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News @3400ft in Zone6b: 11.29.21 Leaves are all gone and winds are possible. However there are MANY beautiful calm days with temperatures reaching above freezing most everyday. 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 n

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News @3400ft in Zone6b: 11.29.21 Leaves are all gone and winds are possible. However there are MANY beautiful calm days with temperatures reaching above freezing most everyday. 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 spectrum of campsites from forest to wide open vistas. 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 the far reaching open main campsites.

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 tents

#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, 2021 will be our second 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), Chicken Eggs (always free ranging, non-gmo and soyfree fed) 

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

*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) and then we can escort you to your campsite. The pins do not mark the campsite.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
5 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 20.0 ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Doesn't accommodate slideouts
Have a question? Send jon a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • 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: 87%

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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

You will find humming birds during the summer, scottish highland cattle roaming the hills, guinea fowl searching for bugs, butt...Read more

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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

Our farm is a working farm and you are welcome to camp at the designated camping spots. We have a wide range of animals. A shor...Read more

Ranch

Our farm is a working farm and you are welcome to camp at the designated camping spots. We have a wide range of animals. A shor...Read more

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Hipcamper Robert
Robert B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 The Peak 3600 ft)
December 6th, 2021

Had a great time and the views were amazing! Can't wait to return!

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Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Maple Skyline 3580 ft)
November 27th, 2021

Camping grounds very amazing! Beautiful panoramic views. Jon was extremely helpful and gracious throughout my stay. Highly recommend!! The photos don't do the property justice.

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Hipcamper Corrin

On top of the world

Corrin K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 The Peak 3600 ft)
November 24th, 2021

Most beautiful place we have ever camped! I thought my vehicle had 4 wheel drive so we couldn’t make it to the very top site as planned, but thankfully Jon was accommodating and we were able to stay at a lower site. In the colder months obviously come prepared. With elevation I believe the temperature was around 15 degrees without the wind chill factor so we needed every bit of sub zero gear we had and hot hand warmers for every glove and sock! Couldn’t say enough about the beauty of this place. Fire bundle was huge, we ended up not being able to use it all. I’d anticipated leaving to hike but hiking around the property was even better. Every site it beautiful. When we went to leave my car battery was dead and Jon jump started us. He was very helpful throughout our stay. 10/10 recommend!

Hipcamper Peter

The best campsite ever. period.

Peter J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 Tipiddy Top 3450 ft)
November 22nd, 2021

We had an entire mountain with near 360 degree views to ourselves! Absolutely stunning location and a very professional yet personal touch by Jon from the moment we arrived. We will definitely return! 5 Stars. Hands down 5 stars!

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Hipcamper Jennifer

Great location, exceptional host

Jennifer C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 The Peak 3600 ft)
November 16th, 2021

We had a great time at this beautiful location. Jon was so friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. He even entertained my random text asking questions about flowers I encountered on my hike around his land. As I told Jon, the only problem is that we had internet connection!

Hipcamper Kevin

Great experience!

Kevin M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3 Tipiddy Top 3450 ft)
November 15th, 2021

This was our first HipCamp experience and it far exceeded our expectations! Jon was a great host and his farm/property is stunning. While only a few miles outside of the town of West Jefferson, you feel complete isolation. There are no frills or accoutrements other than a designated fire pit at each of the 5 camp sites, but that is not what should draw you to this location. The scenery and solitude are its calling cards. As other reviews have noted, an AWD or FWD vehicle are necessary to access the sites. We will definitely be back to experience Jon's farm in other seasons of the year.

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Hipcamper Dylan

Awesome views and people

Dylan S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1 Maple Skyline 3580 ft)
November 14th, 2021

Jon was a awesome host, hooked us up with plenty of firewood for our stay, guided us up to our spot the first time (the drive up is fun!!) Amazing place Jon has, breath taking 360 degree views, the land is kept up nice, plenty of space, peace, quiet, everything needed to make a camping trip what it should be. Thank you Jon, we will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Phillip

November cold camp

Phillip R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2 Sunrise Oak 3400 ft)
November 7th, 2021

We had a great time this weekend and enjoyed the views so much we got engaged during the sunset! Jon has been a great host on our three trips so far!

Hipcamper Wade
Wade G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5 The Peak 3600 ft)
November 7th, 2021

Jon’s property was absolutely breathtaking. If you’re wanting a primitive camp site with amazing views and atmosphere look no further. We will definitely be returning as soon as possible. The peak was hands down the best spot they have to offer. Jon also has some great add ons that you should definitely take advantage of. 10/10 would recommend

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