Private mountain meadows, 4 mountainside grass flats on 70 acres, at the crest of the South Mountains. Camp on one of the meadows below Bolin Knob, this entire listing is one booking, you’ll have the mountain to yourself. Views to the west of Mount Mitchell and the Black Mtn Range; views to the north of Table Rock and Grandfather Mountain and to the east direct views of Silv
Private mountain meadows, 4 mountainside grass flats on 70 acres, at the crest of the South Mountains. Camp on one of the meadows below Bolin Knob, this entire listing is one booking, you’ll have the mountain to yourself. Views to the west of Mount Mitchell and the Black Mtn Range; views to the north of Table Rock and Grandfather Mountain and to the east direct views of Silver Creek Knob. Stargaze the Milky Way at night with very little light pollution, relax by the fire, or explore the property and Bolin Knob. Hike adjacent to the property on 1,000s of acres of public land on South Mtn Game Lands. Nearby recreation: South Mtn State Park and Lake James State Park; fish/float the Catawba River in Morganton or Marion; bike the Thermal Belt Rail Trail in Rutherfordton.
Campsites we offer, pick one when you arrive:
Spring Flat: the lowest elevation and easiest to access has clear views to the east of the South Mtns. Listen to adjacent spring bubbling out of the mountain and wake up with a sunrise over Silver Creek Knob. This site is easy to access and best for low clearance vehicles.
Old Homeplace: tucked into the mountain, this large, flat site has a firepit and several trees for hammocks. Clear views to the north and east. This is the best site for ground tents.
Windy Ridge: the highest elevation site with sunrise and sunset views. The wind blows up here a lot! See the sun fall across the Catawba River valley and watch the shooting stars at night. AWD/4WD or hike to access this site.
Secluded Flat: perched above the spring and below Bolin Knob, this site is often the coolest spot on the property and the wind never blows here. Views to the north and east, this site is almost one acre of mowed grass. AWD/4WD is likely needed to access this site.
*We highly recommend AWD or 4WD vehicles, when you leave the state maintained road you'll be climbing 400 ft to the meadows. Most of the road is packed gravel but some of the campsites are accessed through bumpy fields. You're welcome to park on the gravel and hike a short distance to the campsites.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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My buddy and I drove down from PA to hike Mt Mitchell. It was an hour drive away from the campsite. We stayed 2 nights and really enjoyed our experience. You are away from any city noise. The campgrounds were maintained really nicely and directions were easy to follow. Would definitely reccomend!
Hands down our new favorite campsite! 70 acres of private property in the NC Blue Ridge Mountains with stunning views. Plenty of space to explore and for our dogs to run around! William was a great host and even drove up to the campsite to deliver us some firewood. We highly recommend Blue Ridge Stargazing and will definitely be back!
Beautiful location, responsive host
Beautiful, well kept property with incredible views! Super private, and tons of fireflies at night! 4WD/AWD definitely a must. William was pleasant, very helpful, and always quick to reply. We will be back!
The land is beautiful, with layered mountain views. The lots are well-maintained and cool, and it is very cool that you have the mountain to yourself. William was a great host and it was simple to get in & out. Looking forward to camping here again!