Hipcamp host Brian P.,
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 Heartstone tent site is a stunningly beautiful, romantic, and very, very private campsite. You won't want to leave, but if you do there are many recreational opportunities in the area such as hiking, biking, rafting, fishing, and more! Stays of a week or more get a big discount!    

Enjoy the fresh, cooler mountain air, and the beautiful, private setting! It is perfec

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 Heartstone tent site is a stunningly beautiful, romantic, and very, very private campsite. You won't want to leave, but if you do there are many recreational opportunities in the area such as hiking, biking, rafting, fishing, and more! Stays of a week or more get a big discount!    

Enjoy the fresh, cooler mountain air, and the beautiful, private setting! It is perfect for  two, but up to 3 additional  people are an option! Heartstone is located on a modestly pitched, terraced slope where a divided mountain stream, the tumbling Squally Creek rejoins itself! The sun light filters down through the forest canopy providing a warm, inviting glow!! There is a 9'-6" x 10' wooden platform, or a 13'x15' earthen pad for your tents(s), a picnic table w/charcoal grille, and comfort facility all within 30' of your private parking! There is also a nice fire pit area with benches overlooking the fire pit and creek ! Explore upstream on the 500' island trail, or go down stream 75' to a nice pool for dipping! 

Contact me for discounts when staying 4 nights or more!

The gravel road is uneven, and 5" of clearance is recommended.

 3 extra guests is an available option! 

There is parking for a second vehicle 50' away if needed! 

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 16 feet allowed
Back-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Brian a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Swimming

Small swimming hole 75' downstream of camp site!

Whitewater paddling

Not on site, but within traveling distance for a day adventure!

Fishing
Hiking
Off-roading (OHV)
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Heartstone at Mountain Creek Rest! in North Carolina.

Swimming hole

Modest pool 75' downstream of camp site

Forest
Mountainous
River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Jeremy

Truly magical!

Jeremy W.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2022

The campsite truly is magical! It had rained quite a bit the day of and before I arrived so the two creeks were more like raging rivers which made for quite the dramatic first impression. But don’t worry, there isn’t a risk of flooding as the site sits much higher and the multiple levels to the site provide a very unique perspective that I’ve never experienced in a campground. Absolutely no cell signal anywhere near the campsite or even a good 25+ minutes away from the site so make sure you’ve downloaded an offline map via google maps to get to the church.

Due to my own error, I failed to properly read the description that stated that a vehicle with a clearance of at least 5” was strongly recommended. Driving my little Mitsubishi Lancer down the road was simply too much for me to not worry about ripping something off of the bottom of my car so sadly, I had to pack up early rather than risk it.

That being said, there is absolutely nothing negative to say about this magical place and once I have a more appropriate vehicle, I will definitely be returning.

Hipcamper Delaney
Delaney M.
recommends this listing.
July 26th, 2022

Brian has created a magical little world.

Hipcamper C

Pure mountain goodness

C B.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2022

Pure mountain goodness! The setting of your tent overlooking a clear flowing mountain stream made for the perfect camp setting and also really nice sounds to fall asleep to at night. We enjoyed cooling off in the waist deep water and time around the fire pit with the seclusion of the trees surrounding us. The string lights are nice to use, just connect it to your USB charger, It would be nice to have a wooden rail to steady yourself down to to the fire pit area since the rock steps are wobbly and you end up accidentally stepping off to the side where there is a sign that says natural plantings do not step. I appreciate all the the nice plants and mushrooms around the campsite. Finding the camp site- Our GPS led us to the wrong end of the road in that is really only suitable for a big 4x4 truck, so please look on a map that your GPS is taking you to the right end of the road or you will be in for a big shock and get lost like we did. But it is was worth the confusion, because it is a really nice camp site! It would be nice if you could buy wood at the site, we left a day early because we ran out of wood to cook our food on and even though Brian mentioned you could buy wood down the road, we were afraid of going down a wrong road that would damage our vehicle because of all the backroads get confusing and you don’t have cell service. Don’t let this discourage you from this camp site though, because we really enjoyed our time here!

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Hipcamper Karena
Karena C.
recommends this listing.
July 18th, 2022

This is a beautiful campsite. It is well taken care of and Brian is terrific, he is very helpful.

Hipcamper Kat

Amazing place!!

Kat W.
recommends this listing.
June 23rd, 2022

Brian’s spot is sooo beautiful and so unique! The platform for the tent was great. The steps down to the fire pit and water are so carefully planned and executed. Every part of this place, down to the outhouse, was so clean and enjoyable. I especially appreciated the sounds of the creeks and getting to cool off. No neighboring campers made it a private little piece of Heaven. Thank you! I can’t wait to return

Hipcamper Jeremy
Jeremy B.
recommends this listing.
June 14th, 2022

We loved camping at Heartstone! Beautiful site, private and secluded and very well kept. Loved the flowing streams so close by. Thanks Brian!

Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on June 15th, 2022

Thank you Jeremy! I am pleased you were able to visit! You are welcome anytime

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Hipcamper Jennifer

Beautiful campsite!

Jennifer W.
recommends this listing.
June 12th, 2022

Brian's campsite is amazing! It definitely deserves to be listed as one of the best campsite on hipcamp. For being so secluded and off the beaten path he has managed to give some great amenities. The tent pad, picnic table, grill and very clean outhouse are wonderful. The campsite is shaded so even in the summer it stays nice and cool. Plus you have the cold mountain creek right at the site. The dogs love being able to run off leash. Brian is a great host. Would definitely stay again.

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Hipcamper Brian
Response from Brian, the Host, on June 15th, 2022

Thank you Jennifer! Please come again soon! Brian

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Hipcamper Virginia

May the forest be with you!

Virginia P.
recommends this listing.
June 8th, 2022

If you’re looking for a gorgeous, creekside Hipcamp, and you’re willing to go off the beaten path, Heartstone at Mountain Creek may be the perfect place for you.

During our short stay at Heartstone, My husband and I camped in the quiet seclusion offered at this site. There were a few great spots to pitch a tent, but we chose to set up camp on the wooden platform conveniently constructed near the picnic table, fire-ring, and parking spot.

The entire property was immaculately well-maintained; clearly, someone put a lot of thought and energy into designing and landscaping this Hipcamp which so seamlessly merges with the
natural surrounding forest landscape. It’s a primitive site, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it! There is a walking path, footbridge, outhouse, and numerous benches and places to sit and relax
throughout the property. The creek twists and braids all around, and its peaceful murmur may be the only sound you hear during your stay. In fact, aside from a single, passing off-road vehicle, not another soul was seen during our brief sojourn at Heartstone.

Should your aim be to take a siesta from the outside world, look no further. You will not be disappointed.

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Hipcamper Augusto

Breath taking campsite

Augusto G.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2022

Our stay was more than expected. Although it was a little tricky getting there, the trip was well worth it. Brian was a very courteous host and communicated with us frequently prior to our visit. The pictures DO NOT do Heartstone credit. The campsite is straight out of a fairy tale and more beautiful than imagined. During our whole visit we did not encounter not one human being the whole visit. So if privacy is what your looking for…Heartstone will definitely deliver. The sounds emitted from the creek were so load that we slept like babies and fire flies covered the top of our tent every night making it even more special. Definitely will be coming back!

Awards

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