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News @3400ft in Zone6b: 04.29.22 - it’s getting warm ya’ll and the leaves are just coming in now! Don’t forget the fireflies are in full force late June and July!

Come for an adventure.

Welcome to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina!

Ashe County the coolest corner of NC.

We are offering a spot to pitch your tent on ridges with never e

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News @3400ft in Zone6b: 04.29.22 - it’s getting warm ya’ll and the leaves are just coming in now! Don’t forget the fireflies are in full force late June and July!

Come for an adventure.

Welcome to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina!

Ashe County the coolest corner of NC.

We are offering a spot to pitch your tent on ridges with never ending views at an altitude of 3,400 ft. 

Jefferson and Downtown West Jefferson are 10 minutes away, and Boone only 30 minutes south.

Shatley Springs Restaurant is 4 miles down the road, with a beautiful small town on West Jefferson to your disposal.

We offer a primitive site with the view as the main course. Each one has its unique charms and beauties. Please look at the photos and descriptions to help you select the site that suits your flavor of camping. Every site features a fire pit and beautiful mountain views. We are asking that you come prepared with a 4wdr or awdr vehicle to the mountains because the ride up is bumpy and can be difficult for low lying cars. Each site allows you to pull your vehicle to the site. The new river is visible from site 3 and 4.

Our Campsites are:

#1 Maple Skyline:

This is our second highest elevation campsite. Sunrise and sunset views. This site has a beautiful pair of sugar maple trees that you are able to seek a cool breeze in the hot summer afternoons and still open areas in an retired field for stargazing at night. Stone fire pit also for your outdoor cooking. This site is not near any of our farms animals, so good for your pups to roam and run without distractions if that is desired. Best for tent, rooftop, truck bed, small off road trailer. Can handle up to two small tents or one large tent

#4 Phoenix Vista:

This campsite sits at 3400 ft and have a wonderful in your face view of big phoenix mountain. This site will possibly have one or two of our farms animals exploring about, anything from a small group of our goats, to piglets, to a couple of our lovely majestic Scottish Highland cows. Everyone is calm and peaceful. Best for tent, rooftop, truck bed, small sized trailer, 4wdr sprinter. Can handle up to 5 tents and multiple small off road trailers or rooftops

#2 Sunrise Oak: 

Aptly named, you’ll catch the first morning rays at this site. Gorgeous view of the Blue Ridge to the south east. Site has a nice large flat area for multiple tents and vehicles. If you want a sun filled space this site gets lots of it. You will have access to a hike up an old farm road to the top of the mountain where the view changes and could catch the sunset a second time. This site is not near any of our farm's animals, so good for your pups to roam and run without distractions if that is desired. Site good for ground tents, small campers and rooftop tents

#3 Tippidy Top:

The top flat of a peak with long reaching views out to the north. You can catch the sunset over big phoenix mountain also from this site. We find this site to be great for any rooftop tents, vans or small campers. You have a fire pit inside an open forested area with an amazing panoview 5 feet from there. This site has similar views to our phoenix vista site and possibly will have one or two of our farms animals exploring about, anything from a small group of our goats, to piglets, to a couple of our lovely majestic Scottish Highland cows. Everyone is calm and peaceful.

Special Days on the farm and reasons for special rates: 

May 14-June 14th Fireflies should be out and about dancing in the evening sky

July 3-4th Our fourth of july show! We load up and fire off a good show, 2022 will be our third year

Check out this amazing blog post from one of our previous hipcampers! :) 

hayleysarahblog.com/2020/05/16/modern-camping/

We will make sure you have as much privacy as possible as we enjoy our privacy also. The homestead on the property is off the grid and aiming for sustainability so we are happy to share produced products. Here on the farm we produce Grassfed and NeverGrain Scottish Highland Premium Beef (Ground, Steaks, and Tips), 

If you are interested in meeting our majestic Scottish Highland calves and bovine please do ask, might be possible excursion.

*Please, it is required that you visit and climb the mountain using an all wheel drive or 4wheel drive vehicle since you will be climbing 300 ft to the top and our right of away up is a bit bumpy. If you visit us in a non 4wdr or awdr vehicle you could try the hike up and the walk back to your vehicle to your car is all downhill. If you want to check the weather use the zipcode 28617. We would be happy though if you ask what we think about the upcoming days and will fill you in with our local weather movements on the ground here and forecast (we know better than the weatherman generally!). When you put in your request, include the type of vehicle you will be driving up the mountain and also what type of sleeping arrangements you have, ie ground tents, rooftop or pull behind.

