Hipcamp host John E.,
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Camp on a hill overlooking a working farm. Hiking, creek walks and farm animal encounters on the farm. Local area provides opportunities for  many outdoor activities including hiking, biking (road, trail, or mountain), kayaking, tubing, rock climbing, and fishing. Two state parks are located within 10 miles and the Blue Ridge Parkway is just 30 miles away. More than a dozen

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Camp on a hill overlooking a working farm. Hiking, creek walks and farm animal encounters on the farm. Local area provides opportunities for  many outdoor activities including hiking, biking (road, trail, or mountain), kayaking, tubing, rock climbing, and fishing. Two state parks are located within 10 miles and the Blue Ridge Parkway is just 30 miles away. More than a dozen wineries within 30 minutes. Visit Mayberry while your here!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
2 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
2WD Accessible
RV Information
Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 30 feet allowed
Pull-through site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send John a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Papa's Farm Tent/Popup Site in North Carolina.

Forest
Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...
Farm

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Hipcamper Kathryn

Best camping experience!

Kathryn P.
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(Site 1)
November 6th, 2022

My husband and I absolutely loved staying at Papa’s Farm! John and his wife are hands down the best hosts we’ve ever stayed with.

John had an option to buy some firewood and fresh eggs from his farm when we booked the site and I’m so glad we did. The firewood was already at our site when we got there as well as not just the eggs, which were fantastic and delicious, but some lettuce and herbs fresh from his garden (such a treat!). The site was flat, had a fire pit, and was completely private. It is primitive so plan to bring TP, enough water, and possibly a way to shower (we brought our outdoor shower and just hung it from a tree branch). John also does tours of his farm where you can see his farm animals, which we’ll do the next time we book (it rained a bit when we were there the last night so we left early the next morning).

The location itself is easy to get to and legit 14 minutes from Pilot Mountain and not too far from Hanging Rock. The views from The site are incredible, you can see Pilot Mountain in the distance as well as Hanging Rock and it’s so beautiful at both sunrise and sunset. I can’t recommend this spot enough!

Hipcamper Justin

Rock climbing camping trip

Justin M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
November 1st, 2022

We were warmly received by John at his camping spot and really appreciated the amazing view and easy access to pilot mountain. John was super kind and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. My daughter really enjoyed seeing the little piglets too!

Hipcamper Isaac
Isaac W.
recommends this listing.
(xSite 2)
October 24th, 2022

Very clear view of pilot mountain. Nice level spot to set up camp.

Hipcamper Adam

Camping with a view and animals!

Adam S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 26th, 2022

What a Gem! Truly amazing experience at the farm and can not recommend it enough. Very simple and exactly what we were looking for. John was friendly and very welcoming. I only wish I had more time to listen to more of his stories. Truly an amazing little slice of heaven they have there.

Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on September 30th, 2022

You are always welcome at Papa's Farm! Thanks for leaving things so clean!!!

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Hipcamper Kurstin

Camping on the farm!!

Kurstin V.
recommends this listing.
(xSite 2)
September 25th, 2022

We had a really lovely night as a family on John's farm, it's was so nice, maintained and super peaceful and you could even see pilot mountain from his land, he was so kind and showed my kids around the farm, I would recommend this spot to anyone who just needs to get away and have some nice fresh mountain air !

Hipcamper Nichole
Nichole F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
July 1st, 2022

John’s camping spot was great! Private and well maintained. Very nice fire pit with firewood provided. John and his wife were very friendly, waiting to greet us upon arrival. John have us a tour of his farm and let the kids feed the animals. Great guy with a super nice set up for campers. We will definitely return!

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Hipcamper Alex
Alex K.
recommends this listing.
(xSite 2)
June 27th, 2022

Absolutely fantastic place to camp. One of the nicest people as well. From the camp you can see Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock is within driving range, so what isn’t to love. I cannot recommend this place enough

Papa's Farm Tent/Popup Site
Hipcamper John
Response from John, the Host, on July 1st, 2022

You and your group are welcome anytime!

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Hipcamper Chloe
Chloe C.
recommends this listing.
(xSite 2)
April 25th, 2022

Papa John's farm was such a wonderful place to camp for the weekend. He gave us a tour of the animals (so cute!) and was just so welcoming the entire time. The site itself was clean, cozy, and well stocked (firewood, firepit, garbage bin, etc). Our dog had a great time playing with his dogs as well. The stars at night were truly stunning!!

Hipcamper Katie
Katie B.
recommends this listing.
(xSite 2)
April 3rd, 2022

We had a great time staying at Papa's Farm! The hosts were very nice and we enjoyed making fresh eggs from the farm in the morning. We will stay here again next time we are visiting Pilot Mountain.

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Property
Papa's Farm
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$20/night
2 Sites