Hipcamp host Crystal E.,
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This is our family home, so we ask you be courteous and pick up after yourself! Beautiful, mountainous views, lots of greenery, ideal tourist destination, in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Steep gravel driveway, which is typical in the mountains. 4x4 or AWD preferred. 2WD will make it, just not recommended. You can always park at the bottom of the driveway, or in t

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This is our family home, so we ask you be courteous and pick up after yourself! Beautiful, mountainous views, lots of greenery, ideal tourist destination, in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. Steep gravel driveway, which is typical in the mountains. 4x4 or AWD preferred. 2WD will make it, just not recommended. You can always park at the bottom of the driveway, or in the center there are turn offs you can park at, and hike the 1/4 mile up to the campsite. We also have hike trails on our property you can take a stroll on. 100% primitive camping. Mostly secluded, neighbors are a distance away. Rental cabin below. Lots of hiking, bicycling, fishing close by! Blue Ridge Parkway, Nantahala Outdoor Center and the Tail of the Dragon all just minutes away! Bikers are definitely welcomed! We ride too!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Crystal a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out

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Hipcamper Wes
Wes S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 22nd, 2021

Really cool site. Very flat and open. Very friendly pups.

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on March 22nd, 2021

Thank you, so much, for chosing to stay with us!!! We hope to have you back soon!!

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Hipcamper Chalina
Chalina R.
recommends this listing.
February 25th, 2021

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING. Before arriving I had a few questions and the host responded back very quickly (less than half hour) . Arrived at the place or spot and it was peaceful, serene, beautiful, very breath taking. Our dogs stormy & diesel they had a blast running around sniffing new territory. We have a 5 yr old little boy that just seemed to adore camping. The nice thing is the host & their family lives on the land but they are out of sight unless its urgent. I had the pleasure of meeting the host and their beautiful family, their place gives you a piece of ease an makes you feel safe. Thank you and we look forward to coming again

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on March 8th, 2021

Thank y'all so much for staying with us! I'm glad y'all enjoyed your time here! Please think of us the next time you plan another trip out this way!

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Hipcamper Chalina

Serene

Chalina R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
February 26th, 2021

AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING. Before arriving I had a few questions and the host responded back very quickly (less than half hour) . Arrived at the place or spot and it was peaceful, serene, beautiful, very breath taking. Our dogs stormy & diesel they had a blast running around sniffing new territory. We have a 5 yr old little boy that just seemed to adore camping. The nice thing is the host & their family lives on the land but they are out of sight unless its urgent. I had the pleasure of meeting the host and their beautiful family, their place gives you a piece of ease an makes you feel safe. Thank you and we look forward to coming again.

Hipcamper Kevin

Great views

Kevin K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
March 29th, 2021

Great place, had a few different options of where to set up a nice secluded camp. Views were beautiful. I'll definitely come back!

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on March 31st, 2021

Thank you so much for staying with us! We hope y'all come back soon!

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Hipcamper J.P.

Close to the park and super easy

J.P. G.
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(Dispersed site)
March 30th, 2021

Enjoyed camping here. Great views and a nice family

Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on March 31st, 2021

I'm so glad y'all enjoyed your time here! Thank you for staying with us! We hope y'all remember us when you head back out this way!

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Hipcamper Donatas

Greay

Donatas Z.
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(Dispersed site)
April 20th, 2021

Very nice place. I was there on a motorcycle, so it was perfect. You need to have some skills to get up the hill on a bike. Other than that is perfect, dragon tail is 45 min away. Owner has few friendly dogs. So, i will be back to that spot.

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Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on April 25th, 2021

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope to see you back again soon!!!

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Hipcamper Sean
Sean W.
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April 21st, 2021

Hosts were awesome, lots of camping and hiking to do in the area. Cute little campfire pit. Crystal and her family obviously love having guests and helping them explore the area.

Free puppy kisses and pets from the dogs, who are super friendly and quite adorable. If you can pack a fold out table, it would be helpful to keep them away from the food, but they aren't food aggressive (just curious and kind of sneaky).

There are definitely a few spots for Hammocks, which is how we camped, but you need to be a bit creative with the hammock (you'll be on a decline). We did a tiny bit of brush clearing to have good hammock spots in front of the house, maybe 10 minutes.

Campsites surround the house, the one with the best view is basically in the front yard, maybe 30 meter? from the house. the one up in the woods is a bit of a hike but more private.

100% loved staying here. will be back

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Hipcamper Crystal
Response from Crystal, the Host, on April 25th, 2021

Thank you so much for staying with us!!! I hope y'all enjoyed your trip and will remember us in your future endeavors!!!

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Hipcamper Minette

Growing pains

Minette H.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 2nd, 2021

While Crystal and her husband were absolutely fantastic and available, we had a few hiccups with our trip that I think it would only be fair to be honest with other campers.

This is a really tough campsite if you don’t have experience with steep driveways and it’s very difficult to walk. That said, do everything you can to arrive during daylight.

There are a lot of dogs. If you’re camping with your pups, it can be frustrating for dogs (and confusing!) because it’s their home, but also your dog’s new home.

We also did not have a Mountain View as advertised. It might have been a simple miscommunication, but it was a bit strange realizing we were camping in their practice range and had other campers drive into our site at midnight.

I think it would be really helpful to have a separate price for the lesser/no view campsite for those who simply need to camp on a budget. And perhaps put up small signs that give directions to designated campsites. These are all growing things to learn and, again, they were incredibly kind and communicative.

I wouldn’t discourage other campers from staying here. Clearly, many had great experiences! But, just wanted to share a few things I wish I knew before we went. Hopefully some of these notes are helpful to everyone so other campers can have a great experience.

Hipcamper Kevin K.
recommends this listing.
March 29th, 2021
Hipcamper Stephanie H.
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(Dispersed site)
May 23rd, 2021
Hipcamper Caleb K.
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May 17th, 2021
Property
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State
North Carolina
Country
United States
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