As a guest in our farm you MUST contact us the morning before your arrival with your intentions of arriving the day of our reservation and your estimated time of arrival. If you do not contact us ahead of time before 2pm we will not know if you will be coming or not and could complicate your arrival to camp. The pins locations on our listing's map are marking our meeting place to meet and greet at the front (stay in your vehicle if you’d like as i give you the breakdown of the climb) and then we can escort you to your campsite. The pins do not mark the campsite.

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
5 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
4WD Recommended
RV Information
Travel trailers, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 25 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
No Fifth wheels, 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
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send jon a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 9PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 91%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing

The new river is only a few miles away. You can actually see the new river in the far distance. Just a small glimpse

Wildlife watching

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at On top of the world in NW NC /Fog in North Carolina.

Forest

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Mountainous

Our farm is beautifully situated on Little Phoenix Mountain range. There are two peaks from 3600 ft to 3400 ft that you will fi...Read more

Farm

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Ranch

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Hipcamper Tommy
Tommy S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 Sunrise Oak 3400 ft)
May 15th, 2022

Beautiful views and Jon was a wonderful host. We plan to come back.

Hipcamper Carry

Huge off leash site on a mt top

Carry S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 The Peak 3600 ft)
May 2nd, 2022

WOW! So glad we found this place! We had the whole top part of the mountain to our selves and the sunrises were SPECTACULAR.

Pros: So. Much. Space. Our dogs loved being free with us. Don't forget to charge your phone so you can take pictures!

Things to remember: No toilet. No shade. No water. Come prepared with a shovel, a pergola and water. We burned our TP in the MASSIVE fire pit. The up and down the mountain is rough terrain. 4WD/AWD a MUST. This is NOT a regular road. There is also no table to set up your food items or tree stumps to sit on. We ate around the fire in our camp chairs and did food prep on the back of the SUV.

Did I mention no shade? This mountain was once a Christmas tree farm and they are working to restore the land. There are no trees to speak of at the campsite.

Lastly, Jon is an incredible host who thoroughly explained what to expect on our journey up the mountain and led us up himself. Read the fine print and don't miss out on this amazing site!

Hipcamper Steve
Steve G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4 Phoenix Vista 3410 ft)
May 1st, 2022

Absolutely incredible views! Most Perfect spot we could have asked for! Definitely will return, have already booked next trip.

Hipcamper Jeffery

Family trip. very cool experience!

Jeffery C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 Tipiddy Top 3450 ft)
April 24th, 2022

It is hard to put into words how awesome this place was. We stayed at the phoenix vista site at Jon’s recommendation and he was right. It was incredible. We had three hammocks and 2 tents on this site and still had plenty of space if we had needed it. The fire pit is really nice as well.

The views were incredible and our two small children (4&7 years old) loved the fact that there were horses wandering around camp letting them pet them. All of the animals were extremely friendly and well trained.

Invest in the firewood Jon offers. It’s more than enough, it burns really well, and he delivers it to the site and unloads it for you. It’s certainly worth it.

Jon is very nice, super enthusiastic, and communicated really well leading up to the trip answering all of our questions.

We will definitely be back.

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Hipcamper Christina
Christina L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 The Peak 3600 ft)
April 19th, 2022

What an amazing location...as much as I want to keep this site as a hidden gem, that wouldn't be fair to Jon. He was an excellent host and was thorough in his description if each campsite.

The location was remote and beautiful. Definitely need 4wd with a bit of experience to get to the campsites, which made it even better for the type of camping I am Interested in doing.

Definitely want to camp here again.
If you want to feel alone and in the middle of nature, this is the spot!

Hipcamper megan

Amazing camp under the stars

Megan M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Maple Skyline 3580 ft)
April 2nd, 2022

Jon (and pups Max and Indiana) are awesome hosts. Jon was on call in case we needed anything, like a nights worth of firewood at 10 pm (seriously get the firewood, he even included an overnight log!). This site was so incredible for a night under the stars. Panoramic views and beautiful, well-stewarded land at all sites. Make sure to ask Jon about about his grass-fed beef! We hope to return!

Hipcamper Katie

Wowzah!

Katie L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4 Phoenix Vista 3410 ft)
March 18th, 2022

The view is AWESOME. Made friends with some salamanders, goats, and the cows! Definitely want to come back again. Jon was super cool too :^)!

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Hipcamper Colin
Colin S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Maple Skyline 3580 ft)
March 13th, 2022

Jon's property was absolutely stunning and he couldn't have been any nicer or more helpful during our stay. We experienced electrical issues with our camper van after the first night and Jon came up to give us a jump in the snow and freezing temperatures the next morning. Unfortunately we had to cut our trip short due to the vehicle issues but we will definitely be coming back!

Hipcamper Dani

Beautiful and serene

Dani B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 The Peak 3600 ft)
February 13th, 2022

We had the best time at On Top of the World and Jon was an incredible host. The site was completely private and the view was spectacular! We will absolutely be returning!

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