I ever lived outside, I’d design it just like this one! The tree hammock was neat. It rained pretty heavy but with the rain fly we stayed perfectly dry. Elizabeth has it all set up for guests with a fire pit, chairs, hammocks, pots and pans, a percolator - you seriously just need to bring charcoal, and something to eat with (or use your fingers!) We came up for just one night and only brought the bare minimum and it was perfect. Elizabeth even made fresh, gluten free muffins for us! She’s a gem and so is this spot!

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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on September 29th, 2019

Thank you for your great review! You really covered everything and it is highly appreciated, as well as super helpful for other potential guests. And, thank you the neat photos.

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Hipcamper Michelle

Best semi-primitive getaway, ever!

Michelle V.
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October 28th, 2019

Elizabeth and Mark are the most generous hosts a camper could hope for! Their creativity and love of nature are evident the moment you step into their private paradise! They are visionists who treasure the care and upkeep of creation. Though these sites are "primitive", the only primitive event we had was toting our potable water, which we brought, but we were able to fill our camp showers from their spring-fed creek, which was lovely and beautiful. This was a peaceful and beautiful location. There is plenty to explore, just a drive away if you care to, but if you are looking just to unplug and rest, Elizabeth has taken care of everything and you can lay back in the site's hammock and enjoy the serenity of your environment. We will definitely be back!

Starting the "home" fires! Cooking on both fire pit and the awesome rocket stove! Just about the sweetest dog in the world - Jake - a neighbor's dog - he posted himself as our guardian dog and we loved his company!Coffee on the rocket stove, bacon on the fire...perfect start to a perfect morning.Invitation to relax!
Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on October 28th, 2019

Love, love, love your kind review of the campsite and of us. Thank you so much! and thanks for all of the great photos, too. I see Jake found his way into several photos. He is so photogenic. Thanks again.

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Hipcamper kiki

Hang on and hang out!

Kiki E.
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May 25th, 2020

Me and my boyfriend stayed at this camp over the past weekend. I am not an outdoorsy person by any means, but our host Elizabeth made sure everything was a great experience. She is a very nice and hospitable host. The site was clean, she made sure we had dishes, a fire pit, and even offered us to sleep in her cabin if it rained too hard. Her land is kept up VERY well and very green. This space is perfect for a nice romantic getaway. If you have never stayed in a suspended tent and are adventurous, this is a great spot!

Hipcamper Chelsey
Chelsey B.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2020

My husband and I visited for our anniversary and we had a WONDERFUL time. Elizabeth was extremely friendly, and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. This was definitely a unique and fun experience and I would highly recommend!

Awards

Best of 2018 North Carolina
2nd place
Property
Babbling Brook Camp
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
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